4 bedroom character property for saleGellihaf, Blackwood
Sold STC £549,500
- PERIOD RESIDENCE WITH STUNNING FEATURES AND BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED THROUGHOUT
- SITTING IT'S OWN GENEROUS GROUNDS
- FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS WITH THREE EN-SUITE BATHROOMS
- GRAND RECEPTION HALL
- FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS
- DOUBLE GARAGE
Built in 1931, Gellihaf House is a beautifully presented detached residence set in formal grounds of approximately an acre and is approached via stone pillars and a long driveway bordering the gardens. The current owners have made significant improvements to both the house and grounds.
Built in 1931, Gellihaf House is a beautifully presented detached residence set in formal grounds of approximately an acre and is approached via stone pillars and a long driveway bordering the gardens. The current owners have made significant yet sympathetic improvements to both the house and the grounds in order to provide one of the outstanding homes within the area whilst retaining the original splendour and character.
The property offers very generous accommodation over two floors and the ground floor briefly comprises an entrance porch with a large stained glass window and leading to the imposing double height reception hall with a large working fireplace, a 19ft lounge with another original fireplace and a bow window with a window seat, a formal dining room, an inner hall leading to the sitting room, walk-in pantry and study, two fitted kitchens, a shower room with a wc, plus a laundry room and another walk-in storeroom.
The first floor has a wonderful galleried landing with a seating area and a large Diocletian (half-moon) leaded window offering views over the gardens. There are four double bedrooms in total with the master bedroom having an en-suite shower room and two of the bedrooms enjoying full en-suite bathrooms with showers and freestanding baths. Also on the first floor there's a family bathroom and a separate wc, both with feature Italian quartz tiling.
As previously mentioned the property retains many original features including the large oak staircase, oak floors, terrazzo flooring, original fireplaces, cornice covings and both leaded and stained windows. The property is also centrally heated throughout.
The generous gardens surround the house and are mainly to lawn but enjoy various seating areas to take in the fish pond and the wide varieties of mature shrubs and trees that have been planted over the years. To the rear of the house is a courtyard and detached double garage.
The present owners have run a very successful boutique 'Bed and Breakfast' at the house with many very complimentary comments made on the various social media sites.
Ground Floor Accommodation
Entered via wooden double doors. Stained and leaded full width window to the reception hall. Radiator. Door to:-
Reception Hall 19' x 15' 6" ( 5.79m x 4.72m )
A very imposing reception hall with an oak half-turn staircase rising to the first floor galleried landing. A main feature of the room is the large working tiled fireplace with a tiled hearth, along with the original oak flooring. Radiator. Part beamed ceiling. Stained and leaded double doors to the inner hallway. Further doors to the lounge and dining room.
Lounge 24' into bay x 17' 6" ( 7.32m into bay x 5.33m )
A very generous main reception room with plenty of light from the large bow window which has a fitted window seat and enjoys views across the gardens. Original 'arts and crafts' working fireplace with hearth. Two separate radiators. Other original features include the oak flooring, a high level picture rail and cornice coving.
Formal Dining Room 18' 4" x 14' 7" ( 5.59m x 4.45m )
A leaded window overlooks the gardens to the front aspect. Tall, dark wood fire surround with an inset circular mirror and tiled fireplace. Two separate radiators. Oak flooring. High level picture rail and cornice coving.
The inner hall has the original Terrazzo flooring the full length and there are doors to the side porch, shower room, sitting room and study. Picture rail. Radiator. Coving to the ceiling.
A useful office area with a stained and leaded window to the side. Terrazzo flooring. Radiator. Coving to the ceiling.
Sitting Room 15' 3" max. x 14' 10" ( 4.65m max. x 4.52m )
A secondary glazed window overlooks the rear garden and there is a tall, dark wood fire surround which has a working fireplace. Terrazzo flooring. Radiator. Picture rail. Cornice coving to the ceiling. Door to a large walk-in pantry which retains the original marble slabs and has a rear facing window.
Kitchen One 9' 10" x 8' 10" ( 3.00m x 2.69m )
Fitted with modern range of opaque glass fronted wall units and gloss grey base units with contrasting oak work surfaces with two inset ceramic sinks with mixer taps. Original tiling to the walls. Terrazzo flooring. Radiator. Window to the rear aspect. Doorway to:-
Kitchen Two 9' 10" x 8' ( 3.00m x 2.44m )
The second kitchen area (which could be opened up to make one large kitchen) has fitted gloss grey base units with oak work surfaces with an inset stainless sink with mixer tap. Plumbing for a dishwasher. Terrazzo flooring. Radiator. Window to the rear.
Shower Room/wc 9' 10" max. x 8' 11" max. ( 3.00m max. x 2.72m max. )
A large shower room with the original tiled walls and Terrazzo flooring. Double width shower enclosure with a glass sliding door and fitted with a Mira Sport electric shower. Pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Stained and leaded window to the side porch area. Door to the separate toilet.
With a polycarbonate roof and windows along the full length, the porch also has doors to both the front and rear gardens. Terrazzo Flooring. Door to a walk-in store room and a further door to the laundry room.
Laundry Room 11' x 6' 8" ( 3.35m x 2.03m )
Window to the side. Plumbing for washing machines. Wall mounted Worcester central heating boiler. 'Megaflow' pressurised hot water tank.
First Floor Accommodation
Galleried Landing 22' 9" x 15' 6" ( 6.93m x 4.72m )
A particularly spacious and grand gallery landing which is open to the inner landing, and enjoys views over the grounds from a large Diocletian (half-moon) window with stained and leaded detailing. Radiator. Coving to the ceiling. Picture rail. Built-in double door linen cupboard.
Master Bedroom 16' 8" x 14' ( 5.08m x 4.27m )
Secondary glazed window to the rear aspect. Two separate radiators. Picture rail and coving to the ceiling. 'Secret' Jib door to the en-suite shower room.
En-Suite Bathroom 9' 11" x 7' 8" ( 3.02m x 2.34m )
Fitted with a modern contemporary suite in white which comprises a close coupled wc, a vanity unit with inset twin wash hand basins, and a double width shower enclosure. Radiator. Ventilation extractor. Window to the rear. Door to the inner landing.
Bedroom Two 17' 6" x 12' 2" ( 5.33m x 3.71m )
A large double bedroom with a secondary glazed window overlooking the grounds to the front. Radiator. Picture rail. Coving to the ceiling. Door to:-
En-Suite Bathroom 17' 6" x 5' 4" ( 5.33m x 1.63m )
A modern white suite comprises a close coupled wc, a pedestal wash hand basin, a bath with centre mounted antique style mixer taps and shower head, and a walk-in double width shower enclosure fitted with a 'rainfall' shower. Heated chrome towel rail. Ventilation extractor.
Bedroom Three 14' 3" x 14' 2" ( 4.34m x 4.32m )
Another double bedroom, with a secondary glazed window overlooking the grounds to the front. Tall, tiled fireplace and hearth. Radiator. Picture rail. Coving to the ceiling. Door to:-
En-Suite Bathroom 14' 2" x 5' 4" ( 4.32m x 1.63m )
The modern white suite comprises a close coupled wc, a pedestal wash hand basin, a bath with centre mounted antique style mixer taps and shower head, and a walk-in double width shower enclosure fitted with a 'rainfall' shower. Heated chrome towel rail. Ventilation extractor.
Bedroom Four 10' 8" x 9' 11" ( 3.25m x 3.02m )
The fourth double bedroom has a secondary glazed window, radiator and picture rail.
Family Bathroom 11' 2" x 9' 11" ( 3.40m x 3.02m )
A striking bathroom which retains the original Italian quartz wall tiles and is fitted with a white suite which comprises a panelled bath with mixer taps and shower head, plus a pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Stained and leaded window.
Matching the bathroom, the separate wc also has Italian quartz tiling to the walls. White, close coupled wc. Stained and leaded window.
At the front, stone pillars with wrought iron double gates lead to the gravelled driveway and the approach to the house. Immediately to the right of the driveway is a natural woodland garden, planted with a wide variety of trees and shrubs.
Immediately to the front of the residence is a formal garden with stone wall boundaries and parking areas. The garden is laid mainly to lawn and has a feature stone fish pond as well as seating areas. From this garden stone steps lead up to another large lawn which it is believed was formerly a tennis court. This lawn also has various seating areas to enjoy the surroundings as well as a large summerhouse which has a porch area and power and light installed.
To the side and rear are further gardens which are laid to lawn. There are also a greenhouse and storage sheds in this area. The gardens have been planted with a wide variety of shrubs and plants.
Double Garage 20' 3" x 20' 1" ( 6.17m x 6.12m )
Situated at the rear of the house with a wide entrance from the road leading to a courtyard area, the double garage has electrically operated twin 'up and over' doors for ease of access. Large inspection pit. Power and lighting. Water tap. Pedestrian access door to the rear garden. It should be noted the neighbours at the rear do have access via the courtyard for maintenance purposes and own a six foot wide strip immediately adjacent to their property.
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