Refurbished and beautifully presented detached period farmhouse
Five bedrooms, two bathrooms
Three reception rooms, plus breakfast kitchen
Private gated grounds bordering farmland
Village location adjacent to a range of quality pubs and eateries
Full property description
Church Farm is a large and particularly handsome detached period farmhouse, located in the charming village of Marton, midway between Congleton and Alderley Edge. The property sits in private gated grounds surrounded by open countryside, adjacent to the historical church of Marton, and a good selection of pubs and eateries including the highly regarded La Popete French restaurant.
On the ground floor level, the accommodation is positioned around an impressive central reception hallway, with attractive 'Minton' style tiled flooring throughout , a large open stone fireplace, and a stunning hand made oak turning flight staircase leading to the first floor. There are three principle reception rooms including a magnificent drawing room with solid wood flooring throughout and windows to three sides, including an attractive box bay window and French doors which lead out to the rear garden. There is a large central fireplace with a stone hearth and surround housing a cast iron wood burning stove and a wealth of exquisite detailed plaster work, including moulded ceiling roses, coving and dado rails, and beautiful cast iron reproduction radiators which are found throughout the house.
Across the hallway is a smaller family room with windows to the front and side and a false chimney housing an electric fire with an attractive stone effect fire place. To the rear of the family room is a lovely kitchen / breakfast room, with adjoining glazed rear entrance and utility, fitted with hand painted Shaker style cabinets and contrasting stone worktops, incorporating free standing appliances. The third reception room is currently used as a study, although would make for a generous dining room and benefits from sliding patio doors leading out to the rear garden. The ground floor accommodation is completed with a downstairs cloakroom located off the hall fitted with beautiful period style sanitary ware including a marble top freestanding vanity wash basin.
On the first floor level there are five bedrooms in all, including two good size double rooms, a large single and a fifth bedroom, which share the use of a lovely family bathroom finished in natural stone tiling , fitted with a quality suite comprising of a fully tiled shower enclosure, period style WC and vanity wash hand basin, and a panelled bath. The master bedroom is particularly large in size and benefits from built in wardrobes and a stylish en-suite bathroom, complete with a freestanding roll top claw and ball foot bath , wall hung wash basin, low level WC and a fully tiled shower enclosure.
Externally the gardens sit mostly to the side and rear of the house enclosed by a combination of tall brick walls and mature hedges. The garden is laid mostly to lawn. At the front of the house there are electrically operated security gates which open out into a wide gravel driveway providing parking for several cars.
The small, attractive Cheshire village of Marton is situated on the A34 road 3 miles (5 km) to the north of Congleton.
The Davenport Arms in the village dates back to the eighteenth century and was once part of the Capesthorne Estate. The building started its life as a farmhouse, the farmer starting to brew his own beer as a sideline until eventually it became the village pub.
Marton is home to the oldest oak in the county, which has been estimated by a number of experts to be at least 1,200 years old. The Marton Oak has been measured several times in the last 200 years, the trunk was found to be an incredible 58ft in circumference before it split. It now bears the appearance of being three separate trees, this suggestion can be ruled out because the tree has been found to have just one root system below ground. In autumn the acorns are collected and sold for 10 pence each to the benefit of the local church. The tree is situated at the end of a driveway in Marton, linking with Oak Lane.
The village's most outstanding feature is its fourteenth century timber-framed church, a Grade I listed building. The Church of St James and St Paul was founded in 1343 and attracts visitors and photographers from afar .For those who enjoy outdoor sport Marton Meadows golf course is open all year round and is currently working on refurbishing their club house and are encouraging villagers to use it for any social occasions. There is also Marton Heath trout farm for keen anglers and also photographers where great attention to conservation is evident with trees , hedges and wildflower planting supplementing the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. There are a number of lovely walks for ramblers and also the picturesque Redesmere Lake just a few minutes away. There is the highly reputable La Popote restaurant for fine dining or lunch or even a coffee in the beautiful garden or just for a coffee there is the old Barn Kitchen and coffee house which is great for more casual dining Read more
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