Bearstone Farm is truly the equestrian's dream but could equally suit someone wanting to run a business from home. With potential for 6 or 7 bedrooms and versatile outbuildings the possibilities are endless.
- Substantial period farmhouse with versatile living space
- Three generous reception rooms, sun room
- Stunning recently refitted kitchen
- Four generous bedrooms on first floor
- Three further rooms on second floor
- Traditional sandstone buildings with stables and wash box
- Further ancillary farm buildings
- Manège and paddocks complete with field shelters
- 10.74 Acres (4.35 Ha) in total
Bearstone Farm sits in a wonderful, elevated position with far-reaching views over Staffordshire. The situation on the border of Shropshire and Staffordshire makes it ideal for commuters working further afield as the M6 is a mere ten miles away, the county town of Stafford has a main train link to London and there are a number of international airports within a 90 minute drive. However, the tranquil and rural location make it perfect for those wishing to enjoy a peaceful life in beautiful countryside.
Just three miles south, the village of Loggerheads benefits from a range of facilities including small supermarket, post office, butcher, takeaway and restaurant, pub and primary school. The charming village of Woore, just two miles away, boasts pubs, a village shop and a primary school. Within only a few hundred metres of the property there is a popular gastro-pub. More extensive amenities, including secondary schools, doctors' surgery and leisure facilities are to be found in Market Drayton and the larger towns of Shrewsbury, Telford and The Potteries. The busy town of Nantwich, only 11 miles away, has a generous selection of interesting, independent shops and boutiques along with coffee shops and brasseries. There is also a wealth of educational facilities in the area, including the highly-respected Universities of Keele in the Potteries and Harper Adams at Newport.
The property is accessed via a gravelled courtyard which is enclosed by a sandstone wall and the sandstone farm buildings create a feeling of absolute privacy within the gates. Entered through an impressive sandstone arched doorway, the house provides generous and versatile living space. Beyond the entrance hall are the dining room, sitting room and family room with small sun room off.
Adjacent to the dining room is the fabulous and recently refitted kitchen. This light and airy room has a stunning range of hand-made bespoke units from Brownlows of Chester with slate and granite worksurfaces over. There are a number of integrated Bosch and Neff appliances including a combi-oven with microwave, induction hob and a five-door electric AGA. In addition, this well-equipped kitchen has a Quooker boiling water tap. The kitchen is located to the rear of the house and the dual aspect windows provide a wonderful view over the garden to the land beyond and onwards towards Willoughbridge and the Maer Hills in the distance.
On the first floor are four double bedrooms, two of these have en-suite shower rooms, whilst the other two have wash hand basins within the bedroom and share the use of the family bathroom.
To the second floor are three attic rooms, which are currently utilised as office space. They could, with a little work, be adapted to provide a suite of bedrooms ideal for older children looking to live a slightly more independent life. Plumbing is already in place for the creation of a bathroom on this floor. Alternatively this space could be used for a studio or hobby room.
The gardens are predominantly found to the rear of the house and the majority is laid to lawn interspersed with specimen trees and shrubs whilst the borders are home to a host of interesting and varied shrubs and flowers. The borders closest to the house, to the front and rear, are edged with sandstone and contain a large selection of roses which have been lovingly tended over a number of years to provide a magnificent display.
The buildings and facilities
Two impressive sandstone two-storey buildings flank the yard and together with a sandstone wall along the roadside and the farmhouse create a courtyard style parking area. These charming buildings are believed to date to the 1660's and whilst currently utilised for storage and stabling they offer huge potential for conversion for residential purposes, subject to any necessary planning consents. The area is extremely popular with holiday makers due to the close proximity of a large number of tourist attractions and the creation of holiday-lets could potentially provide an attractive income, particularly post-pandemic when many people are likely to want to holiday closer to home. Alternatively these could be adapted as work and office space allowing a substantial business to be run from the premises.
To the rear of the traditional buildings are a range of further buildings offering storage space for equestrian equipment and maintenance machinery. There is also additional road access allowing larger equestrian vehicles and farm machinery direct access to the rear yard and on to the land.
The property has been very carefully designed with equestrian purposes in mind and the facilities are impressive in the true sense of the word. From the addition of a fibre-sand and rubber manège complete with viewing platform, to field shelters complete with concrete pad in each field, Bearstone Farm is truly an equestrian's dream! As an additional benefit there is also a cattle handling area and race. The land is formed in three fields, all of which are well-fenced and have water connected.
The network of surrounding country lanes and bridlepaths offer excellent, quiet riding opportunities and the proximity of the A53 and A51 ensure that there is easy access to competition venues both locally and nationally. There are a number of equestrian facilities in the vicinity and the nearby Maer Hills provide extensive walking and dog exercising opportunities.
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