A Park Home with a Lovely Canal View (and a West Midlands List)

New on the canalside homes list today, a park home on the edge of Stafford with lovely canal views.

A Park Home with a Lovely Canal View (and a West Midlands List)
An old generic photo of Lodgefield Park by Roger Kidd via Geograph

Hello! There's just one new property to share with you today - a park home for the over 55s on the rural outskirts of Stafford. I'm a big believer in park homes, as they provide a lovely villagey community for older people (like myself!) and they're ideal if you need a permanent land base while you cruise your narrowboat, travel, or live abroad. If you're in the right age bracket and your finances are limited, or you want to free up some capital, this could be an excellent option. In the UK mobile home parks don't usually have the negative 'trailer trash' reputation that they do in the US. This particular pitch has permanent residential status, so there is an increasingly robust legal framework to protect your interests, and you don't need to worry about being turfed out for a month or two in the winter, as you would be if it were a holiday home. I'd certainly recommend a viewing. If you meet the owner, please tell them that Sheridan Parsons sent you!

Today's Canalside Homes List

£925,000 Barlaston Boatyard, Barlaston, large detached Victorian property with private dock for two narrowboats and further mooring space to the front, on the offside edge of the Trent and Mersey Canal. Presented in good condition but with excellent scope for elevation (see my new virtual renovations). (Sheridan Parsons eXp)

£850,000 The Granary, Fisherwick Road, Lichfield, WS14 9JJ, large attached barn conversion, on the towpath side of the Coventry Canal. You’d need to visit to see whether you can see the canal from the house. (Downes and Daughters)

£800,000 The Old Dockyard, 52a The Wharf, Shardlow, Derby, Derbyshire, DE72 2HG, grade 2 listed semi-detached malt warehouse conversion, with decking directly adjoining a basin off the Trent and Mersey Canal. The existing title includes the basin, where mooring is available. (Savills)

£695,000 Tamhorn Cottages, Fisherwick Road, Lichfield, end of terrace Victorian cottage. Although the house is the furthest in the row from the canal, it looks as if it is only separated from the offside of the Coventry Canal by a narrow strip, so it might be worth speaking to the CRT about mooring. However, the winding hole at the bottom of the garden may diminish the possibility of mooring nearby. (Abode)

£675,000 26 Wyndham Wood Close, Fradley, Near Lichfield, WS13 8UZ, detached C21 house facing the Coventry Canal with a frontage to the towpath. (Yopa)

£650,000 Pool Cottage, Stafford Road, Weston, Stafford, ST18, large Victorian detached cottage with 2 acres of grounds including a pool and a ‘private mooring’ on the Trent and Mersey Canal. (Savills)

£625,000 1 Doris Croft, Dog Lane, Tamworth Road, Amington, B77 4AH, Edwardian semi-detached house with building plot with planning for two houses. One of the new builds, in the back garden of the existing house, backs onto the offside edge of the Coventry Canal. It is separated from the canal bank by a narrow strip, probably CRT owned, so it may be worth discussing the possibility of a mooring. The land is available without the existing house at £300,000. (Mark Evans)

£600,000 Bridgeside, High Onn, Church Eaton, Staffordshire ST20 0AX, historic wharf conversion with jetty and mooring on the Shropshire Union Canal, subject to CRT approval and licence (Dourish & Day)

£525,000 26/28 Haling Road, Penkridge, ST19 5BZ, detached house remodelled from two Victorian cottages, with patio garden backing onto the towpath of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. No mooring. (Dourish & Day)

£495,000 The Loft, The Malthouse, The Wharf, Shardlow, Derbyshire, DE72 2HG, grade 2 listed semi-detached malt warehouse conversion, facing the Trent and Mersey Canal, just across the lane. (Scargill Mann & Co)

£450,000 Waters Edge, 62 Albany Drive, Rugeley, WS15 2HP, a semi-detached house with impressive views from the back garden over the Trent and Mersey Canal at Brindley Bank Aqueduct. I advise checking the title of the ¾ acre land by the canal. The agent mentions mooring potential, but I would be very surprised if the CRT permitted mooring on a sharp corner like this. (Connells)

£435,000 5 Warehouse Cottages, Wolseley Bridge, Little Haywood, ST17 0XJ, Victorian detached cottage with garden directly adjoining the offside edge of the Trent and Mersey Canal. It looks as if there is good potential for a short mooring.  (John German)

£425,000 Bywater House, 103 Woodbury Walk, Armitage Road, Brereton, WS15 1DF, detached house built in 2015 backing directly onto the offside bank of the Trent and Mersey Canal. I imagine that there is excellent mooring potential here, subject to CRT approval. Sadly, this is a probate sale, although it was only sold in June 2021 for £395,000. (C Residential)

£425,000 17 Highgrove, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8XN, detached C21 house set at the end of a cul-de-sac, with no passing traffic, excellent views to the front over the Trent and Mersey Canal, trees and hedgerows. It is on the offside, but there is a footpath along this side along the canal, as well as the towpath on the opposite bank. (James Du Pavey)

£400,000 52 Woodend Road, Walsall, WS5 3BG, C20 semi-detached house backing onto the offside of the Rushall Canal. It is separated from the canal by a narrow strip, but it is worth pursuing the possibility of mooring here. (Century 21)

£389,995 Austen Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3BN, detached C21 house facing the Coventry Canal on the towpath side. The access to the property is separated from the towpath by trees hedgerows so the view of the canal may be obstructed. (Barratt Homes)

£389,995 Austen Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3BN, detached C21 house facing the Coventry Canal on the towpath side. The access to the property is separated from the towpath by trees hedgerows so the view of the canal may be obstructed. (Barratt Homes)

£370,000 112 Chesterfield Road, Lichfield, WS14 0AA, whilst this is no longer canalside, and the restoration of the Lichfield Canal will follow a different route entirely, I wanted to include this one as it is steeped in canal history. (C Residential)

£350,000 41 Lathe Way, Erdington, B24 0SD, detached C21 house facing the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. The area is semi-industrial but the outlook over the canal is surprisingly green. Google incorrectly calls the road Cincinnati Drive, and I have submitted a report. (Acres)

£350,000 41 Lathe Way, Erdington, B24 0SD, detached C21 house facing the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. The area is semi-industrial but the outlook over the canal is surprisingly green. Google incorrectly calls the road Cincinnati Drive, and I have submitted a report. (Paul Carr)

£350,000 10 Bridgewater Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE14, detached C21 house with the side of the garden adjoining the offside of the Trent and Mersey Canal. There is a small strip of land between the garden and the canal, and the canal narrows a bit here, but there may still be some potential for a mooring subject to CRT approval. (Your Move)

£340,000 55 Dyott Avenue, Whittington, Lichfield, semi-detached C20 house in a well-regarded village, backing onto the offside bank of the Coventry Canal. I imagine that the proximity to a small bridge will preclude a mooring, however the position is ideal for soaking up the view and as a launch point for paddlers. (Downes and Daughters)

£340,000 Maybridge, Old Kingsbury Road, Minworth, B76 9AE, link-detached C20 house (looks easy to separate STPP) with a garden backing onto the towpath of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. Your solicitor would need to check the Land Registry regarding the edges of the garden, which may or may not have full title. (Paul Carr)

£300,000 35 Somerset Close, Fazeley, B78 3XH, link-detached C20 house side on to the towpath of the Coventry Canal and separate from it by trees and hedgerows. It is unclear how much of a view it has. (Taylor Cole)

£300,000 35 Somerset Close, Fazeley, B78 3XH, link-detached C20 house side on to the towpath of the Coventry Canal and separate from it by trees and hedgerows. It is unclear how much of a view it has. (Hunters)

£300,000 Land at 1 Doris Croft, Dog Lane, Tamworth Road, Amington, B77 4AH, with planning for two houses, one of which will back on to the Coventry Canal offside edge. The land is separated from the canal bank by a narrow strip, probably CRT owned, so it may be worth discussing the possibility of a mooring. The original Edwardian house is available separately at £325k but this will lose its canalside garden if the building plot to the rear is developed. (Mark Evans)

£300,000 auction guide price, Alley Thatch, 166a Main Street, Alrewas, DE13 7ED, detached thatched cottage, Trent and Mersey Canal, directly adjoining a small length of offside edge, but the willow tree and bridge may preclude mooring. (John German Barton under Needwood)

£300,000 17 Whitethorn Avenue, Barlaston, ST12 9EF, recently refurbished detached bungalow with a garden which has a rear gate leading onto the towpath of the Trent and Mersey Canal. (Platinum Property)

£290,000 87 Torc Avenue, Amington, B77 3ER, C20 detached house with a long stretch of garden adjoining the offside bank of the Coventry Canal. There is clear potential for mooring subject to CRT approval, but as with many canalside properties it looks as if the CRT has retained a strip of land on the bank. (Taylor Cole)

£290,000 87 Torc Avenue, Amington, B77 3ER, C20 detached house with a long stretch of garden adjoining the offside bank of the Coventry Canal. There is clear potential for mooring subject to CRT approval, but as with many canalside properties it looks as if the CRT has retained a strip of land on the bank. (Mark Webster)

£275,000 59 Tamworth Road, Tamworth, B77 3BS, although at first glance it looks detached, this is actually a C20 semi-detached house, with a long narrow garden split in two by an access lane. The rear section of garden backs onto the Coventry Canal. There is clear potential for a short mooring subject to CRT approval, but the garden is separated from the canal bank by two strips of land, the title of which would need to be checked. (Purple Bricks)

£275,000 auction guide price, Alley Thatch, 166a Main Street, Alrewas, DE13 7ED, detached thatched cottage, Trent and Mersey Canal, directly adjoining a small length of offside edge, but the willow tree and bridge may preclude mooring (John German Burton upon Trent)

£275,000 10 Lyne Court, Shobnall, Burton-On-Trent, DE14 2UB, detached C20 bungalow, with towpath of Trent and Mersey Canal to the side of the garden (Burchell Edwards)

£260,000 23 Cygnet Drive, Brownhills, WS8 6EA, end of terrace C21 house in cul-de-sac, canal views to front, on the offside of the Wyrley and Essington Canal, close to Royal Sutton Coldfield Canoe Club (Paul Carr)

£260,000 Outwoods Street, Burton-on-Trent, DE14, Trent and Mersey Canal (Purple Bricks)

£255,000 Bridgewater Road, Burton-on-Trent, detached C21 house, backing onto the Trent and Mersey Canal with a small strip (probably CRT owned) separating the garden from the canal bank. Close to Shobnall Marina. (Nicholas Humphreys)

£250,000 auction guide price, 23 Chandlers Keep, Brownhills, WS8 7EQ, detached C21 house canal to side, separated from Catshill Narrows stop lock by a fence, grass and trees, Daw End Branch near Catshill Junction (GOTO via Purple Bricks)

£245,000 103 Tamworth Road, Amington, B77 3BY, C20 semi-detached house, offside edge garden, Coventry Canal, too narrow for a mooring but ideal for paddlers (Hunters)

£240,000 Joules Court, Crown Street, Stone, flat, patio with steps and gateway to the towpath of the Trent and Mersey Canal, no mooring (Tinsley Garner)

£227,500 Plot 115, Tolsons Mill, Lichfield Street, Fazeley, B78, mews house, views from living room and main bedroom over Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, no mooring (Bairstow Eves)

£227,500 Plot 117, Tolsons Mill, Lichfield Street, Fazeley, B78, mews house, views from living room and main bedroom over Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, no mooring (Bairstow Eves)

£200,000 Outwoods Street, Burton-on-Trent, Victorian semi, backs onto Trent and Mersey Canal, potential for a short boat mooring (John German)

£199,950 Roundhill Way, Brownhills, semi-detached C20 house with partial view of the Wyrley and Essington Canal to the front, no mooring (Keable Homes)

£189,950 Waterside Court, Long Meadow Drive, Hinckley, flat, Ashby Canal, no mooring (Castle Estates)

£140,000 The Moorings, Stafford Street, Stone, retirement flat, Trent and Mersey Canal, no mooring (James Du Pavey)

NEW! £125,000 Lodgefield Park, Baswich, Stafford, ST17 0YE, leasehold residential park home for the over 55s. Views to the front down over the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal and over the countryside opposite. No mooring. (D B Roberts)

£90,000 Smiths Flour Mill, 71 Wolverhampton Street, WS2, flat, Walsall Canal, no mooring (Bairstow Eves)


The Small Print

My property lists now include all the canalside properties I can find in my West Midlands area, including apartments with a canal view. I publish and email these posts once a week between Monday and Friday (this is just a little bonus one!) I mark fresh properties as NEW. Sold properties are removed from the list. If they come back on the market, I list them as NEW again. I don’t include estate agents’ photos because of copyright, but I hope to include more of my own photos in the future.

Please note that I have not visited properties I am not selling! My comments are based purely on estate agents’ details, perusal of google maps, historic OS maps, and title maps, and must not be relied upon when making decisions to view or buy. You should always confirm all details with your solicitor and the relevant estate agent.