7 bedroom detached house for sale

Seifton, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8

Guide Price £1,395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Immaculate Grade II* country home
  • Set in 10.15 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds
  • Two duck ponds
  • Picturesque setting
  • Close to Ludlow, famed for its award winning restaurants, festivals and racecourse

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Enchanting Tudor Manor in glorious picturesque country setting with 10.15 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds and close to pretty market town of Ludlow.

Description

History
Elsich Manor is a delightful Grade II* country home which is believed to date back to 1545 when it was built by Richard Baldwyn. His brother, William, had been cup bearer to Queen Mary and his eldest son, Thomas, was implicated in a plot for the release of Mary, Queen of Scots and was held in The Tower for three years.

The Baldwyns held the estate until 1779, although it was leased for the last 144 years. A successful local farmer, stockbreeder and auctioneer, Charlie Edwards, bought it in 1913 and held it until 1953 when it passed into a succession of other owners until the south-east wing was badly damaged by fire in 1976.


Accommodation
Elsich Manor is an enchanting, country house perfect for those seeking a peaceful country setting. The house is Grade II* listed and benefits from a wealth of historical features including a unique hexagonal bell tower, oak panelling, exquisite diamond shaped cast and lead mullioned windows, fine oak studded doors and oak floors throughout. The house is immaculately presented having been restored over the last decade or two, using materials of the highest quality and now provides a wonderful balance of the old character of the house, yet is highly practical for modern day living and entertaining.

The main accommodation is arranged over three floors and enjoys fabulous, far reaching views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. Many of the rooms have high ceilings and are surprisingly light and sunny due to south facing windows.

There are three main reception rooms on the ground floor which exude great charm and have huge open fireplaces, two of which have wood burning stoves housed within. There is also an Elizabethan spice cupboard that is built into the wall where the precious spices were stored safely under lock and key. The kitchen/breakfast room provides a comfortable, informal space and has a lovely window seat overlooking the side gardens. There are a good range of oak base units incorporating integrated appliances together with a four oven electric AGA and Rangemaster stove. Stone flag floors run throughout the kitchen and drawing room. The utility room has a cloakroom, units and tiled flooring.

The impressive master bedroom suite is separate from the other bedrooms and is accessed via two staircases. It enjoys a triple aspect with wonderful countryside views and incorporates an office/cot room, fitted dressing room, minstrel’s gallery and ensuite facilities including a bath and shower. There are extensive wall and ceiling beams together with a Tudor “garderobe”. An oak spiral staircase connects three floors on this side and leads to the hexagonal bell tower and two good sized rooms which are currently used for storage.

There are four further good sized bedrooms on the first floor with stairs that lead from the kitchen and hallway: two are ensuite with private access to outside.

On the second floor there are two bedrooms which both enjoy ensuite facilities and their own private access.

Extensive dry cellars which have both internal and external access complete the accommodation.

Elsich Manor is approached down a long tarmacadam driveway. A substantial gravelled parking area, with a three bay garage and log store is found on one side of the drive, whilst the old cider press house, which is currently used as a workshop, sits on the other. This could potentially be converted into additional separate accommodation, subject to the necessary planning and building regulations.

Elsich Manor was originally a moated manor house and evidence remains in the form of two ponds to the front of the property. Great thought has gone into the gardens and grounds which surround the house and they provide wonderful colour and interest throughout the year. A red and a white rose representing the Houses of York and Lancaster are intertwined above the kitchen window. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with fine topiary and specimen trees together with individual areas including a productive vegetable garden with raspberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries, rhubarb and redcurrants. A delightful tree lined pathway leads to a summer house and a patio area which provide an excellent area to enjoy the surrounding countryside. To the north of the Manor is a delightful orchard boasting numerous pear, apple and plum trees. Adjacent to this is a coppice that supplies wood to the Manor.

Location

Located in the small hamlet of Seifton, Elsich Manor is surrounded by countryside which is considered to be some of the most beautiful within the area and offers many sporting opportunities that include fine walks, riding and golf courses.

The nearby town of Ludlow, described by John Betjeman as “probably the loveliest town in England” is home to a wide range of individual shops and famed for its award winning restaurants, festivals and racecourse. Alternatively, Much Wenlock, Bridgnorth and Craven Arms are all within travelling distance and provide an excellent range of services and facilities.

Communications in the area are good with the A49 linking the cathedral city of Hereford in the south with the county town of Shrewsbury to the north. The A4117 links to Kidderminster, the West Midlands conurbation and the motorway networks. Ludlow also benefits from a railway station on the Manchester to Cardiff railway and provides trains to London Euston that take 3 hours 14 minutes.

Square Footage: 6,402 sq ft
Acreage: 10.15 Acres

Directions

Elsich Manor is almost 7 miles north east of Ludlow off the B4365 Much Wenlock road. Leave Ludlow by the A49 Shrewsbury road. Almost two miles out of the town centre turn right onto the B4365. Continue across the golf and race courses and onward through Culmington village. About a mile after the village, just after passing the left turn signpost Westhope College, turn right down a tarmacadum track through fields on either side. Bear right onto the gravelled driveway


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