A 'CHARMING' thatched period cottage has come on to the market in one of Cheshire's most picturesque villages.

The Grade II Listed property sits on the edge of Great Budworth in Westage Lane and enjoys stunning open views of the countryside.

Put up for sale at £1,550,000 with estate agents Stuart Rushton & Co, the cottage includes wonderful gardens and grounds, including a paddock, all within almost three acres.

Inside on the ground floor you will find a reception hall leading to a lounge/dining room, a sitting room snug and the island kitchen/breakfast room.

Off the lounge is another family room, from which there is access to a utility room and a downstairs toilet.

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A huge pantry can also be found attached to the kitchen.

Upstairs three of the cottage's four bedrooms can be accessed from the landing, with the fourth and principal bedroom accessed via a dressing room.

The main bedroom has an en suite, as does one of the guest bedrooms, with a family bathroom catering for the other rooms.

Northwich Guardian: The kitchen/breakfast roomThe kitchen/breakfast room (Image: Stuart Rushton & Co)

Outside, the lovely gardens surrounding the property also include a productive orchard, a pond and a paddock.

There is a large gated driveway, which leads to a detached double garage.

While the cottage is ready to live in, there is also scope to add to it as a planning application has been submitted to erect a stable block on the grounds.

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The plans comprise four stables, a tack room and a hay store.

More details can be found at Cheshire West and Chester Council's online planning portal, by searching reference 23/01119/FUL.

Anyone interested in the property should contact agents Stuart Rushton & Co on 01565 746768.