The gardens of Prestwood House in Netherton, near the village of Highley in Shropshire, are a splendid feature of the country property.
They stretch to around an acre and are planted with numerous flowers, shrubs and fruit trees, all carefully laid out with separate areas for a wildlife pond, small orchard, chicken run and formal lawns with original well.
Prestwood House is thought to date from the early 19th century with later additions and offers substantial family accommodation within a cottage garden setting.
It lies well back from the lane with a generous driveway offering parking space.
A central porch entrance gives way to the reception hall.
The 26ft through living room was originally two rooms. It has a bay window to the front, French windows to back and a brick-built fireplace with Clearview log burner.
There is another bay window and Clearview log burner in the formal dining room which also has a strip boarded wooden floor.
To the back of the house there is a spacious farmhouse style kitchen with a comprehensive range of white cabinets complimented by granite work surfaces, double Belfast sink, four-oven Aga and attractive slate tiled floor. A walk-in pantry provides more storage.
A separate rear hallway has access to the bootroom and ground floor toilet and shower room. There is also a useful cellar reached from the reception hall.
On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, all enjoying views over the gardens to the back and surrounding countryside to the front.
The master bedroom suite has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with white suite. The second bedroom also has its own en suite shower room.
Three of the bedrooms feature the original cast iron fireplaces and most rooms in the house retain the original internal doors.
In the principal bathroom there is a white Victorian style suite with claw foot bath, high flush toilet, pedestal basin and shower cubicle.
A large garage/workshop has the potential to be converted to annexe accommodation (subject to planning permission). The garage contains an inspection pit.
The perimeter of the garden has recently been fenced and stock proofed by the owners.
The property enjoys a picturesque location in a delightful country lane on the outskirts of the village of Highley, which lies midway between Bridgnorth and Bewdley, to the west of the River Severn.
AGENT: Allan Morris
TEL: 01562 747755
GUIDE PRICE: £475,000