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Tunstall Road, Congleton £1,200,000

An imposing six bedroom country residence occupying a peaceful and elevated position with a westerly aspect overlooking the landscaped gardens, adjoining paddocks and across the Cheshire plain, together with a traditional stone building, excellent equestrian facilities and land extending in total to approximately 20.13 acres (8.15 hectares). Situation The property is sheltered by and nestled on the western flank of the National Trust owned prominent hill known as ‘The Cloud’ which stands behind the house and rises up to a height of 1,125 ft above sea level, the property enjoys an elevated setting with far reaching westerly views over the Cheshire Plain. The pretty stone built village of Timbersbrook, with its mill pond and former Silk Mill is situated nearby and the surrounding quiet country lanes provide the opportunity for riding and walking from home. In addition the property is near to the ‘Gritstone Trail’, a well know local walking route and the Macclesfield Canal has a towpath providing a pleasant walking and cycling route which extends to the major canal network. The boundary of the Peak District National Park is only 3 miles away due east of the property and offers a multitude of opportunities for those seeking outdoor adventures. The thriving old textile market town of Congleton which straddles the River Dane is approximately 3 ½ miles from the property and offers a comprehensive range of shopping, recreational and commercial facilities. Junction 17 of the M6 is approximately 9 miles away and provides convenient access to The Potteries and to the commercial industrial centres of the North West. Local primary and secondary schools are located in the town of Congleton and private schooling is available in Macclesfield and South Manchester, many of which provide coach services locally. Description Cloud Cottage began life as a modest property of stone construction and over the years it has been substantially extended to create a fabulous country residence offering generous room sizes and flexible accommodation. The current vendors have added to the acreage of the property during their time since the 1970’s and it now extends in total to approximately 20.13 acres. The property is accessed via a private driveway leading from Tunstall Road and in addition there is also a secondary access via a track onto Weathercock Lane on the far western boundary. To the south of the house there is an ‘L’ shaped two storey stone building providing garaging and storage rooms with fabulous views at first floor level and providing scope for alternative uses such as a holiday let, equestrian tourism and residential conversion subject to planning consent being obtained. The equestrian facilities consist of a block of 12 stables, storage buildings and yard area, as well as a manége and the grassland which is divided into 8 paddocks of varying sizes. Accommodation Accessed from the side entrance vestibule which opens to a wide and welcoming reception hall with a wood block parquet floor. Off the hallway there is a family dining kitchen which offers a range of kitchen units and built in appliances and a separate utility/boot room for convenience. The property offers four reception rooms consisting of a lounge having fabulous views over the Cheshire plain and patio doors open out onto the front garden terrace, a further living room, separate dining room and a spacious study. On the first floor the galleried landing gives access to the six bedrooms, all of generous proportion and a spacious master bedroom having a hallway and its own en-suite bathroom. In addition there is a separate w.c and family bathroom which are both accessed from the landing. Externally to the front of the property there is a landscaped garden, with extensive lawned areas, raised borders and a stream water feature. To the rear of the property there is a decorative stone flagged courtyard and an outhouse of stone construction which provides useful storage. Farm Buildings Traditional Stone Range The ‘L’ shaped detached stone range offers two garages, a secure store room, three stables which are currently utilised for storage space and to the first floor level via an external metal staircase, there are storage rooms and a separate hay loft providing further storage space. Stable Block (40m x 6m) Situated to the south of the traditional range and of concrete block wall construction under a mono pitched corrugated iron sheeted roof. Divided into 12 stables and a feed/store room and having the benefit electric and water supplies connected. Storage building (9m x 6.5m) Of timber frame construction and fully timber clad, with a concrete floor and a double pitched corrugated cement fibre roof. Presently divided into two with double sliding doors to the front and a pedestrian door to the rear and ideal for the secure storage of machinery and equipment required for the management of the land. Open fronted storage building (10m x 9m) Of steel frame construction with side and rear cladding of corrugated iron and corrugated iron mono pitched roof over a concrete floor. Open fronted lean-to section (9m x 9m) Of steel frame construction with corrugated iron cladding to the rear and a mono pitched corrugated iron roof over a concrete floor. Pony stable/garden store (4m x 3.15m) Of internal concrete block wall construction and externally stone clad with concrete floor and mono pitched corrugated iron roof. Manége (47m x 20m) Situated to the west of the buildings and having an all-weather surface. Land The land is situated to the west of the home steading and all within a ring fence and extends to approximately 17.98 acres of good grazing and mowable land. It is subdivided into 8 individual paddocks by a combination of post and rail fencing and mature hawthorn hedges. Running from the home steading and buildings there is a stone track which runs all the way through to Weathercock Lane and this provides a very useful secondary access for agricultural vehicles, horseboxes and trailers throughout the year.

Tunstall Road
Congleton CW12 3QB
County: Cheshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: WB001398

Entrance Vestibule

Accessed via double wooden front doors with window lights, stone flooring, wooden door with window lights through to:-

Reception Hall

16' 5'' x 12' 0'' (maximum) (5.00m x 3.65m)

With feature wood parquet flooring, stairway to the first floor with open wooden spindle balustrade, feature double glazed portal window and stairway, arched window, double panelled radiator, doors through to:-


7' 8'' x 5' 7'' (2.34m x 1.70m)

Fitted with a white two piece suite comprising, pedestal wash hand basin and a low level W.c., tiled effect flooring, double glazed door giving access to the rear garden, single panel radiator.

Dining Kitchen

23' 0'' x 9' 7'' extending 10'6" (7.01m x 2.92m extending to 3.20m)

Fitted with a range of wall mounted base level units and light marble effect work top surfaces incorporating four ring Halogen Hob, built-in electric double oven and grill and ceramic sink and drainer, plumbing for dishwasher, built-in fridge, part tiled walls and tiled effect flooring, front and side aspect double glazed windows, spot lighting, double panelled radiator, wooden doors to through to:-

Living Room

14' 8'' x 13' 0'' (maximum) (4.47m x 3.96m)

With a double glazed window, brick built fireplace, single panel radiator.

Dining Room

12' 4'' x 10' 3'' (3.76m x 3.12m)

With double glazed windows and double glazed door to the rear, double panelled radiator, doors through to:-


12' 7'' x 10' 5'' (3.83m x 3.17m)

With a double glazed window to the front, double glazed door giving access to the rear garden, single panel radiator, spot lighting.


20' 5'' x 15' 9'' (6.22m x 4.80m)

With double glazed sliding patio doors to the rear offering fabulous panoramic views over the garden, fields and paddocks and panoramic views over the Cheshire countryside and beyond. Double glazed windows to the side and rear, double panelled radiators, feature stone display fireplace incorporating a wooden mantle display inserts and an open fire.


Galleried Landing

With a double glazed window to the front offering fabulous views, open spindled balustrade, built-in airing cupboard housing the water tank and storage shelving, loft access, doors through to:-

Master Bedroom

19' 10'' x 15' 9'' (excluding entrance hallway) (6.04m x 4.80m) (excluding entrance hallway)

With double glazed windows to both the front and rear offering fabulous views, double panelled radiators, fitted with a range of bedroom furniture with wardrobes, storage cupboards and drawer units. Door through to:-

En-Suite Bathroom

9' 0'' x 5' 10'' (2.74m x 1.78m)

Fitted with a three piece suite comprising a tiled panelled bath with an integral shower, pedestal wash hand basin and a low level W.c., tiled walls obscured double glazed windows to the rear, double panelled radiator with heated towel rail, spot lights.

Separate W.C

5' 10'' x 2' 10'' (1.78m x 0.86m)

With obscured double glazed window, low level W.c., wood effect flooring

Bedroom Two

13' 0'' x 10' 6'' (3.96m x 3.20m)

With a double glazed window to the front offering fabulous views, double panelled radiator, fitted with a range of built-in wardrobes, hanging rails and storage shelving, built-in sink.

Bedroom Three

12' 3'' x 9' 4'' (3.73m x 2.84m)

With double glazed windows to the front and side again offering fabulous views, single panel radiator.

Bedroom Four

9' 3'' x 8' 10'' (2.82m x 2.69m)

With a double glazed window, built-in storage cupboards, single panel radiator.

Bedroom Five

12' 7'' x 12' 5'' (3.83m x 3.78m)

With a double glazed window, double panelled radiator, pedestal wash hand basin, built-in storage cupboards.

Bedroom Six

12' 6'' x 9' 0'' (3.81m x 2.74m)

With a double glazed window, double panelled radiator, built-in storage cupboards.


7' 0'' x 6' 0'' (2.13m x 1.83m)

Fitted with a three piece suite comprising tiled panelled bath with a wall mounted electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.c., obscured double glazed window, tiled walls, heated towel rail, wood effect laminate flooring.

Tunstall Road
Congleton CW12 3QB
County: Cheshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: WB001398
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