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Newfield Green Farm, Marchington Woodlands, Marchington, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Guide price £1,500,000 Sold

An exceptional country house in a superb rural setting, with a cottage, swimming pool complex, outbuildings and grazing land, extending to about 34.6 acres in all.

  • 3 reception rooms, kitchen, conservatory, snug, utility room, study
  • Function room/gym/games room, and cellar
  • Master bedroom with contemporary bathroom suite
  • En suite guest room, contemporary family bathroom and 2 further bedrooms
  • 2 versatile attic rooms, music room
  • Swimming pool complex
  • Outbuildings including workshop, stores, and steel portal framed barn
  • Cottage accommodation includes a living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom
  • Gardens, paddock/grazing land extending to about 34.6 acres (14 ha)

Newfield Green Farm is situated in wonderful countryside in a popular corner of east Staffordshire, just a few miles south of the
Derbyshire border. The western boundary of the National Forest is very close by, which provides ample opportunity for walking, cycling and horse-riding. Nearby Marchington has a school, two churches and two pubs, with other nearby villages providing a range of shops and services. Uttoxeter, some 3 miles away, offers a great range of amenities including a Waitrose. Tutbury also offers a good range of amenities, services and shopping. The charming market town of Ashbourne is approximately 16 away and marks the gateway
to the Peak District.

There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area including Denstone College, Abbotsholme, Repton and Abbots Bromley School for Girls. Communications links in the area are very good. The A50, about 5 miles away, provides a rapid link west to the M6 and east to the A38, the M42 and the M1. Nottingham East Midlands Airport is 28 miles away. There are railway stations at both Uttoxeter and Tutbury.

Newfield Green Farm is believed to date back to the late 1700s and it is understood that extensive additions were made in the 1850s when the house was more than doubled in size and the barns and outbuildings were sympathetically added with
complementary mellow brick elevations beneath pitched tiled roofs. The house now presents characterful and beautifully proportioned family accommodation arranged over three floors. There are some lovely exposed beams, attractive fireplaces and hardwood double glazed windows throughout. Beautiful local Hopton Wood Stone has been used for flooring in the hall, kitchen and conservatory. There is extensive use of Oak in architraves, doors and the staircase. The house has a range of exposed structural timbers, both original and reclaimed.

A heavy timber front door opens into a reception hall with a wonderful Hopton Wood Stone floor. Oak doors open to the formal reception rooms including a very well-proportioned sitting room of 22'3" x 15'10", with an access hatch leading down into the wine cellar, and an attractive open fireplace with stone surround. This room also benefits from an outlook to the west across a courtyard and adjoining grassland towards Bagots Forest. The dining room is located close to the kitchen and has double doors leading into the superb conservatory, constructed by Rutland County Conservatories. This delightful structure is perfectly located on the corner of the house to gain the benefit of south east and westerly aspects. This room acts as both a further reception room as well an extension to the dining room,
and has underfloor heating making it an ideal space for entertainment throughout all seasons.

The kitchen benefits from exposed ceiling timbers, an Alpha range cooker with electric companion unit set into a re-designed inglenook fireplace formed with a heavy bressumer. There is a good range of oak wall and floor mounted units with granite tops. Accessed off the kitchen is a snug with a fireplace housing a Clearview woodburner and the Hopton Wood Stone floor has underfloor heating. This room provides potential to be incorporated into the kitchen to provide an open plan living-dining kitchen if required.

Adjacent to the kitchen, the inner hallway provides access to the terrace on the east side of the house and also to the study, a WC, and a utility room. This hall also leads to a large function room/games room extending to about 32'11" 13'8". This room
offers scope to be put to a variety of uses including additional residential accommodation or home office space; it has previously been used as a function room for weddings held at Newfield Green Farm.

On the first floor, there is a generous master bedroom with contemporary bathroom suite, an en suite guest room, a contemporary family bathroom and two further bedrooms. There are three good attic rooms which are currently utilised as two
bedrooms and a music room.

Gardens, grounds and pasture
Newfield Green Farm is approached via a long driveway sweeping through the grounds and gardens towards a most attractive courtyard which is formed by the house and its range of converted traditional farm buildings. The gardens are contained by well-maintained hedges and there are some lovely mature trees. To the west of the drive, a wildflower meadow has been created and a small productive orchard. To the south of the house is a raised garden behind dwarf brick walls with perimeter flower beds around a lawn. Within this area of the garden there is a large cedar wood framed greenhouse with an electricity supply. A gate leads through to a woodland walk. Steps from the raised lawn lead down to flagstone terraces edging the courtyard. There is a generous sheltered south facing sun terrace adjacent to the conservatory, perfect for alfresco dining. To the east of the house is a timber decked terrace with beautiful views.

Outbuildings, swimming pool and cottage
The traditional brick and tiled barns at Newfield Green Farm have been converted to create flexible areas providing excellent additional ancillary accommodation and wonderful leisure areas.
Nearest to the house, and accessed from a covered arch which links the house to the converted barns is a shower / wet room, a utility room and a WC. Stairs rise to the first floor which has space for a sauna. Beyond the shower / wet room is the cleverly designed indoor swimming pool which features exposed brickwork, arched double glazed windows and four splendid
exposed roof trusses. The generously proportioned pool is fully tiled and has an electrically operated retractable cover. The raised walkway alongside the pool cleverly conceals a service passageway beneath for ease of maintenance. At one end of the pool room is a plant room, whilst at the other end there is a changing room, shower and WC. Adjoining the western end of the pool is a good size ground floor hall with a staircase rising to a
multi-use first floor room which has a large picture window overlooking the swimming pool. The room has been fitted with a kitchenette but would be ideal as a studio or gymnasium.

The converted barns are completed by an excellent self-contained cottage, ideal for guests, dependent relatives or for use as a holiday let. The cottage extends to about 1,206 sq ft (gross
internal area) and has a well fitted kitchen, a large living room with French doors providing excellent views to the west and access onto an adjoining terrace. A cloakroom/ WC and staircase hall
complete the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor are two double bedrooms and a bathroom.

Set slightly away from the cottage is a shepherd's hut which may be available by separate negotiation. This building offers an open plan living and bedroom space with a shower room and there are lovely views across the property's grassland. The hut is connected to water, electricity and drainage.

To the rear of the traditional buildings, and accessed through either the covered arch from the courtyard or from a track on the north side of the barns, is an attached multi-purpose steel portal
framed barns with timber clad elevations. This arrangement provides extensive covered space ideal for use as a workshop, machinery store, and general storage space, or alternatively it could be partitioned to provide good quality stabling, all of which could be accessed under cover from the house.

To the north and west of the buildings are approximately 31.91 acres of well-maintained grazing land including a pond and small areas of woodland. This land is divided into eight enclosures and provides grazing for stock or land for hay or haylage to support an equestrian use of the property, or a rental income. The combination of a spacious period house, a range of outbuildings with ancillary accommodation, a swimming pool, scope for stabling, and land, all set within a delightful rural setting ensures that Newfield Green Farm offers broad appeal to buyers looking for a superb family home, those looking to have an
equestrian property, or those looking to generate an income from let accommodation and functions such as weddings (subject to any necessary consents).

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