Villa Farm Copmere End, Eccleshall, Stafford ST21 6EW

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A rare opportunity to acquire a large four bedroom farmhouse, located near the sought after village of Eccleshall, with three barns for potential conversion included.

Villa Farm is situated just 2 miles (3.22 km) west of the sought after village of Eccleshall, 9 miles (14.5 km) from Stafford town centre, 8 miles (12.5 km) from Stone and 6.8 miles (11 km) from the village of Loggerheads. The property lies only a short walk away from The Star pub and the picturesque Cop Mere.
The property is in a quiet location and adjoins a country lane. It is surrounded by open countryside with a number of mature trees in the vicinity.

From Eccleshall take Shaws lane to Elford Heath, proceed for 1 mile where the property will be situated on your left, identified by a Bagshaws for sale board.

Villa Farm extends in total to 0.64 acres (0.26 Ha). Comprising a detached traditional farmhouse with potential for modernisation, offering good sized family accommodation over two floors. Arranged in an adjoining courtyard are three detached traditional brick and blockwork outbuildings that had planning permission granted through class Q for the change of use of the agricultural buildings into dwelling houses. The buildings were previously used for livestock farming and storage but now offer potential to be changed into attractive barn conversions in this picturesque setting. Access to the farmstead is via two separate private driveways leading off the adjoining lane. It is proposed that the neighbouring livestock shed to the southern side of the site will be cleared away. Additional paddocks can be made available by separate negotiation.

A good sized traditional detached farmhouse, benefiting from a large garden to the rear which wraps around the front road side of the house, plus parking spaces to the yard side. The property has potential for modernisation.

Verandah/ Utility Room 23' 4'' x 9' 5'' (7.12m x 2.87m)
Tiled flooring throughout with plumbing fitted for a washing machine and a Belfast sink.

Boiler Room 7' 0'' x 5' 5'' (2.14m x 1.66m)
Fitted boiler with some storage space.

Kitchen 13' 2'' x 11' 4'' (4.02m x 3.45m)
With a range of fitted wooden units, an open brick fireplace which previously housed a Rayburn. Tiled flooring throughout and open plan to Dining area.

Dining area 14' 3'' x 9' 5'' (4.34m x 2.88m max)
Carpeting throughout with a radiator and a window to the front.

Living Room 16' 9'' x 10' 0'' (5.10m x 3.05m max)
With an open fireplace and boarded up door to the side.

The living room gives access to the cellar below with an underfloor hatch and steps down, the cellar is of standing height and dry throughout.

Sitting Room 16' 8'' x 14' 2'' (5.07m max x 4.32m max)
Open fireplace with a brick hearth, front door to side. Open tread stairs to first floor.

With access to all bedrooms.

Bathroom 6' 7'' x 6' 7'' (2.00m x 2.00m)
Fully tiled throughout with a modern white suite comprising a full sized bath with an electric shower overhead, WC, Basin and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom 1 13' 11'' x 13' 7'' (4.25m x 4.13m)
Large double with a window onto the roadside and the yard.

Bedroom 2 10' 8'' x 9' 10'' (3.24m x 3.00m max)
Single room, radiator to side and window to yard.

Bedroom 3 19' 4'' x 9' 6'' (5.90m x 2.90m)
Double room, with two windows one to the roadside and one to the garden plus an Edwardian fireplace.

Bedroom 4 13' 1'' x 12' 7'' (4.00m max x 3.83m)
L shaped double bedroom, window to rear and an airing cupboard with a water tank above.

The house benefits from ample parking in the yard area and a large rear garden which wraps around the property from the rear to the front, road side of the farmhouse. The garden overlooks adjoining paddocks, which could be available by separate negotiation.

Planning Permission
The three detached traditional brick and blockwork barns had planning consent under class Q for the change of use of the agricultural buildings into dwelling houses, which expired in 2021. Consent was granted through non-determination. Application number: 18/28381/PAR. Copies of the plans and application that were submitted to the council is available from the selling agents. Purchasers should make their own enquiries of the local authority in relation to any variation to this.


Barn A/B
Located just off the roadside, the second largest of the three buildings, made of part brick and part concrete blocks with open frontage to some parts. Extending to approximately 100 sq m (1073 sq ft) GIA with potential to become a 2-bedroom barn conversion with an open plan Kitchen / living room, with Bathroom and Utility.

Barn C
A concrete block constructed building of approximately 60.50m sq (750sq ft) GIA with potential to become an open plan conversion with two bedrooms.

Barn D
Largest of the three barns, positioned to the rear of the site and previously used as a milking parlour, is part brick and part concrete block construction, with a part tiled roof and part corrugated metal roof. The ground floor is approximately 151.60 m sq (1630 sq ft) GIA plus a first floor storage area of approximately 15 sq m (160 sq ft) giving a total GIA of approximately 166 m sq (1800 sq ft). With potential to become an impressive barn conversion, with large open plan kitchen living room with bi-fold doors overlooking the land to the south, separate Utility room and hallway with three bedrooms each with their own en-suite bathrooms.

General Information

The Farmhouse benefits from mains electricity, oil central heating, mains water and drainage is by way of a septic tank. Further information is available from the selling agents.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements which may exist on the property.

Tenure and Possession
The property is to be sold freehold with vacant possession available upon completion

Council Tax
The property is believed to be within Council Tax band D

EPC Rating - F

Local Authority
Stafford Borough Council Civic Centre, Riverside Stafford, ST16 3AQ

Hutsby Mees Solicitors, 5-7a, St Marys Grove, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2AT

Strictly by appointment through the Penkridge Office of Bagshaws

Method Of Sale
The property is to be sold by private treaty.

Agents Note
Bagshaws LLP have made every reasonable effort to ensure these details offer an accurate and fair description of the property but give notice that all measurements, distances and areas referred to are approximate and based on information available at the time of printing. These details are for guidance only and do not constitute part of the contract for sale. Bagshaws LLP and their employees are not authorised to give any warranties or representations in relation to the sale. The property is sold as seen.