Fosseway Lane, Lichfield
- 5 bedrooms
- 4 receptions
- 2 bathrooms
Downes & Daughters is delighted to announce the listing of one of the most impressive and historically interesting properties we have ever had the pleasure to view. Genuinely one of Lichfield's best kept secrets, occupying a centrally located plot of some 1.8 acres less than a mile away from Lichfield City Centre. Locals who have lived in Lichfield all of their lives would be forgiven for not knowing of its existence. The property, which is Grade II Listed, originally dates from the late c18th, with alterations carried out in the early c19th, giving it's distinctive Georgian Gothic appearance . The current owners have lived in the house for over 30 years, during which time it has been faithfully restored, and extended in an authentic and exemplary style. As agents we truly believe this delightful home, unconverted coach house of over 2,000 sq.ft and 1.8 acres of formal gardens, come together to offer the 'complete package'. The main house extends to 3,647 sq.ft of tastefully presented accommodation with the original ground floor offering three reception rooms, two cellars, kitchen diner and utility. The more recent addition is linked via an attractive gallery room and boasts a, simply stunning, garden room with vaulted ceiling and York stone floor, rear lobby with shower room and a first floor home office and playroom. The first floor is equally impressive with five bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Externally the gardens extend all the way to Falkland Road, with shaped lawns, extensive patio seating areas and a second private access adjacent to the neighbouring property. This attractive package is then completed with the detached Coach House offering unlimited scope for further development (subject to relevant planning consents), extensive parking and drive through garage.
Downes & Daughters is proud to be associated with the marketing of such a truly outstanding family home.
The grandeur of the building is immediately evident on entering this property and it gives some clue as to the calibre of the home you are about to view. The ground floor offers the perfect balance of original formal reception rooms stylishly contrasting with some more relaxed contemporary family rooms. Perfectly served by the 'supporting cast members' of the more functional rooms.
Entrance Hallway • Formal Dining & Living Room • Snug/Sitting Room • Study • Large Kitchen Diner With Oil Fired Aga • Walk In Pantry & Boot Room • Utility • Rear Gallery Hallway • Garden Room • Rear Lobby With Stairs To Home Office / Playroom • Ground Floor Shower Room • Access To Cellars
An equally impressive space taking full advantage of the far reaching views that surround the property. Also boasting a stylish balance between the inherent historic charm of this home and some more contemporary twists.
• Gallery Landing • Principal Bedroom Suite • En Suite Bathroom • Bedroom Two • Bedroom Three • Bedroom Four With Door To Bedroom Five • Luxury Family Bathroom
Sandfields Lodge is located on the rural fringe of Lichfield yet uniquely only 0.8 of a mile away from its thriving City Centre. The coveted 'South Lichfield' location is highly desirable and only moments away from the popular Waitrose Superstore. The City Centre is renowned for its eclectic mix of cafes and shops and attractive historic buildings. It is served by a number of highly rated primary schools and three secondary schools with impressive Ofsted ratings. Other schools in the area include the Lichfield Cathedral School, Foremarke Hall, Repton School, Smallwood Manor, Denstone College and Abbots Bromley School for Girls. Lichfield is well located with central Birmingham and Birmingham International Airport both only 21 miles distance and East Midlands easily accessible in the opposite direction. The A38, A5, M6 Toll, M6 and M42 are all within easy reach and regular trains run from Lichfield and Tamworth to London Euston with a journey time of under 1 hour 30 minutes and Lichfield City Station has links directly in to Birmingham. Many young families now identify Lichfield as a perfectly acceptable commuter City to London.
The current owners feel privileged to have been able to live in this wonderful house for the last 30 years. It is a perfect family home.
GROUNDS & COACH HOUSE
If the house wasn't impressive enough, the real treat actually lies outside with simply stunning gardens extending to 1.8 acres which have been lovingly tended by the current owners for many years, and the rare benefit of a detached 'unconverted' coach house extending to over 2,000 sq.ft.
Formal Manicured Gardens • Courtyard Style Terrace • Extensive Gated Private Driveway • Drive Through Garage & Walled Yard • Detached Two Storey Coach House Offering Workshop, Stables, Storerooms & Loft Rooms