Offers In Region Of £299,950 Sold Subject to Contract

Akesmore Lane, Gillow Heath

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Key Features

  • WHITEHOUSE COTTAGE
  • THATCHED SEMI DET COTTAGE
  • DATING FROM 1600'S
  • RURAL LOCATION
  • ORCHARD/PADDOCK
  • LANDSCAPED GARDEN, D/GARAGE
  • OPTION TO RENT GRAZING/STABLE
  • GAS CENTRAL HEATING
  • CONVENIENT LOCATION
  • VIEWING IMPERITIVE
Looking for a place in The Country, Whitehouse Cottage is a well presented Thatched Cottage dating from to the 1600's with a wealth of charm & character throughout complete with large landscaped gardens, Orchard/Paddock with access to Biddulph Valley Way & a double garage. The property is located within the Green Belt countryside yet within easy access to Biddulph, the A527 & A500. Viewing of the location & interior is highly imperitve without delay. DESCRIPTION Looking for a place in The Country ? Whitehouse Cottage is a well presented Thatched Cottage dating from to the 1600's with a wealth of charm & character throughout complete with large landscaped gardens, Orchard/Paddock with access to Biddulph Valley Way & a double garage. The property is located within the Green Belt countryside yet within easy access to Biddulph, Congleton via the A527 & A500. Viewing of the location & interior is highly imperitve without delay.

The idyllic semi detached thatched cottage, set within picturesque surroundings along Holly Lane just off Akesmore Lane, Gillow Heath. The cruck framed sixteenth century cottage is a very unique property, being the oldest inhabited house in the Biddulph area and is certainly the only Thatched cottage locally documented within local history. This characterful home has acquired a Grade II listed status in 1987. With many charming features including exposed timber beams & wattle & daub suitable to the property's era. For modern day living there is gas central heating in addition to a traditional Aga which is a great feature of the dining kitchen. The family rooms including two spacious sized reception rooms with an inviting inglenook fireplace, to the first floor there are three double bedrooms & a superb sized bathroom with a separate bath & shower.

Externally there are extensive grounds with landscaped gardens to front and side double garage. In addition to a separate orchard garden/small pony paddock with a brick built store/potential stable. For those with a serious equestrian interests further grazing land & stables can be rented to you adjacent to Whitehouse Cottage. The property is also well placed for immediate access onto the Biddulph Valley Way. This pretty cottage truly is rare opportunity to acquire a rural cottage within this price range. Viewing by appointment.


DIRECTIONS Proceed along Akesmore Lane. Our For Sale Sign is found at the end of Holly Lane (an unadopted track) leading to the Whitehouse on the right. Would all visitors please drive to the Whitehouse and park on the drive.



HALLWAY A traditional timber front door, radiator, wall light.

KITCHEN 16' 10" x 9' 11" (5.13m x 3.02m) Comprising wall mounted cupboard & base units with work surface a single drainer stainless steel sink unit, Traditional Aga also providing hot water to the property in addition to the mains gas fired central heating boiler. Window to side aspect, tiled floor, recessed lighting to ceiling, electric cooker point. Defined dinning area.

SIDE PORCH/UTILITY 8' 5" x 13' 8" (2.57m x 4.17m) Fitted base units, plumbing for washing machine, space for dryer. Built in storage cupboards with shelving. Double doors onto the driveway, windows to front, side and rear.

LOUNGE 17' 9" x 18' 10" (5.41m x 5.74m) A traditional inglenook, fireplace commanding the attention of the room with concealed lighting, timber lintel & exposed brickwork with provisions for a potential open fire. Deep set dual aspect windows, two double radiators, wall light points.

LOUNGE TWO 16' 0" x 17' 5" (4.88m x 5.31m) A superb sized family room, lounge with feature stone fireplace, deep set dual aspect windows, two double radiators, wall lights. Potential bedroom four.

STUDY 10' 0" x 6' 3" (3.05m x 1.91m) Having windows to front & rear, wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler, side external door.

DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM Having low level W.C, corner set wash hand basin, obscured window to side.

LANDING 19' 2" x 5' 6" (5.84m x 1.68m) Exposed walls & daub to vaulted ceiling, exposed timber framework. Built in storage with lift up lid, also providing a seating area, window to front, wall light points.

MASTER BEDROOM 17' 8" x 11' 4" (5.38m x 3.45m) A superb sized master bedroom offering the possibility for an en-suite. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timber framework & exposed brickwork. Radiator, window to side aspect. Fitted pine wardrobe with matching drawers & dressing table.

BEDROOM TWO 12' 5" x 11' 3" (3.78m x 3.43m) Exposed ceiling with exposed timber framework & exposed brickwork, double radiator, window to side.

BEDROOM THREE 17' 1" x 8' 6" (5.21m x 2.59m) Exposed ceiling with exposed timber framework. Double radiator, window to front & side, laminate flooring.

BATHROOM 17' 0" x 8' 5" (5.18m x 2.57m) A family sized bathroom having the benefit of panelled Villeroy & Boch bath with separate corner set enclosed shower cubicle having an electric shower. Traditional style wash hand basin & W.C, part tiled walls, tiled floor. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timber framework & recessed lighting. Radaitor, window to side aspect, tiled floor. Heated towel radiator.

EXTERNALLY

DOUBLE GARAGE 16' 6" x 16' 3" (5.03m x 4.95m) Up and over door, power & light. Inspection pit.

ATTACHED OUT BUILDING

FRONT GARDEN A landscaped front garden with Beech hedgerow. Laid to lawn a cobbled pathway. The driveway provides parking widening to double width.

SIDE GARDEN A good sized landscaped garden area laid to lawn areas, pond. Trees and shrubs to side with mature flowering Cherry Trees. The garden is a very pleasant aspect of the property providing useful outside space and a delightful summer garden.

ORCHARD/SMALL PADDOCK With mature trees and set to grass useful outbuildings/potential stable. The paddock is adjacent to Biddulph Valley Way, National cycle network route 55 and the Bridle pathway.

OUT BUILDING 15' 8" x 11' 11" (4.78m x 3.63m) Stable style entrance doors, Belfast sink.

NOTE For those with equestrian requirements. We understand that grazing land & stables nearby may be available to rent. The purchaser of the White House Cottage will make available electricity and water supply to the adjacent neighbours stables at a agreed yearly rate.

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents Shaw's & Company Estate Agents Ltd Telephone 01782 787840.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
NOTE The Agent has not tested any equipment, fittings or services and cannot verify that they are in working order. All items normally designated as fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale unless otherwise stated. The Agent would also point out that the photographs are taken with a non standard lens. These particulars are set out as a guide and do not form part of a contract, neither has the agent checked the legal documents, purchasers/tenants should confirm the postcode for themselves. All room sizes are approximate at the time of inspection.

MORTGAGES
If you are seeking a mortgage for a property or require independent financial advice, we can provide a free quotation, please Telephone 01782 787840.

VALUATION
Do you have a property to sell? if so Shaw's & Company Estate Agents Ltd can offer a free valuation and offer No Sale No Fee terms (subject to agency agreement) and advise on the method of sale to suit your requirements. Your property will marketed using the latest methods and internet advertising on multiple internet web sites including Rightmove.co.uk and Zoopla.co.uk. We are open daily, please call us on 01782 787840 .

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
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