Sale Lane, Alrewas
- Accessible Rural Location
- Approx 2.99 Acres In All
- Heated Swimming Pool
- Character Accommodation & Desirable Family Home
- Beautiful Christmas Tree Forest
- Excellent Commuter Access to Major Road Links
- Closeby Canalside Walks & National cycle route close by
- Alrewas Village nearby for all amenities
- VIDEO VIEWING AVAILABLE
- EPC Rating F
The Sale Cottage dates from the mid 1800's with 20th Century additions and combines a beautifully appointed character feel with oak and limestone flooring, revealed beams and wall timbers, latched doors together with additional contemporary spaces to accommodate the modern family.
Set within its own grounds the cottage has looked after the present family and is now looking forward to a new owner to take over and enjoy all the wonderful character accommodation which also offers excellent entertaining and working from home spaces.
Located between Alrewas and Fradley surrounded by open countryside and close to Fradley Junction on the Trent and Mersey Canal for leisure interests, the property is strategically located for commuting with access to the A38 and Lichfield Trent Valley Station offering fast express rail services to London.
A large solid oak door leads into the hall with dual aspect windows and a further glazed door opening directly into the attractive sitting room which has been converted from an original adjacent barn having lovely exposed roof timbers and large inglenook style fireplace with beam over housing a log burner on a granite hearth. There is oak flooring and dual aspect windows with further French doors opening to the rear patio offering an almost perfect due south aspect.
From the sitting room there is open access to the adjacent music room also with exposed beams and oak floor and a useful bar fitment ideal for entertaining.
Off the sitting room a separate open oak staircase leads up to a study over with revealed wall timbers and purlins and an adjacent door through to a large guest bedroom having built-in wardrobes, dual aspect windows and French doors with Juliet balcony to the gable affording views across open countryside and the paddock. Usefully water and drainage connections are available here to create an additional en suite facility if desired as a separate guest suite.
The heart of the home is always the kitchen and this does not disappoint! The kitchen is located in the original mid 19th century part of the house with revealed beams and limestone flooring, naturally equipped with an oil fired Aga in a tiled inglenook recess with beam over and illumination above together with an inset Neff electric hob to the side. There is an attractive range of base and wall units surmounted by granite worktops incorporating a peninsular breakfast bar together with inset one and a half bowl sink, chrome mixer tap, integrated dishwasher and fridge.
The kitchen in turn opens into a fabulous family room with limestone flooring and large glazed atrium over with an attractive log burner set on a raised hearth with slate tiled surrounds to the corner and multiple French doors open to both the rear and side patio areas with the pool terrace beyond. A concealed cupboard houses a freezer and the oil fired central heating boiler.
Off the kitchen to the front there is a useful utility room with fitted units and limestone flooring, inset Belfast sink and mixer tap with eye level double oven and grill and cupboard housing plumbing for automatic washing machine with drying space over. Further off the utility is an attractive shower room equipped with a tiled shower, low level WC and wash hand basin.
Leading from the kitchen is an adjacent wonderful character dining room with expansive revealed beams and a large brick fireplace with an open hearth. This room doubles up as a games room having windows to the side and French doors leading to an additional rear study/garden room in turn having French doors opening to the pool terrace and connecting to the family room.
The stairs lead off a corner of the kitchen to a first floor landing with airing cupboard and window to rear. The master bedroom is situated overlooking the garden and pool and is equipped with a range of fitted wardrobes and drawers with a projecting square bay overlooking the garden. A lovely fitted en suite has heated tiled flooring, shower enclosure and fitted units with integrated wash hand basin and WC, illuminated mirror over and heated towel rail.
Off the main landing there are two further attractive double bedrooms each with fitted wardrobes and storage. These are both served by the spacious family bathroom which comes with a spa bath in tiled surrounds, a separate shower enclosure with glazed screening, heated towel rail, low level WC, bidet and wash hand basin. It also has very useful eaves storage with a large window to the frontage.
The property is concealed behind an established front garden with lawns and borders having an in-out block paved sweeping driveway flanked by rose borders and a magnificent magnolia tree. There is ample parking and manoeuvring space together with access to the integral double garage (6m x 5.35m) with roller style door, power, services and a rear personal door.
Surrounding the cottage are expansive ornamental gardens with lawns and planting areas whilst to the side is a pleasant Orchard enclosure with separate gated access from the lane and also the site for the new large capacity treatment plant that was installed in January 2020.
Immediately to the rear on the pleasant south-east aspect and taking centre stage is the superb heated swimming pool measuring approximately 28' x 14' designed to a Dumbbell design with maximum central depth of 8' and set within an attractive paved terrace with a separate adjacent brick plant room housing heaters and filters etc. Overlooking this area is a large paved patio barbeque area with lawns and ornamental pond feature making an ideal al fresco entertaining space.
Beyond the lawns lie a Christmas tree plantation, interestingly the Kings Bromley village Christmas tree is always supplied from here, whilst beyond and to the right is an enclosed paddock of approximately 1.5 acres. In addition to the brick plant room there is a large timber garden shed, additional garden implement shed and log store plus a timber children's 'Wendy House' overlooking the pool area.
To view this outstanding family residence please contact John German Barton office 01283 716806.
Note: The contents of the pre-recorded video of this property were accurate (or believed to be accurate) at the time it was made but there may have been changes since.
Tenure: Freehold (purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the tenure via their legal representative).
Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil central heating. Modern septic tank drainage installed in January 2020. Broadband services are available. Purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to their suitability.
Useful Websites: www.environment-agency.co.uk www.lichfielddc.gov.uk
Our Ref: JGA/23062020
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council