*Stoke on Trent 4m | Leek 5m | Stone 9m | Stafford 15m | Birmingham 45m |Manchester 60m | Chester 60m*
Salthouse Farm stands in a semi rural position just to the south of Werrington, within easy reach of regional centres and major lines of communication. It is a short drive into the towns of Stoke on Trent, Stone, Uttoxeter and Stafford, which all offer a comprehensive range of business, shopping and leisure amenities. Birmingham is about 45 miles distant, whilst Manchester and Chester are both 60 miles away. Trains from Stafford take approximately 1 hour 25 minutes to London Euston and trains from Stoke on Trent take 45 minutes to Manchester. Werrington offers local everyday shopping such as chemist, doctor, post office, butcher, library and supermarket.
Preparatory schools in the area include Yarlet School and St Bede’s School (Bishton). Other independent schools include St Dominic’s Priory school (Stone) and Newcastle under Lyme School/Orme House. There is a good selection of State Schools locally in Stoke , Leek and Werrington. Places of interest close by include Rudyard Lake, Trentham Gardens, Alton Towers and the Hanchurch Hills. The Peak District is easily reached with the charming town of Ashbourne only 17 miles to the north east.
Salthouse Farm dates back to the late 1800’s and was originally a nail maker’s cottage and then a farmhouse. Built of stone and brick under a tiled roof, it has been extended over the years and was a working farm until the early 1990’s.
There are four good sized detached agricultural buildings, some of which have been converted & extended to provide excellent on site equestrian facilities, including 11 large Stables (with scope for many more) & an Indoor school. The equestrian facilities and yard are served by a separate entrance driveway into a spacious yard with good circulation / parking facilities. The vendors currently run a small DIY livery yard from the farm, which has obvious scope for expansion. Furthermore the outbuildings & ancillary accommodation provide real potential for a range of alternative commercial or private uses subject to the necessary planning permissions. The land surrounds the house and buildings on three sides and provides lovely views.
The accommodation in the house is well laid out for family living. There are three good reception rooms on the ground floor along with a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory and games room. The drawing room and sitting room have open fireplaces and the drawing room which is situated on the south side of the house, has French doors opening to the patio and garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room has been beautifully fitted with hand painted cream base and wall units. Appliances include a Britannia double oven with halogen hob, 2 fridges, dishwasher, microwave and water filter. Adjacent to the kitchen is the utility room, well fitted with coats cupboards and storage cupboards along with a sink unit and plumbing for a washing machine. The back door opens to the courtyard.
Glazed double doors open from the kitchen to the conservatory which has wonderful views and in turn has French doors opening to an attractive round terrace on the east side of the house. Off the conservatory is the games room which has double doors opening to the courtyard and a staircase rises to a study / sitting room / bedroom. Also on the ground floor are a double bedroom and bathroom. Under the dining room is a vaulted cellar housing the boiler.
On the first floor the master suite comprises a double bedroom with wonderful views to the south and east. There is an en suite shower room and a generous dressing room with fitted hanging and shelved cupboards, drawers and eaves storage. There are two further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
Directly across the courtyard, to the north of the house, is the Coach House. On the ground floor are two good sized garages, each with electric double doors. Also on the ground floor is the gym which could also be used as an office. A staircase rises to the first floor which has been converted to a spacious flat comprising a kitchen/breakfast room with fitted units, oven and fridge. An arch opens to the sitting room, the double bedroom and en-suite shower room.
*Gardens and Grounds*
The gardens and grounds are well laid out to combine amenity with functionality, all benefitting from the far reaching views.
The main garden is to the south of the house and a large stone terrace area has been created to the front of the house.
Beyond is an expansive lawn area planted with well stocked herbaceous borders and specimen trees, running down to the stocked pond. There is a further garden to the rear of the coach house with a large expanse of lawn and patio close to the building.
*Equestrian Facilities / Outbuildings* (approximately 16,354 sq ft)
The buildings stand to the east of the house. There are three steel portal framed buildings with concrete floors and further concrete block building. There is a separate entrance to the yard & the yard has a spacious layout with good circulation and parking.
The current vendors have converted the outbuildings to enable the running of a DIY Livery Yard, offering the use of the onsite facilities, turnout & excellent outriding. Wetterly Common & Park Hall Country Park are within easy hacking distance without the need to go on a main road.
*American Barn* (3,186 sq.ft) – providing American Barn style Stabling, 8 Loose boxes(14’ x 14’), 4 either side of a central concrete passageway, recently installed electrics & re-piped water. There is an adjoining Lean To building with a further 3 (14’ x 14’) loose Stables plus Tack & Feed Room.
*Indoor School* (18m x 23m) with silica sand & gel combi-ride surface, previously used as five a side football pitch or for short tennis.
*Barn 3* (15.5m x 30m) currently used for storage with scope to convert to 12 box yard, with Tack, Feed Room & Yard Office.
*Barn 4* (17.9m x 18.5m). Storage Use. Mains electricity and water connected.
The main area of land surrounds the house on three sides and is divided into two fields, together measuring 13.97 acres. There is a further field to the south which measures 4.77 acres. The land has been used for grazing and mowing. To the south east of the house is a well established fishing pool stocked with course fish & has provided a rental income.
Mains water and electricity.
Private drainage system.
Oil fired central heating and hot water.
Broadband is available.
Recently installed full double glazing.
The coach house has a separate boiler.
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
Farmhouse Band D.
The Coach House Band D.
*Directions* FROM LEEK TOWN CENTRE
Take the A520 out of Leek towards Hanley going straight over the main crossroads towards Weston Coyney. Travelling past Moorville Hall you then take the first right hand exit onto Malthouse Lane then turning right onto Salters Lane. Salthouse Farm can be found on the right hand side.
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the agents Jackson Equestrian on 01928740555.
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