Windward is situated within the beautiful surroundings of Cannock Chase a natural area of outstanding beauty and close to the county town of Stafford. Cannock Chase comprises a mixture of natural woodland and plantation for the whole family to explore and enjoy. Birches Valley Forest Centre within Cannock Chase offers a wide range of activities which include woodland walks, bike trails, and live music events during the summer time.
On the north-eastern edge of Cannock Chase is Shugborough Hall, ancestral home of the Earl of Lichfield which offers an extensive diary of events, parkland to explore and delightful tea rooms and shops to browse. The town of Stafford offers a whole range of amenities such as shops, restaurants, and leisure facilities.
Windward is well place for access to Junctions 13 and 14 of the M6 motorway, with the M6 providing direct access to the M6 Toll and providing access to the M5, M1 and M42 motorways. Stafford's mainline Railway Station provides swift access to Manchester and Birmingham, with London Euston being approximately one hour and twenty minutes journey time.
Birmingham International Airport and East Midlands Airport are all within easy traveling distance. There is an excellent range of schooling within the area including Saint Bede's Preparatory School, Lichfield Cathedral School, Stafford Grammar School and Walton High School.
Windward nestles within the village of Slitting Mill and enjoys a lovely rural position with special views of the Staffordshire countryside and stands within 3.54 acres of delightful gardens and grounds.
Windward is an elegant and spacious detached family home which has been designed and built by its current owners with no expense spared to create a truly beautiful home. The luxury of a of a multi-room audio/visual system provides music in most rooms, including the two outside patio areas. Whilst the sitting room benefits from a concealed remote controlled home cinema system providing family entertainment. The three main rooms of the house benefit from Lutron mood lighting.
The property not only has the luxury of underfloor heating throughout but also a built in central vacuum system. A Portico style porch frames the front aspect of the property leading to the entrance door. The light filled reception hall features arched windows allowing the light to flood in, whilst a bespoke oak staircase rises to the first floor landing. Located off to the left is the study, guest cloakroom and kitchen/breakfast room.
The study and cloakroom both benefit from bespoke Charles Yorke cabinets. The kitchen with views of the garden and countryside, offers bespoke Charles Yorke cabinetry created from Maple and Cherry wood with granite work surfaces. Integrated appliances including; Bosch microwave, Fisher Paykel double drawer dishwasher, American style fridge freezer, MasterChef AGA with electric oven/gas hob and Gaggenau extractor hood.
The kitchen provides access to the rear hall which leads to the utility room, storage room, integral garage and to the rear garden. Continuing, the garden room features oak framed French doors overlooking the pleasant rear garden, whilst the sitting room also benefiting from garden views, features a Chesney fireplace with Gazco remote controlled gas fire. Last but not least, the dining room completes the excellent ground floor accommodation
The beautifully designed staircase rises to a light filled galleried landing with doors leading off to the five double bedrooms all having beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and gardens. Master bedroom 1 offers superbly fitted wardrobes and a well-appointed en suite shower room.
Master bedroom 2 also enjoys a well-appointed ensuite shower room with the benefit of fitted wardrobes. Bedrooms 3, 4 and 5 are served by a well appointed family bathroom comprising; Jacuzzi bath with built in TV, and steam shower with built in music and lighting system.
Grounds and gardens
The property is approached through electronically controlled gates giving access to the large driveway. The garage benefits from access to the front aspect and to the rear through double doors. To the side of the garage is vehicle access leading to the rear garden, paddock and stables. Extensive garden lighting is controlled via Lutron switchgear allowing multiple feature lighting scenes.
The front garden is laid mainly to lawn with mature trees, whilst a pathway leads to the rear garden. Laid mainly to lawn, the rear garden enjoys a wealth of mature trees and shrubs with far reaching views of the Staffordshire countryside, whilst a hot tub and integral lighting also features within the garden. Continuing from the main garden, the equestrian facilities include 2 timber stables, tack room, tractor shed and hay store. A 40 x 20 all-weather ménage is situated close to the paddock area.
House For SaleWindward, Fair Oak, Slitting Mill, Staffordshire
Guide price £1,200,000 Sold
A luxurious home located close to Cannock Chase, an area of outstanding beauty. Presented to a high standard with delightful gardens, 3.5 acres of land or thereabouts with stabling & manege
- High specification accommodation throughout
- Reception hall, study , guest cloakroom
- Bespoke kitchen/breakfast room
- Three superb reception rooms
- Five double bedrooms & three bathrooms
- Garaging for four cars
- Mature gardens and grounds in 3.54 acres or thereabouts
- Stabling, tack room & all weather manege