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The Croft, London Road, Knighton, Market Drayton

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Property Description 

A charming three-bedroom detached property with a wealth of period features and extensive outbuildings with potential for conversion in an attractive location on the edge of a popular hamlet. The proeprty is offered For Sale by Private Treaty.

  • Stunning open plan kitchen diner with AGA
  • Two reception rooms, cellar - bar/games room, utility room, WC
  • Three bedrooms, one with en-suite shower and dressing room, refitted bathroom
  • Extensive outbuildings ideal for alteration to provide further accommodation or office space
  • Garage, parking for numerous vehicles
  • Private enclosed gardens, raised vegetable beds

The Croft is found on the outskirts of the small hamlet of Knighton. The open rural outlook to the front and back belies the fact that the property is conveniently close to the bustling conurbations of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Nantwich which have numerous commercial ventures and opportunities and an extensive range of social and leisure facilities.  The thriving market town of Market Drayton, awarded its market charter in 1245 and continuing to host weekly street and livestock markets, offers a smaller, but nonetheless extensive, range of amenities.

The nearby villages of Loggerheads, Woore and Mucklestone offer a variety of facilities including village shops, churches, schools and eateries whilst the well reputed White Lion pub is within walking distance.

The area is well served with a number of private and state primary and secondary schools and the renowned university of Keele and the North Staffordshire Hospital are within easy distance. Whilst nestling in an undeniably quiet and peaceful area The Croft is well placed for commuters with excellent road and rail links close by.

Although The Croft has been extensively modernised by the current owners there are some rooms which would benefit from a scheme of improvement, allowing a buyer the opportunity to make their own mark on the property. Furthermore, the extensive outbuildings offer a great opportunity to extend the property further to include either additional living space or offices, subject to any necessary planning consent.

To the front of the house are two attractive reception rooms which have a number of period features. The more formal sitting room has a parquet floor and open fire whilst the cosy family room has exposed wooden floors and an impressive Inglenook fireplace with log burner and double doors to the garden.

The entire rear of the property is occupied by the stunning breakfast/ diner which has been completely updated in the last few years. The back wall is predominantly glass allowing light to flood the room and the large number of doors allow the kitchen and garden to be utilised as one for entertaining or family life. The well equipped kitchen has a range of recently fitted bespoke units which are cleverly designed to allow the AGA to sit in a customised alcove.

To the centre of the extremely well-appointed kitchen area is a substantial island with integrated NEFF hob and oven to one end and a seating area to the other. Further appliances are fully integrated.  The dining area allows sufficient space for both dining and a relaxed seating area overlooking the private garden. Beyond the kitchen is a utility room and separate WC which links to the garage and outbuildings beyond.

A unique twist to this fabulous property is the converted cellar which has been adapted to create a bar and party room. Equally this room could be used as a home gym, play room or office.

To the first floor are three spacious bedrooms, one with a substantial en-suite shower and dressing room, which was originally a fourth bedroom, and another with a shower cubicle built in to the over-stair recess. In addition there is a beautifully finished bathroom with stunning suite including a roll top bath with shower over.

The outbuildings (20m x 5m overall approx.) are currently used for storage and as a workshop and offer an ideal opportunity for conversion to additional living space for a dependent relative or teenager, office space or studio,  subject to any necessary planning consent.

There is no doubt that The Croft seamlessly combines versatile, stylish, modern living with traditionally proportioned rooms to provide a perfect home in the country.

Charming gardens are found to two sides of the house. Predominantly laid to lawn, they are enclosed by the buildings and house and offer a private space to enjoy both the attractive gardens and the stunning views over open farmland to the Maer Hills and Mucklestone in the distance. To the front of the house, accessed via impressive electric gates, is a gravel parking and drive area which leads to the garage and around the buildings to the garden.