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The Beeches, One of Just Three Country House Converted Apartments, Lea Hall, Tunstall Lane, Bishops Offley, Stafford

Offers in Region of £265,000

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Located as part of the historic Lea Hall, and accessed by a long sweeping driveway through electric gates, this ground floor apartment offers the perfect rural retreat for any downsizer looking to escape the hustle and bustle, whilst remaining a 4 mile drive from Eccleshall High Street. It offers a superb lifestyle change offering freedom, low maintenance and secure living. What's more, unlike most apartments, it boasts its own EASY MAINTENANCE GARDEN, giving you the outdoor space that so many apartments just don't have. The magnificent accommodation boasts a superb mix of character and modern and includes an original, oak panelled and oak floored lounge with glorious unspoilt panoramic views to the front and side of the house. It has a large beautifully restored South facing sash window and French doors, both with recently refurbished original shutters. A panelled, oak door leads into the modern, well appointed kitchen which is large enough for a large table and has French doors to the outside. There are two large bedrooms to the rear, one with en suite shower room and French doors to its own private area outside. A second large bedroom has an alcove already defined for storage and a large shower room next to it. Outside, the apartment benefits from having its own allocated garden and parking space. The property could also be the perfect home for someone looking for a rural bolthole as a lock up and leave for whilst they are away in a different part of the country / abroad. So what's more to want? Character, a modern finish, glorious views and spacious accommodation in a stunning and peaceful spot.

History 
Created from a delightful rural mansion in the most tranquil of countryside settings, these spacious two bedroom apartments offer modern day living within a gracious Georgian country house. Over the past two centuries, Lea Hall has been home to one of the aristocratic Leveson-Gower family, the Meakin pottery family and Dr Francis Hickin-Northen who helped Charles Darwin's father with his home visits. During the second world war, Lea Hall was a base for the 'Land Girls'. Now you could make it your own home. Arrive at the gates of Lea Hall, drive up its long driveway to the privately positioned house which looks out over your own sensational, unspoiled view of the English countryside, leading your eye to the Wrekin on the Shropshire/Welsh Border and to the Welsh hills beyond. Rarely do such homes come onto the market and this is a unique opportunity to own one of just three lovely apartments in this beautiful house, each apartment offering this amazing view. Lea Hall is...

Kitchen 
14' 11'' x 11' 10'' (4.54m x 3.60m)
Two original glazed doors open directly into the kitchen where there is a door leading into the lounge and a further door through to the hallway which then leads to the sleeping accommodation. This is a bright and spacious room with a contemporary fitted kitchen of high gloss base, drawer and wall units finished with a contrasting dark worktop. Integrated into the units is a fridge freezer and a Smeg double oven and inset into the worktop is a Smeg induction hob with extractor fan above and a one and a half bowl sink with drainer and chrome mixer tap above. With space beneath the worktops for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. There are Vistelle splashbacks throughout and hidden within a cupboard is a Baxi LPG fired boiler controlling the central heating within the flat. The room is finished with a ceiling light, radiator, walnut wood effect flooring and wall mounted controls for the video entry system to the gates at the end of the driveway.

Lounge 
17' 0'' x 13' 11'' (5.18m x 4.24m)
A bright and spacious lounge with all the original features of Lea Hall. The room benefits from having oak flooring, oak panelling to the walls, glazed doors opening to the gravelled pathway and a large side facing sash window with views over the surrounding countryside. Having an open fireplace, original shutters to both the door and windows, an antique style radiator, television point and ceiling light.

Bedroom One 
11' 4'' x 11' 4'' (3.45m x 3.45m)
This is a spacious, bright double bedroom which has been neutrally decorated with carpet laid to the floor. The room benefits from having glazed doors out to side of the property. With two ceiling lights and a radiator. A door leads through to the en-suite shower room.

En-suite Shower Room 
7' 0'' x 6' 0'' (2.13m x 1.83m)
Having a glazed shower enclosure with sliding doors and thermostatic mixer shower with a rainfall shower head and a separate shower head attachment, a wash hand basin mounted into a vanity unit with storage beneath and a low level flush WC. The room is finished with wood effect flooring, side facing window, ceiling light, illuminated vanity mirror and chrome heated towel rail.

Bedroom Two 
14' 0'' (max) x 13' 3'' (max) (4.26m (max) x 4.04m (max))
A spacious second bedroom which has been neutrally decorated with carpet laid to the floor and benefits from having an original window, radiator, ceiling light, alcove suitable for wardrobes and multiple power points.

Shower Room 
7' 3'' x 6' 3'' (2.21m x 1.90m)
A second shower room having a glazed shower enclosure with sliding doors and having a thermostatic mixer shower with rainfall head and separate shower head attachment, a hidden cistern low level WC and a vanity unit with wash hand basin inset and having a chrome waterfall mixer tap above and storage below. The room has a ceiling light, heated towel rail, illuminated vanity mirror, wood effect flooring and a rear facing window.

Exterior 
This ground floor apartment benefits from having its own outside space and ample parking.

Directions 
Leave Eccleshall via the Loggerheads road and just prior to leaving the market town take a left hand turn onto Kerry Lane. Proceed to the cross roads and turn right towards Bishops Offley. Proceed through Copmere and at the Star Inn pub continue into the village. At the cross roads in Bishops Offley, turn left towards Shebdon and Newport. Follow the lane to the T-Junction and turn left. Your destination is the second property on the right. The gates are clearly marked Lea Hall. At the top of the drive, keep to the left and park in one of the car parking spaces.

Tenure  
The property has got a 250 year lease on it starting from 2016. There will be £50 per year payable as ground rent and the service charge is yet to be confirmed.

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24 August 2016

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James Du Pavey, Eccleshall

11B High Street, Eccleshall, ST21 6BW

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Nearest station

  • Norton Bridge (6.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

James Du Pavey, Eccleshall

11B High Street, Eccleshall, ST21 6BW

01785 595057 Local call rate

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