A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN INTERESTING GRADE II LISTED MANOR HOUSE AND SEPARATE COTTAGE WITHIN THE SHORTON CONSERVATION AREA AND ABOUT A MILE FROM PRESTON SHOPS AND BEACH
An "Armada" era house on a south-facing hillside and in a sheltered, quiet sheltered location and with the original building constructed mostly of red breccia. It has been in the current family since the 1950's. It was re-modelled around the 1880's when the Belvedere Bedroom was added. It retains many original features but would now benefit from some upgrading to bring it up to current standards.
Approach through a pillared entrance to the circular driveway with 'in-out' access and central island of shrubs, with ample parking and a garage. The grounds boast approximately 3 acres of land with a natural stream running through the nature reserve, (which was originally a cider orchard) and runs through the Shorton Conservation Area, with additional access from a green lane below. The mature gardens are on two levels at the front and have an abundance of trees and bushes, to include a tulip tree, evergreen magnolia, canary palm, fig tree, yew tree, fruit trees and with a watercress pond. There is a games lawn on the higher level. A sloping side lawn has a magnolia, camellia, snowdrops and bluebells.
N.B. The septic tank in the grounds serves the main house.
There is a detached cottage in the grounds, which would benefit from upgrading with land surrounding it and having potential for development, subject to the necessary planning consents. It is of similar construction to the main house and also benefits from having its own driveway, with ample parking and mains drainage.
- THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES
(with approximate measurements):-
Covered Porch Area with seats to wooden front door to:
- MAIN ENTRANCE HALL/DINING HALL19' 0'' x 16' 9'' (5.79m x 5.10m) overall (irregular shaped)
UPVC leaded light window to the front and window seat. This has a circular shaped wall as this was originally a circular staircase leading to upstairs. Plank and muntin panelling with plate shelf above to one wall. Solid wood flooring. Night storage heater. Picture rail. Feature open Beerstone fireplace and hearth. Fluorescent striplight.
Inner Hallway leading to Study.
- STUDY17' 1'' x 15' 8'' (5.20m x 4.77m) overall (irregular shaped)
Window to the side with shutters. Night storage heater. Solid wood flooring. Ornate coving. Open fireplace with mantel and wood burner inset and plumbed into a tank. Picture rail. Fluorescent striplight.
Off the main hallway:
- DRAWING ROOM17' 5'' x 16' 3'' (5.30m x 4.95m)
Double aspect uPVC double glazed leaded light windows to the front with window seats. Magnificent fireplace with mahogany mantel and wood burner inset. Ornate coving. Solid Wood flooring. Picture rail. Door to Inner Lobby Area with door to outside. Two windows to the sides with shutters. Door to Conservatory. LOBBY- Cupboard housing meters. Storage cupboards.
W.C. - High level light void. Wash hand basin. Low level w.c.
From Drawing Room, sliding door to:
- CONSERVATORY13' 4'' x 10' 2'' (4.06m x 3.10m) approx
Tiled flooring. Door to Rear Lobby also (off Study). Wall lights. Some ornate stained glass leaded light windows.
From Main Hallway, door to Inner Lobby with parquet flooring.
- SCULLERY8' 11'' x 5' 3'' (2.72m x 1.60m)
UPVC double glazed leaded light window to the front. Butler sink. Parquet flooring. Shelving for storage.
From Lobby, door to:
- KITCHEN16' 2'' x 13' 10'' (4.92m x 4.21m)
Triple aspect windows, the two to the front being uPVC double glazed leaded light windows. Parquet flooring. Butler sink. Potential and plenty of space for kitchen units. Range cooker. Space for washing machine and fridge freezer.
From Main Hall, wooden staircase to:
SPLIT FIRST FLOOR LANDING - UPVC double glazed leaded light window to the rear.
- BATHROOM & WC
UPVC obscure half double glazed leaded light window to the front. Claw foot roll-edge bath. Low level w.c. Corner wash hand basin. Wall-mounted electric radiator. Airing cupboard housing tank and shelving for storage.
- BEDROOM 115' 10'' x 13' 8'' (4.82m x 4.16m)
Triple aspect uPVC double glazed windows to the front. Solid wood flooring. Built-in cupboard. Cast iron fireplace.
To the left of the Landing, storage cupboards. Feature circular wall (this is where the original circular staircase would have been).
- BEDROOM 213' 11'' x 13' 5'' (4.24m x 4.09m)
UPVC double glazed leaded light window to the front with window seat. Solid wood flooring. Picture rail. Coved ceiling.
- BEDROOM 3 (EN-SUITE)18' 3'' x 16' 3'' (5.56m x 4.95m)
UPVC double glazed leaded light window to the front with window seat. Ornate coving. Picture rail. Feature marble effect fireplace (boarded up). Cupboard housing tank. Solid wood flooring. Telephone point.
BATHROOM & WC - UPVC double glazed window to the side. Pampas green suite comprising bath with tiled surround, wash hand basin with wall-mounted mirror and shaver socket. Low level w.c. Wall-mounted heated rail.
W.C. - UPVC double glazed window to the rear. Low level w.c. Wash hand basin with splashback. Wall-mounted electric radiator.
- BEDROOM 4 (EN-SUITE)18' 0'' x 16' 5'' (5.48m x 5.00m) overall
Window to the side with shutters. Fireplace (boarded up). Coved ceiling. Picture rail. Solid wood flooring. Door to:
EN-SUITE - Pink suite comprising panelled bath with tiled surround. Wash hand basin with wall-mounted mirror over and shaver socket. Low level w.c. High level light. Access to the bedroom. Extractor fan. Coved ceiling.
From Main Hallway, wooden staircase to:
- BEDROOM 5/SECOND LOUNGE/SUMMER ROOM16' 10'' x 15' 4'' (5.13m x 4.67m)
Triple aspect uPVC double glazed windows to the front and side with secondary glazing. Solid wood flooring. Coved ceiling. Dado rail. Cast iron fireplace. Roof void. Fluorescent striplight.
W.C. - High level window. W.C. Wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Shaver socket. Shower tray with potential for shower.
Door to vast roof space with fluorescent lighting and windows either side.
- LOFT AREA17' 9'' x 5' 0'' (5.41m x 1.52m) overall
and with restricted head height leading to further area with windows to either side, approx 9' 9" x 6' 6" (2.97m x 1.98m) plus a further 17' 9" x 5' 0" (5.41m x 1.52m) plus further storage space. Wash hand basin. Fluorescent light.
approached by a pillared entrance to a circular driveway with a central island of shrubs and with ample parking and a garage. The extensive grounds boast approximately 10 acres and the main garden comprises a front games lawn with a covering of trees and bushes to include a tall ginkgo biloba, yew tree, tree peonies, hydrangeas and fruit trees. The garden beyond also has a wealth of fruits, shrubs and bushes with a sloping side lawn, which may at times be saturated in a covering of snowdrops and bluebells, as well as camellias and magnolias. Beyond is a natural nature reserve with the Shorton stream running through it, originally known as the cider orchard. There is a path surrounding the rear of the property with access to outhouses, the cottage and side access leading to the front of the manor house.
Gated entrance to driveway area (originally a dog run) to uPVC double glazed front door to:
ENTRANCE HALL - Tiled flooring. Roof void. High level wall-mounted electric meters and consumer unit.
- LOUNGE13' 6'' x 12' 11'' (4.11m x 3.93m)
Double aspect uPVC double glazed windows. Double panel radiator. Fireplace with hearth and surround. Gas point. Mock beamed ceiling. Wall light. Door to:
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
BEDROOM 2 - 13' 8" x 12' 5" (4.16m x 3.78m) Double aspect uPVC double glazed windows. Mock beamed ceiling. Understairs recess. Night storage heater. Wall lights. (This could potentially be knocked through to the storage room next door).
From Lounge, door to:
- BEDROOM 116' 9'' x 9' 10'' (5.10m x 2.99m)
plus Dressing Area - 5' 9" x 4' 4" (1.75m x 1.32m) - uPVC double glazed window to the side. Gas point for radiator.
- KITCHEN16' 3'' x 12' 11'' (4.95m x 3.93m)
overall including Utility Area. UPVC double glazed window to the rear and uPVC double glazed door to the rear. Range of wall and base units with worktop over and tiled surround. One and a half drainer stainless steel sink unit. Spaces for washing machine/dishwasher and integrated double oven. Electric hob inset into unit. Tiled flooring. Single panel radiator. Two fluorescent striplights.
UTILITY AREA - Wall-mounted Worcester boiler. Window to the side. Tiled flooring. Fluorescent striplight.
BATHROOM & WC - Two windows to the side. White suite comprising tiled panelled bath with electric shower and screen. Low level w.c. Wash hand basin. Tiled flooring. Inset spotlights.
Large enclosed plot with potential for development. Outhouse storage. Terraced Area to the side. Own access with ample parking.