Delightful Grade II listed Georgian Manor House set within extensive grounds.
This handsome Georgian manor house is believed to date from 1810, with late 19th Century additions. Constructed predominantly of limestone ashlar under a Welsh slate hipped roof, it retains a wealth of interesting period detail, including a number of original fireplaces, original floorboards, tripartite sash windows and intricate cornicing.
The house is entered via an Ionic portico, with glazed outer doors and half-glazed inner door with fanlight above. The spacious, part-panelled reception hall is a particularly impressive room, with parquet flooring and a striking late 19th Century open well staircase, with twisted balusters and a moulded handrail.
To one side is an elegant drawing room with a wide floor-to-ceiling bay window with working shutters, an open fire and glazed double doors to outside. Opposite is a well-proportioned dining room with shuttered windows, ornate cornicing and a marble fireplace. A pretty morning room, so named as it faces east to benefit from the morning sun, has a marble fireplace with flanking alcoves, wood panelling, ornate plaster cornice and original shutters. A study and a library, with a charming bay window and glazed door to the garden, can be accessed from both the hall and the dining room. There is an adjacent shower room/WC.
The kitchen/breakfast room has wooden cabinetry, including a fitted floor-to-ceiling dresser, and a four-oven oil-fired Aga. It has access to the back stairs, that lead up to the first floor landing. From the kitchen is a large walk-in pantry, with both cupboards and extensive slate open shelving. The adjacent boiler room/utility has a butlers sink, wooden cupboards and work surfaces and a door into a courtyard. Stone steps lead from the back hall down to the wine cellar.
The spacious galleried landing is another notable feature of the property. It offers access to six well-proportioned bedrooms, some of which have fireplaces. The principal bedroom benefits from an en suite dressing room and bathroom. Two of the remaining bedrooms have en suite shower rooms and there is a family bathroom and separate WC. A staircase leads from the landing to a sizeable attic, which is fully boarded out for storage, but with potential (with the relevant consents) be developed into further accommodation if required.
The property includes a pretty three bedroom cottage, Manor Lodge, within the grounds. Built in around 2007 of stone under a thatched roof with stone mullion windows, it has its own private garden.
The main house is approached through a wide entrance from the village road, through double wrought iron gates, onto a sweeping gravel driveway down to the house. A second gravel driveway, also accessed from the road via double wrought iron gates, leads down to a large area of parking in front of the coach house/garaging and the stables. The coach house is currently used for storage, but has space for garaging and a first floor storage room created from the former hay loft. There are three stables and a tack room within the charming stable building. The extensive south-facing gardens and grounds are laid predominantly to lawn, with an abundance of
mature specimen trees. Three paddocks run along the southern-most boundary of the property, one containing a dew pond playing host to a myriad of wildlife.
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I love this period of architecture, the outbuildings and the sweeping grounds.Matt OrchardProperty agent