Reference 39127
Address Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0XJ
(Map Location)
Beds 2
Baths 2
Type Cottage
Tenure Freehold

Canalside, semi-detached, character cottage, with mooring. The kitchen overlooks the canal at the bottom of the garden!


Canalside, semi-detached, character cottage, with mooring. The kitchen overlooks the canal at the bottom of the garden!

The cottage is located along a quiet private road, off the A51 at Wolseley Bridge (near Rugeley). Its picturesque setting makes it feel as though you are on holiday every day! The area is renowned for being 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and this property will not disappoint. It is ideally suited to family living for somebody who will embrace the Trent & Mersey Canal setting and waterside living. The garden is easily manageable and has stunning views towards Cannock Chase.

The accommodation includes; Entrance Hall, Living Room / Dining Room, Fitted Kitchen, downstairs WC and a small Conservatory. On the first floor there are two double Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. On the second floor is an additional attic room. Outside, the main garden looks out towards the 32-foot mooring on the canal with a shed and small greenhouse to the side.

Distances to local landmarks via canal-boat:

- Little Hayward lock / bridge 1,000 metres

- Shugborough and Greater Hayward 2.5 miles

- Rugeley 3 miles

The property is sold Freehold and chain-free with vacant possession.


Entrance Hall

Double-glazed, UPVC entrance door. Inner hallway. Partially glazed door to dining room. Stairs to first floor landing. Open walkway to Kitchen. Tiled flooring.

Living Room & Dining Room - 5.40m x 4.10m (17ft 7ins x 13ft 45ins)

Double glazed window to front with radiator underneath. Patio door to the rear Conservatory. Period open fireplace. Partially glazed door to inner hall. Second radiator.

Fitted Kitchen - 3.10m x 2.20m (10ft 2ins x 7ft 2ins)

The Kitchen looks out to the back garden and canal. It has a range of wall, drawer and base units. A stainless steel sink and drainer fitted into the worktop. Space for appliances. Its stand-out features are the larder and ESSE Range gas-fed cooker which also provides the central heating for the radiators located in every room.

WC - 0.80m x 1.20m (2ft 7ins x 3ft 11ins)

The suite in the WC/cloakroom needs replacing.

Stairs To First Floor Landing

Master Bedroom - 3.35m x 2.20m (10ft 10ins x 7ft 2ins)

Double glazed window with radiator underneath, facing south, overlooks the canal and Cannock Chase. There is currently fitted storage along one wall. Radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 2.95m x 2.55m (9ft 6ins x 8ft 4ins)

Double glazed window with radiator underneath, facing North. Cupboard space and radiator. Access to Attic Room.

Bathroom - 2.50m x 2.30m (8ft 2ins x 7ft 6ins)

Obscured double glazed window to the rear and side. The bathroom suite comprises; wash hand basin, close coupled W.C and overhead electric shower and shower rail.


There is solar-paneling in the roof .

Stairs from Bedroom 2 to the top room Attic Room / fitted-out loft space. It has electricity and a small sink with hot and cold water. Measurement are 3.20m x 3.00m (10ft 5ins x 9ft 8ins).

Conservatory - 3.90m x 3.50m (12ft 9ins x 11ft 5ins)

Canal Facing Rear Garden

The South facing garden has a 32-foot mooring on the Trent & Mersey Canal. It overlooks, the River Trent and Cannock Chase. It is bordered by mature hedging and fencing, has a small Patio area, a paved mooring area, a shed and a greenhouse. There is plenty of bird life (including woodpeckers, bullfinches and goldfinches, etc) and the local ducks seem to like the location!

If you have a canal boat, the mooring cost is around £600 pa and the canal licence is around £700 pa.

Front of House

There is parking in front of the house. The house is bordered with a small garden area.

Vegetable Plot and Single Garage – 16.5m x 10m (55ft x 35ins)

The vegetable plot has excellent soil for all types of grow-your-own fruit and vege - plums, apples, raspberries, gooseberries, tomatoes, etc. It is accessed along Wharf Lane - tarmacked around 20-years ago - on the right-hand side when approaching Warehouse Cottage. The Garage sits behind the locked gate.

Rear Porch / Undercover Lobby Area

The backdoor opens into a lobby/covered carport type area.

The Lobby Area lends itself to the potential of a side extension to the house, subject to the approval from the local Planning Office at Stafford Borough Council.

Council Tax is around £1,600 pa

Local, Sporting & Recreational

There are plentiful walking, cycling and riding opportunities in the surrounding Cannock Chase Forest and countryside.

Within one-mile:

Church of England Primary School at Colwich

Trent & Mersey Lock at Colwich

Wyevale Garden Centre at Wolseley Bridge

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust at Wolseley Bridge

Wolseley Arms at Wolseley Bridge

Fishing in the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Within three-miles

Doctor, Dentist, Primary School at Great Hayward

Rugeley town centre

Rugeley Trent Valley railway station

Reservoir at Blithfield

Golf at Ingestre

Clay Pigeon Shooting Oakedge Shooting Ground

Within 10-miles




Horse racing is held about 10-miles away, at Uttoxeter


  • Canal at the bottom of the garden
  • Countryside location
  • Views of Cannock Chase
  • Petrol Station & convenience store within walking distance
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Conservatory
  • No Chain
  • Large separate vegetable plot
  • Garage

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