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Wards Lane, Congleton Guide Price £369,000

  • Exceptional and Highly Attractive Setting
  • Large Mature Gardens, Ample Drive & Parking
  • Opposite a Beautiful Period Mill & Pond
  • Woodland Views, Babbling Brook Running By
  • Very Convenient Location Close to Congleton Centre & Train Station
  • Ground Floor: Entrance Hall; Lounge; Dining Kitchen; 2 Bedrooms; Study; En Suite
  • First Floor; Bathroom; Landing; Large Bedroom
  • Lower Ground Floor: Garden Room; Utility Room; Workshop Store; Garage; WC Plant Room

** AN OUTSTANDING PURCHASE OPPORTUNITY to acquire a substantial three storey home, offering incredible amounts of storage, with 0.26 approx acres of delightful grounds and in a quiet, privileged and beautiful rural setting ** Lounge and dining kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study ** A very special setting, one of the Towns best kept secrets, and arguably one of the best locations in the Town ** Sublime position overlooking a stunning Mill and mill pond at the front, and surrounded by glorious mature woodland with a babbling brook at the bottom of the garden ** Huge potential for remodelling and improvement, previous planning consents available to view (now lapsed) ** Accommodation over three floors comprising lower ground floor garaging and workshops, ground and first floor living and sleeping accommodation ** Approximately 2400 sqft overall ** Approximately 1450 sq ft living and sleeping accommodation and approximately 950 sq ft of workshop and garaging accessible from the home ** A well presented home ** Traditional timber style kitchen suite with Range style cooker and Belfast sink ** Modern bathroom, shower room and WC suite ** Spacious bay fronted lounge with contemporary log burner ** 20' dining kitchen ** Two large double bedrooms, with the first floor bedroom possessing immense space and character with a bank of skylights installed and shaped internally following the roof profile and with exposed roof timbers ** Very functional grounds with generous lawn, stone sun terrace and a wood deck dining terrace ** Very convenient position just off Reades Lane in Mossley ** Short drive to Congleton Train Station and Congleton Town Centre **

Briefly the property comprises: GROUND FLOOR; entrance hallway; lounge; dining kitchen; inner hall; ground floor WC; bedroom 1 with en suite shower room; bedroom 3; study; stairwells to the lower ground floor and first floor; FIRST FLOOR; landing; bedroom 2; bathroom; LOWER GROUND FLOOR; garden room; utility room; workshop store; garage; WC plant room; smaller front garden; large side and rear garden; sweeping driveway with ample parking; rear stone sun terrace and brook facing developed wood deck alfresco dining terrace; PVC double glazing; oil fired central heating; septic tank drainage.

In my opinion this home represents great value. Its a spacious house, with huge storage, offering remodelling and extension potential, sat in large gardens, with a large drive, and blessed with a sublime underpopulated rural setting, yet only within a short drive of Congleton Town Centre, and at a similar price of a detached estate house. This surely has to be a unique opportunity not to be missed!

Turning off the prestigious Reads Lane in Mossley on to Wards Lane, you will be impressed with access to the home as it leads on between rolling fields flanked by woodland. The spectacular Mill emerges in to view on the left side, standing proudly behind the picturesque mill pond. This is a very special setting, and one you could treasure and enjoy each and every day as the property stands opposite the mill pond, with the mill in view.

This is a very individual home which could appeal to a wide audience of purchases. The position will certainly appeal to many. Then there is the quietness that comes with genuine non estate, non main road locations. There is the large mature grounds which will delight any gardener. The lower ground floor storage rooms may just be exactly what you have been searching for, to fulfil a hobby, woodworking, art studio or collection storage. Or perhaps you are looking for a property to customise in to your dream home? For inspiration, I have attached a copy of some lapsed historic planning consent for a traditional themed remodelling design which included developing the lower ground floor. Or for a more modern take on a design concept, take a look at what the neighbours have done with their grand designs, contemporary themed, extremely successful makeover. If brilliant white cantilevered elevations, sitting impossibly over floating glass picture windows is your thing, then you are in good company here. To conclude, this is a property which ticks some pretty rare boxes, all at a comparatively affordable price too and as such it surely warrants a detailed inspection.

The home offers comfortable living and sleeping accommodation on the ground and first floors. This part of the home in many ways is similar to a bungalow with a first floor accommodation. The roof pitch is of a good height and so the first floor rooms are in my opinion a success, next door have gone one step further with the implementation of a rear dormer, which would improve this area again should you so desire. The home offers family sized accommodation, coupled with the family sized gardens. The lower ground floor is such a wonderful addition, it will hold appeal to all buyers, if only as additional storage. Presently, the home connects with the lower ground floor via a stairwell which emerges in to a rear garden facing room, with two sets of external French doors. You will get some use out of this room as its an ideal space for inclusion for garden parties and summer fun. There is also a large utility room which you will use on a daily basis. In addition, there is the main garage area, and a large store room workshop. Perhaps its time to acquire a potters wheel and kiln?

The property is in the general Mossley area of Congleton. The location is supported with some desirable infra structure such as: Congleton Train Station; the local shopping parade at Hightown; Mossley C of E Primary School; golf course and local public houses. The very popular Biddulph Valley Way nature trail runs very close by and you can quickly access this for miles of walks in spectacular open countryside. Congleton Town Centre, Retail Park and the A34 are all just a short drive away, enabling access to all major commuting directions.

A property with so many unique desirable attributes such as this, comes for sale just once in a while. Act now to secure your inspection, when its gone, its gone for a long time. 01260 543999; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wards Lane
Congleton CW12 3LN
County: Cheshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: CH000989

Ground Floor Entrance Hallway

Timber part glazed external door. Oak wood style floor. Central heating radiator. Access to the lounge, dining kitchen, bedrooms 1 and 3 and to the stairwell leading to the first floor.


15' 5'' x 14' 8'' (4.69m x 4.46m)

A spacious and characterful room, with the feature log burning stove and a deep protruding PVC double glazed bay window overlooking the mill pond. Decorative ceiling cove. Oak wood style flooring. Central heating radiator. Access to the study and the to stairwell to the lower ground floor.

Dining Kitchen

20' 0'' x 8' 10'' (6.10m x 2.68m)

Bright long multi aspect open plan dining kitchen with a PVC double glazed window to the side and rear. The kitchen suite comprises a traditional timber effect kitchen suite with plenty of storage and ample preparation surfaces. A range style cooker is included and provides six hobs, a warming plate and a double oven. A wide pyramid extractor canopy is fixed above. The sink unit comprises a feature ceramic Belfast sink with chrome period style mixer taps. Space for a fridge freezer. The suite also features part glazed wall display cabinets and a pan drawer storage units. A flowing slate tile floor runs across the room. Central heating radiator. Access to a small inner hall.


An appealing modern white WC suite with WC, wash basin, tiled floor and central heating radiator.

Inner Hall

A vestibule providing access to the ground floor WC and to an under stairs built in storage cupboard.

Bedroom 1

12' 11'' x 11' 11'' (3.94m x 3.64m)

PVC double glazed window to the rear with pleasant woodland views. Oak wood style floor. Decorative ceiling cove. Central heating radiator. Access to the en-suite.


12' 6'' x 7' 0'' (3.81m x 2.13m)

PVC double glazed window to the side. A large room which could be reconfigured to include a bath if so desired. The shower room features a modern white suite set against a natural limestone effect tiles floor and walls. The room also features a large built in storage cupboard. The suite comprises: shower cubicle with thermostatic shower; button flush WC; modern vanity storage unit with integrated wash basin and chrome mixer tap; chrome ladder heated towel radiator.

Bedroom 3

9' 11'' x 9' 11'' (3.01m x 3.03m)

PVC double glazed window to the rear with pleasant woodland views. Oak wood style flooring. Central heating radiator.


10' 0'' x 8' 7'' (3.04m x 2.62m)

PVC double glazed window to the rear aspect with pleasant woodland views. Oak wood style flooring. Central heating radiator. The room accommodates the bulkhead for the stairs to the lower ground floor. It may be possible to relocate the stairs elsewhere, such as under the stairwell to the first floor. This would enable you to increase the size of the room.

First Floor Landing

A characterful landing area with a stripped and colour washed timber balustrade, a ceiling profile of the roof pitch and with exposed roofing timbers. From the landing you can access a deep recessed built in wardrobe store. Access to the bathroom and to bedroom 2.


15' 1'' x 7' 8'' (4.6m x 2.33m)

A large bathroom with a PVC double glazed window overlooking the gardens. The room is fitted out with a modern white bathroom suite set against natural limestone effect tiled walls and floor. The room features an open fronted built in storage unit. A five piece suite is provided and comprises: panelled bath with chrome taps; a huge amount of white gloss storage cabinets also housing a concealed cistern WC, bidet and a vanity wash basin with chrome taps; quadrant shower cubicle with electric shower. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom 2

23' 5'' x 16' 0'' (7.13m x 4.88m)

An exciting and very spacious room which follows the profile of the roof featuring exposed roofing timbers and an exciting bank of four skylight, set out in a row, and with full enjoyment of the lovely rear woodland views. The room is large and it also naturally lends itself to zoning, meaning that you can create a sleeping area, living area and a study area. The room also offers dormer potential which has been granted and implemented in to the home next door. The room features a large built in wardrobe. Central heating radiator.

Lower Ground Floor

The lower ground floor rooms are very clean and functional spaces, ideal for storage or as workshop areas. The rooms are restricted by their head height. Not prohibitively I might add, I am 5'11" and I can comfortably move around the spaces, just ducking occasionally for a lower beam here and there. The lower ground floor rooms are just not a standard room height. The space could potentially be developed with some building work. Planes were previously passed (now expired), and a plan has been integrated in to this marketing to help you to see some existing ideas.

Garden Room

19' 0'' x 9' 11'' (5.79m x 3.03m)

Two rear PVC double glazed external French doors opening out on to the rear garden terrace. Beech wood effect vinyl floor. Central heating radiator. Access to the workshop/ store and to the utility room. An internal partition glazed window to the workshop/ store enabling some natural illumination to that room.

Store Room/ Workshop

19' 0'' x 14' 8'' (5.8m x 4.48m)

Sample room height measurement taken: 1.88m A really good sized room which has lighting installed and is illuminated naturally via the internal window to the garden room aspect. Any hobbyist will love it!

Utility Room

12' 1'' x 8' 11'' (3.68m x 2.73m)

PVC double glazed window and an external door opening out to the rear garden. Base and wall utility storage units and work surfaces with space under for a washer and dryer. Access to the garage.


21' 5'' x 15' 11'' (6.53m x 4.85m)

Sample room height measurement taken: 1.86m A deep garage with twin external garage doors and two PVC double glazed frosted windows at the side. Lighting and power.. Access to the WC/ plant room.

WC/ Plant Room

Refitted Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. A WC and wash basin installed, this will be a huge asset for garden parties!


The property occupies a superb polt amounting to some 0.26 acres (approximately). It measures some 115 ft wide (approx) x 95 ft deep (approx). Its very picturesque with a babbling brook running at the rear perimeter, then climbing elevations beyond hosting spectacular mature woodland. The relief of the home in its setting provides a front garden at road level, which gives access to the ground floor accommodation. A sweeping block paved driveway winds down from the road, to the lower ground floor level, which is where the majority of the formal grounds are. The gardens are blessed with much maturity and features and functionality. There's a generous lawn, large stone sun terrace and a feature wood deck dining platform is positioned against the brook along with a summerhouse with a swing bench installed. The property sits snugly in to its privileged setting beautifully. I am certain that this garden will bring you pleasure for many years to come.

Wards Lane
Congleton CW12 3LN
County: Cheshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: CH000989
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