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Guide Price £665,000
- Wonderful stone built farmhouse
- Two good sized reception rooms
- Three bedrooms & two bathrooms
- Detached barn with planning permission
- Gardens & grounds in all about 27.51 acres or thereabouts
- Wonderful rural position with breath taking views
- Further 5.3 acres available by seperate negotiation
- No upward chain
Moorlands Farm is a splendid detached stone farm house situated in the beautiful rural location of Cauldon Low. With far reaching countryside views, Moorlands Farm has plenty of potential for development yet still provides good sized accommodation along with thirty-nine acres of pasture land. The property benefits from useful outbuildings, including a stone barn which has planning permission for a separate residential dwelling. The picturesque village lies within The Staffordshire Moorlands, with the Peak District only a few miles away. The village benefits from a village hall, two public houses, and the Parish Church of St Mary and St Laurence serving the community. For those who enjoy walking and cycling there are plenty of routes in and around the area, with a popular route from nearby Oakamoor to Denstone passing through the beautiful countryside of Dimmingsdale. Oakamoor is located 2.7 miles away and is close to the popular village of Alton. The village of Alton offers a village shop, a range of public houses and the popular theme park Alton Towers which is located close by. There is an excellent range of schooling within the area including Denstone College, Moorside High School in Leek, Thomas Alleynes School in Uttoxeter and Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle.
The property is well placed for access to the regional road network with the A50 being within easy reach and providing a link to the M42, M1 and M6. Train services run to London from Stoke on Trent, Derby, Lichfield and Birmingham International. Regular train services also run from Uttoxeter station.
Approached by a private driveway off Ellastone Road into the former farmyard, the attractive stone built farm building sits adjacent to the main house. The farm house is entered through the front door leading into the main sitting room. This room provides lovely views of the open countryside and features a dual fuel log burner set within a brick built fireplace with exposed beams to the ceiling. Continuing to the second reception room this too also has far reaching views from the window and features a brick and stone fireplace and exposed beams to the ceiling. Further on, the kitchen and utility room can be accessed from the inner hallway along with the ground floor shower room. The kitchen provides access to the outside court yard.
Located from the hall, the staircase rises to a landing/bedroom area with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Doors lead off to two further double bedrooms with the bedroom to the front aspect enjoying countryside views. A family bathroom is located nearby.
Grounds, gardens and land
The property enjoys a front garden laid mainly to lawn which enjoys the fabulous views. The property sits within 27.51 acres or thereabouts comprising the farmhouse, barn, gardens, tracks and yard area.
The agricultural land comprises of permanent pasture suitable for equestrian and livestock grazing, with some land being suitable for mowing. The land is all registered with the Rural Land Register and Basic Payment Scheme entitlements shall be made available by separate negotiation.
To the rear of the main farmhouse stands a former cowshed benefiting from planning consent for conversion into a single residential dwelling. The barn is of stone construction with a
lean-to of concrete block construction. This building is currently used for agricultural purposes.
The consent is for the proposed conversion of a traditional agricultural building into a residential dwelling. The consent allows for a floor area of 153 square metres set out over 2 floors, with a curtilage of 150 square metres.
Details of the planning permission can be obtained through the Planning area on the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council website. Please search for:
DET/2018/0014 - Notification - Change of Use Prior Approval
Last Modified 20/01/2020