4 unique properties for sale in Cheshire
PUBLISHED: 00:00 09 October 2019 | UPDATED: 08:57 09 October 2019
Whether a historic gem or a modern masterpiece, if these one-off properties make your heart beat a little faster, plant your flag and take ownership.
If Lord of the Manor is a title that suits, look no further than this eye-wateringly beautiful Elizabethan manor house in Brereton. The days of droit de seigneur may be long past (to the great relief of milk-maids everywhere) but the new owners of this glorious edifice would certainly earn the right to do a lordly strut, or two.
Brereton Hall dates back to 1586 and was built by Sir William Brereton on land owned by the family since 1175. Their line came to an abrupt end in 1772 when Francis, the fifth Lord, died a bachelor, after the estate had been in family ownership for 600 years. Oops.
The interior is as heart-stirring as the exterior, of course, and has been beautifully preserved. Revel in wood panelling, huge fireplaces and windows, windows everywhere - not to forget any sociable Elizabethan aristocrat's must-have, a minstrels' gallery.
It's the frontage that delivers the first kick of desire however. The majestic sight that greets every visitor is of the magnificent octagonal twin towers flanking the splendid front entrance. It's said that Elizabeth I herself laid the first stone for the house. What indelible mark will you leave behind?
Where: Brereton, near Holmes Chapel
Contact: Jackson Stops, 01625 540 340, jackson-stops.co.uk
Copper Beech, Alderley Edge
This smart detached family home has been extended and re-modelled to deliver the contemporary kerb appeal you see here. An impressive living-kitchen and two large reception rooms make this a home in which many a party can be thrown, before retiring upstairs to a grand master-suite.
Beautiful bi-folds and extra-sized windows allow light to spill in from every direction and open elegant vistas into a lush, landscaped garden with, of course, a copper beech.
andrewjnowell.co.uk, 01625 585 905
The Lakes, Poynton
Forget the Maldives, now you can have your over-water life right here in Cheshire! Set in a six acre gated estate, this home swings out over a private lake, offering the ultimate room with a view.
Both the master suite and living room gaze out across the water, with nothing but the occasional heron to interrupt the tranquil scene. You even get your very own loggia (or outdoor sitting room to you and us) Oh, the bliss of it!
gascoignehalman.co.uk, 01625 859 888
This stunning home was purpose-built for the current owners, who wanted a discreet, contemporary home in a rural setting. We'd say they succeeded - but perhaps somebody should let them know Mr. Blofeld has his eye on it.
Seriously, while we may joke about the Bond-villain-esque exterior, with its helipad and a football pitch of their very own, this is a beautiful example of what can be achieved with space, imagination and a refusal to be constrained by traditional mores.
struttandparker.com, 01244 354 880