House For Sale

Upper Barton Farmhouse, Barton Lane, Bradley, Staffordshire

Guide price £1,350,000 Sold

A most splendid and spacious family house with a wealth of charm and character. Offering superb leisure facilities, mature gardens and land.

  • Four excellent reception rooms
  • Large kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility & guest cloakrooms
  • Seven bedrooms
  • Four bathrooms
  • Excellent leisure complex
  • Mature gardens & grounds
  • Paddock & stabling

Upper Barton Farmhouse is located in the charming village of Bradley, in a delightful area of rolling farmland just 4 miles from Penkridge, a thriving market town with a wealth of amenities. Stafford, which is just 5.5 miles away, offers further shopping and leisure facilities. The village is well placed for the commuter with the M6 (junctions 12, 13 and 14) within easy reach providing access to the road network. Manchester is 66 miles to the north and Birmingham City centre is 27 miles to the south. Main line rail services run from Stafford Station to London Euston.

The parish church of St Mary's and All Saints is a 13th century grade one listed building and serves the community of Bradley offering a calendar of worship and prayer. The Village hall of Bradley has an extensive diary of events to include keep fit classes, Tai Chi, Yoga and a history club to name but a few, and can be hired for private use. A popular village pub serving good food and drink also serves the local and surrounding area.

There is an excellent range of schooling within the area including All Saints C.E Primary School, Blessed William Howard Catholic School, Stafford Grammar School, Adams Grammar and Newport Girls School.

Upper Barton Farmhouse is a charming and spacious detached farmhouse which has been sympathetically maintained by its current owners. Many original features remain in the property with most rooms having an abundance of exposed timbers giving the property a wealth of character. The property stands within 7.31 acres of delightful gardens and paddocks enjoying a rural position. An entrance door leads into the reception hall with the drawing room off to the left, and the morning room off to the right. Both reception rooms feature open fire places, whilst the morning room still retains the original shutters to the windows. The snug located off the hall, features a splendid ingle nook fireplace with log burning stove and has French doors leading to the outside. Following on, the guest cloak room is conveniently located to the far corner of the hall. The kitchen with views of the court yard garden, offers bespoke fitted cabinetry with integrated appliances including, hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. A Rayburn cooker serves the kitchen, whilst a French vintage cooker situated within a brick inglenook fireplace makes an interesting feature to the kitchen/breakfast room. Granite work surfaces and a double Belfast sink compliments the spacious room, whilst a porch to the far side provides access to the courtyard garden and driveway. Leading on, the dining room featuring a stone fire place, overlooks the pretty garden through a bay window and has access out through French doors. The utility room located off the rear hall, offers fitted cabinetry and plumbing for appliances, and has the benefit of a cold store. Off the rear hall is the second cloakroom and a second staircase leading to the first floor accommodation. A door gives access to the rear garden.

The main staircase, located in the reception hall rises to a landing area. Doors lead off to three double bedrooms all having beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and gardens. The master bedroom offers a useful walk in wardrobe and a well-appointed en suite bathroom. Comprising; a suite to include a separate slipper bath and shower enclosure. The second bedroom, with a walk in wardrobe, is served by a Jack & Jill bathroom. Comprising; a suite to include a bath and shower enclosure. A family bathroom serves the third bedroom. Continuing on the first floor the two remaining bedrooms can be accessed from the second staircase located in the rear hall. The fourth bedroom has the benefit of a well appointed en suite shower room, and offers a fitted wardrobe. The fifth bedroom is served by the Jack & Jill bathroom.

From the main landing area a staircase rises to the second floor accommodation. Bedroom six and seven being both generous rooms, offer beautiful views of the Staffordshire countryside and are currently used as a hobby room and home office. Following on, a store/dressing room is also located on the second floor.

Leisure complex
The luxurious, detached leisure complex is located to the front easterly aspect of the main house and is accessed through a main entrance door into a lobby area, with the pool house off to the right and the gym off to the left. The climate controlled pool has an energy efficient solar pool cover to enhance the ambiance of the pool house. A five seated Jacuzzi is situated to overlook the pool area and the surrounding countryside. From the entrance lobby a door leads through to an area designated for food and drink preparation which offers fitted cabinetry, sink and drinks cooler, along with separate male & female changing areas both with W.C. and showers. A glass partition wall separates this area with the gym where you can view an oak staircase which rises to a spacious games/family room. Also located on the ground floor is the plant room, containing equipment used to heat the pool and the under floor heating for the leisure suite.

Grounds and gardens
The property has the benefit of two, electronically controlled, gated entrances giving access to the main house. The private entrance provides access along a tree lined driveway with the main paddock located to the left of the drive. The sweeping drive continues to the courtyard garden, providing parking and a pretty fore garden laid to lawn and raised beds. A range of garden stores are conveniently located near to the property, whilst a path leads to the extensive, beautifully planted and maintained rear garden. It is filled with a wealth of mature trees, evergreens and shrubs providing lots of interest, to include a combination of Willow, Silver Birch, Hazel, Beech and Black Poplars. Following on, a path leads to an ornamental garden featuring a pretty rose arch, whilst the beautifully maintained lawn and ornamental pond can be enjoyed from a rotating summer house situated close by. Further on, the far paddock has two stables and tack room, whilst a putting green and sand bunker close by can also be enjoyed.

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