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Distances in approx. miles: Stafford 4.5m | Cannock 12m | Wolverhampton 23m | Walsall 25m | Derby 31m | Birmingham 35m | Shrewsbury 35m | Telford 35m Situation Salt Heath is situated to the north-east of Stafford, an attractive traditional market town which offers a range of amenities including a selection of shops, supermarkets, library, entertainment venues and leisure facilities. Within Salt is a highly regarded country pub, The Hollybush public house nearby which is within easy reach of the property. Weston is a short distance from Keepers Cottage, with an abundance of useful amenities including a village shop, two public houses, a village hall and a hotel. There is good access from the property with easy access to the major road networks including the M6 motorway at junctions 13 and 14. Stafford mainline railway station allows a convenient commute into London and other major cities in an hour and a half. Keepers Cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside with many recreational areas including nearby Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to an abundance of wildlife. The nearby Cannock Chase is a fantastic location for walking, riding and cycling. There is a selection of highly regarded independent schooling within reach of the property, including Stafford Grammar School, Yarlet School, Newcastle-under-Lyme School and Denstone College as well a number of primary and secondary state schools in the locality. Description Keepers Cottage enjoys awe-inspiring views across the nearby Sandon Estate, from a private yet elevated position surrounded by mature, well managed woodland with an open aspect to the front to the property overlooking spectacular Staffordshire countryside. The house itself is a former estate property, consisting of a period home with character features combining contemporary architecture through recent renovations and extensions which have been made in an in keeping, tasteful style. Originally built to provide accommodation for estate staff in 1870, the property has undergone major refurbishment and expansion to create the superb residence that is offered. Works were undertaken recently with high-tech, energy saving features installed throughout. One feature being wide-aspect glass doors to the rear of property which open fully, creating an open-plan garden room with terrace and entertaining area outside. The front door leads to a long hallway which has a door off leading into the sitting room, which has a wood burning stove and exceptional views. The main living space is divided into separate sitting and dining areas, which creates a wonderful space for family and entertaining. The bespoke kitchen with hand painted cabinetry set beneath quartz worksurfaces, boasts a range of integrated appliances and under-floor heating throughout. At the opposite end of the kitchen is a further living area with a study area and excellent views. A garden room is accessed off the kitchen and features a drop-down cinema screen, as well as bi-fold doors to the terrace. From the entrance hallway, a staircase leads you to a bright landing which provides access to all of the bedroom accommodation. There are two large guest suites, one with dressing room and both with en-suites. The en-suites benefit from floor to ceiling gable glazing which offer outstanding views of the property\'s surroundings. A further bedroom is located off the landing which enjoys pleasant views across the front aspect with the breath-taking master suite located at the end of the landing. The master suite offers three separate areas; the bedroom area which has floor to ceiling gable glazing with views across the Staffordshire countryside, the dressing area and the large en-suite shower room. Outside The property stands within privately owned former estate grounds, consisting of mature native woodland, grass pasture and landscaped gardens. The woodland has been carefully managed for amenity purposes and is a haven for wildlife, providing a wonderful space for outdoor activities with a zip-wire and numerous trails. Planning permission was successfully obtained for an 60ft x 30ft L-shaped block, tile and timber constructed building for storage if so desired. The gated garden covers approximately an acre and includes wonderfully designed patio/terrace area for outdoor entertaining. Equestrian Facilities Keepers Cottage provides prospective buyers with excellent equestrian facilities, including a purpose built 25m x 70m manége, post and rail fenced paddocks and timber stabling for 2 horses with scope for construction of many more if required. The outriding from the property is first class with private tracks, quiet country lanes and bridlepaths all easily accessed from the property. Keepers Cottage lies within easy reach of a number of highly regarded equestrian competition venues, including Field House Equestrian Centre, Eland Lodge Equestrian Centre, Staffordshire County Showground and has easy access to motorway links for other major venues. Smaller local venues provide weekly competitions from novice to qualifier level. For the country sports enthusiast, local packs include the North Staffordshire, the Meynell and South Staffordshire hounds for trail hunting. Public Right of Way & Sporting Rights There is a public footpath existing from Brick Kiln Lane via the property access track, leading to the North Easterly boundary in the direction of Salt Village. The footpath is seldom used and does not encroach upon the property towards the house or gardens from the original access track (see land plan). Agents note: Sporting Rights are retained for the purpose of retrieving game by the former estate which the property once existed as part of; however,it is understood that no gun can legally be released on the property as part of the covenant. The right of access has not been exercised within recent memory. Services Mains water and electricity Air source heat pump Private drainage via septic tank Council Tax: Band G Local Authority: Staffordshire County Council Viewings Strictly by prior appointment with the agents Jackson Property on - Phone number removed - ...Read full description

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