An impressive family home set in over an acre, with heated swimming pool, tennis court and a self-contained cottage.
A splayed entrance with double gates leads onto a gravelled driveway which provides access to an outbuilding with garaging for two cars and a workshop/lawnmower store to the side, and additional first floor accommodation above.
A solid oak front door opens to an enclosed porch, finished with a quarry tiled floor and leaded light windows. An inner door leads into an elegant reception hall with original wood panelled walls and an ornate carved staircase to the first floor.
To one side of the hall is the drawing room which has an attractive bay window overlooking the front garden and a stone fireplace with cast iron grate. On the other side of the hall the well proportioned dining room includes a bay window to the front with a set of double doors opening to an attractive sitting room with an exposed wood floor.
To the rear of the property is a versatile playroom (currently utilised as a study). This benefits from fitted book shelving and cupboards.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a Clive Christian fitted kitchen and a work surface incorporating a four burner gas hob with microwave combi oven beneath. There is a two-oven gas Aga, integrated dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer along with a housing unit for an Amana American style fridge freezer built into housing unit.
There is also a cloakroom to the ground floor and an enclosed covered rear porch which serves as a boot room and could also be used as a utility room if required. This area also provides access to the self-contained cottage.
On the first floor there is a large central landing off which there are five bedrooms (all with fitted wardrobes) and two bathrooms.
The principal bedroom overlooks the front garden and has Clive Christian fitted wardrobes, as well as a door to a large L-shaped bathroom with sauna. Bedrooms 2,3 and 4 are all of good proportions and have lovely views over the gardens and grounds.
Bedroom five, a single bedroom, has been utilised as a dressing room but could easily be re-configured if required.
A front door opens to a large L-shaped living/dining room. There is a well-fitted kitchen with a rear door opening into the rear porch/boot room for the principal property. The bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a large en suite shower room.
Gardens & Grounds
The extensive gardens at Chilton Foliat are particularly secluded. Laid principally to lawn, they incorporate well stocked borders, a tennis court and a heated swimming pool.
To one side of the property is an Indian stone patio which can be accessed directly from the sitting room or the rear porch, creating an attractive al fresco entertaining area.
The outbuilding (accessed from the main drive) in further detail provides a double garage, L-shaped Workshop and an internal staircase rising to a first floor home office which overlooks the gardens and includes a kitchenette and WC. There is also a useful, large boarded store room.
Chilton Foliat is situated in Mickle Trafford, about three miles from Chester city centre. The village of Mickle Trafford has a shop, post office and a popular primary school.
Chester is a thriving and historic county town offering an excellent range of retail, leisure and commercial services. These include a burgeoning restaurant and café scene and the new Story House theatre.
Chester is also home to a range of popular state and independent schools (at both primary and secondary levels) including Kings and Queens in the city centre, and Abbey Gate College in Saighton (6 miles).
Mickle Trafford is very well placed for the commuter with easy access to the motorway network linking Manchester and Liverpool. There is a regular direct rail service to London Euston from Chester station (from about 2 hours).
The A55 trunk road is just over a mile from the property and offers direct access to the North Wales coast and the extensive and varied leisure opportunities in the region.
Square Footage: 3,791 sq ft
Council Tax Band = G (Cheshire West & Chester)