Cesterforde, Main Road, Seighford, Staffordshire


Key features

  • 360 Degree Virtual Tour Available at www.edgegoodrich.co.uk
  • Charming Grade II Listed Barn Conversion Retaining a Wealth of Character
  • Three Bay Detached Garage and Private Courtyard
  • Four Bedrooms with En-Suite Master
  • Large Sitting Room with Vaulted Ceiling and Minstrels Landing
  • Kitchen with Separate Utility Room
  • Large Rear Garden, Plot Approx 0.3 Acres
  • Rural Village Location With Easy Access to Wider Transport Network

Full Details

The barn is widely believed to have been constructed circa 1758 as a dairy barn serving the nearby farmhouse. The hay barn next door was built at approximately the same time, both being impressive structures hinting at the importance and stature of the Village farmhouse.

Set back from the road that runs through Seighford, the barn fronts a private courtyard with detached barn to the front which has been converted to garaging with a large room spanning the first floor, over the three garage bays which open into the courtyard.

The barn itself has been tastefully converted and provides a good degree of flexibility with two ground floor bedrooms served by a smartly fitted bathroom, an en-suite master bedroom on the first floor and a fourth bedroom to the front of the property reached by the Minstrel Gallery overlooking the impressive sitting room.

Huge care has been taken to retain the character of the building with impressive exposed timber perlins and trusses demonstrating the craftsmanship used to construct the barn. The sitting room in particular is a stunning space with full height vaulted ceiling and stairs rising at either end, one to a minstrels gallery, the other to the master suite. An impressive log burning stove in an inglenook fireplace adds yet another charming feature.


Beyond the sitting room is a rear hallway with utility room off and the kitchen at the rear of the property, overlooking the rear garden.


Externally, the courtyard to the front provides plentiful parking, gated from the separate front area of gravelled parking with two entrances from the road. The courtyard serves only Cesterforde and as such offers an opportunity to provide garden to the garage building if an annexe was desirable, subject to planning.


The rear gardens are expansive, with a mix of seating areas, shaped lawns, mature and well stocked borders. An orchard with mature fruit trees leads to a wider grassed area, sloping gently to the brook that forms the rear boundary.


The village is conveniently placed for access to the M6 motorway and county town of Stafford a short distance away providing regular intercity services to London. The village has a well-regarded primary school, church and pub that is share held by the villagers. A bus service connects the property with both Stafford and Stone.

The property is on mains drainage.



Accommodation briefly comprises:


Courtyard setting with detached triple garage to the front.


Canopied solid oak front door into large hallway with two bedrooms and bathroom off.

3.45x 3.24m 11'4"x 10'7"


Bedroom two

3.55x 2.30m 11’8”x 7’6”

Small window to gable end of building, larger window into the courtyard.


Bedroom three

3.55x 2.71m 11’8”x 8’11”

Window overlooking the garden to the side.



Recently refitted bathroom serving the two bedrooms with white suite comprising mixer shower over the bath, wash hand basin and WC. Tiled flooring and obscured glass window to the side garden.


Hallway with under stairs storage, solid wood flooring.


Sitting room

23’3”x 16’8” 7.09x 5.09m

Vaulted ceiling with exposed truss work, large inglenook fireplace with multi fuel Scandinavian stove. Solid wooden floor.

Stairs rising to


Minstrel Gallery

3.46x 3.87m 11’4”x 12’8” measurements at shoulder height two sky lights Door to


Bedroom four

3.48x 3.53m 11’7”x 11’5” at shoulder height Large window in gable end wall. Exposed timbers and exposed brick work. Modern glass vanity unit with illuminated mirror.


Stairs rising from sitting room to

Master bedroom

5.40x 4.89m 17’8”x 16’

Two sky lights in vaulted ceiling, separate window to side elevation. Built in store cupboard.

En-suite shower room with recently refitted shower enclosure, wash hand basin in vanity unit, WC.


Rear hallway with external door from the side garden.


Utility room to rear

Housing Mistral floor standing oil-fired central heating boiler. Plumbing for white goods. Water softener.



5.33x 3.29m 17’5”x 10’9”

Two windows to rear elevation overlooking the garden.

Fitted wall and base and base units.




Three bay garage with two garage doors opening into ground level.


Bay one, bay two and bay three with approximately similar internal dimensions.

5.56x 3.49m 18’3”x 11’5”

Bay one with stairs rising to first floor. Single door to courtyard.


First floor

11x 1.7m 36’x 5’7” at shoulder height

Window in gable end, sky lights.



Central courtyard with plentiful parking, gated from front driveway. Additional gravelled parking to front with second gate access to lane.


Access to the rear from the front, enclosed lawn with established hedging.

Opening into gravelled courtyard with decking seating area, arch leading to Paved seating area and mature borders, opening into an orchard with mature fruit trees, leading to wider area of lawn gently sloping down to the brook that forms the northern boundary.


Far reaching views from the garden over farmland and Seighford Hall in the distance.


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