5 bedroom semi-detached house for saleWalton, Presteigne, Powys
This fascinating property is the north-west wing of the country house that formerly stood adjacent to this property, Harpton Court, which was the county seat of the Lewis family and latterly the Duff-Gordon family until the mid-1950s.
Purchased by Mr Louis Osman, an eminent architect of his day who was also renowned for his work as a silver and goldsmith producing works such as the crown which was used at the investiture of Charles, Prince of Wales and the gold enamelled casket within which a copy of the Magna Carta is housed in Washington DC, USA. The property has remained within the family until now.
Now in need of a scheme of comprehensive restoration, Harpton Court requires a great deal of care to bring it back to its former glory.
A fine entrance hall gives a sense of the grandeur that this home once had and leads to an incredibly special dining room with windows overlooking the extensive gardens and grounds. Adjacent there is a recently refurbished kitchen/breakfast room with a comprehensive range of fitted units and cupboards, and a number of kitchen appliances. There is also a large utility/boot room with access to the garden.
A magnificent staircase rises to the first floor, upon which there is a fabulous drawing room with an impressive open fireplace. Oriel windows frame the views of the grounds and countryside beyond. Also on this floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom, whilst on the second floor there is a bathroom and three generous bedrooms.
Harpton Court is situated close to the town of Kington which ofers a superb range of services which include shops, restaurants, public houses, a leisure centre, primary and secondary schools, churches, a surgery and a library.
Nearby Presteigne was the county town of Radnorshire and has become a local cultural centre. It hosts two indigenous festivals. First, the oddly named Sheep Music Festival dedicated to contemporary music and the Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts which casts a broader cultural net and has attracted some well-known composers. The town is fortunate to have an award winning museum - The Judges Lodgings whilst The Church of St Andrew permanently houses a 16th century Flemish Tapestry.
Further afield, the markets towns of Knighton and Ludlow offer a range of facilities, the latter being known for its restaurants and festivals. The nearest train station is in Knighton, a little under 7 miles away.
The property is approached via a gated entrance into grounds extending to about 3 acres. A large lawn covers the former footprint of the principal house that once stood here and the avenue of yew trees a wonderful sight, draws ones eye into the distance.
The gardens are interspersed with a great number of specimen trees and enjoy a great deal of privacy. There is ample parking adjacent to the property and an area within which there is currently a garage which provides ample scope for further buildings if required.
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