Savills | Abbey Road, Wetley Rocks, Stoke-on-Trent, ST9 0AS | Property for sale
9,689 sq ft(900.14 sq m)
Guide price £750,000

Abbey RoadWetley Rocks, Stoke-on-Trent, ST9 0AS

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Important Grade II listed property with interesting architecture
  • Additional wing with potential as a leisure complex or additional accommodation
  • Good communication links
  • Set in around 4.5 acres
  • More land may be available separately

An exciting opportunity to acquire a gothic residence in need of major renovation.

About this property

  • Wetley Abbey is an attractive, stone built Grade II listed property in need of major renovation with an additional single storey wing offering the purchaser enormous opportunity, subject to the correct planning permissions.
    Retaining original features including fine plasterwork and regency coved ceilings, the current owners have started renovation works including re-roofing with Welsh slate and the replacement of windows (excluding the extended wing).
    The property requires further works to be restored to its former glory.
    The property dates back to the 1800's and is believed to have been designed by an understudy of the renowned architect, Augustus Pugin who famously designed Alton Towers.
    The Abbey was previously owned by George Mason of the famous pottery family who invented ‘Masons Ironstone China.'
    Situated up a long private road, Wetley Abbey is approached through wrought iron, listed gates via a private driveway which sweeps to reveal the impressive façade.
    The reception rooms include a galleried entrance hall with a vaulted ceiling, drawing room also known as ‘The Tudor Lounge' boasting tall windows, a decorative fireplace and decorative plaster work and an open plan dining and sitting room with an open fire with a decorative stone surround.
    The kitchen has a sizable utility off, door leading outside and access to the cellar.
    A great original feature on the ground floor a stunning vaulted corridor with a mint on tiled floor.
    There is a single story wing which is a later addition which lends itself to a number of development opportunities including extending the accommodation, creating a leisure complex or extensive garaging.
    The first floor briefly comprises a principle bedroom and three further bedrooms which require restoration. French doors open onto a roof terrace.

    In addition to the main house,there is a modernised chalet which includes an open plan living kitchen with a log burner and by folding doors to a terrace,two bedrooms and a bathroom with underfloor heating throughout.

    Wetley Abbey sits in a plot of around 4.3 acres of grounds and enjoys far reaching views.
    The driveway is flanked with mature trees and splits to provide access to an ample,gravel parking to the front of the property and additional parking at the rear.
    The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with established sycamore, pine and copper birch trees as well as a pond in the grounds and stream running along the border.

    The property is offered for sale by private treaty. All fixtures, fittings and garden statuary are specifically excluded unless otherwise mentioned in these sale particulars. The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether mentioned in these particulars or not. It should not be assumed that the property has the necessary planning, building regulations or other consents. Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. The Purchaser must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

    Brochure prepared July 2020
    Photographs taken July 2020

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A striking property offering a wealth of opportunity!

Tony Morris-EytonProperty agent

Local information

  • Approached up a quiet private road, Wetley Abbey stands in a rural and private position.
  • The property is situated just outside the village of Wetley Rocks which offers local amenities including a village shop, church, primary school and public house. A little further afield, the neighbouring villages of Hanley, Leek and Cheadle offering a wider selection shops, services and supermarkets.
  • Stoke-on-Trent is around eight miles distant and has an extensive range of high street shops, supermarkets, hospitals and universities. Stoke railway station offers a regular direct service to London Euston in under an hour and half.
  • There is good schooling available in the area in both the state and private sector including Endon and Leek High Schools, Edenhurst Preparatory, St Joseph's and Denstone College.
  • The house is well placed for commuting located six miles from the A50, providing easy access to the M6 and M1 providing links to all Midlands business centres, north to Manchester and south to Birmingham.
  • Regional international airports include Manchester, Birmingham and East Midlands.

Additional information

  • Directions: Directions: Take the A52 out of Stoke-on-Trent and continue for around four miles. Upon entering the village of Werrington turn left onto A520 towards Wetley Rocks. After approximately 0.3 miles,turn right onto a private road signed to Wetley Manor Care Home. Continue for around 0.2miles and the property is found on your right hand side.
  • EPC Exempt