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A handsome Georgian family home believed to date back to the late 18th Century. Wrinehill Villa presents an imposing village property of immense appeal and character, featuring original sash windows with shutters, original doors with architrave detail, magnificent decorative staircase, servants staircase, exposed wooden floors, beams, open fireplaces and a cellar. The accommodation is typical of the period, providing spacious and light rooms of equally generous proportions. Comprising Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Formal Dining Room, Breakfast Kitchen with separate utility and cellar. On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to four generous bedrooms, one en-suite and a family bathroom. Wrinehill Villa boasts attractive landscaped gardens and grounds extending to approximately 0.68 acres featuring manicured lawns, attractive shrub and flower borders, well-stocked wildlife pond, several seating areas taking full advantage of the Southerly facing position and a fabulous, productive vegetable garden.
The property has a sweeping driveway approach providing ample parking for numerous vehicles and leads to a substantial detached brick and tile out building with further detached stable with lighting and automatic water feeder. The principal outbuilding also having gas, water and electricity connected lends itself for a range of uses including Office, Games Room, Workshop or the possibility of a conversion into a living Annex or business use (subject to the necessary planning consent). There is also a double garage providing further parking and storage.
The property is situated on the Staffordshire/Cheshire border, being reasonably equal distance between the towns of Newcastle under Lyme, Crewe and Nantwich. Wrinehill Villa itself enjoys an elevated position within this pretty hamlet which is adjacent to the village of Betley. Providing a range of local amenities including a Primary School, Nursery, Church, Doctors Surgery, Village shop, Post Office and a number of Public Houses and Restaurants this includes the award winning Country Free House the Crown Inn favoured for their home cooked foods and selection of real ales being just a stones throw away.
Newcastle under Lyme is approximately 6 miles in distance with convenient access to the M6 motorway network and major road links. Stoke and Crewe Railway Stations are within an easy reach and provide regular services to Chester, Manchester, Birmingham and a direct railway service to London Euston. There is a good selection of both independent and state schools available in the area including Madeley High School , Newcastle under Lyme High School in Newcastle and Newcastle Academy. The highly regarded Keele University is approximately 4 miles distance from the property.
The accommodation in detail comprises;
Steps lead up to an imposing front entrance with original solid wood front door with decorative architrave and original Georgian fan window above, leading into the Reception Hall. The Reception Hall is an impressive space adorned with period features and dado rail. With a radiator and having a decorative panelled original staircase with baluster spindles and newel post finials leading to the first floor. There is a solid oak floor and decorative architrave and mouldings surrounding the original internal doors which lead to the formal reception rooms.
A solid wood latch door way access via the Reception Hall, provides entrance to the cellar with brick steps leading to the lower ground floor. The cellar provides an excellent additional space, ideal for storage with original wooden pegged shelves. There is lighting connected.
A handsome formal reception room with charming original shutters enclosing large sash windows boasting beautiful garden views. There is an original wooden floor and period stone fire surround with decorative wooden inlay and provision for an open fireplace. There is a ceiling rose with antique solid brass chandelier, ceiling coving and skirting. Having, TV & telephone point, radiator and sockets.
A light and bright reception room with large wooden framed double glazed window to the front elevation. There are two enclosed original beams and a central open fireplace with decorative timber surround and cast iron open grate. Having carpet, skirting, ceiling light, TV & telephone point, sockets and radiator.
An elegant dining room with beautiful sash windows enclosed by working shutters overlooking the gardens with views towards the wildlife pond. The room is spacious and bright with ample space for entertaining and boasts an open grate fireplace in original decorative wooden surround providing a lovely feature. Having carpet, skirting, ceiling rose with ceiling light, TV point, sockets and radiator.
The heart of the home! The Breakfast Kitchen is filled with character with quarry tiled floor and original ceiling beams with hooks and servants stair case leading to the first floor. The most fascinating feature is the exposed brick kiln uncovered by the current owners during restorations. The breakfast kitchen is well equipped with a good range of wooden wall and base units with work tops and tiled splashback. There is a gas four oven Aga with two hot plates with extractor fan and separate gas single oven. There is an integrated composite Franke sink with mixer tap. There is a radiator, a wooden framed double glazed window overlooks the rear garden and there is an original wooden latch door leading to the kitchen garden.
A most useful and practical space comprising gloss white wall and base units with work top and space for washing machine and further space for a dryer plus inset stainless steel sink with tap. Having tiled floor, tiled splashback, ceiling lights, telephone point, sockets and radiator. The utility features exposed ceiling beams with wooden framed double glazed window to rear elevation.
A most attractive galleried landing with original internal doors giving access to all first floor rooms. There is a wooden framed double glazed picture window overlooking the front elevation with seating area. Having, carpet, 2x loft access, skirting & dado rail, ceiling light, radiator and sockets.
A lovely master suite with original fireplace with decorative timber surround painted white with cast iron inlay and open grate providing a beautiful focal point. There is a wooden framed double glazed window to the front elevation and internal door through to the en-suite bathroom. Having skirting, carpet, ceiling light, TV & telephone point, sockets and radiator.
Comprising corner bath with electric shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level flush WC, half height tiled walls, vinyl floor, recessed ceiling spotlight and shaving point and extractor.
A well appointed guest bedroom taking full advantage of the wealth of natural daylight via the sash windows to the side elevation. Having, skirting, carpet, ceiling light, radiator, TV and telephone point and sockets.
An attractive and spacious guest bedroom featuring windows with picturesque views. Having central chimney breast with provision for an open fireplace, skirting, ceiling light, TV point, sockets, radiator and carpet.
A beautiful room of equally generous proportions lit by large wooden framed double glazed window with views over the rear garden and towards the wildlife pond. The original servants staircase leads to the Breakfast Kitchen and is lit by ceiling spotlights. Having carpet, skirting, TV & telephone point, sockets, ceiling light and radiator.
A bright and airy bathroom suite featuring white suite comprising panelled bath with wooden panelled splash back with power shower over and wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Having window to rear elevation, built in airing cupboard, period style radiator, ceiling light, vinyl floor and panelled internal latch door through to WC. Measuring 6' x 4'1" comprises of low level flush WC with window to rear elevation, continuation of the vinyl flooring, radiator and wall light.
In addition to the outbuildings detailed below, there is a most useful open fronted log store and outdoor toilet with wash hand basin and lighting connected, to the rear of the property.
A generous stable with pitched roof, having lighting and automatic water feeder connected. There is an area of concrete hardstanding to the front of the stable with outside lighting connected and a separate outside tap.
Adjoining the stable is a brick and tile outbuilding under pitched roof with door providing access and windows to three sides. Having concrete floor with gas fire and marble insert/surround and further gas heater. Electricity and water also connected. The outbuilding would make an excellent home office and has potential for business use or ancillary accommodation (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent) Also having the facilities of separate pedestrian access from the road.
A detached double garage accessed via two up and over doors with lighting and power connected.
Wrinehill Villa is beautifully appointed on an extensive lot extending to approximately 0.68 acres. A sweeping tarmacadam driveway flanked by attractive lawned gardens with pretty shrub, wild flowers and mature tree borders, leads to the rear of the property where there is ample parking for several vehicles and access to the detached double garage, outbuilding and stable. A separate gated entrance provides a further pedestrian access to the outbuilding and rear gardens. The magnificent landscaped gardens and grounds are mainly laid to lawn and feature an array of attractive established flower beds along with two handsome Beech trees providing a wealth of colour and interest throughout the seasons. Occupying a desirable semi-rural position, the garden is a haven for wildlife and features an attractive well-stocked wildlife pond. There are several seating areas within the grounds including an elevated terrace with reclaimed granite stonework which takes full advantage of the Southerly position, having pretty garden views over the pond and towards the countryside beyond. Immediately to the rear of the property is a kitchen garden with herbaceous borders, water feature and seating area with steps leading up under decorative pergola to the adjoining gardens. There is a further vegetable garden with a variety of soft fruits, vegetable, mature fruit trees and a green house.
Electric, Gas and water all connected, drainage via septic tank.
From gas fired boiler to radiators as listed.
We understand from the vendors that the property is freehold.
Council Tax Band 'G' £2663.28 2017/2018 payable to Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council
Please note that the room sizes are quoted in feet and inches and the metric equivalent in meters, measured on a wall to wall basis. The measurements are approximate.
Strictly by appointment through Follwells.