This striking and spacious duplex benefits from a balcony overlooking the Trent and Mersey canal. It is spread over the two upper floors of a stylish contemporary apartment development, and is only fifteen minutes’ walk from the centre of Stone, a bustling market town where you will find shops, eateries and a good range of amenities.
To the front of the apartment block is a large car park which provides one allocated parking space and additional space for visitors. The communal entrance hall features a secure entrance door, and stairs leading to all floors. The apartment’s front door opens into a private hallway with an intercom entry system. Doors open from the hall to the bathroom, master bedroom, and living room, and stairs rise to the upper floor.
The living room is a spectacular open-plan space, divided into sitting, dining, and kitchen areas. It features a stunning floor to ceiling window with an integral door opening onto the decked balcony. This balcony stretches across the whole width of the apartment, and is wide enough for a cafe table and chairs, so you can sit outside and watch the passing narrowboats as you sip your morning coffee. The kitchen is contemporary in style, with integrated appliances, and space for a breakfast table, although the present owners have arranged their dining area nearer to the window, so they can benefit from the views.
The fabulous master bedroom also has a dramatic floor to ceiling window. As with the living room, a door opens onto to the balcony, making the most of the canal views. The master bedroom also benefits from its own en-suite shower room. Stairs rise from the hallway to the first floor landing which benefits from a walk-in storage cupboard. Here on the top floor there are two double bedrooms, both with vaulted ceilings, and skylight windows.
The apartment is on the towpath side of the canal, and the views extend along the canal in both directions. Although the outlook is not rural, thankfully the smart modern industrial estate opposite is not obtrusive, and its buildings are well screened by mature trees. There are in line moorings on the opposite bank; to the right there are views over Stone Top Lock, and to the left there are a small group of narrowboats moored in Lime Kiln Basin, formerly Fuller’s boatyard. From the apartment, you can enjoy a pleasant walk down the tow path, through a horse tunnel, and past the historic dry docks to the Star Inn, a canalside pub with outdoor seating beside the Stone Bottom Lock.