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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Basford, Leek

Offers in Excess of £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial detached farmhouse
  • Detached Holiday Cottage
  • Set in 16 acres of land
  • Incl Formal Gardens
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Three Car Ports
  • Three Barns

Full description

Oldfield Farm is located on the edge of Basford in a delightful rural position with splendid views towards The Roaches and over Cheshire countryside, within easy reach of the Derbyshire Peak District, Leek, Congleton and Macclesfield.

Oldfield Farm is a charming residence with some aspects of the property dating back to circa 1600, set in attractive formal gardens surrounded by green belt countryside. The excellent equestrian facilities, with potential for housing four horses, include two stone barns, which offer four internal stables combined, a large tack room, workshop with large storage area above, a Pole Barn offering a number of uses, substantial sand and PVC granule filled menage and fields extending to approximately 16 acres. The splendid gardens are approached via a long tarmacadam driveway and incorporate a duck pond, good size lawned areas and patios, an excellent range of shrubs, mature trees and vegetable and fruit gardens. all helping to create an idyllic setting with splendid views. In addition there is a courtyard with ample off road parking, which leads to the triple car port.

An excellent opportunity to acquire an attractive farmhouse that has been superbly maintained and upgraded by the current owners. The accommodation offers an abundance of charm and character, as one might expect in a property of this magnitude, including beams, quarry tiled floors and period fireplaces to name but a few. The property also offers a separate three bedroom detached stone built cottage, which could be used as a holiday home (or family/guest annex subject to planning permission). The main house in brief comprises: entrance hall, an impressive sitting room with feature fireplace incorporating a gas burner, which is flooded by natural light, a drawing room with bow window and period fireplace with multi fuel burning stove and Oak double doors opening into the dining room, which in turn has French window doors leading out to the gardens. The well appointed traditional farmhouse kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of units with a Stanley range and has access to a good size pantry. There is a generous inner hall with access to the cellar, a utility room, a downstairs WC and a rear porch. At first floor level there are four well proportioned bedrooms, with the master benefiting from a modern shower room. The remaining bedrooms are served by the family bathroom, fitted with a three piece in white.
The cottage comprises: entrance hall with cloakroom/WC, appealing lounge with feature fireplace and a dining kitchen, which is a superb size and fitted with an excellent range of units, with ample space for a dining table. To the first floor there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The farmhouse and the cottage are warmed by double glazing and oil fired central heating and drainage is to a septic tank. Viewing is essential to fully appreciate this splendid property set in an excellent location with glorious panoramic views, as well as the excellent equestrian facilities and holiday cottage with an income potential of around 20,000 per annum.
Leek is a popular and busy market town with an antique centre. It has had a lengthy history and retains a number of old and interesting buildings. It retains, too, its essential character as a market town serving a wide area although it grows in importance as a residential area. Numerous bus services link it with the rest of Staffordshire and much of nearby Derbyshire, Cheshire and Manchester. Nearby Macclesfield offers commuters easy access to Manchester International Airport and its connection with the North West motorway network are approximately thirty minutes away by car and the railway station in Macclesfield provides fast and frequent Intercity and commuter links with Manchester, London and the surrounding business centres.
From Macclesfield/Leek take the A523 Ashbourne Road. Approximately four miles from Leek turn right signposted to Apesford, Basford and Coombes Valley Reserve and cross the steam heritage railway, continuing for a mile and a half. The entrance to Oldfield Farm can be found situated on the right, with a metal farm gate opening onto the drive of the property.
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Please note that we have not checked any of the appliances or the central heating system included in the sale (if any). All prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves on this point prior to entering into a contract.


Entrance Vestibule 9'1 (2.77m) x 2'10 (.86m)
Quarry tiled floor. Window to front.
Drawing Room 22'1 (6.73m) into bay x 15'9 (4.8m)
Double glazed bay window to the front, windows to side and rear. Feature brick fireplace with timber surround, LPG burning stove and quarry tiled hearth. Two radiators. Feature exposed beams. Attractive reclaimed wood flooring and two original doors reclaimed from a local public house.
Sitting Room 18'11 (5.77m) maximum into bay x 13'4 (4.06m)
Bow window to the front. Beautiful feature fireplace with multi fuel burning stove, stone hearth and beamed mantel. Exposed ceiling beams. Telephone point. Television point. Radiator. Reclaimed Oak doors from a chapel. Opening into:-
Dining Room 13'10 (4.22m) x 13'4 (4.06m)
Feature open fireplace. French window doors leading into front garden. Radiator. Beamed ceiling.
Inner Hall 25'11 (7.9m) x 6'2 (1.88m)
Stairs to first floor. Doors to:-
Cellar One 13'8 (4.17m) x 8'0 (2.44m)
Cellar chambers dating back to the 1600's.
Cellar Two 13'4 (4.06m) x 3'0 (.91m)
Power and light. Radiator. Ideal as wine store.
Rear Porch 11'0 (3.35m) x 8'7 (2.62m)
Door to rear. Window to side and rear. Quarry tiled floor.
Utility Room 11'5 (3.48m) x 8'6 (2.59m)
Plumbing for washing machine. Space and vent for tumble dryer. Stainless steel sink unit. Window to rear. Quarry tiled floor.
Cloakroom/WC 3'10 (1.17m) x 2'8 (.81m)
Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Window to rear. Quarry tiled floor.
Breakfast Kitchen 13'5 (4.09m) x 13'4 (4.06m)
Traditional farmhouse kitchen with tiled floor, feature exposed beams, double glazed windows to front and rear and ample space for dining. Fitted with an excellent range of floor and wall mounted units comprising cupboards and drawers. Work surfaces incorporating stainless steel sink unit with twin bowl and mixer taps. Space for fridge/freezer. Stanley range. LPG oven and hob. Integrated dishwasher. Door to:-
Pantry 11'3 (3.43m) x 5'3 (1.6m)
Window to side. Built in shelving.

Two radiators. Windows to side and rear.
Bedroom 1 17'4 (5.28m) x 15'11 (4.85m)
Attractive master suite with splendid countryside views. Three double glazed windows. Recessed storage area. Door to:-
En-suite Shower Room 10'2 (3.1m) x 3'1 (.94m)
Fully tiled and fitted with a shower cubicle housing Mira shower, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Extractor fan. Window to rear.
Bedroom 2 13'8 (4.17m) x 13'6 (4.11m)
Double glazed window affording splendid countryside views. Fitted wardrobes providing hanging and shelving. Radiator.
Bedroom 3 14'4 (4.37m) x 13'8 (4.17m)
Double glazed window with splendid countryside views. Radiator.
Bedroom 4 14'4 (4.37m) maximum x 7'8 (2.34m)
Double glazed window with splendid open views. Recessed shelving. Radiator.
Family Bathroom 14'2 (4.32m) x 5'6 (1.68m)
Fully tiled and fitted with a three piece suite comprising panelled bath with overhead shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Double glazed window. Built in airing cupboard housing immersion tank. Recessed shelving.

Entrance Hall 14'10 (4.52m) x 10'0 (3.05m)
Turning staircase to first floor. Understairs storage cupboard. Feature Indian stone flooring. Radiator.
Cloakroom/WC 5'0 (1.52m) x 3'8 (1.12m)
Wash hand basin. Low level WC. Radiator.
Lounge 13'9 (4.19m) x 12'8 (3.86m)
Rustic feature fireplace with log burning stove. Original exposed beams reclaimed from the stables. Three double glazed windows to front and rear. Radiators. Television point.
Dining Kitchen 15'9 (4.8m) x 14'5 (4.39m)
Fitted with an excellent range of antique pine floor and wall mounted units comprising cupboards and drawers. Solid pine work surfaces incorporating Belfast sink. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Electric hob and oven. Double glazed windows. Two radiators. Larch timber flooring.

With splendid balustrade, exposed timber beams, window to rear and loft access.
Bedroom 1 16'2 (4.93m) x 10'7 (3.23m)
Exposed timber flooring. Velux roof window and double glazed window to side. Television point.
Bedroom 2 13'5 (4.09m) x 7'7 (2.31m)
Double glazed window. Exposed timber flooring. Velux roof window.
Bedroom 3 13'4 (4.06m) x 7'7 (2.31m)
Double glazed window to side. Velux roof window. Exposed timber flooring.
Bathroom 8'0 (2.44m) x 7'9 (2.36m)
Fitted with a modern three piece suite comprising panelled bath, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Velux roof window. Radiator. Exposed beams.
Shower room 7'9 (2.36m) x 7'7 (2.31m)
Fitted with corner shower cubicle housing chrome gravity mixer shower, wash hand basin and low level WC. Extractor fan. Velux roof window. Radiator.

The splendid gardens are approached via a long tarmacadam driveway and incorporate a duck pond, good size lawned areas and patios, an excellent range of shrubs, mature trees and a vegetable patch. all helping to create an idyllic setting with splendid views. In addition there is a courtyard with ample off road parking, which leads to the triple car port.
Three Car Ports
Double car port at 17'3 x 15'8 and single car port at 15'6 x 11'3
Stone Barn One
With three internal stable 12ft x 12ft each, with light and power laid on. Internal water supply.
Tack Room
With light and power laid on.
Stone Barn Two
Stable with light laid on 15ft by 12ft.
Workshop with power and light 15ft by 13ft. Stairs leading to first floor storage area of 25ft by 12ft.
Pole Barn 61'0 (18.59m) x 25'0 (7.62m)
Light laid on. Can be used in a variety of ways, i.e. storage of compact size tractor.
Sand and PVC granule filled manege by Maple Arenas in well fenced area.
We are informed by our client that the property is freehold and free from chief rent. Prospective purchasers are advised to confirm this point with their solicitor.
The property has mains water/electricity. Septic tank drainage (with new tank). Oil fired central heating with new storage tank.
No tests have been made of mains services, heating systems or associated appliances and neither has confirmation been obtained from the statutory bodies of the presence of these services. We cannot therefore confirm that they are in working order and any prospective purchaser is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. Council Tax Band :G (Farmhouse)
Business rates apply to the holiday cottage.

Vacant possession upon completion.
Viewing strictly by appointment through the Agents.
Our financial advisers will be advised of all offers made. They have a wealth of experience in the highly competitive area of mortgage rates and available products. By our arranging an appointment to discuss your requirements, you will receive professional and independent mortgage advice that will be entirely appropriate to your own circumstances, may well save you money and speed up the whole transaction.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage. Please contact Dave Follett Independent Financial Adviser on 01625 511367. Gascoigne Halman Financial Services Ltd offer independent financial advice, which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority for mortgages, life assurance, pensions, unit trusts and individual savings accounts.
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