An elegant country home once the home of a famous expeditioner is now for sale in the stunning Staffordshire Moorlands.
The seven-bed period property, in Upper Hulme, is situated beneath The Roaches under the Hen Cloud.
On the market for £1,250,000 with Daniel & Hulme, the grand hall was once the hunting abode of Sir Philip Brocklehurst.
Brocklehurst was born at Swythamley Park, Staffordshire, in 1887, and became 2nd Baronet Brocklehurst. He’s well known for being a part of the Nimrod Expedition, otherwise known as the British Antarctic Expedition.
Alongside seven impressive bedrooms there is a grand entrance and reception hall, an annex, and gardens and grounds extending to over seven acres.
Images inside the historic home look like a five star boutique hotel, complete with luxury, extravagant furnishings, as well as games rooms and ‘man caves’.
Here’s what £1,250,000 would get you at Roach Road, Upper Hulme:
An impressive large oak entrance door with inset Lodge Gate. Tiled flooring. Glazed door to :
An impressive lofty entrance with a 3.60m timber panelled ceiling. Wood panelled archway to the alcove. Tiled flooring and an ornate staircase off to the first floor.
A Thomas Crapper suite with a high level W.C. and a wash hand basin.
A feature stone fireplace with inset log burner. Ornate coved ceiling. Three radiators. Double glazed bay windows.
Feature fireplace. Ornate coved ceiling. Three radiators. Double glazed windows to two sides and a pentagonal bay window to the rear elevation.
Feature fireplace. Double radiator. A feature window overlooking the Roaches.
Feature fireplace. Ornate coved ceiling. Double radiator. Window.
A modern fitted wet room with wash basin and low level W.C. Radiator. Double glazed windows to two sides.
A range of fitted base and wall units providing work surfaces and storage. Inset sink unit with mixer tap. Double glazed window to the rear elevation.
Access to the inner courtyard.
First Floor Landing
Feature stone mullion windows. Access to the roof space. Door off to the Box room.
Radiator. Mullion windows.
Shower room with separate W.C.
Victorian style fireplace. Radiator. Mullion casement windows.
A double proportioned shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C.
Fitted wardrobes. Radiator. Mullion casement windows offering amazing views to the Roaches.
A fully enclosed shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Heated towel rail.
Master Bedroom Suite
Double doors from the landing leading to:
Cupboard off housing the hot water storage tank.
Ornate period fireplace and elegant bay windows with magnificent views over the surrounding countryside, with roll top bath having mixer tap and hand shower unit. Radiator.
A fully enclosed shower unit, wash hand basin and low level W.C. Tiled flooring. heated towel rail.
Sitting Room / Dressing Room
Mullion style windows with views to the surrounding countryside. En-Suite bathroom. Radiator.
Victorian style ornamental fireplace. Windows. Radiator.
En-Suite Shower Room
Fully enclosed shower cubicle. Pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Heated towel rail.
Leading to two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Radiator. Pentagonal bay window with further windows to three sides.
Built-in wardrobe. Victorian style radiator. Double glazed windows with a southerly outlook over the countryside.
A modern suite with panelled bath having shower over and screen. Pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Radiator. Window.
Lower Ground Floor
Radiator. Windows to both sides.
Tiled wet room with shower, wash basin and low level W.C. Radiator. Obscure glazed window.
Radiator. Double glazed window.
En-Suite Wet Room
Shower unit, wash basin and low level W.C. Radiator. Tiled walls and flooring.
Access from the rear courtyard and the principal reception hall.
Connecting door to the principal accomm. Stone walls to part, window and radiator.
Inner Lobby and Hall
Window with views down the valley. Two skylight windows and recessed ceiling lighting. Radiator.
Fitted base units with inset sink and integrated oven. Plumbing for automatic washing machine.
Skylight, recessed ceiling lighting and radiator.
Shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and low level Wc. Skylight and radiator.
The hall is approached by a winding driveway that crosses over fields, through a small wood before reaching the property. The drive then gives ample turning and parking.
Surrounded by formal gardens and having a Courtyard to the rear of the property, which provides additional parking area. Beyond the formal gardens is an area of woodland and a paddock. The hall is set in a rural area flanked by the Roaches with views over the diversity of the surrounding countryside.