House For Sale

Arden House Farm, Marston Lane, Marston, Stafford

Guide price £1,595,000


A substantial and refurbished 1911 farmhouse, together with triple garage block, two stable blocks, menage and 9.29 acres. Selling with no chain.

  • Refurbished farmhouse, surrounded by a feature moat
  • Entrance hall, living room & half crescent garden room
  • Stunning Clive Christian kitchen with glazed gable wall
  • Four bedrooms, master with en-suite & family bathroom
  • Triple garage block with open plan room above
  • Stabling, menage, gardens, lake & paddocks totalling 9.29 acres.



Situation
Marston is a pretty, rural village just to the north-east of the county town of Stafford and within close proximity to a number of village centres including Weston which is just a short drive away, with a plethora of local amenities including a village shop, two public houses, active village hall and luxury hotel with restaurant. There is good access from the property to all major road networks including the M6 motorway at junctions 13 and 14. Stafford inter-city mainline railway station allows a fast commute into London and other major cities. Stafford itself offers a range of amenities inline with that of a large county town, including numerous eateries and hospitality venues, a notable theatre, a range of shopping facilities comprising national and international brands as well as a traditional, historic high street. Arden House Farm is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with many recreational areas including nearby Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to an abundance of wildlife. Comprising forest woodland and parkland, Cannock Chase offers excellent walking, riding and cycling opportunities.


There is also a range of excellent independent schooling within the area including Stafford Grammar School, Yarlet School, Newcastle-under-Lyme School and Denstone College as well as highly regarded primary and secondary state schools.


Description
Set in a stunning, peaceful location yet close to all the conveniences of today, Arden House Farm is a refurbished and extended period home, completed to exacting standards. The house benefits from a blend of period features as well as bespoke modern installations including a Clive Christian kitchen, internal and external speaker system, ornamental outside lighting and outstanding ancillary accommodation including triple garage block, stabling and menage.


A block paved bridge passes over the moat to the entrance door, which opens to a large rear hallway, providing a spacious entrance. A door continues onto the stunning breakfast kitchen. Fitted with a range of Clive Christian wall and floor bespoke cabinetry set under a granite work surface, the kitchen is a bright family space with full heigh glass gable to one wall. There are a range of Neff integrated appliances including double oven with grill function, dishwasher, washing machine as well as LG American fridge freezer and Brittania range style oven. The glazed gable offers lovely views across the gardens, whilst a further doorway leads onto the half crescent shaped garden room with numerous windows and door to the garden. The garden room is an excellent entertaining space, and can be used flexibly to accommodate an incoming purchasers needs. Double doors lead off from the garden room to the vast living room, which is a superb size. The living room offers a plethora of period features including a feature Adams fireplace, deep skirting boards and coving, as well as dado rail and half panelling. The living room leads to the original entrance hall, which provides access to the spacious dual aspect snug, with inglenook fireplace with open fire. The entrance hall offers access to the first floor via a hand painted staircase, which matches the hand painted fireplace.


The landing area is filled with light, and offers access to all bedroom accommodation. The half panelled master suite is off the end of the landing and runs from one side of the house to the other. There is stunning views across the adjoining paddocks via two large windows, whilst there is also a range of fitted and hand painted wardrobes. A door leads to the large en-suite bathroom, with jacuzzi bath. There are a further three double bedrooms, all with hand painted fitted wardrobes and exceptional vistas across the surrounding Staffordshire countryside. A large family bathroom with shower over bath completes the first floor accommodation.


Outside
Approached via a pair of electric wrought iron gates, a block paved driveway snakes through the garden plot and opens to a large driveway, with access to the brick built triple garage block. The garage block comprises three large single garages whilst a side access door opens to a hallway with stairs to the first floor, and a full kitchen with a range of appliances including oven and hob, fridge freezer, washing machine and microwave. The first floor accommodation is open plan and currently set up as an office space but could suit a variety of alternate uses, such as an annex, subject to the necessary consents. To the rear of the garage block is a further brick built store, which is currently used as a chicken shed.


The garden plot wraps around the house and garages, with a large pond to one side and manicured lawns to the other. The feature moat surrounds the property, whilst there is an array of outdoor lighting making for a wonderful scene in the darker hours.


The paddocks and stabling can be accessed via the garden as well as off Marston Lane, via individual accesses. The land is split across either side of Marston Lane, with a stable block either side, both with power and water. The stabling comprises eight loose boxes, two tack rooms and an open hay barn. Directly adjacent to the stable block closest to the house is a floodlit menage, whilst at the opposite end of the paddock is a large lake. All in all, the plot totals 9.29 acres making this an ideal equestrian property.


Planning
There is extant planning for both a detached swimming pool and helipad in one of the paddocks. Please contact the selling agent for further information.


Part Exchange
Our client would give consideration to a part exchange. Please speak to the selling agent for further information.

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