11 bedroom detached house for saleCaynham, Ludlow, Shropshire
- Dining room
- Drawing room
- Family Room/Snug
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Utility/Boot Room
- Master bedroom suite
- Further 10 bedrooms
- Home office
The history of Caynham village is far richer than its modest size suggests. In 1086, shortly after William The Conqueror takes the throne, Caynham is mentioned in the Doomsday book. The Mortimers, Norman knights loyal to William received titles and land after the battle of Hastings, the manor of Caynham being one. Over the next seven centuries owners of Caynham included Wigmore Abbey, the Foxe, Powys and Calcott families. In 1852 it was acquired by the Curtis Dynasty. Caynham Court was bought by Sir William Curtis, 3rd Baronet, for his
Son and the property stayed in the family until the outbreak of the Second World War. Over the following years the house fell into disrepair until purchased by the current owners. After substantial restoration and refurbishment they moved into Caynham Court in the summer 2005.
Caynham Court is a fine Country house with a tremendous history passing through the hands of some extremely noteworthy families. In this time the house has had various alterations but the most extensive are the additions by the Curtis family in the mid Nineteenth Century which created a handsome brick built property with extensive accommodation over three floors.
The H plan layout creates two distinct wings with canted bays housing large sashes. The internal features are just as impressive. A grand Hall at the centre of the house makes way to super reception rooms, a sweeping oak staircase winds to a galleried landing and access to the upper floors. Of particular note is the Drawing room or 'blue room' with an incredibly ornate ceiling. This theme of decorative plasterwork and original detailing continues throughout the house.
Caynham Court, in part, has been renovated to exacting standards by the current owners, nowhere more so than in the kitchen and breakfast room. No expense has been spared and the workmanship and quality of finish is second to none. Modern expectations are catered for in the kitchen, but not limited to this space; the electrical and plumbing systems have been completely overhauled, and a network of routers and Cat 6 wiring mean excellent wireless broadband through the house.
This property offers the next custodian a wonderful chance to finish what has been started and bring the remaining parts of Caynham Court back to the glories of former years when the house played host to the great and good of Shropshire.
Caynham Court is located within beautiful South Shropshire Countryside with many fine walks and outdoor pursuits on the doorstep and yet just a stone's throw from the historic market town of Ludlow which was described by John Betjeman as 'the loveliest town in England'. Famed for its pretty town centre with a diverse range of boutiques, the Michelin starred restaurants, the castle ruin, and the vibrant festivals throughout the year. Ludlow continues to enjoy an immense popularity from both locals and visitors alike.
Communications in the area are good with the A49 linking the county town of Shrewsbury in the north to the cathedral city of Hereford in the south. Ludlow has a train station on the main Cardiff to Manchester line with trains running at regular intervals and London accessible in a little under three hours.
There are a range of educational establishments within the area with several local primary schools, a secondary school and a sixth form college in Ludlow. The independent sector is well catered for with Moor Park preparatory just a few minutes' drive south of Ludlow; renowned facilities for older children are available at Shrewsbury School, Hereford Cathedral, Abberley Hall and Bedstone College.
The grounds of Caynham Court provide a garden of lawn surrounded by mature trees. This offers an opportunity to create a garden and space of personal design.
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