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The Highwood, 60, Highwood Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Asking price £925,000


A substantial Victorian family home with splendid architecture, set in 0.77 acres on the edge of the town of Uttoxeter.

  • Grand reception hall
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Open plan living dining kitchen
  • Garden room
  • Utility/boot room
  • Guest cloakroom
  • Master suite with dressing room and en suite
  • 4 further double bedrooms, one with en suite
  • Family bathroom
  • Extensive mature gardens



Situation


The Highwood occupies an elevated position at the top of Highwood Road and is ideally situated on the edge of the market town of Uttoxeter, offering a range of supermarkets, shops, leisure and dining facilities as well as a cinema, bowling alley, ice rink and the popular Uttoxeter race course. Alton Towers is located just 11 miles away, whilst golf is available at both the at Uttoxeter Golf Club and also Manor Golf Club in Kingstone. The Highwood is located virtually equidistant from the Peak District and Cannock Chase both of which are ideal for those with equestrian, walking or cycling interests.


The Highwood is well placed for access to the regional road network with the A50 being within easy reach and providing a link to the M42 (via the A38), M1 and M6. Train services run from Crewe to Newark, via Uttoxeter, with connections to the north and south via Derby and Stoke-on-Trent. Derby provides onward connections to Nottingham and Birmingham, as well as London St Pancras which benefits from Eurostar services. Stoke-on-Trent offers efficient access to London Euston in approximately an hour and a half. There is easy access to Manchester, Birmingham and East Midlands airport, all of which are within around an hours drive.


There is an excellent range of schooling nearby including Denstone College, Repton School, Abbotsholme School, the JCB Academy, and Thomas Alleyne’s School in Uttoxeter.


Description


The Highwood is an imposing Victorian residence of brick construction which is believed to date back to 1876 and has been extended more recently. The property is set back from the road behind a low brick wall and is further screened by trees fronting Highwood Road.


Internally, the principal rooms are of grand proportions, having high ceilings and deep skirting boards. This charming home offers an opportunity for modern living in a period property retaining a wealth of period architecture and features including period fireplaces and stained glass windows, to name but a few.


Accommodation


To the front of the property, double doors open into a porch where an original half glazed wooden door with ornate stained-glass windows above provides access into a fantastic reception hall.


A superb feature of this home, the substantial reception/dining hall provides a grand entrance to The Highwood with parquet flooring, wooden panelling, wide arches and picture rails, and stairs rising to the first floor. There is a seating area with log burner and ornate wooden surround, whilst double doors with pretty oval windows give access to the charming drawing room with panel moulding, picture rails and open fire. To the east of the home, there is a spacious sitting room with large bay window and views out to the garden, and an expansive study with gas fire. Off the reception hall, a hallway gives access to a secondary staircase which offers a useful separate first floor access, storage cupboard and guest WC.


The west of the property has been extended to provide an expansive living dining kitchen with French doors providing access to the terrace. The contemporary kitchen has a generous range of gloss base and wall units, and full integrated appliances including fridge freezer, dishwasher, single and combination ovens and a six-ring gas hob. Off the living kitchen there is a delightful garden room with Minton tile flooring, whilst a utility/boot room provides a useful secondary access to the property.


To the first floor, there are five bedrooms including the expansive master suite with large dual aspect windows, open fire and en-suite shower room with adjacent dressing room. There is a well-appointed family bathroom with roll-top bath and separate walk-in shower. To the west side of the house, a spacious guest suite with decorative pillars incorporates an open en-suite and enjoys far reaching views.


Outside


The Highwood is accessed via a gated driveway which offers ample parking for several cars. There are well stocked borders to the front of the property and a gravel path leads to the rear, whilst extensive landscaped gardens wrap around three sides of the property. The lawns are edged with a variety of mature specimen trees and shrubs. A terrace extends the rear of the property, and to the west a further terrace provides space for outdoor seating and dining.

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