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Equestrian Property 4 sale
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£ 699,950

for sale in Staffordshire

Properties£ 699,950
Detached barn in a wonderful rural setting with equestrian facilities to include stables and paddocks extending to circa 2.11 acres
SituationThe Old Barn is located on the edge of the desirable village of Fradswell, just over 8 miles from the county town of Stafford. The larger village of Weston lies just 2.9 miles away and offers a wider range of village amenities including public houses, schools, hotel, village shop and church. The Trent and Mersey canal runs through the village, providing excellent countryside walks. The village hall of Fradswell offers regular events including fitness classes, pop up bar, bakehouse and the annual village barbeque. The well renound Weston Hall is located on the edge of the village and offers fine dining as well as luxury accommodation, whilst St Andrews Church offers regular services and events throughout the year.
The Old Barn is well placed for access to the regional road network with the M6 providing direct access to the M6 Toll, and is also well placed for the M42, M1 and A50. Train services run to London from Stoke on Trent and Stafford as well as to Derby, Manchester and Birmingham. Birmingham Airport is approximately 38 miles and East Midlands Airport is approximately 36 miles.
There is an excellent range of schooling within the area including Lichfield Cathedral School, Stafford Grammar School, Denstone College, Abbotsholme School, and Thomas Alleynes School in Uttoxeter. There are also Primary Schools located in the nearby villages of Weston and Milwich.
DescriptionThe Old Barn is a an exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire an extended detached barn, converted and subsequently refurbished to the most exacting of standards. The barn retains a plethora of period features including King post oak beams, whilst tasteful additions during the refurbishment completed by the current owner include cast iron radiators, solid oak plank doors and skirting boards, under floor heating to the Kitchen, oak windows and reclaimed limestone flag flooring.
An oak entrance door opens to a hallway which provides access to all the accommodation. A door leads through to the bright, dual aspect living room which enjoys large windows, idyllic views and a wood burner set into brick fireplace. Continuing from the hallway, a doorway leads through to the ground floor bedroom which is a large double, whilst the shower room is directly opposite. The shower room is tastefully finished in off white underground tiles with a high chain flush WC and has electric underfloor heating. The hallway leads to an open plan snug / study area providing excellent additional living accomodation. The kitchen dining living room continues off the hallway and offers a versatile space finished to excellent standards. Hand made and painted wall and floor cabinetry is set under a solid granite work surface with Belfast sink and space for a range style cooker. The matching welsh dresser has a range of solid oak storage solutions as well as an integrated Gorenje microwave, integrated Gorenje bean to cup coffee machine, Miele dishwasher and Bosch fridge freezer. The central island also offers additional food preparation space as well as additional storage and cabinetry. The remainder of the room is valuted, with both dining and living spaces leading out via double doors to a flagged terrace. The kitchen dining living space further benefits from a triple aspect, electronic Velux skylights, reclaimed limestone flag flooring and oil fired underfloor heating whilst a door opens to an under stairs pantry and a utility cupboard.
The first floor bedroom accommodation is accessed via two oak staircase which split in two directions at a half landing. The left hand staircase leads to a well proportioned double bedroom with skylights, providing spacious guest accommodation. The right hand staircase leads to the third mezzanine style bedroom which benefits from a built in bed with storage beneath.
sideApproached from Lymers Lane, The Old Barn provides for an enchanting setting from the moment you arrive on the driveway. A large private gravelled parking area offers parking for numerous vehicles and leads to the very large tandem garage. A five bar gate leads to a further concrete parking area which leads to the stable block. The stable block offers a large garden store, two stables measuring 13 x 13 and separate built in dog kennels. The stables have been recently updated to include a new roof and individual water taps. A doorway leads to the rear of the garage, which is currently set up as a tack room but could offer a variety of alternative uses including a dedicated workshop.
A pedestrian gate leads from the stabling area to the manicured formal gardens and barn via a flagged pathway. The garden offers a quiet, idyllic space with various terraces and panoramic views across the adjoining paddocks and Staffordshire countryside beyond. Off the garden is a vegetable patch area as well as a small orchard offering an opportunity for the green fingered. The remainder of the land is separated into six paddocks which are generally flat and split by traditional post and rail fencing. The gardens, grounds and paddocks extend to approximately 2.11 acres all in all.
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