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Offley Marsh, Bishops Offley

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A very special family home that just begs to be viewed! With three Double Bedrooms - two Ensuite and one with separate Bathroom - an impressive Family Kitchen, large Lounge with galleried Landing above, versatile Garages with an Apartment above and a Swimming Pool set in the extensive Gardens. ‘Foxgloves’ is in a rural location but with great transport links to the M6 and the main railway station in Stafford – so perfect for commuters!

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30 High Street, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7AQ
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Saturday: 9.00am to 4.00pm

Property Summary

  • Unique Family Home and Gardens
  • Large Family Kitchen
  • Lounge with Inglenook Fireplace
  • Mezzanine Study & Snug
  • Snug Family Room
  • Master Bedroom with Ensuite
  • Two Further Bedrooms - one with Ensuite
  • Impressive Grounds with Swimming Pool
  • Double Garage with Studio above
  • EPC Rating D - 58

Property Full Details

BRIEF DESCRIPTION 'Foxgloves' is a completely unique family home which is filled with fabulous architectural touches and has been wonderfully cared for by the present owners.

The heart of the home is the generous Kitchen/Family Room which has views over the landscaped gardens, Utility Room, and a large Lounge that opens up to the vaulted, beamed ceiling and feature Galleried Landing and large office space. Also on the ground floor is the superb Master Bedroom with En-suite and a second Sitting Room situated in the original Cottage. To the first floor are two further double Bedrooms reached via two separate staircases - one with En suite and the other with its own Bathroom.

Externally, there are two twin double garages within the secure front courtyard with double wooden electric gates - one garage has an apartment above and the other a plastered out loft space. The excellent gardens are beautifully designed and surround the property - and adjacent to the house there is a good quality heated swimming pool, pool house and leisure area.

'Foxgloves' also benefits from Super Fast Fibre Broadband, a monitored internal alarm system, security lighting and remote operated CCTV surrounding the exterior.

LOCATION The property is located in the sought after village of Bishops Offley on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border - and within walking distance of the local pub! It's approximately 3.7 miles from Eccleshall and 9 miles from Newport, a busy market town. A wider range of shops and amenities can be found in Stafford (11 miles) and Newcastle-under-Lyme (16 miles).

The location is ideal for commuters as there is good access to the M6 and there are excellent links from Stafford Station to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and London.

ACCOMMODATION The accommodation comprises:

ENTRANCE HALL Double hard wood doors with glazed panels open up into the Hallway, which has a feature brick wall, stone flooring, exposed timbers, radiator and doors to the main accommodation:

LOUNGE/DINING ROOM 21' 8" x 20' 2" (6.6m x 6.15m) An impressive space with feature brick walling, flag stone flooring, exposed timbers to roof, first floor gallery over, recessed fire place with brick feature archway and granite mantle over, housing a log burning, cast iron stove set on a slate hearth.

A sandstone archway leads through to the Inner Hallway and then on to:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 18' 3" x 14' 3" (5.56m x 4.34m) With a good range of Shaker style wall and base cupboards and drawers, built in fridge/freezer, Bosch dishwasher, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap over, unusual and elegant granite work surfaces, double electric oven and microwave, four ring induction hob unit with extractor over. There's tiling to splash areas, a display cupboard, feature painted brick wall, ceramic floor tiling, windows to two sides incorporating French doors to patio, and a further side door. Matching dresser unit, and a glazed door to:

UTILITY: 10' 0" x 9' 0" (3.05m x 2.74m) With radiator, space for freezer, a good range of base and wall cupboards, single drainer sink, plumbing for automatic washing machine, attractive ceramic flooring and door to the rear of the property.


MASTER BEDROOM: 16' 4" x 14' 2" (4.98m x 4.32m) With two double built-in wardrobes, two further built-in cupboards to either side of the bed area having fitted shelving above and to the sides, radiator and access to:

ENSUITE: 11' 0" x 7' 7" (3.35m x 2.31m) With under floor heating, radiator, tiling to walls, attractive white suite of bath having central taps, pedestal wash hand basin, vanity unit having two circular sinks and cupboards below, walk-in shower having glazed sides and electric power shower.

SECOND SITTING ROOM: 21' 6" x 11' 3" (6.55m x 3.43m) With exposed timbers to ceiling, electric fire, two radiators with radiator covers, under stairs storage cupboard and stairs to Bedroom.

STAIRS With half landing rise from the second Sitting Room to landing with loft access, storage cupboard and access to:

BEDROOM TWO: 11' 4" x 11' 1" (3.45m x 3.38m) With radiator and window overlooking the front of the property.

BATHROOM With panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc, recess with shelving and housing wall mounted mirror, radiator and tiling to walls.

CAST IRON SPIRAL STAIRCASE Leading from Lounge/Dining Room to:

GALLERY CURRENTLY USED AS OFFICE: 21' 6" x 7' 9" (6.55m x 2.36m) With radiator, exposed timbers, oak balustrading with turned spindles and oak door through to:

BEDROOM THREE: 14' 5" x 14' 7" max, narrowing to 8' 6" (4.39m x 4.44m) With views over the surrounding countryside, under eaves storage and access to:

ENSUITE With panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc, skylight and tiling walls.

OUTSIDE The property is approached over the lane and there is a inset stone pull-in and curved brick walling to either side of double wooden electric gates leading to the enclosed parking courtyard with raised brick rockery and shrub bed. Stone steps with brick wall to side lead to the front paved flagstone pathway and patio, outside power points, laurel hedging, brick walling and access to twin double Garages. There is a gravelled area providing further parking to the rear of Garage One with steps and brick walling bounding this area, oil storage tank, panel fencing, brick walling, pedestrian gate post and rail fencing to the boundary and orchard area.

There is security lighting surrounding the property.

GARAGE ONE: 21' 4" x 19' 6" (6.5m x 5.94m) With electrically operated door, side pedestrian door, electricity, light and power, water supply and access to first floor. Within the garage is the filtration and oil fired boiler for the swimming pool.

Towards the rear of the garage there are stairs to:

GARAGE ONE - FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION 14' 6" x 10' 3" (4.42m x 3.12m) The main space is currently being used as a Bedroom, with a wall mounted convector heater and smoke alarm.

There is also a KITCHEN (6'5" x 5'5") with single drainer sink unit, splash back, base cupboard and drawers, electric hob unit, space for fridge, laminate flooring and a skylight and a SHOWER ROOM (6'3 x 5'3) with vanity wash hand basin with storage below, corner shower cubicle with mains shower unit, electric water heater supplying the hot water to the Kitchen and Shower Room, and a skylight.

GARAGE TWO: 35' 0" x 20' 4" (10.67m x 6.2m) With room for approximately six vehicle and has rear roller shutter door leading to further parking/storage area and ramp down to the rear garden. With electrically operated door, side pedestrian door, electricity, lighting, power sockets and water .

Upstairs is a large, plastered-out room running the length of the garage but the external steps to this have yet to be completed.

LARGE TIMBER STORAGE SHED With light and power.

REAR GARDENS Flagstone patio, low ornamental brick wall with slate shrubbery bed with evergreen planting, which in turn borders the patio by the Swimming Pool.

To the other side of the swimming pool are further gardens featuring an ornamental garden pond with sandstone edging, slate beds, lawns with further sandstone edged beds, a timber Summer House, post and rail fencing to the boundary, timber log store and then steps down to the rear patio with ornamental brick walling with further pond with a waterfall, and a pathway round to the front of the property. Boiler house with oil fired central heating boiler.

SWIMMING POOL: 21' 0" x 14' 0" (6.4m x 4.27m) Which has a full safety cover with manual winding system, brick wall to the boundary and paving around the edge of the pool. There is lighting set within the boundary wall, and there is a brick built changing room with shower, hand wash basin and W.C., with spotlights and tiled floor and walls.

FLOOR PLAN Not to scale

ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATING The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is D. The full energy performance certificate (EPC) is available for this property upon request.

TENURE We are advised that the property is Freehold and this will be confirmed by the Vendors Solicitor during the Pre- Contract Enquiries. Vacant possession upon completion.

SERVICES We are advised that septic tank drainage, oil central heating, mains water and electricity are available. Barbers have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings, etc., or services to this property so cannot confirm that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A buyer is recommended to obtain confirmation from their Surveyor or Solicitor.

DIRECTIONS From Newport: From the A41 take the A519 Forton Road sign posted to Eccleshall and take the first left turn onto Shay Lane just before The Swan at Forton pub. Folllow this lane through Shebdon and Adbaston, and after approximately 1.5 miles at the cross road turn right signposted to Bishops Offley. After approximately 0.8 of a mile turn right signposted to Shebdon and Newport. Follow the road taking the second turning on the left and the property is located on the left hand side.

From Eccleshall: Head out of Eccleshall on the B5026 Loggerheads Road and proceed through the village of Pershall. Take a left turn signposted toward The Star Inn public house. Upon reaching the crossroads, turn right and then left onto Mere Rise. Continue to the next crossroads and turn right. Take the next right and the property can be found after a short distance on the left hand side.

LOCAL AUTHORITY Stafford Borough Council, Riverside, Stafford, ST16 3AQ. Tel: 01785 619000

VIEWING/PRE-SALES MARKETING ADVICE By arrangement with the Agents' Office at 30 High Street, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7AQ. Tel: 01952 820239

PROPERTY INFORMATION We believe this information to be accurate, but they cannot be guaranteed. The fixtures, fittings, appliances and mains services have not been tested. If there is any point which is of particular importance please obtain professional confirmation. All measurements quoted are approximate. These particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract.

AML REGULATIONS To ensure compliance with the latest Anti Money Laundering Regulations all intending purchasers must produce identification documents prior to the issue of sale confirmation. To avoid delays in the buying process please provide the required documents as soon as possible. We may use an online service provider to also confirm your identity. A list of acceptable ID documents is available upon request.

METHOD OF SALE Private Treaty

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