An exquisite and striking Georgian country home with superb uninterrupted views over the Sid Valley, two immaculate holiday cottages and about five acres.
Core House is a late Georgian country home in a prime location, believed to be built around 1810. It commands magnificent views over the Sid Valley and has undergone extensive renovations by the current owners. The beautiful façade is incredibly inviting with its sash windows and striking front door, clearly setting the tone for things to come. Inside, there are grand proportions throughout, alongside wonderful period features, whilst enjoying the benefit of modern conveniences and great eco credentials, with a ground source heat pump, solar panels and under floor heating on both floors.
The entrance hall is perfect for welcoming guests, with a feature fireplace and in turn leads into the superb double aspect kitchen/dining/family room, which is clearly the heart of the home and great for entertaining or family life. The kitchen itself is very well appointed with fitted Miele appliances, a wide range of wall, base and drawer units with a central island. The family area has ample space for a dining table and a seating area next to the modern wood burning stove, where there is a pleasant outlook over the front gardens. The sitting room is of particular interest with the most incredible views over the Sid Valley, via the bay window which was a later addition to Core House. Further accommodation on the ground floor and adjoining the kitchen is the most elegant dining room, with beautiful sash windows with shutters and French doors out onto the walled garden. There is a wonderful study, cloakroom, useful boot room adjoining the utility and a studio, again with outstanding views. The first floor has been re-configured and comprises a bright and airy landing, five double bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom), a family bathroom and shower room. The principal bedroom is a special room with two
dressing rooms and a modern en suite bathroom, with separate shower. Needless to say, the views are exceptional from all these rooms.
The two very successful holiday lets, Bell Cottage and Oak Cottage are beautifully refurbished and comfortably fitted out to a high standard and decorated with a neutral palette. The cottages have a warm and welcoming feel, each with a cosy open-plan kitchen/living/dining area with vaulted ceilings, exposed timbers and extensive countryside views. Both cottages benefit from two double bedrooms with en-suite
bathrooms and their own private access. Figures and accounts are available on request.
Gardens & Grounds
The gardens and grounds are delightful and extend to about 5 acres. The sweeping driveway provides a grand approach, flanked by a level lawn, an array of established trees and shrubs as well as a generous parking area. The rear garden has undergone extensive landscaping by the current owners and now enjoys a beautiful walled garden with a patio area
perfect for alfresco dining, mature flower beds and a lawn area. Beyond, is a further hardstanding area for additional parking, with planning permission for a three-bay garage. There is also a wonderful vegetable garden with fruit trees and an area housing the solar PV panels. The paddock, which is on the west side of the house, extends to a copse at the top and a detached stable block located within the paddock. Further
outbuildings include a potting studio and garden store. Bell and Oak Cottages both benefit from their own gardens with
laurel hedging, creating a good degree of privacy. They are positioned superbly to make the most of the incredible location, with views out over the Sid Valley.
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Core House is one of those properties that do not become available that often, the beautiful façade is a cracking approach and I love its fine proportions.Tom BedfordProperty agent