A SPACEOUS house which was once two 18th century cottages has hit the market near Acton Bridge.

Agent, Storeys of Cheshire, say the The Wettons is ‘private and peaceful, secluded yet not isolated’, being firmly in a country setting but just a short walk from both Acton Bridge and Weaverham.

Access to the M6 and M56 is good, and for rail commuters, Acton Bridge station is less than an hour on the train direct from both Liverpool and Birmingham.

Northwich Guardian: An enviable country settingAn enviable country setting (Image: Storeys of Cheshire)

Set in half-an-acre in rolling countryside close to the meandering River Weaver, the property backs onto fields and farmland, with far-reaching views over to the village and hills beyond.

Set off a delightful country lane, there's a large courtyard driveway with plenty of parking, and a further freestanding two-car garage which could double up as an enviable workshop or hobby space.

Northwich Guardian: Open plan dining room, great for entertainingOpen plan dining room, great for entertaining (Image: Storeys of Cheshire)

The large garden extends around two sides of the house, and well-established trees and hedges lend a real feeling of privacy. And being mostly lawn, it would be easy to maintain.

The house itself is characterful, and was once two cottages, both built around 1740.

Northwich Guardian: Large kitchen with ample storage spaceLarge kitchen with ample storage space (Image: Storeys of Cheshire)

The result is a generous family home with all the modern amenities and comforts - including a centralised vacuum system for easy cleaning - but retaining all the charm of an elegant country home.

Inside, the entrance hall has a wonderful York stone floor, which is easy to keep clean for even the most outdoor-minded family, and exposed brickwork adds to the country character.

Northwich Guardian: French doors and a balcony ideal for those who like to mix up outside and insideFrench doors and a balcony ideal for those who like to mix up outside and inside (Image: Storeys of Cheshire)

The downstairs living space is largely open-plan, which is ideal for entertaining, and French doors and windows to three sides really invite the outdoors in.

The space includes entrance hall, a large lounge, a similar size dining hall, a snug, a modern kitchen, and a separate utility room with a discrete downstairs cloakroom.

Northwich Guardian: The house is set in a half-acre of landThe house is set in a half-acre of land (Image: Storeys of Cheshire)

Upstairs, the master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, and three further bedrooms have enviable views across the rolling countryside towards the River Weaver.

For more information, or to arrange a viewing, contact Storeys of Cheshire on 01606 663935