|Added on Rightmove:||27 August 2016 (148 days ago)|
- Beautiful Period Lodge House
- Furnished or Unfurnished
- Period Features
- Stunning Idyllic Location
- Part of Historic Maer Estate
- Two Bedrooms
- Kitchen with Appliances
- Spacious Lounge
- Large Garden with Woodland Area
- Driveway Parking for 5/6 Cars
Full descriptionThis is an opportunity to rent a traditional, period lodge house in picturesque and romantic Maer Village, one of the finest examples of rural England. The property is in the grounds of historic Maer Hall which dominates the village and dates back to the 12th Century. The present stone house, built in 1680 overlooks a small lake, the source of the River Tern, which is all that remains of a very large Ice Age lake once covering the whole of the valley.
In the 18th century the famous landscape designer Capability Brown altered the lake in a scheme of pleasure grounds. In 1802 the estate was purchased by Josiah Wedgwood II who employed the famous landscape gardener John Webb for further design works. In the early 19thCentury, Charles Darwin was a frequent visitor; he proposed to Josiah's daughter Emma in the Hall and they married at the adjacent St Peters church in January 1839.
The location of the cottages is unrivalled, with stunning walks available through the Maer and Staffordshire countryside. It is in an excellent location for daily commuting to all areas of the North West and within close proximity to the major road networks: -Keele 6 miles, Market Drayton 8 miles, Stoke-On-Trent 9 miles, Crewe & Nantwich 14 miles, Stafford 16 miles and M6 J15 just 6 miles.
This lovely stone built Lodge House has a wealth of character, including traditional, period features throughout. Pets may be considered.
The property has two entrances, the main entrance being into the reception hall with a useful storage cupboard.
Lounge (14'8'' x 14'7'')
A large lounge with carpeted flooring, bay windows and a large brick surround Inglenook fireplace with a feature log burning stove.
Kitchen/Diner (13'8'' x 9'10'')
This spacious kitchen/diner has real wood parquet flooring, wooden base and wall units with stone effect work surfaces, and contains all appliances including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with ice box, and an electric oven and hob set in a brick surround feature.
The second entrance is a small room with stone walls which could be used as a porch or an office.
Bedroom One (14'3'' x 10'10'')
The main bedroom is a large double with carpeted flooring, built in wardrobes and exposed beams.
Bedroom Two (13'8'' x 10'7'')
A second double bedroom also with fitted carpet and built in wardrobe, overlooking the rear of the property.
Bathroom (9'2'' x 6'5'')
This smart family bathroom has tiled walls and floor, storage cupboard and a three piece suite including a shower over the bath.
Externally the property is surrounded by a wooden picket fence, and has spacious rear garden included a woodland area and a gravel path surrounding the house. It boasts a private driveway with double gates and parking for 5/6 cars.
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A holding deposit and application fee are payable upon application for this property. The fee covers referencing, administration and legal costs. No other payments are due before taking up tenancy apart from the rent. Application fees:- 1 adult £195, 2 adults £295, 3 adults £325, company let £300; Other fees due on application where applicable:- guarantor £75, pets £30, fast track £100; Fees due at end of tenancy:- renewal £60, checkout £60, reference £20.
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