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A beautifully presented country residence currently being used and ideally suited as an equestrian smallholding also lending itself to an array of alternative uses. Holding a very secluded and private location situated on the foothills of Hanchurch Woods. Peaceful rural surroundings with superb distant views over countryside and beyond, being conveniently situated to major road networks of Junction 15 M6, A500 and A50 being approximately three minutes drive away. FARMHOUSE An immaculately presented residence with well planned interior comprising of front entrance vestibule, cloakroom and utility being at one far end of the property and leading to a central hallway giving access to all principal rooms. A key attractive feature to the property will be the most impressive farmhouse style open plan family kitchen/diner well equipped with integrated appliances and Aga cooking range, breakfast bar/island unit and double doors giving access to courtyard, with open plan access to a large glass roofed conservatory. Equally impressive is the formal living room having a large log burning stove feature. Separate dining room, further vestibule and staircase leading to first floor. A corridor landing gives access to all rooms to the first floor comprising of four double bedrooms with large master having en suite and superb views to three aspects. In addition there is a spacious five piece family bathroom including feature claw foot free-standing bath. GROUNDS The grounds in total extend to approximately 3 Aces or thereabouts. Extensive gravel driveway and parking, gardens, all weather fence enclosed menage also having separate vehicular access if required and two adjoining paddocks. We understand part of the gardens and woodland area comprising of an additional 0.5 of an acre is currently rented from the Forestry Commission. OUTBUILDINGS An impressive range of timber framed outbuildings comprising of a courtyard stable block providing of up to ten stables and field shelter. Adjoining dog kenneling and run. Garage block/workshop 45' x 35' (13.71m x 10.66m) with triple remote roller doors. Additional timber framed store room/animal shelter or possible outdoor office.
With uPVC entrance door and window, radiator, wood panelling to dado, Karndean wood effect flooring, internal panelled doors to cloakroom, utility and half door to reception hallway.
With continuation of Karndean flooring, two piece suite providing close coupled W.C. and large vanity wash hand basin, radiator and uPVC window.
With continuation of Karndean flooring. Stainless steel double drainer free-standing unit with double base cupboards beneath, worktop, plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer beneath. Free-standing oil fired boiler and uPVC window to two aspects.
With further continuation of Karndean flooring and panelled walls to dado, radiator, twin ceiling rose, panelled doors to principal rooms and UNDER-STAIRS STORE.
Having feature log burning stove set within chimney breast with quarry tiled hearth and Adam style surround. Wood flooring, radiator, exposed ceiling timber beam and twin roses. uPVC windows to two aspects and further panelled door giving access to:
With half glazed uPVC entrance door.
With log burning stove set within chimney breast having slate hearth and Adam style surround. Wood flooring, enclosed radiator, ceiling rose and uPVC window. Access to:
With staircase to first floor, dado and continuation of wood flooring.
A superb feature room with extensive range of fitted units comprising one and a quarter stainless steel inset sink set within combined granite and partial wood work surface set within large uPVC square bay having range of base cupboards and drawer units beneath and integrated dishwasher. Matching wall units with corner shelving, integrated Miele coffee machine with microwave oven above and space for free-standing American fridge freezer (not included). Further matching base units with polished wood worktop, space for further appliances and large double larder cupboard with separate sliding larder store. Island unit/breakfast bar with further base cupboard and drawer units and matching granite worktop. Electric Aga cooking range with tiled splashback, enclosed radiator, quarry tiled flooring, ceiling rose and downlighting. Twin double doors opening to front courtyard and open plan opposite aspect to:
With continuation of quarry tiled flooring from kitchen. Of brick base and timber construction with double glazing to three aspects including twin set double doors to opposite side and glass roof.
With continuation of dado, panelled doors to rooms. Ceiling roses, enclosed radiator, twin loft access giving principal access having pull down ladder and WALK-IN AIRING CUPBOARD housing lagged hot water cylinder.
With built-in five door corner wardrobes, modern upright wall mounted radiator, twin ceiling roses and uPVC windows to three aspects enjoying views over grounds and countryside/woodlands beyond. Personal door to:
Three piece suite comprising corner tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic mains shower, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled W.C. Wood flooring, radiator, ceiling extractor and downlighting, further loft access and electric shaver point.
With built-in wardrobes having concealed drawer units, radiator, ceiling rose and uPVC windows to two aspects enjoying further views.
With built-in triple wardrobe with sliding doors, separate built-in store cupboard, radiator, ceiling rose and uPVC window enjoying further views.
With built-in double wardrobe, radiator, ceiling rose and uPVC window.
Five piece classic design suite comprising of free-standing claw foot bath with centre-piece mixer/telephone shower, corner shower cubicle with mains thermostatic shower, twin vanity wash hand basins set within marble top having base cupboards beneath and close coupled W.C. Wood flooring and half panelled walls to dado, combined open slat traditional radiator/chrome towel rail, ceiling rose, electric shaver point and uPVC window.
The property is approached via double electronic gates to extensive gravel driveway/parking area/courtyard. There is also separate vehicular access via five bar gate entrance and across menage to property and outbuildings. Paved sun patio and lawned garden area with assorted shrubs/trees. Additional large lawned garden with further assorted shrubs/trees, patio areas, ornamental pond and small woodland with pathway adjoining property's grounds. Agents Note : We understand from the vendor this section of the garden is on an annual Lease from the Forestry Commission with a current rent of £250 per annum. The grounds have been designed to be incorporated within the principal property and this agreement has been in place with the Forestry Commission for in excess of 40 years.
In total, excluding 0.5 acre garden plot as previously mentioned, are of approximately 3 Acres which comprise of remaining gardens, courtyard and:
Having post and rail fencing.
With post and rail fencing and water trough supply.
Set within concrete cobble courtyard having feature fountain. Comprising of timber framed stable block comprising up to 10 stables and field shelter. All stables having light and water connected with two central stables currently being used as a tack room with further power points and kitchenette with power points and sink.
Of timber framed construction with triple electronic roller doors, having light/power, windows to rear and personal door to side. Divided workshop area with further power points, lighting and sink.
Of timber framed construction divided into two parts. ANIMAL SHELTER 24'2" x 9'4" (7.36m x 2.84m (former aviary) providing useful store or further dog kenneling etc., with light/power. STORE/OFFICE 15'9" x 13'8" (4.80m x 4.16m) with light/power.
Mains electricity and water connected. Drainage to septic tank.
From oil fired boiler to radiators as listed.
Double glazed in hardwood frames.
Understood from the vendor to be freehold.
Band 'F' amount payable £2370.95 2018/19. Stafford Borough Council.
Please note that the room sizes are quoted in feet and inches and the metric equivalent in metres, measured on a wall to wall basis. The measurements are approximate.
Strictly by appointment through Follwells.
Proceed all the way down Hanchurch Lane for approximately half a mile until you reach a sharp 90 degree bend. After turning right continue pass Hanchurch Fields Barn conversions on your right. The road then becomes unadopted continue pass the farm on your right and the property is situated approximately 100 yards further on the left hand side.