House For Sale

The Old School House, Barn End Road, Acton Trussell, Stafford

Guide price £550,000 Sale Agreed


A charming Grade II listed former school house dating back to the 16th century, set in a prominent position in the sought after village of Acton Trussell.



Situation
Acton Trussell is a delightful village located on the outskirts of the County town of Stafford. This highly regarded village offers the opportunity to enjoy the convenience and community spirit of village life set within beautiful rural surrounds. Acton Trussell has a picturesque church and active village hall which provides a wide range of activities. The Moat House Hotel, a 14th Century moated manor house located in the heart of the village is renowned for its award winning hotel and restaurant. The nearby village of Brocton is home to Brocton Hall Golf Club offering an 18 hole golf course. Cannock Chase, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, provides excellent outdoor activity opportunities including walking, cycling and horse riding, to name but a few.


There is also a range of excellent schooling within the area including Walton High School, Stafford Grammar School, and St Bede’s Preparatory School at Wolseley Bridge. Acton Trussell is ideally located for the commuter with excellent transport links and good access to all major road networks within easy reach, including M6 motorway junction 13/14. Stafford inter-city main line railway station is in close proximity allowing fast commute into London.


Description
Dating back to the 16th century, The Old School House represents a rare opportunity to acquire a prominent feature of the ever popular village of Acton Trussell. Previously two cottages and thought to have been the village Sunday school, the property offers versatile and flexible accommodation and has excellent opportunity to be extended, reconfigured and further developed to suit a variety of needs.


Entering via the original front door within the timber framed façade, the dining hall offers a spacious room with an abundance of character features including beams, original staircase and large inglenook fireplace. The dual aspect space is an ideal entertaining room which enjoys pleasant views down towards the centre of the village. A doorway leads through to the kitchen breakfast room which benefits from a range of fitted cabinetry. The kitchen area leads through to the breakfast area, off which is the utility which provides useful ancillary space. A door leads to a set of stairs to the cellar which provides substantial storage, whilst a further door leads to a porch area and in turn an external door to the gardens outside. A glazed door provides access to the large sitting room, again with an abundance of charm and character. An inglenook fireplace is the centre piece to the room which also enjoys dual aspect views of the gardens. A handy study is located to the rear of the sitting room, off which is also the guest WC.


Rising from the dining hall, a turned staircase leads to a large landing area which provides access to the bedroom accommodation. There are four double bedrooms, with the master being a particularly good size with a pleasant dual aspect. There is a recently refitted shower room, whilst the contemporary family bathroom is also accessed off the landing area.


The property offers further scope for development, with the detached garage having planning permission for conversion and extension into a one bedroom annex which could offer additional living accommodation if required (South Staffordshire Council ref 19/00579/FUL).


Outside
A large driveway provides parking for a number of vehicles and offers access to the detached double garage. A pathway leads to both the front and side doors, and to the extensive patio area which benefits from access into the study via a set of double doors. Located to the rear of the garage is an open fronted wooden chalet which provides excellent space for outdoor entertaining. The house is centrally located within the plot, with the majority being laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees, herbaceous borders and shrubbed beds.


Fixtures and fittings
All fixtures, fittings and furniture such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments and statuary are excluded from the sale. Some may be available by separate negotiation.


Services
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are believed to be connected to the property. Gas fired central heating. None of the services, appliances, heating installations, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested by the selling agents.


Local Authority & Council Tax
South Staffordshire Council. Council tax band G.


Public Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The property is sold subject to all rights of way, wayleaves and easements whether or not they are defined in this brochure.


Directions
From Junction 13 of the M6 motorway, take the A449 Stafford Road towards Stafford. AT the next island, take the third exit onto Mill Lane towards Acton Trussell. Upon entering the village, proceed along Mill Lane onto Lower Penkridge Road. Take the fourth right onto Nash Lane. Proceed to the top of Nash Lane, and turn right onto Meadow Lane where the entrance to the property will be found immediately on the left hand side.


Viewings
By strict appointment through Fisher German LLP, telephone: 01785 220044, email: stafford@fishergerman.co.uk.


Particulars and photography produced March 2021.

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