PRICED TO SELL – NO CHAIN – SIGNIFICANT INTEREST ANTICPATED Set in the heart of Whitegate within a conservation area, enjoying magnificent grounds extending to 1.398 acres – substantial four bedroom, two bathroom Grade II Listed detached house with the benefit of attic rooms, cellar and double garage
VIEW THE PROPERTY INTRODUCTION VIDEO BY CLICKING THE VIRTUAL TOUR TAB OR USE URL https://youtu.be/xuDMO-vGFac Whitegate House is an iconic individual detached residence with Grade II Listing that enjoys a beautiful and prominent position with views over the village green, primary school and historic parish church. It is a remarkable property of immense history and character that has the distinct advantage of being located in a conservation area and enjoying gardens and grounds that extend in total to 1.398 acres. The property originally dates from the 1700's and is believed to have been part of the Delamere Estate.
It originally started life around 1700 as an ale house until its closure in 1870 and was then turned into a private residence. It is believed in its history that Lord Delamere and an Estate Manager lived in the residence.. It is a fine family home and it can be said with conviction that the buying opportunity today is a really special one.
As one would expect of a house of this nature it offers fantastic room proportions and a layout that is extremely adaptable to suit the needs of different families. The accommodation opens with a spectacular entrance hall that measures 17'1" x 16'0" and has a beautiful central staircase that rises to the first floor. From the entrance hall access can be gained to the cellar which comprises two very dry and useful rooms. In the ground floor level of the house there is a good sized ground floor cloakroom and three separate reception rooms. The living room is of a generous size extending to over 21ft in length and has a feature bay window that enjoys wonderful views over the garden. It also has a front aspect window that enjoys a view of the village green whilst the central fireplace has an open grate within it. There is also a useful study that could alternatively be used as a family room, whilst the dining room is an elegant living space which has a view to the front over the village green and a lovely aspect over a private area of garden to the side.
The breakfast kitchen was refitted in recent times with cream Shaker style wall and floor cupboards and has within it an original "Esse Minor" solid fuel cooker. As is typical of a house this age there is a good sized walk in pantry fitted off the kitchen, whilst the rear hall gives access to a useful utility room which has space for white goods.
At first floor level the landing leads to four bedrooms, an attic room, family bathroom, shower room and a staircase that leads to the second floor. The master bedroom is of a very good size and has a particularly attractive view to the parish church diagonally opposite. Within the bedroom there is a fireplace with cast iron surround and doors that lead to the landing and dressing room. The dressing room is well proportioned and leads to the en-suite bathroom. The three further bedrooms on this floor are all well proportioned doubles with each having a wash hand basin within them. There is also an attic room that is located next to bedroom four and accessed from the landing which could be used as an additional upstairs sitting room or study. A shower room serves the three double bedrooms.
The second floor has two large attic rooms that are presently used for storage but offer substantial scope for the conversion into bedrooms (subject to the necessary planning permissions being granted).
Externally the gardens and grounds to Whitegate House extend to 1.398 acre or thereabouts. As one would expect in such a large plot the gardens and grounds are an absolute paradise for those who love the outdoors with many different areas within them including a vegetable patch, large paved patio, extensive areas of lawn, numerous beds and borders, many mature trees, and a lovely daffodil lawn with views of the church and primary school. To enjoy such privacy within a central village location is indeed a rare offering and from some elevated parts of the garden fabulous far reaching views can be enjoyed. Within the rear garden is an outbuilding that has a recently installed Worcester oil boiler and also in the outside space there is a recently installed oil tank.
Directly opposite the property is the village green and the owners of Whitegate House enjoy a right of access over this area that leads to Whitegate House's own private parking area which incorporates a good sized double garage.
In the Author's opinion this is one of the best buying opportunities to come to the market for a considerable period of time. Whitegate is a first class residential location that captures all the best elements of semi-rural living and the house has been priced at a very realistic and competitive level to attract the interest of the market and to reflect that some purchasers may wish to update certain domestic fittings to suit their own individual requirements. An early viewing is thoroughly recommended on this special family home that combines village life with the far reaching views and privacy associated with a more rural property. Read more
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