Church Walk, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8
Guide Price £599,000
An exceptional Grade I Listed townhouse in a wonderfully central position in historic Ludlow
- 4 bedrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Semi Detached
- 2912 sq.ft.
Vestibule | Hall | Sitting room | Dining room | Drawing room/bedroom | Kitchen/breakfast room l Utility room/study | Master bedroom en suite | Three further bedrooms | Family bath/shower room l Gardens
Described by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as ‘an extremely picturesque piece of Ludlow blackandwhite’ this is undoubtedly one of the finest properties of its type to be found in the country with the fabulous three-storey timber-framed porch with elaborate cravings that have been described as 'a masterpiece of Ludlow carving'. Readers’ House has fulfilled a number of functions and dates back to the early 17th Century.
Painstakingly renovated and rescued from inclusion on the Buildings at Risk Register by the current owners, this property has been restored and modernised to accentuate the wonderful features throughout whilst providing accommodation suitable for contemporary living. Winning the inaugural “Heritage Award of the Year”, the comprehensive modernisation has included the refurbishment of much of the building, whilst it has also been rewired, re plumbed, has had a new central heating system fitted, two new bathrooms and a new kitchen. Unusually for a property of its age, Reader’s House boasts excellent natural light throughout with a number of the rooms enjoying dual aspect windows.
The accommodation offers a traditional layout with a large vestibule opening into a hallway with two of the principal r eception rooms leading off, a stunning sitting room being of a particularly generous size and featuring a magnificent fireplace. Across the hall there is a well proportioned dining room, whilst the stairs descend to a kitchen/breakfast room and has been fitted out with a contemporary high quality range of kitchen units and cupboards with a number of integral appliances to include a double oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Adjacent to this room there is a study or utility room with direct access to the garden. A panelled drawing room is located on the first floor and could make a fantastic bedroom.
The bedrooms are arranged over two floors; the master bedroom benefiting from an en suite bathroom that has been beautifully finished to a very high standard; there is also a walk-in wardrobe. The remainder of the accommodation can provide three or four further bedrooms which are served by the luxurious family bathroom with a roll top bath and separate shower.
Sitting in the lee of St Laurence’s Church, the largest parish church in Shropshire, Reader’s House is nestled in a quiet enclave within the town walls and enjoys views across the churchyard and towards the Shropshire hills beyond.
The property is approached directly via Church Walk, although there is a side access to the rear garden. The garden is largely laid to lawn and is of a particularly good size bearing in mind its position and enjoys a good level of privacy.
Property reference: LUD120330
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