Lightoaks Hall forms part of The Lightoaks Estate, a generously sized Georgian villa designed as a true Cottage Ornée, believed to have been built between 1823 and 1827. The picturesque village of Oakamoor lies within The Churnet Valley, and with the Peak District only a few miles away. The village benefits from a village hall, two public houses, and The Holy Trinity Church which serves the community with a calendar of events and services. For those who enjoy walking and cycling there are plenty of routes in and around the area, with a popular route from Oakamoor to Denstone passing through the beautiful countryside of Dimmingsdale. Oakamoor is located 2.3 miles of the popular village of Alton.
The village of Alton offers a village shop, a range of public houses and the popular theme park Alton Towers which is located close by. The village of Rocester located just 9.2 miles away is well known for the JCB Headquarters and The JCB Academy The Coach House is well placed for access to the regional road network with the A50 being within easy reach (at Uttoxeter) and providing a link to the M42, M1 and M6. Train services run to London from Stoke on Trent, Derby, Lichfield and Birmingham International. Regular train services also run from Uttoxeter station.
There is an excellent range of schooling within the area including Denstone College, Abbotsholme School, Abbots Bromley School, Thomas Alleynes School in Uttoxeter and Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle. The Valley Primary School is also located within the village.
Lightoaks Hall is a remarkable and spacious Georgian villa which has been sympathetically restored by its current owners to an exceptionally high standard. A wealth of historic and architectural features typical of the Georgian era and designed as a Cottage Ornée, are apparent within the property. Standing within 4.69 acres of delightful and wonderful garden, a former carriage driveway now terminates under an open carriage portico. Stone steps lead to an oak entrance door which provides access to the welcoming reception hall which features original cast-iron lattice windows and an ornate fireplace,. The guest cloakroom is located off to the right. Continuing from the reception hall through to a large hallway, the remainder of the ground floor accommodation can be accessed. The kitchen/breakfast room is a larger than average light filled room with the original latticed windows allowing the light to flood in whilst offering wonderful views off the garden. The kitchen offers modern fitted cabinetry with integrated appliances including double electric oven, induction hob, dish washer, fridge, hot tap and wine cooler. A dual aspect open fireplace also features in the kitchen whilst also serving the hallway. Leading on, a door provides access to a interconnecting corridor which links to the Orangery, whilst providing access to the outdoors. The Orangery is a truly magnificent place to sit and enjoy the views of the garden whilst admiring the originality of the structure, with access provided by a spiral staircase, the outdoor swimming pool can be located.
Following on from the hallway, the dining room and sitting room are large pleasant rooms both featuring lovely original fireplaces and large latticed windows allowing the light to flood through. Off the hall is a pleasant garden room providing access to the rear garden, whilst beautiful stained-glass doors to the far side provides access to the extensive cellar. Stairs leading down to the lower ground floor, lead to a good size laundry room, games room, store room and study. Continuing from the hallway is a beautiful and original Georgian staircase which rises to a spacious double height landing area. Doors lead off to five bedrooms all having beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and gardens. The master bedroom offers a useful dressing area and a well-appointed en suite shower room, whilst the second bedroom also has the benefit of an en-suite bathroom. The remaining bedrooms can be served by an additional shower room or by a family bathroom offering a beautifully fitted suite along with a separate bath and shower enclosure. The staircase continues to a second floor where a sixth bedroom can be located.
Grounds and gardens
The property is approached through a sweeping gravelled driveway surrounded by extensive and mature gardens. It is filled with a wealth of mature trees, evergreens and shrubs and has a wooded area providing lots of interest. A terraced area overlooking the lawns and herbaceous borders enjoys a pleasant position to the rear of the property and is an ideal place for outdoor entertaining, whilst the benefit of a tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool are nearby.
House For SaleLightoaks Hall, Cheadle Road, Oakamoor, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST10
Guide price £1,250,000
A distinctive & luxurious, grade ll listed family home situated in an enviable position with mature gardens, tennis court & swimming pool.
- Exceptionally presented accommodation with a wealth of period features
- Welcoming reception hall
- Wonderfully spacious kitchen/breakfast room
- Superb Orangery & outdoor plunge pool
- Excellent sitting room & dining room
- Six bedrooms & four bathrooms
- Extensive cellar with games room, laundry, study & store
- Wonderful mature gardens & grounds of 4.69 acres