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The Stocking, Oreton Road

Oreton, Shropshire, DY14 0TJ, UK
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms

Property Summary

Five Bedrooms
En-suite Master Bedroom
Four Reception Rooms
Dining Kitchen with Pantry
Utility, Ground Floor Shower Room
Extensive Gardens including Walled Garden area, Orchard, Stream and Wildlife Pool
Driveway Off Road Parking
Approx. 3.2 Acres Total

An impressively extended character residence set in a desirable village located in the midst of the most glorious Shropshire countryside. The property enjoys extensive gardens, paddock and woodland, totalling approx. 3.2 acres.

The House
With origins in the early 18th Century, this fantastic grade II listed property is bursting with character and original features, complemented by high ceilings throughout. Offering the perfect blend of old meets new, the property offers a substantial two storey extension providing an excellent family room with high vaulted ceiling, further bedroom accommodation and an open living area providing exceptional views and a Juliet balcony.

Set within approx. 3.2 acres, just under an acre of which provides lovely gardens, orchard and driveway parking. This exceptional property offers an open aspect to the rear overlooking the paddock and beyond.

The property offers extensive family accommodation which is set to suit a range of buyers and offers the potential to have the extension as an integrated annexe for multi-generational living or holiday letting.

Accommodation comprises an oak porch with entrance door leading into the front reception rooms of the property. Separated by vertical beams, the sitting room and music room are wonderful reception rooms with shuttered sash windows, high beamed ceilings and built-in cupboards. The sitting room boasts an immense inglenook fireplace with Clearview stove, providing a wonderfully warm welcome in the winter months. The music room would also make a delightful formal dining room.

The kitchen area sits at the heart of the home, laid with stone flooring and under floor heating. Ideal for daily living, this kitchen offers ample space for a dining suite and side door for easy access into the garden. The country style kitchen offers base units with matching worktops, ceramic double Belfast sink and integrated dishwasher, all centred around the inset AGA. There is a further base unit with electric oven and hob. A particular feature of this kitchen area is the exceptional walk-in pantry, complete with storage units, shelving and cold slab. This area of the house is complete with fitted utility room and ground floor shower room with WC and double walk-in cubicle. Stairs from the kitchen lead down to the cellar.

To the first floor of the original part of the house there are three double bedrooms, all benefiting from wooden floors, high ceilings and rural views, which share a family bathroom. The master bedroom benefits from a stylish en-suite shower room comprising low level WC, double shower cubicle and circular wash hand basin with storage shelving. A further bedroom to the second floor enjoys useful fitted storage on the landing and access to an extensive over-boarded loft with further potential

The property has been extended to the rear to create the most impressive family room, boasting high vaulted ceilings, exposed timbers and a full height picture window overlooking the walled garden, and having French doors leading out. A freestanding Clearview woodburner sits on a stone hearth providing a lovely warmth to this area of the house. This section of the house also enjoys underfloor heating on both floors.

There are two rooms at ground floor level, offering the flexibility to be used as additional bedrooms or as an ideal office to work from home. A staircase leads up to an excellent sitting area with full height oak and glazed rear elevation offering panoramic views over the paddock and beyond, and having single door with Juliet balcony.

The Grounds
The property is approached off a quiet country lane to a gravelled parking area with gated access into the garden and gravelled pathway leading to the front entrance. The Stocking’s gardens have been lovingly landscaped over the years and complement the house and its surroundings. Largely laid to lawn to the front with herbaceous and flowering borders and a small orchard, the gardens are surrounded and divided by stone walls and hedging into various separate areas with colourful and attractive planting within a selection of vegetable and flower beds.

To the side of the property a private courtyard area provides access to the rear porch and continues to an enclosed walled garden, with greenhouse and herb garden. Beyond is a large grassed area with plenty of mature trees. There are several small stone outbuildings, one being a functioning sauna, the others currently used as stores.

To the North of the main garden area there is a gentle slope to approx. 2.5 acres of paddock. To the East, the property benefits from a small wood with a stream and wildlife pond which drains via a stone weir. The plot comes to approx. 3.2 acres in total.

The Location
The pretty village of Oreton is surrounded by some of Shropshire’s most scenic countryside offering ample walking and bridleway opportunities. In an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty you are a short hack away from tremendous countryside offering great off road riding.

Oreton has its own pub, Farlow Primary School and an active Village Hall community providing regular events. It is also located within close proximity to the market town of Cleobury Mortimer for all local amenities including doctors, dentist, primary and secondary school, supermarket and a range of local shops, restaurants and pubs.

Ludlow and Bridgnorth are approx. 12 miles away in each direction, with an even further array of restaurants and community activities to enjoy.

The property is easily commutable to all the main conurbations – Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Hereford and Worcester. Trains from Kidderminster regularly depart to Birmingham and beyond and Ludlow has a mainline railway station on the Manchester to Cardiff line.

Mains water and electricity are connected. Oil fired central heating. Septic tank drainage. Fibre to the property (FTTP).

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