Potts Lane, Ollerton, Knutsford


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 11
A wonderful Grade II Listed country house nestling in circa 5.6 acres of mature gardens, paddocks and orchard. The property includes a stable block, a coach house and a range of outbuildings as well as a separate wing that has the flexibility to be easily reconnected. Ollerton Hall dates from the 17th century and was commissioned by the De Baguley family, who were a prominent Cheshire Family. The Hall has been extended over the years and now offers a wealth of accommodation.

This stunning property is located in a small rural village which exudes character and history. There was a reference to a building on the site in the Doomsday Book, though the existing building dates from the 17th century and retains many of the original Georgian features. Ollerton Hall has only been owned by two families in the last century making it a truly rare opportunity for a prospective purchaser.

Whilst comfortable, the Hall is in need of modernisation which would allow its new owner to create a truly bespoke family home. A wing of the Hall was separated off to form Ollerton Hall House, currently utilised as a most delightful stand alone three bedroom home. The property can easily be reconnected through into the main hall, continue to be used as a rental property or alternatively it would make a superb home for dependent relatives.

GROUND FLOOR Ollerton Hall has an inviting reception hallway featuring a large sash window overlooking the rear garden and an elegant curved staircase which leads to the first floor accommodation. Off the hall is a charming snug and a WC and cloakroom, with wooden panelled walls which creates a cosy atmosphere with door offering access to the rear garden. The focal room of the house is the stunning drawing room featuring a large three sash bay window with window seat overlooking the rear garden. The room is filled with original features including a cast iron open fireplace, high pitched skirting, ceiling cornice and picture rail. A second equally elegant drawing room has a bay of sash windows and an open fireplace with cast iron grate and marble surround. A most distinctive and warm study is located off the main hallway and features Georgian wooden panelling restored to their original splendour. Abutting the study is the dining room featuring exposed beams and a stone flagged floor. The family kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base storage units with a sash window overlooking the front garden. To the rear of the kitchen is a good size utility room offering access to the Breakfast room (which is currently utilised as a store). Stairs lead down to a superb barrel vaulted cellar offering huge potential for conversion into a gym/cinema room/games room. From the rear hall there is a further storage room and second staircase to the first floor.

FIRST FLOOR A beautiful galleried landing, with large picture window overlooking the front garden, offers access to five double bedrooms. The magnificent master bedroom features a bay window offering far reaching rural views. A further window to the side allows extra light to flood into this bright room which is fitted with a range of built-in wardrobes. Bedrooms two and three are both double rooms with sash windows to the front elevation overlooking the garden and village. Bedroom four is a very spacious room featuring a sash window incorporating a window seat overlooking the village. The room features original built in wardrobes and offers an ensuite shower room comprising a tiled walk in shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. Bedroom 5 is a double bedroom fitted with two sash windows at either end making it a light and sunny room. Also on the first floor is a family bathroom, fitting with a three piece suite. There is also a shower room fitted with a four piece suite comprising a walk in shower, WC, wash hand basin and bidet. There is also a further separate WC.

A rear staircase leads to the second floor which comprises two further double bedrooms and two store rooms. There is scope to create a self contained apartment on this floor ideal for live in help or visiting friends and family.

OUTSIDE To the front of Ollerton Hall is a charming garden, made private by a mature beech hedge. A cobbled driveway and courtyard offers parking for a number of vehicles and access to the rear garden and fields. An original water pump make for a pleasant feature to the courtyard. The cobble courtyard leads to a two storey coach house which could be converted into further living accommodation, gymnasium or office (subject to obtaining the relevant planning consents). To the rear of the coach house is a wooden garage and across the courtyard is a stone built stable block which again offers potential for a number of uses. To the rear of the Hall is a flagged patio area ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining which leads onto a large mature garden laid mainly to lawn, interspersed with a number of beautiful trees including a rare tulip tree and a stunning copper beech, beyond which is a delightful flower meadow and spinney. There are three additional paddocks surrounding the property ideal for grazing small livestock and equestrian use. All three

paddocks are fully fenced and have gated access from Hall Lane. There is a further orchard to the front of the property across the other side of the lane.

OLLERTON HALL HOUSE A beautiful wing of Ollerton Hall, which has been rented out for a number of years, benefits from an ornate courtyard within which is a range of brick outbuildings. This courtyard leads onto a lawned garden made private by mature hedging offering views over the fields beyond. Ollerton Hall House also has a detached garage and offers additional driveway parking. On the ground floor of the property is a spacious dining hallway, the focal point of which is a floor to ceiling window overlooking the courtyard, a most attractive lounge with glazed French door opening out onto the courtyard and a wood burning stove sitting beneath a decorative marble mantel. There is a large cloakroom/WC and a kitchen fitted with a range of wall and base storage units. The staircase leads to the first floor, on the half landing is a large picture window offering views over the fields. The first floor comprises three spacious double bedrooms, each with wardrobes and sash windows, and a family bathroom fitted with a three piece suite.

LOCATION Ollerton is an unspoilt semi rural Cheshire village located on the outskirts of the well renowned town of Knutsford and within a short distance of the aspirational village of Alderley Edge. Ollerton is steeped in history and comprises a number of period and listed properties, many of which are of considerable size and character. The town of Knutsford offers a wealth of shopping and leisure facilities as well as the beautiful Tatton Park which hosts a plethora of events such as the RHS Tatton Flower Show. Knutsford Railway station is on the main Manchester to Chester line and Chelford station is on the main Manchester- Crewe- London line. The M56 and M6 motorways are only a short distance which is ideal for the commuter who wishes to travel to Manchester, Liverpool and the Midlands. Manchester airport is only also within easy reach being approximately 20 minutes drive away.

RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS There are restrictive covenants which requires Ollerton Hall to be used as a single residential dwelling (with ancillary accommodation such as an office, dependent relative home or Air B&B) and Ollerton Hall House to be used as a single residential dwelling unless reconnected with the main Hall itself. There is also a restrictive covenant on the fields to the rear preventing development and to secure the view.

Please note that even though the property is being sold as a whole Ollerton Hall and Ollerton Hall House are on separate titles which can be advantageous.

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Wright Marshall Knutsford

1 Princess Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6BY

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