Birchwood Park Farm, Fradswell, Stafford
Impressive, elegant, Grade II Listed period farmhouse
Traditional brick buildings with development potential
Further range of useful agricultural buildings
Five bedrooms and further attic rooms
Farmhouse kitchen with AGA
Drawing room, dining room, snug, office
Attractive gardens with veg patch and fruit trees
Stunning views over open farmland
65.04 Acres (26.32 Ha) in total (less by negotiation)
Birchwood Park Farm is found in the heart of the idyllic Staffordshire Countryside which is renowned for its peace and tranquillity and the property’s location, along a mile-long drive, ensures a feeling of uninterrupted seclusion with far-reaching views over open countryside. With both Uttoxeter, which boasts a National Hunt racecourse and Alton Towers tourist resort, and the county town of Stafford, the local area provides a comprehensive range of social, leisure and educational facilities. Excellent commuter links make this wonderful property idea for those wanting to combine an idyllic country existence with a busy working life.
Whilst the area is believed to have been a medieval hunting ground and features on Speeds map of 1610, the current house was built by the Earl of Shrewsbury in the 1800’s as a hunting lodge. This impressive and elegant house has been a much-loved home and would now benefit from a scheme of modernisation to complement the host of inherent original features which include intricate plaster work and ceiling roses in the formal reception rooms, attractive decorative fire surrounds and stunning sash windows.
A sweeping staircase rises from the stylish entrance hall which is accessed through a striking front door complete with original fan light over. On the ground floor are two generous and well-proportioned reception rooms with large open fires. To the rear of the house are a host of smaller rooms including a cosy snug, utility room, WC and the large, farmhouse-style kitchen complete with AGA. The front formal staircase give access to two main bedrooms which both have large sash windows allowing superb far-reaching views across open farmland. To the rear of the house, with secondary access via a servants’ staircase, are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are five attic rooms which could be used as further bedrooms, office space or children’s playroom.
Mature gardens are found to the front and side of the house. Predominantly laid to lawn, they are flanked by wood coppices and large rhododendrons which ensure a feeling of total privacy. The foot of the garden is left open to allow an uninterrupted and stunning view over open farmland. Within the side garden is a vegetable patch and to the rear is a charming courtyard style garden which is home to a wide variety of flowers and shrubs.
The range of versatile buildings are found to the rear of the farmhouse and act as a boundary between Birchwood Park Farm and the adjacent farm. Whilst they have been historically used for agricultural purposes they offer huge potential for alternative uses including residential development or equestrian, subject to any necessary planning consents.
The land is found to the south and west of the farmstead and is currently split between arable and permanent pasture. Within the western most field is a small pond and coppice area which, with some work, could be enhanced and utilised as an amenity pond. Although advertised for sale with 65 Acres the sellers would be amenable to reducing the acreage if required.
This stunning farm, which is offered for sale by Private Treaty with a Guide Price of £1,400,000, offers huge potential for buyers to create their own dream property. For more information please download the PDF sales brochure or contact Annabel or Steph on 01630 692500 or 01270 439500 or email@example.com. Please note a virtual viewing is available for this property.
The epitome of a gentleman's residence, there is so much potential and I am excited to see someone create the house of their dreams.