Immaculately presented, stylish Grade II Listed 4 storey town house.
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In the 13th century, a group of families settled on some land between Burton Manor and Stafford and created a hamlet around a green called Rowlowe (rough land). In 1529 a tenant of Rowlowe called Thomas Stanford was elected MP for Stafford and over a period of years the Stanfords began to acquire all of the land and the hamlet that was now known as Rowley.
After leasing Stafford Castle for a number of years from Lord Stafford, Thomas Stanford built Rowley Hall and by the mid-16th century the Rowley Estate ran from Forebridge Green to Rising Brook and as far as what is now Friars Terrace.
In 1808, the Rowley Hall Estate was auctioned at The Swan Hotel and bought by a prominent solicitor, William Keen, who demolished the old, dilapidated hall and built a new Regency style hall in its place. He bought back land and established grand, landscaped gardens before he died suddenly from a riding accident.
The estate was inherited by his brother and in turn his son in law, Robert Hand, who needed capital if he was to continue to develop the estate. Unable to attain a good price through auction, he devised a plan to continue living in the hall by dividing the estate into small plots, selling it to his own development company and then raising capital by selling shares in the company.
In 1867 the Staffordshire Land and Building and Improvement Company Ltd, started building in Rowley Park with local shareholders as diverse as Michael Bass (the Burton brewer), Maria Butler (a laundry maid at Tixall Hall) and many Stafford businessmen.
8 Lawn Road is immaculately presented and has been tastefully designed by the current owners. High ceilings and period features offer a grand but sophisticated living space which has been thoughtfully spread out over four floors.
The practical living area is situated on the lower ground floor which has a beautiful kitchen breakfast with 5 door Aga, American fridge freezer, Bosch integrated dishwasher and doors leading out to a walled garden with seating area and garden store. A door leads back into the lower ground floor via the garden room and bar area. There is a dining room along with a utility, WC and boot room and a separate access leading to the front of the property.
Just off the entrance hall is the elegant drawing room with grand proportions. There is a gas fire and a large bay sash window overlooking the private gardens to the front of the property. The sitting room is next door which has a Jetmaster open fire and two sets of French windows which open out onto steps leading down onto the rear garden.
The first floor has three large double bedrooms, which includes the elegant Master bedroom, overlooking the private gardens, along with a family bathroom. The second floor mirrors the first and also has three large double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The rear garden at 8 Lawn Road has been landscape architect designed to offer all year round colour with specific species of plants. High walls offer a wonderful sun trap during the summer months but with privacy.
There is a lawn area with a water feature, gravel path, a seating area and a brick store. A gate leads out onto a rear lane which is securely gated at either end. The garage is situated here along with a parking area.
There is approximately ¾ of an acre situated behind the property which may be available by separate negotiation. There is a covenant preventing it from residential use.
The property is on a Private road with parking restricted to residents only.
Management Charge: £150 per annum
Please note - all properties within Rowley Park Estate are covered by a restrictive covenant preventing a change of use from residential to commercial premises.
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Pure elegance and styleTony Morris-Eyton