A beautiful Georgian property in a desirable Staffordshire village.
Thought to have been originally built in the 1600s, The Old Parsonage is a beautiful Grade II listed property that holds a prime position on Main Street enjoying a pleasant outlook over St James' Church. Having spent time serving as a home to the Church parson, as a village post office and a hardware store, the signage of which is still visible; the house has been sympathetically enlarged and refurbished over the years retaining wonderful period features presenting modern-day family living over three floors.
The house is entered via a pilaster doorway with a decorative fanlight over into the reception hall which boasts oak flooring, a window with working shutters and seat and an open fire place with exposed bricks. This leads to the inner hall from where the main reception rooms flow and the Georgian staircase rises to the first floor.
The drawing room is on two levels with Wiltshire flooring, an attractive fireplace with marble surround and twin panelled windows overlooking the front elevation. The sitting room has oak flooring, a wood burning stove set within a brick hearth and features a carved mantle from an original church pew and leads into the orangery.
The open plan living kitchen forms the heart of the house with a bespoke kitchen boasting handmade units surmounted with solid granite worktops, a further dresser with wooden worktops, a four oven Gas Aga set within an inglenook, a Britannia cooker with gas hob above, Miele dishwasher, wine cooler and a useful pantry off. The kitchen opens into the wonderful orangery with underfloor heating, French doors to the terrace and offers plenty of natural light.
Steps rise to the family room with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and an open fireplace with a decorative surround. There is a utility room with further fitted units and access to the garage.
The flat is above the garage and accessed via the utility room briefly comprising open sitting/ bedroom with skylights and an ensuite shower room offering the potential for self-contained accommodation or a home office. The study is off the inner hall and has a vaulted ceiling and reclaimed parquet flooring. There is also a WC.
To the first floor are two double bedrooms including the principal bedroom suite with views of the church, a fabulous dressing room with fitted cupboards and wardrobes and an ensuite shower room with Villeroy and Boch ceramicware and fittings. There is also a family bathroom with a freestanding bath.
On the second floor are three further double bedrooms all featuring vaulted ceilings and beams. One has an en suite bathroom and the other two are served by a family shower room.
A wrought iron gate opens to the walled, front rose garden, which is planted with a variety of David Austin specimen roses, with a path leading to the front door through parterre hedging. Wysteria creeps up the façade and there is an attractive magnolia tree.
A pedestrian side gate leads to the principal garden which is mostly laid to lawn with mature shrub borders, fruit trees and a terrace. Steps rise to a decking area with a terrace beyond which is an ideal space for entertaining and al-fresco dining benefiting from an in-built pizza oven.
An external outbuilding with byfolding doors opening onto the terrace is currently used as a gym however offers enormous potential for a number of uses including a home office. There is a store room adjacent as well as a further log store.
The driveway sweeps around the house to an ample parking area for three cars. There is a triple garage which houses the biomas system, with the middle door being electrically operated offering additional, secure parking.
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In many ways, The Old Parsonage is the perfect village property located in one of the most popular and desirable villages in Staffordshire.Tony Morris-Eyton