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Kingstone, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

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Property Description

Key features

  • STUNNING DETACHED FAMILY HOME
  • FOUR BEDROOMS
  • TWO SPACIOUS RECEPTION ROOMS
  • INDOOR SWIMMING POOL
  • PRIVATE SECURE GARDENS
  • BEAUTIFUL GARDENS TO THE REAR
  • PLENTY OF OFF ROAD PARKING
  • LOCATED IN AN IDEAL COMMUTER VILLAGE

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE STORY

Set at the heart of a desirable village, Tad Cottage is more than a family home - it is also a place to relax and entertain. The four or five-bedroom house also comes with an indoor swimming pool complex, sauna and landscaped gardens. "This house was designed and built by a builder to his own exacting standards," explains the current owner. "He chose this plot for himself because of its excellent position and then he designed a home to suit it." The builder used all the available space within the house very creatively and landscaped the gardens down to Tad Brook, which flows through the grounds. "The brook passes through two tunnels, which can be illuminated from the house," he adds.

EXCELLENT LOCATION

It was the location of Tad Cottage that first attracted the current owners back in 1998. "The house sits in the middle of a typical and vibrant English village, with a church, pub and village hall; there are playing fields and tennis courts - it has very good facilities for such a small place," he says. "It is a quiet village and yet it is within easy reach of the A50, the M6 and the M1. It is very easy to travel from here and yet the village is surrounded by farmland on one side and The National Forest on the other."

ATTRACTIVE KITCHEN

After moving into the detached house, the current owner renovated and upgraded the entire property. "I worked my way through the whole place," he explains. "I completed the swimming pool complex and installed a new kitchen and bathrooms." The kitchen is a spacious room, which was finished to the highest standard. Appliances are from leading brands and sit alongside light units and black granite work surfaces. The room has been designed to offer plenty of space for dining furniture or comfortable seating, creating a room which is perfect for day-to-day family living.

CHARACTER FEATURES

Tad Cottage is entered via a porch and then the reception hall. The ground floor includes a welcoming drawing room, dining room, study and conservatory, as well as the kitchen breakfast room. There is also a utility room or laundry area. There are four double bedrooms in the house. One of these has an adjoining dressing room, nursery or occasional bedroom five. The family bathroom has been refitted. Tad Cottage offers a character-filled interior, with exposed beams, brickwork and leaded windows in many places. "This is a house which was built to be warm and cosy in winter and very cool in the summer," he says. "It is a house that can be enjoyed all year round."

ENTERTAINING SPACE

The swimming pool complex has certainly been a great advantage, whatever the season. "It was lovely having the heated pool for everyone to use and was, of course, also fantastic for entertaining. In the summer, the doors on to the terrace outside can be kept open and people can still outside or you can have a barbecue." The large conservatory also opens on to the garden, providing another superb space for parties. "Then the dining room is also huge and is ideal for formal dinner parties," he adds.

WALKS IN THE FOREST

Kingstone is a great place to live for anyone who enjoys an outdoor life. There are many opportunities for walking, cycling, horse-riding and fishing in the area. Covering approximately Embracing 200 square miles, The National Forest is an environmental project which is seeing tree-planting and protection taking place across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. It is transforming the landscape with the aim of linking the two ancient Forests of Charnwood on its Eastern fringe with Needwood Forest to its West. "The forestry area begins just 300 or 400 yards from the house," he says. "Then there are also fishing ponds down the lane and we have a very active equestrian centre in the village." The Peak District, with its many attractions, is also just a short drive away. With access to good road networks making commuting to Stoke-on-Trent, Nottingham and Birmingham easy, Tad Cottage offers a good life balance. "It was a very comfortable house to live in and it is in a good location if you wish to experience village and country life, as well as great convenience," he adds.

SETTING THE SCENE

Tad Cottage has an attractive and mature garden. A major feature is the brook running through it. There is a sizeable terrace for outside dining and a verdant lawn. The garden backs on to the open countryside. There is an attached garage.

WHATS NEARBY

The village of Kingstone is a civil parish within the English county of Staffordshire. There are a range of amenities including a public house called The Shrewsbury Arms or The Shrew. There is also a large playing field, tennis court and a play area located on Whitehall Close. The village has a small Primary School called the Talbot First School which caters for children up to the age of 8. After this children tend to go to the Uttoxeter Middle School then years 5-8 use Oldfields Hall Middle School. The senior school is Thomas Alleyne's High school which is also located in Uttoxeter and the further education colleges are Burton College and Stafford College.
There are 14 places of interest within the Kingstone area which are all Grade II Listed and also offering exceptional walks and trails. There are 2 bus stops in the village and is served by route 428. Today the Nearest Railway stations are Uttoxeter 3.2 miles and Rugeley Trent Valley 6.6 miles. The nearest airports are East Midlands 24 miles and Birmingham 29 miles.

WITHIN EASY REACH

Kingstone is located between Stafford and Uttoxeter and has facilities including a primary school, village inn (The Shrewsbury Arms) and village church/hall and a comprehensive range of amenities are available in the centres of both Uttoxeter and Stafford. The A518 links the two towns and the village is also highly convenient for the A50 dual carriageway providing onward travel to the M6 to the west and the M1 motorway to the east (East Midlands International Airport).

DIRECTIONS:

From Uttoxeter take the A518 Stafford Road towards Stafford, eventually turning left into the B5013 signposted Abbots Bromley, turn right as signposted for Kingstone and continue into the village where Tad Cottage will be located on the right hand side at the bottom of the hill where there is a brass name plaque on the road.

SAT NAV

For those with Sat Nav the post code is ST14 8QH


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12 March 2017

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  • Tutbury & Hatton (9.6 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Uttoxeter (3.1 mi)
  • Tutbury & Hatton (9.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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16-18 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 2AD

0115 798 0255 Local call rate

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