Higher Wych, Malpas


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  • Bedrooms: 4
One-off, individual properties are known to attract interesting people. If you consider yourself to be "interesting" then this may well be the property for you!

The original building is believed to have been built towards the end of the 19th century and over the years, it has been substantially extended, the staircase has been re-sited and it is now nothing like the tiny little cottage that once occupied this enviable rural plot.

In fairness, the cottage now offers very adaptable accommodation and it is only "quirky" due to the fact that there is a useful downstairs bedroom (which can also be utilised as an additional reception room) and shower room, whilst upstairs the enormous landing (by modern day standards) can double as a further reception room/study/fifth bedroom, if required. So, it is the versatility of the accommodation that makes it different from conventional layouts.

Then there is the location and trust us, they do not get much better than this. The cottage occupies a reasonably large plot with a natural spring feeding two ornamental ponds, there are well stocked borders (including a variety of fruit trees) and a good-sized garden, ideal for children and pets.

Of course, if you love walking to pubs, clubs and glitzy bars, you will utterly hate the place! Yes, if that describes you, turn around and head straight back into town. If however you are quite taken by a constant chorus of birdsong in the hedgerows and fabulous far reaching rural views over fields, then you need to take a closer look.

Many would describe this spot as pure bliss. It is in fact one of the few places in the area where you cannot hear any traffic noise whatsoever. It is very close to the Cheshire/Welsh border and faces fields, whilst being within only a few minutes drive from Malpas and the market town of Whitchurch which has a good range of shops, restaurants, sports facilities and its own railway station. Chester, Shrewsbury and Wrexham are also easily accessible, along with the motorway network for travel throughout a wide geographical area.

Finally, it should be noted that the cottage has the great advantage of being in the catchment area of Bishop Heber High School, rated as outstanding by Ofsted, and is offered with the benefit of having NO ONWARD CHAIN.

Enclosed Entrance Porch

uPVC double glazed windows and door. Ceramic tiled floor, useful recess suitable for shoe rack and oak door leading to: -

Entrance Hall

9' 9'' x 8' 0'' (2.97m x 2.44m)

An irregular shaped room, wall light point, built-in storage cupboard and staircase to first floor.

Cloakroom/Utility Room

6' 5'' max x 5' 2'' (1.95m max x 1.57m)

White fittings comprising pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Side facing window, towel rail/radiator, fully tiled walls and plumbing for washing machine.

Dining Room

14' 11'' max x 12' 3'' max (4.54m max x 3.73m max)

narrowing to 9' 10" (2.99m) An irregular shaped room with 3 front facing windows, exposed timber floorboards, radiator and multi-paned glazed double doors from entrance hall.

Sitting Room

16' 3'' x 13' 6'' (4.95m x 4.11m)

Exposed brick fireplace/chimney breast having open grate, 3 wall light points, radiator, front facing window and uPVC double glazed triple bi-folding doors to rear garden.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

14' 11'' x 12' 1'' (4.54m x 3.68m)

narrowing to 10' 1" (3.07m) Stainless steel sink and drainer inset in rolltop working surfaces with drawers, cupboards and plumbing for dishwasher below, free-standing electric cooker, wall cupboards, ceramic tiled floor, towel rail/radiator, side facing window and uPVC double glazed french double doors to rear garden.

Bedroom 4/Third Reception Room

16' 2'' x 8' 5'' (4.92m x 2.56m)

Laminate flooring, 2 radiators, front and rear facing uPVC double glazed windows.

Boiler Store/Boot Room

5' 10'' x 5' 0'' (1.78m x 1.52m)

Stainless steel sink unit, ceramic tiled floor, external door to front of property and cupboard housing free-standing oil central heating boiler.

Rear Lobby

Double glazed external door to rear garden and full height double-door built-in storage cupboard.


7' 6'' x 4' 11'' (2.28m x 1.50m)

and 4' 9" x 3' 7" (1.45m x 1.19m) White suite comprising panelled bath with electric shower unit over, wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Side facing uPVC double glazed window, part tiled walls and towel rail/radiator.

Landing/Living Room

16' 5'' x 14' 6'' (5.00m x 4.42m)

Front and rear facing uPVC double glazed windows, airing cupboard and 2 radiators.

Inner Landing Area

6' 3'' x 4' 10'' (1.90m x 1.47m)

Exposed timber floorboards and double door built-in storage cupboard.

Master Bedroom

13' 1'' x 10' 3'' (3.98m x 3.12m)

Range of fitted wardrobes, 2 radiators, exposed timber floorboards, recessed ceiling spotlights, 2 side facing and 2 front facing double glazed windows

Bedroom 2

13' 1'' x 9' 10'' (3.98m x 2.99m)

Rear facing uPVC double glazed window, fitted wardrobes, exposed timber floorboards and radiator.

Bedroom 3

16' 6'' x 8' 7'' (5.03m x 2.61m)

Front and rear facing uPVC double glazed windows, exposed timber floorboards, radiator and loft access hatch.

Shower Room

8' 0'' x 6' 5'' (2.44m x 1.95m)

White suite comprising corner shower cubicle with mains mixer shower unit, wash hand basin inset in vanity unit and low level WC. Side facing window, exposed timber floor boards, chrome towel rail/radiator and loft access hatch.


Block paved driveway provides off-road parking space for 3 or 4 cars and wide steps lead down to the block paved main front entrance, This secluded area is screened by a tall embankment with bushes, shrubs, Magnolia tree and ornamental lamp post. Well stocked side garden having a variety of flowers, bushes and shrubs. 2 ornamental natural spring fed ponds (with water cress growing from the rock!). Aluminium greenhouse, timber storage shed, oil storage tank and cold water tap. Sweeping steps and path leading down to the large lawned rear garden with full width paved patio and superb far reaching views.


Mains water and electricity. Septic tank drainage.

Central Heating

Oil fired boiler supplying radiators and hot water.

Vendors Comments

We escaped to the country with our two young children and moved to this small Cheshire hamlet just over 25 years ago. We love all the walks in this area and the calm lifestyle. We will miss so many things, especially our Higher Wych friends and waking up to these wonderful views.


From Whitchurch head North along A41, out of the town and into Grindley Brook. Turn left at The Horse and Jockey PUBLIC HOUSE, signposted for Malpas and follow the lane (B5395) for about half a mile and turn first left at the wooden bus shelter. Follow the road for just under 2 miles and at the T-junction turn right, past the red post box and up the hill, turning left at the small triangular shaped green, past Maelor View bungalow and Brookwood Cottage is the next property on the left, just before the entrance to Bank Farm.

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AJ Reid - Whitchurch

23 Green End, Whitchurch, Shopshire, SY13 1AD

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