Property of the Week: this Grade II-listed cottage was once part of Lord Crewe's estate

By Gwyn Griffiths

24th Mar 2022 | Property of the Week

ARE you casting the net for a new home in the Crewe area?

Or maybe it's that you enjoy browsing for dream property potential locally?

Then you need to look no further than the Property of the Week feature with Crewe Nub News because we pick out from a selection of excellent homes that are for sale right now.

Our Property of the Week feature highlights homes currently on the market with local estate agents and Crewe Nub News exclusive property section sponsor Stephenson Browne.

This week we take a look at a very unique three-bedroom Victorian property on the outskirts of Crewe .

Located on Weston Road in Crewe, this unique semi-detached home is on the market for offers over £290,000.

It was designed by William Eden Nesfield, an architect renowned for his Gothic Revival style, who designed many small lodges and cottages, including Victoria Gate in Kew Gardens.

Much of Nesfield's work was for the wealthy friends of his father, including Lord Crewe, who lived at Crewe Hall.

The Lord's estate once included 50 farms and 200 cottages, most of which were sold off to the Duchy of Lancaster in 1936, including this one, Magnolia Cottage.

It was placed on the National Heritage List for England in 1975 and the Grade II-listed home, which is sited near to the Weston Road approach to Crewe Hall, really does have a striking facade.

The stunning architecture to its front door and windows are the forerunner of the style most associated with the term "period semis" in the 1930s.

Stephenson Browne says the possibilities of enhancing this one-of-a-kind property are endless and there is plenty of room to extend subject to planning approvals.

The property has ample off-road parking to the rear as the Duchy has agreed transferable rights to park two vehicles within the parking area.

There is a secluded garden to the front which extends to the side featuring a large lawn, many mature shrubs, flowers and trees, including the stunning magnolia tree from which the cottage gets its name.

There is also a walled courtyard with outbuildings that have a WC and potting shed.

Of the property, Stephenson Browne say: "This is a truly unique opportunity to purchase a Grade II listed Victorian home that is packed full of character.

"If you can see yourself living here then give a member of our team a call today for more information 01270 252545."

Here's how the property is made up:

  • Porch
  • Entrance hall
  • Lounge with beamed ceiling
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Part-galleried landing on first floor
  • 3 bedrooms
  • First-floor shower room
  • Rear parking area with transferable rights to park 2 vehicles
For full details see Stephenson Browne's page for details and brochure here. Make sure to follow Stephenson Browne's pages to see a great range of properties in the Crewe area. Stephenson Browne is the Crewe Nub News exclusive property sponsor. Without community-minded partners like Stephenson Browne we would not be able to produce the locally-relevant, clickbait-free news for the people of Crewe.


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