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Kingsturning, Presteigne, Powys, LD8
Offers in excess of £700,000 | 5 bedrooms | 5.92 acres

Wegnalls House is a fantastic five bedroom Edwardian period home set in approximately 5.92 acres of attractive grounds, which is situated within a short distance of the popular Welsh border town of Presteigne. Accessed via a private sweeping drive, Wegnalls House boasts three paddocks perfect for equestrian use, a stable block, outbuildings, generous lawns, vegetable garden and a green house with the babbling Hindwell Brook running along the boundary.

The substantial 5 bedroom detached house was built in 1904 and forms a highly desirable country residence. Wegnalls House truly offers the perfect home for those looking to escape to the country and enjoy all that country life has to offer.

Location
The property is located just a short distance from the quaint Welsh border town of Presteigne, which has previously been voted the best place to live in Wales. The town features a variety of independent shops and provides a range of amenities including cafes, restaurants, art galleries, a popular delicatessen, greengrocers, and family butchers. Presteigne also hosts a renowned annual music and arts festival which brings a range of performers together from across the Welsh Marches and beyond each year. The beautiful countryside surrounding the town provides endless walking opportunities, with quiet country lanes perfect for cycling or riding.


The town offers both a primary and secondary school, with private education available nearby including Lucton School, Moor Park, Bedstone College and Hereford Cathedral.


The pretty market towns of Kington and Knighton are both within 7 miles, providing further local amenities. Meanwhile the towns of Leominster, famous for antiques, and the historic spa town of Llandrindod Wells, are both within 20 miles. Further afield, the cathedral city of Hereford provides a full range of shops, services and good rail links. Locally, there are numerous places to visit including the Judge's Lodging, Croft Castle and Offa's Dyke path to name but a few.

A Walk Through The Inside
An open fronted porch leads into the grand hallway which is complete with an Edwardian tiled floor. To the left of the hallway is a light and spacious lounge which leads into the conservatory and overlooks the gardens. The lounge and conservatory provide an excellent entertaining space with sliding sash windows to the front elevation and a fitted wood burner set within a fire place. On the opposite side of the hallway is a further reception room, which could be used as a second lounge, library or large study. The room benefits also from large sash windows which provide plentiful light and a wood burner set within a fireplace. Continuing along the hallway is a spacious dining room, cloakroom and shower room. From the hallway, a door leads into the family kitchen; with a range of fitted units, an oil fired Rayburn Royal set within a chimney breast, LPG Range Master double oven, a sash window over looking the garden to the side elevation and a pantry cupboard. From the kitchen, a door leads into the utility with steps down into the breakfast room. Beyond the breakfast room are a WC, washing room with space and plumbing for multiple washing and drying machines, and a door leading into the garden. To the rear of the property is a covered yard providing ample storage space, together with a store room, log shed, and outside toilet.


A traditional staircase rises from the hallway to a large landing; off which are five large double bedrooms, a dressing room, family bathroom, shower room and WC.


Four of the bedrooms have feature period open fire grates, whilst two of the bedrooms benefit from ensuite shower rooms. All of the bedrooms have sash windows enjoying views over the grounds of the property and glorious surrounding countryside. From the landing, a second stairs descends into the breakfast room below.

A Walk Around The Outside
The tarmacadam driveway leads to the front of Wegnalls House, providing ample parking to the front, side and rear elevations. A timber framed pergola to the side of the house, provides the perfect entertaining space for summer evenings. The level lawns are complimented by mature floral borders, together with a vegetable garden and greenhouse. Adjoining the greenhouse is a timber framed garden shed with space for garden tools.


The property benefits from a large workshop with an adjoining store room, dutch barn and rear lean to which provide valuable storage space.


One of the many desirable features of Wegnalls House are the excellent paddocks which accompany the property, making it the perfect equestrian home or small holding. In all the property extends to a generous 5.92 acres (2.40 hectares). The level grassland is subdivided into three useful paddocks with post and rail fencing, providing three fields of a convenient size. The property benefits from a four bay, timber framed stable block which is situated adjacent to the paddocks.


Wegnalls House offers the perfect peaceful escape to the country, with Hindwell Brook running along the southern boundary of the property which defines the border between England and Wales.

Services
We are informed that the property is connected to oil fired central heating, private water via a well, mains electricity and private drainage. PLease note, the selling agents wish to remind prospective purchasers that the services, service installations, heating & electrical appliances have NOT been tested.

Council Tax
We are informed that the property is Band H for council tax purposes.

 

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