An individual self-build home with secluded gardens and a blissful location just a stroll from the market town of Leek. Read more
An individual self-build home with secluded gardens and a blissful location just a stroll from the market town of Leek.
Idyllic Gardens -
A short walk from the historical centre of Leek, Chapel House is a unique, five-bedroom home built in 1994 by the present owners. Wrapped up in leafy gardens that are fringed by woodland, this substantial plot provides a great sense of being in the midst of the Peak District countryside.
The secluded seating area by the lily pond and little wooden bridge create an enchanting setting for escaping the world as you listen to birdsong. And you won't ever have to worry about a new build disturbing the peace as a covenant prohibits any further development on the adjoining rear garden.
Space For Development -
However, for anyone wanting to further develop Chapel House, there is a possibility of building to the right-hand side of the property (subject to planning permission). The existing driveway here can be accessed from Church Lane making it an ideal spot for a small ancillary residence.
The lower ground floor offers a great opportunity to create an internal annexe. Substituting bedroom four for a lounge and private entrance, it would become a sizeable space with its own bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom, and even a separate parking area to the right side of the plot.
Also on the lower ground floor is the master bedroom. This is a spacious room with walk-in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom and large windows overlooking the garden. The staircase to the ground floor can be accessed from the master bedroom, as well as the wine cellar, which is sure to impress dinner guests.
Welcoming And Homely -
Step upstairs to explore all the nooks and crannies on the ground floor. The hub of the house is the light-filled lounge which looks out on to mature trees and features double doors into the dining area to give it an airy, open-plan feel. The beautiful fireplace with timber mantel is a real focal point of the room and lets you enjoy cosy evenings with the family. Walk through to the garden room which is brimming with light and spend summer days soaking up the sunshine and admiring the flourishing borders.
From the lounge, walk through to bedroom five where full-length windows let the light flood in. This also makes an ideal space for a study and leads into the dining room and entrance hall.
Full of charming eccentricities, the dining room has its own unique character with an exposed brick chimney breast, fireplace with oak mantel, and chunky ceiling beam. Easily accommodating an eight-seater table, the dining area is perfect for entertaining guests. Quiet mornings can also be enjoyed in the adjoining kitchen/breakfast room which has a pantry, ample storage and utility room that leads into the double garage.
Sanctuary Of Slumber -
Those who love to escape and enjoy peace and quiet will no doubt be heading for the first floor. Here you'll find bedroom two which has its own en-suite and exudes a great feeling of calm. An arched window frames the trees in the garden, and an additional roof window gives it a bright yet tranquil ambience. Step out from the bedroom into the cosy study/music area where you can lose yourself in music or your favourite book.
Next Step - Contact Corrie to ask any questions you may have or to arrange an internal inspection.