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FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION A charming Victorian house extending to 3,315 sq ft together with outbuildings and c. 15.54 acres of land.

Auction and Viewing Information
This property will be sold via online auction with the closing date being Thursday 30th September at 12pm. The legal pack is available on our auction providers (Bamboo) website.

Viewings can only be accomodated within set times as detailed below and buyers MUST register in advance to secure a slot:
- Saturday 28st August between 9.30am and 1pm
- Wednesday 1st September between 1pm and 4.30pm
- Saturday 4th September between 9.30am and 1pm
- Wednesday 8th September between 1pm and 4.30pm
- Saturday 11th September 9.30am and 1pm.
- Wednesday 15th September -FULL
- Saturday 18th September- 10am- 1pm
- Saturday 25th September 10am- 1pm

Hillside is situated within the hamlet of Oulton Heath close to the village of Oulton, a small, sought-after Staffordshire village. Located just north of the charming market town of Stone and near to the Trent & Mersey Canal, the village benefits from a popular pub, a village hall and a most attractive parish church dedicated to St John the Evangelist. The thriving canal town of Stone is a short drive and offers an excellent range of local shops, restaurants, and other everyday amenities. There is a regular farmers market and various events take place through the year such as The Stone Festival in June and Stone Food & Drinks Festival in October.

Whilst located amidst quiet rural surroundings, Hillside is very well placed for access to the regional road network. The A34 provides a swift connection to the M6 with junction 15 being just 7 miles distant for northbound journeys to Cheshire and Manchester and junction 14 is also 7 miles away for southbound journeys to Birmingham and the West Midlands. A few miles to the north is the A50 offering the easy link to the

M42 and M1. Train services run to London Euston from Stafford with journey times from 1 hour 21 minutes whilst trains to Manchester Piccadilly take just 56 minutes and less than 40 minutes to Birmingham New Street.

There is an excellent range of schooling within the immediate area and a selection of these include Oulton First School, Alleyne's Academy, Christ Church Academy, Yarlet School, Abbotsholme, Denstone College and Stafford Grammar School.

Originally as a working farm and having been in the same family for over 150 years, Hillside represents a rare opportunity to acquire a traditional Victorian house surrounded by its own land set within a quite stunning rural location. Whilst in need of reconfiguring and modernisation, the house is filled with character features, high ceilings and well proportioned spaces making the property very adaptable to modern day living.

Entering via an entrance porch, a wide half glazed original entrance door with fan light above opens to the spacious entrance hall, complete with Minton tiles. A door leads to the formal sitting room with large bay window which provides far reaching rural views. There is also an open fire place, whilst a side facing window overlooks the formal gardens. The kitchen diner can be accessed off both the sitting room and rear hallway and is an airy room filled with natural light. There is currently a range of fitted cabinetry to one side and an inset Inglenook area to the other side. The space provides an excellent opportunity for an incoming purchaser to make the kitchen the hub of the home once again. Off the kitchen is several ancillary rooms, including guest WC and utility area which can be accessed off both the kitchen and rear hallway. The rear hallway provides external access to the rear, whilst there is also a door leading the cellar and entrance hallway.

The original staircase rises from the entrance hall and provides access to the very large galleried landing area. The landing provides access to the majority of bedroom accommodation. To the front of the house are two large dual aspect bedrooms which benefits from far reaching views, whilst three further bedrooms and the family bathroom are accessed off the galleried landing and located to the rear of the property. Leading off the landing is a second landing area which provides access to the sixth bedroom and the boarded attic space via a staircase. This space could be used as further bedroom accommodation subject to the necessary consents.

The Flat
Accessed via a separate entrance porch to the side of the house is a self contained one bedroom ground floor flat. Internally, the flat shares the same character features as the main house and offers a large sitting room, rear hallway, bedroom with ensuite shower room and kitchen. The flat once formed part of the main house, and an incoming purchaser may wish to integrate the space back into the main accommodation.

A sweeping shrub lined private driveway rises from Old Road to Hillside, and provides access to a parking and turning area in front of the house. Adjacent to the house is a large formal garden with several ornamental shrubs and herbaceous borders, whilst large areas are laid to lawn.

The driveway continues on to a central courtyard which gives access to all outbuildings. To one side of the courtyard is a stable block, together with feed and tack room. To the opposite side is a large double ended garage with roller shutter doors which provides a superb space. Continuing on along the courtyard is a further workshop with two roller shutter doors, as well as a separate smaller single stable block.

Gateways lead off from various points along the courtyard and driveway to provide access to the paddock land which is split into five fields, and totally surrounds the house and outbuildings. All in all, the gardens and grounds extend to 15 acres.
Method of sale
The property is to be sold by online auction to conclude at 12 noon on Thursday 30th September 2021. Interested buyers will need
to register in advance before accessing the legal pack, and complete an ID verification before being able to place a bid. Buyers should allow sufficient time to complete this process
before the time period expires.

Full details can be found on Fisher German's online auction page
Conditions of sale
The property will, unless previously withdrawn, be sold subject to common auction conditions and special conditions of each sale may be found in the legal documents section of the Fisher German online auction page. Each purchaser shall be deemed to have notice of each condition and all the terms thereof and to bid on those terms whether they shall have inspected the said
conditions or not.
The purchase of this property is subject to an admin fee of £6000 including VAT as stated on the auction listing.


Last Modified 16/09/2021

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