Situation Pear Tree Farm is situated in the picturesque parish of Podmore, outside Eccleshall in Staffordshire. The agricultural surroundings provide spectacular views of gently rolling farmland, bordering counties of Cheshire and Shropshire. The property is within easy reach of the wider transport network with the M6 motorway a short distance away and the towns of Stoke being only 11 miles away, with rail travel via the mainline to Manchester 40 mins, and London 1.5 hrs. For those with an equestrian interest, the property is especially well placed, being within reach of a number of highly regarded venues. Reaseheath, Rodbaston and South Stafford College are within easy travelling distance; also Field House Equestrian Centre, Eland Lodge Equestrian Centre, and Staffordshire County Showground. Smaller local venues such as Ashwood Equestrian Centre provide weekly competitions from novice to qualifier level, and there are fantastic opportunities to ride out locally with areas such as Bishops Wood providing miles of woodland and off-road riding along local bridleways. For Hunting enthusiasts, local packs include the North Staffordshire Hounds and the North Shropshire. Description The spacious property has three reception rooms along with a farmhouse style kitchen and separate pantry, the sitting room to the front enjoying far reaching views over the garden and farmland beyond. There are four double bedrooms on the first floor, the master bedroom having a smartly fitted en-suite shower room whilst the remaining three bedrooms are served by the principal bathroom. The accommodation in brief consists as follows: Ground floor The property is entered via the entrance porch leading to a generously sized hallway, leading off to a sizeable cloakroom with wet room shower, W/C and wash basin. Leading on, in the L-shaped farmhouse kitchen, are painted wood wall and base units, with solid wood work surface, Belfast style sink and drainer. There is a five-ring electric Smeg hob, double oven, integrated fridge, with further space for a kitchen table and chairs. There is a separate pantry cupboard. The sitting room has a large box window, overlooking the front garden and good views beyond, with glass panel into hallway. There is an external door to rear porch. The dining room, with large window to side aspect, garden and summerhouse, has hardwood flooring. There is a further store cupboard. The living room has dual aspect to front and side. There is a large inglenook open fireplace. The room is light and airy with a wonderful open aspect. There is an attractive window seat. First Floor The master bedroom has a side aspect to the garden, an ensuite shower room and W/C with wash basin and a heated towel rail. The second bedroom has dual aspects with excellent views. The third and fourth bedrooms both have excellent views to the front of the property. The large landing with separate W/C and three generous cupboards provides further storage. The main family bathroom has a white suite consisting of bath, sink in vanity unit. There is a heated towel rail. Outside & Equestrian Facilities Pear Tree Farm has excellent formal gardens which surround the property, with a large front garden either side of the gravel driveway, leading to the house. There is a pond with a seating area and summerhouse. To the rear of the farmhouse is a stable block comprising four loose boxes and wash bay with a separate hot water shower. The property benefits from a 20×40m manége with silicon sand and rubber fibre surface. The paddocks are separated by post and rail fencing. The outriding is excellent. Detached Barn The detached barn has been partly converted to create a large annex room downstairs currently utilised as an excellent tack room with electricity and water connected to the building, with its own oil-fired boiler. Within the traditional building there are two further stables and a workshop/storage room on the ground floor, with the further scope to create a self-contained dwelling on two floors subject to planning permissions being sought from the local authority. There is enough ground around the barn to allow a separate approach and gardens, which currently contain an impressive mulberry tree, and also a greengage and pear tree. Services Mains electricity and private water sour Private drainage via septic tank. Council Tax: Band G. Local Authority: Staffordshire County Council. Directions (postcode for satnav: ST21 6QG) From Eccleshall, leave the town north-west bound on Church Street (via the B5026). Continue for 4.5 miles, passing through the villages of Sugnall and Croxton, at the Broughton Parish Rooms, turn right continuing for ¼ before turning left. Continue then for ¼ a mile and turn right. Continue for a furtherer 1 ¼ miles past the lane (up and down a steep incline) before turning right. In ¼ a mile, the property will be found on the left, signed ‘Pear Tree Farm’ at the entrance to the property.