Swanscoe, Rainow, Macclesfield


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A most attractive period stone farmhouse believed to date from the 1800's benefitting from a range of stone barns and outbuildings, nestling in approximately four acres of mature gardens and ancient woodland offering the most outstanding far reaching views across the Cheshire Countryside.

The property has been exceptionally well maintained by the current owners and offers a good level of accommodation for a growing family, located only a short drive from the centre of Macclesfield and the Kings School. The two stone barns both have planning permission to be converted into two residential dwellings which would be ideal for dependent relatives or family members.( Planning Ref: 18/4347M ) The barns could equally be converted into office space or holiday lets for those wishing to run a business from home (subject to the relevant planning consents).


ENTRANCE HALL An attractive entrance hall featuring a stone flagged floor, glazed front door and inner door, large single radiator and access to the stairs leading to the first floor.

LOUNGE 14' 03" x 15' 03" (4.34m x 4.65m) A charming dual aspect sitting room, featuring a large timber bay window to the front elevation offering far reaching rural views and original shutters. To the side elevation is a timber sash window and the room is heated by two radiators. The focal point of the room is an open fire set in a tiled surround with stone mantel over and book shelves to the side.

OFFICE 10' 07" x 12' 04" (3.23m x 3.76m) A good size study with stone flagged floor, original stone display shelving and timber window to the side elevation.

KITCHEN 12' 04" x 13' (3.76m x 3.96m) A most attractive farmhouse style kitchen fitted with a range of wall and base painted hardwood units, complimented by black granite work surfaces over. Built within the units is a 'Neff' double oven and grill, 'Neff' four ring electric hob with extractor canopy over, fridge and freezer, 'Neff' dishwasher, stainless steel sink and drainer with chrome mixer taps over, tiled splashback and tiled floor throughout. To the rear elevation is a timber window with original shutters. There is a large opening allowing the kitchen to flow directly into the dining room, ideal for entertaining.

DINING ROOM 15' 3" x 12' 11" (4.65m x 3.94m) A wonderful dining room, with a large bay window to the front elevation, complimented by original shutters, which allows the light to flood in. There are revealed floorboards throughout and the focal point of the room is a cast iron wood burning stove seated on a tiled plinth with ornate cast iron and tiled surround featuring a timber mantel over.

UTILITY ROOM/WC 12' x 7' 01" (3.66m x 2.16m) A sizeable utility room fitted with a large Butler sink, a floor mounted oil fired boiler, and oak block worktop with space and plumbing for washing machine and separate dryer beneath. The floor is tiled throughout and the room is lit by a timber window to the side elevation and a Velux window. To the rear of the utility room is a door leading to a WC.

CELLAR 27' 22" x 9' 01" (8.79m x 2.77m) Stone steps lead down from the entrance hall to a three room cellar, with original stone shelving for what would have been the meat store and larder currently utilised as an extensive wine store.


DRAWING ROOM 21' x 14' (6.4m x 4.27m) A half landing on the staircase leads to a stunning dual aspect drawing room featuring timber sash windows to both sides and a glazed side door opening out onto the wonderful terrace. At the far end of the room is a wood burning stove with tiled hearth and ornate marble surround with book shelves on either side. The room is further heated by two double radiators.

LANDING Velux window, access to second floor staircase.

MASTER BEDROOM 15' 04" x 17' 06" (4.67m x 5.33m) A large dual aspect master bedroom, sash timber windows to front and side elevations, two double radiators and pedestal wash hand basin.

BEDROOM 2 15' 06" x 12' 11" (4.72m x 3.94m) A spacious double with timber sash window to the front offering far reaching rural views. The room is heated by two double radiators and there is a pedestal wash hand basin.

BATHROOM/ DRESSING ROOM 12' 04" x 10' 03" (3.76m x 3.12m) A characterful family bathroom fitted with a modern 'antique' style suite, comprising, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and clawfoot roll top bath with telephone style tap and shower attachment. The room is fitted with a range of wardrobes and is heated by a double radiator, the walls are half panelled and there is a timber sash window to the side elevation.

FAMILY BATHROOM 3 13' x 7' 04" (3.96m x 2.24m) Fitted with a white suite comprising, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, bath with telephone style tap and shower attachment, half panelled walls, storage cupboards with granite worktop over, radiator and timber window to the rear elevation.

SECOND FLOOR Off the second floor stairs is a large airing cupboard fitted with hot water cylinder and shelving.

LANDING A good size landing which is utilised as a bathroom facility to serve the second floor bedroom accommodation. The landing is fitted with a pedestal wash hand basin, double radiator and timber window to the rear elevation. There is a door leading to the shower room comprising, low level WC, and a fully tiled shower cubicle with electric shower fitment.

BEDROOM 4/STUDY 16' x 12' 08" (4.88m x 3.86m) Stairs lead up from the landing area to a good size bedroom/study area which could easily be converted into a private bedroom featuring revealed beams, three Velux windows and a double radiator.

BEDROOM 2 21' 05" x 16' 09" (6.53m x 5.11m) A large double bedroom set in the eaves of the property, featuring revealed beams, three velux windows and a double radiator.

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a sweeping driveway which splits into two, the left hand fork leads to the side of the main house and the outbuildings and the right hand fork leads to the front of the property and the Oak framed garage. From the side of the property a driveway leads around the back of the farmhouse and up to a large timber double garage 23 feet by 17 feet which is fitted with two timber doors, a bar and side patio doors opening onto decking.

To the side of the farmhouse are two large stone barns, both barns have full planning permission to be converted into a three bed and a two bed property, which is ideal for those who have dependent relatives or older children who wish to have their independence whilst at home. Alternatively the barns could be converted into office space for those who wish to run a business from home. Barn one is a two storey building with external steps leading to a first floor apartment. The apartment has two rooms, the kitchen/dining/ bedroom area (17''05 x 14''10') is fitted with wall and base storage units, stainless steel sink with mixer taps, space for washing machine and dryer, two double radiators and timber window. The shower room comprises fully tiled walk in shower, wash hand basin and low level WC. The living room (17''05' by 17'' 05'') offers a dual aspect with corner wood burner stove seated on a stone plinth, the room is heated by two further radiators.

On the ground floor is a workshop (18''02' x 15''03') and a large double garage with up and over door (17''08' x 18''02'). On the ground floor of barn 2 is a large open fronted garage area (31''01' x 12''10') housing the oil tank, a wood store and potting shed. To the first floor of the barn is a large open room (31''01' x 13'' 06') which is currently used for storage. There are various terrace seating areas to the rear of the farmhouse and a large lawn interspersed with a number of mature trees. To the far side of the farmhouse is a most attractive recently created elevated Indian Stone patio area, ideal for alfresco entertaining and enjoying the stunning views on offer. Steps lead down from the patio onto a large side and front lawn with shrub borders.

The front driveway leads to an Oak frame triple open garage and attached garage with gates and a slate roof. Steps leads down to a further fenced front garden with large pond. To the rear of the property is approximately two acres of ancient woodland ideal for a young family to enjoy. Please note that there is further pasture land available subject to separate negotiation.

LOCATION Rainow is a village and civil parish in Cheshire, England, in the valley of the River Dean and next to the B5470 road between Macclesfield and Kettleshulme. It straddles the eastern side of the Peak District border of Derbyshire and Cheshire,[1] and is surrounded by pasture farmland. The village's name comes from the Old English Hraefn Hoe, meaning Ravens' Hill. It is a former coal-mining village and has a population of around 2,500.[2]

To the east of the village is Lamaload Reservoir, the first concrete reservoir constructed in England, between 1958 and 1964. At 308 metres (1,010 ft), it is also the highest constructed dam in England.[3]

White Nancy, a circular, white-painted stone structure constructed to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, stands at the northern end of Kerridge Hill on the boundary between the parishes of Rainow and Bollington. The property is only a short drive to the town of Macclesfield and the well renowned Kings School.

SERVICES Oil fired central heating, mains electricity, mains water and a sceptic tank. Fibre Broadband has recently been connected to the property and there is a bore hole water supply which is on a timer for watering the garden.

EPC 53 / 79 E

TENURE We believe the tenure of the property to be freehold

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with the Agents Knutsford Office

Telephone : 01565 621624

DIRECTIONS From Macclesfield town centre travel east on the A537, at the main roundabout take the second exit onto the B5470 (Rainow Road). Follow the B5470 for a few miles then turn left onto Kerridge Road, after less than a mile you will see the gates for Swanscoe Hall. Go through the gates taking the right hand lane which takes you up to the property at the end of the lane.

PLANNING PERMISSION Cheshire East Planning reference 18/4347 M

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