A former 16th century hunting lodge in Tredstone Wafre, Bromyard, has been thoroughly transformed into a home which marries simplicity and sophistication to quite stunning effect.
Cutnells is a half-timbered/brick cottage at the end of a half mile long track, surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush fields .
It dates back to the 1500s and a comprehensive refurbishment has left a wonderful mix of original, reclaimed and contemporary features.
Fittings and finishes include stone and oak floors, new and original oak doors, a bespoke Winchmore kitchen, contemporary bathrooms and exposed colour-washed timbers.
Cutnells is L-shaped and in one wing it has a spacious reception hall with attractive India stone floor.
From the hall there is access to a well proportioned library/study with parquet flooring and views over the front garden towards the surrounding countryside.
On the other side of the hall is an elegant drawing room with an enamelled cast iron log burner set on a stone hearth in an inglenook fireplace.
A small inner hallway off the reception hall leads to a large larder and to a cloakroom.
In the longer wing of the house, a cosy snug has a wood burner on a stone hearth and colour washed beams to the ceiling. Accessed off this room is a guest cloak room with toilet.
A contemporary dining/kitchen room is filled with light from the full length, west-facing windows and doors to the courtyard and terrace.
Cream coloured gloss units have granite worktops over. Appliances include an oil fired Aga, LPG hob, American style fridge freezer and integrated Bosch dishwasher.
Next to the kitchen is a utility which also has a double electric oven and space and plumbing for washing machine.
On the other side of the kitchen is a formal dining room with oak floor.
At the end of this wing there is a ground floor guest bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling and en suite bathroom.
Stairs from the main reception hall lead to a generous landing, the splendid master bedroom and another double bedroom, both with lovely country views.
The family bathroom has painted floorboards, contemporary fittings and original oak door.
A staircase from the snug leads to a third double bedroom with painted floorboards and built-in storage. It has an en suite bathroom with roll top bath, separate cubicle and built-in storage.
The gravel driveway, parking and turning area lead to an oak framed, open bay, two-car garage with log store.
Gardens of three quarters of an acre surround the property. They are mostly laid to lawn with mixed borders , vegetable plot, orchard containing apple and pear trees and pond.
A paved and gravelled terrace with raised beds that is accessed from the kitchen provides a wonderful spot for entertaining and relaxing on warm evenings.
The house is on the Hereford/Worcestershire border. Worcester is 13 miles away while Birmingham is 30. Train stations can be found at Worcester and Leominster.
AGENT: Andrew Grant
TEL: 01905 734735
GUIDE PRICE: £750,000