For Sale

4 Bedroom Character Property

Royal House, Church Stoke, Montgomery


£425,000 Guide Price

  • Spectacular Panaromic Countryside Views
  • Half-timbered and half-stone cottage steeped in history
  • Grand stone inglenook fireplace
  • Dating from approx. 1530s
  • Abundance of Charm & Original Features
  • Close to Amenities
  • Downstairs Shower Room
  • Large versatile storage room/workshop

Royal House, an enchanting half-timbered and half-stone cottage dating back to the 1530s, invites you to step into a spellbinding blend of history and serene living. Possessing a rich history as a former inn, the property retains its unique character through exposed timber beams, a grand stone inglenook fireplace, and framed wattle and daub panel, each element whispering tales of centuries past.

Beyond its historical significance, Royal House offers a versatile and comfortable living space. Multiple living areas cater to various needs, whether engaging in lively conversations in the dining room, unwinding in the cosy snug, or preparing culinary delights in the country-style kitchen. Four dedicated bedrooms, including a downstairs study/bedroom offering flexible arrangements, ensure restful retreats. A pantry room facilitates organised storage, while a large storage/workshop caters to practical pursuits. A downstairs shower room adds modern convenience, and a spacious landing creates a delightful area.

Nestled in a tranquil haven on the edge of the thriving rural community of Churchstoke, Royal House offers seclusion amidst breath-taking beauty. Gaze upon panoramic vistas of the adjoining farmland and the Kerry Ridgeway, drawing inspiration from the ever-changing landscape. The convenience of local amenities for example supermarket, primary school, post office, and public house ensures seamless living.

Council Tax Band: F (Powys County Council)
Tenure: Freehold

Porch
A charming and practical porch greets you at Royal House. This covered entrance provides a convenient space to shed footwear and outerwear, featuring ample storage for boots and a dedicated area for hanging coats. A handsome timber door leads seamlessly into the heart of the house, while a delightful window on the side elevation offers a glimpse of the surrounding landscape, setting the stage for a warm and inviting arrival experience.

Dining Room w: 5.34m x l: 4.89m (w: 17' 6" x l: 16' 1")
The dining room, accessed directly from the porch, exudes historical charm. Original stud and plank walls, adorned with intriguing carpenter's marks dating the property to the 1530s, provide a captivating backdrop. A grand stone inglenook fireplace with an oak mantelpiece frames a welcoming open fire. Exposed ceiling beams add to the rustic ambiance, while windows offer views to the front elevation and a glimpse into a storage room. A staircase ascends to the first floor, and doorways lead to the study/bedroom 4, pantry room, kitchen, and snug. Completing the space is fitted carpet for added comfort.

Snug w: 5.17m x l: 3.98m (w: 17' x l: 13' 1")
The inviting snug offers a haven for relaxation and connection with nature. French doors open onto a patio, effortlessly integrating the tranquil garden and captivating countryside vistas that sweep towards the Kerry Ridgeway. A rustic stone inglenook fireplace, featuring a wood-burning stove and original bread oven, adds a touch of warmth and historic character. Plush carpeting provides comfort underfoot, while a window overlooking the garden complements the French doors, bathing the space in natural light.

Study/bedroom 4 w: 2.62m x l: 3.4m (w: 8' 7" x l: 11' 2")
Offering versatile functionality, the study/bedroom 4 connects to the dining room. This space readily adapts to your needs, serving either as a dedicated study with a window overlooking the front of the property or as a comfortable fourth bedroom.

Kitchen w: 2.81m x l: 4.18m (w: 9' 3" x l: 13' 9")
The heart of the home, the kitchen exudes classic country charm with its bespoke shaker-style cabinetry. Neutral painted timber wall and base units offer ample storage, integrated with convenient drawers. A top-of-the-line electric digital Everhot range cooker delivers exceptional cooking performance, complemented by a stylish ceramic tile worksurface. A stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap ensures practicality, while a large secondary-glazed window overlooking the rear garden provides captivating views and easy access through a dedicated door. Additionally, the space is thoughtfully designed to accommodate a dishwasher and under-counter fridge/freezer, enhancing functionality. Finishing touches include warm laminate wood-effect flooring, elevating the space with both style and durability.

Shower Room w: 1.54m x l: 2.81m (w: 5' 1" x l: 9' 3")
Embracing a harmonious blend of modern functionality and historical character, the shower room offers a refreshing sanctuary. A spacious shower cubicle features a luxurious rainfall showerhead, inviting invigorating cleansing experiences. Vanity storage neatly conceals toiletries and essentials, conveniently positioned beneath a stylish sink. A WC completes the practical amenities. Exposed ceiling beams echo the property's timeless heritage, while tiled flooring ensures easy maintenance and durability. A period radiator adds a touch of warmth and elegance, completing this inviting and practical bathing space.

Pantry w: 2.62m x l: 3.4m (w: 8' 7" x l: 11' 2")
Believed to have served as the innkeeper's kitchen in its former life, the room carries the legacy of its historical roots with its original stone slab, offering a tangible connection to the property's fascinating past. Now transformed into a practical and spacious pantry, it provides the perfect cool environment for storing your essential food items, ensuring freshness and organization.

Storage Room w: 4.62m x l: 7.84m (w: 15' 2" x l: 25' 9")
Bathed in natural light by its four garden-facing windows and three Velux skylights, this versatile storage room offers ample space for all your practical essentials. A convenient access door leads directly to the garden, streamlining logistics. A dedicated utility section features a sink with mixer tap, along with space and plumbing for a washing machine, eliminating the need for separate laundry facilities. Storage efficiency is maximized with fitted cupboards running the entire length of one wall, providing ample space for organizing various items. An additional cupboard discreetly houses the boiler, ensuring proper equipment storage. As a nod to the property's rich history, an old water pump stands proudly in the room, serving as a charming reminder of its past life as a farm.

Bedroom 1 w: 5.27m x l: 3.85m (w: 17' 3" x l: 12' 8")
Step back in time within Bedroom 1, where the original external wall of the timber-framed cottage proudly displays its exposed beams and wattle and daub construction. This unique feature offers a tangible connection to the property's rich history and character. Gaze out the two generously sized windows, one positioned on the side and the other facing the rear, and be captivated by the panoramic vistas stretching towards the Kerry Ridgeway. Imagine waking up to these breath-taking countryside views each morning, a constant reminder of the natural beauty surrounding your home. A built-in wardrobe with a hanging rail provides ample storage for your belongings, ensuring a clutter-free and organized space.

Bedroom 2 w: 3.28m x l: 4.49m (w: 10' 9" x l: 14' 9")
Bedroom 2 welcomes you with its spaciousness and comfortable atmosphere. This large double room offers ample space for relaxation and personalisation. A charming corner sink with storage underneath adds a touch of vintage charm and utility,

Bedroom 3 w: 2.31m x l: 4.49m (w: 7' 7" x l: 14' 9")
Bedroom 3, another double sized room, features a charming corner sink with built-in storage adding a touch of character and functionality, providing space for essential toiletries or decorative items. Bathed in natural light, the room boasts a large window overlooking the rear of the property.

Bathroom w: 2.31m x l: 3.3m (w: 7' 7" x l: 10' 10")
This charming bathroom seamlessly blends classic design elements with modern functionality. A traditional panelled bath invites you to indulge in a relaxing soak, complemented by convenient mixer taps and an electric shower with a screen for added practicality. A stylish pedestal washbasin and WC ensure essential convenience, while laminate flooring provides easy cleaning and durability. A large airing cupboard, housing the water tank, maintains practicality, while a period-style radiator adds a touch of timeless elegance. Natural light fills the room through a window overlooking the rear, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. Completing the functional space is access to the loft, offering additional storage opportunities.

Garden
Stepping beyond the threshold, a sizable informal garden unfolds, encompassing both the rear and side aspects of the property. Panoramic vistas stretch before you, inviting immersion in the peaceful, rural idyll. Predominantly adorned with expansive lawns, the garden fosters a sense of serenity and spaciousness, perfectly suited for both quiet contemplation and joyous gatherings under the summer sun. Charming stone retaining walls gracefully encase vibrant flower borders and established shrubbery, adding splashes of seasonal colour and life to the landscape. A majestic walnut tree proudly stands, casting dappled shade and lending a touch of rustic charm to the scene. An aluminium-framed greenhouse, ideal for cultivating homegrown produce or nurturing delicate blooms. Whether seeking moments of quiet reflection surrounded by nature's beauty or hosting lively gatherings with loved ones, the extensive outdoor space caters to a multitude of desires.

Services
Mains water, electricity, drainage, oil fired central heating.

Fixtures & Fittings
Only those items known as fixtures and fittings will be included in the sale. Certain items such as garden ornaments, carpets and curtains may be available by separate negotiation.

Important Notice
Our particulars have been prepared with care and are checked where possible by the vendor. They are however, intended as a guide. Measurements, areas and distances are approximate. Appliances, plumbing, heating and electrical fittings are noted, but not tested. Legal matters including Rights of Way, Covenants, Easements, Wayleaves and Planning matters have not been verified and you should take advice from your legal representatives and Surveyor.

Approach
Arriving at Royal House, a gravel driveway provides off-road parking, with convenient right-of-way via a private lane leading to a field bordering the rear of the property. Ample turning space facilitates vehicle manoeuvring.

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