5 bedroom character property for sale

Upper Hulme, Near Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UQ

Offers in Region of £950,000

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

#WOW, 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 which will provide a further 200 sq meters of accommodation. The total area would extend to 605 sq m (6,516 sq ft)

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.

Glazed Garden Room 
7' 0" x 67' 0" (2.13m x 20.42m)
With fully glazed floor to ceiling panels running the length of the room overlooking the Courtyard incorporating sliding glazed doors, doors leading to Dining Room, Kitchen, Cinema Room, Pool and Sauna Area, exposed stone walls to part.

Drawing Room/Reception Room 1 
12' 11" x 16' 8" (3.94m x 5.07m)
With exposed stone walls to part, cast iron dual fronted Multi Fuel Stove, reclaimed parquet flooring, exposed ceiling beams, patio doors leading to Courtyard, windows to two elevations.

Sitting Room/Reception Room 2 
18' 0" x 16' 6" (5.48m x 5.04m)
With exposed stone walls to part, windows to two elevations, cast iron dual fronted Multi Fuel Stove, reclaimed parquet flooring, exposed ceiling beams and timbers. Boiler Room off: housing oil fired central heating boiler, window to rear

Boiler Room off 
housing oil fired central heating boiler, window to rear

Inner Hall 
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Having staircase off leading to first floor, window to rear aspect, exposed stone walls to part. Cloak Cupboard Off.

Cloak Cupboard Off 

Cloakroom 
With Low Level W.C., wash hand basin.

Dining Room 
11' 7" x 16' 6" (3.53m x 5.03m)
Having Original Cast Iron Multi Fuel Range dating back to 1678, window to side aspect, staircase leading to first floor, quarry tiled flooring.

Kitchen Incorporating Breakfast Room 
12' 10" x 17' 0" (3.91m x 5.18m)
Having brushed chrome handmade units comprising base cupboards and drawers with matching worksurfaces over, Rayburn Royal Oil fired Range providing hot water and central heating, electric double oven, electric hob. Feature hexagonal tiled table, tiled flooring. Kitchen area housing stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for automatic washing machine.

Utility/Pantry 
5' 7" x 16' 10" (1.70m x 5.13m)
Having stone flagged floor, base units and full height storage cupboards, pedestrian door leading to rear courtyard.

Cinema Room 
16' 9" x 26' 0" (5.11m x 7.92m)
With part vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams, part mirrored ceiling, sliding door leading from Garden room with matching side panel and further glazed panels, window to rear aspect, exposed stone walls to part, boarded walls to part, velux window to front, double doors leading to the rear aspect with cobbled ramp leading to adjoining land.

Music Room 
12' 9" x 16' 10" (3.89m x 5.13m)
Boasting original minton tiled flooring, built in Pipe Organ believed to be of Samuel Ren design dating back to 1847. This organ has been regularly maintained by a local company. The room offers panelled walls, shelving ideal for possible library, feature arched timberwork, windows to three elevations, decorative exposed stonework to part, stained glass. Store Room off having staircase, window to side aspect.

Store Room 
off having staircase, window to side aspect.

Play Room 
8' 5" x 12' 4" (2.57m x 3.76m)
This room is accessed from the Cinema room via a narrow staircase. This room has restricted head height with two velux windows. At the present time this rom houses a model railway track. An ideal get away for the young or adventurous

Sauna Area 
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The Sauna area houses a dressing area, Wooden Sauna with seating (3kw output), Shower Room housing shower cubicle, Low level WC and Wash hand basin. Separate access to the

Flume Room 
A small room access via a narrow staircase leading from the Sauna Area to the flume room. This room houses the start of the flume which leads into the pool, and external door giving access to the roof which offers panoramic views.

Lower Ground Floor 

Pool Room 
16' 8" x 25' 4" (5.09m x 7.72m)
The indoor heated Swimming Pool has a mosaic tiled floor. The pool can be accessed from either the Sauna Area or the Garden Room. The Pool surround has been designed by the architect owner and incorporate 12 hardwood carvings of Indian Gods and 2 granite carvings based on Saraswati (the Goddess of Knowledge) There is optical lighting and ceiling roses from Clitheroe Chapel, all of which add to the ambience of this room. The Pool has three phase Heat Star Air Conditioning, Dehumidification air and water recovery system. The Pump Room for the pool can be accessed from outside or the triple garage.

Staircase One 
leading from Inner Hall to:

Half Landing 
Incorporating Church pew opposite the window to the rear aspect, an ideal place for "contemplation".

Library/Reception Room 3 
17' 5" x 18' 0" (5.31m x 5.49m)
With reclaimed parquet flooring, cast iron multi fuel stove, elevated Pulpit which is located over the stove, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and timbers, velux windows, window, stepped access leading to:

Guest Suite/Sitting Room 
12' 10" x 17' 0" (3.91m x 5.18m)
Ideal for a self contained suite with external stepped access from the courtyard leading to a balcony to the side elevation. The suite incorporates a Kitchen Area with sink unit and base cupboards, Sitting area with door leading to side Balcony. Separate Washroom housing shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low level W.C.

Staircase Two 
This is accessed from the Dining Room and leads to:

Landing 

Master Suite 
9' 3" x 12' 10" (2.82m x 3.91m)
Having exposed timber flooring, range of built in bedroom furniture, built in padded headboard and matching stained glass leaded light arched panel above, window.

Ensuite Bathroom 
8' 4" x 10' 7" (2.55m x 3.22m)
Having shaped bath in mosaic tiled surround, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C., built in dressing table, window to rear and side aspects, tiled flooring, decorative stained glass window overlooking Bathroom. Airing Cupboard off housing two lagged hot water cylinders.

Bedroom Two 
9' 7" x 11' 3" (2.92m x 3.43m)
Having window to front aspect, exposed timber flooring.

Bedroom Three 
6' 0" x 8' 3" (1.83m x 2.51m)
Having exposed timber flooring, part boarded walls.

Inner Landing 
With windows to rear and side aspects.

Bathroom 
4' 11" x 6' 2" (1.51m x 1.88m)
Having panelled bath, wash hand basin, low level W.C., boarded ceiling, exposed stonework to part, decorative stained glass window overlooking EnSuite Bathroom, window to rear aspect.

Outbuildings 
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Adjacent to the Main House is a stone and flagged outbuilding which has permission granted for residential accommodation and could offer a variety of uses for the discerning purchaser. At the present time the building is utilised as Garage and Storage with a first floor Store over. In detail the accommodation comprises:

Room One 
18' 0" x 33' 0" (5.49m x 10.06m)
Having three up and over doors, windows to rear access, pedestrian stepped access leading down to the Plant Room.

Room Two 
18' 0" x 25' 4" (5.49m x 7.72m)
Currently being utilised for storage purposes with windows to the rear and door to the side.

First Floor 

Loft Store 
18' 0" x 58' 4" (5.49m x 17.78m)
Presently being utilised or storage purposes with windows to front, Velux windows to rear. Note: This property has planning consent granted for a two storey residential property. The discerning purchaser could utilise this accommodation for a variety of alternative layouts to suit individual requirements.

Note 
This property has planning consent granted for a two storey residential property. The discerning purchaser could utilise this accommodation for a variety of alternative layouts to suit individual requirements. Further details regarding the consent are available upon application.

Outside 
The property is approached from the council road via a gated driveway which meanders through open farmland. The second part of the drive is within the boundaries of the property. The property is set in grounds extending to 23 acres or thereabouts. Adjacent to the farmhouse is a cobbled courtyard providing ample off road parking to the front of the property for a number of vehicles. Adjoining the courtyard is an Oriental Garden with elevated Pergola and water garden. The to rear of the property the land is open and laid to grass with a number of ponds fed from a natural stream. The land is suitable for mowing and/or grazing purposes and is easily visable from the house. The land is registered for the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme. The property is also registered with Natural England and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Further details regarding subsidy payments is available upon request.

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11 August 2016

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  • Buxton (6.9 mi)
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