A modernised Grade II listed village home situated in a peaceful location offering versatile accommodation, set in approximately 3.5 acres of paddock land.
Greatford Old House is a charming Grade II listed village home believed to date back to the 16th century with later 17th century additions and 20th century alterations. In 2008 the property underwent extensive refurbishment, including a new Collyweston slate roof, creating a stylish home. The owners have sympathetically restored the beautiful accommodation, which is brimming with character and period features typical of its era. Set in beautiful mature gardens, Greatford Old House has grounds of about 3.5 acres including a delightful area of woodland that has a frontage on to the West Glen River.
The attractive main entrance leads from the wisteria clad frontage into a spacious, stain glassed hallway with stone flagged floor. Space and light fill the hall way and the deep stone windows with exposed woodwork, along with nods to the property's religious history, set the tone for its fabulous proportions and feel.
The sitting room is flooded with light from the bay fronted window with stripped pine flooring and open fire place creating a spacious room, currently used as an office. Down into the main hallway the drawing room boasts an impressive open fireplace with full height sash windows and shutters framing the room. The exposed beams and timber frame screen create a charming division from the seating area into a study. There are patio doors leading from this end of the drawing room on to a patio and the garden. There is a cloakroom in the hall which leads on to the family room which has an open fire and creates a wonderful open space leading to the kitchen and breakfast room. The bespoke, handmade kitchen is classic in design yet modern in its function with integrated appliances and range cooker. The original flagstone flooring runs throughout this space, leading to the sunny breakfast room, utility room and garden room, lit by glass skylight and floor to ceiling windows and patio doors. The dining room was once the bake house within the property and has been carefully restored to offer a historic dining experience complete with inglenook fireplace and water pump. These rooms provide a glimpse of the stunning gardens and land beyond the house.
On the first floor the staircase leads first to a mezzanine floor with double bedroom complete with open fire, served by an en suite bathroom and separate WC. The principal bedroom has a large open fireplace and leads into an open bathroom area with separate WC and walk in wardrobe. Three further bedrooms are spacious, one with en suite bathroom and the family bathroom completes the upstairs.
Greatford Old House is set back from the main street, bounded to the front by mature hedging. A gravelled driveway leads to a large double garage with ample parking. The front garden is, in the main, laid to lawn with shaped, well stocked borders and a thatched summer house. To the rear of the property, leading off the garden room, is a large patio area ideal for alfresco dining. Adjacent to this is a rose garden with feature archway leading through to a small kitchen garden. The main area of garden is laid to lawn, opening on to an area of wild garden, with paddock land beyond. In all the garden and grounds extend to about 3.5 acres.
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Greatford Old House is a beautiful home offering deceptive accommodation. On visiting the property the wisteria clad entrance was simply a delight but the pretty gardens, woodland and paddock were a complete surprise.Nina Armstrong