Offers in excess of £900,000
New Road, Penkridge, Stafford
Land Size: 0m²
The Rock House is a delightful early 19th Century Grade II listed detached residence situated within close proximity of the market town of Penkridge. Hidden away behind a private drive and electric gates you would not know The Rock House is situated less than a minutes walk from the town centre. With its 5 bedrooms and 4 reception rooms the property has over 4400sq ft alone of living space, not including the detached and refurbished Coach House which is currently used as guest accommodation and a source of income. The gardens to the rear are extensive in size, enclosed, private and perfect for children to explore. An ideal family home, the property has the added benefit not only of being close to the local amenities and schools but also the major trunk routes of the A449 and M6 as well as Penkridge Train Station and London being only an hour and a half away.
Accommodation (Main Home) - On entering The Rock House you are greeted with a most spacious reception hallway. This is accessed by an impressive wooden front door surrounded by the classic Georgian pillared entrance porch. The reception hall is ideal for greeting friends and family and allows easy access to the reception rooms as well as the galleried staircase to the first floor accommodation.
This is a classic Georgian style property throughout and this is evident from the high ceilings and spaciousness of each room. The drawing room is a perfect example of this and a wonderful abundance of natural light enters this room from the windows which offer views to the rear garden as well as to the front of the property. The focal point of this room is the log burner fire place, perfect for keeping cosy on cold winter nights. The dining room also has its own open fire and looks out to the front of the property and is perfect for formal dining or having the family round for those special occasions. The sitting room is another cosy room benefitting from its own log-burner and enjoys a double-aspect with views across the courtyard. There is also a very useful butlers pantry accessible from the sitting room, dining room and main hallway.
For formal entertaining, there is an impressively sized ballroom, currently used as a cinema room with its own bar, and perfect for large celebrations.
The kitchen/breakfast room maintains a charming balance of contemporary and character features in a farmhouse style, including Aga, brickwork and wooden work surfaces throughout. This a very sociable room, as well as spacious, and the perfect hub for family life. Finishing off the ground floor is the boiler room/downstairs cloakroom.
The grand galleried landing leads to the first floor, which again benefits from abundant natural light. The bedrooms are all generous in size with the master bedroom having its own en-suite as well as a Jack and Jill access from the first floor landing. Bedrooms 2-5 are all light and airy and complemented with a modern family bathroom and separate cloakroom.
The coach house is a detached (refurbished by the current owners) one bedroom residence which is currently used as a holiday home. The property is well presented to a modern standard with an open plan layout as well its own kitchen, utility room, shower room and mezzanine bedroom above.
Accommodation (The Coach House) - The coach house is a detached (refurbished by the current owners) one bedroom residence which is currently used as a holiday home. The property is well presented to a modern standard with an open plan layout as well its own kitchen, utility room, shower room and mezzanine bedroom above.
Vendor's Insight - When moving to The Rock House more than 23 years ago, the current owners of this stunning Grade II listed property were enamoured with its splendid semi-rural location. We were looking to buy a country house in which to bring up our family, they say, whilst remaining within easy reach of amenities and transport networks. Being in the middle of a vibrant village and well connected to motorways and the local train station, the location of this house has met all of our needs and more.
The house itself has much to recommend it too, boasting plenty of character and historic charm. Though we have made various internal enhancements, including refurbishment of the sash windows and redecoration throughout, the exterior of the Grade II listed house remains much as it was when it was built in circa 1800, say the owners. The largest change we have made has been the conversion of the coach house from a stable into a beautiful dwelling.
Much more than a family home, the property is also ideal for entertaining, with a huge ballroom complete with bar and cinema making it the perfect party venue. The grounds are great for summer entertaining, too, say the owners, and we have hosted christening and birthday parties here, having more than enough space for large gatherings. We even have space to mark out a grass tennis court, from which our children took much enjoyment when they were younger, and have a hot tub in the main garden. The courtyard garden by the kitchen is ideal for more intimate events, with the soothing sound of the fountain providing a relaxed festive atmosphere whether for drinks with family and friends or simply enjoying the long summer evenings by ourselves.
This property really feels like our own private paradise, the owners continue. We love being able to drive up the driveway and close the gates behind us, snuggling up in the cosy drawing room or enjoying the sunny south facing main garden, which is complemented by our very own little wooded area.
Our favourite room by far is the dual aspect drawing room, which despite its generous size has an extremely cosy atmosphere. Ones eyes are immediately drawn to the large windows and garden views beyond.
The ballroom is a fantastic space for parties, with a bar, projector and big screen providing plenty of scope for entertaining large numbers of family and friends: we have even had a bouncy castle in here for childrens birthday celebrations!
Having brought our children up here, we shall greatly miss our beautiful home at The Rock House. We feel really privileged to have owned this house and to have become part of its history, just as the house itself has been an important part of our own family history, too.
We love being in the centre of such a lively village, within walking distance of the pubs, shops and train station, whilst being surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Outside - The home has a fantastic plot in the centre of this lovely market town. There is significant parking to the front of the home as well as off road parking immediately beyond the electric gates. This leads to the Coach House courtyard entrance and further outbuildings offering ample storage. The gardens offer privacy and catch the sun all day, and there are lawned gardens, various fruit trees and flower borders.
Location - The home is situated within a minute's walking distance to the centre of the popular market town of Penkridge. Located south of the county town of Stafford. Penkridge has its own train station with easy access to Birmingham, Manchester and London being only an hour and a half away. There are numerous schools and amenities within the market town and trunk routes include easy access to the M6 and A449.
Services To The Property - All mains services connected
Local Authority - Staffordshire Borough Council
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors agents Fine & Country. Contact Karl Rusk - 01785 338585 / 07957 299705
Fine And Country Opening Hours - Monday to Friday9.00 am - 8.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Sunday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Agent's Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.
- Detached Early 19th Century Character Residence
- Over 4400 sq ft of Living Accommodation (Main House)
- Separate Detached Coach House
- Four Reception Rooms
- Easy Walking Distance to Penkridge
- Train Station Five Minute Drive Away
- Driveway and Private Entrance
- Large Family Sized Rear Gardens