Handsome period townhouse.
Stokes House is a handsome and deceptively spacious terraced town house conveniently situated near the centre of Shipston-on-Stour on Sheep Street. The property is Grade II Listed and has a moulded square date stone inscribed W/NK/1715. Built as a private dwelling, Stokes House became The Bell Inn prior to 1742 and remained as such until about 1846 when the property became a bank and also home to a succession of tenants. In 1913 the property was left to the Parish Council for the good of the town. The property has been extended over the years and today retains some fine period features resulting in arguably the finest house on Sheep Street.
The accompanying floor plans illustrate the layout but the main points of interest are shown below.
Gracious reception hall with handsome flagstone floor. An 18th century dog-leg staircase with flat balusters leads to the first floor.
Well-proportioned drawing room with magnificent inglenook fireplace with chamfered timber bressumer beam.
Formal dining room with stone fireplace, fitted cupboards and 19th century canted bay window overlooking Sheep Street.
Sitting room leading to boot room, laundry providing additional storage and guest cloakroom.
Generous kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga, an excellent range of contemporary wall and base units and an island unit. Large windows allow light to flood in and double doors lead out to the south-east facing garden terrace.
Master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and superbly fitted dressing room.
Three further excellent bedroom suites and bedroom five.
The garden lies to the rear and provides a large elevated terrace, an area of lawn and a vegetable garden.
Detached timber outbuilding currently used as a home office.
There are two outbuildings providing very useful garden storage.
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A tardis of a property on the finest street in the town.David Henderson