Exceptional specification, outstanding views and a wealth of character... The newly converted Shannon is our ideal country home
2nd May 2020
Set within the exclusive gated Kingstanding development is Shannon, a bespoke three bedroom barn conversion showcasing a wealth of character throughout, a stunning master suite and open countryside views to the rear. Occupying an idyllic position in the rural hamlet of Needwood, this beautifully converted barn was completed in 2019 and enjoys spacious and well proportioned accommodation finished to an exceptional standard to include oak doors throughout, under floor heating and engineered oak flooring to the ground floor, a Neptune fitted kitchen and contemporary Villeroy & Boch bathroom suites. With much care and attention paid to every aspect of the quality finish, Shannon offers the appeal of a character barn with the practicalities of a newly converted home.
The deceptively spacious interiors comprises briefly dual aspect breakfast kitchen with utility room, two generous reception rooms, inner hall and cloakroom to the ground floor, with three bedrooms to the first floor serviced by a master en suite, dressing room and shower room. All three double bedrooms feature vaulted ceilings with exposed trusses and beams, with a real feature of Shannon being the master suite which extends across the rear of the property and enjoys stunning rural views. Outside, the property benefits from private parking and landscaped rear gardens which again overlook the surrounding Staffordshire countryside.
Boasting a fascinating history, the Kingstanding barns date back to 1700s where they were originally the royal hunting lodge for King George IV. During World War II, the area was occupied by the American military and Lancaster Bombers were refuelled nearby, inspiring the title of Shannon which has been given as a tribute to one of the Lancaster pilots who flew with the renowned ‘Dambusters’ 617 Squadron.
Kingstanding lies within the hamlet of Needwood, an area renowned for its rolling countryside, superb schooling and accessibility to nearby commuter routes and amenities. The local villages of Yoxall, Barton under Needwood and Abbots Bromley all offer superb amenities including general stores, boutique shops, pubs, post offices and more, with more comprehensive amenities available in the market towns of Burton and Uttoxeter or the Cathedral City of Lichfield. The local school catchment includes Needwood Primary School and John Taylor High in Barton under Needwood, both of which maintain an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating, and there are an excellent range of Independent schools within close reach including Smallwood Manor, Repton and Lichfield Cathedral. Locally, leisure pursuits can be found a the FA’s St Georges Park where there is a gym, spa, restaurant and bar, and the market town of Burton on Trent is home to additional shopping centres, restaurants and a cinema. Rail stations in Burton and Lichfield provide links to Birmingham and London, the property is well placed for access to the A50 and A38 and the International airports of Birmingham and East Midlands both lies within an easy 40 minute drive.