Thriftwicket Lane, Haytons Bent

£1,000,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
This wonderful detached country residence with adjoining annexe has in total six bedrooms and is set in manicured grounds of 1.5 acres, has a double garage, workshop and ample parking for visitors..

Introduction

This beautiful and impressive six-bedroomed country house, with grounds of over 1.5 acres, is enveloped by mature greenery, located away from main roads in a tranquil spot on the edge of a bridleway, yet within five miles of historic and friendly Ludlow with its markets, festivals, independent shops and more than 500 listed buildings. Shropshire hills are a dominant feature of the landscape. The house has six bedrooms, two sitting rooms, a dining room, a beautiful conservatory, a lovely, large, bespoke eat-in-kitchen, and a secondary kitchen. The house has been built in such a way that part could be separated as an independent annex, with a sitting room, kitchen, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Property description

The property began as a stone cottage with an adjoining barn which, in the early 1990s, was totally rebuilt to provide the core of this wonderful, extended country residence. A two-storey extension was added later. Entering the house through the porch, one enters the large and charming bespoke kitchen, with an eight-ring gas cooker with double oven, terracotta flooring and double aspect windows. From the kitchen, stable doors lead to a sitting room which has an inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove, and stairs leading to the first floor. Doors from the sitting room open into the beautiful, hard wood conservatory with views from all sides across the magnificent gardens that wrap round this imposing family home. The dining room, located through a short passage from the sitting room, also has a wood burning stove. Also off this passage is a cloak/utility room. Take the stairs to the first floor from the sitting room to find four bedrooms, two of which have en-suite facilities. In addition, there is a bathroom. The single bedroom is currently used as an office. The two larger bedrooms have a wealth of fitted wardrobes and all the bedrooms have far reaching views over manicured lawns and beyond.

From the dining room, a door leads to the latest addition to the property, designed for wheelchair access and set out over two floors. The ground floor has a large entrance hall, wet room with shower, fully fitted kitchen with both floor and wall units and comes with integrated double oven with electric hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The sitting room is a large and airy room with double doors leading out on to the patio. Take the stairs to the first floor and there you will find a large landing with space to create a small study, a bathroom and two double bedrooms with wonderful views across the adjoining countryside. This part of the house can be separated from the rest and has the potential to offer a source of income or a granny annexe.

Parking

There is ample parking space on the courtyard together with a large detached double garage with timber weatherboarding and remote control up-and-over doors, plus a large mezzanine area above for storage. The garage is fitted with fifteen solar panels. Attached to the garage is a large workshop which is currently set out as a gym.

The Gardens

The gardens of The Grove are the crowning glory of this wonderful property, and a book has been written regarding a year in the life of the garden. Start by looking through the round window on the door leading from the main sitting room to the garden. A wide paved patio, effectively another room in warmer months, stretches the length of the property where buddleias, gorgeous roses and many other plants attract dozens of butterflies and insects of all descriptions. Bees and dragonflies land but two inches from you and many an hour could be spent whiling away the day just observing nature at its best. Lack of light pollution also makes the patio an excellent spot for 360 degree stargazing. Well stocked herbaceous borders lead to the first area of lawn, framed by a yew hedge, which then opens onto a further lawn. Beyond this, through a picket gate flanked by Sentinel crab apple trees and separated by a mixed hedge, is a long paddock of approximately an acre, currently in the process of conversion into a wild-flower meadow. This year there were well over 100 common spotted orchids in this meadow, amongst other flowers. In front of the conservatory is further lawn with fruit trees - damsons, apples and a Victoria plum - leading to a bower surrounded by shrubs. Behind the conservatory is a courtyard garden which was previously a cottage garden. To the right of the yew hedge there is a large kitchen garden which is a prolific provider of the family's needs, with attractive beds for vegetables and several mature fruit bushes. In the front garden are further fruit trees. This is a magnificent garden, which has given great pleasure over the years, and it offers interest all year round. View it to appreciate its splendour and glory.

There are countless walks to be taken from the property and there are other wildflower meadows close by. There is bird song all day - spring dawn choruses here are delightful and owls can be heard during the evening and later. Sounds of woodpeckers are not uncommon. Curlews nest in the locality and their evocative calls add to the summer scene. Buzzards and red kites are frequently spotted as well as numerous more common garden birds, together with rarer ones such as nuthatches and treecreepers.

Services

Oil fired central heating, LPG gas for the main kitchen cooker, mains water and electricity

Council Tax band

Location

Hayton Bent is a small hamlet just outside the heart of Ludlow's thriving town centre. . Being on the doorstep to the town centre you will find a range of independent traders, shops and cafés with frequent open air markets, food festivals, events and the infamous

Castle. Regarded as one of the best foodie towns in the country and with some of the most beautiful buildings anywhere which showcases how building forms have developed from the medieval period through to the 18th and 19th Century.

Transport facilities are brilliant with good road and rail links to all major towns and cities. Shrewsbury to the north and Hereford to the south are located approximately 25/30 miles away and offer extensive entertainment and leisure facilities and a wide range of national and chain stores.

Directions

What three words Material Identity Typically

From the Ludlow office head west on High Street continue onto Castle Square stay on this Road and then just before the bridge turn right onto The Linney stay on this road and then turn left onto the B4361 Take the next left onto Fishmore Road at the roundabout bear left and stay on this road take the left hand turning marked Haytons Bent you will then see signs for the village hall turn left here after 0.3 miles take the first left into Thriftwicket Lane this is opposite the signpost marked the Bullring. Follow this road for approximately 0.3 miles and the property will be found third house on the left on an unmade up road.

CONSUMER PROTECTION FROM UNFAIR TRADING REGULATIONS 2008 (CPR) We endeavour to ensure that the details contained in our brochure are correct through making detailed enquiries of the owner but they are not guaranteed. The agents have not tested any appliance, equipment, fixture, fitting or service and have not seen the title deeds to confirm tenure. All measurements are quoted to the nearest 1/10 metre. All liability in negligence of otherwise for any loss arising from the use of these particulars is hereby excluded.

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