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Bullgate Lane North Rode, Congleton £595,000

  • Character Original Lock Keepers Cottage
  • Fabulous Rural Location Set Next To The Bosley Locks
  • Occupying A Generous Plot Of Approximately 0.75 Acres
  • Beautiful Setting With Surrounding Countryside And Open Views
  • Bordering The Macclesfield Canal And Towpath
  • Well Stocked And Maintained Gardens And Field
  • Sympathetically Extended Over The Years
  • Wonderful Accommodation With Four Bedrooms
  • Dining Kitchen With An AGA Range Oven
  • Sitting Room And A Fabulous Conservatory/Dining Room

A fabulous former Lock Keepers Cottage originally built in the 1830's, occupying a wonderful position bordering the Macclesfield Canal and the Historic Bosley Locks. Tastefully and sympathetically altered and extended over the years to create a spacious home full of character and charm. Set in the highly sought after village parish of North Rode with idyllic surroundings having wonderful views over adjoining countryside and over to the National Trust owned Bosley Cloud. Occupying a generous plot of around 0.75 acres(TBC) having well stocked and maintained gardens including a fabulous canal pond feature in the lower garden. The open field and garden gives a great feeling of space with a large stone driveway providing ample parking for several vehicles which then leads to the cottage on a stone track, with a further enclosed field offering flexibility for many purposes to suit the individual needs. Benefiting from a stone garage with an attached out building providing ideal storage space, the cottage also has a handy boiler room and garden store. The cottage itself has a welcoming character feel having a good sized dining kitchen featuring an AGA range oven. The dining area then opens to an inner hall which has feature wooden latched doors giving access to a study, the boot room and a utility/cloakroom w.c. The main sitting room features an open fire and wood effect flooring, wooden french doors opening to the garden room with its fabulous views. The addition of the conservatory dining room offers a modern twist although in-keeping with the property with its hard wood construction and the exposed stone wall features. The first floor has four bedrooms, each with their own unique features including display fireplaces, exposed stone walls, and all benefiting from fabulous countryside views. The Master bedroom has its own four piece bathroom suite, with a further family bathroom serving the other bedrooms.

Bullgate Lane North Rode
Congleton CW12 2PB
County: Cheshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: WB002161

Side Entrance/Boot Room

7' 10'' x 6' 0'' (2.39m x 1.83m)

With a double glazed door, double glazed window, quarry tiled flooring, exposed stone walling, radiator with thermostat control and latched wooden doors through to:-


9' 5'' x 6' 2'' (2.87m x 1.88m)

Fitted with a range of wall mounted and base level units with work top surface incorporating a stainless steel sink and drainer, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a fridge/freezer, and a low level w.c. A double glazed window, radiator with thermostat control, cupboard housing meters, exposed stone walling and a wood beamed ceiling.

Inner Hallway

A stairway to the first floor, storage cupboard, power points, tiled flooring, open plan through to :-

Dining Kitchen

17' 7'' x 9' 9'' (5.36m x 2.97m)

Fitted with a bespoke range of wall mounted and base level units with light marble effect rolled work tops surfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink and drainer. Feature AGA range oven with two hot plates and dual ovens, a further built-in electric oven and grill and an electric hob, space for a fridge/freezer, plumbing for a dishwasher, part tiled walls and tiled flooring. Inset spot lights, double glazed window overlooking the garden and open countryside, double glazed french doors giving access to the front garden and field. Wall mounted electric heater, power points.


12' 0'' (maximum) x 7' 4'' (3.65m x 2.23m)

With double glazed window to the rear overlooking the canal and towpath. Radiator, feature display fireplace, power points, telephone point.

Sitting Room

17' 6'' x 10' 0'' (maximum) (5.33m x 3.05m)

With a double glazed window overlooking the canal and the towpath, with a further double glazed window to the side. Feature open fireplace with a stone hearth and surround and a wooden mantle. Radiator with thermostat, wood effect flooring, exposed ceiling beams, a feature internal window, built-in storage cupboard, power points, T.v. aerial point, wooden french doors giving access through to:-

Garden Room

8' 0'' x 5' 0'' (2.44m x 1.52m)

With double glazed windows, radiator, inset spot lights, wood effect flooring.

Conservatory/Dining Room

14' 0'' (maximum) x 12' 3'' (4.26m x 3.73m)

Fabulous part stone built with double glazed hardwood windows and french doors, a further double glazed door to the side, feature tiled flooring. Double glazed roof windows with an opening window light. Exposed stone walling.

Boiler Room

With double glazed door and double glazed window, power points and lighting, work top surfaces, Grant boiler, space for fridge/freezer, feature Belfast sink with dual taps.

First Floor Landing

With exposed wooden flooring, a roof window providing natural light, power points, radiator with thermostat, built-in storage cupboard and wooden doors through to:-

Master Bedroom

17' 4'' x 12' 0'' (maximum into alcove) (5.28m x 3.65m) (maximum into alcove)

With double glazed windows having views across adjoining countryside and beyond, radiator with thermostat control, feature exposed wooden flooring, exposed wooden beam and exposed stone walling, power points, wooden door through to:-

En-Suite Shower Room

7' 0'' x 6' 2'' (2.13m x 1.88m)

Fitted with a four piece suite comprising;- fully tiled shower cubicle with an integral shower and shower screen, vanity wash hand basin incorporating storage cupboards and drawer units, bidet and a low level W.c. Splash back tiling and part tiled walls, double glazed window to the side, feature chrome towel rail incorporating a radiator, tiled effect flooring.

Bedroom Two

11' 0'' x 8' 5'' (3.35m x 2.56m)

With double glazed window to the front and side offering far reaching views over the garden, field, and open countryside. Radiator with thermostat, pedestal wash hand basin, and power points.

Bedroom Three

10' 2'' x 9' 3'' (extending to 10' into alcove (3.10m x 2.82m extending to 3.05 into alcove)

With double glazed windows to the side and rear having fabulous views. Radiator with thermostat, exposed wooden flooring, feature display fireplace with a cast-iron grill and wooden mantle and surround. Power points, loft access.

Bedroom Four

10' 7'' x 7' 9'' (maximum) (3.22m x 2.36m)

With double glazed window to the rear, radiator with thermostat control, power points.

Family Bathroom

10' 0'' x 5' 7'' (3.05m x 1.70m)

Fitted with a white three piece suite comprising; panelled bath with chrome mixer taps and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and a low level W.c., obscured double glazed window, chrome heated towel radiator, part tiled walls and tiled effect flooring, shaver point with lighting, extractor fan.


Accessed via a wooden five bar gate with a graveled driveway providing ample parking for several vehicles, the driveway then continues along the garden with a stone track leading to the house. A generous plot of approximately 0.75 acres(TBC) of well stocked and maintained gardens and fields. With a hidden front garden which has an array of mature trees, hedgerow, flower bed and shrub borders with stone paved steps and walkways. Their is a feature canal side pond with a fenced border. Further stone steps leading to a raised garden area which is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, well stocked and manicured flower bed and shrub borders, and stone paved walkways which lead to a paved seating area. An open field to the front of the property with hedgerow lined borders which adjoins the garden area, this is mainly laid to lawn and flows across the front of the property and along to the side enclosed field and vegetable garden. The Main garden has an open stone paved walkway and patio seating areas ideal for outdoor living, all enjoying views over adjoining fields and open countryside. The stone paved pathway continues to the side which has a courtyard seating area which continues with gates access onto the canal towpath, and a further stone paved pathway surrounding the property with stone walls and fenced borders siding onto the towpath, the Macclesfield Canal, and Bosley Locks.

Detached Stone Garage/Store


19' 7'' x 9' 4'' (5.96m x 2.84m)

With a metal "Up and Over" door, double glazed window, power points and lighting, eaves storage space, tiled flooring.

Store Room

9' 3'' x 8' 4'' (2.82m x 2.54m)

With double glazed window and lighting, and a feature wooden open plan mezzanine storage area with a metal ladder.

Bullgate Lane North Rode
Congleton CW12 2PB
County: Cheshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: WB002161
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