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Historic Provenance On The South Bank Of The River Teme

Unsurpassed period provenance combined with prime location, offer a unique opportunity at Ludlford, on the south bank of the River Teme, adjacent to Ludlow.

Grade II* listed, The Old Bell House, was recognised and revered in Country Life exactly 100 years ago, well before listings were invented. Now on the market with Balfours the house has been meticulously conserved to retain its original features, whilst enhancing the requirements of 21st century living.

A Private Retreat

Amongst its credentials are five bedrooms, a studio, swimming pool, landscaped gardens, orchard and kitchen garden, plus river frontage with fishing rights. Balfours Ludlow sales manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. comments: “The Old Bell House is simply enchanting. This will appeal to those seeking a private retreat with utter wow factor. It is beautifully positioned on the River Teme, yet only a seven minute walk to Ludlow town centre.”

Ludlow is renowned for its eclectic mix of culture, festivals, restaurants, individual shops and an excellent selection of private and state education. The surrounding countryside provides local golf and race course, plus outstanding walking, gliding and riding. Car and rail travel put Hereford, Shrewsbury, Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham all within a very acceptable commute. London is accessible by changing just once in a little over three hours.

The ground floor boasts original beams, framed by moulded ceilings, imposing stone fireplaces, leaded lights, and oak panelling. A large kitchen with island unit has glazing to two aspects. In addition there are five reception rooms, a larder, butler’s pantry and downstairs cloakroom. The first floor affords an imposing drawing room, plus the master suite with dressing room and bathroom. The second bedroom benefits from its own bathroom with separate wc. On the first floor are a further three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus studio. Large traditional cellars complete more than 5,500 square feet.

Scott adds: “The rooms have wonderful views, either to the mature gardens or to the river beyond. Hidden from view there is a small grotto down by the river which was completely restored in 2011 with the use of 2011 shells. It provides a wonderful escape and opportunity just to watch and admire the river and its wildlife unseen by others. 

The Old Bell House owns the weir (let to the Teme Weirs Trust) and is entitled to receive its electricity from the Hydro Co-operative, in addition to its connection to the National Grid.

A stone walled courtyard is among the various intimate seating areas providing an atmosphere as magical today as it was when featured in Country Life 100 years ago. The Old Bell House is marketed with a guide price of £1,575,000. For more information call Balfours on 01584 707100.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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