We believe that the older parts of Higher Capstone Farm date back to c1617. On the border of the Egerton Family Estate the property passed into the ownership of the current family in 1976. The property stands in open countryside with stunning 180* views over its own 12 acres of land and onto Manchester to the North, towards Lyme Park to the South and on a clear day the hills of Wales can be seen, to the West, in the distance. Maximising the sun, the front of the property faces in a southerly direction.
Built from local Stone The property comprises of a Hall, Lounge, Music Room, Farmhouse Kitchen, Sun Room, Utility Room, First Floor Landing, Three Double Bedrooms (One with a Dressing Room) and Family Bathroom.
The outbuildings include Two barns (one with an office) Two Stables and a field stable (Shelter) for the horses.
The property benefits from Double Glazed windows and Oil fuelled Central heating to Radiators.
Although in open countryside the property is less than a 10 minutes drive to Marple Railway station and links into the centre of Manchester.
To arrange a viewing on the House, Out Building and the Land, call Edward Mellor, Marple on 0161 449 5589
Just short of 12 acres of land. A level forecourt surrounds the house and out buildings. Ageing stone steps lead down from the forecourt onto the main Paddock. The various fields and paddocks are bordered by Dry Stone Walls.
The front of the Farmhouse faces South and maximises the sun on the front of the property. Looking to the West there are views over the City of Manchester and in the distance are the hills of Wales, with the opposite views being towards Lyme Park and Wilmslow. No matter the weather, the views are stunning, From the blue skies of the summer to the rolling clouds of when its raining to the Snow topped hills, there is always something to look at and enjoy.
Hall - 2.40 x 2.39 (7'10" x 7'10")
With a hardwood door to the front of the property, as you enter you get the first sense of how much character the farmhouse holds. A stained glass window to the side of the Hall. Door to the lounge.
Lounge - 5.33 x 4.22 (17'6" x 13'10")
Original beams, Stone fire place, Thick stone walls with sunken windows. The room you would expect to see in a property of this age. Stairs to the first floor Landing, Wooden door to the Music room and Kitchen. The views, mentioned above, are all visible through the window to the front. In the colder months, with a real fire roaring, this is a perfect room to sit and enjoy your surroundings.
Music Room - 5.33 x 2.76 (17'6" x 9'1")
So called as it currently house a "Baby Grand" Piano. Easily reconfigured as a Dining Room. Thick stone walls with sunken windows to rear and front aspect.
Farmhouse Kitchen - 5.56 x 4.26 (18'3" x 14'0")
Again with exposed beams in the ceiling, Wooden kitchen units. Ample work surface for food preparation, Aga cooker, Natural light and stunning views through the double glazed windows to the front and side. Thick stone walls and sunken windows to the rear. Access to the Lounge and Sun Room. Big enough to prepare a meal and sit and eat around a table as a family.
Sun Room - 3.80 x 3.80 (12'6" x 12'6")
Double glazed windows with Stone Mullions to Two aspects, Tiled flooring, Double glazed French Doors to the outside front aspect. Wooden door to the rear aspect. A less formal reception room. Somewhere to sit with a coffee at the start of the day or maybe a glass of wine in the evening watching the sun set over the hills in the distance.
Utility Room - 2.74 x 1.72 (9'0" x 5'8")
A practical room with thick stone walls and sunken window to the rear. Fitted kitchen units, Sink and drainer, Oiled central heating boiler, Low level WC
Landing - 4.28 x 2.00 (14'1" x 6'7")
Open plan stairs from the lounge. Exposed beams, Thick stone walls with sunken windows, Access to all first floor accommodation.
Bedroom One - 4.26 x 3.60 (14'0" x 11'10")
Plastered walls and ceilings with some exposed stone and beams. Double glazed window with stone mullions to the front Southerly aspect. (with the views mentioned above), fitted wardrobes,
Bedroom Two - 4.43 x 3.41 (14'6" x 11'2")
Another double Bedroom, again with plastered walls and ceilings with some exposed stone and beams. Double glazed window with exposed bean lintel and stone mullions to the front Southerly aspect. (with the views mentioned above), Sunken storage area with another original timber lintel
Bedroom Three - 3.36 x 2.74 (11'0" x 9'0")
A third double Bedroom, again with plastered walls and ceilings with some exposed stone and beams. Double glazed window with exposed bean lintel and stone mullions to the front Southerly aspect. (with the views mentioned above), Access to the internal Dressing Room.
Dressing Room - 2.00 x 1.93 (6'7" x 6'4")
An enclosed room that gives ample wardrobe and dressing space. Could be reconfigured to be a 2nd bathroom or Ensuite.
Bathroom - 3.48 x 2.00 (11'5" x 6'7")
Fitted bathroom suite with Panel Bath with shower over, Low level WC, Pedestal wash hand basin. Double glazed window with exposed bean lintel and stone mullions to the rear aspect.
Office - 6.61 x 3.71 (21'8" x 12'2")
The office and kennels are part of the same building. Constructed of Iron girder, Breeze block walls and steel sheet roof. Power, Light and Water.
Kennels - 18.54 x 6.61 (60'10" x 21'8")
Currently a working dogs kennel with individual kennels for each guest. The building is a modern construction and could easily be used for other uses.
Barn - 18.75 x 9.15 (61'6" x 30'0")
A second out building, again Constructed of Iron girder, Breeze block walls and steel sheet roof. Power, Light and Water.
A set of Two Stables, Brick contraction and stable doors to the front. Currently occupied by the owner horse and a fully working stable. Adjacent to the stables is a brick built shelter for the horse to use during the day when it is not enjoying the free run of the paddocks
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