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7 Bed Detached House  Under-Offer  Tollet House Ivydene   Betley  Staffordshire  CW3   - £950,000

Under Offer
TENURE: Freehold
DESCRIPTION An exceptional, substantial and imposing Five Bedroom, Four Bathroom Detached Georgian Style Country House, incorporating a Two Bedroom Annexe Apartment, sitting resplendently on a quarter acre plot in an elevated position overlooking privately owned farmland. The inspirational bespoke client designed home enjoys a private position within the exclusive village of Betley.
Gloriously and luxuriously dressed with the epitome of high specification fixtures and fittings including 'Miele' kitchen appliances and Porcelonasa sanitaryware and fittings. The attention to detail throughout is overwhelming.
Approached via an electric gate with intercom, there is extensive parking with a driveway leading up to the detached double garage with Gym/Studio over.
The property boasts beautiful Georgian style uPVC double glazed eco self clean 'tilt and open' sash style windows and underfloor heating throughout the principle property, combined with gas fired central heating. Landscaping has been completed in accordance with barnes - walker landscape design.
For discerning purchasers wishing to commute to the south of England, the existing road and rail links are excellent and will be further enhanced by the forthcoming HS2 rail link.

IVYDENE SITE The Ivydene site and its existing house formerly belonged to the Betley Hall estate and were sold as lot numbers 46 and 29 in 1925 when the assets of the estate were dispersed at auction.

Access to the site is by private road off the A531, the main road between Newcastle-under-Lyme and Crewe/Nantwich. All of the site lies within the Conservation Area (designated 1972) and is bounded on its western side by the open water meadows of Betley Old Hall which lie within the greenbelt.

All the boundaries of the properties and their gardens are composed of new and existing hedges rather than walls. Where gates or railings are used in the exclusive development, they are taken from designs already in use locally.

The specification, is however both modern and comprehensive, from the high quality kitchens and bathrooms to the bespoke skirting boards, architraves and cornices. Electrical, electronic heating, plumbing and glazing features have also been specified with particular care. The specification of the property is exceptional. The house was constructed to the strict standards of the current Building Regulations, and complied with the NHBC warranty requirements.

The house also benefit from the incorporation of several 'up to the minute' ideas relating to energy saving and the environment & enjoys good levels of amenity, privacy and security, and has ample parking provision.

BETLEY VILLAGE Betley is a bustling village with thriving community spirit and active social events calendar.

The village provides a range of local amenities including a primary school, nursery, church, doctors surgery, village shop, Post Office, and The Swan Public House.

Betley - meaning the 'clearing in the woods' of Bette (a Saxon woman's name) - is an ancient settlement. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book. It is one of several villages - including Buddileigh, Audley, and Madeley - which seem to be named after women.
It had a major market, the charter for which was granted in the thirteenth century. At Betley Hall, a now-demolished country house, Charles Darwin conducted some of his zoological observations and Florence Nightingale visited.
At another country house in the village, Betley Court (which is still standing), lived the Romantic poet Eliza Tollet, which 'Tollet House' is named after.

The church, dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch, is a beautiful medieval building (reasonably well-restored by George Gilbert Scott), with oak beams and a cricket ground to the rear.

The neighbouring village of Wrinehill ‐ which seamlessly continues from the Betley boundary ‐ boasts the Brunning & Price owned The Hand & Trumpet Public House.

Betley, a small linear village set in open countryside on the main road between Newcastle-under-Lyme and Crewe/Nantwich, is regarded as one of the most attractive and interesting villages in the Cheshire Staffordshire borderlands. It is within this environment, and within the conservation area, the Cheshire Country Homes has set itself the task of creating new homes worthy of their setting.

The variety of Betley's buildings in size, age and style, is an indication of its long history and the social and economic structures of the last 500 years. Dotted about the village are half timbered buildings of the 16th century, brick built cottages and Georgian houses of the 18th and 19th centuries, distinctive farms and houses to the designs of the two great local estates, and an array of 20th century housing. Fortunately, the village is still graced by the survival of Betley Court, the former home of the Fletcher/Twemlow families, though Betley Hall, home of the Tollet/Egerton families, has gone. There is a working farm, at the heart of the village, where the Betley Show is staged every year.

Though ancient in origin, Betley has much to offer today. Within the parish of Betley, Balterley and Wrinehill, there is a church, primary school, pre-school playgroup, doctor's surgery, veterinary surgery, village hall, village shop and Post Office, reading room, several public houses, two hairdressers, a cricket, football, tennis and bowling clubs, livery stables and riding lessons.

There is a great variety of other active groups including the W.I., dramatic society, local history group, church choir, bell ringers, P.T.A. and Parish Council. A glance at the notice board at the Village Hall will indicate the range of many other activities not listed here. Less than three miles from the village centre lies the Wychwood Park Golf Club, and five miles to the South, Keele University Campus.

BETLEY LOCATION & LINKS Betley enjoys good location and good transport links at the local, regional and national levels. The village lies at the geographic centre of a triangle formed by Newcastle-under-Lyme, Crewe and Nantwich, which are all within a five to seven mile radius by road. The much larger commercial/cultural centre of the Potteries lies within twelve miles via the A500.

The M6 motorway runs to the East of the parish and the West coast main line railway to the West. M6 junction 16 is five miles to the North; junction 15 is approximately nine miles to the South.

Crewe Station, a national important route centre, is fifteen minutes away by car. There is a rail service from Crewe to Manchester, and both Manchester and Liverpool airports can be reached by car in approximately forty five minutes. East Midlands and Birmingham airports can be reached in just over an hour.

Buses run through the village on an hourly service via Crewe to Chester and Nantwich, and via Newcastle-under-Lyme to the Potteries towns.

NANTWICH Nantwich is a charming market town set beside the River Weaver with a rich history, a wide range of speciality shops & 4 supermarkets. Nantwich in Bloom in November 2015 was delighted to have once again scooped the prestigious Gold award from the Britain in Bloom competition. In Cheshire, Nantwich is second only to Chester in its wealth of historic buildings. The High Street has many of the town's finest buildings, including the Queen's Aide House and The Crown Hotel built in 1585. Four major motorways which cross Cheshire ensure fast access to the key commercial centres of Britain and are linked to Nantwich by the A500 Link Road. Manchester Airport, one of Europe's busiest and fastest developing, is within a 45 minute drive of Nantwich. Frequent trains from Crewe railway station link Cheshire to London-Euston in only 1hr 30mins. Manchester and Liverpool offer alternative big city entertainment. Internationally famous football teams, theatres and concert halls are just some of the many attractions.

AGENT'S NOTE:-

THE ACCOMMODATION: With approximate dimensions, comprises;

RECEPTION HALL 19' 8" max. x 16' 2" max. (5.99m x 4.93m) An impressive entrance space with pillar box red coloured wide Georgian style entrance door with 'chantilly pattern' obscured glass side windows. Recessed ceiling spot lights, smoke detector, 'Porcelanosa' tiled floor, ceiling cornice. Double doors to Living Room. Stairs rising to the first floor. Door and stairs leading to the two bedroom basement apartment annexe.

CLOAKS/WC Beautifully fitted with 'Porcelanosa' fitments throughout. Low level WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap upon vanity unit, recessed ceiling spot lights, extractor fan, wall mounted mirror, 'chantilly pattern' obscured glass window to rear, fully tiled walls and floor.

STUDY 12' 4" x 10' 8" (3.76m x 3.25m) Superbly appointed with wall mounted shelving and low cupboards, recessed ceiling spot lights, telephone point, window with beautiful views.

KITCHEN DINING FAMILY ROOMS 24' 2" x 14' 4" (7.37m x 4.37m) The magnificent 'wing' is superbly appointed and boasts extensive 'family friendly' space which is also perfect for entertaining.

Split level Dining Family Room, combining upper Dining Room and lower Family Room. The exceptional, elegant and beautifully light space enjoys exceptional views through the two tall windows to the side, whilst the upper level provides direct access to the garden through double opening French doors.

Dining Area (Upper Level)
Recessed ceiling spot lights, ceiling coving, contemporary inset wall mounted 'Baxi Fre'. Wall mounted zone lighting controls. 'Porcelanosa' tiled floor. Steps to the Family Area.

Family Area (Lower Level).
Recessed ceiling spot lights, two tall windows with outstanding views.


KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 20' 6" max. x 17' 10" (6.25m x 5.44m) Spacious and superbly well planned, the comprehensively well equipped fitted kitchen incorporates an attractive blend of grey and cream coloured wall, base and drawer soft close units to three elevations. Beautiful granite work surfaces, upstands and window sills compliment the space, including the large central island with under mounted sink unit and mixer tap. Additional features include under unit worktop lighting, corner cupboard carousal, glazed wall mounted cupboard with lighting.

APPLIANCES INCLUDE:
Two 'Miele' electric self clean oven/grill/microwave, 'Miele' steamer, 'Miele' warmer, 'Miele' four ring induction hob with attractive extractor over and shaped granite splashback, integrated 'Miele'/Nespresso coffee machine, 'Miele' dishwasher, space and plumbing for American style fridge freezer (note: the existing 'Whirlpool' fridge freezer may be available by separate negotiation), integrated chiller.

Recessed ceiling spot lights, smoke detector, TV and telephone points, 'Porcelanosa' tiled floor with under floor heating, four windows to sides, brushed chrome power points.

Open to the Dining Area and Family Room.

PANTRY 8' 8" x 6' 10" (2.64m x 2.08m) Various fitted cupboards, window to rear, roll top laminated work surface, recessed ceiling spot lights, continuation of 'Porcelanosa' tiled floor.



UTILITY 9' 2" x 6' 10" (2.79m x 2.08m) Equipped with a range of wall mounted and base cupboards, stainless steel sink unit inset in a roll top laminated work surface, recessed ceiling spot lights, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, continuation of 'Porcelanosa' tiled floor, tiled splashback, timer controls for central heating systems, extractor fan. Fitted cupboard housing electrical system, etc.

LIVING ROOM 19' 1" x 16' 2" (5.82m x 4.93m) An exceptionally light, well proportioned relaxing and entertaining room with recessed ceiling spot lights, ceiling cornice, French doors to the large balcony terrace, TV and telephone points, two windows to the side with an exceptional view, large bay window to the front with another superb view.

LARGE BALCONY 24' 8" x 14' 7" (7.52m x 4.44m) Accessed via French doors from the Living Room. The outstanding space is truly magnificent and the view over the adjoin fields is splendid. The balcony terrace is itself generously proportioned and offers both ample space to relax or indeed entertain. (Please note, the existing hot tub may be available by separate negotiation).

SITTING ROOM 15' 0" x 14' 0" (4.57m x 4.27m) A pleasant and elegant room with recessed ceiling spot lights, two large windows to front and side, TV and telephone points, 'Flavel' Be Modern gas fire.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING (GALLERIED) Recessed ceiling spot lights, loft access to loft space with lights (sky connections).

BALCONY 10' 8" x 8' 1" (3.25m x 2.46m) French doors lead to the delightful balcony which offers a breaktaking view, making it the ideal spot for breakfast or indeed an evening tipple.

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 19' 1" x 16' 2" (5.82m x 4.93m) Elegant, light and extremely spacious, with recessed ceiling spot lights, cornice, TV and telephone points, French doors to Juliet balcony, 2 tall windows to side with exceptional views and window to front, an attractive range of wardrobes, drawers, dressing table, bedside cabinets and laundry cupboard. Door to Ensuite.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 11' 4" x 9' 0" (3.45m x 2.74m) Stunning being fitted with excellent fixtures and fittings, 'multi-check power wet room', large walk in shower, (glass screen dual access) with central large shower head and 2 upright body jet fixtures, 'his & hers' tall wall mounted cupboards by Porcelanosa, with shelving, mirror fronts and shaver points. Wall mounted mirror with light, 'his & hers' undermounted sink unit, WC, Porcelanosa fully tiled walls and floor with inset low voltage floor lighting, window to side with 'chantilly' obscured glass, recessed ceiling spot lights and automatic extractor fan.

BEDROOM TWO 15' 0" x 14' 0" (4.57m x 4.27m) Superbly proportioned, with recessed ceiling spot lights, 2 large windows, fitted wardrobes, cupboards and bedside cabinets, TV and telephone points. Door to Ensuite.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Appointed with, walk in double size shower (fully tiled where visible), low level WC, wash hand basin upon vanity unit, wall mounted mirror fronted cupboard with light and shaver point, fully tiled walls and floor by Porcelanosa.

FAMILY BATHROOM 9' 2" x 6' 10" (2.79m x 2.08m) Beautifully appointed with meticulous attention to detail, including' oversize contemporary 'roll top' bath with upright chrome taps, low level WC, wash hand basin upon vanity unit, recessed ceiling spot lights, ladder radiator/towel rail, mirror fronted wall mounted cupboard with shelving and shaver point, fully tiled walls and floor by Porcelanosa, window to rear with 'chantilly' obscured glass.

REAR LANDING Recessed ceiling spot lights, 2 low windows to side and 1 window to the smaller of the 2 balconies, large built in airing cupboard with shelving and 'Worcester Bosch' gas central heating boiler and domestic water system.

BEDROOM THREE 19' 11" max. x 14' 3" (6.07m x 4.34m) Boasting an impressive dual aspect. Recessed ceiling spot lights, TV point, 3 windows to side and rear, range of wardrobes and drawers.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Corner shower cubicle with mains shower and separate hand held attachment, ladder radiator/towel rail, wash hand basin, low level WC, recessed ceiling spot lights and extractor fan, fully tiled walls and floor by Porcelanosa.

BEDROOM FOUR 14' 4" x 9' 7" (4.37m x 2.92m) Recessed ceiling spot lights, cornice, window offering a pleasant garden view, TV point, range of fitted wardrobes and drawers.

BEDROOM FIVE 10' 8" x 10' 8" (3.25m x 3.25m) Recessed ceiling spot lights, cornice, fitted wardrobes to one wall, window to side with superb open view.

SELF CONTAINED APARTMENT Accessed by internal stairs via door from Reception Hall, or via external double doors. The space is ideal for a partially dependant relative etc.

KITCHEN LIVING ROOM 18' 11" max. x 16' 2" (5.77m x 4.93m) An excellent space enjoying a view over the plots adjoining fields. The Kitchen itself is well equipped with a range of modern wall and base units with island unit and roll top laminate work surface with inset stainless steel sink unit. Integrated 'Ignis' 4 ring electric hob with extractor over and oven/grill, 'Hotpoint' washing machine/tumble dryer (combination), recessed ceiling spot lights, part tiled walls, brushed chrome power points, base level fridge, base cupboard housing 'Ariston' heater for hot water, open to the Living/Dining Area.

Recessed ceiling spot lights, attractive electric fire, electric heaters, TV, telephone and Sky points, 2 sets of uPVC double glazed French doors to side, providing independent access.



VESTIBULE Recessed ceiling spot lights, stairs and door to main house, wall mounted electrical consumer unit, door to Shower room/WC.

SHOWER ROOM / WC 7' 8" x 7' 6" (2.34m x 2.29m) Corner shower cubicle with 'Triton' electric shower, low level WC, wash hand basin upon vanity unit, electric towel rail/radiator, recessed ceiling spot lights and extractor fan.

INNER HALL (Providing access from the Kitchen Living Room to Bedrooms One and Two).

Automatic recessed ceiling spot lights, Porcelanosa tiled floor.

BEDROOM ONE 13' 4" x 9' 8" max. (4.06m x 2.95m) Recessed ceiling spot lights, electric heater, freestanding wardrobe, Porcelanosa tiled floor, uPVC double glazed French doors to side.

BEDROOM TWO 11' 2" max. x 9' 3" (3.4m x 2.82m) Recessed ceiling spot lights, electric heater, free standing wardrobe, Porcelanosa tiled floor, uPVC double glazed French doors to side.

NOTE: The annexe apartment is electric connected and is also rated within the overall council tax band for the property. There is also the option to remove the partition wall between bedrooms one and two, if a larger bedroom is required. All recessed ceiling spot lights within the annexe apartment are fitted with LED light fittings.

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 19' 3" x 17' 1`" (5.87m x 5.21m) Brick built construction with electric remote up and over door. Power, light and personal door to side. External sensor lighting (LED).

FIRST FLOOR GYM/STUDIO 19' 3" x 17' 1" max. (5.87m x 5.21m) Accessed via galvanised external stairs. Undereaves storage. Large angular uPVC double glazed window to front with a breathtaking and inspirational view, power and open to Kitchenette. Door to Shower Room /WC.

KITCHENETTE Equipped with base level units and roll top laminate work surface with inset stainless steel sink unit and extendable mixer tap, wood effect laminate floor, power points.

SHOWER ROOM / WC Corner shower cubicle with 'Triton' electric shower, low level WC, wash hand basin, ceiling light point, electric heater.

EXTERIOR The grounds extend to approx. 1/4 acre, making this a particularly manageable plot. The existing owners purposely created a lesser amount of maintenance without jeopardising the feeling of space and light which the property enjoys. All landscaping has been completed in accordance with the barnes - walker landscape design.

Noteworthy features include;
3 external taps
2 double external power points
2 infra red fixed heaters to balcony
Various sensor / courtesy external lighting, including both balconies
Mains back up smoke alarms
Underfloor heating throughout the main residence itself
Electrics are Clipsal.c.bus. home automation system
Rainwater is collected and dispersed via a soakaway system
Excellent internet access as well as 4G
All sash windows are eco self clean.

IMPLEMENT STORE Power, uPVC double glazed door.

EPC RATING: C

COUNCIL TAX BAND: G

SERVICES All mains services are either connected or available locally (subject to statutory undertakers costs & conditions).
NOTE: No tests have been made of electrical, water, drainage and heating systems and associated appliances, nor confirmation obtained from the statutory bodies of the presence of these services.

TENURE Presumed Freehold with vacant possession upon completion (Subject to Contract).

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the Agents Wright Marshall Nantwich Office. E-mail: nantwichsales1@wrightmarshall.co.uk. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9.00-5.30pm, Sat 9.00-3.30pm.

SALE PARTICULARS AND PLAN/S The sale particulars and plan/s have been prepared for the convenience of prospective purchasers and, whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, their accuracy is not guaranteed nor, in any circumstances, will they give grounds for an action in law.


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Property Features


Five Bedrooms

Four Bathrooms

Detached Georgian Style Country House

Two Bedroom Annexe Apartment

Quarter Acre Plot

EPC Rating: C













Property Features


Five Bedrooms

Four Bathrooms

Detached Georgian Style Country House

Two Bedroom Annexe Apartment

Quarter Acre Plot

EPC Rating: C






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