A beautiful Grade I listed country house set in large, private gardens.
Dating back to 1645 and with listed Grade I status, Henblas is an impressive and historically important property.
The beautifully presented accommodation is arranged over three floors and offers buyers flexibility in its use and versatile layout. Many original features are still present throughout the house today including exposed ceiling and wall timbers, fireplaces and stone flags to a large area of the ground floor.
Henblas can be approached via two entrances with a sweeping driveway to the front of the property providing plenty of parking. To one side of the house is a separate driveway leading to a detached stone barn which comprises a double and single garage, store room and first floor workshop (which can also be accessed via an external staircase). The barn has the potential to be used as offices or secondary accommodation (subject to the necessary planning permission and consents).
At the front of the house, an impressive entrance door leads through to a vestibule which opens into the dining hall with its original stone inglenook fireplace with open fire. Beyond this, an inner hall provides access to a cloak room and stairs to the cellar (currently used as an informal living room) and first floor.
The sitting room is positioned at the rear of the house with a large window overlooking the pretty grounds. Off the sitting room there is an orangery with French doors providing access to the garden.
The spacious kitchen is well-equipped with a range of units and a freestanding Aga oven. An exposed beamed ceiling provides plenty of character and a stone framed window to the front is a lovely aspect.
Adjacent to the kitchen, an inner reception hall gives access to the utility room and walk in pantry, whilst on the other side of the hall is a small study.
On the first floor, there are three generous bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom. The second floor consists of another large bedroom (with an adjoining dressing room/nursery), a second family bathroom and an impressive 40 foot bedroom. This room is suitable for a variety of uses, with exposed beams, stone walls and dual aspect windows to the front and rear.
The delightful gardens are principally to the south of the house and have been beautifully maintained. The private grounds are divided into pockets' and wrap around the property providing several areas in which to relax or entertain.
On my first visit to Henblas I was so impressed with the space and character throughout, and the property has a very welcoming, homely feel to it - something the current owners have achieved through sympathetic design and décor.Charlie Kannreuther