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Gell Farm, Lower Kinnerton, Chester, Chester


Reception Rooms: 5 | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2

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Property Overview

  • 19th Century Farmhouse
  • Grade II listed
  • Picturesque location
  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Separate Out-Building
  • Gardens & Paddock
  • Double Garage

An attractive detached Grade II listed former farmhouse built in 1894 by Douglas and Fordham for the 1st Duke of Westminster, wealth of character features to include two ornate chimneys, moulded brick mullioned windows, a fine staircase, period fireplaces and wooden panelled doors, briefly comprising: entrance porch with double oak doors, reception hallway with spindled staircase, drawing room, dining room, music room, snooker room, impressive garden room with vaulted ceiling, sitting room, fitted kitchen, breakfast room, utility room, downstairs cloakroom/WC, landing, principal bedroom suite with dressing area, 3 further bedrooms, shower room and family bathroom. Gas central heating. The house is approached via electronic gates with a driveway and double garage. Established front and rear gardens with an extensive stone flagged patio, summer house and pond. Separate car park area, detached out-building, two paddocks and stable block.


This property enjoys a pleasant rural setting in the Village of Lower Kinnerton which is situated on the border between England and Wales. The Village is located south of Broughton and the North west of the Parish and village of Dodleston. The neighbouring Village of Higher Kinnerton is across the border in Flintshire. Higher Kinnerton has a number of local amenities, including a village shop, post office and two public houses. Wider leisure, retail and commercial facilities are available in the historic Roman City of Chester which is approximately 6 miles distance. Both Chester and Wrexham are easily accessible by car, together with the Chester Business Park and A55 North Wales Expressway, allowing daily commuting to the various Commerical and Industrial centres. The Broughton Retail Park & Tesco Superstore and a range of High Street shopping outlets is approximately 4 miles distance.


Chester - Approx 6 miles
Liverpool - Approx 34 miles
Manchester - Approx 47 miles
Manchester International Airport - Approx 40 miles
Runcorn - Approx 22 miles
Wrexham - Approx 10 miles
Mold - Approx 8 miles


Please note all dimensions and floor plans are approximate and should be used for guidance only.

The detailed accommodation comprises:


Impressive double opening oak framed an boarded shaped doors with leaded glass inserts, coved ceiling, ceiling light point, leaded window and black and white tiled floor. Wooden panelled entrance door with decorative coloured glass leaded inserts and matching side panel to Reception Hall.


4.39m x 2.16m (14'5" x 7'1")

Coved ceiling, ceiling light point, smoke alarm, radiator with radiator cover and original spindle staircase to the first floor. Original wooden panelled doors to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Drawing Room and Sitting Room.


5.16m x 4.52m (16'11" x 14'10")

Moulded-brick mullioned window with leaded glass overlooking the front overlooking with far reaching views across countryside, coved ceiling, moulded ceiling rose with light point and dimmer switch controls, picture rails, radiator with thermostat and open fireplace with tiled inset and hearth and oak fire place surround. Double opening leaded doors to the Dining Room.


4.37m x 4.27m max (14'4" x 14'0" max)

Feature living flame log effect electric fire with tiled inset and hearth and decorative carved wooden fireplace surround, coved ceiling, moulded ceiling rose with light point, two double radiators with thermostats and two leaded windows to side elevation. Original wooden panelled door to Music Room.


4.19m x 3.78m narrow to 8'9" (0.10m x 0.10m narrow

Ceiling light point, smoke alarm, radiator with thermostat, moulded-brick mullioned window with leaded glass to side elevation and turned staircase to the first floor with built-in understairs storage cupboard. Wooden panelled doors to the Cloakroom/WC and wooden panelled door to Utility Room. Large wooden panelled door to Breakfast Room with original lock and key.


1.73m x 1.63m (5'8" x 5'4")

Low level dual flush WC, pedestal wash-hand basin with mixer tap, fully tiled walls with a decorative border tile, tiled floor, ceiling light point, column style radiator with thermostat and single glazed window with obscured glass.


2.51m x 1.63m (8'3" x 5'4")

Upvc double glazed multi-paned window, walnut effect, plumbing and space for washing machine, space for tall fridge and freezer, ceiling light point and fitted wall shelving.


4.55m x 4.29m max (14'11" x 14'1" max)

Recessed ceiling spotlights with dimmer switch controls, smoke alarm, attractive column style radiator, ceramic tiled floor and TV aerial point. Built-in cupboard with louvred doors housing a Stelrad Group Ideal Mexico gas fired central heating boiler with wall mounted hot water and central heating controls. Double opening double glazed doors to outside with double glazed windows to each side. Opening to Kitchen.


4.62m x 3.10m (15'2" x 10'2")

Comprehensively fitted with a range of 'in-frame' solid oak fronted base and wall level 'in-frame' incorporating drawers and cupboards, two pull-out basket shelves, plate rack and shelving with granite work surfaces. Inset Belfast style sink unit with drainer grooved into the worktop. Integrated dishwasher and fridge. Housing for microwave. Wall tiling to work surface areas, recessed ceiling lights, telephone point, tiled floor, attractive column style radiator, two multi-paned double glazed windows overlooking the rear garden and wooden panelled door with glazed inserts to Inner Hall.


1.80m x 1.65m (5'11" x 5'5")

With ceiling light point, access to roof void, burglar alarm control pad, attractive column style radiator, ceramic tiled floor, glazed door to rear porch and wooden panelled door with decorative coloured glass leaded inserts to the Snooker Room.


1.52m x 1.35m (5'0" x 4'5")

Ceiling light point, double glazed multi-paned window, quarry tiled floor and part-glazed stable type door to rear garden.


7.24m x 5.46m (23'9" x 17'11")

Decorative coved ceiling with recessed ceiling spotlights, two double radiators with thermostats, three arched single glazed windows to side elevation with decorative external brickwork. Double opening wooden panelled doors with decorative coloured glass leaded inserts to Inner Lobby and wide opening with pillars at each side to the Garden Room.


5.59m x 5.41m (18'4" x 17'9")

An impressive garden room with a high vaulted ceiling and three ceiling light points with dimmer switch controls, four wall light points with dimmer switch controls, four double glazed multi-paned windows, double opening French doors to the rear garden with double glazed windows to each side, stone tiled floor with underfloor heating, telephone point, satellite aerial point and wiring for surround sound system.


With decorative coving and recessed ceiling spotlights with dimmer switch controls. Archway opening to Sitting Room.


4.57m max x 3.91m (15'0" max x 12'10")

Featuring a living flame coal effect gas fire with a composite marble inset and hearth and impressive carved wooden fireplace surround, two leaded windows overlooking the front and side elevations, coved ceiling, ceiling light point, picture rails and double radiator with thermostat.


5.77m x 2.13m plus recess (18'11" x 7'0" plus rece

Impressive moulded-brick mullioned window with leaded glass with views across countryside, spindled balastrade, ceiling light point and radiator. Stripped wooden panelled doors to the Principal Bedroom Suite, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3 and Family Bathroom.


4.55m x 3.76m (14'11" x 12'4")

Upvc double glazed multi-paned window to rear, radiator, two ceiling light points, exposed purlin and telephone point. Opening to Dressing Area.


3.66m x 3.05m (12'0" x 10'0")

With single radiator, ceiling light point, Upvc double glazed multi-paned window and fitted double wardrobe with two sliding mirrored doors. Door to Inter-connecting Shower Room.


2.97m x 2.51m max (9'9" x 8'3" max)

White suite comprising: larger than average shower enclosure with canopy style shower and glazed door; pedestal wash-handbasin; and low level WC. Fully tiled walls, laminated wood effect stripped flooring, double radiator, recessed ceiling spotlights and Upvc double glazed window with obscured glass. Door providing access to Inner Landing/Wardrobe and Second Landing.


4.55m max x 3.94m (14'11" max x 12'11")

Moulded-brick mullioned window with leaded glass overlooking the front with views across countryside, ceiling light point, TV aerial point and radiator.


4.32m x 3.94m (14'2" x 12'11")

Two leaded windows overlooking the side, ceiling light point, access to roof space, radiator, TV aerial point, decorative cast iron fireplace and arched recess with display shelving.


3.10m max x 3.33m max (10'2" max x 10'11" max)

Victorian style suite in white with brass style fittings comprising: double ended polyurethane claw foot bath with central taps; pedestal wash-hand basin; low level WC; and tiled shower enclosure with Triton electric shower and Showerlux glazed door. Fully tiled walls with a decorative stone border tile, column style radiator, recessed ceiling spotlights, access to roof void, walnut effect flooring, double glazed multi-paned window overlooking the rear and built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and immersion heater with slatted shelving.


Approached via a staircase from the Music room with ceiling light point and leaded window to side elevation. Doors to Bedroom 4 and door to Inner Landing/Wardrobe.


4.45m x 4.27m (14'7" x 14'0")

Moulded-brick mullioned window with leaded glass and views over countryside, radiator, ceiling light point and built-in overstairs storage cupboard.


Fitted double wardrobe with two sliding mirrored doors having hanging space and shelving. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Inter-connecting door to Shower Room.


To the rear of the property there is a detached brick building which incorporates three offices, a loft storage area and washroom/WC.


6.50m x 5.13m (21'4" x 16'10")

Upvc double glazed entrance door, four Upvc double glazed multi-paned windows, fluorescent strip lighting, burglar alarm control pad and telephone points. Doors to Office 2, Office 3 and Inner Hall.


5.41m max x 3.53m (17'9" max x 11'7")

Two Upvc double glazed multi-paned windows, two fluorescent strip lights, access to roof void, TV aerial point, wall cupboard housing the electric meter and electrical consumer board, two telephone points and arched wooden panelled door to outside.


3.56m x 3.28m max (11'8" x 10'9" max)

Upvc double glazed multi-paned window, smoke alarm, fluorescent strip lighting and telephone point.


3.48m max x 3.30m max (11'5" max x 10'10" max)

Upvc double glazed multi-paned window, fluorescent strip lighting, smoke alarm and telephone point. Spindled staircase to a first floor Landing/Study Area.


Washroom with wash-handbasin, electric radiator, ceiling light point, quarry tiled floor and seperate WC.


3.56m x 2.21m to purlins (11'8" x 7'3" to purlins)

Two fluorescent strip lights and Upvc double glazed multi-paned window. Door to loft storage area with light.


A gated pathway to the side of the house provides access to the office building. To the rear of the building there is an ornamental vegetable garden with box hedging. Outside lantern style lighting.


The property occupies a pleasant semi-rural position with views across countryside. To the front there is a neatly laid lawned garden enclosed by mature hedging with a number of mature trees. A block paved pathway leads to an impressive entrance porch with outside lantern style light.
The property is approached via a block paved driveway with remote controlled wrought iron gates which leads to a double garage. A five-bar wooden gate from the driveway provides access to a tarmac car park.
To the rear of the property there is a lawned garden and an extensive stone flagged patio with well stocked borders and a herb garden with stone block hedging. There is also an ornamental pond stocked with fish and a circular shaped seating area. The rear garden is fully enclosed by wooden fencing and hedging and enjoys a pleasant outlook over the Paddock towards countryside. Outside lighting to front, side and rear. Outside water tap. External power points.


There is also a paved courtyard area enjoying French doors from the Breakfast room, with a water feature, external power points and outside lighting. External gas meter cupboard to side.


5.61m x 5.72m (18'5" x 18'9")

With an up and over garage door, fluorescent strip light, window, side personal door and power points. (The garage is alarmed).


4.62m x 3.45m (15'2" x 11'4")

Timber framed insulated Summer House with lighting, TV aerial point and power.


A five-bar wooden gate from the car park opens on to a paddock of approximately 1.77acres. There is also a wooden stable block incorporating two loose boxes, a tack room and an open fronted store area with external lighting.
There is second smaller paddock of approximately 0.22 acres with a number of fruit trees, an open fronted store measuring 20'7" x 10'5" and a shed measuring 12'7" x 10'5".


The property has recently had loft insulation installed.
Council Tax Band G, Cheshire West & Chester
Local Authority Cheshire West & Chester Council - Tel 0300 1238123
Fixtures & Fittings - items regarded as fixtures and fittings including carpets and curtains are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by seperate negotiation.
Services - Mains water, gas and electricity. Private drainage system.


Farmhouse, 1894, by Douglas & Fordham for the 1st Duke of Westminster. Brown brick with red brick dressings; grey slate roof with red ridge tiles. Two storeys; asymmetrical front of 3 bays; the entrance in the left bay. Two shaped gables coped in terracotta with ball finials. Two ornate chimneys with stone plinths. Iron casements, with leaded glazing intact to front, in moulded-brick mullioned openings with flat ogee head to each light. Framed and boarded shaped double doors of oak, part glazed, in basket-arched doorway of moulded brick.
Interior. A wide closed-string staircase has newels and two turned balusters per step; and moulded flat balusters to landing. Six-panel doors with moulded stiles, muntins and rails. Source: English Heritage.


"We fell in love with the building. I remember saying to my wife, I don't care what it is like inside, I want to live here! Fortunately the inside was just as good as the external appearance. It has been a fabulous home with a great layout of rooms making it ideal for both our family and friends."


From Chester proceed out of the City, over the Grosvenor Bridge to the Overleigh roundabout, and take the third exit along Lache Lane. Continue into open countryside to the roundabout by Bodfari foods and and take the third exit at the roundabout signposted Kinnerton. Follow the road for approximately 2 miles through Balderton and Gorstella and into Lower Kinnerton. The property will then be found on the right hand side shortly after the turning into Brick Road.


By arrangement with the Agents Chester Office 01244 404040.


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2 Cuppin Street,
Cheshire. CH1 2BN

Tel: 01244 404040