7 bedroom detached house for saleHopton Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire
- Hall, 4 Reception rooms, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility, Cellars, WC, Cloakroom
- Master bedroom suite, 6 Further bedrooms, 4 Further bath/shower rooms, EPC rating F
- Formal garden, Summer House, Kitchen garden, Orchard
- Large garage, Former coach house with single garage, store, stable and loft, Stable block
- In all about 4.8 acres
Old Rectory has Tudor origins with later extensions from both the Stuart and Regency periods, in all creating a substantial home offering excellent accommodation arranged over three floors. The Old Rectory has been sympathetically updated to offer stylish modern home comforts yet retains immense character with numerous period details
Located off an attractive part panelled hallway are three light and airy reception rooms. All are well-proportioned with high ceilings and large windows framing views over the garden and countryside beyond. French doors from the drawing room and snug allow access to the beautiful parkland gardens and paved terraces, whilst open fires and wood burners ensure a warm winter atmosphere.
The stylish kitchen is fitted with handmade solid wood units with attractive marquetry detail, including a large central island with granite worktops. There is an integrated Bosch fridge, a dishwasher and a 5 ring Rangemaster stove (with additional hotplate) and two ovens plus a grill. The breakfast area is open to the kitchen and is perfect for family gatherings and informal entertaining. A large utility and a cellar offer additional storage and space for other appliances. There is also a separate dining room for formal occasions, the attractive fireplace and triangular bay windows being particular features. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a large cloakroom with fitted storage and an adjacent modern wet room/shower room. A study is located on the mezzanine accessed from the main staircase.
The master suite is located on the first floor and comprises a magnificent bedroom boasting a high ceiling and enjoying far-reaching views, a dressing room and elegant ensuite bathroom including a double ended bath and a separate shower. There are six further bedrooms many with exposed wall and ceiling timbers reflecting the houses architectural history, and three further stylishly and beautifully appointed bath/shower rooms.
Hopton Castle is a small rural village surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside. There is a church and the ruins of the castle from which the village takes its name. A good range of amenities can be found at the nearby village of Leintwardine and a little further east is the historic market town of Ludlow, which offers additional facilities and is famed for its annual vibrant festivals, independent shops, local produce markets and restaurants.
Communications in the area are excellent with the A49 linking the county town of Shrewsbury in the north to the cathedral city of Hereford in the south. The rail network can be accessed at Craven Arms station located on the main Manchester to Cardiff line. Nearby Hopton Heath is on the Heart of Wales Line which is said to be one of the prettiest in the country.
Both primary and secondary state schools are located in Ludlow. The independent sector is well catered for, with Bedstone College nearby and Moor Park Preparatory in Ludlow.
Old Rectory is approached through a private gated entrance and screened from the lane by attractive stone walls. The private parkland gardens surround the house and are a real feature of the property; with formal lawn interspersed with mature specimen trees, herbaceous borders and flowering beds. There are various paved terraces with seating areas along with a summer house all
ideally placed to enjoy the far-reaching views.
The formal garden blends seamlessly into a small orchard at the rear and side of the house whilst a sheltered and productive kitchen garden with soft fruit cages is located close to the outbuildings.
To the east of the house are the outbuildings and stables with separate gated access from the lane. There is a large garage attached to a stable block with three loose boxes and The Old Coach House which is currently divided into a single garage, a store/workshop and a further stable with hayloft above.
The paddocks are located on the other side of the lane. They are fenced and have separate gated access, a field shelter and a brook running through them.
About 2.9 acres of paddock
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