Top House Farm is situated within the village of Dodsleigh, located 6.2 miles to the market town of Uttoxeter. The town of Uttoxeter offers a range of supermarkets, shops, leisure and dining facilities as well as a cinema, bowling alley, ice rink and the popular Uttoxeter race course. Golf is available at both the Manor Golf Club in Kingstone and at Uttoxeter Golf Club.
Top House Farm 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, Stafford 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 for Girls, Smallwood Manor preparatory school, JCB Academy, Leigh Primary school, Thomas Alleynes School in Uttoxeter and Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle. Leigh All Saints Church offers regular worship whilst Leigh Village Hall serves the local community as a venue for rural events and can be hired for private use. Two popular village pubs are also situated a short distance away, in the neighbouring villages of Withington Leigh and Church Leigh.
Top House Farm is a charming and spacious detached farmhouse believed to date back to 1862. The property stands within 4.23 acres of delightful garden and grounds, enjoying countryside views. An entrance door leads to the spacious reception hall with the drawing room/library, dining room, kitchen/breakfast, and guest cloakroom located off to the right.
The drawing room/library is a larger than average light filled room, with French doors providing access to the rear porch which leads out to the garden and features a fire place with an open fire. The library follows on and features floor length windows allowing the light to stream in. Leading on the dining room is a pleasant room and enjoys views of the surrounding countryside, whilst featuring a splendid ingle nook fireplace with a brick-built surround and solid oak floors. The kitchen with views of the cottage garden, offers fitted cabinetry with integrated fridge/freezer and AGA. Leading on, the utility room has plenty of cabinets with space and plumbing for appliances. A door provides access to the courtyard. Located next to the kitchen, the cosy sitting room overlooks the rear garden, and features a brick fireplace with log burning stove and has solid oak floors. A door leads to the outside.
Located in the reception hall a sweeping staircase rises to a spacious galleried landing. Doors lead off to the five double 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 bathroom. Comprising; a modern suite to include a separate bath and shower enclosure. The second and third bedrooms also has
en-suite shower rooms, whilst the remaining bedrooms are served by a Jack & Jill bathroom.
Grounds and gardens
The property is approached through a gated entrance giving access to the driveway and courtyard which provides ample parking. The two-storey brick barn with power and water, is located adjacent to the property and offers plenty of potential for refurbishment subject to planning consent. Following on through a gateway, a paved area can be located to the rear aspect with the garden being laid mainly to lawn. Following on, paving leads to the beautifully planted and maintained cottage garden filled with a wealth of mature trees, evergreens and shrubs providing lots of interest. A small brick out building is situated in the far corner of the garden, whilst a gate provides access to the front and driveway.
House For SaleTop House Farm, Lees Lane, Dodsleigh, Leigh, Staffordshire
Offers in the Region of £850,000 Sold
Selling with no upward chain a spacious 5 bedroom & 4 bathroom country house in a delightful rural setting of 4.2 acres or thereabouts with special countryside views.
- Welcoming reception room & guest cloakroom
- Large drawing room & library
- Dining room with inglenook fireplace
- Cosy sitting room
- Large kitchen/breakfast room & utility
- Five double bedrooms
- Four bathrooms
- Large brick barn
- Gardens & grounds
- Village location