An enchanting thatched property set within about 5.90 acres of gardens and grounds.
The Manor House is a beautiful Grade II listed black and white thatched property, set in just under six acres of attractive gardens and grounds. In 1985/86 the house undertook major repairs and alterations with some of the timber used to replace the roof being from the same batch of wood used to repair the roof of York Minster. The property is now in need of updating and modernisation offering enormous potential to be a wonderful family home for its next custodian.
The house retains many features including exposed beams, leaded windows and open fireplaces with accommodation flowing well making The Manor House a fabulous home for entertaining. Entered through a porch with seats to each side, the front door opens to the entrance hall with parquet flooring, exposed beams, a cloak room and from where the staircase rises to the first floor.
The drawing room has wood panelled walls, an open fireplace, a dual aspect with a bay window to the front and opens into the sitting room, which enjoys fine views of the garden and has a glass atrium allowing plenty of natural light. The dining room boasts an inglenook with exposed bricks, a dual aspect and a fitted glassware cupboard. This leads in to the breakfast room with a fitted dresser unit. The open plan living kitchen has a range of cupboards and units, a two door Aga, a Miele oven, breakfast bar, useful pantry off and fine views over the paddock. There is a utility room with further units, access outside and a W/C. From the kitchen, glass double doors open into the garden room which has a tiled floor and double doors onto the terrace.
To the first floor are three double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a spacious landing. The principal bedroom suite can be accessed via one of the bedrooms or the secondary staircase in the breakfast room and comprises; a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and dresser along with fine views of the garden; an ensuite bathroom; and a dressing area with further fitted wardrobes.
On the second floor is a large attic room which offers enormous potential to be converted into additional living space.
The Manor House is approached by a private tarmacadam driveway which meanders through mature trees and the manicured front lawns revealing the beautiful and enchanting façade. The driveway leads to a turning circle around a central water feature and there is ample parking space.
Fragrant wisteria creeps up the façade and the gardens are planted with mature plants and shrubs including roses, azaleas and an abundance of seasonal wildflowers. The gardens to the front are mainly laid to lawn with tall hedge and tree borders providing privacy. There is a majestic copper beech tree to the left of the driveway.
The orchard, which can also be accessed by a secondary driveway, is planted with a selection of productive fruit trees including plum, apple and pear and is contained within a laurel hedge border. There is also a greenhouse and vegetable patch.
To the left of the house is a double garage with an electric roller door and garden store behind. A stone pedestrian bridge with a larger bridge adjacent for vehicles provides access to the paddock.
To the back of the house is a stone terrace with a garden below. There is a beautiful pond which attracts a variety of wildlife.
The land extends to about 5.90 acres.
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This house is a real hidden gem!Tony Morris-Eyton