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Nr Craven Arms

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Guide Price - £875,000

Hopesay, Nr Craven Arms

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Guide Price - £875,000

Hopesay, Nr Craven Arms

Key features:

Well positioned and offering huge potential, a very spacious country house with extremely versatile living accommodation, all set in gardens and grounds which extend to approximately 7.5 acres.

  • Sizeable country house
  • Excellent annexe options
  • Grounds to 7.5 acres
  • Lovely rural views
  • Character features
  • Spacious reception rooms
  • Large kitchen/breakfast room
  • Detached, period, not Listed

Property Description

Hesterworth House is one of a cluster of individual properties that make up the small hamlet of Hesterworth in a very picturesque part of south Shropshire. The house itself occupies a slightly elevated position overlooking a small valley and is approached by its own private wooded driveway that sweeps up to the house. The nearby village of Aston on Clun offers local facilities with a garage, public house and shop. Craven Arms, Bishops Castle and Clun, are then within easy reach, as is the ever popular and thriving market town of Ludlow. At Craven Arms the A49 provides access to Shrewsbury (24 miles) to the north and the cathedral city of Hereford (36 miles) to the south.

Built in the mid-19th century, this handsome and architecturally appealing house, has been sympathetically improved over the years and retains much of its original character whilst offering potential for further improvement. The current accommodation is extremely flexible with extensive living space over two floors, ideal for a large family, with the addition of two large guest suites which could provide income potential if required. The gardens and grounds further enhance this lovely house and lie on three sides with formal garden areas, woodland which is dissected by a small stream and paddocks ideal for equestrian use.

On arrival, a front door leads into an impressive conservatory which has an attractive mosaic tiled floor and plenty of light and space. A door leads through to a large and welcoming reception hall with an striking Arts and Crafts period staircase rising to the first floor. The hall provides access to two sizeable reception rooms as well as a large and practical kitchen/breakfast room, which creates a comfortable and spacious place for the family to gather, and many of the rooms enjoy a delightful outlook over the surrounding landscape. There are a host of supporting rooms on the ground floor including a boot room, cloakroom, utility room and useful cellar together with a self-contained guest suite.

From the reception hall the main staircase leads to a large first floor landing and then to the bedrooms and bathrooms. There is a master suite with adjoining bathroom as well as a dressing room or 5th bedroom. Again, the majority of bedrooms make the most of the property’s outlook. An inner landing and rear staircase then provides access to further potential bedrooms and a lovely self contained three-bedroom first floor guest suite.

From a small country lane Hesterworth House has a lovely approach through a pillared entrance and along its own private driveway which leads up to a large parking and turning area to the front of the house.

The gardens and grounds are extensive and a delight to explore, although now in need of some improvement. Woodland flanks either side of the drive with a small stream running through a section of the land and under a pretty bridge. There, are terraced gardens on the east side of the house with a sun terrace and lovely views over part of the land to farmland beyond. There is a separate paddock with natural pond and a field shelter. Planning has previously been passed for the erection of a detached double garage. All in all, Hesterworth House offers an outstanding opportunity to purchase a substantial country house which still offers great potential for further improvement if required.

Services and Considerations Mains electricity, private water, private drainage, oil fired central heating. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Council tax band G. EPC tbc. Tenure freehold.

From Craven Arms, take the B4368 towards Clun and continue for approximately 2.7 miles into the village of Aston on Clun. On a left-hand bend take a right hand turning, signposted to Hesterworth and Hopesay, and proceed along this road for 0.6 miles. The entrance to Hesterworth House is marked by a pair of attractive stone pillars on the right-hand side.

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