5 bedroom farm house for sale
Aston by Stone, Stone>
* GRADE II LISTED THATCHED COTTAGE & SPACIOUS ELEGANT GRADE II LISTED COACH HOUSE
* SITS ON APPROX TWO ACRE PLOT WITH BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS
* LOCATED IN THE CHARMING HAMLET OF ASTON BY STONE IN STAFFORDSHIRE
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Its not very often an attractive three bedroom Grade ll listed thatched cottage and a two bedroom fully renovated Grade ll listed Coach House come onto the market as one, both are presented in excellent condition with character features and situated on a plot of approximately two acres enjoying open rural views to all sides.
Willow Cottage Farm Cottage has recently undergone major refurbishment in keeping with Grade ll listed buildings and the pasture has undergone upgrading including re-fencing. The property is accessed through a farm gate into a courtyard with ample parking, there brick and tile outbuildings which include a Woodstore, Workshop, Piggery, double garage (which the current owners use as self contained guest accommodation) and numerous small Potting Sheds, there is also a Cottage Garden and a Greenhouse. An additional benefit is the superb air conditioned Summerhouse.
Situated in a quiet lane in the rural hamlet of Aston by Stone, which is only a couple of minutes drive into the busy market town of Stone, set on the River Trent north of Stafford - both the Mersey canal and The Trent pass through the town, the popular bar and bistro at the nearby Marina is even closer and within a short walk of Willow Cottage Farm. The town itself has variety of local shops and amenities whilst the thriving town of Stafford is just a short drive away offering a more extensive range of shops and amenities whilst also having an intercity railway station with regular Virgin services operating to London Euston. Stone has a great reputation for excellent food & drink and is host to the monthly Farmers' Market and annual Autumn Food & Drink Festival. There is a fantastic choice of both primary and secondary schools to choose from within the area or surrounding areas.
The Cottage - This unique timber framed Grade II listed family home dates from the early to mid-17th century and boasts a wealth of period features including impressive oak beams throughout, wide oak board floors, an inglenook fireplace and some original doors. The accommodation comprises a lounge (5.3m x 5m), a good size dining room (4m x 3.1m), kitchen (4m x 2.5m) that boasts bespoke oak door cupboards, a wood burning Aga and belfast sink and drainer, spacious utility room (3m x 2.1m) and a rear hallway from where the stairs lead to the first floor. On the first floor are three good size bedrooms, a master bedroom (5.2m x 5.2m), bedroom two (3.2m x 3.1m), bedroom three (3.5m x 2.1m) and a luxurious bathroom (3.2m x 3.1m). There is current planning permission for an extension on the rear of The Cottage - planning ref 20/32137/HOU
The Cottage 1 -
The Cottage 2 -
The Coach House - The Coach House is ground floor accommodation with a staircase leading to a mezzanine.
The conversion benefits from underfloor heating in the lounge, kitchen and inner hall, bespoke and handmade features throughout and plenty of windows giving plenty of light and offering panoramic views over the countryside. The imposing farmhouse style kitchen (5.9m x 4m) has a full height ceilings with exposed oak beams some of which are original, attractive stone flooring, a range of bespoke hand made oak units, granite worktops, a belfast sink, cooking range and integrated appliances. An ornate handmade staircase off the kitchen leads to an open plan mezzanine which provides a wonderful space to use as you wish, for the current owner this is a snug (2.8m x 1.8m) with a window over looking the countryside. Off the kitchen you will find a hallway with a cloakroom and utility room with further handmade oak cupboards, an external oak door leads to a patio area. There is an open plan lounge (5.4m x 4.4m) and raised staged dining area (4.2m x 2.2m) enclosed with a wooden balustrade, a wood burner sits in the corner of the lounge area and oak french doors open onto a south facing patio area with more impressive views over the countryside. The two ground floor bedrooms are both doubles.. the master bedroom (5.5m x 3.3m) has an en suite (2m x 1.3m) and french doors leading to the patio area, bedroom two (5.3m x 4.1m) and finally the bathroom (2.3m x 2m)
Coach House 1 -
Coach House 2 -
Garage (Guest Cottage!) - Do not think for one moment you are accommodating your guest in the garage!... the current owners are using the garage as self contained guest accommodation. Sitting behind the main Cottage is the 'Guest Cottage' a quaint single floor air conditioned accommodation with a bedroom (2.4m x 4.8m), shower room (2.5m x 1.5m) and an open plan living space with a kitchen area (4.8m x 3.6m), outside there is a sitting area.
Garage (Guest Cottage) 1 -
Summerhouse - This is the pride and joy of the current owners ..... a fully fitted Summer House measuring an impressive (5.0m x 5.0m). Made from solid timber with french doors opening out onto the vast garden, there is a kitchen area with fitted base units and co-ordinating worktop, built in electric cooker, hob and extractor, sink and drainer and spaces for a fridge and bottle cooler. There is a sitting area as well as an eating area making this a self functioning outside space suitable for outside entertaining....a perfect area from which to host barbecues in the variable English summers.
Summerhouse 1 -
Outbuildings - Adjacent to the The Cottage is an extensive single storey barn, formerly the piggery which is currently used as a workshop and storage area by the current owner, it does have the potential for a residential conversion, subject to the correct planning permissions being obtained.
There is also a woodshed and several potting sheds dotted around and a purpose built large timber shed with rubber flooring, windows, t.v outlet, lighting and power. It is used as a gym by the current owners.
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General Information - Services
We believe all are available.
Power to all buildings
Electric storage heaters
Electric immersion heater
Sandyford wood burning
Cooke electric cooker
Nestor Martin multifuel fire
Mains gas central heating combi boiler which has gives underfloor heating to kitchen lounge inner hall
Range master dual fuel cooker
Nestor Martin multi fuel burner fire
Electric under floor heating in living area
Air conditioning unit
Electric heaters bathroom and bedroom
Electric induction hob and cooker
Electric water heater
Air conditioning unit
Induction hob and electric cooker
Electric Water heater
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Assumed to be freehold.
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Subject to contract. Vacant possession on completion.
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Keys Estate Agents - Blythe Bridge
244 Uttoxeter Road Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent ST11 9LY
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