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4 bedroom country house for sale

The Cottage, Ford Lane, Longdon, Rugeley

Withdrawn from Market £775,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Grade II Listed Character Four Bedroom Countryside Home
  • Spacious Living & Sleeping Accommodation
  • Set over 2/3's of an Acre with Mature Gardens
  • Idyllic Setting on the Edge of a Sought After South Staffs Village
  • Accessed via a Bridge over the Brook Running to the Front of the Property
  • Attic Space Offering Further Potential
  • Many Original Features / Oak Beams & Brickwork
  • Victorian Drawing Room Extension with High Ceilings
  • Local Amenities & Schooling Within the Village
  • Nearby to Cannock Chase an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Full description

Lovett&Co. Estate Agents are pleased to offer you this rare opportunity to purchase a delightful four bedroom Grade II listed Tudor (circa 1500's) property in the sought after South Staffordshire village of Longdon. This quintessential English country home has an abundance of original features, is set in an extremely private and secluded spot covering approximatley 2/3 of an acre and is accessed via a private bridge leading over the adjacent running brook.

Standout features of the property include: original features including oak ceiling beams and brick work, spacious living and sleeping accommodation with three reception rooms plus country style breakfast kitchen and four double bedrooms, stunning open staircase with additional spiral staircase, rear Victorian drawing room with impressive high ceiling, large adaptable attic space, courtyard to the rear with stables currently used for storage as well as separate side garage, large driveway flanked by extensive mature gardens with two distinctive lawn areas, summer house, gazebo, vegetable garden and numerous mature trees, shrubs plants and bushes.

It is situated in the beautiful semi-rural village of Longdon, just north of the popular Cathedral City of Lichfield with its wide range of amenities. It is in close proximately of Cannock Chase an area of outstanding natural beauty, perfect for walking, horse riding or cycling. To be found in the village itself are post office, a lovely country pub, 12th Century parish church and primary school all within walking distance. Commuter benefits include A5, A38, M42 and the M6 toll Road linking the Midlands Motorway network and there are both Cross and Inter City railway lines available from Lichfield Cathedral City and Rugeley to the north.

The property has two floors; on the ground floor: porch, reception dining room, lounge, breakfast kitchen, Victorian drawing room, study, utility, guest WC and pantry. Externally on the ground floor are the rear stables/storage areas. On the first floor: four double bedrooms with en-suites to the master and second bedroom as well as a separate family bathroom.

18' x 17' 1" (5.49m x 5.21m)
Twin plate kitchen Aga with additional modern oven and hob to the side, twin storage cupboards, Oak cabinets, sink and drainer with mono tap, ample work surface space with room beneath for white good appliances including: fridge, freezer & plumbing for a dishwasher, tiled flooring in the kitchen area, door to the rear courtyard, carpeted breakfast area with room for dining table & chairs with further work surfaces and oak fronted cabinets, window to front and side, door to the utility area.

6' 4'' x 9' 3'' (1.92m x 2.81m)
Space for further white goods, hand wash basin, tiled flooring, door to courtyard, doors to the boiler cupboard and walk in pantry.

7' 7'' x 6' 1'' (2.31m x 1.85m)
Fitted shelving ideal for perishable goods, further space for white goods including cabinet freezer, tiled flooring and window to rear.

5' 5'' x 7' 9'' (1.65m x 2.37m)
Suite comprising: low level WC, wash hand basin, bidet, carpeted flooring, light point and windows to the front.

13' x 6' 1" (3.96m x 1.85m)
Originally an apple storage room, the current use fits well as a study area or home office. It features: bowed rear wall with windows to rear patio area and garden, tiled flooring and light point.

6' 0'' x 12' 8'' (1.84m x 3.86m)
Leading to the principle staircase with delightful further spiral staircase leading to the landing, sky light and window to courtyard, carpeted flooring, door to the drawing room.

Carpeted flooring, light points, walk way over looking the inner hallway, linen cupboard, access to the attic loft space, doors to the bedrooms and family bathroom.

18' x 12' 9" (5.49m x 3.89m)
Feature inglenook fireplace with down lighting, oak ceiling beams, oak panelled walls with concealed door to the study, carpeted flooring concealing the Minton tiled flooring, wrought iron gate to the cloak cupboard, under stairs cupboard, open archway to the stairway and doors to the kitchen & lounge.

22' 8" max x 18' 4" max (6.91m x 5.59m)
Impressive bay window to the front offering panoramic views of the the front garden as well as further windows to the side/rear, feature Jetmaster open fireplace with brick surround, carpeted flooring, light points and feature fitted shelves.

21' 1" x 15' 7" max (6.43m x 4.11m)
Offering further living space this well thought out Victorian extension features: high ceiling with decorative coving, feature fireplace with fitted coal effect gas fire on polished marble hearth & wooden surround, carpeted flooring, French windows leading to the side garden patio area, sash window to rear with fitted shutters.

3' 4'' x 3' 3'' (1.02m x 1.00m)
Wooden entrance door with leaded glass and windows to side, currently carpeted with Minton tiled flooring beneath, light point and further door to the reception dining room.

The property is approached down the long private driveway accessed from the private bridge (over brook) at the end of Ford Lane. Immaculately presented, the mature lawn gardens feature various trees, shrubs and plants as well as summer house/office with full electrics and outside decking area to the front, feature well, fishpond with gravel stream and waterfall, glazed gazebo, vegetable garden, patio area from the Victorian drawing room, ample parking for several vehicles and the rear courtyard.

Please contact us on 01543 889410 if you would like to arrange a viewing appointment for this property or require further information.

These particulars are set up as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees, and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. All descriptions, dimensions, references to conditions and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as representations or fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. No person in the employment of Lovett&Co has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.

29' 3" x 7' 7" (8.92m x 2.31m)
Wooden front entrance doors, windows to side, light and power points and door to rear courtyard.

7' 6" x 6' 10" (2.29m x 2.08m)
Fitted work surface space with inset one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap, wall mounted storage cupboards, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, close coupled W.C., electric heated towel rail.

12' 6" x 10' 7" (3.81m x 3.23m)
Reinforced stable entrance door and lighting.

24' 5" x 10' 6" (7.44m x 3.20m)
Two stable doors to the courtyard, mezzanine storage with light and power points. Currently used as storage but have previously been working stables.

18' x 17' 3" (5.49m x 5.26m)
Oak ceiling beams, fitted oak wardrobes and dressing table with drawers, carpeted flooring, window to side and rear and door to the en-suite shower room.

14' 7" max x 11' 2" (4.44m x 3.40m)
Fitted double wardrobes, dressing table& matching chest of drawers, vanity unit with wash hand basin, carpeted flooring, light point, window to front and door to the en-suite.

2' 7'' x 8' 2'' (.80m x 2.50m)
Shower cubicle with glazed entrance door, triton electric shower, heated towel rail, carpeted flooring & light point.

16' x 13' 1" (4.88m x 3.99m)
Carpeted flooring, ceiling light points, bay sash window to rear over looking the rear patio and side garden.

18' 4" x 13' 10" (5.59m, x 4.22m)
Feature bay window, again with panoramic views over the surrounding gardens, walk in wardrobe, carpeted flooring and light points.

10' 5'' x 6' 5'' (3.18m x 1.96m)
White suite comprising: p shaped bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, wash hand basin and low level W.C., shaving point, tiled flooring, ceiling beams, heated towel rail, windows to side and rear.

Suite comprising: low level WC, wash hand basin, light point and window to rear.

Fully insulated attic space accessed via fitted staircase from the landing, lead lined windows to front, light points, hatchway to rear courtyard for easy access.

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19 April 2017


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