AN 'exceptional' restored farmhouse nestled 'amidst the rolling hills of the Cheshire countryside' has been put up for sale.

The five-bed property, off Stable Lane in Cotebrook, near Tarporley, is surrounded by fields used by sheep and horses for grazing.

The 'fully-renovated' 200-year-old home, made of Cheshire brick and sandstone, is being marketed for offers above £1.75 million by estate agents Storeys of Cheshire.   

A property listing on Rightmove says: "Turning off the aptly named Stable Lane, electric gates - controllable by intercom, keypad and fob - open to the estate gravel driveway, offering an abundance of parking, alongside the detached, four-car garage with attached office building and shed.

"A rural refuge, sense the separation from the wider world as the gates quietly close, and the patter of daily life is replaced by the soothing silence of the countryside, broken only by the contented bleating of sheep and champing sounds of horses."

Inside the farmhouses, visitors step into an 'airy, open and light' entrance hall, off which can be accessed a family room, a living room, a boot room and a utility room.

Also on the ground floor is a further sitting room and the kitchen/diner.

The listing adds: "Captivating views await from the culinary hub of the home, the spacious kitchen-diner, part of a modern extension furnished with bi-folding floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors which open to connect the home with the terrace and unbroken scenes of the countryside.

"A huge, open, bright space with sociable central island breakfast bar, topped in cool white marbled granite, the kitchen is the heart of the home.

"Stainless steel appliances include an induction oven, dishwasher, wine fridge and cooler, alongside a bespoke Samsung navy fridge-freezer with filtered ice and water, instant boiling water tap and farmhouse ceramic sink."

Heading upstairs from the entrance hall to the landing, there are three bedrooms, including the master suite, which comes with a separate dressing room and en suite bathroom.

Also on this floor are two further double bedrooms, each served by en suite bathrooms.

Up on the second floor, visitors will find the two further large bedrooms, with exposed beams, which share a 'beautifully furnished' bathroom.