A period house which has stood for centuries has gone on the market for the first time in 65 years.
The Manor House is located near Almondsbury in South Gloucestershire, about 10 miles from Bristol city centre, boasting six bedrooms and its own paddock.
Nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Gaunt’s Earthcott, the Grade II listed property has a rich history dating back to the turn of the 17th century.
Rupert Oliver Property Agents, who are overseeing the sale, have put it on the market with a guide price of £895,000.
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Their description of the house enthuses: “[This is] a once in a generation opportunity to acquire an exquisite Grade II* listed country home, surrounded by mature gardens and a separate paddock.
“From its honey coloured stone frontage it presents a picture perfect proposition.
“Much loved and lived in over the course of the last owners’ occupancy, it would now benefit from a new owner taking on the mantle of ownership and creating the next chapter in its long history.”
The house dates back to at least 1603, according to the front gable, but local history suggests it could be even older.
Agents at Rupert Oliver advise it is in need of some modernisation inside.
Period features are still intact, including flagstone floors, an inglenook fireplace with several other working fireplaces, shuttered windows and exposed beams.
For the past 30 years the house has offered dual occupancy to three generations of family, with two kitchens and two staircases to separate some of the living space.
The internal space spans around 4500 sq. ft while the wider site, including the paddock and enclosed gardens, encompasses 4.45 acres.
Fruit trees including a mulberry tree and several mature apple trees are dotted around the gardens, and there is also a summer house and double garage providing plenty of outdoor storage space.
Marketing material for the house notes there is also a three-acre paddock “perfect for ponies or hobby livestock”, which is currently let out to a neighbouring farmer for sheep grazing.
Inside there are six bedrooms, three bathrooms, three reception rooms and two kitchen and dining rooms, set over three floors.
According to Historic England’s register, there are four listed properties in Gaunt’s Earthcott.
The Manor House and its gated entry make up two of the listings, and there are also two farmhouses in the hamlet also with Grade II status.
According to the register, the house was first listed in 1952, while the wall and gate at its entrance was listed in 1984.
More information about the property and viewings can be found on the estate agent’s website.