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A marvellous 5 bedroom Grade ll Listed character property, set in a pretty village situation, with approx. 0.5 acres and self-contained 2nd floor accommodation in addition to a large detached barn (making an ideal opportunity for a conversion, subject to P/P).
Large Reception Hall – Downstairs Cloakroom – Cellar – Sitting Room – Dining Room – Kitchen – Separate Breakfast Room – Large Utility/Larder – Garden Room – South Facing Terrace – Large Gardens – Master Bedroom With Ensuite – 4 Further Bedrooms
Apartment Located On The 2nd Floor – Sitting Room – Large Double Bedroom – Modern Kitchen – Newly Fitted Bathroom
Large Detached Barn Lending Itself Perfectly To Conversion (subject to the relevant planning permission)
The White House is a fascinating character property, steeped in history with a plethora of intriguing features, whilst commanding marvellous views over Wintours Green and St Marys Church. The Property dates back to the 17th Century and is believed to have been the birthplace of John Kyrle , ‘the man of Ross’. It offers fantastic versatile living space with large, well proportioned rooms each with their own unique ambiance and the whole property has a wonderful homely feel. It offers the added opportunity of a self contained apartment to the top floor with its own kitchen, bathroom and plenty of living space, as well as enviable views. The large gardens are South facing and offer perfect space for vegetable growing, with several mature fruit trees, including the ‘Stinking Bishop’ Pear. The detached barn and old cow shed allows any potential purchaser a fantastic opportunity for a conversion, or an enormous amount of storage, with water and electric. The property is well placed in the village with a good frontal lawn space and plenty of parking, whilst being within easy walking distance of the village amenities and beautiful countryside walks, including the famous Daffodil Way on the doorstep.
Enjoying excellent transport links, the property is conveniently placed for both the historic market towns of Newent (4 miles) and Ledbury (5.5 miles), both with good High Schools and a broad range of facilities to suit most day-to-day requirements. The M50 (Jct 2) is just 5 miles away, giving access to Birmingham Airport (Approx 60 miles). The area is rich in countryside walks, including the famous ‘Daffodil Way’. It has a popular cricket club, cosy pub serving traditional food, a golf club and village garage with shop. For more extensive cultural and retail opportunities along with a selection of independent and grammar schools the Cathedral City of Gloucester is just 14 miles, Hereford, 16 miles and Cheltenham Spa, 20 miles away.
Entrance – A good size gravelled parking area to the right hand side with an entrance through large wooden gates to the barns and rear, alternatively the front door can be accessed via a wooden picket fence with stepping stones to the left hand side.
Reception Hall – A most impressive entrance to the property immediately oozing with character, the hall offers a stunning period limestone floor, generous beamed ceilings and many antiquities including an intriguing wooden spice cupboard (part of the listing). A wooden door allows easy access from the hallway to the cellar with electric and plenty of storage. A small cloakroom is tucked away, under the stairs with WC and wash basin.
Sitting Room – A handsome, well-proportioned room offering a double aspect with French doors leading to the rear garden and a pretty timber casement window with working shutters overlooking the garden to the front aspect. This room has a relaxing ambiance offering a handsome open fireplace with period surround, in addition, beautiful original elm floorboards create a focal point to the room.
Dining Room – To the right side of the reception hall you enter the dining room, instantly welcoming with its impressive original inglenook fireplace with wood burner and a stunning bay with gorgeous sash windows (recently refurbished). The room lends itself perfectly to entertaining and is big enough for an 8/12 seating table, offering a bright ambiance with large windows either side, allowing light to flow in.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room – Tastefully considered, this bespoke kitchen has been designed for busy family lives and flows through a large archway into a perfectly placed and spacious breakfast room overlooking the rear garden. As well as particular character features such as the 18th Century bread ovens, the kitchen offers a modern electric 3 door AGA in excellent condition (included in the sale), a variety of cupboards and drawers, as well as a central island with induction hob and electric oven. Porcelain tiled flooring flows into the breakfast room offering a great space as a continuation of the kitchen for entertaining. The room was originally the ‘smokery’, with character fireplace. A door from this room allows access to a small inner hallway which in turn leads to the outside terrace.
Utility/Larder – A very surprising space and welcome addition to the property. Originally the dairy with authentic floors and ceiling the current vendors use this space as a utility, walk-in larder and storage, it is perfectly placed for convenience, next to the kitchen.
With an elegant wooden bannister, stairs lead from the reception hall to the first floor.
Master Bedroom – To the left of the stairway the master room delights with enviable views towards St Marys Church and Wintours Green. Tastefully decorated, enhancing the old wooden beams, it benefits from a fitted wardrobe and an old Victorian fireplace features. The current vendors have completely refurbished the ensuite which flows from the bedroom beautifully through double part glazed doors, the room is bright, spacious and offers a sense of luxury with a fabulous view of the back garden. It includes porcelain tiled floors, a bath with shower attachment, WC, heated towel rail and wash basin.
A long hallway leads to all other bedrooms on the first floor.
Bedroom 2 – A beautifully presented and intriguing room with original priest hole still present through a trap door in the floorboards and forming part of the listing. The room offers a wealth of character and is a good size double with attractive feature fireplace, original floorboards and beamed ceiling.
Bedroom 3 – Tucked away at the end of the hallway and conveniently placed next to the main bathroom, this double bedroom is positioned with the ability to view the main house form its two windows, it forms part of the ‘L’ shape of the building over the old dairy (utility room) and was a slightly later addition to the original house. You enter the room from a small inner hallway which also gives access to the main bathroom.
Main Bathroom – Recently refurbished and perfectly in keeping with the style of the property, this bright, fresh bathroom includes a shower bath with modern screen, beautiful tiled walls and porcelain floors with a modern wash basin and WC, natural light pours from a window facing the side of the property.
Bedroom 4 – A further good sized double, well-proportioned room with a side aspect to the property and feature fireplace.
Bedroom 5/Dressing Room – Used by the current owners as a dressing room, bedroom 5 is a bright, good sized single room or small double with a pretty outlook to the rear and conveniently located next to the main bedroom.
Self Contained Top Floor
A further set of stairs flows beautifully from the first floor to the second floor annex/apartment. Completely self-contained this is an extremely spacious area with attractive wooden flooring throughout and enviable views over the village and to the hills beyond from the many windows. The living space is ample and there are many points of interest including the historic old doors and frames which add to the ambiance of this handsome period home. The bedroom is a very generous double with views to the front and rear aspect and alcoves either side of the chimney breast wall for hanging clothes. In addition, the current vendors have fitted a modern kitchen off the sitting room with an area for a breakfast table and chairs and including an electric oven and fridge. Finally, a newly fitted bathroom finishes off the space beautifully and gives any potential purchaser a fantastic opportunity for versatile family or multi-generational living.
A substantial period barn, offering a fabulous opportunity to convert (subject to planning) and once the village stores. The top end of the barn is currently used as a work studio and has previously been used as a games room. The remaining barn is used for storage and was historically a cow shed, with beautiful beams and old doors.
The White House is set on a beautiful plot with ample off road parking to the front and a wooden gated access to the side/rear. There is plenty of frontage to the property with a beautiful magnolia tree and hedging allowing privacy and in addition the front garden is enclosed making it safe for children and pets. To the rear, the history of the property continues with the stone remains of the original house being exposed in areas. There is a little nature pond, an old orchard to the side with many fruit trees, including the famous ‘stinking bishop pear’ and a handsome covered terrace extends from the back of the property with a Southerly aspect making it a perfect place for parties and alfresco dining.
NB - PLEASE BE AWARE THAT FURNISHINGS PICTURED ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT TO THE PROPERTY, CURRENT PERSONAL FURNITURE ITEMS ARE NOT PICTURED.
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