Situated within approximately 13.1 acres of paddocks and grounds on the edge of this unspoilt village, a fascinating and unique Grade II * Listed property dating back to 1610- famous as the home of Desert Orchid and mentioned in Pevsner's Architectural Guide of England. (contd...) Read more
Situated within approximately 13.1 acres of paddocks and grounds on the edge of this unspoilt village, a fascinating and unique Grade II * Listed property dating back to 1610- famous as the home of Desert Orchid and mentioned in Pevsner's Architectural Guide of England.Offering six bedrooms and three large reception rooms, the property also features a detached cottage annex, a range of stables, indoor swimming pool and a large driveway.Requiring some general upgrading and modernisation, the superb original features include stone mullion windows, beamed ceilings, original fireplaces, cellars and therefore the property offers a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial period home of considerable history and architectural heritage.
AccommodationThe property is entered via double doors into:
Stone Entrance HallWith a split level floor, double radiator and double doors through to
Magnificent Dining Room22'6" max x 17'1" (6.86m max x 5.2m).With high ceiling, corner fireplace recess (now used for display), flagstone flooring, three double radiators, windows to front and off:
Rear Inner HallWith magnificent original oak staircase to first floor, cast iron radiator, door to rear courtyard and garden and access off:
CellarsAccessed via original stone steps and comprising three useful store rooms, each with fitted lights.The cellars also house the electric consumer unit and a trip fuse board and have a feature well.
Sitting Room15'9" x 13'1" (4.8m x 3.99m).With attractive exposed brick stone walling with stone mullion opening to the dining room, radiator and shelving.Inglenook fireplace with flagstone hearth, exposed stone surround and oak mantel.
Drawing Room17'3" x 17'2" (5.26m x 5.23m).With a high ceiling, exposed beam, two double and two single radiators, French doors and windows to the front and side, display alcove and a Louis XIV style open fronted fireplace with a tiled hearth.
Fitted Dining Kitchen32'10" x 8'3" (10m x 2.51m).Fitted with base cupboards with ranges of work surfacing over with inset sink unit.Feature four oven oil fired Aga in royal blue and adjacent gas cooker.Plumbing for washing machine, three windows to the rear, double radiator, ceramic tiled flooring, exposed beam, part tiling, extractor fan and pantry off which full height shelving.Off is:
CloakroomFitted with a two piece suite comprising a WC and wash hand basin.Double radiator, window, built-in hanging rail and shelving and cupboards.
Office/Utility Room17'9" x 16'2" (5.4m x 4.93m).With cupboards, space and plumbing for washing machine and space for fridge/freezer etc.Door and window to rear courtyard and garden.Double doors leading off to the indoor swimming pool (see later).Off:
Tack Room/Side Hall17'9" x 6'7" (5.4m x 2m).With built-in cupboards and top boxes and door to outside.
First floor LandingOn the first floor approached via a an original oak staircase from the inner rear hall are two quarter landings with stone mullion windows to side leads to the first floor landing with enclosed staircase to the second floor with cupboard under and off:
Bedroom One17'3" x 17'3" (5.26m x 5.26m).Two stone mullion windows, radiator, two ranges of built-in wardrobes with hanging rails and top boxes over.Off:
En-suite Shower RoomFitted with a three piece suite comprising a corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin and low level WC.Full height tiling and radiator.
Bedroom Two17'3" x 17'2" (5.26m x 5.23m).Two stone mullion windows, double radiator, built-in wardrobes with hanging rails and top boxes.
Family BathroomFitted with a white three piece suite comprising a panelled bath with shower over and shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Heated towel rail/radiator, airing cupboard, stone mullion window and part tiling to the walls.
Bedroom Three14'9" x 13'7" (4.5m x 4.14m).(Larger measurement to chimneybreast) With window (wood painted to look like stone), double radiator, exposed beam, built-in wardrobes with hanging rails, top boxes and shelving units.
Second Floor LandingApproached via an enclosed staircase from the first floor landing is the second floor landing with stone mullion window to side.
Bedroom Four17'5" x 17'5" (5.3m x 5.3m).With stone mullion window, enclosed beams, radiator, attractive original stone fireplace with cast iron grate and off:
En-suite Shower RoomFitted with a three piece suite comprising a corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin and low level WC.Full height tiling to walls and radiator.
Bedroom Five17'5" x 17'3" (5.3m x 5.26m).With stone mullion window to side, original stone fireplace surround with cast iron grate and double radiator.Off:
En-suite Shower RoomFitted with a white three piece suite comprising a shower cubicle with Mira shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.Part tiling to the walls, stone mullion window, exposed stone work and radiator.
Bedroom Six11'6" x 9'7" (3.5m x 2.92m).With two windows to side, original stone fireplace surround and radiator.
Outside - FrontAn impressive gravelled approach leads around from Wartnaby Road around to the rear of the property and also serving an adjacent converted barn and leads via a five bar gate to the large private driveway providing hardstanding for a large number of vehicles and leading in turn to an excellent range of outbuildings comprising the following:
Adjacent Stable BlockOf brick construction and having been re-roofed, the stable block consists of five stables and has the potential for conversion for further accommodation as it is attached to the house.
Separate Annex & GarageA separate attached cottage annex provides double garaging and excellent living accommodation ideal for a dependent relative, as a rental investment or for teenagers or guests.The annex comprises the following:
Entrance HallWith a ceramic tiled floor, radiator, sealed double glazed window and off:
CloakroomFitted with a two piece suite comprising a wash hand basin and low level WC.Sealed double glazed window.
Breakfast Kitchen13'9" x 12'10" (4.2m x 3.91m).With a range of Shaker style base cupboards and drawers and eye level units over.Single drainer sink set within butcher's block work surfacing.Integrated appliances to include an electric oven, four ring gas hob and extractor hood over.Space and plumbing for washing machine, double radiator, stable type door and double glazed window to rear, boiler cupboard housing the GlowWorm gas fired central heating boiler, space for fridge/freezer and a staircase with a cupboard under leads to:
First Floor Sitting Room13'11" x 12'7" (4.24m x 3.84m).Sealed double glazed windows to front and side and Velux double glazed roof light, double radiator and off:
Spacious Double Bedroom19'4" max x 14' (5.9m max x 4.27m).With sealed double glazed window to front, two Velux double glazed roof lights, double radiator and off:
En-suite Shower RoomFitted with a three piece suite comprising a fully tiled shower cubicle, low level WC and wash hand basin.Part tiling to walls, sealed double glazed window, extractor fan and spotlighting to ceiling.
Indoor Swimming PoolA former outbuilding to the rear of the property has been converted to provide an indoor swimming pool which comprises a heated pool measuring 10.8m (35'5") x 4m (13'1") with shallow and deep ends together with a retractable cover.The pool has not been used for several years and no warranties can be given in respect of the condition of the pool, boiler, filtration units or the dehumidifier system.Steps lead down to doors giving access to the garden.
Rear GardenThe rear garden is completely walled for privacy and is south facing.The garden is laid to lawn with various shrubs. Raised terrace/patio off which is a useful stone outbuilding providing a large store room and adjacent wood store.
PaddockThe stock proof paddocks extend to the rear of the property and neighbouring properties and extend to approximately 11.4 acres giving a total land holding for the property of approximately 13.1 acres.There is an electric 4 x horse walker.
Fixtures & FittingsAll fitted carpets and some curtains are included.
ServicesMains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected to the property.The property and annex are both provided by gas fired central heating and the four oven Aga in the kitchen is oil fired.The property is Grade II * Listed.