Character Arts & Crafts period country home offered in three Lots. Lot 1. Main house, outbuildings, tennis court and swimming pool in 5.84 acres. Separate 3.18 acre paddock available for £50,000.
The property comprises a front porch which leads directly into a very spacious reception hall/sitting room, having windows to the side and rear aspects, some being stained glass redolent of the Art & Crafts period. Within this room there is a welcoming Inglenook fireplace with fireside seating and wooden panelling to the walls.
A substantial oak staircase leads to the first floor, to the left there are two reception rooms consisting of the dining room and drawing room. The former is an ideal size for entertaining and a brick fireplace and windows to the side and front aspects. The latter has extensive views over the grounds to the side and swimming pool to the rear via a three quarter length square bay window.
The kitchen can be found to the other side of the property and is well fitted with a range of bespoke light oak cabinets with granite surfaces and a glass fronted display cabinet with drawers beneath. There is an oil fired Aga recessed within the chimney, an integrated double oven, fridge, dishwasher and ceramic hob. Opposite is a charming lowered window seat overlooking the courtyard. Doors from the kitchen access an internal lobby to the front door, a front pantry with fitted units, fridge, steamer and microwave, the lobby leading to the WC and external courtyard, a rear Butlers pantry with units and sink, and lastly an independent staircase to the bedrooms above.
The first floor comprises the master bedroom with a range of built in wardrobe units and matching drawers, a window seat to the side aspect and has a very spacious en-suite bathroom. Bedroom two has a wash hand basin; Bedroom three a range of fitted wardrobes: Bedroom four a wide range of wardrobe units and drawers; Bedroom five, a range of fitted wardrobes with drawers and a basin and bedroom six wardrobes and a basin. All of these have stunning views across the grounds. A family bathroom comprises a Hydrospa bath, wc and wash hand basin, and there is a separate shower room. With independent stairs serving the eastern front wing of the property, it could easily be utilised as staff accommodation for a nanny.
Lot 1, being the house and formal grounds occupy 5.84 acres. Security gates lead to a long shingle drive which extends to provide parking to the front, and is lined by mature Lime trees and lit with street lamps. Either side of the drive are extensive well-tended lawns, a selection of aged trees, and to the front there is an enclosed all-weather tennis court.
The drive continues past the house providing access to the garages, out buildings and the detached bungalow. To one side of the property a terrace leads to the southern boundary and has an abundance of established bushes and trees, including a Judas tree, thought to be in excess of 300 years old, and an orchard beyond which is a Breeze House. To the rear a large semi-circular terrace with retaining wall and street lamps has a lawn to the rear and garden path leading to the heated swimming pool.
This is well secluded by mature bushes and has views over the paddock beyond. To the other side of the house an enclosed courtyard provides garage facilities, a stable block and tack room. Also within the grounds are two large green houses and a detached bungalow, presently used as an entertainment building, but ideal accommodation for an extended family.
The additional land to the rear has post and rail fencing and is 3.18 acres.
Approximate Square Meters :
Lot Acres: 5.84