This eight-bedroom Leek home is on the market for a cool £950,000

Looking for a new home in the Leek area, or just feeling a bit nosey? Then look no further than our Property Of The Week features!


By Jack Lenton

7th Sep 2022 | Property of the Week


Looking for a new home in the Leek area, or just feeling a bit nosey?

Then look no further than our Property Of The Week features, which showcase the most interesting homes for sale right now on our Leek Nub News Property page.

This week's listing is an eight bedroom house at Church Street, Leek.

The property is on the market now for £950,000 with Denise White Estate Agents, with even more homes being available to look around on our own Property page.

Here's what's been said about it...

This distinguished period residence is positively outstanding in its form, meticulously refurbished and renovated by the current owners to an exceptionally high standard benefiting from superior and stylish fixtures and fittings. The property offers such light-filled and spacious accommodation with the most alluring retained characterful features which is set across three floors alongside a large cellar. The architecture offers such a perfect balance between four spacious, comfortable, reception rooms and eight large luxurious bedrooms each with en-suite facilities. The property boasts an exceptional setting, located centrally within this highly regarded and well-served market town, yet somehow providing a mature, rural environment to enjoy the copious levels of wildlife and tranquillity in the private walled gardens to the rear. Currently the property generates a healthy income utilising it as a luxurious house let and inside, the house is decorated with Farrow & Ball colours and William Morris wallpaper, showcased with antique furniture which can be negotiated by separate negotiation if required. The property obviously would also be a stunning family home.

An exquisite, fully restored and enhanced former Vicarage, Listed (Grade II) which is a substantial residence of unparalleled accommodation, within outstanding grounds. Set within the town centre of the quaint, community spirited, market town of Leek in Staffordshire which is also conveniently located for commuting to Cheshire, Manchester, Derbyshire, Stoke-on Trent and not forgetting the outstanding areas of beauty the Staffordshire Moorlands has to offer. The property has an array of period features, in keeping with the era which is believed to date back to 1714, including; high ceilings, cornicing, deep architraves and cabinetry, all in addition to the tall sash windows with a number of original shutters, several elegant fireplaces with feature surrounds - restored, reclaimed and enhanced which sit effortlessly against a more classic interior, all equating to the most superb and welcoming family home.

Upon entering the property you are greeted by an impressive and light-filled reception hall that features beautiful Italian marble black and white tiles and provides access to the ground floor reception rooms, cellar and an attractive oak staircase which leads to the first floor accommodation The drawing room enjoys a double aspect, with two stunning full length sash windows with the original shutters overlooking the rear gardens and an impressive fireplace and open grated fire.

There is a study/games or a snug room which is brimming in character with English oak wooden panelled walls, two sash windows (with original shutters) overlooking the front gardens, exposed oak wooden flooring and a charming fireplace.

The dining room has the incredible full length sash windows again overlooking the gardens with an extremely impressive oak parquet floor and an imposing wooden carved fireplace with open grated fire.

The breakfast room is designed to be open plan with the kitchen area and provides the ideal space for families and entertaining, housing a table at present that can seat 18 people! The room is complimented by slate tiled flooring and underfloor heating that runs through into the kitchen. An attractive wooden mantle piece sits on the chimney breast framing the exposed English brick inset, raised stone hearth and a multi fuel stove. The kitchen has an extensive range of painted shaker-style units with matching display cabinets, solid wood worktops and a breakfast island with space for a range style cooker and integrated appliances. Defiantly the heart of the home where you can enjoy cooking and a great space to entertain guests. There is also a very useful utility room with an inner hallway leading out to the rear garden.

On the first floor the elegant oak staircase leads to the landing providing access to the dual-aspect principal bedroom which offers incredible space, large enough to house a sitting area with a charming fireplace alongside a beautiful bay window and full length sash windows overlooking the rear gardens. Two beautiful wooden framed entrances lead into the most remarkable en-suite bathroom, fitted with a most dramatic bathroom suite with all fittings being Burlington and comprises; Double-ended rolltop copper bateau bath, two period designed traditional ceramic console basin & legs, two heritage traditional heated towel rail radiators, one on each side, alongside an additional duplicate style radiator to the opposite wall. (Also, a duo rain fall shower) fitted with glass sliding doors and tiled inset to main showers. Exposed beam to the ceiling, Burlington bidet and period style high level traditional style W.C. With two sash style windows to the front aspect with wooden panelling to each side and over, deep skirting boards and wooden designed durable floor covering ! There are an additional three further double guest rooms on this floor all with en-suite facilities and a separate office/reading room with a useful cloakroom off.

The second floor showcases some outstanding exposed stone work and (original oak) wooden beams to the ceilings and houses an additional four further double bedrooms, which are positioned to be two suites off the reception landing. One suite has two double rooms, each with an en-suite facility. Suite two has two further large double rooms, sharing a large bathroom, with a double bath and separate shower cubicle.

The property boasts an exceptional setting, located centrally within this highly regarded and well-served market town, yet somehow providing a mature, rural environment to enjoy the copious levels of wildlife and tranquillity.

There are gardens to the front and the rear, with the formal walled gardens located to the rear offering a variety of stunning mature trees and a variety of plants with a carefully mown large lawned area and a considerable patio area which wraps around the garden, laid to Indian stone. Positively perfect for entertaining with a hot tub area at the bottom of the garden. There is also an impressive large wooden outbuilding which could be utilised for a variety of uses, including; office space, summer house, games room or a gym.

An iron single gate leads into the front gardens with a central stone pathway and lawns to each side of the property, secluded with hedgerow and extensive flower and shurb borders. The stunning craftsmanship of the residence hits you at first glance with the feature original style windows and the solid oak door believed to be gifted by the Bishop of Lichfield in 1714. There is a central outside lantern light over the doorway and period doorbell which starts your journey into this glorious home ! Secured gated access enables access to the rear of the property with outside lighting.

Check out this home and many more on our Leek Nub News Property Page!

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