Tow Path Cottage, Runcorn Road, Northwich, is a canal enthusiasts dream, not only providing you with a gorgeous period home beside the towpath of the Trent and Mersey Canal, but also offering a thriving ‘doggy daycare’ and kennels business. The position is stunning, with glorious views along the canal to the rear and sweeping views across Northwich to the front. The icing on the cake is that a mooring is historically available beside the property, subject to Canal & River Trust approval.

The house is approached by a gated driveway which leads up a slope to car port parking. Passing through a wrought iron gate, steps lead up through attractive terraced gardens to an spacious paved patio which enjoys superb open views over Northwich. There are other pretty patios and seating areas around the property, one of which features an outbuilding containing a stunning open fireplace. There is also a wooden summer house, a garden shed, and a superb detached wooden cabin with double glazed French doors. This is currently fitted out as a laundry, office, and hobby room. A side gate from the garden opens directly onto the canal tow path.

The cottage itself is entered from the side via a stable door which opens into a contemporary kitchen with plenty of space for a dining table and chairs. The kitchen extends into a cosy sitting area with glazed double doors lead out to the garden, and a lovely brick fireplace with a chunky wooden mantle and a cast iron stove. At the far end of the sitting area stairs wind up to the first floor. Beyond the sitting area there is a separate lounge with a pretty Victorian cast iron fire place.

On the first floor landing, latched pine doors open into two double bedrooms. Both bedrooms are bright and spacious, with windows on both sides, so you can enjoy views over Northwich to the front and views over the canal to the rear. Finally there is a modern period style bathroom, featuring a freestanding claw foot bath.

The owners run their ‘doggy daycare’ and dog boarding business at the property, and this can be included with the purchase if the buyer so wishes. There are three separate dog kennel blocks. The lower level block has kennels for five dogs, ancillary storage areas and an enclosed pen. The mid level block has kennels for three dogs. The top level block is adjacent to the office cabin, and has kennels for 6 dogs and an enclosed dog run. The whole property beautifully presented, fully alarmed, and has CCTV throughout.

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