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Guide Price £1,250,000
- Recently developed barn conversion
- Superb open-plan family dining kitchen
- Sitting room through lounge and separate dining room
- Utility room and separate pantry
- 4 double bedrooms
- 3 bath/shower rooms & separate WC
- Underfloor heating to the tiled ground floor rooms
- Approximately 3 418 sq ft of habitable accommodation
- Agricultural land
- formal gardens and extensive parking
Swallows Barn is situated in an idyllic semi-rural setting, set back from the Nantwich Road, on the fringe of the village of Alpraham, equidistant from the popular villages of Tarporley and Bunbury. Alpraham itself has two well-supported local pubs whilst the nearby village of Tarporley offers an excellent range of general stores, boutique shops, popular restaurants, public houses as well as other facilities. Bunbury also provides an excellent array of local amenities including a superb village butcher and state-of-the-art medical centre. Both Chester and Nantwich provide a broader offering.
On the educational front, there are highly regarded primary schools in Bunbury and Tarporley, which are feeder schools for Tarporley High School, deemed "outstanding" by Ofsted. Local independent schools include King's and Queen's Schools in Chester, Abbey Gate College in Saighton and the Grange in Hartford.
On the recreational front there are some wonderful walks and cycle rides along the nearby Shropshire Union Canal and Sandstone Trails, two championship golf courses, motor racing at Oulton Park and polo at the Cheshire Polo Club. Alpraham is well-positioned for commuting to the commercial centres of the North West, with the M6 motorway network nearby. Both Crewe and Chester stations offer direct services to London, Euston within 1¾ and 2 hours respectively.
Swallows Barn is an exceptional barn conversion developed with a contemporary feel whilst remaining sympathetic to the building's inherent design. Formerly belonging to the neighbouring Grove Farmhouse, once forming part of the Leverhulme Estate.
The property was developed by the current owners, to a particularly high standard of specification including a premium German kitchen, high-quality sanitary ware, underfloor heating to the ground floor tiled rooms and CAT5 cabling to principal rooms and reception rooms and bedrooms.
In addition to the superb contemporary accommodation on offer, the property also enjoys large gardens and land over which it enjoys views to open countryside.
A contemporary front door with sidelights opens into a most spectacular central and galleried vaulted reception hall with large porcelain tiled flooring, warmed by underfloor heating. Beyond a grand central oak staircase is the morning room featuring a "Stovax" double-sided cassette woodburning stove, interconnected with the family room. The morning room has delightful east facing views through French doors, which open onto a natural stone paved terrace.
The hub of the house is a large open-plan family and dining kitchen with double aspects to the gardens and paddock beyond. The kitchen itself is fitted with a bespoke range of cabinets by Hacker, a high-quality German kitchen. The cabinets themselves are high gloss with quartz work surfaces including a central island with breakfast bar. Quality integral "Neff" appliances include an induction hob with extractor hood, electric oven, combination microwave with warming drawer and further integral appliances include a larder fridge, dishwasher and dual-temperature wine cooler. The kitchen has a family seating area with double sided "Stovax" woodburning cassette style fireplace, a breakfast area and bi-fold doors to a paved terrace. The kitchen benefits from a walk-in pantry and underfloor heating which runs throughout the ground floor accommodation. Adjoining the kitchen is a sizeable utility room fitted with a bespoke range of cabinets with single drainer sink unit, plumbing for laundry appliances and door to the rear of the property.
Opening off the morning room is a well-proportioned and sociable dining room with space for a large circular table but could also serve as a family or games room.
Occupying the south western wing of the house is a large reception room comprising a sitting room with adjoining lounge which could be adapted for a multitude of uses. This room has dual aspects providing plenty of natural daylight and features a contemporary and high-quality "Contura" freestanding woodburning stove on a granite hearth. Also to the ground floor is a cloakroom with contemporary white suite.
A light oak staircase rises to a galleried landing with vaulted ceiling providing an informal seating area with wonderful rural views. The master bedroom is particularly noteworthy being of excellent size with a semi-vaulted ceiling, a walk-in wardrobe and a luxurious en suite with a contemporary freestanding bath with side fill, a shower cubicle with mains pressure thermostatic shower, a vanity sink unit with illuminated mirror, chrome heated towel radiator and underfloor heating. There are three further generous double bedrooms, all having vaulted ceilings with exposed purlins. Bedroom two enjoys a luxurious en suite shower room with walk-in shower with mains pressure thermostatic drench head shower, a vanity sink unit with illuminated vanity mirror, low level WC, chrome heated towel radiator and porcelain floor tiles warmed by underfloor heating. The family bathroom is equally luxurious, featuring a walk-in shower with mains pressure thermostatic shower, vanity sink unit with illuminated vanity cabinet, panelled bath, low level WC, chrome heated towel radiator and ceramic tiled flooring warmed by underfloor heating.
The property is accessed along a shared driveway, of which the property has ownership, leading to a private gated entrance running onto a gravel driveway, flanked by grassed verges, to a hardstanding providing parking for numerous vehicles. The driveway also forks to the right giving access to the land to the rear, ideal for tractor or horse box access.
The formal gardens sit to the rear and side of the house, mainly laid to lawn enclosed by post and rail fencing. There is a paved terrace to the east and west of the house from where to enjoy the gardens and views. The land adjoins the perimeter of the formal gardens, currently laid to grass for silage cultivation.
The property offers scope for the construction of garaging/car ports in addition to stabling, subject to planning consent. The land is ideal for equestrian use as well as those simply requiring amenity land and privacy.
Last Modified 30/07/2021