Salt 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 The Old Vicarage. 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. The Old Vicarage 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.
Noted by Pevsner in his infamous Buildings of England, The Old Vicarage is nestled within the pretty and highly desirable village of Salt. Constructed in 1842 and paid for by Viscount Ingestre (the 18th Earl of Shrewsbury), The Old Vicarage sits adjacent to St James the Great Anglican church which incorporates architectural features by revered architect Augustus Pugin, famous for his Gothic Revival style of architecture. Pevsner notes features of The Old Vicarage that remain today, including the intricate fretwork and gabled elevations with sandstone features, whilst the tall chimneys and fish scale roof add to the character aesthetic. The Old Vicarage is now a delightful family home, which retains a plethora of character features internally including deep skirting boards, picture rails, coving, Minton tiles and panelled doors. The house has been extended and modified over the years to create a large, versatile home which makes the most of the idyllic setting and large gardens that surround the house itself.
Entering via a wide entrance door, a porch opens to the large entrance hall, via the original stained glass front door, which incorporates stunning original Minton tiles, archway, deep skirting boards and ceiling coving. The entrance hall offers access to all of the principal reception rooms, including the delightful dual aspect drawing room with bay window, complete with original shutters, and wood burner. The drawing room is an excellent formal entertaining space and leads on to the P shaped conservatory which benefits from access to the rear terrace and gardens.
The formal dining room is also accessed from the entrance hall, and offers another superb dual aspect space, ideal for entertaining, and complete with fireplace, original shutters, picture rail and coving. Adjacent to the dining room is a large, bright sitting room with bay window and fireplace, which enjoys views across the gardens. Across the entrance hall from the sitting room is the handy study, with original shutters and fireplace. A door leads off the entrance hall to the rear hallway, which offers access to the cloakroom, guest WC and cellar. The kitchen can also be found off the rear hall, and incorporates a range of wall and floor cabinetry, set under a work surface. A powder blue Aga provides an excellent focal point, whilst there is a very useful pantry to the opposite side.
The first floor landing is a bright space and provides access to all bedroom accommodation, which benefit from high semivaulted ceilings and garden views. The master bedroom is a well proportioned double bedroom, with en suite shower room off, whilst there are a further three bedrooms all of which over look the garden. The first floor accommodation is completed with a vast family bathroom, with shower over bath.
A highly flexible space that could be integrated back into the main house if required, The Cottage currently offers separate annex accommodation which is ideal for multi generational living. Accessible from either the rear hall or externally, The Cottage benefits from a kitchen with fitted cabinetry and guest WC on the ground floor, whilst a set of stairs rise to the first floor which offers a living room and exceptional vaulted bedroom with exposed beams and a vast en suite with roll top bath and separate shower.
Attached to the house itself are a range of outbuildings including a garage, potting shed and coal store. The outbuildings are accessible from both the front and rear of the house.
Double gates open to a large driveway with parking for several vehicles. The driveway continues along the front of the house and narrows to a wide pathway which runs around the side and rear of the house. The pathway leads to a large terrace with covered seating area. There is also a useful courtyard area to the other side of the house, which provides access to The Annex and outbuildings. The remainder of the plot is laid to lawn, and offers excellent views of the surrounding countryside. The gardens and grounds extend to a total of 0.59 acres all in all.
Mains water, electricity and drainage are believed to be connected to the property. Oil fired central heating. Stafford Borough Council, band H.
We understand that the current broadband download speed at the property is around 413 download speed and 109 upload, however please note that results will vary depending on the time a speed test is carried out. The estimated fastest download speed currently achievable for the property postcode area is around 330 Mbps (data taken from checker.ofcom.org.uk on 04/05/2022). Actual service availability at the property or speeds received may be different.
None of the services, appliances, heating installations, broadband, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested by the selling agents.
House For SaleThe Old Vicarage, Salt Road, Salt, Stafford, Staffordshire
Guide price £1,250,000
A most attractive former Parsonage dating from 1842 and mentioned by Pevsner, with attached annexe and set within grounds extending to about 0.59 acres within the idyllic village of Salt.
- Delightful period home offering drawing room, dining room and sitting room as well as conservatory and study
- Kitchen breakfast room with spacious pantry off
- Four double bedrooms to the first floor (one with en-suite)
- Attached annex with kitchen, living room and vaulted bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Attached outbuildings including garage and coal store
- Extensive garden plot, amounting to 0.59 acres all in all