Nestled in the middle of acres of pasture land on the historic Downton Estate. This wonderful family home has been refurbished and extended to provide a home worthy of the pages of Country Living and Wallpaper.
This stunning family home offers a genuinely flexible layout to the accommodation with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, an open plan kitchen, a family room and a dining room opening into a cosy winter snug. Set in a plot of just under half an acre, this property offers seclusion and privacy, yet is only 15 a minute drive to the beautiful town of Ludlow. With beautiful country walks right from the doorstep, the local village is only 20 minutes walk, where you will find a well-stocked garage, with Off Licence and morning papers, a local butchers and riverside pub.
The oak porch welcomes everyone to the side entrance of this exceptional home. Oak floor with under-floor heating, there is a separate utility area in front of you with a double Belfast sink, flagstone floor and an area for coats, plumbing for washing machine, dishwasher, slate ridged drainer and continued work surface, overhead Victorian style slatted clothes airer. Opening into the downstairs cloakroom with London brick white tiling, with grey grout, downstairs shower and a hidden cistern WC.
You then enter the magnificent open plan living area with doors that disappear, bringing the garden and far reaching views into the house. Bespoke kitchen units with slate work surfaces, a stunning Aga, oak floor with under-floor heating, feature brick wall, a perfect entertaining space with dining area, chairs and sofas enabling you to drink in the view.
A small lobby takes you to the snug with a large wood burner encased in ancient inglenook fireplace beamed walls, crocked oak doors lead you into the original entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor. To the right of the entrance hall is a double bedroom with views over the rear and side gardens, oak floor and beamed ceiling and walls. Old style radiator completes this room.
The master suite is located on the ground floor, with views over the front garden, the oak floor continues into this wonderful suite with a hobbit size wood-burner, and door to an en-suite shower-room, Farrow and Ball railings adorns the wall above dado height tiling, with old fashioned towel rail and door to wet-room shower room, a wealth of wardrobe and cupboards to hide your bits and bobs.
Take the stairs to the first floor and there you will find three further double bedrooms and a newly fitted family bathroom. There is nothing that needs doing to this truly amazing family home, other than to open the door and unpack your belongings.
The large detached barn, has been refurbished to include an upstairs studio/annexe with a separate entrance for visiting relatives, teenage children or it could be set up as a yoga studio. There is a small kitchen area, and cloakroom on the ground floor of the barn. To the rear of the barn, an office with its own private raised balcony and Zen garden, a really peaceful place to work from.
To the right of the kitchen is a separate outside storage room ideal for freezer storage and cold storeroom with shelving to store outside furniture. Next to this is separate outdoor boot area to hang wet coats and muddy boots. There is an outside entertaining bar with both power and light, and a fire pit area in the rear garden.
At the entrance to Morning Star is a stable block with electricity and water. There are three stables, currently used as a further office in stable 1 and log store in stable 2 and storage in the 3rd stable.
The property has new fencing around the whole perimeter of the property. There is sufficient parking in the new driveway to house six cars, along with the garage / parking space in the detached barn.
The garden is split into various sections and should the new owner wish to convert the stables into letting accommodation, or separate business premises there is a further private garden to the rear of the stables with productive orchard / veg patch. A large spacious lawn area to the rear of the property, with bar and fire pit area.
A large area of lawn, to the front of the property. The Zen garden is nestled in front of the office and the main front garden is sectioned into early morning coffee area and late night wine watching the sun dip down behind the far reaching views of the Downton Estate.
The water is on a private system and costs approximately £55.00 per quarter. Mains electricity and Oil fired central heating. Private septic tank.
Council Tax Band D