Exciting Grade II listed project with large garden.
The Old Manor House offers an exciting opportunity for someone to restore an historical gem. Believed to date back to the 16th century, with major alterations in the 1930's, the house poses an exciting opportunity to breathe new life into what local village folklore suggests was a hunting lodge frequented by Charles I during the Civil War.
Of timber frame construction under a Stonesfield slate roof, the property has a wealth of interesting and fascinating features including a very fine 17th century plasterwork ceiling in the main bedroom, mullioned and leaded metal windows throughout, spice cupboards, some original wooden floor boards and beams, decorative stone fireplaces, and an oak staircase that winds to the upper floor.
The main part of the house consists of an entrance hall, 2 large reception rooms, both with large fireplaces (1 working) and herringbone parquet flooring. A smaller room with a door to the garden leads directly off the sitting room. The remainder of the downstairs, accessed off the hall, is a series of small rooms presently used as a kitchen, larder, shower room and back hall. This space lends itself to providing a good-sized kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom/shower room and boot room.
Upstairs, the main bedroom is of particular note with its highly ornate plaster ceiling and stone carved fireplace with griffins' heads flanking the arms of St. John's College. Although never owned by the college, it is believed that some of the early fellows stayed at the house. There are 3 further bedrooms with a small dressing room adjacent to one. A smaller oak staircase leads up to the loft room above.
The Old Manor House has a wealth of features that cry out to be renovated and modernised, making for a characterful and interesting home with an abundance of history. With over half an acre of garden, the property lends itself to being added to, subject to relevant planning and consents.
The property is approached via a gravel drive through a sliding electrified iron gate between Ashlar stone pillars, complete with an entry phone system. The boundary has recently been landscaped with pleached hornbeam and a planning application for a timber, open bay garage is in progress. Other new plantings include lime trees, medlar bushes, espaliered crab apples, a magnolia and dogwoods. A large ornamental pond creates a attractive focal point in the garden.
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Town and country really do meet at this incredible old manor house. Wonderful history, large gardens and yet inside the ring road. A really rare find.Charles Elsmore-Wickens