5 bedroom(s)   3 bathroom(s)   4 reception room(s)
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Anstey is a substantial and handsome family home, with exceptionally versatile accommodation to include a detached annexe and occupies a peaceful location within the centre of the village within walking distance of the amenities on offer. The property displays fine period detailing from the Edwardian era which includes high ceilings, open fireplaces, picture rails and panelled pine doors.
The property is accessed via a solid oak door leading to a practical entrance lobby. Beyond here is a charming octagonal reception hall which has herringbone oak flooring, a picture rail, stairs rising to the first floor and doors to the principal reception rooms. The sitting room is situated to the front elevation, and overlooks the lane. It has a red brick fireplace with a detailed surround which provides a focal point, and a tiled hearth with a log burner. The dining room is truly impressive, and is situated in the centre of the property with views to the lane, and a square arch opening to the garden room. There is a striking fireplace in the 'Arts and Crafts' style which has a detailed and carved oak surround and mantle, which is set within a recess framed by an oak arch forming the centre piece of the room. The owners have also had an oak dresser commissioned in the same style to complement this feature.
The garden room is a delightful addition to the property, and provides a tranquil informal entertaining area, adjacent to which, via a ledge and board door is a cloakroom with a white matching suite. There are French doors leading to the extensive terrace, making it ideal for family entertaining. The kitchen/breakfast room forms the heart of the house, and is extensively fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units, with polished granite worksurfaces, and a range of 'Siemens' integral appliances to include a dishwasher, fridge, combination oven and a hob. There is a Butlers sink, and a blue Aga forms a focal point set within an attractive tiled recess. There is an attractive fitted pine dresser, a door to the outside, and a further door accessing the cellar. This provides useful storage space, and also houses the water softener, water cylinder, boiler and has a space for a freezer.
The stairs rise from the reception hall to the first floor, and has attractive panelling to the side, an oak handrail, and a window gives lovely views to the castle. The principal suite is situated to the rear elevation and has lovely views to the garden and village roofline, there is a range of built-in wardrobes and drawers, a picture rail and an ornate fireplace with a tiled surround. A part glazed door accesses the well-appointed en-suite shower room, which has a vanity unit with storage below, a tiled shower cubicle and matching white suite. The second bedroom is situated on the front elevation and has views to the lane, a complete full height set of wardrobes, a picture rail, and a pedestal wash hand basin. There is a beautiful family bathroom which is lavishly appointed, and has a free-standing roll top, claw foot slipper bath, a matching pedestal wash hand basin and wc, and an ornate fireplace provides a focal point, and the room has views to the rear via a bay window. The remainder of this floor comprises a useful study, which is of an irregular shape and has views to the lane.
The second floor is equally charming, with an attractive landing with a velux window, vaulted ceiling and exposed roof structure on display. There are two spacious bedrooms on this floor, one with a range of built in cupboards and drawers, the other with a wardrobe. In addition, there is a useful store room, which could readily convert to another bathroom if required.
Anstey benefits from a purpose-built detached annexe/cottage, which provides extremely versatile accommodation, and would be ideal for a dependent relative or family member. There is an attractive split-level reception hall with a storage cupboard which leads to a spacious sitting/dining room which has exposed floorboards, and French doors to the terrace and garden, adjacent to this is a well-appointed galley kitchen with an oven, hob and extractor above. The bedroom is of a generous size, and has a door to a well-appointed en-suite shower room. Accessed from the outside is a useful utility room with a range of units, sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer.
The property is approached via a large paved drive which provides parking for numerous vehicles, and in turn leads to the detached single garage. There is a pretty brick and flint wall to the front, adjacent to which is a well-stocked herbaceous border with a greengage tree. To the side of the front door is an evergreen border providing year-round colour.
An attractive wrought iron gate with an arch top access the side and rear of the property, and there is a log store to the rear of the garage. An attractive dwarf brick wall retains a bed stocked with spring bulbs and evergreen holly shrubs. The rear terrace is particularly appealing, and provides the perfect entertaining area, with access from the garden room. This is area is largely walled, with climbing plants to the side, and further herbaceous borders which provide interest and colour. The terrace is adjacent to the annexe, and forms a beautiful west facing courtyard with views over the village. Steps rise through a dwarf brick wall to an expanse of lawn at the rear, where there is a storage shed, and further herbaceous borders.
ENTRANCE LOBBY 6' 4" x 3' 3" (1.95m x 1.00m)
RECEPTION HALL 8' 4" x 8' 4" (2.55m x 2.55m)
SITTING ROOM 16' 4" x 13' 3" (5.00m x 4.05m)
DINING ROOM 17' 0" x 13' 11" (5.20m x 4.25m)
GARDEN ROOM 18' 9" x 9' 6" (5.73m x 2.90m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 19' 8" x 11' 9" (6.00m x 3.60m)
CELLAR 16' 4" x 7' 10" (5.00m x 2.40m)
LANDING 12' 3" x 5' 10" (3.75m x 1.80m)
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 14' 9" x 13' 10" (4.50m x 4.23m)
BEDROOM 16' 4" x 13' 1" (5.00m x 4.00m)
BATHROOM 10' 9" x 9' 10" (3.30m x 3.00m)
STUDY 9' 6" x 8' 6" (2.90m x 2.60m)
LANDING 12' 1" x 8' 10" (3.70m x 2.70m)
BEDROOM 16' 4" x 10' 9" (5.00m x 3.30m)
BEDROOM 13' 9" x 11' 1" (4.20m x 3.40m)
STORE ROOM 10' 2" x 7' 2" (3.10m x 2.20m)
ENTRANCE HALL 16' 4" x 2' 9" (5.00m x 0.85m)
SITTING/DINING ROOM 14' 7" x 11' 11" (4.45m x 3.65m)
KITCHEN 11' 9" x 4' 7" (3.60m x 1.40m)
BEDROOM 9' 6" x 8' 10" (2.90m x 2.70m)
UTILITY ROOM 7' 4" x 3' 9" (2.24m x 1.16m)
GARAGE 15' 10" x 8' 10" (4.85m x 2.70m)
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