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5 bedroom character property for sale

Upper Hulme, Near Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UQ

Under Offer £899,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious detached farmhouse with Swiming Pool
  • Ideally positioned in a rural location with far reaching views
  • Range of outbuidings with potential for further conversion
  • Inspection a MUST

Full description

#THIS MUST BE VIEWED TO BE APPRECIATED# Spacious detached smallholding, being former traditional hill farm, nestled in the Peak National Park with 23 acres and ideal for equestrian pursuits. The Farmhouse has undergone extensive refurbishment and boasting heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and pipe organ room. With spacious additional building ideal for conversion into residential, holiday or similar accommodation.

Shaw Bottom Farm is a business and potential development opportunity for the discerning purchaser to create a spacious home with annex accommodation which will serve a variety of purposes. The Farmhous itself boasts ample living and bedroom accommodation lending itself to be readily split into two smaller dwellings with the advantage of two existing staircases. The adjacent barn has full approval for conversion and if undertaken in a similar design could create one or two more residences. The centre of the property could then house the recreational facilities namely the pool, sauna and music/theatre area.

The land which surrounds the property to all elevations extends to 23 acres or thereabouts and offers grazing and mowing and incorporates a natural stream and a number of ponds.

This opportunity to create a potential business and incorporate equestrian pursuits in the heart of the Peak National Park needs further exploration and a viewing is strongly urged.
Shaw Bottom dates back to the 17th Century and originally comprised of one room downstairs and one room upstairs. The property was extended in the 18th and 19th Century for cattle and fodder storage. The present architect owner purchased the property in 1977 and began its transformation into the home as it stands today which offers a unique ecclesiastical feel. The house presently offers some 405 sq meters.
The adjoining outbuilding has permission granted for residential and ancillary residential accommodation, drawings have been prepared showing four first floor bedrooms with two ensuites and ground floor living accommodation, this will provide a further 200 sq meters of accommodation. The total area would extend to 605 sq m (6,516 sq ft).
There is the option for prospective purchasers to utilise the existing accommodation, the self contained guest suite with separate access, and create holiday or ancillary accommodation to suit personal requirements.

The property which has undergone major restoration work since the purchase in 1977 offers some unusual features which will appeal to the discerning purchaser and compliment a business. The Music Room boasts original Minton Tile flooring with oak pews and panelling which give the perfect setting for the Victorian Pipe Organ. The heated indoor Swimming Pool is located on the lower ground floor and is accessed via two sets of steps from either elevation, and also from a first floor flume room (via the flume). The Pool room incorporates 12 hardwood carvings of Indian Gods and 2 made to measure granite carvings based on Saraswati (the Goddess of Knowledge). There are two arched decorative windows with Tiffany style design. There is optical lighting (the first in a private building in the UK) and ceiling roses from Clitheroe Chapel all of which add to the ambience of this room.

The setting in the Peak Park whilst offering spectacular views is within easy access to Leek, Buxton, Macclesfield, Congleton and beyond and offers train stations within an easy commute.


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Added on Rightmove:
11 August 2016

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