An exceptional family house with superb leisure facilities in extensive grounds
Dunham House occupies a private position adjoining open countryside and yet is extremely convenient for the surrounding areas of commerce with excellent road and rail links. The property is situated in the rural hamlet of Dunham on- the-Hill between Helsby and Chester. The county town of Chester which is 6 miles distant offers a comprehensive range of services with supermarkets and national retailers complimented by several out of town retail parks including the Outlet Village at Cheshire Oaks.
On the recreational front there are several golf courses locally including Helsby, Delamere, Vicars Cross and Eaton Golf Club at Waverton. In the neighboring village of Great Barrow there are football and cricket clubs, rugby at Vicars Cross and at Manley Mere there is windsurfing and sailing.
The nearby Delamere Forest offers extensive walking and is ideal for mountain biking and horse riding. For the equestrian
enthusiasts there polo at Little Budworth, Nr Tarporley, horse racing at Chester & Aintree and a motor racing circuit at Oulton Park. Schooling is well provided for locally with a selection of state and private schools including The Grange at Hartford, Abbeygate College at Saighton, The Hammond and the King's & Queen's in Chester.
Dunham House is situated in the rural hamlet of Dunham-on-the-Hill some 6 miles to the north east of Chester. It comprises a relatively modern country house dating back to the later part of the 20th century which has been improved and adapted of late. The property offers generous family accommodation with open plan living space and 5 bedroom suites. In addition to the main residence there is an attached leisure complex with indoor swimming pool, hot tub, solarium, sauna and treatment room. The property stands in a private mature garden setting surrounded by sweeping lawns and a series of ponds enclosed by established trees and shrubs. The whole extending to approximately 5.92 acres (2.39 hectares).
A paneled front door with stone surround beneath a storm porch opens into an impressive reception hall with suspended ceiling, spiral staircase, display shelving, limestone floor and cloakroom off with circular marble hand basins set in limestone and a low flush W.C. The drawing room is accessed directly off the hall via paneled sliding doors opening into a spacious and extremely light room with
triple aspect, 3 sets of French windows and a living flame wood fire behind a glazed screen. The inner hall forms a long corridor containing a built-in base unit with display above, walk-in boot room and interconnecting doors to the kitchen. Off the inner hall is a tiered 11 seater cinema room with Optoma projector and beyond which is a snooker room complete with built-in bar and fridges. At the end of the inner hall is the utility room with base unit incorporating a stainless steel sink with single drainer, cupboards, shelving and plumbing for washing machine.
The open plan kitchen is accessed from the reception hall and incorporates dining & sitting areas and again is an extremely light space with sky light and 3 sets of French windows opening onto the terrace. The kitchen incorporates wall and base units under granite work surfaces including a central island unit with breakfast bar, 4 oven oil fired Aga, sink with waste disposal, Bosch microwave, integrated Miele dishwasher, Sello fridge and freestanding Rangemaster fridge freezer. The kitchen area has a polished wood floor extending into the dining area beneath a sky light and on the opposite side of the kitchen is a sitting room with Totul wood burning stove. The open plan kitchen with dining and sitting area provides a central hub for the house and is ideal for modern family living with bi-folding doors opening onto the terrace which is ideal for entertaining. Beyond the kitchen is a rear hall with sitting area, cloakroom and office which would serve as a formal dining room and within the corner is a kitchenette.
From the reception hall a spiral staircase ascends past a full depth stone mullion window to the front landing which leads to the master suite. Within the master suite is a double bedroom with dual aspect and off which is a full bathroom complete with Duravit paneled bath with tiled surround, full depth mirrors, built-in television, circular hand basin with freestanding cupboards below, Duravit low
flush W.C, tiled shower with Hansgrohe fittings and tiled floor with under floor heating. Within the master suite is a separate dressing room containing open fronted hanging rails, built-in shelving and open fronted cupboards. Off the front landing is Bedroom 3 which is a double room with walk-in wardrobe that contains fitted shelving and hanging rail. Bedroom 3 is served by an en-suite bathroom containing a paneled bath with shower above, pedestal hand basin, low flush W.C, heated towel rail, tiled floor and tiled walls. Bedroom 4 is a double room with southerly aspect to the front of the house and walk-in wardrobe. The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom containing a paneled bath with shower above, pedestal hand basin, low flush W.C, heated towel rail and tiled floor and walls. The rear landing incorporates a sitting area and off which is a linen cupboard. Off the rear landing is Bedroom 5 which is a double room with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom containing a paneled bath with shower above, pedestal hand basin, low flush W.C, heated towel rail, tiled floor and tiled walls. At the end of the rear landing is the guest bedroom which is a double room with built-in wardrobes and en-suite wet room with shower, low flush W.C, hand basin, heated towel rail, tiled floor and part tiled walls.
Square Footage: 8840 sq ft
Acreage: 5.92 Acres
The postcode is WA6 0NQ. From Chester travel beyond the Hoole roundabout on the A56 for approximately 4 miles. Having passed through Mickle Trafford cross over the former railway bridge and after a short distance to road bears left after which the played entrance and gates to Dunham House will be seems after approximately 400 yards on the left hand side.