An iconic Georgian Grade II listed town house with lovely west facing gardens, garaging and parking.
The Tower House is a fine Grade II listed Georgian town house which is understood to date from the late 18th century with the iconic castellated three storey tower having been added in 1904. This fascinating family home exudes charm and character and is well placed for the local amenities of the town. It enjoys wonderful westerly facing views over delightful walled gardens and benefits from off road parking and a versatile detached two storey outbuilding with garaging beneath.
The property retains a wealth of interesting features including high ceilings, sash windows and period fireplaces, with versatile family accommodation amounting to about 3,700 sq ft (343 sq m) including a separate orangery with bi-fold doors opening to two aspects creating a lovely garden room.
The reception rooms are of excellent proportions and include an elegant double drawing and sitting room having fitted bookcases, open fireplaces (the former with a wood stove), a lovely garden outlook to the west and access via French doors with steps down to a terrace. The formal dining room adjoins the kitchen and has a bay window and window seat.
The kitchen/breakfast room is a charming characterful room with old pine flooring, some original pine cupboards and an extensive range of painted cupboards, a larder and gas fired Aga. French doors open to a west facing decked balcony from where the views over the garden and beyond can really be enjoyed.
Completing the ground floor accommodation is a cloakroom and a laundry room in the tower.
The lower ground floor is an excellent space with separate access, a family/playroom, double bedroom six and a stylish modern bathroom with shower over.
A staircase leads up from the reception hall to the first floor landing. Located over the first and second floors are five bedrooms, including the main bedroom which enjoys lovely views and has a dressing room and shower room. The remaining bedrooms are served by a family bathroom and a shower room. A number of the bedrooms have period fireplaces and/or built-in cupboards.
Gardens & Outbuildings
The Tower House is accessed via a pedestrian wrought iron gate to the front, with parking to the north of the house and electric gates to Mulberry Gardens, with a shared private drive to further parking for four cars and access to the double garage and kitchen garden.
The west facing walled garden is a delightful surprise with deep planted borders providing seasonal interest, an ancient mulberry tree, several mimosas, a medlar, silver birch, beautiful rose beds, a rockery and a gazebo enhanced with passion flower and roses. A wide terrace is perfect for al fresco entertaining and there is a detached orangery with bi-fold doors, affording a versatile indoor/outdoor space. At the end of the lawned garden a gate opens to the pretty vegetable garden with raised beds together with cherry, apple, pear and olive trees.
There is a substantial outbuilding which incorporates a studio/home office with wonderful potential (subject to any planning requirements) below is the double garage with open bay log stores to one side, further outbuildings include a period-style greenhouse and summerhouse.
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The house that legends are made of. This wonderful house really is a home with a history but whether it is fact or fiction I am unsure. Either way this iconic Georgian property has so much to offer including great accommodation with views and the fairytale tower!Sarah HuntProperty agent