43 Rainow Road, Macclesfield, SK10

43 Rainow Road, Macclesfield, SK10
  • £798,950
  • Address 43 Rainow Road, Higher Hurdsfield, Macclesfield
  • City Macclesfield
  • Zip/Postal Code SK10 2PD
  • Area Higher Hurdsfield


  • Detached House
  • Property Type
  • 4
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Bathrooms
  • 227489
  • Property ID

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A most attractive Kerridge Stone built detached cottage, located in an elevated
position, offering discerning buyers a very rare opportunity to secure a fully renovated home, finished & presented to the highest of specifications.

Originally constructed around 1850 as three individual cottages which served
workers to the adjacent Cliff House; Cliff Cottage was adapted to a single
dwelling by the former owners many years ago. The property remained in the
same ownership until just a few years ago, following the property falling into
some disrepair, as the elderly occupiers sadly became less able to maintain it.
The current family owners fell in love with the cottage the moment they saw it
and could see huge potential to restore the property and transform it into their
perfect home. Following significant financial and time investment, the now
present owners sympathetically and lovingly, transformed the former cottage
into this most fabulous, luxurious and cosiest of family homes.
Located towards the summit of Rainow Road and within a stone’s throw of the
stunning Peak National Park and Macclesfield Canal; Cliff Cottage has been
totally redeveloped and offers discerning buyers the opportunity to secure a
totally renovated property that has undergone a back to stone renovation – to
include a totally new roof structure and the reinstatement of the original Peak
stone roof cover. The property now offers spacious, well designed and thought
through accommodation, boasting 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 3
reception room/areas, a cinema, gym, office and sumptuous contemporary-
style designer island kitchen with dining/entertaining area, complete with cosy
wood burner. A further downstairs gym, or, spacious boot room/playroom,
incorporates a very useful adjoining cloakroom/wc. A driveway with newly
installed electric gates to the side of the property, leads to a private parking
area with the added benefit of 3 adjoining garages. Beyond the parking area, a
lovely mature and elevated enclosed garden offers an ideal retreat and
wonderful playing environment for children. To the immediate rear of the
property, there is a fabulous enclosed entertaining area, which has been
designed with ease of maintenance and functionality in mind – this area was
rebuilt with Peak Stone flags and provides a perfect space to entertain directly
from the main accommodation, or independently via the quality barbeque and
preparation equipment, which is to be included within the property inventory
and sale.
The cottage enjoys a chocolate box appearance, enhanced by so many
sympathetic features, such as long windows replicating the cottages original
doorways and bespoke-crafted wooden plantation shutters, installed to all the
windows throughout the property.
The list of renovation works is far too long to list; however, the owners are of
course able to furnish interested parties with detailed information on all
aspects of this comprehensive project. A feature worthy of note are the
incredible half meter thick walls’ which provide great insulation from the cold
in the winter and keep the house cooler in the warmer summer months.
Macclesfield town centre and the mainline Manchester direct to London railway station, can be reached on foot in approximately 25 minutes, or by car within 5 minutes.
So why are the owners now selling after creating their perfect home? Well,
with a very heavy heart and following much agonising following a totally
unexpected proposition, they have finally decided to relocate overseas to fulfil
a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For those looking for a straight-forward and
perhaps less complicated purchase, Cliff Cottage can be offered as immediately
available and CHAIN FREE.

Accommodation Detail:
The property is set back from Rainow Road, with the accommodation accessed
via a flagged pathway with gate to the front, which leads over the pretty front
garden to the front door and opens to the Hallway.
Reception Hallway: A lovely bespoke, chapel-style front door with wrought
iron door furniture and featuring an attractive double glazed leaded-light
panel. The reception hallway retains much character, to include exposed Peak
stone walls with contrasting tongue and groove lower panelling and
incorporating recessed LED up-lighting. Cloaks hanging space along with bench
seating, incorporating useful boot/shoe storage is located beneath. A built-in
cupboard provides useful storage, and a separate high-level meter cupboard
houses the electric meter and fusebox. Charcoal finished cast iron vertically
mounted contemporary-style radiator; feature heavy duty solid timber sliding
barn door, incorporating wrought iron runners and opening to the kitchen
dining area.
Mid Hallway: This area features an open turning staircase with feature Peak
stone two-storey exposed wall, highlighted by LED lighting. A useful
understairs cupboard with light, provides further shoe or shelved storage.
Attractive bleached oak LVT flooring; recessed ceiling spotlighting; smoke
detector, and finally; a wall recess providing shelved display or book storage.
Step-up to the Rear Hallway: Incorporating a uPVC double glazed rear door
which opens to the immediate rear side of the property and provides access to
the lower rockery and flagged garden area, which in-turn offers immediate
access via steps, which lead upward to the rear entertaining terrace. A uPVC
double glazed window to the far side of the rear door features a bespoke
locally sourced natural ash windowsill. Recessed ceiling spotlighting has been
installed to this area. Sited adjacent to the rear door and accessed via
attractive sliding doors, a very useful ‘hideaway’ Utility Area/Space: This laundry area
is fitted with high-gloss contemporary-style base and wall storage units, fitted worktop,
plumbing and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, Worcester gas combination
central heating and hot water boiler and separate hot water storage tank. A second and matching
heavy duty solid timber sliding barn door, incorporating wrought iron runners, opens to the
stunning and slightly elevated, split-level kitchen.
Island kitchen: Featuring a comprehensive range of bespoke crafted ‘shaker’
kitchen cabinets, presented in a most attractive polar white and consisting of
wall cupboards, tall units, and dedicated breakfast dresser. The cabinets and
drawers feature brushed copper handles, whilst the base cabinets and drawers
are surmounted by magnificent white solid Carrera quartz worktops and
splashback risers. A feature bespoke carved drainer is situated adjacent to an
oversized double-bowl porcelain Belfast sink, featuring a quality Insinkerator
waste disposal system, and incorporating a brushed copper mixer tap to
complement the cabinet fittings, accessories, and matching overhead lighting
to the central island.
The ingenious designer breakfast dresser was incorporated to provide a
dedicated area to conceal all the small kitchen appliances that usually clutter
valuable worksurfaces – six power points within the dresser, along with ample
storage, enable a productive and attractive minimalist kitchen environment.
The central feature of the kitchen must be the magnificent island, which is
slightly elevated to the family dining/entertaining area. The island features
overhead brushed copper pendant lighting, matching white Carrera quartz
worktops and offers ample storage below the island. Informal four- seater
stool dining, or perhaps an occasional working environment, are provided from
the lower dining area. A very sympathetic cosmetic addition to the ceiling
above the island, is the installation of a super, locally sourced, oak beam,
which really compliments and retains the original history of the original
construction. The kitchen benefits from a comprehensive range of quality NEFF
branded integrated appliances, which include a five-ring ceramic induction
hob; combination microwave oven; fan-assisted oven/grill with heated plate
warmer drawer; over hob extractor canopy; dishwasher and high-end, brushed
stainless steel, Fisher & Paykel American-style fridge/freezer; along with a glass
fronted beer cooler and cellar sized wine storage with 35 bottle capacity.
Finally, a large wall mounted LG flatscreen TV has been installed to keep family
and guests entertained.
Dining/Entertaining Area: The dining area is set at lower-level to the main
kitchen level – this is a lovely feature and separates the two areas ever-so-
slightly, creating a very versatile space that could be utilised for dining as
present, or, perhaps adapted as an informal family area. The space is currently
adapted to provide a mix of both presently – a family dining table features
alongside a sofa; arguably making the best of the usable space. A fabulous
double-sided wood burner is positioned between the dining area and
neighbouring family snug and incorporates a full-height, solid quartz chimney
surround, along with a contrasting natural stone hearth. The addition of a
wood burner not only provides a practical solution to heating two room areas;
it also creates a focal and cosy feature for both rooms. Storage is provided,
along with a cocktail bar area, concealed behind a dresser, aforementioned
beer cooler and wine storage located below the dresser.
Bleached oak LVT flooring extends seamlessly from the hallways and
throughout the kitchen and dining areas – an attractive and practical solution
for family living. A range of matching storage cupboards and drawers to the
kitchen area, feature within the dining space also. A tall window installed to
replicate one of the original cottage’s front doors, adds extra natural light, as
well as providing an additional and rather unique feature to the room.
Windows all feature bespoke, hand-crafted, locally sourced, ash sills. Charcoal
finished tubular cast iron radiators provide central heating. A solid oak door
from the dining area opens to the Gym: This room is currently utilised as a home gym,
however, the space could easily be adapted to an office, playroom, boot room,
or second utility room. Recessed LED ceiling spotlighting with dimmer switch
operation, provides adjustable lighting. Soft rubber mat flooring provides a
perfect base for the gym, or, if preferred, an ideal base for a playroom. A wall-
mounted flatscreen TV provides entertainment or for dedicated workout
programmes and is currently mounted in front of the treadmill, workout or
weights area. A uPVC double glazed door provides access to the lower rear
garden/terrace path, which leads to both the elevated terrace, and also offers
access to the driveway to one side. A uPVC double glazed window is situated to
the rear aspect and overlooks the rear garden areas. A contemporary-style
vertically mounted cast iron radiator provides central heating. In the room a
playful, hidden mirror-fronted door opens to reveal a useful and rather
luxuriously appointed, contemporary-style downstairs W/C.
Downstairs WC: A necessary addition to the family/guest accommodation, and
featuring a quality branded suite presented in white and comprising of a cloaks
wash basin surmounted upon a navy-blue finished vanity cupboard,
incorporating a brushed copper mixer tap; low cistern WC; attractive white
metro-style wall tiling with feature grey & white reproduction period floor
tiling; fitted mirror with soft touch lighting feature; contemporary style cast
iron tubular radiator; brushed copper towel rail.
Cinema Room: Back into the Gym and a second, playful, full height mirror door
is the entrance to a hidden room used as a ‘Family Snug’ for watching movies.
Featuring the aforementioned dual-sided wood burner, this very cosy room
includes a large chimney mounted 65in LG Flatscreen TV with built-in surround
sound the room also features backlit colour changing LED lights. Recessed
ceiling spotlighting, highlights the wall art, two additional wall lights and
further LED mood lighting, offering a choice of lighting options. A
contemporary-style tubular radiator provides central heating. Hidden behind
picture frames is a small wall recess which offers concealed storage for set top
boxes, remote controls etc, and finally three uPVC windows with attractive
fitted plantation shutters, provide ample natural light and adjustable privacy
when required.
First Floor – Gallery Landing: The original low ceilings and roof were rebuilt to
create a lovely ‘L’ shaped gallery landing, featuring exposed timber beams
Velux skylights. The staircase and landing are highlighted by a full height
exposed and original, Peak stone gable wall, which is subtly illuminated by LED
lighting. The transformation flips a traditional concept of cosy cottage with low
ceilings and instead delivers a sense of space, light and period cottage
character. A cast iron tubular radiator provides central heating. A hardwired
smoke detector and a wall light are also installed.
Master Bedroom: Situated to the farthest end of the landing and extending to
the full width of the property, with the vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.
The bedroom is of a generous size and has the benefit of a fitted walk-in
dressing room area, along with a luxuriously appointed en-suite bath & shower
room. The bedroom area features a volume ceiling with exposed roof timbers;
a bespoke tongue & groove feature headboard with concealed LED mood
lighting; twin brushed copper reading lights; 55’ flatscreen LG TV; vertically
mounted contemporary style cast iron tubular radiator; sofa seating area;
uPVC window overlooking the rear garden and terrace, incorporating a
bespoke fitted plantation shutter. Dressing Area: A walk in dressing area fitted
with a comprehensive range of bedroom furniture to include, full-height
wardrobes, rail hanging & shelved clothes and shoe storage, with overhead
spotlights. A dressing table with locally sourced and bespoke hand-crafted ash
tabletop, benefits from an LED make up mirror, with complimentary wood
display shelving over; solid oak door.
En-Suite Bath & Shower Room: A most sumptuous and luxurious bath and shower
room serving the master bedroom and featuring a volume ceiling with exposed timbers
and a Velux skylight positioned directly over a rain-head shower.
A deep, roll top freestanding bath, with fabulous independently mounted Italian designer
‘Arezzo’ brushed brass swan neck tap and shower attachment, provides the initial focus;
however, look around and one quickly appreciates the level and specification of all on
offer. A walk-in, frameless glazed oversized shower, provides a wet and dry
facility and has a Velux skylight window installed directly over the rain-head
shower. The shower itself is finished in matching brushed brass and
incorporates an independent monsoon rainfall showerhead plus auxiliary
hand-held attachment.
The walls are of luxury white Carrera stone tiles and complement the fittings
perfectly. His & Her porcelain hand bowls are surmounted upon a
contemporary inspired vanity unit, which offers bathroom storage below;
LED mood lighting. Individual freestanding brushed brass taps feature to one
side of each bowl and a large vanity mirror, incorporating LED lighting, features
over the hand bowls. A brushed brass heated towel rail and a concealed
cistern WC, incorporates a brushed brass touch-plate flush system. A frosted,
double glazed window provides views to the front of the property and
incorporates a bespoke crafted plantation shutter.
Bedroom 2: Volume ceiling with exposed timber beams; bespoke-crafted
mezzanine inspired small double bed, incorporating a hand-crafted natural
wood staircase and study/desk area beneath; ample space for a range of
bedroom wardrobes and furniture; cast iron tubular radiator, uPVC double
glazed window to the front aspect with bespoke-crafted plantation shutters;
solid oak door.
Bedroom 3: is of equal size and design to bedroom 2 and again has volume
ceiling with exposed timber beams; bespoke-crafted mezzanine inspired small
double bed, incorporating a hand-crafted natural wood staircase and
study/desk area beneath; ample space for a range of bedroom wardrobes and
furniture; cast iron tubular radiator, uPVC double glazed window to the front
aspect with bespoke-crafted plantation shutters; solid oak door.
Bedroom 4: is currently used as a guest bedroom suite and features a volume
ceiling with exposed timber beams and Velux double glazed skylight window;
tongue & groove timber half-panelling to walls; double bedside lighting;
tubular cast iron radiator; dimmer switch; solid oak door with glazed panel
over through to landing; uPVC double glazed window affording views over the
rear garden and incorporating bespoke plantation shutters; solid oak bi-fold
door to an en-suite.
En Suite Shower Room: Featuring a volume ceiling with Velux double glazed
ceiling skylight; a white contemporary style suite comprising of a low flush WC;
porcelain wash basin with ‘Arezzo’ brushed brass mixer tap; circular LED lit
mirror over the wash basin; walk-in shower cubicle with silk black finished
framework and brushed brass furniture; thermostatically controlled brushed
brass monsoon rainfall overhead shower; grey Carrera stone wall tiling; white
Carrera floor tiling; brass heated towel rail; uPVC double glazed window to the
rear aspect incorporating a locally sourced ash sill.
Main Family Bathroom: A most spacious and luxurious family bathroom,
featuring a volume ceiling, exposed beams with Velux skylight over a four-claw
freestanding, roll top bath, which incorporates chrome period style taps and an
overhead Monsoon rainfall shower and separate hand-held mixer shower. A
vanity unit with double cupboard bathroom storage below, incorporates a
wash basin with chrome mixer tap and a large LED framed mirror over. A low-
flush WC is positioned centrally between the bath and basin. The metro tiled
walls with grey grouting complement the period style and bleached Oak LVT
flooring perfectly. A contemporary chrome tubular heated towel rail, low level
warm lights and overhead lighting are also provided. A solid oak door and
uPVC double glazed window to the rear aspect complete the main bathroom.
Study/Office: Located closest to the staircase and toward the end of the ‘L’
shaped landing, a very necessary workspace has been created in the form of a
home office. The room is split-level and features uPVC double glazed sliding
doors, which open to, and overlook, the rear garden terrace. A Velux double
glazed skylight features and uPVC double glazed windows incorporate natural
timber lintels and locally sourced Ash sills. A contemporary style, tubular
vertically mounted radiator, provides central heating and three wall lights are
installed. The floor is part carpet and part bleached oak LVT. A solid oak door
completes the room.

Outside – Front Garden: Cliff Cottage is situated in a slightly elevated position
and set back from Rainow Road via a very pretty, easy managed and
manicured, cottage garden. Brick and Peak stone walls enclose the garden, and
a pair of handsome arched period Peak stone pillars support a wrought iron
gate that opens to a flagged stone pathway – the path leads to the front door.
The garden area is laid with a very clean and pleasing dove grey limestone
base, which offers complete ease of maintenance, and really is very pleasing
on the eye – focusing attention to the three symmetric Peak stone edged
flower beds, which are to beautiful effect, stocked with three individual Salix
trees and Lavender borders. To the cottage façade, two climbing roses and
three Wisteria plants add lovely colour in the summer months. To the side of
the cottage, is a private driveway.
Outside – Rear Garden: The driveway features a bespoke, hand-crafted pair of
newly installed, electrically operated, solid wood gates. Beyond the gates, the
driveway leads to a spacious parking area which provides parking and
hardstanding for several vehicles. A block of three single garages benefit from
newly crafted solid wood doors, to replicate the driveway gates. To the
immediate rear of the property, there is a two-tier garden and terrace. The
upper-level stone flagged terrace is equipped with good quality garden
furniture and barbeque preparation and cooking facilities – this private garden
area provides a fabulous entertaining and family gathering environment. To
the lower-level, and accessed via stone steps from the terrace, and also via the
back door, adjacent to the kitchen; the area is mainly presented as stocked
beds and individual rockery areas. A flagged pathway runs along the rear of the
cottage to the upper-level steps, and provides access to the side driveway also.
To the far rear of the parking area and located behind high Peak stone walls, a
super, mature garden offers a perfect and safe playground for children. The
sloping, grass covered garden, offers great privacy and enjoys an abundance of
mature trees, shrubs and bushes. The outside space is fabulous, and really
does offer a variety of options to adopt as is, or, adapt to your personal
preferences, or, requirements.
Please note, a new updated EPC to follow very shortly.
Viewing appointments are deemed essential, in order to fully appreciate this
most individual of family homes.
Please contact the sole selling agent, Simeon Rains of The Agency UK
Macclesfield – our central Macclesfield office can be found facing the railway
station at 52 Waters Green.

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