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St Thomas Mill Farmhouse is a semi-detached, Grade II Listed property occupying beautiful spacious grounds situated off Baswich Lane. Enjoying views over the adjoining open countryside towards Cannock Chase and over the River Sow. The property offers a substantial family home, boasting large, well maintained living accommodation having four double bedrooms upstairs and one or two double bedrooms downstairs. The downstairs bedrooms with their kitchen and wet room were run as a successful Airbnb until March 2020. These rooms are accessed from the main house at present, and there is scope for them to be used as a separate living area (subject to the relevant planning permissions). To the ground floor of the property there is a further storage room, accessed from an external door. Situated in a sought-after location close to the edge of the Cannock Chase area.
From Stafford take the Uttoxeter Road (A518), after approximately half a mile turn right onto St Thomas Street. After 250 yards take a left turn onto Tixall Road and follow this road for approximately 1.2 miles. Take a right turn onto Blackheath Lane towards Baswich, which after approximately 0.3 miles becomes Baswich Lane. The entrance to the property is located on the left-hand side off the bridge as indicated by our “For Sale” board.
5' 11'' x 3' 11'' (1.8m x 1.2m)
Brick under tile entrance porch to the front of the property with glazed windows and door, leading into the hallway/dining room area.
15' 6'' x 15' 1'' (4.72m x 4.6m)
Large dining room/entrance hallway with original quarry tiles, beamed ceilings, log burner set within a hearth, fitted storage cupboards, window looking out to the front garden, and doors leading to the living room, kitchen and Inner hallway.
17' 1'' (into bay) x 13' 5'' (5.21m (into bay) x 4.09m)
Good-sized living room with bay window, carpeted flooring over old terracotta quarry tiles, fireplace, fitted cupboards and door leading to the annexe.
15' 7'' x 11' 0'' (4.75m x 3.36m)
Good-sized kitchen with both floor and wall units, white French ceramic sink and electrical white goods, original quarry tiles, beamed ceilings, log fired cooking stove within hearth and door leading into a small rear porch with a boot and coat cupboard, and door to patio area and side garden.
8' 4'' x 7' 3'' (2.53m x 2.2m)
Good-sized utility room off rear porch, with Worcester Bosch condensing gas boiler, quarry tiled flooring, plumbing for washing machine and heat pump tumble dryer, Belfast sink and door leading into a downstairs WC.
Downstairs toilet with quarry tiled flooring, WC and wash hand basin.
Leading from Hall/dining room and providing access to Annex, Pantry and a large under stairs cupboard.
9' 1'' x 6' 0'' (2.76m x 1.83m)
Pantry has a thrawl, extensive shelving and a quarry tiled floor.
13' 6'' x 13' 3'' (maximum) (4.12m x 4.05m (maximum))
Large landing area to the top of the stairs with seating area, wooden flooring, fitted cupboards and airing cupboard off.
17' 3'' x 13' 11'' (5.25m x 4.23m)
Large double room with views towards Stafford Castle, fitted cupboards and oak flooring.
17' 2'' x 11' 11'' (5.22m x 3.64m)
Large double room with views towards Cannock Chase, oak flooring.
13' 3'' x 13' 2'' (4.04m x 4.01m)
Large double bedroom with views over the River Sow, carpeted flooring and fitted cupboards.
13' 5'' x 12' 6'' (4.09m x 3.8m)
Large double bedroom with oak beams and flooring, fitted cupboards and en-suite off.
6' 6'' x 5' 11'' (1.97m x 1.81m)
Good sized en-suite bathroom with oak flooring, WC, wash hand basin and shower.
12' 10'' x 10' 4'' (3.91m x 3.14m)
Large family bathroom with bath with shower over, WC, bidet and wash hand basin, with oak flooring and bath panelling and period features.
Door from Inner hallway leads to a carpeted internal hallway in the Annex providing access to:
8' 3'' x 4' 11'' (2.52m x 1.49m)
Small fitted kitchen with inset sink, fitted hob and oven, wall and floor units and quarry tiled flooring.
10' 6'' x 8' 5'' (3.21m x 2.57m)
Good-sized double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, carpeted flooring and door leading to the front garden.
12' 11'' x 7' 2'' (3.93m x 2.19m)
Bedroom/ living room/study with carpeted flooring.
With walk-in shower, WC, wash hand basin and heated tiled flooring.
27' 8'' x 13' 1'' (8.44m x 3.99m)
Accessed via an additional external door from the front of the main property, with flying freehold above from the neighbouring property. The room is currently used for storage purposes and benefits from a recently renovated ceiling with full insulation and sound proofing, water and electricity connections supplied from the main house, and a drainage connection.
The property is accessed via a pathway from the front yard area. The entrance leads directly off Baswich Lane and onto a concrete yard area for parking. The property enjoys a good sized lawned garden to two aspects with brick walls in the side garden and mature planted borders with views over the adjoining pastureland. There is a good-sized patio with vegetable beds, fruit trees, greenhouse, outside coal shed and WC (not currently in use).
To the front elevation of the main house is a detached Grade II listed, two-storey, brick under tile constructed semi completed barn conversion. The barn is accessed via the front path to the main property over an oak bridge. The barn was granted planning permission (Planning Application Reference: 08/10150/FUL) on 30th March 2009 for conversion to a dwelling house. The barn has been partly completed, and requires some works in order to finish the property off such as the finalisation of some services, timber works such as staircase, fitting of bathrooms and kitchen as required. The barn has solid oak floors throughout the main rooms upstairs and downstairs, is insulated to a very high standard throughout and has triple glazed energy efficient windows plus a Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery system. The barn extends in total to approximately 69.51sq m (749sq ft) and comprises as follows;
19' 6'' x 19' 3'' (5.94m x 5.88m)
Good-sized space with views over the adjoining land towards Cannock Chase.
Utility area with drainage point for washing machine and sink.
11' 4'' x 5' 6'' (3.46m x 1.68m)
Shower room with space and drainage points for a large shower and WC.
19' 2'' x 9' 10'' (5.84m x 2.99m)
Large room with far reaching views out over the adjoining land.
With space for seating.
Small area for WC and wash hand basin.
There are two large outbuildings at the property, one being situated to the west of the property, on the right-hand side when entering the yard area off Baswich Lane, and the other being north of the property, backing onto Baswich Lane. Both outbuildings are currently used for storage purposes.
Large Grade II Listed brick under tile constructed single storey barn with high pitched roof extending to approximately 168sq m. The barn comprises three large sections complete with concrete floor, recently rebuilt roof, the highest section of which is constructed as a warm roof and has stable doors opening onto the yard area. The building benefits from having water and electricity connections served from the main property.
Three connected Grade II Listed one-storey buildings of part brick and part stone construction, with some metal cladding and Yorkshire boarding to the western elevation, extending to approximately 85 sq m (914 sq ft). The brick buildings have recently rebuilt roofs, and there are doors from each building opening up onto the roadside. There is pedestrian access to the property side. To the outside of the barn is a lawned area over the site of the old Mill building, with brick wall boundaries.
The land comprises one parcel of relatively level pastureland extending to approximately 3.49 acres (1.41 hectares) or thereabouts. The land is located to the south of the property, accessed through a gated entrance from the yard area, with further pedestrian access via steps down from the main properties’ garden. The land has been mown annually and is currently managed for wildlife. It is used for walking and has a number of specimen trees planted in one area. The land is bounded by mainly mature tree boundaries with a brick wall to part, and the River Sow bounding the land to the south side. The field is classified as Grade 3 under the MAFF Agricultural Land Classification Scheme and this area is located within flood zone 3. All the buildings and the garden areas are located on land which is classified as Scheduled Ancient Monument. None of the buildings are Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
St Thomas Mill Farmhouse benefits from electric underfloor heating to the ground floor, gas central heating, mains water and electricity and private drainage by way of a septic tank located in the adjoining field. The self-contained annex benefits from gas central heating, mains water and electricity and private drainage by way of a septic tank as above. The barn conversion does not yet have any gas, water, electricity or drainage connections finalised to the property, however, these are available to connect from the existing services as mentioned above. Outbuilding One at the property benefits from water and electricity connections served from the main property. A water supply is available in the field but the nearest tap is in the adjacent barn in Building One.
There is a right to water for Baswich Farm from the property, which is metered, and the neighbouring properties at St Thomas Priory have rights of drainage. Overhead power lines cross the land in part for which there is a wayleave. There is a wayleave for an underground sewer which traverses the field. There is a right of pedestrian access from the Mill area onto the neighbour’s property through to Baswich Lane. There is also a right to park one car in the event of serious flooding affecting access to the yard. The gas and water meters are situated on the adjacent property. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements in existence at the time of the sale.
All sporting, mineral and fishing rights are excluded within the freehold sale. It is understood that all timber rights are included within the freehold sale.
14 Salter Street
Tel: 01785 223344
4 Crown Bridge
Tel: 01785 715555