Lightoaks Hall is a stunning Georgian property occupying an imposing position within its 4 acre plot and enjoys superb views across Churnet Valley and over to Alton Castle.
Lightoaks Hall is a stunning Georgian property occupying an imposing position within its 4 acre plot and enjoys superb views across Churnet Valley and over to Alton Castle. The property was once owned by the Boulton family who were well known in the 1800s for their contribution to the English manufacturing and engineering industry. Believed to have been built in the 1820s, Lightoaks Hall still retains a wealth of period features to include decorative cornicing, carriage portico, lattice windows, high ceilings and original fireplaces. The property went through a large schedule of refurbishment works in 2016 and now offers a modern day living arrangement, finished to a high specification throughout to include Porcelanosa bathrooms and a spacious breakfast kitchen, also from the Porcelanosa range.
A set of wide stone steps lead from the carriage portico, up to the covered porch area and onto the impressive dual-aspect entrance hall with original wood flooring, cast iron radiator and open fireplace with an ornate timber surround. Ground floor WC and cloakroom positioned off to the entrance hall. Stained glass double doors lead from the entrance hall into an impressive reception hall displaying an original three storey staircase with views up to the galley landing and Georgian roof lantern. This reception area provides a pleasant, informal seating area, benefitting an inset log burner with marble surround and a sliding lattice glazed door to the south east elevation. This provides access to the delightful, fully glazed garden room boasting exceptional views across the garden and beyond.
Positioned to the east corner of the property, the striking breakfast kitchen is flooded with light via two bay windows and is fitted with Porcelanosa base and wall units with a large centrepiece chef's island and Krion work surfaces. Appliances within the kitchen include a Miele induction hob, pop-up extractor fan, lift-up power points, Miele dishwasher, two Miele ovens and an integrated fridge freezer. Leading off to the rear is a set of double doors which open through to the beautiful, Georgian orangery which provides a delightful summer room, taking full advantage of views across the garden and beyond. A set of spiral stairs lead down from the orangery to a fully operational plunge pool featuring the original Georgian tiles.
The fine sitting room, positioned to the south corner of the ground floor, displays a dual-aspect view via the two bay windows with original shutters and holds a full wall of original oak cupboards, shelving and dressing units. The grand, 33ft dining room sits adjacent to the sitting room, displaying an inglenook fireplace with inset log burner and an original marble fire surround.
A second set of stained glass double doors lead from the reception hall onto a lobby area and down to the extensive basement accommodation which is currently made up of two storage rooms, a laundry room, a wine store, a home office and a gym/cinema room.
The grand, original staircase ascends from the reception hall to a split level landing, giving access to a utility and the sixth bedroom, whilst the principal first floor landing leads onto a further four double bedrooms. The glorious, 800 sq ft master suite is positioned to the south corner, enjoying dual-aspect, unobstructed views across Cheadle Valley. The master suite incorporates a large bedroom area, a dressing room with a range of fitted wardrobes and shelving and a contemporary Porcelanosa en suite bathroom which is fitted with his and hers wash hand basins, a chrome heated towel rail and a walk-in shower enclosure. The three further bedrooms at first floor level are all of generous proportions and benefit their own bathrooms/shower rooms, accessed off their individual lobbies. Stairs to the second floor lead onto a fifth double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe off the second floor landing.
A sweeping gravel drive leads off Cheadle Road and onto the east aspect of Lightoaks Hall where there is ample hardstanding parking. The principal garden is positioned to the south east elevation which enjoys an abundance of mature trees, planting and shrubbery with a central gravel walkway to the end of the plot, bordered by two brick built feature ponds, whilst the remainder of the garden to this elevation is laid to lawn. There is a second recreational area to the south west aspect, whilst the hardstanding tennis court is accessible off the driveway.
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The scale of accommodation, stunning views and delightful setting makes Lightoaks Hall a rare find in the Staffordshire Moorlands.Luke Billson