Converted duke's smithy is for sale for £575,000

Feeling lucky? Converted duke’s smithy with door shaped like a giant horseshoe that would be perfect for a superstitious homebuyer is for sale for £575,000

  • The Grade II listed property was converted into three-bed home from the former smithy to Duke of Sutherland
  • Property’s conversion means all the accommodation is on one level and each room is shaped differently
  • It boasts a sitting room, study, bar, kitchen, utility and a dining room which features a large, banquette seat

The converted smithy of a former duke, which boasts a giant horseshoe-shaped front door, has been put on the market for £575,000.

The Grade II listed property was converted into a three-bedroom house from the former smithy to the Duke of Sutherland. 

The smithy was part of the Trentham Estate whose ancestral house, Trentham Hall, in Stoke-on-Trent, was demolished by the Duke of Sutherland in 1912 after a planned handover to a local council fell through.

The converted smithy of a former duke, which boasts a giant horseshoe-shaped front door, has been put on the market for £575,000

The Grade II listed property was converted into a three-bedroom house from the former smithy to the Duke of Sutherland (living room pictured)

The smithy was part of the Trentham Estate whose ancestral house, Trentham Hall, in Stoke-on-Trent, was demolished by the Duke of Sutherland in 1912 (bedroom pictured)

It has a sitting room with a huge skylight and a giant fireplace, a study, a bar (pictured) and a dining room adjoined to the spacious kitchen

The property’s conversion to a home means all the accommodation is on one level and that each room is shaped differently (bathroom pictured)

During the First World War the building was used to train blacksmiths and farriers and the last blacksmith to have worked there is believed to be an Abraham Clay.

The property’s conversion to a home means all the accommodation is on one level and that each room is shaped differently to the others.

It has a sitting room with a huge skylight and a giant fireplace, a study, a bar, a utility, and a dining room which features a large, banquette seat and is joined to the kitchen.

The light and airy dining room, which features a large table and a built-in banquette seat (pictured) big enough to seat teng uests, is adjoined to the kitchen

The modern kitchen (pictured) boasts a monochrome colour scheme and comes fitted with all the latest appliances as well as a built-in breakfast bar

The sitting room (pictured) has a striking stone-built hearth and woodburner as the focal point of the room as well as a large skylight

Katherine Burton, from estate agents Purple Bricks, said the house belonged to a professional couple who had decided to downsize (hallway pictured)

During the First World War the building was used to train blacksmiths and farriers and the last blacksmith to have worked there is believed to be an Abraham Clay (circular windows pictured)

There is also a family bathroom, an office, a wet room and three bedrooms. 

The property is distinguished by the giant horseshoe surrounding double doors. There was originally a grille between it that allowed viewers to look into the cobbled courtyard.

Katherine Burton, from estate agents Purple Bricks, said the house belonged to a professional couple who had decided to downsize.

The Grade II listed property was converted from the smithy of a former duke and now includes a separate utility room (pictured)

The house is distinguished by the giant horseshoe surrounding double doors. There was originally a grille between it that allowed viewers to look into the cobbled courtyard (pictured)

The estate agent has said that the owners ‘have had massive parties there during their time’ helped by the built-in wooden bar (pictured)

As well as the sophisticated family bathroom, there is also a tiled wet room (pictured) which boasts its own shower, toilet and sink

The property has its own low-maintenance cobbled courtyard (pictured) which help make the property suitable for  a young professional couple or those who need accommodation for an older relative

She said: ‘They have loved living in this house but decided it was time to move on. It would make the perfect party house for a young professional couple.

‘The owners have had massive parties there during their time and of course, there is the bar.

‘However, because it’s so unusual, it’s also very versatile. The unusual layout could make it suitable for people who needed accommodation for an older relative.’

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