Inside the £700,000 five-bed home with stained glass window salvaged from Alton Towers

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A five-bedroom home with features a stained glass window salvaged from a gothic house in the grounds of Alton Towers has gone on the market for £700,000.

The property, which had been modernised over the last decade, still retains gorgeous original features, from fireplaces to beams.

Period balustrade stairs lead to the first floor gallery landing, with the property boasting a large, almost half acre garden with its own pond.

Three reception rooms and three bathrooms, with an open plan living space, make the home ‘ideal for a growing family’, reports Stoke Live.

The current owners said: “We were impressed by the grand feeling it had and knew straightaway it had fantastic potential to become our wonderful family home.

“We’ve made many improvements during our 11 years here, modernising throughout, but retaining original features where possible, including the timbers in the staircase and stained glass window in the pantry, which were salvaged from a Gothic house in the grounds of Alton Towers.

The large outside space is ideal for relaxing and entertaining. The Arctic cabin and decking area at the top of the garden have a fire pit and barbecue area, perfect for gathering with family and friends.

“We’ve hosted numerous parties here, birthday celebrations with bouncy castles, slides, along with a hot food van.

“It’s impossible to choose a favourite room in the house as each room has a unique feel, so we chose the favourite things we love – the sunset blazing through the house is breath-taking, as is the moonlight shining through the landing window. There’s a lovely feeling about the house and a sense of airiness that we shall certainly miss.”

The home, in Lightwood Road, Stoke-on-Trent, is on the market with estate agent Fine and Country.

Here’s what £700,000 will get you at this stunning Lightwood property:
Ground floor

Storm porch with quarry tiling and door to a spacious entrance hall come reception area with wooden double front doors, window to the side of the house & ceramic tiled floor.

Cloakroom & WC

Fitted with a white suite comprising WC & wash basin.

Sitting room

Formally two rooms making this a great space for the family to gather, with a feature fireplace, flagstone hearth housing a wood burning stove, window and French doors opening to the front elevation, part parquet wood block floor to the sitting area and turned staircase to the first floor landing. Sliding glass door to the dining area.

The Family Room

Another spacious living area which has a corner bay window with a lovely aspect over the gardens. Parquet wood block flooring and faux fireplace with Victorian cast iron fire surround.

Dining/kitchen area

To the dining area of the kitchen is a display recess and window looking out to the rear. This room leads through to the Fitted Kitchen with an extensive range of high and low level painted door fronted units and contrasting black granite effect work surfaces.

Fitted appliances comprising gas hob with extractor fan over, eye level electric double oven, microwave and plumbing for dishwasher. Decorative chimney breast with ‘Nordica’ wood burning range (a very modern version of an Aga) offering an oven and two hot plates. Windows looking out to the rear garden.

Leading on from the kitchen to the side of the property is an entrance area ideal for a boot room with door access to the garage area, an arch leading into the utility area fitted with useful cupboards and worktop, plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer.

First floor

Stairs & Landing – Turned wooden staircase with decorative balustrade and spindles. Large window to the rear of the house, vaulted ceiling. Inner landing with large walk-in eaves cupboard.

Main bedroom

The main bedroom is a recent addition providing a large airy spacious bedroom, dual aspect with double doors leading out onto the rear garden terrace area. Modern fitted en-suite in white with a pebble shaped bath, free standing mixer taps and shower fitment, good size walk-in shower enclosure with glass screen, WC, and wash hand basin built into a unit with storage.

Guest bedroom (bedroom 2)

A good size double bedroom which has windows to the side and front elevations.

En-Suite Shower Room

Fitted with a white contemporary style suite featuring walk-in shower enclosure with glass screen and thermostatic rain shower, wash basin in vanity cupboard & WC. Chrome heated towel radiator.

Other bedrooms

Three further double bedrooms and Family Bathroom – Fitted with a white suite comprising: shaped bath with mixer shower attachment, pedestal wash basin & WC. Ceramic wall & floor tiling, heated towel radiator

Outside

The house is approached over a long sweeping drive leading from Lightwood Road, electrically operated wooden gates leading to a flat parking area with space for a number of cars/vehicles. There are two integral garages with wooden doors, one offers a great space for a garage and workshop.

The house is set in a generous low maintenance plot, in a private elevated position, surrounded by trees. The gardens are a mixture of semi-formal lawn areas with borders formed by shrubs & trees combined with mature wooded areas with an abundance of wildlife.

There is plenty of space for outdoor entertaining with patio areas to the front, side and rear of the house. Raised wooden deck at the top of the garden which houses a 15 person Arctic cabin’