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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Warwick Cottage, Meretown, Newport, TF10 8BX

Offers in Region of £525,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Rurally located country house
  • Spacious living accommodation
  • Four bedrooms, one en-suite
  • Three reception rooms
  • Wraparound gardens to the side and rear
  • Far reaching, open views over surrounding countryside
  • Off road parking, double garage and carport

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Warwick Cottage is a most desirable detached country house, situated in the rural hamlet of Meretown, which has been sympathetically extended over the years from the original stone cottage, to provide a spacious family home, having approximately 0.48 acres of gardens wrapping around the side of the property to the rear, affording far reaching views, over a ha-ha, across open countryside. An additional piece of amenity woodland, extending to approximately 0.7 acres, brings the size of the land to approximately 1.18 acres.

Meretown is a pretty hamlet, on the edge of the Aqualate Estate, situated close to the village of Forton, an historical village, itself less than two miles from the centre of the market town of Newport. Two of its notable buildings are the 14<sup>th</sup> Century All Saints Church and the thriving Swan public house, a former coaching inn, well renowned for its excellent food. Close by is the highly regarded pre-school Forton Nursery. Newport has a wealth of local amenities, including shops, leisure facilities and schools of good reputation.

Meretown is also within easy commuting distance of Stafford (approximately 12.6 miles), Telford (approximately 11 miles), Newcastle-Under-Lyme (approximately 20 miles) and Shrewsbury (approximately 27 miles), with their wider range of amenities and mainline railway stations. The A41 about 0.5 miles distant gives direct access to the M54 and the West Midlands.

Warwick Cottage offers a rare opportunity for a purchaser to acquire a character property within this beautiful, yet conveniently located, rural setting. The generously sized accommodation arranged over two floors currently provides versatile and flexible family living accommodation, being very well presented, but may benefit from some further modernisation to suit individual tastes and requirements, to create a truly superior home.

There are many characterful period features remaining within the home, including attractive wooden latch and brace doors and beams to some rooms. The property is heated by an oil fired central heating system, supplied from the ALPHA range in the kitchen, as well as LPG fires. The majority of the windows are replacement uPVC double glazed units.

Sitting side on to the road, the accommodation in more detail comprises:

A brick built storm PORCH with quarry tiled floor and archway incorporating a heavy panelled oak door opens into

HALL: having panelled radiator, dado rail and feature original sandstone window reveal, with inset leaded light window providing additional internal light from the hall into the kitchen. Opening to inner hallway. Porthole and additional front aspect windows.

CLOAKS/WC: having tiled floor, close coupled WC, wash hand basin, half tiled walls and dado rail.

FAMILY ROOM: 4.65m average x 3.43m (15’3” x 11’3”) having beams to ceiling, brick fireplace with fitted coal effect gas (LPG) fire set on a quarry tiled and brick hearth and front aspect window. Useful shelved recesses, dado rail and further internal rear aspect window into store room.

SITTING ROOM: 5.18m x 4.52m (17’0” x 14’10”) having attractive wooden edged floor, beamed ceiling and attractive feature fireplace with substantial pine surround, inset marble panel and fitted coal effect gas (LPG) fire sitting on a quarry tiled hearth. Side aspect window with panelled radiator below. Glazed double doors open into the dining room. A further set of French style patio doors open to the

CONSERVATORY: 9.39m x 2.48m (30’10” x 7’2”) being of uPVC framed construction with full height windows and 

polycarbonate roof, enjoying far reaching views across the
garden to the open countryside beyond. Sliding patio doors open to the garden and a further pair of French style doors open into

DINING ROOM: 5.23m x 4.44m (17’2” x 14’7”) having wooden edged floor, feature beamed ceiling, dado rail and fitted corner pine cupboard with part leaded glazing. Panelled radiator. Rear aspect window.

BREAKFAST KITCHEN: 5.03m x 4.80m max (16’6” x 15’9”) this generously proportioned room provides a versatile family space, having a range of oak fronted units of base and wall mounted cupboards and drawers to three walls, with contrasting worktops and complementary tiling. Inset stainless steel sink unit. Freestanding Zanussi electric cooker with ceramic hob and extractor unit over. Freestanding slimline dishwasher, integrated fridge. Tiled range recess incorporating the ALPHA oil fired range cooker, having two ovens and two hot plates, which also serves the domestic hot water and central heating system. Tiled floor. Internal windows into hall and utility area. Doors into hallway, dining room and

UTILITY AREA: 6.58m x 2.26m (21’7” x 7’5”) being of a lean-to construction of brick built walls with polycarbonate room, with tiled floor, external door to the garden, rear aspect windows, single drainer sink unit with cupboards below and plumbing provision for washing machine. Door into

STORE ROOM: 3.45m x 2.08m (11’4” x 6’10”) being of a similar construction with tiled floor and courtesy door to the garden.

Turned stairs rise from the inner hallway rise to the generously proportioned first floor LANDING having front aspect window, walk-in shelved linen cupboard, access hatch to loft space and panelled radiator Attractive rear aspect arched window to the half-landing.

MASTER BEDROOM: 4.50m max x 3.43m min (14’9” x 11’3”) having dual aspect windows to both sides of the property and two panelled radiators. Range of fitted wardrobes and sloped ceilings.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 2.59m x 1.68m (8’6” x 5’6”) with tiled shower having direct feed wall mounted shower unit, splash curtain and rail, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Extractor fan and shaver point.

BEDROOM TWO: 4.29m x 3.15m (14’1” x 10’4”) with built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Further built in wardrobe and separate storage cupboard. Side aspect window, sloped ceiling with feature beam. Panelled radiator.

BEDROOM THREE: 4.85m x 2.97m max (2.06m min) (15’11” x 9’9” (6’9”)) having restricted height sloped ceiling, with built-in wardrobe, rear aspect window and panelled radiator. Wooden flooring and feature ceiling beam.

BEDROOM FOUR: 3.61m (to wardrobes) x 3.67m (11’10” x 8’9”) with two built-in wardrobes having built-in central dressing table recess. Rear aspect window and panelled radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM: 2.27m x 2.29m (8’5” x 7’6”) being tiled to half height, having a ‘pampas’ coloured suite comprising panelled bath, vanity unit with cupboard below housing the wash hand basin, WC with low level flush and separate, fully tiled, shower cubicle with direct feed shower unit. Built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with immersion heater. Access hatch to loft space. Side aspect window and panelled radiator.

OUTSIDE: The property is approached through a gated entrance with sandstone walling which leads into a sweeping gravelled driveway with parking area, edged by an established, well stocked shrubbery bed, set against the sandstone wall. Well maintained conifers screen the LPG tank. Brick and tile constructed DOUBLE GARAGE: 5.79m x 4.70m (19’0” x 15’5”) having up and over metal door, power and light. The pitched roof space offers the opportunity for additional storage space. Adjacent to this is a useful brick built CARPORT: 6.93m x 3.10m (22’9” x 10’2”) having polycarbonate roof.

Attractive gardens wrap around the rear and side of the property, laid chiefly to lawned areas, interspersed with a range of specimen trees. A flagged patio area adjacent to the conservatory is bordered by feature shrubs and an interesting stone water feature. This continues round, through a brick archway, where access to the property through the utility area can be found. There is an attractive yew arch, with sandstone steps, providing a further feature, linking the side and rear gardens. A timber store to the boundary, houses the oil tank and a pedestrian door to the lane.

Positioned beyond the garden is an amenity coppice, comprising of a ‘red oak’ avenue lined with a variety of trees which leads to an old rear, gated entrance off the lane. The remaining area is interspersed with a further variety of trees including scotts pine, conifer etc. This amenity coppice is to be subject to an overage / uplift clause or development covenant, whereby the present vendors of the property reserve the right to a 30% share in any subsequent increase in value, as a result of residential planning permission being granted for one or more dwellings. This clause is to remain in place for a period of 25 years.

COUNCIL TAX BAND: We understand that the property is in Council Tax Band F. Stafford Council.

TENURE: We understand that the property is freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion.

SERVICES: We understand that mains water and electricity are connected.   Drainage is to a private septic tank. Oil fired central heating system. LPG gas.

NOTE: The property falls within the Forton and Meretown Conservation Area, designated in 1978. Whilst the property itself is not a listed building, we understand that due to it being in the Conservation Area, no further visual additions or alterations may be made to the exterior of the property without consultation with the Stafford Planning Department, in order to ensure the special historic and architectural character of the hamlet is protected.


VIEWING: Via the Agents’ Newport Office on 01952 812519

DIRECTIONS: From Newport, proceed in a north-easterly direction for approximately 1 mile, along the A519, to the village of Forton.  At the crossroads, just before the Swan public house, turn right and follow this road for about one mile, where the property can be found on the left hand side.


1.   While we endeavour to make our sales details accurate and reliable, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact our office and we will try to check the information for you.

The information in these property details is believed to be accurate but Tempertons does not give, nor does any Partner or employee have authority to give, any warranty as to the accuracy of any statement, written, verbal or visual.   You should not rely on any information contained herein.   If you wish to ask a specific question about this property, please speak to the sales advisor, who has inspected the property.

2.   Please note that we have not tested the equipment/appliances and services in the property. Interested applicants are advised to commission the appropriate investigations before formulating their offer to purchase.

3.   Our room sizes are quoted in metres on a wall-to-wall basis to the nearest one tenth of a metre. The imperial equivalent (included in brackets and correct to within 3 inches) is only intended as an approximate guide for those not yet conversant with metric measurements. Measurements should not be used for ordering fitments or new carpets etc.

HOMEBUYERS SURVEYS AND VALUATIONS undertaken by Chartered Surveyors with considerable experience in preparing a wide range of surveys and valuations to suit all requirements. Details of fees given without obligation.

PROPERTY LETTING Tempertons have considerable experience in the letting and management of all types of residential property. Further details given without obligation.

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