7 dream Cheshire properties with hidden ‘wow’ factor features

What do you look for in a dream Cheshire property? Aside from a superb location, ‘must have’ features in the ideal Cheshire property usually include dressing rooms, indoor pools and home cinemas. But what about something more unusual and unique – something that NO ONE else will have?
We asked local property experts to excite and delight us with a shortlist of luxury homes on the market in Cheshire with unexpected wow factor. We weren’t disappointed.

1. Kitchen with a boozy view (into the wine cellar)

Kitchen with view to wine cellar
For sale: Kitchen with circular glass viewing panels, set into the floor

The property: Gaskell’s Farm is a beautiful home, presented in perfect condition and complemented by two cottages in a courtyard setting. The plot is approximately 2.73 acres.

Surprise wow factor: Peel your eyes away from the gorgeous, vaulted-ceiling kitchen for a moment, cast your gaze to the floor and look down through the circular glass viewing panels and into the stunning, temperature-controlled wine cellar.
Wine cellar
For sale: Temperature-controlled wine cellar
Location: Woodhouse End Road, Gawsworth, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9QT

Guide Price: £1,350,000


 2. Vaulted second-floor glass conservatory with 360º views

The property: Not strictly within Cheshire but close by, Dove Cliff Farm is a five-bedroom period farmhouse, with property offices, a leisure suite and a separate two-bedroom cottage, all set in approximately 9 acres.
Surprise wow factor: A stunning glass-walled sun-room/conservatory to the corner of the property, elevated for stunning views could maybe tempt you across the county border.
Location: Barrow Hill, Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 5BX
Guide Price: £1,200,000


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For sale: Exterior view of the first-floor conservatory


3. Your very own listed hall renovation project


The property: A five-bedroom bespoke barn conversion. Included with the 100-acre property on the outskirts of Wilmslow is staff accommodation and extensive equestrian facilities.

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Hough Hall, Exterior
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Hough Hall, Interior

Surprise wow factor: This property comes with the bonus of a unique outbuilding – in the shape of a listed hall. Within any restraints which the listed status may stipulate, this could present a fabulous opportunity.

Cheshire farmhouse with listed hall in grounds
For sale: Listed ‘hall’ building within the grounds of Hough Hall, Wilmslow
Location: Prestbury Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 2LJ
Guide Price: £6,750,000

4. Media room hideaway

The property: A breathtakingly beautiful, wisteria-adorned, south-facing four bedroom house set down a private no-through lane.
Hollybank Cottage BroadbottomCottage in Broadbottom, SK11

Surprise wow factor: At the bottom of the garden you will find an outbuilding containing a media room. A perfect escape for (or from) teenagers.

Garden media room
For sale: View down the garden towards the self-contained media room

Location: Hollybank Cottage, Pingot Lane, Broadbottom, Greater Manchester SK14 6DZ

Guide Price: £550,000


5. Library – complete with a famous scientist’s books

The property: ‘The Quinta’ is an exemplary Victorian country house, nestled in three acres of impressive mature gardens.

Sir Bernard Lovell house Swettenham
Former home of Sir Bernard Lovell, in Swettenham, Cheshire

Surprise wow factor: This in fact the former home of Sir Bernard Lovell, English physicist, radio astronomer and the first Director of the nearby Jodrell Bank Observatory. Contained within the house is Sir Bernard’s library, complete with the scientist’s books – all of which are included in the sale.

Sir Bernard Lovell House library
For sale: The library in the former home of Sir Bernard Lovell

Location: ‘The Quinta,’ Swettenham, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 2LD

Guide Price: £2,450,000


6. ‘To have or not to have’ – a spectacular Shakespearean-style super-mansion with star spangled leisure suite

The property: Hanson Hall is a contemporary, Shakespearian-style masterpiece which can justifiably be described as the ultimate family mansion. With five double-bedroom suites, a separate two-bedroom annexe, a quadruple garage, manicured gardens, and set in approximately 13 acres of land, this property is in the premier league of Cheshire super-houses.

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For sale: Spectacular contemporary, timbered Cheshire mansion

The surprise wow factor:  This property seeps ‘wow’ factor from the foundations to the rafters. The grounds and main accommodation alone are enough to leave us open-mouthed, but the leisure suite, well, let’s just say, “deal clincher!”

Described as the ‘Leisure Suite and Media Complex,’ this part of the house comprises an entertainment/media room, utility room, cloakroom, gymnasium, two shower rooms, a pool complex, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, bar area and wine cellar. Phew!

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Leisure suite 1
Starlit leisure suite – lie back and…relax!

Location: Hanson Hall, Bollington Lane, Nether Alderley, Cheshire SK10 4TB

Guide Price: £7,250,000

7. Luxury country house, with separate penthouse apartment and spectacular views

The property: Parvey Lodge is a quintessentially English country house, set amidst parkland of 2.33 acres, with sweeping lawns, mature trees, orchards and a paddock for your filly.

Self contained apartment on top floor
For sale: A handsome country house with additional, independent accommodation.

The surprise wow factor: A second, detached property with a two-bedroom penthouse apartment above.

Macclesfield house with separate annexe
Charming detached outbuilding, with accomodation above

Location: Parvey Lane, Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 0HX

Guide Price: £1,650,000

LUXURY CHESHIRE thanks Jackson-Stops & Staff, Wilmslow, for their assistance in providing the details and photographs of these spectacular properties. Contact the agent for more details on any of these spectacular properties.

Jackson-Stops & Staff, 8 Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AA

Telephone: 01625 540340