Stunning four bed dockland home with private mooring and courtyard for sale

An impressive four bed canal-side property with historic importance has gone on the market after restoration efforts.

The Boatyard, in North Staffordshire, sits on the Trent and Mersey Canal – and it has its own mooring for two narrowboats.

Perfect for anyone who’s looking to live in a houseboat.

The property was originally the Blacksmiths Cottage and dry dock and is on the market for the first time in 25 years.

It’s part of a group of late 18th century canalside buildings and former dock at Barlaston Boatyard, included in the Trent & Mersey Canal Conservation area.

And, the four bed family home is on the market with Savills for offers in excess of £1,000,000.

Beccy Theodore-Jones, an Associate for Savills in Telford, said: “This really is an excellent family home which ticks a number of boxes for what buyers are seeking in the current market.

"There is a real desire for more space and The Boatyard offers this in abundance, both inside and out – and with a beautiful canal right on its doorstep.

“There is a real warmth about this property and will make a wonderful home to anybody seeking a lifestyle change or those who have an interest in canals and narrow boats.”

The house also has a generous garden, oak-framed garden room, separate garage, workshop and a large shed, which could be used as a workshop, reports StokeonTrentLive.

The garden room was only replaced five years ago and has floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of the canal.

Plus, there are solar powered electric Velux windows, remote control built in blinds and doors leading out to the garden with room to seat 12 people.

The property has specially crafted ash and oak furniture designed by a local craftsman.

So it’s perfect for history buffs!

The property is approached by a private lane, and has two bathrooms, two reception rooms, and stunning views of the Staffordshire canal.

On the first floor is a double bedroom which is double aspect and looks out over the canal.

There are fitted wardrobes and a dressing table, built in.

Also to the front of the house is a further double bedroom with built in wardrobes and dressing table, with a further bedroom adjoining.

To the rear of the house is the principal double bedroom with a dressing room off and clothes hanging space.

A boot room will provide storage and make sure you don’t drag mud into the house.

Outside at the front of the home is a York Stone paved parking area, overlooking the canal.

To the side of the house, large double doors lead into what was the original smithy and is a covered area suitable for BBQ's or for hanging washing.

A courtyard leads into the garage which offers a wonderful space with an extremely well organised workshop to the side.

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And, stairs lead to a first floor which would be suitable as a home office, gym or games room.

There is heating in the garage which means there could be potential for conversion to an annexe with the correct planning permission!

Finally, the private dock with mooring has a mains water and electricity supply.

For more information, or to arrange a viewing, call Savills on 01952 239 500.

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