Property of the Day: The Heyes, Cheshire

An Italianate villa in Cheshire’s Golden Triangle

THE PROPERTY: This extensively renovated family home strikes the ideal balance between seclusion and community life. It is set amid a third of an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens and is within walking distance of Alderley Edge village.

THE INTERIOR: Approximately a fifth of the house’s 5,000 square feet is dedicated to a spacious kitchen and living area. With three lantern roofs illuminating the room, it doesn’t fail to impress. A set of four French doors continues this interior/exterior element, leading out onto the magnificent gardens. The principal rooms feature period fireplaces, ornate ceilings and beautiful shuttered windows, lending elegance to this contemporary home. Other prime features include a wine cellar, a gym, a games/play room and a guest suite with an independent entrance.

THE LOCATION: Alderley Edge is one of the most sought-after places to live outside central London. Apart from being 1.5 miles from the birth place of Lewis Carroll, it features one of the best restaurant selections in Cheshire and has a variety of schools to choose from, as well as a thriving tennis, hockey and cricket club. Manchester International Airport is also only a 20-minute drive away.

WHY WE LOVE IT: The large kitchen and open gazebo on the terrace make this the perfect home for entertaining.

BUY IT NOW: £2,300,000 with Savills

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