5 bedroom detached house for saleLower Leigh, Leigh, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10
Guide Price £499,950
- 3 reception rooms
- kitchen & utility room
- 5 bedrooms (2 on ground floor)
- 2 bathrooms, 1 cloakroom
- double garage with storage area above
- detached barn
- paddock in all 0.9 acre
- EPC Rating = E
Lower Leigh is a small village surrounded by unspoilt Staffordshire countryside that enjoys the convenience of the nearby towns of Uttoxeter, Stone and Stafford with excellent shopping and leisure activities. The area has good transport links for commuters, with the M6/M6 Toll Road and the A50, which links to the M1, providing access to the East and West Midlands.
The neighbouring village of Church Leigh offers amenities including an infant school, church, village hall, post office and public house. Uttoxeter is home to a national hunt racecourse which holds race meetings and entertainment throughout the year. Cannock Chase (approximately 20 miles away), an area of outstanding natural beauty, provides opportunities for walking, cycling and riding. Alternatively, about 17 miles to the north east is the Peak District, the first national park in the UK.
Staffordshire is particularly well known for its independent schools, including, Abbots Bromley, Denstone, Yarlet, Stafford Grammar School and Chase Grammar School. Well regarded schools in the state sector include King Edward VI High School and Thomas Alleyne's High School.
Stafford Station has direct trains to London Euston taking 1 hour 20 minutes.
Overlooking the village green of Lower Leigh, Moorhouse Farm is a charming period home believed to date back to the 1700s. It comprises 5 bedrooms (2 of which are on the ground floor), 3 reception rooms, a double garage with a large room above, a separate barn and paddock, in all approximately 0.9 acre.
The property provides versatile accommodation, full of character and with a host of period features throughout, including exposed timbers, an impressive original inglenook fireplace containing a multi fuel stove and bow windows to the front. The features continue in the dining room and include a decorative cast iron fireplace and wooden floorboards. The kitchen has a wide range of wall and base units and incorporates a Bosch electric double oven together with a ceramic hob. This is complemented by a separate utility room which gives access to the rear of the property and driveway. A bathroom and cloakroom downstairs have been recently modernised and include a free-standing bath and separate double shower. The ground floor is completed by two bedrooms and a study, which gives access into the double garage with a large room above. Upstairs, there are three further bedrooms, the master containing a vanity unit, and a separate bathroom.
The property sits within enclosed private gardens with a gravelled parking area suitable for several cars. To the side of Moorhouse Farm is a large detached barn which offers potential for development, subject to planning permission. The gardens are well stocked and include mature beds with roses, clematis and a selection of fruit trees including pear, plum and apple. A separate enclosed paddock of approximately 0.64 acres sits to the rear of the property and has independent road access.
Use of the site will be restricted to a single residence. Should planning permission be secured to develop the barn and paddock which falls outside of this restriction, this will trigger an overage provision requiring 25% of any uplift in value to be paid to the vendors or successor for a period of 25 years from completion.
Square Footage: 3,256 sq ft
Acreage: 0.9 Acres
From Uttoxeter take the A518 for approximately 2 miles and shortly after a layby on the left, turn right onto Loxley Lane/Bennetts Lane signed Bramshall. Turn left at the T-Junction onto the B5027. Continue for 2 miles turning right signed Withington/Leigh. Follow the road to the crossroads proceeding straight Church Leigh/Tean onto Bents Lane. Follow this road for approximately 1.3 miles bearing right at the village. Turn right and then immediately left and the property will be seen on your left.
From Stafford Leave the A513 onto the B5066 signed Sandon and follow the road until it meets the A51. Turn left and take the second turning on the right heading to Milwich. At the next junction turn right, signed Uttoxeter B5027 and follow the road for approximately 2.9 miles bearing left onto Dodsleigh Lane. Continue for 1.5 miles following the road and bearing right. After passing over the railway line you will come into the village of Lower Leigh. Take the first turning on your left onto Moor Lane and you will see Moorhouse Farm overlooking the village green.
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