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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Gamekeepers Cottage, The Drive, Alsagers Bank, Newcastle Under Lyme

Offers in Region of £650,000

Property Description

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LOCATION : Situated to the north/west of Newcastle town in rural position. Apedale comprises of a small hamlet area within close proximity to Alsagers Bank.

Principal Residence

A superb farmhouse style residence enjoying far reaching views over adjacent land and valley beyond across to the Welsh hills. Luxurious living accommodation to include 28' max x 15'4 living room with feature rustic brick fireplace having stove. Well equipped farmhouse style oak fitted breakfast kitchen with appliances and feature central dining room. To the first floor there are three double bedrooms having further splendid rural views and master bedroom having full en-suite facilities, in addition to the principal bathroom. There is a further attic room providing fourth bedroom accommodation or useful study. An inter-connecting hallway gives access to a large family size self-contained annexe.

Self Contained Annexe

Having combined living/dining room with kitchenette, clear glass feature stove, and patio doors/windows having further magnificent rural views. To the first floor of the annexe area accessed from separate staircase, there are two further bedrooms and separate bathroom suite. The annexe offers ideal additional family accommodation suitable for independent relatives/teenagers, or a holiday let, having potential for generating a regular weekly rental income of 300.

The Site

Extending to approximately 7.5 acres with long private driveway approach and parking area for several vehicles. Three enclosed paddocks including small woodland areas, floodlit all weather equestrian menage and Caravan Club approved five van site with scope for further pitches (subject to planning).


22.86m(75'0'') x 12.19m(40'0'')

Steel framed breeze block construction., providing STABLE BLOCK/IMPLEMENT STORE comprising 10 loose boxes with loft storage above, and ample implement storage/workshop area having three vehicular access points.

Ground Floor

Reception Hall

4.98m(16'4'') x 2.44m(8'0'')

Inter-connecting between principal property and annexe area, having entrance doors and two double glazed windows to front and rear aspect. Tiled floor, half wood panelled and exposed brick walls, panelled ceiling with spotlighting, and radiator. Door giving access to

Feature Dining Room

With balustrade turned staircase to first floor, having under stairs store. Decorative tiled floor, part panelled walls, cornicing to ceiling, two radiators, glazed panelled internal doors to principal rooms. French double doors to rear patio and two further double glazed windows.


With majority ceramic tiled walls and tiled floor, w.c. pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, extractor fan and double glazed window.

Living Room

8.53m(28'0'') max x 4.67m(15'4'')

With panoramic views over adjoining paddock land and surrounding countryside. Feature multi-fuel burning stove in rustic brick fireplace surround with brick hearth, extending to display niches either side. Two radiators, oak strip floor, cornicing and decorative beamed ceiling. French double doors to front and double glazed windows to two aspects.

Breakfast Kitchen

4.90m(16'1'') x 3.71m(12'2'')

Having extensive range of oak fitted units comprising one and half bowl single drainer sink in work surface with drawers and cupboards below, and matching wall cupboards/glass fronted display cabinets above. Rustic brick recess with extractor canopy housing free standing electric cooking range comprising double oven, four ring hob and hotplate. Integrated upright fridge freezer and dishwasher. Decorative ceramic tiled floor, part tiled splashbacks, ceiling spotlighting and radiator. Double glazed windows to three aspects.

Breakfast Kitchen

First Floor

Galleried Landing

With radiator, cornicing to ceiling/rose and dado rail.

Master Bedroom

4.67m(15'4'') max x 4.52m(14'10'') to robe

With views over surrounding countryside, valley and Welsh hills beyond. Range of built-in wardrobes and shelving to one wall with matching range of drawers, knee-hole dressing table and bedside cabinet.

En-Suite Bathroom

3.28m(10'9'') in bath/recess x 2.29m(7'6'')

max. Suite comprising large Jacuzzi bath with shower attachment, enclosed tiled double shower cubicle, vanity wash hand basin and w.c. Ceramic tiled floor, majority tiled walls, radiator, extractor fan and uPVC double glazed window to rear.

Bedroom Two

4.67m(15'4'') x 3.35m(11'0'') max

With built-in double wardrobe and double airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, radiator and double glazed windows to two aspects having further extensive rural views.

Bedroom Three

4.95m(16'3'') x 3.68m(12'1'') max

Built-in double wardrobe and storage cupboard, staircase to attic room, having under stairs store, radiator and double glazed windows to two aspects.

Attic Bedroom/Study

7.16m(23'6'') x 2.51m(8'3'')

into reduced height ceiling. With built-in bench cupboards, feature porthole window, radiator and ceiling spotlighting.

Principal Bathroom

3.35m(11'0'') over bath x 1.63m(5'4'')

Suite comprising panelled bath with mains shower and splash screen, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and w.c. Ceramic tiled floor and majority tiled walls, ceiling extractor fan and spotlighting, two double glazed windows to side aspect.

Self-Contained Annexe

7.37m(24'2'') x 7.32m(24'0'')

LIVING/DINING AREA AND KITCHENETTE. A combined open plan living area having clear glass stove on stone hearth, oak flooring, balustrade staircase to rooms above. French double doors and double glazed patio windows to front having further magnificent far reaching rural views.
KITCHENETTE AREA: Comprising stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, work surfaces, base cupboards, shelving and ceiling spotlighting.

Self Contained Annexe

Store Room

Housing gas fired boiler.

First Floor

LANDING AREA: With feature porthole window, and radiator.

Bedroom One

2.92m(9'7'') x 2.62m(8'7'')

into reduced height ceiling. Having storage access into remaining roof eave, radiator and skylight.

Bedroom Two 'L' Shaped

5.74m(18'10'') max x 4.27m(14'0'') max

Having two storage access points into remaining roof eave, feature porthole window having further views. Radiator and skylight.


2.90m(9'6'') x 1.78m(5'10'')

into reduced height ceiling. Suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment and splash screen, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. Wall mounted towel rail, ceramic tiled floor and part tiled walls, skylight.

Box Room

Housing hot water cylinder, storage access point into remaining roof eave, radiator and laminate flooring.


Gamekeepers Cottage is best approached from Alsagers Bank into The Drive, which is predominantly unadopted, and partially in the ownership of Gamekeepers Cottage, indicated by a boundary plan on the sales details.
The property is approached by as private driveway off The Drive, having triple gate access leading to gravelled parking area in front of the property providing parking for numerous vehicles. There is also a lower track leading to the outbuildings and paddocks.

The Gardens

The property has extensive lawned gardens with mature trees and block paved patio areas to rear and side boundary, enclosed by brick wall.


22.86m(75'0'') x 12.19m(40'0'')

Accessed from lower track, of steel fame/breeze block construction. Comprising of 10 integrated loose boxes with storage loft above, the remaining space providing useful Implement Store/Workshop with w.c. and sink, having hot and cold water. Three vehicular access points having roller doors (one being automatic). Further exterior water connection.

The Land

In total approximately 7.5 acres, principally comprising Three Paddocks having post and wire boundary fencing with mains connected water troughs. Woodland areas, floodlit all weather Equestrian Menage and Caravan Club five van site.

Caravan Site

The Land

The Land

The Land


Mains electricity and water connected. Sewage to septic tank disposal system.

Central Heating

From LPG supply to radiators, as listed.


Sealed unit double glazing installed.


A burglar alarm system is installed.


We understand from the vendor that the property is freehold.

Council Tax/Rateable Value

PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE - Band 'E' amount payable 1794.56 2012/13. Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council.
ANNEXE - Rateable value 2000 per annum.


Please note that the room sizes are quoted in feet and inches and the metric equivalent in metres, measured on a wall to wall basis. The measurements are approximate.


Strictly by appointment through Follwells.

Note:None of the services, built in appliances, or where applicable, central heating, has been tested by the Agents, and we are unable to comment on serviceability. All dimensions given or areas stated are approximate.
1.These particulars do not constitute, nor constitute any part of, an offer or a contract.
2.All statements contained in these particulars as to the property are made without responsibility on the part of Follwells or the Vendor.
3.None of the statements contained in these particulars as to the property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.
4.Any intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars.
5.The vendor does not make or give, and neither Follwells nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give, any representation or warranty whatever, in relation to this property.

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06 April 2012

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