HERE’S a house, in one of Stafford’s most popular roads, that would suit several personalities.
The south-facing garden is more than 100 metres in length - so it would appeal to the green-fingered.
And it overlooks the Doxey Marshes Nature Reserve - so it would be an ideal spot for bird watchers.
“We tend to use it for parties and barbecues,” says Louise Davis. “We’re rather sociable people.”
Louise and her husband Keith have lived in the semi-detached property for six years.
They deliberately designed the ground floor living space in a large, L-shaped open plan room which, again, is great for entertaining.
“There was research done recently which tended to show that most people didn’t use all the space in their homes.
“We deliberately planned the ground floor space so that the kitchen, dining area and lounge formed one big room,” she says.
“Keith works in Milton Keynes; he’s only home at weekendsw so the garden is probably a bit big for our lifestyle,” says Louise, who runs her own mobile hairdressing business.
The couple are planning to buy a smaller property in Stafford.
“We’re going to go travelling,” says Louise. “So we only need a small place.”
Louise, whose father was in the Army, has been on the move for most of her life.
“As an Army family, we used to move every two years or so,” she says.
“It’s probably in the blood. A few years ago Keith and I spent a year travelling across the USA and Mexico.
“This time we’re probably going to buy a camper van and tour Europe instead.
“But we want to keep a base in Stafford to be close to the family.”
The house is approximately half way along Eccleshall Road, not far from junction 14 of the M6, so would certainly suit someone who had to commute to Birmingham or Manchester.
The house was built in the 1960s, but Keith and Louise have installed a new boiler and had the property re-wired. They’ve also revamped the bathroom and decorated throughout.
It’s a spacious house, with ample parking space at the front, a garage and, in the long rear garden, an attractive log cabin.
“Every man needs his shed,” says Louise.