A stunning home set in an affluent area of Greater Manchester has come on the market, and it is much more than first meets the eye. Set in the village of Cheadle in Stockport, Schools Hill is a unique property that stems right back to 1887 and is an integral part of Cheadle’s history.
Originally the mansion of Thomas Hardcastle-Sykes, a renowned businessman and the High Sheriff of Cheshire, the £1 million pound home fuses old and new and has been cherished by its current owners for more than 27 years.
The stand-out property features a range of beautiful living spaces, original period features and also comes with an incredible detached Grade II listed conservatory which provides a grand area for entertaining.
The four-bed house is accessed by electric gates which lead into a cobbled courtyard with parking for up to five cars. The front door opens into a homely kitchen fitted with a range of units and integrated appliances. Centred around a large breakfast island with a wine and beer cooler, the kitchen features a pitched roof which has four Velux windows which flood the room with light.
The kitchen then leads into the first of four living rooms, which has a beautiful mezzanine landing above that is currently being used as an office space. This room also has Velux windows and wooden beams to the ceiling, as well as an open fireplace and reading area.
There is a sun room leading off of this lounge area with glazed windows to the side and front with doors giving access to a small courtyard area.
Large double wooden doors then lead into to another living room which is currently being used as a dining and lounge space. Through another set of doors is the fourth and final living room, originally the billiard room of the mansion, which features many original features including two stunning stained glass windows, a focal fireplace, decorative ceiling, wooden doors and two chandeliers.
To the rear of the house on the ground floor there are two bedrooms, one with patio doors leading to the rear courtyard and an en-suite and the second which is a split-level room currently used as older kids’ suite with a sofa, desk and TV. The estate agents says this space would work equally well as a walk in wardrobe or dressing room.
Stairs from the first living room area lead up to an L-shaped master bedroom which comes with full length fitted wardrobes and three Velux roof windows. It also has its own en-suite with a handmade wooden freestanding bath. On this floor there is another bedroom which is an attic room with storage space in the eaves.
Accessed through an original wooden door from the main house there is also a one-bed annex. This part of the house offers the option of privacy or being integrated into the full house. The ‘granny flat’ has one bedroom, a bathroom and kitchen with gas, electric, water and council tax all billed separately.
The final and most impressive part of the home is the Grade II listed conservatory, separated from the main house, which provides a flexible space for entertaining. Currently used as a grand space for relaxing and dining, there is also the potential to make this space into a playroom or gym.
The property is ideal for families as it is a short walk away from the renowned Lady Barn House private primary school. For older children the bus for Manchester Grammar School, Withington Girls School and Manchester High School for Girls stops almost directly outside the house.
The house sits across the road from Bruntwood Park which can be a great extension to your garden and ideal for walking.