12 bedroom semi-detached house for saleBellamour Way, Colton, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15
- Situated in a popular Staffordshire village
- 7 miles from M6 Toll T4
- Active community
- Mature gardens
- 2.3 miles from Rugeley with direct trains to London
Award winning Grade II* Listed Georgian Guest House, located in the heart of a popular Staffordshire village
Colton House is situated in the heart of the village of Colton, an ancient Staffordshire village mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Colton is located midway between Stafford and Lichfield (both within 10 miles) and whilst a small village it has an active community, with a primary school, church, village hall and two pubs. The local town of Rugeley is 2.3 miles away and offers general facilities and shopping. Rugeley Trent Valley railway station is located just a mile away and has direct trains to London, currently taking 105 minutes. Stafford railway station is located 9 miles away and has direct trains to London Euston taking from just 77 minutes. The area has easy access to an excellent road network, including the M6/M6 Toll, A51, A5, A50 and M1. Local airports include Birmingham, East Midlands and Manchester.
Colton is located 2.1 miles from Cannock Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty and former Royal forest; home to fallow dear and a number of rare and endangered birds . There are a number of visitor centres, museums, bridleways, trails and paths throughout the Chase. In fact you can walk from Colton House along the canal towpath towards Shugborough Hall, to the wildlife centre, local antique/craft shops and pub.
Colton House is believed to have been built in the early 1700s. In 1841 the House was turned into a boarding school educating boys, however, it was turned back into a private residence by 1881 and remained until it was used by the Army during the second world war. In 1946, Colton House was converted into six flats which were rented out for the next 31 years. In 1977, the House underwent a major renovation and was turned back onto one home. Plasterwork has been restored to its original condition and stone work has been cleaned. Today the House has been used as a high quality bed and breakfast, awarded with numerous awards including “best guest accommodation in England” from Visit England.
Colton House, whilst currently run as a successful Guest House, could easily be used as a residential home without much remedial work. The existing owners have restored Colton House over the last forty years, retaining many of the original features whilst enhancing and improving modern day fittings. The property has impressive fireplaces to the ground floor together with sliding sash windows fitted with working shutters, and throughout there are a variety of ornate plaster work/coving to the ceilings.
A grand reception hall with a Hollington Stone carved fireplace to one side, leads to four spacious ground floor reception rooms, all with ornate ceiling plaster work. The drawing room and dining room, are both located to the rear of the property and enjoy views over the extensive gardens. The drawing room (currently used as a conference room) features an elegant marble fireplace to one end and a large double glazed bay window to the other. Located to the front of the property are the bar and informal sitting room. The bar features panelled walls and an ornate plaster ceiling, which makes it a cosy and atmospheric room.
To the rear of the reception hall an elegant staircase leads to both the first and second floor. There are five stylish bedroom suites located on the first floor, with an additional two further bedrooms with space and potential for ensuite bathrooms also on this floor as well as large linen store. On the second floor there are a further seven, beautifully presented bedroom suites, along with office, cloakroom, large attic room and secondary staircase which leads back down through the House to the ground floor.
The property also benefits from extensive cellars, including a wine cellar.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached via a block paved driveway which leads to the rear of the property and provides parking for several cars.
Immediately to the rear of the property is a terrace with an ornate fish pond and water feature. A small woodland area with gazebo and seating is accessed beyond the parking area. Through a gated wall, is a large expansive lawn which extends to approximately 1.3 acres and interspersed with mature specimen trees and two large nature ponds.
A productive kitchen garden of 14 beds along with a soft fruit wall, grapevine and 3 green houses provides the opportunity for fresh, seasonal produce. There are a number of mature trees including oak and goat willow. Beyond the far southern boundary of the gardens is Glebe land with views towards Cannock Chase.
Square Footage: 6,929 sq ft
Acreage: 1.3 Acres
From the A51 at Rugeley follow signs for and take the B5013 towards Abbots Bromley and Uttoxeter. Continue for 2 miles, turn right into Colton, where the three storey Georgian house is located half a mile along on the right.
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