High Onn Manor, High Onn, Church Eaton, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST20
Full Property Description:
A beautifully restored and lovingly refurbished country residence standing, with a host of modern technology allied with period character, within superbly landscaped gardens and paddocks with a total area of approximately seven acres in a fine, rural South Staffordshire setting
High Onn Manor stands in the centre of the small hamlet of High Onn which is within particularly easy reach of local amenities in the nearby villages of Wheaton Aston and Gnosall. There is convenient travelling to the major conurbations of Stafford and Wolverhampton whilst Newport and Telford are also within easy reach. Rail services run from Stafford station with convenient, fast services to London Euston (from 80 minutes) and the motorway network can be accessed via the M6 and M6 Toll.
There is superb schooling available with Wolverhampton Grammar School and the Wolverhampton Girls' High, Stafford Grammar School, Adam's Grammar in Newport and Newport Girls' High School together with all of the Shrewsbury schools being particularly worthy of note.
High Onn Manor was purchased by the current sellers in 2011 and has been fully refurbished during their tenure. The house was in a poor state of repair but has been transformed by a careful scheme of restoration to provide a superb country seat with elegant rooms of much stature and distinction.
The house has retained much of its original charm and character with large, well-lit rooms, tall ceiling heights and attractive external elevations and yet this is now allied with modern technology and beautifully appointed kitchen and bathroom suites. The house is economical to run with double glazing, underfloor central heating to all floors and hot water principally provided by solar panels with wax cylinder heat storage elements with an LPG backup system. There is a grey water harvesting system, there is Cat-5 cabling and an Opus audio-visual and sound system, with touch screen controls throughout the home, creating a 21st Century living environment in a beautiful, period faade.
A glazed and leaded front door opens into the RECEPTION HALL with a fine staircase rising to the first floor, well appointed contemporary GUEST CLOAKROOM and access to the range of CELLARS with four-barrelled vaulted compartments. The DRAWING ROOM is a fine reception space with an ornate, marble fireplace with open hearth, oak flooring and a light aspect with a walk-in bay window and French doors to the terrace and gardens beyond. The DINING ROOM is beautifully proportioned with a light, corner aspect incorporating three pairs of French doors to the covered terrace with gardens beyond, a fine marble fireplace and oak flooring. There is a SITTING ROOM with oak flooring, butler's pantry and decorative fireplace together with French doors to the terrace and a STUDY with a recently fitted suite of office furniture by Hammonds and wooden flooring.
The focal point of the ground floor is the magnificent DINING KITCHEN with a comprehensive range of bespoke cupboards with granite working surfaces and a co-ordinating centre island with granite top and built-in wooden breakfast bar. There is an integrated dishwasher, space for an American style fridge freezer, integrated microwave, space for a range cooker with stainless steel chimney above, integrated ceiling lighting, a light, triple aspect, a large walk-in larder with cold settles and an adjoining FAMILY ROOM which is a charming informal living area with a walk-in bay window, integrated ceiling lighting, home cinema system (available by separate negotiation), and a large walk-in BOOT ROOM / STORE with fitted shelving and coat hooks. A door from the kitchen leads to a UTILITY ROOM with storage cupboards with granite surfaces, stable-style door to the rear courtyard and a well appointed CLOAKROOM.
The reception hall and stairwell is lit by a large first floor roof lantern with original leaded and coloured lights beneath with the galleried LANDING having Karndean flooring. The PRINCIPAL SUITE has a large double bedroom with wooden flooring, a bay window with French doors opening onto a balcony with glazed balustrading and magnificent views, a walk-in wardrobe with automatic lights, shelving and hanging rails and a luxuriously appointed bathroom with a freestanding oval bath, separate fully-tiled wetroom shower area, wc and his and hers vanity unit with wash basins. There are FOUR FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOMS to the first floor, all of which have delightful outlooks, decorative fireplaces and two of which have fitted wardrobes and TWO HOUSE BATHROOMS both of which have fabulously appointed, contemporary suites and a LAUNDRY AND IRONING ROOM with plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer, double ceramic sink and tiled floor.
A staircase rises to the UPPER FLOOR with a galleried landing, BEDROOM 6 which is a large bedroom and studio room with beamed ceiling and a well appointed BATHROOM with a contemporary suite and walk-in wardrobe with hanging rail.
High Onn Manor stands within beautiful gardens and grounds. It is approached through an electrically operated remote controlled five-bar wooden gate with separate pedestrian courtesy gate to the side, all set within stone-capped brick columns with a driveway laid in brick setts sweeping around the property to the rear courtyard with a slate terrace with covered al fresco dining area and ample gravelled parking areas. The lawns have been beautifully landscaped with superbly stocked beds and borders with a profusion of flowering plants, roses, low-growing shrubs and trees, sweeping lawns and an Astroturf play area. There are open PADDOCKS beyond with the principal elevations of the house and gardens having a stunning, open outlook with views over miles of open countryside.
There is a LEISURE BARN which is a single storey brick and tile building which has been fully refurbished to provide a superb leisure room with timbered and vaulted ceiling, solid fuel-burning cast iron stove and an adjoining SHOWER ROOM with fitted sauna. This is an ideal provision for leisure areas or could provide the basis for independent residential accommodation, subject to gaining all of the necessary consents.
There is a DETACHED TWO-STOREY COACH HOUSE with garaging, machinery store and playroom above which could, again, form the basis for residential accommodation or, alternatively, could be used for home officing or stabling, subject to gaining all of the usual necessary consents.
There is a productive area of KITCHEN GARDEN, a timber-decked terrace used for a hot-tub, an area of orchard, corner return Trafalgar style covered VERANDAH with recreational terracing beneath and a gravelled, secondary drive.
We are informed by the Vendors mains water and electricity are connected, drainage is to a septic tank and reed bed and the central heating and hot water are primarily provided by solar panels and solid wax storage cylinders with an LPG back-up system when and if required.
COUNCIL TAX BAND G - Stafford BC.
POSSESSION Vacant possession will be given on completion.
VIEWING Please contact the Tettenhall office.
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