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5 bedroom house for sale

Elford House, Elford, Staffordshire

Sold STC £599,950

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Downes & Daughters is delighted to offer for sale the West Wing of this historic Manor House. Converted to create a select community of just six dwellings set around a central courtyard in an elevated position overlooking the River Tame. The West Wing offers extensive and flexible family accommodation over three floors with external benefits including a garage, courtyard parking and impressive gardens.

Dating back to 1871 the Victorian grandeur of this home is reinforced at every turn with high ceilings, original cornicing, ornate fireplaces and sash windows. The inherent charm of this home has been blended perfectly with some more contemporary twists and briefly comprises: entrance hallway, cloakroom, kitchen diner, dining room, drawing room, sitting room and utility on the ground floor and five bedrooms and three bathrooms on the upper floors.

Externally the property boasts the most delightful elevated views, courtyard parking, detached garage and attractive gardens with formal lawns and patio seating areas adjacent to the house and a woodland pathway descending to additional lawns which were originally the tennis court for the Manor House.

Viewing is essential to appreciate the exceptional nature and flexibility of this delightful family home.

Ground Floor -

Entrance Hallway - A magnificently grand entrance hallway with high ceiling and original plasterwork. It is accessed via an attractive timber front door with inset stained glass panels. There are wall light points, central heating radiator, dado rail, telephone point, sash window to side aspect, under stairs storage area and stairs rising to the first floor landing via an equally grand arched opening. Doors opening to:

Cloakroom - Comprising a white suite with low level flush WC and pedestal wash basin. There is sash window to the front aspect overlooking the central courtyard, tiled floor, central heating radiator, dado rail and ceiling light point.

Kitchen Diner - The kitchen diner has a vast selection of bespoke wall and floor units with roll top work surface incorporating a double bowl sink and drainer unit and space for large range cooker with extractor over and integrated appliances including a dishwasher, fridge and freezer. A double aspect room with sash window overlooking the main garden and a further window to the side aspect overlooking the formal sitting area. Again with ornate decorative ceiling plasterwork, cornice and central ceiling rose with ceiling light point and recessed low voltage spotlight. There is a stained and polished timber floor, central heating radiator, tiled splashbacks and french doors opening into the formal dining room.

Dining Room - Such a wonderful room with a sash window and french doors with stained glass and leaded windows above opening on to the main garden. There is a continuation of the timber flooring, original open fireplace, with tiled slips and hearth, marble surround and fender and solid wood high level mantle, ceiling light point, dado rail, wall light points, central heating radiator with decorative cover and loft access.

Drawing Room - This room is of vast proportions with large walk-in four section sash bay window with original wooden shutters to the front aspect. A most delightful original beautifully restored decorative cornice and central ceiling rose, also further decorative wall plaster work, impressive polished stone fireplace with mantel and surround with hearth and coal effect gas fire, ceiling and wall light points, two central heating radiators, TV aerial point.

Inner Hallway - Having polyvinyl flooring, ceiling light point and door to:

Utility - This has a selection of floor units with roll top work surface incorporating single bowl sink and drainer unit with tiled splashbacks. There is a sash window to the front aspect with original shutter, ceiling light point, polyvinyl flooring, central heating radiator and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.

Sitting Room - The inner hallway opens into the sitting room/snug which again is beautifully presented with a bright double aspect with two sash windows overlooking the formal garden and a third sash window with secondary glazing overlooking the central courtyard. There is a continuation of the polyvinyl flooring, high ceilings with original plaster work, ceiling light points, TV aerial point, two central heating radiators and a glass panel door giving access to the side.

Cellar - A hatch in the sitting room gives access to a vaulted cellar with original pheasant hanging hooks, brick floor, arched ceiling and thralls. Central heating boiler.

First Floor -

Landing - The landing is a large space with a triple aspect, sash windows to front, rear and side aspects, again the high ceilings continue on the first floor with four ceiling light points, central heating radiator, dado rail, stairs rising to the second floor and doors opening to:

Bedroom Four - This has a sash window to the side aspect with delightful far reaching rural views, a built in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and storage cupboard above, dwarf cupboard with fitted alcove shelving. There is a further bespoke fitted wardrobe from Smallbone of Devizes, ceiling light point and a central heating radiator.

Bedroom Five - This room is currently used as a study with sash window to the side aspect with delightful rural views, central heating radiator, ceiling light point, and loft access.

Bathroom - This has a white period style suite with panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment and large pedestal wash basin. There is a sash window to the side aspect with delightful rural views, vinyl flooring, central heating radiator, tiled walls to mid height, ceiling light points and fitted storage unit.

Lavatory - This has a suite comprising white pedestal wash basin and low level flush wc. There is a sash window to the rear aspect, tiled walls to mid height, vinyl flooring, ceiling light point and central heating radiator.

Principal Bedroom Suite - Yet another delightful room mimicking the grandeur and shape of the drawing room on the ground floor. It also has a four section walk-in sash bay window to the front aspect with delightful views over the river and surrounding countryside. Flooded with natural light from the southerly aspect and a range of fitted bespoke wardrobes from Smallbone of Devizes, decorative ceiling cornice and ceiling rose, two central heating radiators, ceiling light point and door opening to the en suite.

En Suite Bathroom - This has a period style white suite comprising a high level flush wc, roll top claw fitted double ended bath with central mixer tap and shower attachment and separate over sized shower cubicle with sliding glazed door and a pedestal wash basin. There is a high level sash window to the side aspect, period style central heating radiator with heated towel rail, polyvinyl flooring, decorative ceiling cornice, tiled splashbacks and wall light points.

Second Floor - Stairs rise to the second floor landing which has two windows to the side aspect, two ceiling light points, central heating radiator and doors to:

Guest Cloakroom - A white suite comprising low level flush wc and a corner pedestal wash basin with tiled splash backs, a ceiling light point, polyvinyl flooring and extractor fan.

Bedroom Three - A fairytale style room on the top floor with double aspect sash windows to both the side and rear overlooking the surrounding rooftops, central heating radiator, ceiling light point, loft access and eaves storage.

Bedroom Four - This large rear bedroom is again flooded with natural light with two beautiful arched sash windows to the front aspect offering delightful views of the river and surrounding countryside, two ceiling light points, decorative marble mantle and surround and a central heating radiator.

Outside -

Fore - Allocated parking for a number of vehicles in the central communal courtyard.

Side - A pretty lawned garden with block paved patio seating areas and raised brick flower beds.

Rear - The real treat lies to the rear of the property with a formal lawn and gravel accessed from the dining room. Hedge boundaries give great privacy and a neat archway leads through the hedge to a secret woodland pathway descending to a further lawned garden which would have originally formed part of the main house's tennis court. The boundary of the garden leads all the way down to The Shrubbery with the River Tame beyond. Even the most adventurous child would need hours to fully explore this wonderful garden.

Garage - A single garage with storage area separate to the main house.

Downes & Daughters Ltd. wishes to emphasize that all property particulars do not constitute part of an offer or a contract. All statements contained herein are made without responsibility on the part of Downes & Daughters. They are not to be relied on as statements or representation of fact and intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or other wise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained on these particulars including room measurements. The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order.

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