The Toft, Dunston Heath, Dunston, Staffordshire

Offers in Excess of £650,000

Key features

  • Substantial Rural Residence
  • Beautiful Countryside Views
  • Four Reception Rooms, Five Bedrooms
  • Potential For Further Development
  • Convenient Location in Proximity to Wider Transport Network
  • Useful Range of Outbuildings
  • Grade II Listed Property
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  • EPC Exempt

Full Details

The Toft is a substantial rural family residence enjoying some beautiful and far reaching views. The Grade II listed property is thought to date back as far as the 17th century with later additions in both the 18th and 20th centuries. The striking facade is particularly attractive with its pilastered front door and fan light above, two large bay windows and patterned roof tiles.

Set over two stories with a large attic, the current arrangement provides four reception rooms and five bedrooms, however, any potential buyer may well see potential for further development or updating to suit.


The property is within easy reach of the M6, M6 Toll and the M54 and an equally short distance from the county town of Stafford with a mainline railway station providing regular intercity services to London, Birmingham and Manchester. Stafford has a well-regarded independent grammar school and a number of primary and secondary schools. The property is surrounded by open countryside and farmland, the front of the pretty with particularly far reaching views to Cannock Chase, a well-known AONB.


Internally there are two reception rooms to the front, one a large sitting room with the bay window to the front elevation and attractive parquet flooring. The other front reception room is a more intimate drawing room with oak panelling and French doors opening into the sun room with views over the rear garden.


Beyond the hall is the dining room with doors off to the cellar below and large pantry cupboard. The dining room in turn leads to the farmhouse kitchen with the utility and boot room beyond.


There are five bedrooms on the first floor, a separate shower room and bathroom, a large inner landing with housekeepers cupboard and a rear staircase from the kitchen. The unconverted attic space could potentially provide further opportunity to develop the two generously sized store rooms.


Externally there is a gated driveway and courtyard with a range of useful outbuildings comprising two large garages, several stores and workshop. The rear garden is attractively landscaped with a large pool and a partially walled boundary with the neighbouring property affording a great degree of privacy. Beyond the lawned garden and pool is a small orchard. The Toft also owns an attractive dell; a small plot of land opposite the front facade which is naturally planted with wild flowers.


The Toft has huge character, charm and great deal of history. It has clearly been a dearly loved family home and although many potential purchasers will see a scheme of improvements, offers an opportunity to create a beautiful rural residence.



Accommodation briefly comprises:


Gate from the lane to the front opens into a front courtyard with paving leading to the front door. A secondary vehicle access into the courtyard is located to the right of the frontage.


Entrance hallway with stairs rising to first floor. Door to


Sitting room

Attractive bay window to the front aspect and sash window to the side. Open fireplace. Parquet flooring and large store cupboard.


Drawing room

Oak panelling, open fireplace, French doors opening into


Timber framed sun room with double doors opening out to the rear garden and taking in the views beyond.


Beyond the front hallway is a corridor with ground floor cloak room comprising WC, wash hand basin and attractive opaque stained-glass windows.


Dining room

With large fireplace, windows to both front and rear, large store cupboard.

Door to cellar with brick settles and wine storage.

Door off the dining room to larder.



Farmhouse kitchen complete with oil fired AGA, range of wall and base units, and wonderful views over the garden.

Secondary electric oven.

Rear staircase ascending to the rear landing.


Boot room

With separate under-stairs storage.

Utility room

Plumbing for white goods, quarry tiled flooring. Large store cupboards, Floor mounted oil-fired combination boiler.

Stable door to rear garden.


Paved rear terrace with pergola.


First floor:

Bedroom one

Window to the front aspect with lovely views. Side window over garden. Original timbers.


Bedroom two

Front facing window, door from landing and door to rear leading to passage way.


Stairs rising from front landing to attic rooms


Large attic room over bedroom one, dormer window.

Second room with smaller roof light, cold water header tanks.


Bedroom three, master bedroom with wonderful views over garden and beyond. Interlinking door to



Pale green suite with bath, wash hand basin in vanity unit and WC. Window over garden with lovely views.


Bedroom four

Large room with bay window to front aspect, side window. Large built in wardrobes, vanity unit.


Shower room off landing with WC, wash hand basin and shower enclosure.


Inner landing with large housekeepers cupboard. Door to bathroom.

Door to


Rear landing with large store cupboards, stairs descending to kitchen.


Bedroom five.

Double bedroom with rear and side facing windows.



Bin store next to back door. Part covered rear yard.

Large garage with workshop units. Remotely operated electric door.

Large Log store

Second garden store.

Workshop, could easily be used as a garage with some minor modifications.

Garage with up and over metal door.



Paved courtyard to front with access through gates from the lane.


Gate to side walled and paved garden. Would make useful additional parking if required.


Rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with an attractive pool spanning the boundary with neighbouring property.

Separate orchard to the rear with mature hedging.



Naturally planted with wild flowers, stone seating area.

A beautiful timbered cottage with accompanying gardens and paddocks
extending to 10 acres. Be sure to look at the 3…