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The Old Vicarage, Downton-on-the-Rock, Ludlow, SY8

5 bedroom detached house for sale

Principal House:
Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Boot Room, Master Bedroom Suite, 3 Further Bedrooms, 2 Family Bathrooms, Shower Room, Attic Bedroom, Cellar

Coach House:
Sitting Room, Kitchen, Shower Room, Ground Floor Bedroom, Bedroom & Ensuite

1.67 Acres of Gardens & Grounds, Workshop, Kennels & Greenhouse

The Old Vicarage is the former residence for the attending Vicar of St Giles's Parish Church on the Downton Estate. There are 47 properties on the Estate, this being one of around 19 which are privately owned and is surrounded on three sides by open countryside and established woodland opposite. The Downton Estate showcases this beautifully maintained landscape which has been designated as a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest, with the owners taking great care to preserve and look after throughout the year. The property is located just a short 10 minute drive away from the wonderful market town of Ludlow, renowned for its history and culture as well as local produce and fantastic restaurants.

The property is a fine example of Victorian design and is typical of its type, with the dominant redbrick exteriors providing a variety of gables and substantial chimneys. Standing at the end of the garden looking back from what was the original driveway where the Vicar used to approach the house on his horse and cart, one gets to fully appreciate the magnificence of the original architecture.

The House

Approach to the property is through a gated private drive, which provides access to a gravelled area with parking for several vehicles and a side drive with further parking. Brick steps lead up to the impressive front door and into the reception hall which has a number of striking original features including the original mosaic floor tiles and both picture and dado rails. Off the reception is the drawing room with a feature stone fireplace, the high ceilings and doors out into the garden makes this a bright room with lovely views over the garden & countryside beyond. The dining room, again with ornate feature fireplace, enjoys windows on two elevations and high ceilings making this a grand entertaining room off of which is a very useful "Butler's Pantry" with plumbing for a dishwasher, a sink and kitchen units and a door to the rear patio entertaining area. A further internal door leads into the snug which consists of recessed fireplace and double sash UPVC windows. A particularly interesting feature are the original brass service bells, as this room is thought to be the original kitchen, although these are now out of service.

A good-sized study, utility room and the wonderful kitchen/breakfast room is accessed from the reception hall and hallway. This fabulous room has an excellent range of base and wall mounted units with integrated appliances and an oil-fired Aga.

Off the kitchen is a large boot room/porch which has a WC and provides access to the rear garden, the drive way and into the annex coach house.

From the main reception hall, stairs rise to a half landing which accommodates a WC and then continues to the first floor where one can find the master bedroom suite, comprising the main bedroom, ensuite bathroom and a dressing room. Three further bedrooms are served by two family bathrooms and a separate shower room. A fifth attic bedroom can be found on the second floor. What was the servants staircase leads back downstairs and can be found adjacent to the kitchen.

The former Coach House provides excellent ancillary accommodation, consisting of a kitchen, shower room, sitting room, a ground floor bedroom and a second bedroom on the first floor with an ensuite bathroom. Previously this has been used as a holiday let.

Gardens & Grounds

Outside, the delightful gardens are populated with a variety of shrubs & mature trees including some fruit bearing trees. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with a level area which was formerly a tennis court in years gone by, a paved terrace also provides an ideal area for al fresco entertaining.

A brick built kennel and garden store, along with the greenhouse is a useful addition and a shed and a timber framed workshop can be found at the end of the garden. In all the plot extends to 1.67 acres.

Tenure
Freehold and with Vacant Possession.

Services
Mains electricity, Estate bore hole water (see agent for more details) and septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating. Services have not been tested by the agent.

Local Authority
Herefordshire Council Council Band G

Viewings:
Strictly by appointment through the sole selling agent. Nock Deighton Ludlow Office. Please contact 01584 875 555 or email: ludlow@nockdeighton.co.uk

Direction:
Proceed North out of Ludlow on the A49 for 2 miles and opposite the Ludlow Farmshop and The Clive turn left signposted Knighton and Leintwardine on the A4113. Drive along here for 1.5 miles and just before a sharp right-hand bend, turn left signposted Downton. Proceed along this country lane for 1.5 m and The Old Vicarage will be seen on the right-hand side. If you reach the Church you have gone too far.

Proceed North out of Ludlow on the A49 for 2 miles and opposite the Ludlow Farmshop and The Clive turn left signposted Knighton and Leintwardine on the A4113. Drive along here for 1.5 miles and just before a sharp right-hand bend, turn left signposted Downton. Proceed along this country lane for 1.5 m and The Old Vicarage will be seen on the right-hand side. If you reach the Church you have gone too far.

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