The Old Nursery Wood Edge Lane, Marchington, Staffordshire, ST14 8LY

  • £995,000 Guide Price
  • Detached Property
  • 6 bedrooms

The Old Nursery is a magnificent detached country residence offered with no upward chain, enjoying an elevated position that commands an outstanding panoramic outlook of breath-taking, far-reaching countryside views.

This six bedroom family home provides versatile accommodation ideal to create a home office suite or annexe, showcasing a wealth of character and being offered with no upward chain. The grounds include a mature secluded garden of 0.6 acre and the house enjoys a stunning open outlook over an adjoining paddock which extends to 4.7 acres.

Although in a very central location close to good road networks, the property is in a secluded spot, nestled against ancient woodlands, and located at the end of a no through country lane which leads on to a bridle path, making it an ideal location for those with equestrian interests.

The Old Nursery originally dates back to the early 1700s, and has been remodelled and extended over time to create a spacious and impressive family home. The interiors have been bespoke finished by the current vendors, having a quality fitted kitchen and utility room, a reclaimed stone fireplace and carved oak accents throughout. The property offers versatile interiors including a ground floor guest wing which could easily be converted into a self-contained annexe or home office suite. The property is serviced by hardwood double glazing, oil fired central heating, a private drainage system and a security alarm.

The grounds include a raised stone paved terrace that overlooks the generous formal gardens which include a kitchen garden, orchard, netted soft fruit area and a decorative pizza oven. The house conveniently looks onto adjoining level and well drained pasture land that extends to 4.7 acres and benefits from gated access out onto Wood Edge Lane.

The front door opens into a spacious reception hall which leads off into two generous reception rooms, a dining kitchen, utility and cloakroom to the ground floor. Two bedrooms and a bathroom are also off the reception hall being ideal for use as a guest annexe, Air BnB type rental or home office suite. To the first floor are four double bedrooms serviced by a modern en suite and family bathroom. Outside, a detached double garage with electric doors is set to the top of the lane and there is gated access to a generous driveway to the front enjoying stunning open views out across the Dove Valley to the Peak District.

The Old Nursery lies within a secluded spot between the desirable villages of Marchington and Draycott in the Clay, enjoying the ideals of a peaceful rural location alongside convenient access to local amenities and villages. Nearby is Marchington, home to a church, traditional pubs, village hall, tennis courts, cricket pitch, bowling green and award-winning shop. A short drive away is Draycott in the Clay, offering a village store/post office, village hall, pubs and farm shop. There are a number of equestrian centres nearby including Field House and Eland Lodge, and the area is renowned for excellent schooling having primary schools in Marchington and Draycott in the Clay, as well as a superb choice of private schools including Smallwood Manor Prep, Denstone College, Repton, Abbotsholme and Lichfield Cathedral.

The Old Nursery is just five miles away from the market town of Uttoxeter, offering an excellent range of shopping facilities, supermarkets, cinema, ice rink, bowling alley and a leisure centre, and the location offers easy access to the commuter routes A50, A38 and M6 Toll. Direct rail links to Birmingham and London (in 90 minutes) can be found in the Cathedral City of Lichfield or East Midlands Parkway, and the International airports of East Midlands, Birmingham and Manchester are all within an easy drive.

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Marchington boasts a picturesque church, a well regarded primary school, pubs and a host of clubs and societies as well as tennis courts, a cricket pitch and bowling green. The village community shop was voted Countryside Alliance’s Best Village Shop for 2011 for the Midlands region. Marchington also won the title of Best Kept Village in East Staffordshire.St. Peter's First School lies within the village itself and feeds into the school catchment area for the highly esteemed Thomas Alleyne's High School in Uttoxeter and has a good choice of independent schools including Smallwood Manor Preparatory School, Denstone College, Foremarke Hall and Repton School.The A50, just four miles away, allows for ease of travel to the cities of Derby... read more

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