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Whittington Old House

Horsebridge Lane


About the property

A 17th Century detached property bursting with character and charm nestled in good-sized gardens and grounds.
Property Snapshot
  • Substantial landscaped gardens
  • Double garage with inspection pit
  • Plentiful parking
  • Flexible and characterful
  • Potential to improve
  • Cloakroom
  • Utility room and wet room
  • Workshop
  • Master with ensuite
  • Grade II listed

Whittington Old House is a property which rarely comes to the open market, it was once a public house that has been transformed over the years to provide a wonderful family home.

The main entrance to the property opens into a light and airy living room with an inglenook fireplace and log burner, there is also a cloakroom and cellar just off this room. The second reception room is versatile and could be used as a dining room, playroom or study, this room leads to the breakfast kitchen with an AGA and spiral staircase to the first floor and a door to the utility and wet room. A large workshop which could be converted and incorporated within the main house completes the ground floor. Two staircases rise to the first floor where there are four/five sizeable bedrooms, the master with an ensuite and there is also a house bathroom. There is a large reception room on the first floor which is versatile and could be utilised as a bedroom. Outside, the gardens and grounds are landscaped and wraparound the property offering lovely places for relaxation and enjoyment. There is also a double garage and parking for several vehicles to the fore.

Whittington Old House was built in the 17th Century with extensions made in the 20th Century. History states it was a public house until the title was transferred to The Whittington pub a short distance away.

The property benefits from land to the fore which offers ample parking and there is also a double garage with inspection pit.

There are two side entrances and a main entrance to the front which opens into a wonderful and spacious dual aspect reception room bursting with character and charm. With beams to the ceiling, exposed wooden floorboards and a beautiful Inglenook fireplace housing a feature log burner. There is also a cast iron bread oven within this room and a further door leads off to the cellar and a useful cloakroom.

The second reception room is currently used a study which is ideal for working from home or could also become a formal dining room. There are terracotta tiles to the floor, beams to the ceiling and a door leads through to the breakfast kitchen.

The breakfast kitchen is fitted with matching wall, base and drawer units and offers space for a table and chairs. There is an AGA and a conventional oven, terracotta tiles to the floor, two doors to the garden and a feature spiral staircase rises to the first-floor. Just off the kitchen there is a useful utility room and a wet room. The utility room has space for domestic appliances.

The hallway opens to a good-sized workshop which completes the ground floor accommodation and is a versatile space which has great potential to be converted to whatever the new owners may desire.

The first-floor is accessed via two separate staircases. There are four bedrooms on this floor. All the bedrooms are full of character with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings with some incorporating skylights and exposed wooden flooring. The master has an ensuite bathroom and there is also a house bathroom.

The spacious landing would make an ideal space for a home office. Leading off the landing there is a wonderful light and airy first-floor reception room which use could be changed to a fifth bedroom. This room is full of character with an ornamental cast-iron fire surround, vaulted ceilings, dual aspect windows, wooden floors and French doors which have planning consent to have a decked area outside from this point to take in the stunning surrounding views.

The property is nestled in sizeable gardens and grounds. A real selling point for this home is the gardens which are landscaped and tiered with areas of established planting, foliage, an array of colourful flowers and a garden pond. There are numerous walkways to the rear and a separate garden area to the other side of the property which is a lovely spot for alfresco dining and entertaining. The garden also includes a vegetable plot, fruit trees, outside tap and electric points. There are far reaching views over the surrounding countryside and paddocks. The garden is tranquil and perfect to relax in and unwind. There is also a useful open covered store area.

Agents Note
There are solar panels, oil tanks for the heating and a septic tank.

Agents Note
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