Riverdale is located on the edge of the village of Colwich which lies on the edge of Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ideal for those with equestrian, walking or cycling interests. The neighbouring villages of Little Haywood and Great Haywood have a range of facilities including shops, post office, doctor's surgery, private dentist and chemist. There are two churches within the villages, both Church of England and Roman Catholic, with primary schools attached. There is a farm shop in Great Haywood and two canal side cafes, whilst nearby Shugborough Hall provides a place of interest for visitors. There is a range of excellent schooling available in the area including Lichfield Cathedral School, Stafford Grammar School, Smallwood Manor and Denstone College.
Riverdale is also well placed for the commuter. Direct services are available from Lichfield Trent Valley to London Euston, with a fastest scheduled journey time of 1hr 14 minutes. Direct services are also available from Lichfield Trent Valley and Lichfield City to Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham. The M6 Toll, M6, A5 and A38 are also within easy reach.
Built in 1893, Riverdale is the epitome of Victorian splendour. Constructed of mellow red brick under a tiled roof, it encases some very attractive brickwork and wonderful high chimney stacks. Inside, the rooms are well proportioned with high ceilings and large windows which show case the wonderful views of the beautiful garden and Cannock Chase beyond.
High electronically operated gates within fine brick pillars lead into the driveway, which has plenty of parking for several vehicles. An entrance door opens into the impressive reception hall where the ground floor accommodation connects from the hallway. Riverdale has the benefit of four reception rooms to include a dining room, drawing room, snug, and a large study. The dining room features a delightful fireplace, with French doors providing access to the rear garden, whilst the large sitting room features a splendid marble fireplace with views of the garden through a bay window. The study is a pleasant room, and again features a splendid bay window overlooking the garden. The snug features a timber fireplace and leads through to the garden room which provides access to the rear garden. The breakfast room leads through to the kitchen. The kitchen offers fitted cabinetry with an AGA cooker. A laundry room is conveniently situated off the kitchen, whilst a useful walk in larder is to the far corner. There is also a guest cloakroom situated off the reception hall.
Located in the hall, the staircase rises to a spacious landing area. Doors lead off to the four double bedrooms all having fitted wardrobes and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and gardens. The master bedroom offers a well-appointed en suite bathroom with breath taking views of Cannock Chase, whilst a fifth single bedroom is also located on the first floor. An adjoining dressing room is situated off bedroom 4 and also has the benefit of built in wardrobes and cupboards. A small landing area has an airing cupboard and further cupboard storage.
A family bathroom offers a fitted suite along with a separate bath and shower enclosure.
Gardens and grounds
The property is approached through electronically controlled gates providing access to the driveway. The double garage with useful first floor space, is located to the front aspect with mature trees and hedging providing the boundary creating a secluded and private situation. Following on from the driveway, a gravelled path leads to the extensive, beautifully planted and maintained rear garden. It is filled with a wealth of mature trees, evergreens and shrubs providing lots of interest, and is laid to lawn. Gravel paths continue, leading to the kitchen garden, with a patio area to sit and enjoy the views of the beautifully maintained garden. A range of garden stores and greenhouses also feature within the garden along with a boot room, toilet, kennel, workshop, and a spacious garage with ample space for cars. The garage has an upstairs office / games room and 3x loft space storage areas.
House For SaleRiverdale, Main Road, Colwich, Stafford, Staffordshire
Offers in Excess of £800,000 Sold
Selling with no upward chain, a beautiful and delightful Victorian detached property with spacious accommodation and wonderful mature gardens within the village of Colwich.
- Wonderful detached period residence
- Five reception rooms & garden room
- Six bedrooms & two bathrooms
- Interesting & splendid period features
- Mature & well established gardens & grounds