The Wheatsheaf is an old building, listed by English Heritage in November 1986 as Grade II, of special interest. It dates from the 18th Century and 'apparently' contains some timber-framing, the visible exterior being colour-washed roughcast render. The roofs are composed of clay tiles and the property comprises two storey's and attics.
The front block is in two parts - the right-hand part being earlier than the left, which is probably 19th Century. There are a number of projecting additions at the rear of the building.
The property does have a traditional public house layout with a welcoming entrance lobby leading to a fully fitted central bar area. In addition there are several other seating areas and a function room / dining area within the single storey extension to the rear. The ground floor also has male, female and disabled WC facilities and a kitchen with fitted extraction and canopy and a preparation and storage room with walk in freezer.
There is an internal door leading to the first floor which can also be accessed via the front elevation allowing for access to the residential accommodation without having to walk through the pub or restaurant area. The first floor comprises 2 spacious bedrooms, an attractive inner hallway, fitted kitchen dining area, family bathroom and a walk in wardrobe (reduced height).
Access via the first floor hallway there are 2 further bedrooms and a spacious loft room, currently used as an additional bedroom albeit with reduced height.
The property is in generally good order with an abundance of character features including exposed beams, sash windows and some attractive tiled floors. The rooms are spacious and are finished to a good standard.
The large double gates to the side of the property open into a private car parking area where there is a converted, self contained annexe within the grounds also offering further accommodation and comprises of an open plan living area with kitchen, a double bedroom with en-suite shower and WC facility.
The garden area to the rear of the plot is mainly laid to lawn and is fenced in part with the rear boundary consisting of mature conifer trees which is cover for the view and sound of the A1 on the opposite side.
( Agency Pilot Software ref: 104946 )