A 'HANDSOME' riverside country house sitting within five and a half acres of private gardens and grounds has gone up for sale.

The five-bedroom property, off the 'popular and sought-after' Trouthall Lane in Plumley, is just a 10-minute drive south of Knutsford.

With grounds adjoining the small Peover Eye river and including a range of former stable buildings suitable for a variety of uses, the house has been put on the market just shy of £2 million. 

Built in the 1930s and extended in the 1970s by the current owner, the property offers 'well-maintained' family accommodation of nearly 4,000sqft in the main house. 

On entering the house, visitors are welcomed into an 'impressive' reception hall with a galleried staircase.

The ground floor accommodation also includes a triple aspect drawing room with a fireplace and views over the gardens and a formal dining room overlooking the terrace.

Knutsford Guardian: The kitchenThe kitchen (Image: Stuart Rushton & Co)

A secondary hallway to the rear offers access to a pantry, utility room, boot room and the open-plan kitchen/dining/living area.

The property listing on Rightmove adds: "This large informal area boasts banks of windows and glazing overlooking the gardens and grounds towards the river.

"It includes the kitchen, fitted with a range of natural wood units with central island and space for a good sized dining table, a morning room which is currently used as a study, and links in to an impressive family/day room with vaulted ceiling - a really lovely daytime lounge."

Knutsford Guardian: One of the en suite shower roomsOne of the en suite shower rooms (Image: Stuart Rushton & Co)

Heading upstairs, visitors will find the house's five bedrooms, all double rooms and boasting views over the gardens and countryside.

The principal bedroom includes a three-quarter height window overlooking the garden, a walk-through dressing room and an en suite shower room.

The second bedroom overlooks the rear and also has an en suite shower room. The remaining bedrooms share a large family bathroom.

Outside, a sweeping driveway meanders to the front of the house and onwards to a parking forecourt where there is an attached double open-fronted garage with EV charging point, a tractor shed, and ample parking for a large number of cars. 

An expansive terrace sits to the rear of the house, enjoys a wonderful sunny aspect and a panoramic view over the garden towards the river beyond.