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Whitcott Keysett, Clun Craven Arms Shropshire SY7

Guide Price
£695,000
Mortgage calculator Ref: LUD130091
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 4 receptions

A superb period country home with a converted barn, set in mature gardens and located in a rural hamlet surrounded by glorious rolling countryside.

The property: Whitcott Hall is an attractive Grade II listed, 18th century country home offering extensive and extremely flexible accommodation arranged over three floors. Home to the current vendors for just under nine years the house has been sympathetically upgraded to offer modern day comfort yet retains immense character and charm with period features throughout.

A central hallway runs from the front to the rear of the property and allows access to the elegant principal reception rooms which are all well-proportioned, light and airy rooms with exposed floorboards, feature fireplaces (two with Clearview wood burning stoves) and views over the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room lies at the heart of the house with bespoke units and a marble island unit taking centre stage. There is an Aga range cooker creating a warm welcome and other integrated appliances include an electric oven and hob, and a dishwasher, with space for an American style fridge/freezer.

There is plenty of space for informal entertaining and family gatherings within the breakfast area which has French doors opening to the gardens. Further storage and space for appliances is available in the utility and laundry rooms. There is also a useful cloak/shower room and cellars. A light and airy Orangery/garden room completes the ground floor and benefits from far-reaching countryside views with two sets of French doors opening to both the landscaped gardens and an enclosed sheltered courtyard.

A magnificent period staircase rises to the first floor landing off which is the well-proportioned master bedroom with windows overlooking the gardens, and a contemporary en suite bathroom with fitted wardrobes and storage. There are two further characterful bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate shower. On the second floor there is a beautiful galleried landing area off which are four bedrooms all with exposed wall and ceiling timbers along with a family bathroom with elegant roll top bath and a separate shower. There is ladder access to a mezzanine with access to the attic space.

Whitcott Barn: Converted by the current owners into a superb annexe, the stone barn now offers excellent accommodation with hall, kitchen, open-plan sitting/dining room, WC to the ground floor and an impressive first floor bedroom with exposed timbers and vaulted ceiling creating a light and airy feel. There is plenty of fitted storage and a stylish en suite shower room. Whitcott Barn has most recently been used as a holiday cottage. The barn enjoys a private courtyard garden with patio.

This property has 1.7 acres of land.

Outside

Whitcott Hall and Barn are located at the edge of the rural hamlet of Whitcott Keysett comprising a cluster of properties and traditional farm buildings, all surrounded by rolling countryside. Whitcott Hall is accessed off a country lane, through electronic gates onto a gravel driveway with plenty of parking to the front and side of the hall. The hall sits in just under 2 acres of delightful landscaped gardens, which are mainly laid to lawn interspersed with trees, mature shrubs and retained herbaceous and flowering beds. There is a small copse and a pond creates a delightful focal point. There is also a paved terrace and a sheltered courtyard garden. The gardens are predominantly south facing and the surrounding countryside creates a dramatic backdrop. To the rear of the hall is a further area of lawn which is bordered by a stream, there is also additional vehicular access, parking and a garage.

Situation

Whitcott Hall is situated in a rural hamlet surrounded by beautiful South Shropshire countryside and enjoys superb far-reaching views. The nearby market town of Clun benefits from everyday facilities including a post office, public houses, shops, doctor’s surgery and a petrol station/garage. The historic market towns of Bishops Castle and Ludlow are a little further afield and offer excellent additional amenities. Communications in the area are good with Craven Arms having a train station on the Manchester to Cardiff line with links to London which is accessible in about 3 hours. The county town of Shrewsbury in the north, and west and south Wales are easily accessed via the road network. Schooling in the area is excellent in both the state and private sectors. Primary and secondary schools are found in Clun and Bishops Castle with private schooling at Bedstone, Moor Park and Shrewsbury School.

Directions

From Ludlow head North on the A49 until Craven Arms, at the roundabout turn left. Continue through Clun towards Newcastle on Clun on the B4368. After about 1.5 miles turn right sign posted Whitcott Keysett shortly after you will see the hall on the left. Turn left and the entrance to Whitcott Hall is on the right through the electronic gates.

Other Features

  • Kitchen/breakfast room with Utility and laundry
  • Shower room Cellars
  • Four reception rooms
  • Up to 7 bedrooms with master suite
  • Two bathrooms
  • One bedroom annexe with sitting room, kitchen and shower room
  • Garden
  • Garage
  • About 1.7 acres
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