Windy Arbour is situated high above the popular village of Denstone. The property has stunning panoramic views over the surrounding countryside including the Weaver Hills.
There is a excellent walking in the area and just 3.5 miles to the north is Alton Towers. Ashbourne is known as the gateway to the Peak District which provides further opportunities for walking, riding and cycling amongst other activities.
The village of Denstone is well known for Denstone College,
founded by Sir Thomas Heywood in 1873, and the JCB
Headquarters. Within the village is a pub, tennis club, primary school and church. There is also a farm shop and cafe.
The property is well placed for access to the regional road network with the A50 being within easy reach (5 miles to the
south) and providing a link to the M42, M1 and M6. Train services run to London from Stoke on Trent, Derby, Lichfield, Burton upon Trent and Birmingham International, East Midlands Airport is just 34 miles distant.
Independent schools in the area include Denstone College, Abbotsholme School, Lichfield Cathedral School, Foremarke Hall, Repton School, Smallwood Manor and Abbots Bromley School.
Windy Arbour is a spacious farmhouse offering excellent family accommodation. The property has previously been run as a successful farmhouse Bed and Breakfast business. Two barns were converted in the yard to form Bouquet Cottage, Peacock Cottage and these provide self-catering accommodation.
It is thought Windy Arbour dates back to the mid 1800’s when it was possibly two cottages. It is now an attractive farmhouse built of mellow red brick with some rendered elevations under a tile roof. The immediate buildings around the house are built of similar materials.
The front door opens to an entrance lobby which in turn leads to the reception hall located at the centre of the house. Off the entrance lobby is the utility/laundry room and a cloakroom.
To the left of the hall is the kitchen/breakfast room which is
fitted with a range of base and wall cupboards and has a walk-in shelved larder. Fitted appliances include a Hotpoint double oven, New World 4-ring gas hob, sink unit and Worcester boiler. There is also space for a range cooker.
To the right of the hall are the sitting room and drawing
room. The sitting room, has been used both as a sitting room
for Bed and Breakfast guests and as a dining room for the
farmhouse. The drawing room is at the far end of the house
and has a fireplace with a multi-fuel burner.
Beyond the reception hall is the conservatory. This space makes an ideal sitting area and can also be used as the breakfast room for guests and can seat over 20 covers at several tables. Two sets of French doors open to the gardens.
On the first floor of the main house are five double bedrooms
which include the master bedroom complete with fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom comprising an air bath with shower over, basin and wc.
There are four further bedrooms, three of which have an en
suite shower room, and the family bathroom which has a bath, shower cubicle, basin and wc.
Accessed via the conservatory is the annexe, also known as Dove Cottage. The annexe was originally added to the house for a dependent relative. It comprises a living room with kitchen facilities, double bedroom and shower room. Tiled floor throughout.
Peacock Cottage is a two storey barn conversion. On the ground floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The first floor is an open plan living area with kitchen facilities Comprising; base and wall cupboards, sink unit, space for a fridge and cooker. There is also a shower room on the first floor and a ladder rises to a mezzanine area.
Bouquet Cottage is a single storey building with an open plan living/bedroom area with kitchen facilities including base and wall cupboards, sink unit, space for fridge and cooker. There is a wet room and a ladder up to a mezzanine area.
Grounds and gardens
The house is approached over a long gravelled driveway. The gardens lie to the east of the house with magnificent views over the countryside. There are various interesting areas to sit and the garden has been well planted with mature trees and shrubs along with flowerbeds. There is also a kitchen garden area.
We have been informed by the current owners that the farm buildings located to the west of the house may be available to purchase. Please contact the agents for further details.
House For SaleWindy Arbour, Hollis Lane, Denstone, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14
Asking price £725,000
A wonderfully positioned farmhouse with an annexe and additional self catering accommodation on the outskirts of Denstone.
- Wonderfully positioned with outstanding views
- Opportunity to run the property as a business or use as a family home
- 2 reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms, 5 bath/shower rooms
- 1 bedroom annexe attached to the house
- 2 self-catering holiday cottages
- Delightful gardens with views