An impressive four-bedroom home with aesthetic interior, separate one bedroom annex, entertainment area/bar and four stables set among a bucolic backdrop. Read more
An impressive four-bedroom home with aesthetic interior, separate one bedroom annex, entertainment area/bar and four stables set among a bucolic backdrop.
Just moments from the historic village of Wetley Rocks in the Staffordshire Moorlands, Rownall Lodge is a spectacular property with its own intriguing history. Originally built as the lodge for the former Rownall Hall, the building dates back to 1813 and is brimming with characterful features.
Although the property has undergone numerous renovations and alterations over the years, it has retained much of its historical charm. You can expect to find exposed beamed ceilings and stone floors rubbing shoulders with modern luxury creating this seriously impressive home. However, there is still a great amount of scope for the new owners to put their own stamp on the interiors.
A Stately Approach - As you approach Rownall Lodge, the winding driveway and electric, wrought-iron gates set the tone for what lies in store at this country home.
Surrounding the lodge, approximately 1.5 acres of land are strewn with mature trees, providing a private sanctuary with far reaching views across the Staffordshire countryside.
Grand Entrance - Enter the property via the entrance vestibule, an imposing addition with flagstone flooring and large windows overlooking the grounds. Double doors lead into the kitchen and dining area where no expense has been spared with the bespoke, handmade units and granite worksurfaces. The central island really makes a statement with its ornate carved wood and chunky oak worktop. Flagstone flooring continues throughout the kitchen, and you'll find a range of high-end, integrated appliances as well as an electric, cast-iron AGA. With space for a 6-seater dining table, you can enjoy family mealtimes looking out onto the countryside.
You'll also find a reception hall, WC, lounge, sitting room, laundry room, cloakroom, and fitness room on the ground floor. In the lounge you get a real sense of the property's past with the stripped wooden floor, leaded windows, stone fireplace and cast-iron radiators. Walk through to the sitting room where wood-panelled walls, an exposed stone wall and large, dual aspect windows create a seductive space for cosy nights in with the family.
At the opposite end of the ground floor, a fitness room takes pride of place across what was previously four garages. This is a large, light-filled space with stunning views, and it offers a variety of uses such as a children's playroom, home office or both.
Step Upstairs - Head to the reception hall to access the staircase to the first floor where four bedrooms, a bathroom and WC lead off from the landing. Each of the bedrooms is beautifully decorated in neutral tones so you can really get creative with your design ideas. The master bedroom certainly possesses the wow factor with its Juliet balcony and gorgeous countryside panorama. In addition, it has a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower cubicle.
Self-Contained Bungalow - Step outside into the well-kept grounds and you'll discover two further buildings. A spacious bungalow, which has been redeveloped internally, houses a bedroom, kitchen/living room, wet room and laundry. This is perfect for anyone with elderly relatives or older children wanting their own space, and there is even ample parking available next to the stables. From the living room, double doors open onto a manicured lawn fringed by tall trees, while inside, the terracotta tiled floor and high vaulted ceiling add character to the open-plan space.
The self-contained bungalow also has a newly installed heating system, mains drainage and water. And because it's just a short distance from the main building, occupants can enjoy their independence and privacy whilst remaining close to the family home.
Entertainment Area/Bar - Just through the trees, almost adjacent to the bungalow, stands a large entertainment area with its own bar. The bar comes with a separate entrance and is somewhere you can meet up with occupants of the bungalow, or impress guests with the stunning views that are framed by the floor-to-ceiling windows. This space certainly rivals a cool countryside bar, and you won't need to worry about getting home after a night out! Alternatively, you could use this space as a blank canvas to create something completely different.
Stables - Next to the entertainment area are four stables. The present owner currently has a lease in place to rent a further three acres of neighbouring land.
Next Step - Contact Adam to ask any questions you may have or to arrange an internal inspection.