4 bedroom detached house for saleSt. Michael's Road, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19
Guide Price £795,000
- 3 reception rooms
- kitchen/breakfast room
- 4 bedrooms (2 ensuite)
- family bathroom
- cellar & store
- separate coach house with planning
- EPC Rating = C
Elegant Victorian Villa and Coach House with excellent transport links.
The Firs is situated in a sought after residential road within the heart of Penkridge, a thriving Staffordshire market village, located half way between the county town of Stafford and the city of Wolverhampton. There is a vibrant community which use the local amenities, leisure facilities and has an excellent school catchment for all levels including first, middle and high schools.
Penkridge is acknowledged for its excellent transport links and is ideally located for commuting by rail or road. The train station has direct access to Crewe, Birmingham, London and Liverpool Lime Street. Alternatively, Stafford Station, 6½ miles away, has a direct link to London taking approximately 77 minutes. Junction 12 and 13 of the M6 motorway allow access onto the road network for the West Midlands' conurbation and beyond.
Cannock Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty,is only 6 miles away and provides a remarkable habitat for wildlife and has a number of bridleways, trails and paths to enjoy.
The Firs is an elegant, early Victorian House, dating back to 1865 and originally built for Thomas Webb of Thomas Webb and Sons, the English glass company based in Stourbridge. In 2009 the house was totally refurbished with great care and attention taken in retaining the original character whilst providing for modern day living. Original features include coved ceiling cornicing, panelled doors and the original handsome Victorian proportions with high ceilings. Windows have been replaced with double glazed sashes which assist in making the house's energy performance an excellent C, most unusual for a character property.
The accommodation is set over two floors (excluding cellar) and accessed via double doors into an outer hallway. A further part glazed front door leads to the long central hallway which features the original Minton tiled floor. To the front of the house are two formal reception rooms. The drawing room is double aspect and features a large bespoke stone fire place built by Walkers of Cannock and frames an open fire. The dining room is an equal size and includes an open fireplace with a handsome marble surround. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of modern units, granite work surfaces and integrated appliances including a dish washer, hob, double oven, fridge, freezer and a gas fired Aga. Immediately off is a large Amdega Orangery which along with the kitchen benefits from under floor heating. This offers a fantastic everyday reception space which links an additional sitting room and has four sets of doors out to the rear terrace and garden. A cloakroom and useful cellar and boiler room complete the ground and lower ground floor. The staircase leads to a spacious first floor landing from which all the bedrooms are accessed. The principal master suite enjoys a double aspect and benefits from a walk in fitted dressing room and en-suite shower room. There are three further double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and an additional family bathroom.
Located adjacent to the main house is a detached, former coaching house. The building is currently used for storage and comprises of a garage, tool shed and further garden store. The building has the benefit of full planning permission for conversion to a self contained two bedroom annexe. Planning permission 10/00211/FUL.
The Firs is approached through electric iron gates onto a gravel drive and is set back from St Michael's Road behind a mature holly hedge. There are two Lime trees with a lawn to the front. Two further sets of iron gates are located either side of the property providing access to the rear of the property. A stone terrace provides space for outdoor entertaining and leads onto a low maintenance garden. To one side is a wisteria covered pergola next to a row of specimen trees.
Square Footage: 2,750 sq ft
From M6 North/South
At Junction 12 of M6 take the A5 exit to Telford/M54. At the Gailey roundabout, take the third exit onto A449 and follow for 2.2 miles. St Michael's Road will be found on the left hand side and the property is shortly after on the right hand side.
Follow the A5 until the Gailey roundabout. Take the first exit onto A449 and follow for 2.2 miles. St Michael's Road will be found on the left hand side and the property is shortly after on the right hand side.
(All mileage is approximate).
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