AN 'iconic' Grade II Listed cottage, which 'oozes charm and character' has been put up for sale.

Lodge Cottage in Vale Royal Drive, Whitegate, is being marketed online at Rightmove by Storeys of Cheshire at £600,000.

Set in just under an acre of land, the detached property includes 1,663 sq ft of living space and an annexe with a double bedroom and shower room.

On the property listing, it states: "Perhaps one of the most iconic properties in Whitegate, Lodge Cottage is a Grade II listed, sympathetically extended and refurbished home with just under an acre of gardens.

"As soon as you step through the front door, the close attention to detail in the refurbishment is evident. Tastefully decorated throughout and oozing charm and character.

"As this is a family friendly property it’s good to know that Whitegate C of E Primary School (rated 'Good' by Ofsted) is only a 10-minute walk away.

Northwich Guardian: The living areaThe living area (Image: Storeys of Cheshire)

"Older kids have a little further to travel to reach Hartford High School (another 'Good' school) but it’s still less than a 10-minute drive or 20-minute bike ride away.

"The Lodge is also conveniently located less than 10 minutes’ drive from both Winsford and Northwich, with the M6 and M56 less than 20 minutes’ drive away."

Inside the property, visitors will find a dining room, complete with bay window, ideal for hosting dinner parties, and living room which 'epitomises a country cottage feel'.

Northwich Guardian: The bespoke fitted kitchenThe bespoke fitted kitchen (Image: Storeys of Cheshire)

In between these rooms is a bespoke, fitted kitchen, filled with a variety of mod cons.

Upstairs on the first floor there are bedrooms, which come with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.

One of the double rooms has a separate dressing room and access to a study, both of which have previously been used as bedrooms themselves. Also on the first floor is the family bathroom.

Should you be hosting, the annexe located across the patio area is great addition to the home.

Northwich Guardian: One of the bedroomsOne of the bedrooms (Image: Storeys of Cheshire)

The listing adds: "This space is ideal for an older child or extended family to have their own space or as an excellent hideaway for when guests come to stay."

Outside, the 'exceptional' mature gardens have ample room for parties, barbecues and children's games. 

The listing continues: "Backing on to Church Woods with access directly into the woodland ensures the garden is filled with birds and wildlife and gives an excellent playground for children. There is even a treehouse for an added sense of whimsy."

Northwich Guardian: Lodge CottageLodge Cottage (Image: Storeys of Cheshire)