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6 bedroom farm house for sale

Gorse Lane, Knightley


  6 bedrooms

  3 bathrooms

  4 receptions

Key Features

  • Substantial Grade II Listed Farmhouse
  • Stunning Range of Farm Buildings
  • Grounds & Fields of approx. 27 Acres
  • Menage & Stables
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
  • Exudes Charm & Character
  • EPC Rating N/A - Grade II Listed


VIRTUAL 360 TOUR AVAILABLE – An EXTREMELY RARE OPPORTUNITY to acquire such a wonderful house which exudes charm and character, set in an equally delightful location with a RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS, STABLES and ménage, in all approx. 27 ACRES.

An extremely rare opportunity to acquire such a wonderful, charming property in a fantastic rural location, set back from the lane beyond a large drive with two sets of remote control electric gates. These open directly to the house and also to the courtyard that has an unspoilt range of traditional buildings including a stable block having five stables plus a tack room, in addition to modern agricultural buildings that face the fields. The grounds and fields extend in all to approximately 27 acres and include a ménage. The house would appeal to equestrian enthusiasts or buyers that require a rural retreat.

The location, whilst idyllic, is also ideal for commuters and modern day life with the thriving town of Eccleshall approx. 3.1 miles away that has classy bars, shops and restaurant pubs. The county town of Stafford (approx. 9.5 miles) offers a wider range of amenities including a railway station with regular services to London Euston, taking approx. one hour and twenty minutes. Birmingham Airport is around 48 miles away and Manchester Airport 50 miles. Junction 14 of the M6, around 6 miles away, provides direct links into the national motorway and M6 Toll.

Accommodation – Step inside the reception hall that provides a most welcome introduction into this wonderful house, full of immense character having a flagstone floor and part exposed timber wall.

There are four reception rooms in total, a dual aspect drawing room has an oak block floor and an inglenook fireplace with cast log burner. Across the hall a spacious, separate formal dining room has a wealth of exposed timbers and a cloakroom leading off, and a separate study has two windows overlooking the courtyard.

The kitchen has an extensive range of high and low level units, a Belfast style sink and an Aga. Off the kitchen is a sitting room being light and airy courtesy of four windows, enjoying lovely views of the terrace and garden.

There are two separate flights of stairs leading to the first floor, here lie four bedrooms, all of which enjoy delightful views. The principal bedroom has its own en suite comprising a freestanding roll top bath, low flush WC and twin wash basins set into a recess with fitted cupboards beneath and a mirror.

The second bedroom also has the benefit of its own en suite comprising bath with shower and screen above, two individual wall hung wash basins, wall mounted taps, low flush WC and exquisite contrasting wall tiling.

The two further bedrooms are served by a shower room fitted with a three-piece suite and full tiling.

On the second floor there are two further spacious rooms.

The property is accessed off Gorse Lane leading to a long private drive that has the added benefit of two remote control gates. The main drive leads into the courtyard that gives access to the double garage, a traditional stable block comprising 5 stables and a tack room in addition to a brick parlour. There are further traditional buildings, a useful work shop and self-built office plus a large agricultural building, ideal for storage plus a tractor/hay store. In addition, there is an outside laundry room which has space and provision for domestic appliances plus a separate gardener’s WC.

Immediately adjacent to the property are extensive lawned gardens and a sun terrace ideal for outdoor dining and entertaining, with the surrounding fields providing a lovely view. In all the grounds and fields extend to approximately 27 acres, this also includes a ménage.

There are some historical covenants and copies of the Land Registry Titles are available upon request.
We understand the property was built circa 1450-1500.
The property is Grade II Listed.
There is an application to revive an old historical footpath through some of the land which is a far distance from the house, although this has not been confirmed.

To view this exceptional property please contact John German Stafford office.

Tenure: Freehold (purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the tenure via their legal representative).
Services: Mains water and electricity. Drainage is to a private system. Oil fired central heating. Purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to their suitability.
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Our Ref: JGA/22062021
Local Authority/Tax Band: Stafford Borough Council / Tax Band F

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