6 bedroom detached house for saleThe Old Hall And Cottage, Derrington, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18
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A fine and distinguished, listed freehold detached period residence
and an attached, self-contained cottage
standing on the outskirts of the village
Location - The village of Derrington is approximately three miles from the centre of Stafford with its wide range of facilities and amenities which include a mainline train service to London and has convenient motorway access at either junction 13 or 14 of the M6. The village has a strong community life and a millennium field and woodland walk opened by the Princess Royal. It was, in 2012, voted the best kept small village in Staffordshire. There are many schools in both sectors in the area. Although the property enjoys a delightful, semi-rural position and is yet convenient for all amenities.
Description - The Old Hall was built in approximately 1708 and the cottage some hundred years earlier. The present vendors have owned the property since 1980 when both properties and the outbuildings were extensively restored and renovated. Many period features have been retained, now allied with modern fittings and appointments including secondary glazing throughout The Old Hall. It has accommodation of enormous character and charm and the excellent and extensive range of outbuildings are suitable for a wide variety of uses, subject to the necessary permissions.
Accommodation - The property stands behind a wide front garden with central paved path flanked by lawns, circular sandstone well, herbaceous beds and borders and tall, clipped hedges which secure privacy. The property, which is Grade II Listed for its architectural merit has a delightful elevation typical of its period, constructed of brick with cream-painted rendered exterior having tall central gable and tiled roof.
There is an ENCLOSED PORCH with studded, heavy oak front door, two side windows with beamed ceiling and an INNER HALL with beamed ceiling. The delightful SITTING ROOM has a wide brick inglenook having copper hood, old oak beam above with concealed lighting, salt oven, raised hearth and quarry tiled floor, exposed wall timbering, recessed bookshelves and heavily beamed and raftered ceiling. The spacious DINING ROOM has a full height, hand-made brick fireplace with Jetmaster fire with old oak mantle beam flanked by two small side windows, front window, exposed wall timbering, recessed storage cupboard and heavily beamed and raftered ceiling. There is a FAMILY ROOM / STUDY with full height hand-made brick fireplace with Jetmaster fire with oak mantle beam, store cupboard under stairs, small display recess and beamed and raftered ceiling. The BATHROOM has a burgundy suite of oval, corner double bath, pedestal basin, bidet and wc, fully tiled shower with Miralex electric shower, extractor fan, wall mounted infrared fire, strip ight with shaver point and full ceramic wall tiling with display recess.
There is a spacious BREAKFAST KITCHEN with range of Sirolla French walnut units with inset formica tops including 11/2 bowl stainless steel sink with waste disposal unit, built-in Candy electric cooker with four-ring hob with extraction hood above, plumbing for dishwasher, ranges of matching wall and display cupboards, display shelving, Aga four-oven gas fired cooker which also heats the domestic hot water, one wall in exposed hand-made brick with raked joints, beamed and raftered ceiling, two windows, ceramic tiled floor, Permutit water softener and Economy-7 control switch for 90-gallon insulated copper cylinder. The UTILITY has plumbing for a washing machine, vent for tumble dryer, one wall in exposed hand-made brick with raked joints, ceramic tiled floor and rear door to terrace and garden. There is a CLOAKROOM with champagne pedestal basin and wc, fully tiled shower with Aqualisa thermostatic control, part ceramic wall tiling, strip light with shaver point and ceramic tiled floor.
The staircase leads from the family room with oak framing and shaped handrail and leads to the LANDING with two large linen cupboards, wiring for wall lights and raftered ceiling. BEDROOM 1 has a range of four double built-in wardrobes with dressing chest having plate glass top and cupboards above, two windows, exposed wall timbering and beamed and raftered ceiling. BEDROOM 2 is L-shaped and has exposed wall timbering and a beamed and raftered ceiling and also an adjoining DRESSING ROOM with three windows. BEDDROOM 3 has exposed wall timbering, beamed and raftered ceiling and a staircase which leads to the UPPER FLOOR with BEDROOM 4 which has two windows, a Velux rooflight and store cupboards. A further staircase from the landing leads to TWO FURTHER STOREROOMS.
Attached to the main house is a SELF-CONTAINED COTTAGE with its own front door which leads to the LIVING ROOM with full height, hand-made brick fireplace having oak mantel beam, Baxi open fire with back boiler which heats the radiator in the bathroom, two windows and beamed and raftered ceiling. There is REAR HALL with door to courtyard and KITCHEN with a range of fitted units having textured facings, light oak trim and grained formica tops including stainless steel sink unit, matching wall cupboards, Xpelair extractor fan and full ceramic wall tiling. The CLOAKROOM has a flamingo pedestal basin and wc, part pine panelling to dado, strip light and ceramic wall tiling. The DINING ROOM can also be used as a bedroom and has a beamed and raftered ceiling. A staircase with turned balustrading leads from an INNER HALL to LANDING with airing cupboard having immersion heater. There are TWO BEDROOMS, one with a pine built-in wardrobe, two windows and a window seat and the other with exposed wall timbering and an exposed panel of wattle and daub. The BATHROOM is fully tiled with pampas suite of panelled bath, pedestal basin and wc, heated towel rail, strip light with shaver point and wall mounted infrared fire.
NB The Cottage is plumbed for central heating but the radiators have not been installed. Gas is laid to the outside but not connected.
Outside - There is external access to the CELLAR which has electricity and at the side of the house is a delightful shaped lawn with central pear tree, surrounding clipped beech and laurel hedges, herbaceous borders and many flowering and ornamental shrubs and trees including chestnut which secure a high degree of privacy. On the opposite side of the house is a further lawn with clipped hedges and oak summerhouse with cedar shingle, roof and turned finial. At the side of the summerhouse is a rose garden.
There are tarmac drives on either side of the property which both lead to the REAR COURTYARD. The drive on the left hand side is to be re-laid and will also give access to the paddock at the rear. Between the courtyard and the rear of the house is a delightful, raised paved patio with low brick surrounding walls having blue brick copings with brick and rendered coal store and garden store with tiled roof, also wood store. At the rear of the courtyard is an excellent mellow range of brick and tiled outbuildings with recently fitted handmade oak doors and comprising GARAGE with double doors, two windows, concrete floor and electricity, TWO LOOSE BOXES AND TACK ROOM with external water tap and a GARAGE with corrugated roof with elevating door, concrete floor and three windows.
At the rear of the outbuildings is a PADDOCK of approximately 0.33 acres for which planning permission has been granted for the erection of one detached residence and which is excluded from this sale. The purchaser of the paddock will be responsible for laying the new drive and access to the rear of the buildings for maintenance will be retained.
Services - We are informed by the Vendors that mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected, power points are fitted throughout, there are two new meters and circuit breakers which were installed in 2010 and there are five telephone points, there are television and satellite aerials with 8 tv points, broadband and external security lighting and the heating is by Economy-7 night storage heaters.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: The Old Hall is in Band F and The Old Hall Cottage is in Band D - Stafford MBC.
POSSESSION Vacant possession will be given on completion.
VIEWING Please contact the Tettenhall office.
Directions - Leave Stafford on the A518 following signs to Newport. Continue beyond two sets of traffic lights and then take a right turn signposted Derrington. Continue through the village and the property is then on the right hand side on a right hand bend and may be identified by a tall clipped front hedge facing open fields.
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