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Upper Hulme, Near Leek, Staffordshire ST13

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Property features

  • Spacious detached farmhouse with Swiming Pool
  • Ideally positioned in a rural location with far reaching views
  • Range of outbuidings with potential for further conversion
  • Inspection a must

Property description

#this must be viewed to be appreciated# Spacious detached smallholding, being former traditional hill farm, nestled in the Peak National Park with 23 acres and ideal for equestrian pursuits. The Farmhouse has undergone extensive refurbishment and boasting heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and pipe organ room. With spacious additional building ideal for conversion into residential, holiday or similar accommodation.Shaw Bottom Farm is a business and potential development opportunity for the discerning purchaser to create a spacious home with annex accommodation which will serve a variety of purposes. The Farmhous itself boasts ample living and bedroom accommodation lending itself to be readily split into two smaller dwellings with the advantage of two existing staircases. The adjacent barn has full approval for conversion and if undertaken in a similar design could create one or two more residences. The centre of the property could then house the recreational facilities namely the pool, sauna and music/theatre area. The land which surrounds the property to all elevations extends to 23 acres or thereabouts and offers grazing and mowing and incorporates a natural stream and a number of ponds. This opportunity to create a potential business and incorporate equestrian pursuits in the heart of the Peak National Park needs further exploration and a viewing is strongly urged.Shaw Bottom dates back to the 17th Century and originally comprised of one room downstairs and one room upstairs. The property was extended in the 18th and 19th Century for cattle and fodder storage. The present architect owner purchased the property in 1977 and began its transformation into the home as it stands today which offers a unique ecclesiastical feel. The house presently offers some 405 sq meters. The adjoining outbuilding has permission granted for residential and ancillary residential accommodation, drawings have been prepared showing four first floor bedrooms with two ensuites and ground floor living accommodation, this will provide a further 200 sq meters of accommodation. The total area would extend to 605 sq m (6,516 sq ft).There is the option for prospective purchasers to utilise the existing accommodation, the self contained guest suite with separate access, and create holiday or ancillary accommodation to suit personal requirements.The property which has undergone major restoration work since the purchase in 1977 offers some unusual features which will appeal to the discerning purchaser and compliment a business. The Music Room boasts original Minton Tile flooring with oak pews and panelling which give the perfect setting for the Victorian Pipe Organ. The heated indoor Swimming Pool is located on the lower ground floor and is accessed via two sets of steps from either elevation, and also from a first floor flume room (via the flume). The Pool room incorporates 12 hardwood carvings of Indian Gods and 2 made to measure granite carvings based on Saraswati (the Goddess of Knowledge). There are two arched decorative windows with Tiffany style design. There is optical lighting (the first in a private building in the UK) and ceiling roses from Clitheroe Chapel all of which add to the ambience of this room. The setting in the Peak Park whilst offering spectacular views is within easy access to Leek, Buxton, Macclesfield, Congleton and beyond and offers train stations within an easy commute.

Glazed Garden Room - 7' 0" x 67' 0" (2.13m x 20.42m)
With fully glazed floor to ceiling panels running the length of the room overlooking the Courtyard incorporating sliding glazed doors, doors leading to Dining Room, Kitchen, Cinema Room, Pool and Sauna Area, exposed stone walls to part.

Drawing Room/Reception Room 1 - 12' 11" x 16' 8" (3.94m x 5.07m)
With exposed stone walls to part, cast iron dual fronted Multi Fuel Stove, reclaimed parquet flooring, exposed ceiling beams, patio doors leading to Courtyard, windows to two elevations.

Sitting Room/Reception Room 2 - 18' 0" x 16' 6" (5.48m x 5.04m)
With exposed stone walls to part, windows to two elevations, cast iron dual fronted Multi Fuel Stove, reclaimed parquet flooring, exposed ceiling beams and timbers.Boiler Room off: Housing oil fired central heating boiler, window to rear

Boiler Room off
housing oil fired central heating boiler, window to rear

Inner Hall - 0
Having staircase off leading to first floor, window to rear aspect, exposed stone walls to part. Cloak Cupboard Off.

Cloak Cupboard Off

With Low Level W.C., wash hand basin.

Dining Room - 11' 7" x 16' 6" (3.53m x 5.03m)
Having Original Cast Iron Multi Fuel Range dating back to 1678, window to side aspect, staircase leading to first floor, quarry tiled flooring.

Kitchen Incorporating Breakfast Room - 12' 10" x 17' 0" (3.91m x 5.18m)
Having brushed chrome handmade units comprising base cupboards and drawers with matching worksurfaces over, Rayburn Royal Oil fired Range providing hot water and central heating, electric double oven, electric hob. Feature hexagonal tiled table, tiled flooring. Kitchen area housing stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for automatic washing machine.

Utility/Pantry - 5' 7" x 16' 10" (1.70m x 5.13m)
Having stone flagged floor, base units and full height storage cupboards, pedestrian door leading to rear courtyard.

Cinema Room - 16' 9" x 26' 0" (5.11m x 7.92m)
With part vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams, part mirrored ceiling, sliding door leading from Garden room with matching side panel and further glazed panels, window to rear aspect, exposed stone walls to part, boarded walls to part, velux window to front, double doors leading to the rear aspect with cobbled ramp leading to adjoining land.

Music Room - 12' 9" x 16' 10" (3.89m x 5.13m)
Boasting original minton tiled flooring, built in Pipe Organ believed to be of Samuel Ren design dating back to 1847. This organ has been regularly maintained by a local company. The room offers panelled walls, shelving ideal for possible library, feature arched timberwork, windows to three elevations, decorative exposed stonework to part, stained glass.Store Room off having staircase, window to side aspect.

Store Room
off having staircase, window to side aspect.

Play Room - 8' 5" x 12' 4" (2.57m x 3.76m)
This room is accessed from the Cinema room via a narrow staircase. This room has restricted head height with two velux windows. At the present time this rom houses a model railway track. An ideal get away for the young or adventurous

Sauna Area - 0
The Sauna area houses a dressing area, Wooden Sauna with seating (3kw output), Shower Room housing shower cubicle, Low level WC and Wash hand basin. Separate access to the

Flume Room
A small room access via a narrow staircase leading from the Sauna Area to the flume room. This room houses the start of the flume which leads into the pool, and external door giving access to the roof which offers panoramic views.

Lower Ground Floor

Pool Room - 16' 8" x 25' 4" (5.09m x 7.72m)
The indoor heated Swimming Pool has a mosaic tiled floor. The pool can be accessed from either the Sauna Area or the Garden Room. The Pool surround has been designed by the architect owner and incorporate 12 hardwood carvings of Indian Gods and 2 granite carvings based on Saraswati (the Goddess of Knowledge) There is optical lighting and ceiling roses from Clitheroe Chapel, all of which add to the ambience of this room. The Pool has three phase Heat Star Air Conditioning, Dehumidification air and water recovery system. The Pump Room for the pool can be accessed from outside or the triple garage.

First Floor
The first floor area is approached via two staircases, the first staircase is from the Inner Hall and the second Staircase is from the Dining Room. Staircase One: Leading from Inner Hall to:

Staircase One
leading from Inner Hall to:

Half Landing
Incorporating Church pew opposite the window to the rear aspect, an ideal place for "contemplation".

Library/Reception Room 3 - 17' 5" x 18' 0" (5.31m x 5.49m)
With reclaimed parquet flooring, cast iron multi fuel stove, elevated Pulpit which is located over the stove, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and timbers, velux windows, window, stepped access leading to:

Guest Suite/Sitting Room - 12' 10" x 17' 0" (3.91m x 5.18m)
Ideal for a self contained suite with external stepped access from the courtyard leading to a balcony to the side elevation. The suite incorporates a Kitchen Area with sink unit and base cupboards, Sitting area with door leading to side Balcony. Separate Washroom housing shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low level W.C.

Staircase Two
This is accessed from the Dining Room and leads to:


Master Suite - 9' 3" x 12' 10" (2.82m x 3.91m)
Having exposed timber flooring, range of built in bedroom furniture, built in padded headboard and matching stained glass leaded light arched panel above, window.

Ensuite Bathroom - 8' 4" x 10' 7" (2.55m x 3.22m)
Having shaped bath in mosaic tiled surround, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C., built in dressing table, window to rear and side aspects, tiled flooring, decorative stained glass window overlooking Bathroom. Airing Cupboard off housing two lagged hot water cylinders.

Bedroom Two - 9' 7" x 11' 3" (2.92m x 3.43m)
Having window to front aspect, exposed timber flooring.

Bedroom Three - 6' 0" x 8' 3" (1.83m x 2.51m)
Having exposed timber flooring, part boarded walls.

Inner Landing
With windows to rear and side aspects.

Bathroom - 4' 11" x 6' 2" (1.51m x 1.88m)
Having panelled bath, wash hand basin, low level W.C., boarded ceiling, exposed stonework to part, decorative stained glass window overlooking EnSuite Bathroom, window to rear aspect.

Outbuildings - 0
Adjacent to the Main House is a stone and flagged outbuilding which has permission granted for residential accommodation and could offer a variety of uses for the discerning purchaser. At the present time the building is utilised as Garage and Storage with a first floor Store over. In detail the accommodation comprises:

Room One - 18' 0" x 33' 0" (5.49m x 10.06m)
Having three up and over doors, windows to rear access, pedestrian stepped access leading down to the Plant Room.

Room Two - 18' 0" x 25' 4" (5.49m x 7.72m)
Currently being utilised for storage purposes with windows to the rear and door to the side.

First Floor

Loft Store - 18' 0" x 58' 4" (5.49m x 17.78m)
Presently being utilised or storage purposes with windows to front, Velux windows to rear.Note: This property has planning consent granted for a two storey residential property. The discerning purchaser could utilise this accommodation for a variety of alternative layouts to suit individual requirements.

This property has planning consent granted for a two storey residential property. The discerning purchaser could utilise this accommodation for a variety of alternative layouts to suit individual requirements. Further details regarding the consent are available upon application.

The property is approached from the council road via a gated driveway which meanders through open farmland. The second part of the drive is within the boundaries of the property. The property is set in grounds extending to 23 acres or thereabouts. Adjacent to the farmhouse is a cobbled courtyard providing ample off road parking to the front of the property for a number of vehicles. Adjoining the courtyard is an Oriental Garden with elevated Pergola and water garden. The to rear of the property the land is open and laid to grass with a number of ponds fed from a natural stream. The land is suitable for mowing and/or grazing purposes and is easily visable from the house. The land is registered for the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme. The property is also registered with Natural England and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Further details regarding subsidy payments is available upon request.

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Market activity
Average price paid £165,765 Sales 408 Current average value £181,792 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change -£296 ▼ -0.16%

Property value data/graphs for ST13

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £288,264 £226 3.5 £278,480
Semi-detached £158,760 £161 3.0 £151,225
Terraced £116,043 £145 2.6 £115,195
Flats £115,186 £177 1.7 £102,078

Current asking prices in ST13

Average: £239,194
Avg. current asking prices in ST13
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £111,650
Flats £92,475
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All £96,310

Current asking rents in ST13

Average: £480 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in ST13
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £378 pcm
£470 pcm
£600 pcm
£793 pcm
Flats £345 pcm
£447 pcm
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All £355 pcm
£457 pcm
£600 pcm
£793 pcm

Fun facts for ST13

Highest value in ST13
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Horton £555,434
Onecote £487,262
Upper Hulme £451,376
Birchall Lane £450,210
Meerbrook £423,132
Highest turnover in ST13
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Lyndale Close 56.2%
Badgers Sett 47.1%
Westwood Grove 43.8%
Frith Street 41.2%
Bromley Edge Lane 40.0%

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Nearby transport

  • Buxton (6.9 miles)
  • Macclesfield (8.4 miles)
  • Congleton (8.7 miles)
  • Manchester International Airport (17.5 miles)
  • East Midlands Airport (36.0 miles)
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (37.6 miles)
  • Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal (44.9 miles)
  • Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal (45.0 miles)
  • Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal (45.2 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Blackshaw Moor CofE (VC) First School (2.4 miles)
  • Wincle CofE Primary School (3.6 miles)
  • Hollinsclough Church of England Academy (3.7 miles)
  • Leek High School (4.6 miles)
  • Westwood College (5.5 miles)
  • Macclesfield College (8.5 miles)
  • Bradshaw Farm Independent School (2.3 miles)
  • Old Sams Farm Independent School (2.7 miles)
  • Adventure Care Ltd (3.2 miles)
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