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Picture in your minds eye the quintessential English family home; the welcoming hallway, the roaring fires, the tall ceilings, the sweeping driveway and the large secluded gardens with a tantalising glimpse of open countryside just beyond the hedgerow. This is a delightful property that has been extensively upgraded by its current owners, retaining many original features and is beautifully presented throughout. The house has all the accoutrements of a traditional family home with three large reception rooms, a stylish kitchen with space for cooking, dining and socialising, an elegant gallery landing, four bedrooms, en-suite and family bathroom. Occupying an elevated position on the outskirts of Lightwood in large mature gardens extending to about 2 acres of low maintenance gardens with open views to the front and woodland area to the rear. Conveniently located within easy reach of the Potteries, Stone and Stafford and within a 15 minute drive of the North Staffs University hospital complex.

Entrance Porch
A covered verandah leads to the enclosed which has wooden outer doors.

Entrance Hall
A truly fabulous reception area which has a its original oak parquet flooring in gleaming condition and a majestic turned staircase leading to the gallery landing. Original period fireplace with cast iron surround and raised granite hearth and open fire, original ceiling cornice Large window to the front & side of the house and storage area beneath the stairs. Radiator.

Cloakroom & WC
Fitted with a white period style suite featuring a wash basin in an oak vanity cupboard & enclosed cistern WC. Chrome heated towel radiator. Two windows to the side of the house.

Drawing Room (23'9 x 16'11 )
A bright & sunny living room which has a large bay window to the front of the house with far reaching views towards Cocknage in the distance & two window to the side of the house. Chimney breast with oak period fire surround, marble inset & hearth and gas living flame Aga fire. Original ceiling cornice & parquet oak floor concealed beneath the carpet. TV aerial & Sky connections. Two radiators.

Dining Room (19'2 x 13'8 )
A really lovely entertaining room for those more formal occasions with heaps of character and a unique period style. The walls feature traditional oak panelling with plate rack and matching oak doors to the hallway. Chimney breast featuring a period fireplace with wooden surround, marble inset & hearth and 'Arrow' wood burning stove. Bay window to the side and window to the front of the house enjoying open views towards Cocknage Woods. Original ceiling cornice. Radiator.

Sitting Room (18'10 x 12'5 )
A cosy living room which has windows to the side and rear of the house overlooking the garden. Chimney breast and period fireplace oak surround, marble inset & hearth and Aga multi-fuel stove. Built-in cupboard & shelving to the chimney recess, installation for wall mounted TV & Sky connection. The original servants bells are still in-situ and in full working order. Two radiators.

Dining Kitchen (25'7 x 15'3 )
A large kitchen with ample space for a family size dining table. The kitchen has been extended & totally re-modelled by the current owners featuring an extensive range of traditional style cupboards with painted wood cabinet doors and contrasting black granite work surfaces. Large island unit with cupboard below and space for casual dining. Belfast ceramic sink unit & chrome mixer tap. Integrated appliances comprise: Rangemaster dual fuel range cooker finished in black with matching splash panel & extractor hood, Samsung American style refrigerator & dish washer. Window to the rear & French doors opening to the patio area, several roof light windows. Ceramic tiled floor and inset low voltage ceiling lights. Radiator. There is a large boiler room off the garage with space for hanging and drying.

Utility Room (11'9 x 5'10 )
A large laundry room which fitted storage cupboards, shelving, plumbing for a washing machine & space for a dryer.

Stairs & Landing
A grand period staircase with ornate spindles and oak handrail leads to a spacious gallery landing. Access hatch to the loft space with pull down ladder.

Main Bedroom (17'4 x 15'11 )
A large master bedroom with dual aspect windows to the front and side of the house with views over the gardens and Cocknage Woods in the distance. Two radiators. TV aerial connection.

Dressing Room (8'6 x 7'5 )
Adjoins the bedroom and fitted with extensive hanging space & shelving.

En-Suite Shower Room
A luxurious en-suite which is fitted with a white suite comprising: walk-in shower enclosure with glass screen & thermostatic shower, wash basin in vanity cupboard with matching wall cupboards, shelving & mirror, enclosed cistern WC. Ceramic tiled floor and part ceramic tiled walls. Inset low energy ceiling lights. Radiator. The en-suite has a dual aspect with windows to the side and rear of the house overlooking the gardens.

Bedroom 2 (17'0 x 13'11 )
A spacious double bedroom with dual aspect windows to the front & side of the house. Two radiators.

Bedroom 3 (17'0 x 11'11 )
Double bedroom with dual aspect with windows to the rear and side of the house. Radiator.

Bedroom 4 (11'5 x 10'10 )
Double bedroom with window to the front of the house & both sides, built-in storage cupboard. Radiator.

Family Bathroom
A stylish modern bathroom with suite comprising: free standing bathtub, over size corner quadrant shower enclosure with glass screen & thermostatic shower, twin pedestal wash basins with illuminated vanity mirrors, WC. Ceramic wall tiling to full height & ceramic tiled floor, inset low energy ceiling lights, chrome heated towel radiator. Window to the rear of the house.

The house is set in a large low maintenance mature plot extending in total to 2 acres or thereabouts. The gardens are a mixture of semi-formal lawn areas with borders formed by shrubs & trees combined with mature wooded areas with an abundance of wildlife. There is plenty of space for outdoor entertaining with patio areas to the front and rear of the house and even a former air raid shelter that would make a perfect wine cellar or garden store.

The house is approached over a long driveway off Lightwood Road with remotely operated electric gates leading to a parking area with space for a number of vehicles & a detached brick built two car garage with electrically operated door..

General Information
Services Mains gas, water & electricity. Drainage to a septic tank. Mains gas fired central heating.

Council Tax Band G

Viewing by appointment

For sale by Private Treaty, subject to contract.
Vacant possession on completion.

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