Spacious, period family home with delightful gardens set in a much sought after village.
The Old Smithy is an impressive detached house dating from 1926 set in a wonderful position on the edge of the highly sought-after village of Shenington. The property benefits from generous ceiling height and period features with impressive views over the gardens and surrounding rolling countryside. The delightful garden with orchard and paddock extends to about 1.26 acres providing an idyllic setting in which to unwind, entertain or explore.
The large, dual aspect drawing room features window seats and exposed stone walls, timber floor and beams. A separate sitting room with exposed stone walls and a snug / inner hall offer versatile extra space. The garden room / study provides wonderful views over and doors into the garden with a wood burner. The kitchen / dining room is very spacious, with a door into the garden, fitted wall and base units with a granite surface, Belfast sink, electric Aga and a walk-in pantry. There is a further games room with wood burner and doors into the garden; utility room with fitted units and Belfast sink; boot room with back door and WC. Lovely exposed timber floorboards run through large parts for the ground floor and the space is very versatile.
The first floor provides a generous principal bedroom with en suite shower room and walk in wardrobe, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The majority of the rooms within the house benefit from lovely views over the garden and surrounding countryside.
To the front and side of the property is a gravel parking area for several cars with a 7kW electric vehicle (EV) charging post. The impressive garden runs away from the side of the house and includes a terrace, good level area of lawn leading to further lawn terraces running down the hill with mature trees, shrubs and wild flowers. The garden leads to a wonderful paddock and orchard area with a variety of mature trees including a monkey puzzle and fruit trees.
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I could happily while away hours in the wonderful gardens at The Old Smithy. The unexpectedly spacious house has real charm and I love Shenington and the surrounding rolling countryside.Catherine Scandrett