AN 'exquisite' 18th century cottage in a picturesque Cheshire village has been put up for sale at £1.2 million.

Clock Cottage, in Hield Lane, Aston by Budworth, was once the home of esteemed clock maker Matthew Bushell, from whom it derived its name.

Marketed by Storeys of Cheshire, the five-bedroom property was listed on Rightmove last week.

The listing on the website reads: "This charming property has a rich history, dating back to the 18th century.

"In recent years, this characterful home has undergone a remarkable transformation, with significant extensions, updates, and modernisations, showcasing the perfect blend of traditional charm and contemporary luxury."

"There is a seamless flow between the various living areas. The spacious and inviting living room is the ideal place to relax and unwind, featuring a central exposed brick fireplace, perfect for a double sided log burning stove.

Knutsford Guardian: The kitchenThe kitchen (Image: Storeys of Cheshire)

"There are several windows that fill the room with natural light. The modern, well-appointed kitchen is a culinary haven, equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, ample storage, and a central island, perfect for both everyday cooking and entertaining guests."

Inside the property, the ground floor rooms can be tailored to what is needed, be that a playroom, home office, or private study. 

On the first floor, visitors will find five bedrooms, with the master suite offering an en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe space.

Knutsford Guardian: A bathroomA bathroom (Image: Storeys of Cheshire)

Outside, the cottage boasts a good-sized private garden and an oak-framed detached garage, which spans 1000sqft and offers ample space for vehicles.

Included is a room above which can be used as a studio, home gym or further living space.

The listing adds: "Aston by Budworth offers a picturesque setting, with its idyllic countryside views and a sense of tranquility.

Knutsford Guardian: The dining area and kitchenThe dining area and kitchen (Image: Storeys of Cheshire)

"Despite its peaceful location, this home is conveniently situated within easy reach of nearby towns and amenities.

"Cheshire's delightful villages, boutique shops, and renowned restaurants are all within a short distance, providing a vibrant and diverse social scene."