Features

  • Entrance hall
  • dual aspect drawing room & sitting room
  • Kitchen breakfast room & formal dining room
  • Utility area/boot room & study
  • Six double bedrooms
  • two bathrooms & one shower room
  • The Cottage - Open plan living dining kitchen area
  • Large double bedrooms with separate bathroom
  • Internal access to main house
  • Extensive driveway & brick built store with double doors

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An exceptional 6 bedroom Queen Anne country house set in 2.7 acres together with separate cottage, located in the exclusive village of Upper Longdon.


Situation
Millbank Farm is located on the fringe of Upper Longdon, a delightful area of Staffordshire countryside just 5 miles from the Cathedral City of Lichfield and within the famous Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with excellent access for riding along quiet lanes and bridleways. Lichfield is a thriving City with many historical connections, including Lichfield Cathedral and the birthplace of Dr Samuel Johnson. The City boasts a wealth of amenities including shops and leisure facilities. In addition, it enjoys an active social calendar including the annual Lichfield Festival, Medieval Market and Lichfield Literary Festival. The Garrick theatre offers a wide range of entertainment including both local and national touring productions.


There is an excellent range of schooling within the area including Lichfield Cathedral School, Repton School and Denstone College. The Swan Inn, Red Lion and Chetwynd Arms are all located in the village.


Millbank Farm is also well placed for the commuter. Direct services are available from Lichfield Trent Valley to London Euston with a fastest scheduled journey time of 1hr 14 minutes. Direct services are also available from Lichfield Trent Valley and Lichfield City to Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham. The M6 Toll, M6, A5 and A38 are also within easy reach.


Description
Millbank Farm is a quite charming and rare early eighteenth century example of a Queen Anne Farmhouse. Having been under the care of the current owners for in excess of thirty years, the house offers well maintained, spacious and versatile accommodation with a balance of formal and informal living spaces. The separate cottage offers an excellent opportunity for multi generational living, a home office or indeed guest annex whilst the two paddocks and stabling are ideal for those with equestrian interests.


The nineteenth century Tuscan portico leads to the entrance hall which is a bright welcome, offering access to the first floor and two principal reception rooms. A wide doorway to the left of the hallway opens to a formal drawing room, offering a delightful dual aspect with views across the driveway and formal gardens. A central fireplace provides a pleasant focal point, whilst character features include deep skirting boards and ceiling coving as well as dado rail whilst a further door leads to a useful drinks cupboard. The opposite end of the entrance hall offers access to the guest WC and rear door to the terrace. A further door leads through to the sitting room, again with a dual aspect and large inglenook fireplace with open fire inset. Leading on from the sitting room, the rear hallway gives access to the formal dining room with beamed ceiling and offers extensive space to entertain. The rear hallway also leads to the ancillary accommodation which includes the vaulted kitchen breakfast room with a range of fitted units together with notable features including inset Aga, beamed ceiling with original butchers hooks and Staffordshire blue brick floor. The utility / boot room benefits from external access as well as access to the handy study.


The bedroom accommodation is equally as spacious as well proportioned as the ground floor living accommodation and offers six double bedrooms across two floors. To the first floor are three double bedrooms, one being particularly large, with a family bathroom and shower room being found on this level. The far most bedroom sits adjacent to the second bathroom and offers excellent potential for a portioned guest suite. The second floor also offers three double bedrooms, with one being located directly off the landing. The landing area provides access to the refurbished large shower room, whilst the second and third bedrooms on this level lead on from each other. The configuration of the second floor provides an exciting opportunity for a separate master suite.


The Cottage
The attached cottage offers a flexible space that could be adapted to suit an array of needs. Currently the accommodation offers an open plan kitchen living dining space with a range of fitted units as well as access back into the main house. A staircase rises to the first floor level which comprises a spacious bedroom and separate bathroom with bath and shower. The space could be adapted to a home office, gym or leisure space dependant on an incoming purchasers requirements.


Outside
A pair of electric gates open to the front courtyard which offers parking for a plethora of vehicles as well as a brick built storage building with double doors. The Tuscan portico is flanked by shrubbed borders and formal lawns, whilst two side passages provide access to the rear gardens.


The rear gardens are exquisitely manicured and offer several paved areas to enjoy the south facing views. The lawned gardens are interspersed with mature trees and herbaceous shrubbed beds that offer variety and colour depending of the season. An archway leads through to a gravelled rear access and vehicle parking area, which continues onto the stables and paddocks via a pair of five bar gates. The stables are in excellent order and provide for three loose boxes and feed shed together with separate tack room. The balance of the land is good quality grazing land and is fully enclosed by post and rail fencing.

 

Last Modified 15/09/2021

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