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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Clunton, Craven Arms

Sold STC £585,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb timber framed detached property
  • Dates back to 1500's
  • Many original features
  • Character accommodation with 4 Bedrooms, 3 Reception Rooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Viewing Essential

Full description

In a beautiful and quiet location is this Grade II listed 16C property. Having superb accommodation including magnificent Hall, spacious Kitchen and main Reception Room. 3 bedrooms and Bathroom on the first floor, with excellent lower level accommodation of Garden Room, Family or 4th Bedroom. Large terrace looking south over the 1 acre gardens with small stream and pools. (EPC rating E).

Cwm House - Nestled in a beautiful secluded valley, Cwm House is a Grade II listed Mediaeval farmhouse dating back to 1540 when Henry VIII was king. The timber framed detached property is approached up a private drive past a stream and large natural pond with an island where wild ducks and moorhens nest. The house and gardens of nearly an acre are sheltered by The Black Hill, believed to be the inspiration for author Bruce Chatwin's award-winning novel On The Black Hill after he stayed with friends in the valley in the 1970s.

The oldest part of Cwm House has been painstakingly restored by the current owner with attention to period details that give it a wealth of roses-round-the-door old world charm as well as modern facilities.

The property was significantly extended in 2002 with the addition of a large baronial hall-style room leading down to a lower ground floor. The hall has superb carved oak beams in the vaulted ceiling, extensive library-type oak bookcases, polished oak floor and pargetting on the east wall.

A superb south-facing terrace running around the hall virtually doubles the living space of the house during the summer using four separate carved oak frame French windows. A matching carved oak handrail around the terrace gives it a natural feeling of age as well as style.

Cwm House is surrounded by pasture used for sheep-grazing and is next to a smallholding with woodland.

Situation - Cwm House is nestled within the beautiful Clun Valley close to the South Shropshire village of Clunton. The surrounding countryside offers fabulous walking, bird watching and riding and a number of other pursuits available in the area. The Market towns of Clun, Craven Arms and Bishops Castle provide everyday amenities including independent shops, cafes, restaurants, public houses, schools and doctors. Ludlow has a wider range of facilities and amenities and a reputation for gourmet dining.

The A49 trunk road can be picked up at Craven Arms where there is also main line railway station.

Accommodation - The magnificent

Reception Hall - 6.2m x 4.8m (20'4" x 15'9") - Was built as part of the extension to the property which was finished about five years ago. The beams in the vaulted ceiling have been beautifully cared from local oak as well as the oak floor. There are four sets of french doors allowing glorious views and leading onto a large south facing upper Terrace which is a superb area of outdoor entertaining.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room - 5.7m x 4.2m (18'8" x 13'9") - A spacious room with character features housing a large four oven Nobel stove with electric hob, free standing units and space for dish washer and fridge freezer.

Reception Room - A charming room retaining original features such as wall and ceiling timbers and a wonderful inglenook fireplace inset with a wood burning stove.

From the Reception Hall is a Cloakroom and stairs leading to

Lower Ground Level - Which was originally the cellar and has been converted by the present owner into additional storage / accommodation with tiled floors and underfloor heating throughout.

There is a useful Pantry, a Family Room with adjoining Shower Room, gardener's WC, a further Shower Room and a large IUtility / Garden Room with fitted cupboards and sink.

A hand carved oak stable door leads onto the mid Terrace and Parking Area.

First Floor -

Master Bedroom - 5.0m x 3.0m (16'5" x 9'10") - The Master Bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe - believed to have originally been a priest-hole - which could be converted to an Ensuite (subject to the necessary planning consents).

Two further double Bedrooms

Family Bathroom - Very well appointed from with roll top bath and Victorian marble top wash stand. Separate shower and WC.

Gardens And Grounds - The very pretty Gardens are a feature of this property and are set out over three terraces all south facing and enjoying far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. There are two ponds linked by a stream with small waterfall, attractive well stocked borders, fruit trees as well as kitchen and herb garden.

Services - Mains electricity, Private water from borehole, Private drainage from septic tank. Oil fired central heating.

Directions - From Craven Arms take the B4368 Clun Road, continue on this road passing through Aston on Clun until you reach the Hundred House public house at Purslow. Turn left and continue to Twitchen. Take the right hand turn signposted The Llan and Cwm. Continue on this road for approximately 11/2 miles, keeping left at the fork and take the second drive on the right on the sharp bend at the bottom of the hill.

Viewing - Viewings. By appointment with the Agents on 01588 672728

Out Of Office Enquiries - Please contact Anthony Wood on 01588 673890

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