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5 bedroom character property for sale

Richards Castle, Ludlow

Sold STC £495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Accommodation approaching 3000 sq ft
  • 3 Recpt, 5 Beds, 4 Baths
  • Edge of popular village close to Ludlow
  • Extensive parking, garaging and out buildings
  • Immaculate walled garden
  • Epc rating - D

Full description

The Old School adjoins open farmland and is attached to the original School House. Accommodation which has undergone complete transformation and improvements by the current vendors is approaching 3000 square feet and is extremely adaptable. Full of original features, whilst benefitting from double glazing and oil fired heating. The accommodation includes: impressive vaulted Reception Hall, 3 Principal Reception Rooms, Large Kitchen, Utility Room, Cloakroom, 5 Bedrooms, 3 of which are En-Suite and House Bathroom. Outside the property has delightful and manicured walled gardens, Double Garage, Workshop, Summer House, Hobby Room and extensive parking. EPC Rating D

Richards Castle is a village that straddles the Shropshire / Herefordshire border with this property sitting just on the Shropshire side. Village facilities include Public House, Church, Village Hall (neighbouring The Old School) and an active community, whilst the historic market town of Ludlow lies 4 miles away and offers a comprehensive range of facilities that includes a mainline railway station.
The Old School was built in 1875 and was converted into a house when the school closed in 1984.

Large Canopied Porch - With flagstone floor, underneath which is a upper glazed front door leading into

Magnificent Reception Hallway - 4.0m x 2.9m (13'1" x 9'6") - With lovely vaulted ceiling, exposed timber trusses, exposed floor boards and original period radiators

Walk-In Cupboard - With coat hooks and hot water cylinder

Large Kitchen / Family Room - 6.1m x 5.5m (20'0" x 18'1") - A lovely light room with double glazed window to frontage overlooking garden and further double glazed window to side with open farmland views. There is ample room for large table and chairs, exposed floorboards and a modern range of matching units that include base cupboards, wall cupboards and drawers, oak work surfaces, 11/2 bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, planned space for range cooker with extractor positioned above, space and plumbing for dishwasher. In the corner of the room and positioned on a flagstone hearth is a multi-fuel Clearview stove. Off here glazed door opens into

Rear Lobby - With room for fridge/freezer, work surface, tiled floor and door into

Cloakroom - Having double glazed window to side and this lovely farmland view, wc and wash hand basin in white and the Grant oil fired boiler is housed in here and heats domestic hot water and radiators

Sitting Room - 5.4m x 4.3m (17'9" x 14'1") - Having double glazed window to rear elevation and exposed floor boards. In the corner of the room there is a flagstone hearth with wood burning stove.

Living Room - 5.9m x 4.3m (19'4" x 14'1") - Having 2 large double glazed windows, one to rear and one to side elevation taking in the rural outlook, exposed floorboards, useful under stairs storage space and a feature brick fireplace with wooden mantle

Dining Room - 6.1m x 4.4m (20'0" x 14'5") - Having impressive double glazed windows to front and rear elevations, exposed floor boards, 2 period radiators, large dresser with cupboards beneath and shelving

Side Lobby - With double glazed stable door to front elevation, quarry tiled floor, meter cupboard and glazed pantry cupboard

Utility Room - 3.4m x 1.8m (11'2" x 5'11") - Having period quarry tiles, heat resistant work surface with cupboards beneath, single bowl, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, space for freezer, washing machine and period radiator

Also on the ground floor and accessed via the sitting room or from an external stable door at the rear

Self-Contained Bedroom 5 - That includes

Lobby - With up and over double glazed roof window

Large Bedroom - 6.4m x 4.1m (21'0" x 13'5") - Having 2 double glazed windows to rear elevation and double glazed double opening doors onto rear terrace taking in this countryside view

En-Suite Shower Room - With up and over double glazed roof window, access to roof space and a modern suite in white of wash hand basin, wc and large shower cubicle with Mira shower fitted

First Floor Galleried Landing

Bedroom 1 - 6.0m x 4.4m (19'8" x 14'5") - Having double glazed window to frontage overlooking the attractive gardens and surrounding countryside, up and over double glazed roof window. The room is full of character with the original truss work being exposed and access into loft space

En-Suite Bathroom - Having double glazed up and over roof windows to both front and rear elevations, access into roof space and a modern suite that includes panelled bath with telephone style shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, wc and large shower cubicle with Mira shower fitted

Bedroom 2 - 6.0m x 4.4m (19'8" x 14'5") - Having double glazed window to frontage and a feature double glazed window to side elevation taking in the fantastic view over open farmland. The room is full of character with exposed trusses and access into roof space

Useful Dressing Area - With hanging rails and shelf

En-Suite Shower Room - Having double glazed up and over roof window, exposed truss work and modern suite in white of wc, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle with Mira shower fitted

From the living room, further staircase then rises to

First Floor Landing - With exposed timber trusses

Bedroom 3 - 4.2m x 3.5m (13'9" x 11'6") - Having arched double glazed window to side elevation taking in the fantastic open farmland view and exposed timber features

Bedroom 4 - 4.3m x 3.6m (14'1" x 11'10") - Having double glazed up and over roof windows to both front and rear elevations and exposed timber features

House Bathroom - Having up and over double glazed roof window, exposed trusses and a modern suite in white of pedestal wash hand basin, wc and panelled bath with shower attachment

Outside: - The property is approached onto an excellent tarmacadam driveway which could provide parking for 10+vehicles if required. There is an open fronted Double Garage having light and power fitted having light and power fitted. Adjoining the garage, stable door into large Workshop having up and over double glazed roof window and further double glazed roof window to frontage (4.40m x 4.0m) having light and power fitted. The formal garden with the school sits to the frontage and is a walled garden. In the main it is laid to lawn with well-established flora and flowering borders, silver birch tree, 2 paved seating areas, raised beds, brick built fireplace and a useful covered outside seating area. Glazed door then into a good sized hobby room (6.0m x 3.0m) with light, water and power fitted and adjoin the hobby room there is a summer house (4.40m x 2.90m) with double glazed window back to garden.

From this formal garden, low brick wall designates the boundary and an open aspect over farmland can be enjoyed. There is also a good sized kitchen garden with raised beds with rhubarb, soft fruits, good sized Greenhouse, mature trees and mature hedging to roadside boundary. Sitting to the side of The Old School there is a covered paved terrace taking in this fine view across farmland and to the rear a further paved seating area.

Services: - Mains electricity, mains water, shared private drainage, oil fired heating to radiators, telephone to BT regulations

Agents Note: - The Old School is attached to the original School House and this would be available by separate negotiation as it is in the ownership of the same vendor.

Tenure: - The property is freehold

Local Authority: - Shropshire Council

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