An impressive and versatile country house with generous gardens and an enviable country setting.
The Old Stables is fine period country house with a wealth of character, within converted former stables and offering in excess of 3,700 sq ft of versatile accommodation arranged over two floors.
Situated on a quiet nothrough road in the rural village of Tellisford and backing onto the local church yard and open countryside, the property offers a generous plot of just under half an acre.
Entering the property there is a spacious entrance hallway which links the two sections of the home and offers views into the courtyard section of the gardens. It has a flagstone floor and access to the family room, which is open plan to the kitchen/breakfast room and benefits from direct access out to the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room features a stylish hand-built kitchen complete with granite work surfaces and an island unit, as well as a four-oven Aga and space for a breakfast table. There is a practical tiled floor and easy access to the utility room. Leading off the kitchen is the dining area, which features built-in cabinetry and an ornate fireplace. This links to a secondary entrance hall with stairs to the first floor, a cloakroom, door to the courtyard gardens and door through to the sitting room. The sitting room is an impressive space with feature fireplace and inset wood burner, exposed beams and double doors out to the gardens.
To the opposite side of the house and leading off the entrance hall is a ground floor en suite bedroom with views onto the courtyard and a door to the covered archway. To the opposite side of the archway is a further door, into another en suite bedroom, which is self-contained and could also work well as a home office or creative space.
To the first floor are four bedrooms, each with a level of period features. Also there are two well-appointed bathrooms. Finally there is a through room/study which could be used as an occasional bedroom if needed.
Approached off a no-through country lane and into a cobblestone courtyard, there is parking for a number of
vehicles and a large covered carport suitable for two cars. Within the carport is a practical store/workshop, enclosed by ornate stone walls and with a pedestrian door leading into the gardens.
The total plot amounts to just under half an acre and is split between a large and delightful sheltered courtyard and a more open orchard/ practical garden area.
The courtyard is the focal point of the house; it can be accessed off a number of the main rooms within the home as it wraps around three sides of the property, and all of the ground floor rooms as well as four of the bedrooms overlook it. It has York stone paving, raised planters, well-stocked flower beds and an ornate tree in the centre, enclosed by manicured hedging. There are a number of climbing plants including a wonderful wisteria. A high stone wall to the fourth side of the courtyard means that this area is entirely enclosed and private. This colourful space is ideal for entertaining day or night.
Leading off the courtyard is the remainder of the gardens, which open up into a large orchard with lush lawns, practical vegetable produce areas, a practical workshop/store shed and an impressive view of the neighbouring All Saints church. There are open country views to the rear.
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The beautiful courtyard is a unique focal point of the home, and particularly in the sunshine I think there is a real Mediterranean feel.Matthew Pegler