Historic canal side property brought to market for the first time in 25 years
The Boatyard is an extremely rare find and is a particularly appealing house, especially to those who have an interest in the canal network or own and have an interest in Narrow Boats.
The house was originally the Blacksmiths cottage and has been owned by the current occupiers for over 25 years. The house is well known to those who travel on the Trent & Mersey Canal, not only for its wonderful position but its rare private dock, which is a restored historical feature. It is part of a group of late 18th century canalside buildings and former dock at Barlaston Boatyard. The site is included in the Trent & Mersey Canal Conservation area.
The Boatyard is a charming characterful property, which is immaculately presented. The house has wonderful warmth to it, flows very well and is the perfect family home which offers in plenty of natural light and has ample storage space. Many of the bespoke handmade fitted units are made from Ash and Oak which were made locally.
The front door opens into a hallway with a door to the left leading into an office with fitted oak units and a good sized desk. The kitchen is to the right of the hallway and has fitted units, granite worktops and a bench style seating and table. The Stanley gas fired stove is used for Cooking, Heating and Hot Water. There is a fabulous larder fridge fitted in the corner.
The superb drawing room may be accessed via the main hallway or via the rear hallway. There are large double glazed windows across the back of the room, allow in plenty of natural light and offer a fabulous view over the garden. There is a large inglenook fireplace with an Ecoboiler wood burner which also heats the whole of the house.
Adjoining the drawing room is the fabulous Green Oak garden room, which can be separated by built-in sliding doors. The garden room is a wonderful addition having only been replaced about five years ago and offers views over the garden and the canal. There are solar powered electric Velux windows, remote control built in blinds and doors leading out to the garden. The room offers a real lifestyle and there is ample room to seat at least twelve people, for dining. The garden room also provides access to the kitchen.
The utility room and boot room provides plenty of storage space with large bespoke Ash, handmade storage units. There is a door leading outside and a room off which has further storage and could serve as a pantry. There is also a separate WC.
On the first floor is a double bedroom which is double aspect and looks out over the canal. There are fitted wardrobes and a dressing table, built in. Also to the front of the house is a further double bedroom with built in wardrobes and dressing table, with a further bedroom adjoining.
To the rear of the house is the principal double bedroom with a dressing room off and clothes hanging space. There is a family bathroom with built in units and an airing cupboard which also accommodates the central connecting point (Dunsley Neutraliser) for the Stanley boiler, wood burner and Solar water panels on the south facing house roof. There is also a separate shower room with a vanity sink unit and WC.
To the front of the house is a York Stone paved parking area, overlooking the canal. To the side of the house, large double doors lead into what was the original smithy and is a covered area suitable for BBQ's or for hanging washing. A courtyard leads into the garage which offers a wonderful space with an extremely well organised workshop to the side. Stairs lead to a first floor which would be suitable as a home office, gym or games room. There is heating in the garage which means there could be potential for conversion to an annexe with the correct planning permission.
Off the garage a door leads to a fantastic steel framed insulated shed which has log storage, workshop area and roller shutter doors which provides access for vehicles from the lawn area, part of which has been reinforced to allow all weather access. The shed has 16 solar panels on its roof which produce electricity.
The private dock is situated to the front of the lawn area and has a mains water and electricity supply. It provides mooring for two Narrow Boats and is closed off by stop planks which are lifted by the crane.
The gardens are mostly laid to lawn with decorative lock gates in keeping with the canal theme.
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To the market for the first time in 25years! What a rare find. Particulary as it has your own private dock.Beccy Theodore-Jones