Macclesfield: Meet the Upton Priory home hiding a historic secret

An Upton Priory home is hiding a historic secret. The Highfield Drive property, on the market


By Alex Greensmith

11th Jan 2023 | Property News


This Upton Priory home is hiding a historic secret. (Image - Gascoigne Halman)
This Upton Priory home is hiding a historic secret. (Image - Gascoigne Halman)

A family home for sale in Macclesfield is hiding an incredible outdoor feature.

Located on the quiet road of Highfield Drive close to the town centre, this property features a magnificent garden wall reminiscent of a stately home or castle. 

The wall is believed to have formed part of a walled garden at demolished historic property, Highfield House, which was formerly owned by Lord and Lady Friedland. 

A new property was constructed on the site in 1995 by Crosby Homes and the buyers insisted the deteriorating wall remained so they could bring it back to its former glory.

Could this bee the most unique property in Upton Priory? (Image - Gascoigne Halman)

Now lovingly restored and resplendent within a beautifully mature garden, the wall and five-bedroom property it borders are ready to capture the imagination of a new family. 

"This is one of the most unique garden features we have ever come across in Cheshire," commented James Webster, branch manager for Gascoigne Halman. 

"The wall is simply incredible and has given its current owners and their children so much joy over the years. 

"It's the perfect backdrop for this stunning garden and provides wonderful inspiration for youngsters to enjoy imaginary play.  

There's a red link at the bottom of this article to view more images. (Image - Gascoigne Halman)

"The house is a fabulous family home with extremely generous living space on both floors.

"The current owners are now downsizing and hoping to find buyers who will love the property and its very special garden as much as they do."

Nestled on a private road, the executive family home boasts five bedrooms, plus ample living space including kitchen, lounge, dining room, conservatory, study and family room. A detached double garage offers further scope for work or leisure pursuits.

The property is on the market for £725,000 with no onward chain.

The interior is just as special. (Image - Gascoigne Halman)

Awarded a Gold Award with Honours for Sales and a Gold Award with Honours for Lettings at the recent Estate Agency Masters Awards 2023, Gascoigne Halman is one of the top estate agencies in the country. It has a network of 23 offices across Cheshire, South Manchester and the High Peak and specialises in sales, lettings and mortgages. 

They have an office in Macclesfield, located on 80-82 Waters Green, in what has traditionally been an estate agents part of town.

You can head there if you're interested in this property.

Alternatively, for further information please call 01625 827 467, or visit this link to view more images. 

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