312 Stockport Road Gee Cross, Hyde, SK14 5RU
Living Rooms 2
Rustic stone, exposed beams, gothic allureâ€¦this former farm cottage has it all.
Originally part of the Spout House Farm outbuildings, 312 Stockport Road was lovingly converted into living accommodation in the 1970s. Retaining all the rural rusticity of its heritage, this country cottage has been smattered with a sprinkling of contemporary conveniences to create the dream 21st century home.
Take a trip along Stockport Road and cross the 18th century cobbles to discover more. Framed by a foliage-filled old-world country garden, the traditional stone frontage of this quaint cottage awaits.
Step beneath the imposing carved oak storm porch and inside, through to your show-stopping kitchen.
Beneath your feet lies natural slate tiling, perfectly in keeping with the arcadian charm of the exposed stone walls. Sensory delights abound in this kitchen.
Old world charm collides with contemporary culinary style in this light filled epicurean arena. Overhead, exposed white wooden panelling reflects light from the fresh, streamlined glass pendants. Interspersing this modern ceiling is the brooding oak of the solid original timber, for that dash of Victorian propriety.
Authentic lead-paned windows draw sunlight in through the front and rear of the cottage, allowing you a bright and airy preparation space. Ahead of you, solid oak surfaces stretch out, providing ample space for slicing and dicing.
Feast your eyes on the slick white Range oven; the quintessential centre piece of any country kitchen. Pop in the Sunday roast and rinse your hands by the sunken Belfast sink, another archaic feature fusing the past with the present.
A true family kitchen, a central island houses additional storage and is the perfect breakfast bar for informal feasting. Meanwhile, your dining table makes the most of its vantage point by the sunny front window and sits aside a vintage wooden wine rackâ€¦top up, anyone?
Bypass the staircase and follow us through the glass paned double doors into your welcoming lounge. Bright and airy; sun flows through from the rear window into the front, dappling the original exposed beams with light. This natural light is ably assisted by the glow from your elegant candelabra wall sconces.
Cosy up on the sofa in front of the deep-set stone fireplace, mesmerised by the flicker of the stove's living-flame fire. Hang your stockings on the traditional heavy set wooden mantelpiece as the Christmas tree, trimmed with glowing lights and twinkling stars, heralds the festive season.
Plenty of space in here for a large coffee table and one or two sideboards, alongside your sofa and favourite armchair. Enjoy leisurely mornings spent reading the paper or just relaxing in this atmospheric room.
A broad oak door leads through into your pitched-ceiling family room. In the apex of the vaulted roof, Velux windows draw the daylight in, with the addition of contemporary spotlighting in the evenings. Chrome-coloured vintage-style radiators keep this cheerful space cosy in the coolest of months, aided by the warmth of the earthy tones of the opulent feature walls.
Choose a favourite film to watch on the inset television above the electric fire in this most modern room of the cottage.
Why not use this as a playroom for the children? Its solid oak flooring can withstand the tremor of tiny feet â€“ and there's even a storage cupboard for all the toys and games built in.
Slip out through the hardwood double French doors to take your morning coffee beneath the leafy pergola in your glorious courtyard garden amidst the gentle chatter of the birds.
A top of the range slate-tiled downstairs wet room lies at the far end of your family room. Equipped with a rainfall shower, down-lighting and low-level toilet, this accessible space is convenient for all your family and guests.
Up the open oak staircaseâ€¦your sumptuous sleeping quarters await.
Emerging on the spacious landing, around the corner discover your decadent bathroom. Submerge yourself in the frothy waters of your claw-foot, roll-top bath, admiring the rustic beams overhead. Wrap up in a towel, toasty from the heated rail, and sit back to dry your toes on the slate topped seat beneath the shuttered window. Bliss.
A separate shower surrounded by original stone and sleek modern tiling provides further echoes of the aged beauty of this home.
Time now to reveal your den of dreamsâ€¦three cosy double bedrooms entreat your presence.
Admire the beamed ceilings and tactile exposed stonework within each of your first two chambers; no childish arguments about who gets the best bedroom â€“ both offer green views out to the front garden and retain similar charms and quirks.
Of course, your master bedroom boasts all these feature, with an added flair of luxury. Spanning the full breadth of the cottage, this kingly bedroom looks out across the front and rear gardens; its windows filling the vaulted ceiling with light.
In the summer months, sit out in the courtyard below, sipping a refreshing spritzer amongst the colourful fragrance of your garden. This is the life.
Out and about
Ideally situated in the friendly village of Gee Cross, you have an abundance of shops, restaurants, pubs and activities, quite literally, on your doorstep.
A stone's throw up the roads, discover the amiable charms of The Grapes, a popular local establishment serving a variety of English and Mediterranean food. Why not give the dishwasher the night off to sample their 'panko coated Halloumi sticks with chilli jam'?
In the opposite direction lies the Cheshire Cheese, while country pub The Joshua Bradley is also in easy access.
Gee Cross retains many rural village charms, such as its annual Well Dressing â€“ an ancient Pennines custom â€“ alongside a plethora of modern conveniences.
In addition to a Tesco Express, you will find a traditional fish and chip shop, a barbers, hairdressers, bakers and numerous beauty salons.
Of course, Gee Cross is also the home of resplendent Werneth Low Country Park. The perfect place for dog-walkers, mountain-bikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. At the top, discover the Cricket and Squash Club, in addition to Werneth Low Golf Club.
If a blend of country splendour and 21st century convenience is for you, why not book a viewing for 312 Stockport Road?