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Dating back to circa 1630 Addison Mead are proud to present this former village forge, offered to the market for only the second time since the 1880's.
Steeped in history retaining much of the inherent character and charm, The Old Smithy has been sympathetically restored during the current owners nine year tenure and only upon a detailed internal inspection will the full attributes of this fabulous home be appreciated.
Internally prospective purchasers are welcomed by a wealth of accommodation currently arranged over two floors with scope to develop further (subject to relevant planning permission) into the loft space in order to create two additional bedrooms and en-suite as well as the lower ground floor (the former blacksmith's forge) which would be ideally suited as a cinema room or snug with access being gained from the dining room above.
Whether you are seeking an opportunity to acquire your very own piece of local Staffordshire history or simply adore the plethora of the original features this Grade II listed residence is for you.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 3.25m x 3.12m (10'8 x 10'3) - Exterior stable style door and window to side elevation. Comprehensive range of wall and base units with oak worksurfaces. Inset Belfast style ceramic sink with mixer tap over. Tiled splash backs. Stone recess housing a freestanding Rayburn gas fired oven. Integrated dishwasher and fridge. Flagstone flooring with electric under floor heating. Inset downlighters to ceiling. Staircase off to first floor. Understair store.
Utility Room - 2.08m x 1.17m (6'10 x 3'10) - Range of wall and base units with oak worksurface. Tiled splash back. Plumbing for washing machine. Appliance space. Wall mounted gas heating system boiler. Flagstone flooring with electric under floor heating. Inset downlighters to ceiling.
Lounge - 6.40m x 4.14m max (21' x 13'7 max) - Windows to three elevations. Exterior door to side elevation. Feature inglenook stone fireplace with wooden mantel and flagstone hearth housing a cast iron multi fuel burner. Two wall light points. Radiator. Exposed beams to ceiling. Feature stone wall.
Dining Room - 4.80m x 3.68m (15'9 x 12'1) - Dual aspect windows. Exterior door to side elevation. Original stone feature fireplace with open flue. Exposed timbers to wall and beams to ceiling. Two wall light points. Stripped and stained wooden flooring. Understair store with potential to create access to the former forge situated beneath. Staircase off to first floor.
First Floor Landing / Study - 3.07m x 2.87m (10'1 x 9'5) - Double glazed Velux window to side elevation. Window to side elevation. Radiator. Wall light point. Exposed timbers to wall and beams to ceiling. Twin staircases provide access to either end of the property. Loft access.
Bedroom One - 4.90m x 3.71m max (16'1 x 12'2 max) - Dual aspect windows. Feature stone recess. Exposed timbers to wall and beams to ceiling. Built in twin double door wardrobe. Two wall light points. Radiator.
Bedroom Two - 4.14m x 3.63m max (13'7 x 11'11 max) - Two windows to side elevation. Exposed timbers to wall and beams to ceiling. Built in double door wardrobe. Wall light point. Radiator.
Bedroom Three - 3.35m x 2.16m (11' x 7'1) - Dual aspect windows. Wooden floor. Radiator. Inset downlighters to ceiling.
Bathroom - 3.23m x 2.31m max (10'7 x 7'7 max) - Window to rear elevation. Classic white suite comprising; roll top bath with central telephone style shower/mixer tap, corner shower cubicle with mains shower, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Half tiled walls. Column style radiator with heated towel rail. Tiled floor. Inset downlighters and extractor to ceiling.
Loft Space - The loft space presents an exciting opportunity to develop this property further with the potential to create a further two bedrooms (subject to relevant planning permission) Currently split into two separate sections located above bedroom one, bedroom two and first floor landing/study, benefiting from the original stone mullion windows to the front elevation, mains power and plumbing to the gas heating system. Please also be aware there is also scope to convert the former forge located directly beneath the dining room.
Former Forge - 4.47m x 3.66m plus recess (14'8 x 12' plus recess) - Currently used as a store room the former forge is crying out to be converted into additional living accommodation with access gained from the dining room above. Ideally suited as a cinema room or snug the room benefits from power, light and plumbing to the gas heating system.
Gardens & Grounds - Stone steps from the front elevation provide access to a delightful side garden laid to a golden gravel and stone pathway flanked by borders stocked with an array of mature shrubs and plants. From here further steps lead up to the rear garden which is split into two main sections, each laid predominantly to shaped lawns which take full advantage of the Southerly aspect, enjoying a high degree of privacy and distant views over the surrounding countryside.
Driveway & Parking - Accessed from the High Street via a driveway shared with the neighbouring property, providing private off road parking and turning.
General Information - These property details are set out as a general outline only and do not constitute any part of an Offer or Contract. Nothing in these sales details is intended to indicate that any carpets or curtains, furnishings or fittings, electrical goods (wired or not), gas fires or light fitments, or any other fixtures and fittings not expressly included, form part of the property being offered for sale. Any services, equipment, fittings or central heating systems have not been tested and no warranty is given or implied that these are in working order. Buyers are advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor. All measurements, floor plans, distances and areas are approximate, and for guidance only. When ordering carpets or fitments you should always have the areas measured by the appropriate supplier. Subjective comments in this description imply the opinion of the selling agent at the time the sales details were prepared and the opinions of the purchasers may differ. For a copy of the full EPC report please contact our office.