Our house is in the village of Stockton Brook which is situated in a semi-rural area midway between Stoke-on-Trent and Leek in the county of Staffordshire. Staffordshire is in central England and so we are perfectly positioned for visiting a large number of well known areas around England and Wales. The house is on the side of a hill with wonderful views across the valley to Mow Cop castle* in the Staffordshire Moorlands. (Mow Cop is a folly or ''mock' castle - built to improve the view from Rhode Hall 3 miles away!!)
Our home exchange listing can be found here
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Our house viewed from the front
The original part of the house dates from the early 1700's and is of stone and brick construction with later additions. The house is set in an acre of land - a mixture of formal terraces, gardens, orchard, vegetable garden and trees.
The kitchen has recently been refurbished and has slate floors, exposed stone walls, a large range style cooker (five burners, two full size ovens, separate grill etc), granite work tops, large integral fridge, dishwater, microwave and a scrubbed pine table seating 5. There is a large chest freezer in the garage.
The bedroom with the second computer. This bedroom also has direct access to the shower room. As an aside, there is a TV in three of the four bedrooms and all bedrooms have a CD/radio alarm.