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Loynton Hall, Loynton, Stafford

Withdrawn from Market £1,250,000

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Set up a long sweeping driveway flanked by parkland, Loynton Hall, is a most distinctive and notable country house, the like of which is rarely offered to the market. The property is Grade II listed, and is believed to have been built around 1671 by the Higgins Burne family, the Hall has been built to make the most of the glorious views over the Staffordshire/Shropshire countryside. Internally the Hall offers well proportioned accommodation suitable for modern day living and more traditional entertaining alike. Loynton Hall is entered via a central grand entrance hall, off which lead the Drawing and Dining rooms. Both are superb entertaining spaces with deep sash windows, Carerra marble fireplaces and intricate plaster work. Off the dining room are doors leading to the conservatory, which in turn leads out onto the terrace and formal gardens. The kitchen is fitted in a traditional style with an archway leading through to the breakfast room. The kitchen is complimented by a utility room, guest WC and access to the extensive cellars. There is a third large reception room that is currently set up as a traditional billiard room, but could have a variety of uses. The first floor is accessed via a mahogany staircase which leads to a light landing giving access to all bedrooms. The master and guest bedrooms are flanked by large en-suite's and are situated to the front of the house to make the most of the far reaching views. There are a further four bedrooms all of which are a well proportioned and one with an en-suite shower room. The rolling external gardens and grounds extend to around 12.75 acres, and outbuildings include the original coach house, garden stores, garaging and workshop space.

Dining Room 
20' 8'' x 15' 3'' (6.29m x 4.64m)
A superb entertaining space currently set for twelve but easily able to accommodate more. The focal point to the room is a large Carerra marble fireplace with an open cast iron insert. The room has an abundance of original features including egg and dart ceiling coving, two ceiling lights with beautiful ceiling roses and a pair of Georgian niches. Again there are two sash windows with original shutters and lovely views. Double doors open into the conservatory.

15' 11'' x 15' 9'' (4.85m x 4.80m)
Of traditional design, the conservatory is built of half height walls with double glazed windows above to three aspects which overlooks the more formal area of the grounds. There are double doors to outside and the room is finished with tiled flooring, a ceiling light, fan and aerial points.

Breakfast Kitchen 
11' 2'' x 20' 7'' (3.40m x 6.27m)
A traditional style oak kitchen with matching wall, base and drawer units with a tiled splashback, inset sink and a brushed stainless steel tap with seperate drinking water tap. There is an electric four door AGA with a matching oak mantle above and both concealed uplighting and downlighting from the units. There are granite worksurfaces, an integrated Bosch microwave/oven, a large integrated fridge and a Siemens dishwasher. With a large larder cupboard, ceiling coving, slate flooring and a window with views out to the formal side gardens. An archway leads into the snug.

13' 3'' x 11' 4'' (4.04m x 3.45m)
A pleasant dual aspect room adjacent to the kitchen, the slate flooring continues and there is also a picture rail as well as three wall lights. There are two built in bookcases to either side of the archway, a side-facing sash window and rear-facing sash window.

Set amoung rolling countryside, the hamlet of Loynton is situated in the delightful parish of Norbury which is most noted for its nature reserve through which runs the Shropshire Union Canal. The almost equidistant market towns of Newport and Eccleshall provide a wide range of local amenities which include supermarkets, doctor, dentists, post office, restaurants and pubs; both with an active social calendar. The larger county town of Stafford is just 9 miles away, with a wider range of amenities and superb access to road and rail links. Junction 14 of the M6 provides easy access to the larger centre's of Stoke-on-Trent (19 miles), Birmingham (39 miles) and Manchester (61 miles) further afield. Stafford railway station provides a regular intercity service to London Euston in just 1 hour and 20 minutes.

There is a superb range of both state and private schooling within the area, with Newport High School for Girl and Adams Grammar School located in nearby Newport. In the private sector, St Dominics Priory, Yarlet, Stafford Grammar, Denstone College and Shrewsbury School are all easily accessible.

Upper Hall 
8' 11'' x 19' 11'' (2.72m x 6.07m)
Mahogany stairs rise to the spacious upper hall where there is a rear-facing sash window and ceiling coving. There are two wall lights and a cupboard. A door leads into the billiard room and stairs rise to the first floor accommodation.

Snooker Room 
23' 5'' x 15' 10'' (7.13m x 4.82m)
Currently set up as a traditional billard room, but suitable for a variety of uses, there is a feature Adam style fireplace, solid Oak flooring, two wall lights, a detailed ceiling rose with ceiling light, intricate ceiling coving and two front-facing sash windows accompanied by glorious views.

Mahogany stairs lead up to the landing where stairs lead from all sides. The stairs lead to the third, fourth, guest and master bedrooms.

Master Bedroom 
19' 10'' x 21' 11'' (6.04m x 6.68m)
An exceptional master bedroom with deep marble effect floral coving, two wall lights, alabaster fireplace with a cast iron open fireplace inset, television aerial socket and two radiators. The room is well light by two sash windows with stunning views and half height shutters.

Master En-suite Bathroom 
19' 1'' x 9' 0'' (5.81m x 2.74m)
The luxurious en-suite bathroom has an inset wooden panelled bath with a tiled surround and surrounding mirrors with brass taps, a brass wall mounted shower within a shower enclosure, vanity wash hand basin with chrome taps and a concealed cistern WC. There are also two covered radiators with a brass radiator grille, a continuation of the tiles surround the whole of these with integrated cupboards and three integrated wardrobes. There is a window seat to the side-facing window with storage space beneath. With an integrated mirror, shaving point, heated towel radiator, ceiling coving and two wall lights.

Bedroom Two 
18' 8'' x 15' 7'' (5.69m x 4.75m)
A generous guest bedroom, again with an alabaster fireplace, a marble surround and a cast iron open fireplace inset. Original features includes a ceiling coving, a ceiling light, a ceiling rose, a picture rail, two front-facing windows with half height shutters to either side as well as two inset radiators with covers below. There is also a television point and a door leading to the en-suite bathroom.

En-suite Bathroom 
9' 7'' x 13' 11'' (2.92m x 4.24m)
An interesting half-hexagonal room with a vanity unit wash hand basin with brass taps and tiled surround, integrated mirror, shelving to either side of the vanity unit wash hand basin and concealed cistern WC. Having a window seat, three cupboards, covered radiator and heated towel radiator. There is also a picture rail, ceiling light, ceiling coving and an large integrated mirror.

Bedroom Three 
21' 5'' x 11' 5'' (6.52m x 3.48m)
A superb size third bedroom with a side facing window, radiator and a ceiling light.

Family Bathroom 
7' 5'' x 9' 10'' (2.26m x 2.99m)
A bright and large family bathroom comprising panelled bath with brass taps, glazed shower screen and an electric wall mounted shower over; low level flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin with brass taps and tiling to the splash areas. There is also a radiator, sash window with half height shutters, mirrors above the sink and a large full length integrated mirror. A door opens to a large airing cupboard.

Bedroom Four 
16' 0'' x 12' 5'' (4.87m x 3.78m)
Another superb bedroom with a light dual aspect. There is a radiator, aerial point, ceiling coving, rear and side-facing window as well as a high level window that lets light into the landing.

10' 4'' x 12' 5''(max) (3.15m x 3.78m (max))
With a shower enclosure having an electric shower above, bidet, a low level flush WC and vanity wash hand basin with brass taps. There are rear and side windows, radiator, ceiling coving and a ceiling light.

Upper Landing 
Mahogany stairs rise from the lower first floor landing to another bright landing area with another set of stairs leading to the attic space. There is a door which leads to a corridor accessed off which is bedrooms five and six. There is a large sash window overlooking the rear courtyard.

Bedroom Five 
11' 10'' x 11' 5'' (3.60m x 3.48m)
Having a loft hatch, ceiling light, ceiling coving, radiator and a rear-facing window with rear views.

Bedroom Six 
15' 7'' x 11' 4'' (4.75m x 3.45m)
With a front and rear-facing window, a ceiling light, ceiling coving, an open fireplace with a marble hearth, radiator and a telephone point.

There are a variety of original outbuildings including the original coach house and other ancillary buildings which now provide useful outdoor spaces suited to modern day living. The outbuildings all have power and lighting and comprise of: -Dog Runs - 10' 8'' x 18' 0'' (3.25m x 5.48m) -Garaging - Four separate areas measuring 17'4" x 15'10", 17'5" x 13'9", 30'3" x 13'10" and 17'5" x 8'10" -Stabling - 17' 10'' x 18' 0'' (5.43m x 5.48m) - Stabling - 17' 11'' x 24' 1'' (5.46m x 7.34m) - Storage - 11' 11'' x 10' 10'' (3.63m x 3.30m)

Kitchen Diner 
8' 6'' x 9' 11'' (2.59m x 3.02m)
With matching base units, tiled splashback with an inset sink and a tap. Tile effect laminate flooring, electric storage heater, ceiling light and a rear-facing window.

Sitting Room 
13' 6'' x 14' 7'' (4.11m x 4.44m)
Having a marble hearth with a feature fireplace and inset fire. There is three wall mounted lights, a rear window and an electric storage heater.

14' 3'' x 9' 4'' (4.34m x 2.84m)
There is a rear window, electric storage heater and a wall light.

8' 6'' x 4' 11'' (2.59m x 1.50m)
With an electric shower within a glazed shower enclosure, low level flush WC, electric storage heater, hand wash basin with chrome taps, ceiling light and a mains extractor fan.

Satellite navigation is not accurate for this property. Proceed down the High Street from our Eccleshall office and at the roundabout, take the third exit onto A519. Turn right onto Horse Fair/A519 and continue to follow A519 for 5.1 miles through Woodseaves. Just after the turning named Loynton Sands, there is a lodge house on the right and shortly after, before the entrance to Loynton Fisheries is the entrance to the driveway of Loynton Hall.

30' 0'' x 51' 10'' (9.14m x 15.79m)
Further stairs off the upper landing leads up to the attic. The attic is fully boarded, has two skylights and lighting.

The Flat 
A useful addition, the flat can be accessed via the main house or independently via a rear door. This extra space could provide staff quarters, accommodation for relatives or converted to suit other uses.

Entrance Hall 
8' 4'' x 7' 9'' (2.54m x 2.36m)
With a wooden integrated cloaks cupboard, electric storage heater, ceiling light, side-facing window and a rear door.

Inner Hallway 
11' 3'' x 5' 3'' (3.43m x 1.60m)
There is a rear hallway with a ceiling light, doors to the service rooms and a door which leads out to the rear courtyard.

Laundry Room 
9' 1'' x 6' 6'' (2.77m x 1.98m)
Having base units with an inset one and a half bowl sink, space for a washing machine, tiled splashback and a wooden worksurface. With a side-facing window, tiled flooring, ceiling light and ceiling rose.

9' 10'' x 4' 3'' (2.99m x 1.29m)
There is a high level flush WC and a pedestal wash hand basin with brass taps and tiled splashback. With a rear-facing window, ceiling rose, ceiling light and electric heated radiator.

Accessed via a staircase leading from the main entrance hall, in total there are four cellar spaces. There is also an enclosed wine store and lighting.

Drawing Room 
32' 2'' x 19' 3'' (max)(9.80m x 5.86m (max))
An elegant drawing room which has retained many of its original features including a pair of deep sash windows overlooking the formal front gardens, original shutters, three ceiling roses with brass/crystal candle chandeliers, a Carerra marble fireplace and deep floral swag coving. The far end of the room features a half-hexagonal wall with a three section sash window which frames the views over the Staffordshire/Shropshire countryside. The Drawing Room also has three aerial points.

Approached via a long driveway through stone pillars, Loynton Hall sits within approx 12.75 acres. Separated into two areas, there is sweeping parkland running to the right hand side of the driveway. The driveway leads to a gravel turning circle and parking area with an additional gravel driveway running to the rear of the property where outbuildings such as the original coach house, stables and garaging are located. The formal garden is principally to the front of the property with sweeping lawns bordered by mature trees. Beyond the woodland is a well stocked lake with fishing platforms and stunning views over the adjacent parkland and countryside beyond.

Loynton Hall is believed to have been built in 1671 by the Higgins Burne family, and it is thought that the house was built over the cellars of an earlier house. The house remained in their ownership until 1942, during which time the house evolved with 18th Century Georgian additions. The current owners of the hall have copies of two diaries of the Higgins Burne family in which life at Loynton Hall is chronicled over the 18th and 19th centuries. The diaries show that the family had a fondness for acting and theatrical works at the house. As well as the diaries that provide interesting reading, there is also two large portraits situated in the drawing room of members of the Higgins Burne family that will be passed to the new owners.

Ground Floor 

Entrance Hallway 
29' 5'' x 7' 4'' (max)(8.96m x 2.23m (max))
A grand entrance to an even grander property, a part glazed front door with fan light over is set between Doric columns and opens into the entrance hallway. There are five wall lights, a ceiling light, deep Dental coving and a telephone point. Panelled doors lead to the ground floor accommodation.

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