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Forge Lane, Congleton Guide Price £699,950

  • Exceptional Victorian Pump House Conversion
  • Stunning Mature Landscaped 0.8 Acres Site
  • Around 2800 sq ft Accommodation
  • Huge Driveway, Integral Garage, Timber Garage and Outbuildings
  • Lovely Rural Setting Abutting Open Countryside
  • Walking Distance to Congleton Town Centre
  • Four Reception Rooms, Four Double Bedrooms, Three Bath/ Shower Rooms
  • Reception Hall, Porch, Utility, Cloaks, WC

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** Nestled amongst lush open countryside close to Congleton Town Centre, this exceptional 4 bedroom Victorian Pump House conversion of architectural merit offers immensely spacious and versatile accommodation, extending to around 2,800 Sq Ft. Enjoying an exquisite position with delightful views at all aspects, the home stands amongst its beautiful established grounds of around 0.8 Acres. Originally constructed around 1880, The Pump House was latterly converted in around 1998 in a truly ambitious undertaking. And the results are an absolute triumph! There now exists the exciting once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire this highly individual historic conversion building.

The home boasts a pleasing architecturally designed layout, with original features, a stylish contemporary interior to adore and all fused within the inherent massive scale of the building rooted in its industrial heritage. True to the Victorian ethos in achieving beauty in architecture, the elegant design of the home is divine, with its twin gabled coaching areas and character pentagonal facade, adorned with grand arched windows and surmounted by a traditional slate tile and lead ridge roof. Arranged over two floors, the property provides for 4 reception rooms plus dining kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 3 bath shower rooms. Viewing essential. **

** Spectacular setting surrounded by countryside and flanking ancient woodland ** A truly individual property of immense character ** Incredible cavernous rooms with jaw dropping ceiling vaults reaching up to 18' in areas ** Exceptionally fun property, perfect for the entertainer ** Perfect for family living, in style! ** The property is considered suitable to accommodate a live in relative with its ground floor bedroom and en suite ** A cherished pride and joy property which is beautifully presented throughout ** Reception rooms with impressive vaulted ceilings, feature glazing and convex profiled lounge walls ** Sympathetic pentagonal conservatory addition with glazed roof ** Spectacular mature grounds of immense functionality, beauty and character ** Huge gravel parking area with secure electrically operated gated entry ** Large lawn garden plus woodland fringes and ornamental pond ** Many useful outbuildings ** Feature large garden timber entertaining gazebo ** Beautiful views at every turn ** Unmistakably a rural feel setting, yet within walking distance of Congleton Town Centre **

In around 1880 the second industrial revolution was in full swing and Great Britain was at the forefront of success in production. It was from that mould our subject property was born, bringing with it the scale that belonged to the prowess, competence and confidence earned from that success. The Pump House is undoubtedly pays homage to its heritage and yet it has smoothly transitioned in to a truly unique and immensely rewarding modern family home. The relatively late conversion of the building brings with it many benefits, such as the modern building methods and materials. This is evidenced in part in the respectable EPC rating of D.

For many years Forge Lane was an access lane leading to an old manufacturing site located at the end of the road. The lane was a little unmade and worn with time. Within the last few years however, developers have acquired the site at the end of the lane and regeneration of the immediate area has begun. The lane has now been restored to its former glory by the developer and you will benefit from the improvements. Forge Lane is located just off the A34 close to Congleton Town Centre, Congleton Retail Park, Schools and the New Life Church. With the A34, the location is ideally positioned for commuting in any direction and M6 Motorway access is close by at Sandbach and Holmes Chapel. Either Congleton or Holmes Chapel provide direct train links in to Manchester.

The property comprises a pleasant fusion of styles and living experiences. The vast expansive vaulted living areas are jaw dropping in scale. These huge rooms, with their huge windows deliver a castle like living experience. This luxury of the space is unashamedly opulent, with the ceiling vaulted rooms being almost ecclesiastic in scale, with the lavish cubic capacity vastly enriching your enjoyment of the home. If you, like me, enjoy your property, then the opportunity to dress these magnificent rooms will most certainly appeal! The first floor offers an equally enjoyable, yet totally different kind of living experience, that much more akin to a barn conversion. Rooms feature character angled roof profiles in parts, exposed timber frame wall, skylights and charming windows.

The home is just built for pleasure and fun. It is packed with many fascinating and striking features that I could say I just do not know where to begin, but I do! I believe that when you view a home for the first time, their is usually a moment a sale takes place, that room you went in that sealed the deal! When the vendor took me around the home, I was immediately impressed with the spacious welcoming entrance hall, with its cloak room facility and well presented WC. Next we led on to the impressive lounge, with beautiful concave profile walls, huge windows and the vaulted ceiling. The sympathetic late addition conservatory was next, a beautiful room with pentagonal profiles, large windows again and a smart glass roof. Then on to the beautiful dining room, again with ceiling vaults, a calming capable room off the kitchen, just perfect for entertaining. We then led on to the dining kitchen, again with impressive vaulted ceilings and original beams, a stylish kitchen suite and plenty of space to dine. By this stage I thought I had a pretty good feel for the property and I was most certainly impressed. But nothing could prepared me for what was to come next! The drawing room, and what a room! It is absolutely massive, being fully vaulted, with wood panelled walls, a matching bar area and featuring a huge coach front window. A high level gallery bridge passes over head, linking the first floor separate wings of accommodation. The room is currently set out as a games room, with a snooker table and it looks fantastic! At this point I was totally sold. Hook line and sinker. I spent the rest of my tour uncontrollably grinning!

The remaining ground floor accommodation comprises a ground floor bedroom with en suite shower room. Being situated in a quiet corner of the home, this would be ideal for any young adult looking for a taste of independence as well as a live in relative. There is also a large utility room and internal access to the integrated single garage, which could be sacrificed to improve a dedicated annex facility, subject to consent.

At the first floor, all the bedrooms are doubles. The first floor landing meets with the master bedroom and its accompanying bathroom. A door from the landing opens to the exciting elevated gallery bridge which traverses and overlooks the drawing room. This leads on to the second wing of sleeping accommodation, with two further double bedrooms, one with a dressing room, a landing with good storage and a large shower room.

Externally the home is blessed with an exceptional setting, immediately abutting countryside and with views of flanking ancient towering woodland. The 0.8 acre grounds are commensurate to the home in scale, beauty and functionality. The grounds are principally split in to two areas comprising an extensive gravelled walled front courtyard and then formal gardens. The courtyard is beautifully presented being encompassed with brick walls and featuring a beautiful large stone circular planter. The area provides exceptional parking facilities and there is a timber built garage also. A field gate opens to a lawn garden akin to a paddock. Towards the end of the plot, there is a natural and gentle rise in the land, similar to a mini motte and bailey castle. This little hill has a surrounding circular hedge with an arched opening which allows access to a feature timber entertaining gazebo which takes full advantage of the relaxing views over the surrounding neighbouring countryside. The gazebo is a substantial sized building and will be perfect for summer fun. Fringes of the garden are wooded and there is a feature ornamental pond tucked away in the right corner. There are several useful timber outbuildings to include a pavilion style garden store and a quality chalet which could be used as a home office.

If you are looking for an exceptional super-executive forever family home then you must come and see this wonderful property for yourselves. But be prepared to want it. For it will seduce you with its beauty and the sense of security that it will confidently deliver to you a fun filled happy sustained occupation. That you will live happily forever after. 01260 543999; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Forge Lane
Congleton CW12 4HF
County: Cheshire
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: CH001446

Entrance Porch

7' 10'' x 4' 10'' (2.4m x 1.47m)

Useful porch area Feature custom glazed external French doors. Access to the store room.

Store

4' 8'' x 3' 9'' (1.42m x 1.15m)

A useful store located ahead of the entry to the home.

Inner Reception Hall

12' 6'' x 12' 3'' (3.82m x 3.74m)

An impressive welcoming spacious reception hall which forms a good connecting hub for the living rooms. Stairs to the first floor. Central heating radiator with decorative covering. Access to the drawing/gaming room, dining room, living room, cloakroom leading on to the WC.

Cloak Room

5' 9'' x 4' 9'' (1.74m x 1.46m)

Useful formal cloaks store with cloaks rail.

WC

5' 9'' x 3' 6'' (1.75m x 1.07m)

A well presented suite comprising: button flush WC; sink with mixer tap; patterned tiled floors. Central heating radiator.

Living Room

18' 8'' x 24' 0'' (5.68m x 7.32m) Maximum Irregular Shaped Room

16' 10'' (5.13m) Vaulted Ceiling Sample Height Max An amazing and exciting space, with feature convex angular walls, four huge arched windows and a tall vast open vaulted ceiling. Two central heating radiators. Feature electric stove heater. Part glazed door to the conservatory.

Conservatory

13' 1'' x 13' 11'' (4m x 4.23m)

A beautiful room, with angular wall profiling, feature glass roof, six large arched windows, oak effect flooring and ambient wall lighting.

Drawing Room/ Games Room

24' 6'' x 13' 8'' (7.48m x 4.17m)

18' 1'' (5.5m) Vaulted Ceiling Sample Height Max Prepare to be blown away! An incredible cavernous room with high vaulted ceilings, original features, a large coach front window, skylight and a feature high level gallery bridge connecting the first floor accommodation. Decorative timber panelled walling. Two central heating radiators with decorative coverings. Feature recessed area with a fixed timber bar. Triple internal window wall feature to the dining kitchen aspect. Access to the kitchen diner, utility room and to the ground floor bedroom 4.

Dining Room

25' 3'' x 11' 0'' (7.7m x 3.36m) Maximum Irregular Shaped Room

13' 9'' (4.18m) Vaulted Ceiling Sample Height Max Another feature room with angular wall profiles, two large arched windows, semi vaulted ceilings. Oak wood effect flooring. Feature electric stove heater. Central heating radiator with decorative covering. Ambient wall light points. Access to the kitchen and reception hall.

Dining Kitchen

17' 5'' x 13' 9'' (5.3m x 4.2m

18' 1'' (5.5m) Vaulted Ceiling Sample Height Max Another feature room with lofty semi vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. Part glazed external door and a window at the rear. Stylish beech effect kitchen suite with polished granite preparation surfaces. Feature range cooker and space for appliances. Feature central storage island. Belfast sink with mixer tap. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom 4/ Study

13' 6'' x 10' 11'' (4.12m x 3.32m)

A double bedroom located in a quiet corner of the home. The room is large and would also make a good base for an office/ occasional bedroom. Central heating radiator. Two windows. Access to the en suite.

En Suite Shower Room

10' 1'' x 4' 4'' (3.07m x 1.32m)

Modern shower room comprising: window; shower cubicle with feature glass brick screen; splash back tiling; sink and WC.

Utility Room

9' 11'' x 8' 7'' (3.02m x 2.62m)

A large utility room comprising: window; base storage cabinet with work surfaces housing a sink and with space under for a washer and dryer. Access to the garage.

Garage

16' 11'' x 13' 9'' (5.16m x 4.2m)

Twin garage doors. lighting and power.

First Floor East Wing Landing

Access to bedroom 1, bathroom and to the gallery landing bridge.

Bedroom 1

12' 7'' x 12' 0'' (3.84m x 3.67m)

A characterful room with angular ceiling profile, three skylights and a central heating radiator.

Bedroom 1 Bathroom

12' 7'' x 12' 0'' (3.84m x 3.67m)

Located immediately opposite bedroom one. A well presented bathroom suite comprising: two skylights; bath with shower screen and shower over; sink; WC; chequer tile effect floor; splash back tile walls; ladder heated towel radiator.

Gallery Landing Bridge

An exciting feature of the home, the galley bridge landing crosses the drawing room with full overhead views of the expansive room.

West Wing Landing

A useful landing with two built in storage cupboards and enabling access to bedrooms 2 and 3 and to the shower room.

Bedroom 2

16' 11'' x 13' 3'' (5.15m x 4.05m) Maximum Includes Dressing Room

Character room with angular ceiling profiles, exposed timber roof beams, a feature porthole window and a further window. Central heating radiator. Access to the dressing room.

Dressing Room

Built in clothes rails.

Bedroom 3

13' 5'' x 12' 9'' (4.08m x 3.89m)

Characterful room with angular roof profiling, exposed timber wall frame and ceiling beams, window and two skylights. Central heating radiator.

Shower Room

11' 11'' x 6' 1'' (3.62m x 1.86m)

Two skylights. A well presented suite comprising: shower cubicle with glazed screen/ door; sink; WC; splash back tiled walls; chrome ladder heated towel radiator.

Outside

Externally the home is blessed with an exceptional setting abutting countryside and with views of flanking ancient towering woodland. The 0.8 acre grounds are commensurate to the home in scale, beauty and functionality. The grounds are principally split in to two areas comprising an extensive gravelled walled front courtyard and then formal gardens. The courtyard is beautifully presented being encompassed with brick walls and featuring a beautiful large stone circular planter. The area provides exceptional parking facilities and there is a timber built garage also. A field gate opens to a lawn garden akin to a paddock. Towards the end of the plot, there is a natural and gentle rise in the land, similar to a mini motte and bailey castle. This little hill has a surrounding circular hedge with an arched opening which allows access to a feature timber entertaining gazebo which takes full advantage of the relaxing views over the surrounding neighbouring countryside. The gazebo is a substantial sized building and will be perfect for summer fun. Fringes of the garden are wooded and there is a feature ornamental pond tucked away in the right corner. There are several useful timber outbuildings to include a pavilion style garden store and a quality chalet which could be used as a home office.

Timber Garage/ Workshop

20' 10'' x 15' 7'' (6.35m x 4.75m)

Garage store located off the driveway at the front of the property.

Timber Pavilion Store

15' 5'' x 9' 7'' (4.7m x 2.93m)

Timber store with window and a covered veranda.

Timber Chalet/ Home Office

18' 7'' x 12' 6'' (5.67m x 3.81m)

Quality building with double glazed windows, power and light.

Entertaining Gazebo

13' 9'' x 13' 5'' (4.2m x 4.1m)

Timber construction of a bandstand style with a covering roof. Stunning views of the grounds and adjoining countryside.


Forge Lane
Congleton CW12 4HF
County: Cheshire
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: CH001446

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Forge Lane
Congleton CW12 4HF
County: Cheshire
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: CH001446
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