Wood Farm Rakesdale, Red Road, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4BT

  • £1,295,000 Guide Price
  • Detached Property
  • 7 bedrooms

Nestled within idyllic countryside and woodland is Wood Farm, an elegant country residence showcasing spacious and high specification interiors, six en suite bedrooms plus a self contained apartment, a superb leisure suite including an indoor swimming pool and an impressive plot of 17 acres overlooking the Dimmingsdale woodlands. Rebuilt in 2010 from the original farmhouse, Wood Farm features an attractive exterior and has been finished with traditional locally sourced materials in keeping with the location, having a Hollington stone exterior and clay tile roof. The impressive plot extends to a superb size and includes private formal gardens, a paddock ideal for equestrian use, a wildlife pond and beautiful woodland offering endless rambling routes. There is ample parking via two secure gated entrances and a coach house houses parking and a one bedroom apartment ideal for a dependent relative or for use as an Air BnB type rental.

The architect-designed interiors feature oak doors, architraves and staircase as well as a range of bespoke fitted furniture to most rooms. An oak framed gable porch opens into the impressive galleried reception hall which extends up into three floors. There is a spacious drawing room with feature fireplace, a walk in cloakroom, bespoke dining kitchen, study and guests WC to the ground floor, with an impressive L shaped conservatory being ideal for use as an open plan living and dining space. To the first floor, the master suite benefits from private use of a fitted dressing room and en suite bathroom, with three further bedrooms all serviced by a private suite. Two additional en suite bedrooms are set to the second floor. Most of the bedrooms benefit from fitted wardrobes and every window throughout the house enjoys idyllic views over the formal gardens and countryside beyond. To the lower ground floor is bespoke leisure complex comprising a gym, shower room and an indoor heated swimming pool. Outside, dual access gated opens into the driveway where there is ample parking and access into the coach house, which houses two oversized parking bays, ample workspace and a staircase rising to the self contained one bedroom apartment.

Wood Farm lies on the outskirts of the desirable Alton, an idyllic Staffordshire village set amidst rural woodland and countryside. An area known for its historic castle and the Dimmingsdale nature reserve, Wood Farm lies a mile from the village where facilities including pubs, convenience stores, a post office and a church can be found. The location is ideal for access to the A50 which leads to commercial centres including Derby, Stafford and Stoke and the popular market town of Ashbourne, affectionately known as the gateway to the Peak District, is a 20 minute drive away. JCB can be reached within 10 minutes and rail connections and the renowned racecourse can be found in nearby Uttoxeter. There are a range of independent schools including the JCB Academy, Denstone College and Smallwood Manor Preparatory in the area, East Midlands International Airport can be reached in 45 minutes and Manchester Airport is around an hour away.

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