Austin & Roe have pleasure in offering for sale this traditional, five-bedroom farmhouse, set in a beautiful rural location on the outskirts of Stafford, with views of Stafford Castle and surrounding countryside. This is a character property with exposed beams, wooden flooring and latched doors. There is a galleried oak staircase leading from the ground floor to the first floor and second staircase to the floor above. The porchway and lobby leads to the impressive entrance hallway with doors into a large lounge with brick-built fireplace, spacious dining room, large l-shaped kitchen/breakfast room including separate utility and cloaks, and a huge sunroom to the rear stretching the full width of the house. On the first floor is the master-bedroom comprising fitted wardrobes, bathing facilities and vaulted ceilings, there are a further three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the second floor, there is another double bedroom with a second bathroom. Externally there is a large detached double garage with a room above (offering the potential of development). The gardens surround the entire house.
Leave Stafford on the A518 (Newport Road) and proceed under the motorway bridge. Before the layby on the right-hand side, is the driveway on the left to the property. This property is a hidden gem and cannot be seen from the road, there is a Grey and White For Sale Board on the roadside.
Entrance to the property is provided by double exterior doors into a neutrally decorated porch with Minton Tiled flooring, an interior door leads into a lobby area and on into the entrance hallway.
A small lobby with windows to each side and fitted with a wall mounted radiator provides a useful space between the porch and the entrance hallway.
This impressive hallway has solid oak doors giving access to both the lounge and the dining room; there is also a glazed wooden door into the sun-room at the rear. The hallway is neutrally decorated, has solid wooden flooring, wall lighting and a wall mounted radiator. The solid wooden staircase leads to the floor above. Both the hallway and the entire staircase has been redecorated 2019.
The large lounge has both front and rear facing double glazed windows with shutters, is neutrally decorated with wooden flooring and features an inglenook brick fireplace with wood burner, paved hearth and oak mantle. There are exposed beams and spotlights in the ceiling and the two wall-mounted radiators. TV connection.
The dining room has double glazed front facing window with fitted shutters and is neutrally decorated with solid wooden floors, there are latched doors into the entrance hallway and the kitchen and there are also glazed interior doors into the sun room. There are spot-lights in the ceiling and wall lights, there is also a serving hatch into the kitchen and wall mounted radiator.
The Sun Room stretches across the rear of the house and has windows to three sides and has double doors onto the rear garden, the room is neutrally decorated and features a fireplace fitted with a modern electric fire inset and some exposed brickwork and beams. There are glazed doors into the hallway and the dining room as well as a stable door into the kitchen. The ceiling has two skylights and spotlights.
This L shaped kitchen with fully fitted oak base and wall units and fitted with granite worktops and matching central island with breakfast bar. Integrated appliances consisting of two under counter fridges and a freezer, dishwasher and a Neff microwave, the oil-fired Redfyne range cooker is inset into brick chimney breast with Minton Tile splashback, there is a ceramic double sink with antique style mixer taps fitted in the worktop in front of the front-facing shuttered window and there are also rear facing doors all fitted with shutters and a wood burning stove. There is stone tiled flooring and neutral décor and recessed spotlights and exposed beams in the ceiling, there are also doors leading to the utility room and the guest cloaks. The kitchen is also fitted with radiators.
The Utility Room is fitted with wall units that match the kitchen and there is space for washing machine and tumble dryer, it also houses the oil-fired boiler for the central heating system. There is a ceramic sink that is fitted with antique style taps. There are windows to both front and side that are fitted with shutters. The stone tiling on the floor continues from the kitchen and there are recessed spotlights in the ceiling.
The Guest Cloaks is fitted with a low-level WC and a small wall mounted hand basin with tiled splash back, the floor is tiled as per the utility room and there is a side facing window complete with shutter, there are recessed spotlights in the ceiling.
Stairs and Landing
The galleried oak staircase and landing provide a view of the impressive hallway, there is a wooden staircase that allows access to the second floor showing the sky-lights allowing natural lights to the ceilings. There are wooden latched doors to all the rooms on the first floor, the flooring is solid oak and the landing is completed with exposed beams and a radiator.
The master bedroom which has vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and shuttered windows has been separated into two distinct parts, the sleeping/dressing area which is large enough for a super-king-sized bed and has fitted wardrobes with shelving, wooden flooring and a multi-fuel burning stove set on a paved platform with exposed flue and the bathing area which has almost fully tiled walls and floors and has a large central double sized bath tub with central mixer taps and above a large rainfall shower head hung between the beams. His and Hers bowl sinks are set into oak vanity units with decorative tiling and a mirrored partition wall hiding a low-level WC. The radiators and lighting finish a beautifully designed room.
This spacious second bedroom is neutrally decorated with both front and side facing shuttered windows, there is fitted carpet, exposed beams and spot lights to the ceiling and is fitted with one wall mounted radiator.
This double bedroom is neutrally decorated with a rear facing double glazed shuttered window, there is fitted carpet, spot lights to the ceiling and is fitted with a wall mounted radiator.
This double bedroom is neutrally decorated with both rear and side facing shuttered windows, there is a fitted carpet, spot lights to the ceiling and is fitted with a wall mounted radiator.
The Study/Office is neutrally decorated with fitted carpet, there is a hayloft window to the front with brick detailing. There are spot lights on the ceiling and a wall mounted radiator.
There is also a telephone point.
The family bathroom comprises bath with tiled surround, a glazed shower enclosure with mixer shower unit and tiled splash back, antique style vanity unit and low-level WC. There is partial tiling with tiles to the floor and a front facing the shuttered window.
Stairs and Landing
The second-floor has a suspended landing with bridge construction between the fifth bedroom and the further family bathroom allowing views from above of the impressive stairways and entrance hall. With rear facing windows and sky lights, oak banisters and flooring, latched doors and spotlights giving the finishing touches.
Another spacious double bedroom, having vaulted ceilings, with rear and front facing shuttered windows giving views over the surrounding countryside. The room is neutrally decorated with solid wooden flooring and spot lights to the ceiling and a radiator, the eaves provide storage space and there is a TV point.
This second family bathroom has a contemporary bath tub and a separate glazed shower enclosure with rainfall shower, contemporary wash hand bowl set on a solid wooden vanity unit with work top matching the flooring, the suite is completed with a low-level WC and two antique style towel rails. There are front and rear shuttered windows and valuable storage space fitted in to the eaves.
Detached Double Garage
The large double garage with lighting and power having two separate up and over doors with a side facing pedestrian door and hallway to the rear. The hallway houses stairs to access the room above which has electric heating and lighting with both front and rear facing windows. There is also a potential to convert this building.
A metal electric gate with security coding provides access to the driveway from the main road. The driveway sweeps along the edge of a neighbouring field to the house. The property sits on a generous plot of approximately 1.69 acres with surrounding gardens. There is ample parking and the gardens are laid to lawn with matured gardens.