Inviting "best offers" by 12 noon on Wednesday 29th September.
Balscote House is a charming mid-17th century Grade II listed welsh grey slate and Horton stone detached house in the wonderful village of Balscote.
Upon entering the property through a wooden panelled door, you are welcomed into a substantial flagstone entrance hall with superb inglenook fireplace. From the entrance hall, there is access to the drawing room and dining room, both of which have views of the south-west facing gardens.
Period features include: stone mullioned windows; open/inglenook fireplaces; exposed timbers; window seats; leaded lights and flagstone flooring.
The house benefits from an open plan kitchen/breakfast/sitting room with four door Aga and French doors leading out to the stone terrace making it the perfect sociable space for a family or for entertaining. Furthermore, the house benefits from a downstairs WC, sizeable boot room with access to the north side of the property and laundry room.
The first floor comprises four bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is en suite and there is potential to make the second bathroom en suite to the principal bedroom, subject to the relevant consents. The second bedroom is being used as a study, but could be turned back into a bedroom. The second floor comprises two bedrooms and a bathroom, making it ideal for guests or teenagers. Additionally, there is extensive attic storage which could potentially be converted, subject to the relevant consents.
Externally, there are multiple garden stores for tools and garden equipment as well as a fantastic stone barn with flagstone floor and tin roof. The barn has light and power connected and boasts huge potential and scope to be used as storage or be converted into an annex or separate dwelling subject to the relevant consents. A spring runs past the house and through the garden and feeds into a lovely fresh water plunge pool in the middle of the garden. The flow of the spring can be altered and diverted to not run through the plunge pool at all times.
The gardens are full of character and are mainly laid to lawn with shrub borders, box parterre and gravel pathways interspersed with beautiful mature trees. The garden is completely enclosed with a low drystone wall running around the perimeter of the property.
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When I first went to the property, the house, gardens and setting felt like a warm embrace - simply magical.Nick Rudge