4 Bed Detached House  For Sale  Becketts Croft CW6 0QN  Kelsall  Cheshire  CW6   - £850,000

For Sale
TENURE: Freehold
Reference: Quote Houseladder - 224-3_100900032736


Becketts Croft is approached via a splayed entrance with privet hedge and wrought iron gates opening onto a tarmacadam drive flanked by mown grass verges and well stocked borders containing a variety of shrubs and specimen trees including rhododendron, hydrangea and flowering cherry. Dating from circa 1953 with later additions Becketts Croft is constructed of mellow facing brick under a tiled roof with distinctive front gable. The accommodation is arranged over two floors with the benefit of gas central heating and a combination of secondary and double glazing. 

FEATURES - Vestibule; Reception Hall; Cloakroom with W.C;Drawing Room; Study; Sun Lounge; Dining Room; Kitchen with
Pantry; Snug;
- Back Porch with Utility Room; Boiler Room; Separate W.C; Stores;
- Master Bedroom with En-suite Dressing Room & Bathroom; 3 further Twin/Double Bedrooms; Family Bathroom;
Shower Room;Separate W.C;
- Double Garage; Games Room; Storage Shed;
- Lawned Gardens; Sun Terrace; Kitchen Garden;Greenhouse; Potting Shed; Orchard
- In all just under 1 acre 

LOCATION Becketts Croft is situated on Brooms Lane which is a favoured residential area in Upper Kelsall within walking distance of the village. The property is set well back from the lane in a large mature garden occupying an elevated position with far reaching views across the Cheshire Plain towards Beeston & Peckforton Castles and beyond to The Wrekin & Welsh Hills. The village is fully serviced catering for everyday needs with both Methodist and Church of England churches, doctor's surgery,chemist, butchers, village store, veterinary practice, pubs and restaurants. The county town of Chester which is 9 miles distant
offers a more comprehensive range of services, supermarkets and out of town retail parks. Schooling in the area is well catered for with a primary school in the village and state secondary schools in Tarporley and Christleton. Private schools in the area include the King's & Queen's schools in Chester, Abbeygate College at Saighton and The Grange at Hartford. On the recreational front there are numerous clubs nearby
offering football, rugby, cricket, hockey as well as a thriving tennis and bowls club in the village. There is sailing on the River Dee at Chester and nearby at Manley Mere, golf courses at Oscroft, Delamere and Sandiway and extensive walking on the Sandstone Trail. 

GROUND FLOOR An enclosed vestibule with quarry tiled floor and solid oak door opens into the reception hall which has a woodblock floor, understairs storage and cloakroom off with W.C and hand basin. The principal rooms are arranged either side of the reception hall enjoying a southerly aspect overlooking the gardens. The drawing room is a well-proportioned room with woodblock flooring, moulded ceiling cornice, downlighters and open fireplace incorporating a granite inlay and hearth beneath a carved wood mantelpiece. Off the drawing room is a sun room and separate study. The sun room enjoys a dual aspect south and west overlooking the garden with quarry tiled floor and 2 sets of French doors leading out onto an extensive terrace.The study has a woodblock floor and French door to the terrace.

On the opposite side of the reception hall is the dining room which has a moulded ceiling cornice, woodblock floor, display shelving, serving hatch to kitchen and bay window overlooking the kitchen garden. Behind the dining room and accessed from the reception hall is a fitted kitchen with wall and base units under work surfaces incorporating a 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with single drainer, plumbing for dishwasher, downlighters, 2 oven gas fired Aga and walk in pantry with built in shelving.Off the kitchen is a snug containing built in shelving and cupboards.

Beyond the kitchen is a large back porch with a series of doors connecting to the front and back gardens and integral double garage. The back porch has a tiled floor and gives access to a series of domestic rooms and stores to include the boiler room housing an Ideal Mexico gas fired central heating boiler, separate coal house and store, w.c and utility room having built in base units with stainless steel sink unit, double drainer, shelving, plumbing for washing machine and tiled floor. 

FIRST FLOOR From the reception hall a turned staircase leads to the first floor landing of which is a separate w.c. and airing cupboard with built in shelving and hot water cylinder. The master bedroom enjoys a dual aspect with commanding views across the Cheshire Plain taking in Beeston and Peckforton Castles extending south to The Wrekin and Welsh Hills in the west.

The master bedroom contains 2 deep wardrobes with shelving and hanging space, together with extensive eaves storage cupboard. Off the master bedroom is an en-suite dressing room with fitted wardrobes incorporating shelving and hanging space and an en-suite bathroom having a panelled bath with shower
attachment, low flush w.c, pedestal hand basin and tiled walls.On the main landing is a family shower room having fully tiled shower with Mira fittings and corner hand basin with cupboards below. Bedroom 3 is a twin room with southerly aspect and commanding views. Within the bedroom is a built in hand basin with cupboards below, striplight and shaver point. Off bedroom 3 is a store room with Velux window which could be adapted to create an en-suite shower room. At the far end of the landing is a built in wardrobe. On each side is a further bedroom, served by a family bathroom which has a panelled bath with shower attachment, low flush w.c, pedestal hand basin with strip light and shaver point. Bedroom 4 has a southerly
aspect with views across the Cheshire Plain and Bedroom 2 is a guest room containing fitted wardrobes with cupboards above, pedestal hand basin, strip light and shaver point. Subject to the availability of planning permission there is scope to extend over the garage to create an en-suite bathroom and dressing room to
Bedroom 2 together with an additional bedroom. 

GARDENS AND GROUNDS The driveway ascends to a turning area against the south front of Becketts Croft with extensive parking to the side in front of an attached double garage constructed of brick under a tiled roof with twin up and over doors, concrete floor, power supply and storage area above accessed via external steps to the rear.To the front of the house with southerly aspect is a stone terrace which returns beneath the west elevation against the terrace is a rockery garden with sandstone retaining wall and steps leading down to a tiered lawned garden with central stone steps. The lawned garden is enclosed by mature beech, privet and hawthorn hedging bordered by a copse of specimen trees to include American oak, beech, silver birch, sycamore, hollyand a selection of conifer. Against the drive are shrub borders
containing an array of shrubs to include azalea, roses, peiris and camellia through which a path leads down to a productive kitchen garden with a series of beds, soft fruit canes, greenhouse,potting shed and an orchard containing a selection of apple trees.

The lawned gardens extend behind the house where there is a timber and felt games room (17'6 x 17'6 approx.) built on a concrete base with power supply being suitable for a variety of purposes including a hobbies room, workshop or children's playroom. Adjacent to the games room is a storage shed, log store and outside water tap. 

DIMENSIONS Hall 17'8" x 9'6"
Living Room17'11" x 14'5"
Sun Room10'6" x 9'1"
Study9'0" x 7'5"
Kitchen/Breakfast Room17'2" x 11'4"
Dining Room15'9" x 13'3"
Bedroom One19'4" x 14'6"
Bedroom Two17'5" x 14'0"
Bedroom Three13'4" x 11'10"
Bedroom Four11'8" x 10'0"games room17'5" x 17'3
Garage16'9" x 16'6" 

TENURE Freehold with vacant possession 

SERVICES Mains Water, Electricity & Gas. Private Drainage.Telephone line and Broadband connection. 

LOCAL AUTHORITY Cheshire West & Chester Council Tel: 0300 123 8123

COUNCIL TAX Band G £2,730 payable 2017/18. 

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT The sale contract will contain a clause reserving in favour of the vendors a proportion of any future
development value should planning permission be granted to build in the garden.

FIXTURES Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars all contents, fixtures and fittings, garden ornaments, statues, carpets and curtains are excluded from the sale. Certain items may be available by separate negotiation 

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment via Wright Marshall, Tarporley office Tel: 01829 731 300 or Jackson-Stops, Chester office 01244 328361. 

DIRECTIONS From Chester proceed on the A51/A54 signposted Manchester turning right at the bottom of the Kelsall by-pass into the village. On entering Kelsall village pass the shops and Lord Binning pub and after a short distance turn left into Church Street North.Turn right at the T-junction into Old Coach Road and then take
the second left into Duttons Lane. At the top of Duttons Lane,turn right into Brooms Lane and the entrance gates to Becketts Croft will be seen on the left hand side. From Northwich proceed on the A54 and at the top of the Kelsall by-pass turn left and beyond The Farmers Arms pub on the left hand bend continue straight over into Old Coach Road.Take the second tuning right in Brooms Lane and after a sharp left hand bend the entrance gates to Becketts Croft will be seen after approximately 200 yards on the right hand side.


IMPORTANT NOTICE 1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us. 2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on. 3. The photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current, aspects may have
changed since the photographs were taken. No assumption should be made that any contents are included in the sale. 4. We have not checked that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation approval, statutory or regulatory permissions or consents. Any reference to any alterations or use of any part of the property does not mean that necessary planning, building regulations, or other consent has been obtained. 5. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys, and professional advice about all relevant aspects of the property. 6. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact; we have no authority to make or give any representation or warranties in relation to the property. If these are required, you should include their terms in any contract between you and the seller.  Read less

Property Features Outstanding Views
Plot Circa One Acre
Four Bedrooms
Two Bathrooms
Five Reception Rooms
Beautiful Gardens
Long Driveway Approach
Excellent Location

Property Features Outstanding Views
Plot Circa One Acre
Four Bedrooms
Two Bathrooms
Five Reception Rooms
Beautiful Gardens
Long Driveway Approach
Excellent Location
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