Larch, Belleair Farm, Kingsley
Yearning for all the comfort, conviviality and charm of an old character home, but with a sprinkling of contemporary convenience?
Look no further than The Larch, a cleverly-conceived barn-style home, swathed in countryside, in Kingsley, Frodsham.
Take the turning just after the Lady Heyes Centre on Kingsley Road, keeping to the right-hand side before arriving at the driveway for The Larch.
Park up in the double garage before taking the winding, Indian stone, paved path to the herringbone-design oak front door.
Even before setting foot through the front door, stylish features of The Larch capture the imagination; the double-height gabled window to the first floor and the red-brick gauged archway above the downstairs windows.
Enter into a broad entrance hall, lined with gleaming oak flooring and swimming in light from the tall window by the front door.
Stash your coat and boots in either of the useful storage cupboards, secreted behind oak doors, to the left and directly ahead, beneath the stairs. A handy guest WC is situated to the left of the stairs.
Relax and unwind with the family in the inviting lounge, located through the double doors to the right.
Bathed in light, flowing in through multiple windows to both ends, supplementary illumination comes from the spotlights above and wall-mounted up-lighting to either side of the chimney breast; perfect for cosy winter evenings in front of the television.
Snuggle up, toasty warm, courtesy of underfloor heating, which extends throughout the entirety of the downstairs. Relax on the sofa listening to music through the built-in audio system with ceiling speakers.
Tall oak skirtings run the perimeter of the room, giving way to the stone hearth featuring an impressive living flame fire. Cheering burgundy tones decorate the recesses to either side of the chimney breast, with creamy neutrals coating the remaining walls.
Retrace your steps to hallway and directly across from the lounge, take the door through to the show-stopping family kitchen-dining-living area.
The quintessential modern-day hub of the home; there is room for all the family to congregate here.
Cook up a feast for family and friends in the fully-fitted oak kitchen, topped with polished granite worktops.
An array of over and under storage cupboards line the walls with a full-range of built-in appliances including double-oven, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
To the centre, an island unit houses a gas hob with ceiling-mounted extractor hood; brimming with drawers and cupboards and with a breakfast bar to the far end – ideal for those school-run meals-to-go.
Light flows in through the windows behind the sink and units. Further sunlight enters from the opposite end, where a cosy lounge area is nestled by a set of patio doors leading out to the garden.
In the summertime slip outside and enjoy dinner alfresco, on the paved patio by the Spanish-style barbecue or on the elevated terrace. From here, soak up the stunning views over the lawn and across the peaceful, rolling countryside.
Warmth emanates from the tiled floor underfoot, creating an embracing and welcoming family space where heat is retained and maintained whatever the time of day.
Ideal for entertaining, the natural flow of this space lends itself to family gatherings and soirees with friends; made all the better courtesy of the Lutron mood lighting and in-built speaker system.
Leading off from here, another oak door opens to a utility room with plumbing for washer-dryer and yet more storage; perfect for the cleaning products.
For formal meals and occasions, a delightful dining room is also discovered off the kitchen, decorated in bright vanilla tones and featuring candelabra-style chandelier-lighting to the ceiling and sconce-lighting to the walls.
When it’s time to rest and refresh, take the returning oak staircase up to the first floor landing beneath exposed timber beams, where four sumptuous sleeping chambers await.
Firstly, sneak a peek at the impressive master suite, immediately to the left, a magnificent space which just keeps on giving…
Above, a high, vaulted ceiling features in-built speakers with a striking, suspended lighting system.
Light streams in through the multiple windows to either side, illuminating the impeccable cream-coloured carpet. Space for all your wardrobes, chests of drawers and dressing tables in here (in addition to a super-king-size bed).
Continue through to the dressing area, which leads on to a fully-tiled en-suite shower room with sink, mirror, shower and WC.
Peep through to the fourth bedroom, currently employed as a study but could serve beautifully as a nursery, ironing room or guest bedroom.
Two more sumptuous double bedrooms await, with mesmeric views extending out over the surrounding fields and countryside.
Pull on your boots and get up close and personal with these idyllic rural views in the expansive outdoor space at The Larch.
To the front, alongside the red-brick double garage and courtyard parking is a pretty and well-manicured garden, a perfect precursor to the rural delights to come.
Explore the extensive rear garden here, so private and secluded – the perfect outdoor space for those with children or pets.
Entertain on the timber decking and stone-paved terrace long into the balmy summer evenings, knowing you’re in perfect privacy.
A vast swathe of lawn extends to the rear, dissipating into uninterrupted views of countryside; where better for the children to gambol and play? Perfect for ball games.
Set in 7 acres of land that you will have an equal share of that is privately owned by the 6 properties.
Out and about
Ideally situated for those who love the privacy of rural life, but who want to dip in and out of the hustle and bustle of city life, The Larch is only less than 2.5 miles from Frodsham where direct rail services link you to Chester, Manchester, Liverpool and beyond. With views across the
Cheshire Plain, Derbyshire and The Pennines.
Take a tour of the locale. Frodsham is home to a number of diverse shops, cafes and restaurants.
For traditional pub fare and libation, why not try The Bear’s Paw, an established watering-hole based in a 17th century building. Great for those who enjoy watching sports.
A number of Indian, Italian and modern British restaurants are also situated in the town centre, catering to a range of tastes.
Both Helsby and Frodsham golf courses are only a few miles away, with further leisure activities and facilities to be found in and around nearby Delamere Forest.
Those with school-age children have a number of local schools to choose from, including Helsby High School, St Luke’s Catholic Primary School, Frodsham C of E Primary School and Frodsham Manor House Primary School.
Dip in and out of urban life, before returning home to The Larch, nestled in an exclusive development of only five other homes and seven acres, for true rest and relaxation.
Perfect for those who want the best of both worlds, have your cake and eat it in this utterly unique country home.
The Larch: book your viewing today.