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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Church Lane, Lapley, Stafford, South Staffordshire, ST19

Offers in Region of £595,000

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An historic Grade II listed sixteenth century timber framed house in a picturesque setting.
Stafford - 11 miles, Wolverhampton - 12 miles, Telford - 12.5 miles,
Birmingham - 24 miles, M6 (J 5) - 5 miles, M6 (Toll) - 6 miles (distances approximate)

Location - Lapley Manor lies in a lovely setting on the edge of the beautiful South Staffordshire village of Lapley which stands amidst rolling countryside and yet which is within easy reach of the major commercial centres of Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Telford. Motor communications are excellent with the A5 facilitating fast access to the motorway network via the M6 and M6 Toll Road with the M54 also being within easy reach. Local facilities are available within the villages of both Brewood and Wheaton Aston.

Lapley is an historic village which has close ecclesiastical ties, harking back to the days of the Second Crusade, with an ancient Norman Church which dates from the eleventh century. The village has retained much of its character and benefits from a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.

The residence lies in the lee of the church with a delightful outlook across an adjoining meadow and the South Staffordshire Way running alongside the eastern boundary.

Description - Lapley Manor is a particularly attractive house, which dates from the 16th Century and stands on the site of an early priory of the Abbey at Rheims. The original part of the house is timber framed and would appear to have been a high status property due to the quality of the timbering. There have been subsequent extensions, principally in the Victorian era, and there is an Elizabethan well, now covered, in the grounds.

The house has an abundance of charm and character internally, with a wealth of timbering and some particularly fine shark tooth detailing to the beams in the staircase hall.

The property is presented in an excellent condition and has been well cared for by the current owners who carried out an initial scheme of sympathetic refurbishment when they first purchased the residence. The kitchen was refurbished in 2007 and the bathroom replaced in 2009.

Accommodation - The house is entered through a glazed porch with a heavy, studded oak front door opening into the superb dining hall with some fine timbering with a beamed and raftered ceiling and part panelled walls, a quarry tiled floor and a Minster stone fireplace with solid fuel burning stove. The staircase hall has the timbering with the shark tooth detailing and a galleried landing above together with a door to the cellar which has been tanked and dry lined and which has a radiator. The drawing room is a lovely reception area with a beamed ceiling and is dominated by a wide inglenook with a stone hearth and cast iron basket upon a raised brick plinth.

An inner hall has a delightful gothic arched leaded light to the side and leads to the study. Beyond this is a large sitting room which has stairs to the secondary first floor accommodation. The dining kitchen has a contemporary range of gloss fronted wall and base units with butchers block work surfaces, integrated appliances and a double oven oil fired AGA set within a recess with granite surfaces to either side.

The principal first floor accommodation has three double bedrooms with some lovely, scored timbering to the two largest rooms. The main room has a vanity unit and the second room has a shower cubicle. The bathroom has been fully refurbished with an elegant white suite. Stairs from the sitting room lead to the secondary first floor accommodation with a further double bedroom and bathroom providing excellent guest accommodation or annex if used in conjunction with the sitting room and adjoining ground floor kitchenette / laundry.

Outside - Lapley Manor is approached through a five bar gate over a driveway laid in tarmacadam with a low built brick wall with blue brick copings to one side. There are beautifully maintained gardens with lawns and is well planted with many specimen trees.

Services - We are informed by the Vendors that all main services are installed.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: H - South Staffordshire DC.
POSSESSION Vacant possession will be given on completion.
VIEWING Please contact the Tettenhall office.

Directions - Leave the M6 at junction 12 following the A5 towards Telford. Continue over the Gailey roundabout and after approximately 1.5 miles turn right signed Stretton and Lapley. Take the first turning on the left and continue along this road, take the second turning on the right into Lapley and the drive to Lapley Manor may be found on the left hand side immediately before the Church.

Nb - Prospective buyers should note that there is a bridlepath running through the grounds.

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