A charming Grade II* listed house.
There has been a house at Bletsoe since 1327 and one with a formidable pedigree of owners, which includes Margaret Beaufort who was born at Bletsoe in 1441 and became the mother of Henry VII, the first of the Tudor kings. The present house is a much altered and renovated house of late 16th Century origins. Since 1813 it has been used as a farm house where only the outer walls of the original Elizabethan fabric remain. The old moat, which is Grade I listed, can still be traced for a considerable distance around the old walls of the castle.
What strikes any visitor to the house is how manageable and friendly it is, where the main entrance opens onto a spacious hall that leads in turn to the main entertaining rooms. These fine rooms enjoy access to and views of the garden where there are terraces to take the entertainment outside. All the bedrooms are spacious with a particularly impressive principle bedrooms suite and dressing room, in the West corner of the house. With seven of the eight bedrooms all enjoying southerly views.
The gardens are the undoubted joy of Bletsoe. They are mainly laid to lawn and are interspersed with wonderful flower beds, herbaceous borders, specimen trees and shrubs. Of particular note is the Grade I listed moat. Also within the gardens are the relics of the original stone moat bridge. Adjacent to the driveway is a tennis court as well as a range of outbuildings including a 3 bay open fronted barn and stabling. To the east of the house is a fabulous walled garden. Beyond the gardens there is a paddock containing parkland trees such as oak, beech, flowering cherry and is enclosed partly by a post and rail fence. There are further fenced paddocks which lie to the north of the house and in all the grounds extends to some 25 acres.
Guide price £3.25 million/ $4.60 million
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