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I love horses as much as the next man however I think you would have to be mad to go out riding on one of these wild beasts! However if this is your passion then look no further we may well have found your ideal property as it even has approximately in excess of 8 acres. The principal house consists of a beautifully presented three double bedroom detached period cottage with a wealth of character and charm as well as excellently proportioned room dimensions. The cottage has an entrance porch, substantial kitchen diner, beautiful lounge with multi-fuel burning stove, dining room with open fire, three double bedrooms, one with en-suite and a family bathroom. The real beauty of this property though is the land and facilities. The property has an extensive range of brick built stables as well as an American style barn with open boxes, a variety of tack and storage rooms, storage room and hay barn all set around a fabulous concrete courtyard which is absolutely ideal for purpose. The property also has an approximately 140' x 60' menage and the majority of the land is divided up into five paddocks. This property really offers it all at this very competitive price and an early viewing is a must.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch - 7' 7'' x 7' 2''(Max) (2.31m x 2.18m (Max))
This impressive entrance to the home has a front facing exterior glazed panelled door and front facing window. With a high ceiling with exposed beams and exposed wooden floorboards. Radiator and large cloaks cupboard. Double doors open through to the kitchen diner and a door opens through to the downstairs WC.

WC - 4' 6'' x 3' 5'' (1.37m x 1.04m)
Fitted with a white suite comprising of wall mounted wash hand basin with separate taps and low level flush WC. Wood panelling to half way and quarry tiled flooring. Exposed beams, extractor fan and radiator. Front facing window.

Kitchen Diner - 23' 9'' x 12' 11''(Max narrowing to 9'9")(7.24m x 3.94m (Max narrowing to 2.97m))
The kitchen diner is beautifully appointed with a range of cream fronted matching base cabinets and wall units with glazed display cabinets and central work island. The central work island also houses a Belfast style ceramic sink recessed underneath a wood block worksurface with chrome mixer tap. Integrated appliances include a Stoves electric range cooker with double oven, grill and plate warmer as well as four ring hob and griddle. This is set in an inglenook with tiling inset and beam over. There is also an integrated dishwasher. The kitchen diner has ample space for a substantial dining table and has windows to the side elevation as well as rear facing french doors opening out to the garden. A glazed panelled door opens through to the utility room as well as two further doors opening through to the lounge and dining room. Exposed floorboards and two radiators.

Utility Room - 8' 8'' x 5' 6'' (2.64m x 1.68m)
The utility room is fitted with beech effect fronted matching base cabinets and wall units. One and a half bowl polycarbonate sink and drainer set in a roll top worksurface with tiled splashback. Plumbing for an automatic washing machine and space for a tumble dryer as well as plumbing for an American style fridge freezer. Floor mounted Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. Part tiled walls and tiled flooring. Rear facing window and front facing glazed panel door.

Lounge - 18' 3'' x 14' 10'' (5.56m x 4.52m)
The lounge is beautifully decorated and incorporates an oil fired stove set in an inglenook on a tiled base with beam over. Two front facing and side facing windows fill the room with light as well as a side facing exterior glazed panelled door. Radiator and wall light. Double doors open through to the dining room.

Dining Room - 16' 3'' x 11' 11'' (4.95m x 3.63m)
The focal point of the dining room is the open fire set in a brick surround with beam over and tiled base. Two rear facing windows look out over the garden and surrounding countryside. A staircase leads off to the first floor accommodation. Exposed beams and radiator.

First Floor

The landing provides access to all of the first floor accommodation and also to the airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and shelving.

Master Bedroom - 15' 3''(Max) x 11' 10''(Max) (4.65m (Max) x 3.61m (Max))
This lovely bedroom has views looking out over the paddocks in the distance. There are both front and side facing windows. The room opens through to a large walk-in wardrobe. Recessed ceiling spotlights and radiator. A door opens through to the en-suite shower room.

En-suite Shower Room - 8' 9''(Max) x 5' 3''(Max) (2.67m (Max) x 1.6m (Max))
This L-shaped en-suite has recently been fitted with a glazed shower cubicle with thermostatic shower over and tiled splashback, ceramic wash hand basin set on a vanity unit with chrome mixer tap over and low level flush WC. Fully tiled walls and tiled floor. Recessed ceiling spotlights, extractor fan and radiator. Front facing window.

Bedroom Two - 13' 2'' x 12' 1'' (4.01m x 3.68m)
This bedroom has a lovely dual aspect through the side and rear facing windows. High vaulted ceilings incorporate exposed beams above. There is an over stairs storage cupboard and further fitted wardrobe. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 12' 11'' x 12' (3.94m x 3.66m)
This bedroom has a rear facing window overlooking the surrounding countryside. There is a feature period fire surround on the wall and exposed beams to the ceiling. Radiator.

Family Bathroom - 11' 1'' x 10' 2'' (3.38m x 3.1m)
The family bathroom is again beautifully proportioned and incorporates a free-standing roll top bath with antique style mixer tap and shower attachment over, ceramic wash hand basin with mixer tap set in a pine vanity unit with mirrored storage over. Low level flush WC. Exposed beams, wood panelling and exposed floorboards. Side facing window and radiator.

Equestrian Facilities

Stable Yard
The stable yard has a large hardstanding ideal for a horse box, trailers and several vehicles with a tarmac pathway sweeping around a central feature lawn with block paved edging. This is all ideally placed for loading and unloading horses.

American Barn - 43' 10'' x 23' 11'' (13.36m x 7.29m)
This open barn has two loose boxes measuring 14' x 12' and 14' x 11'9" as well as a foaling box measuring 15'2" x 14' and a tack room measuring 14'4" x 8'2" with storage area over. It opens through to the courtyard and further stable block and double doors open through to the garden to the main property.

Stable Block
The run of six brick built loose boxes measuring approximately 16' x 11' each.

Hay Barn - 29' 6'' x 27' 4'' (8.99m x 8.33m)
This also includes a further internal loose box measuring 14'1" x 13'1"

Menage - Approximately 140' x 60' (42.67m x 18.29m)
It is fully enclosed with a five bar timber gate for access and a sand and plastic granule base.

The majority of the 8 acre plot is taken over by five substantial paddocks all accessed off a central lane. Each paddock has two five bar gates, water and power. One of the paddocks also benefits from a substantial twin open fronted shelter which could be used for additional stabling if required and also a feed shed to the side.

Double timber gates open to a private driveway which sweeps past the house and around to the stable block. Close to the entrance, double gates open to a doubl car port infront of the main house between that and the formal gardens. From here a paved pathway leads up to the front of the property and sweeps around the side to the utility room door. The front garden is dominated by a large lawn with a variety of established flower and shrub borders. In the corner of the plot is a raised decked terrace which is ideal for entertaining on a summer's evening. On the opposite side of the property is a further large raised decked terrace which leads off from the lounge. A further gate opens to the rear garden with its lawned area, planted flower and shrub borders and raised vegetable plot as well as a garden shed and greenhouse. To the opposite side of the carport is a beautiful formal garden with a large lawn, established planted borders and open sheltered summerhouse area which is fantastic for barbecues. A gravel pathway sweeps right past the main lawn and down to the stable block with double doors opening into the American style barn. The rest of the plot is dominated by the equestrian facilities which are detailed above.

From our Eccleshall office drive up the High Street and proceed on the B5026. Turn left onto Kerry Lane and continue for 3.5 miles before turning right. As you come into Shebdon from High Offley the property is on the left hand side after the canal bridge identified by our for sale board.

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James Du Pavey, Eccleshall

11B High Street, Eccleshall, ST21 6BW

01785 595057 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

James Du Pavey, Eccleshall

11B High Street, Eccleshall, ST21 6BW

01785 595057 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.


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