Detached House   7 bedroom(s)   5 bathroom(s)   4 reception room(s)
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A simply stunning village property which has been cared for by the current owners to an exceptional standard and has been thoughtfully and cleverly extended to provide a family home of significance and style. It was designed by William White in 1860, an architect famous for his part in the 19th Century Gothic revival.
The property displays many fine period features throughout which are associated with the Victorian Gothic revival period and to this end the principal reception rooms have large floor to ceiling windows, high ceilings and attractive open fireplaces. The reception hall is particularly impressive having a 12' ceiling and decorative Victorian tiling with an impressive staircase rising to a large galleried landing. The kitchen/breakfast room forms the heart of the house and is housed in the new extension to the rear and side of the property and has been fitted with bespoke units and a large central island housing integral appliances. The focal point is provided by a large cream four oven Aga and a new extension which forms the dining room and family room which has a vaulted ceiling and large atrium and immediately accesses a covered entertaining terrace adjacent to the swimming pool. The remainder of the ground floor comprises a large and well appointed utility/boot room, a cloakroom and an impressive entrance foyer. The cellar has recently been converted by the current owners and now provides office space and has built-in solid oak wine racks and a door leading to a plant room.
The first floor is equally impressive with the aforementioned galleried landing which is a stunning area with a glass atrium in the vaulted ceiling. A pair of solid oak arch topped doors lead to the principal suite which takes in fantastic views of the grounds and countryside beyond. Once more there is an impressive fireplace and a well appointed en-suite shower room.
A further guest suite housed in the new part of the property takes in fine views to the grounds and has a well appointed en-suite shower room. There are two remaining bedrooms on the first floor both of which are served by a lavishly appointed en-suite bath/shower room taking in stunning views of the pool and the countryside beyond.
The stairs then rise to the second floor which was originally the servant's quarters which provides charming bedroom space which is readily suited to younger children or a live-in au pair/nanny and as you would expect these rooms have simply stunning views. The two bedrooms are served by a large bath/shower room making this floor completely self contained.
Outside The current owners have converted the former coach house into a stunning annexe which provides guest accommodation or could be readily used as a holiday let (stp), it comprises a principal reception room with vaulted ceiling, brick floor and delightful oak stairs with iron balustrades rising to the first floor. There is a snug area with an open brick fireplace and a door leading to a well appointed cloakroom. The kitchen/breakfast room is fantastic with brick flooring and bi-fold doors opening to a charming courtyard. It is extensively fitted with a large island unit and integral appliances. The stairs rise to a charming bedroom which has a vaulted ceiling, exposed brickwork and a slipper bath mounted on a pedestal and benefits from fine views across the garden.
The property is approached via ornate electric gates beyond which is a tree lined gravel drive leading to an extensive area of parking. Adjacent to the parking is a large garage/workshop, a further area of hardstanding which is home to a large storage building.
The grounds are an absolute delight and largely benefit from a South and Westerly aspect enabling them to take advantage of the all day sun. The current owners have dedicated a huge amount of time to the gardens and of particular note is the extensive sandstone terrace with the aforementioned covered loggia making it perfect for large scale family entertaining. A purpose built BBQ area and heated swimming pool are adjacent to this. The grounds are distinctly segregated into separate areas and there is a large cobbled terrace between the house and the coach house providing the perfect and tranquil private entertaining area.
The principal gardens comprise large expanses of neatly manicured lawn bordered by clipped box hedging with a large semi-circular terrace being accessed via the drawing room. Beyond the expanses of lawn are densely stocked herbaceous borders that provide year round interest with a delightful gazebo at the Southern end of the garden further enhancing the entertaining element of this property. There are a number of fine specimen trees to include yew, beech and four particularly attractive lime trees on the Eastern boundary.
This is an outstanding village property which offers unrivalled space and versatility in beautifully manicured grounds with extensive countryside views. In all about 1.4 acres sts.
DRAWING ROOM 19' 8" x 13' 11" (6.00m x 4.25m)
DINING ROOM 18' 8" x 13' 11" (5.70m x 4.25m)
FAMILY ROOM 16' 0" x 13' 1" (4.90m x 4.00m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 36' 6" x 13' 7" (11.15m x 4.15m)
UTILITY/BOOT ROOM 12' 7" x 7' 6" (3.85m x 2.30m)
CELLAR/STUDY 12' 11" x 10' 5" (3.95m x 3.20m)
MASTER BEDROOM 18' 8" x 13' 11" (5.70m x 4.25m)
BEDROOM 2 13' 11" x 11' 3" (4.25m x 3.45m)
BEDROOM 3 16' 4" x 13' 1" (5.00m x 4.00m)
GUEST SUITE 19' 4" x 13' 9" (5.90m x 4.20m)
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
BEDROOM 4 19' 2" x 13' 11" (5.85m x 4.25m)
BEDROOM 5 14' 9" x 10' 2" (4.50m x 3.10m)
FAMILY BATH/SHOWER ROOM 13' 9" x 6' 6" (4.20m x 2.00m)
SITTING ROOM 17' 6" x 12' 5" (5.35m x 3.80m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 20' 0" x 8' 6" (6.10m x 2.60m)
BEDROOM 20' 0" x 8' 2" (6.10m x 2.50m)
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