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Oakchurch, Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire
9:00am Friday 13th August 2010 in Homes
Agent: Jackson International
Call: 01432 344779
THIS is a unique opportunity to acquire a period 10-bedroom country residence, which although in need of updating, offers many original features and benefits from gardens and grounds of about 11 acres.
There is also the opportunity to purchase a separate four-bedroom property which lies in the grounds.
The reception rooms in Oakchurch are wonderfully proportioned in the true Georgian style and the principal rooms take advantage of the South Westerly aspect, overlooking what were once formal gardens.
The property, which was the house of Judge Berry for more than 30 years, lies in some of the most unspoilt Herefordshire countryside with easy access to local amenities. From the front of the property there are stunning views over the Wye Valley and the hills in the far distance.
Impressive stone pillars give access to an entrance hall, a cloakroom and separate WC, and a study with a fireplace and feature Georgian window with original shuttering. The dining room has an open fireplace and three sash windows set in a bay, also with shutters, and the drawing room has an open fireplace and windows opening out to the gardens.
There are two pantries, a utility room, workshop, a rear kitchen/staff room and a main kitchen with an Aga.
The cellar consists of two rooms and houses the oil-fired boiler.
From the inner hallway an impressive Georgian-style staircase leadss to the first floor landing, giving access to the ten bedrooms, one with a walk-in wardrobe. There are two bathrooms and two separate WCs.
The outbuildings comprise a carport, second workshop, two store rooms, a lean-to greenhouse and a garden store.
The formal gardens were once a feature of Oakchurch and extend to just over four acres.
Magnificent trees stand within the grounds along with yew hedging, lawns and a ha-ha. There is a former water garden and a hard tennis court, which at present is overgrown. But with love and attention the gardens can be brought back to their former glory.
A further 6.8 acres lie to the front of the house, which is included in the freehold.
This superb property has so much potential and should be viewed to appreciate what it has to offer.
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