A house of remarkable character – half of which is a converted church with Gothic arches, a high vaulted ceiling and a huge stained-glass window
Can there be a more atmospheric way to entertain guests than under a Gothic arch overlooked by a huge stained glass window?
Church House oozes character from start to finish. Even without the attached church, the 19th-century stone house charms you with its archways, quarry-tiled floors and attractive fireplaces.
There are even fine views to the surrounding countryside, so scenic in this part of northwest Herefordshire.
But the church adds another dimension. Currently used as an enormous drawing room and dining area, it possesses many of the original architectural features, with the stained glass window to one end and a minstrel’s gallery to the other.
With high ceilings and more magnificent archways, there’s also a door that leads to a room, which could be used as an additional bedroom or as a study area.
The reception hall of the Grade II-listed house has the original Victorian tiled floor, while in the living room there’s a stone fireplace and large bay window looking out over the gardens.
There’s also a second living room with an open fire, an archway through to a small lobby, and large glazed doors leading to the rear gardens.
Both the kitchen and the breakfast/dining room have quarry-tiled floors – the latter also has a stone fireplace with an oil-fired Aga.
Upstairs are four bedrooms which all overlook the gardens and countryside beyond, and one of which has its own shower and hand basin.
Outside there are large lawns, as well as scattered mature trees and a raised terrace with a patio, which makes the best of the view and is enclosed by a yew hedge.
There’s also a small wood within the grounds, several garden sheds, a two-vehicle timber car port and a stone building used as a utility area.
The house is in a rural spot, but is certainly not far from civilisation, with the villages of Kington, Weobley and Pembridge being a short drive away. Also, the town of Leominster is 20 minutes down the road, and Hereford’s a 40-minute journey.
If you’re looking for a place that’s spacious both inside and out, and has its own unique charm and style, then it would be hard to find a property with more character than Church House.
AT A GLANCE
Church House A 19th-century stone house adjoined to a former Roman Catholic church
Bedrooms Four – all with views over the gardens, and one with an en-suite shower. Potential for a fifth bedroom
Land Around 1.9 acres of lawns, a terrace with patio, plus a small wood
Location Five miles from Kington, 11 from Leominster and 15 from Hereford
Price Guide price of £795,000
Interested? For more details about Church House, contact Brightwells. Tel: 01432 343800. www.brightwells.com
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