Salt Heath is just to the north-east of the county town of Stafford which offers a wide range of facilities including a selection of supermarkets, shops, library, theatre, leisure centre and a cinema. Salt village itself offers a delightful country pub, The Hollybush at Salt, which is within walking distance of Keepers Cottage. The larger centre of Weston 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. Keepers Cottage 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.
Overlooking the quintessential Sandon estate, Keepers Cottage is the epitome of a period home with a contemporary twist. Originally constructed as a game keepers cottage in 1870, the property has undergone a total refurbishment and extension to create the luxurious country residence that stands today. The property was totally refurbished between 2016 and 2019, with exceptional features installed such as floor to ceiling bi fold doors, hand painted kitchen cabinetry and under floor heating.
A wide front door opens to a galleried entrance hallway with doorway leading to a sitting room with exceptional views and a wood burning stove. An opening leads through to the outstanding open plan living space, which offers floor to ceiling bi-folding doors opening out onto the south facing terrace as well as exposed brickwork. The space is thoughtfully split into separate sitting and dining spaces which create two ‘rooms’. The open plan living space leads onto the vast hand made two tone kitchen with hand painted cabinetry set beneath quartz worksurfaces, with a range of integrated appliances whilst the exposed brickwork continues. At the opposite end of the kitchen is a further living area, whilst there is also a spacious office with fitted cupboards and exceptional views. A garden room is accessed off the kitchen and features a drop down cinema screen as well as bi-fold doors to the terrace, with the ancillary accommodation including a utility and guest WC leading off from the garden room.
The staircases rises from the entrance hallway to a bright landing which provides access to all the bedroom accommodation. There are two large guest suites, one with dressing room and both with en-suite. Both suites benefit from floor to ceiling gable glazing which offer outstanding views of Keepers Cottage surroundings. A further bedroom is located off the landing which enjoys pleasant views across the front aspect, with the breath taking master suite located at the end of the landing. The master suite offers three separate areas; the bedroom area has floor to ceiling gable glazing with views across the Staffordshire countrywide, whilst there is a dressing area and large en-suite shower room.
The approach to Keepers Cottage is quite enchanting, along a 1.5 mile track with no neighbours to be seen. The circa 14.5 acre plot is divided into three areas, with approximately 1 acre of garden surrounding the house itself. The garden space includes a large south facing terrace, a large gravelled driveway and a variety of grassed areas whilst there is also a jumping arena for this interested in equestrian pursuits. There is a further 3,5 acres of paddock land, and the balance of the total plot comprises extensive woodland which creates a unique setting for this stunning home.
Access to the propety is via Brick Kiln Lane off Within Lane, Hopton and NOT via Salt village.
There are shooting rights and access arrangements that effect the property. Please contact the selling agent for further information.
House For SaleKeepers Cottage, Salt Heath, Salt, Stafford
Offers Over £1,850,000
An exceptional 4 bedroom country residence that is the epitome of a blend between period and contemporary set in c. 14 acres in an outstanding location in Salt Heath.
- Entrance hall, sitting Room
- Office, lounge diner
- Family area, kitchen
- Garden Room, utility
- Guest WC, master suite with dressing area / en suite
- Three further bedrooms and two bathrooms
- Vast rear terrace & gardens
- Paddocks, woodland
- Jumping arena
- 14.5 acres all in all