LOCATION - Carter's Croft occupies a glorious rural position in the hamlet of Stapleton overlooked by the remains of the castle and set on the fringes of the sought after border town of Presteigne. The town itself offers good shopping, recreational and educational facilities including traditional High Street shops, primary and secondary school, leisure centre with swimming pool and all surrounded by delightful rolling countryside.
The property is approached off a small track leading to a gravelled driveway parking area with a secure gate leading into the property.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION - This charming Grade II Listed property is believed to date back to 1450 and was an original 3 bay Medieval Hall House believed to have been connected to Stapleton Castle as possibly a Yeoman's or Farmer's property. The property retains a wealth of features around its spacious rooms and the accommodation is laid over two floors as follows: The property has a delightful kitchen which is of a good size, well fitted, and has the benefit of an oil-fired Rayburn recessed into a inglenook fireplace. There is an adjacent breakfast room which has ample space for dining and entertaining leading through to the living room which has a feature fireplace with Clear View fitted woodburning stove and period bread oven. It also has delightful flagstone flooring and wonderfully detailed mullion style windows together with exposed chamfered beams, further door leading into an office/study with period oak door. There is a useful cloakroom and rear hallway, again with heavy period oak door leading out onto the delightful gardens. There is a good sized boot room with walk-in pantry and doors again leading out onto the gardens.
- To the first floor, the landing has a wealth of period timbers on display and three bedrooms communicating off. The master bedroom being a very generous size with en-suite shower room and there are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom, again, all benefiting from exposed timbers and stunning far-reaching countryside views to the front and rear.
- One of the main features of Carter's Croft is the wonderfully laid out gardens which are a true testament to the current owners and comprise of a very useful workshop/additional room which would lend itself easily to a number of uses. There is a greenhouse, a range of raised vegetable beds, a good selection of maturing shrubs and flowering plants, fruit trees and ornate trellising leading to the formal area of garden which has flagged paved seating area, good sized lawned areas, again being well laid out with maturing plants and specimen trees. This area enjoys stunning views over the countryside and the hills beyond including Wapley Hill Hillfort in the distance with views to Stapleton Castle to the front.
- This historic property really does need to be viewed to appreciate the character, charm and the wonderful setting that is on offer, a true slice of Herefordshire history in a peaceful countryside setting, yet just a stone's throw from the popular market town of Presteigne and all its vibrant facilities.
SERVICES - Mains Electricity & Water. Private Drainage.
Oil-fired central heating.
Telephone (Subject to B.T. Regulations).
OUTGOINGS - Council Tax Band: E
LOCAL AUTHORITY - Herefordshire Council. Telephone 01432 260000
VIEWING - Strictly by prior appointment through the Agents, Jackson Property. Telephone 01568 610600.
DIRECTIONS - From Leominster proceed into Presteigne centre on Hereford Street, follow the road around to the right into Broad Street, carry on down over the River Lugg taking you into Ford Street. Carry on for approx. 2 miles around a bend and continue along this lane into Stapleton and bear right past the Castle and the property will be found on your right hand side.
Jackson Property (Leominster) - for themselves and the vendors of the property, whose agents they are, give notice that these particulars, although believed to be correct, do not constitute any part of an offer of contract, that all statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility and are not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and that they do not make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. Any intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars.
The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixture, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for their purpose, neither has the agent checked the legal documents to verify the freehold/leasehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.
Based on a sale price of £545,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:
* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.