Handsome country house with attractive stone outbuildings and a paddock.
Dating from 1830, this charming country house retains a wealth of period features, such as flagstone floors, whilst also offering a light and bright family home, with high ceilings and large windows in the principal rooms.
The drawing room benefits from a fireplace and a large south-facing bay window overlooking the gardens. Opposite is the dining room, with two large bay windows. A cosy snug/study, with a fireplace, also sits off the main hall, as does the particularly appealing kitchen/breakfast room, which is split-level and has a fireplace with a multi-fuel Morso wood-burning stove and a half-glazed door onto the terrace and gardens beyond, with beautiful long views. The kitchen is fitted with hand-made cabinetry which has a combination of granite and solid oak work surfaces. A lower hall gives access to the utility room, which has fitted cupboards and shelving, a sink and plumbing for a washing machine, in addition to the cloakroom. There is also a door onto the small lane-side front courtyard.
The main stairs, with carved wooden balusters, lead up to a galleried landing. The dual-aspect principal bedroom has a large south-facing bay window and an en suite bathroom (which can also be accessed from the landing). There are two further bedrooms on this floor, one with an en suite shower room.
The second floor provides an ideal space for children. It has a spacious open-plan room, once used as a playroom, opening through to a bedroom. An additional bedroom leads off this central area, plus a family bathroom with incredible views.
The house sits within its substantial and well maintained gardens, with far-reaching views, over its own paddock, to the countryside beyond. The property benefits from a number of pretty period stone outbuildings, set around a cobbled stone courtyard. In addition, at the head of the drive, is an attractive stone coach house, with great potential to develop (with the relevant permissions). It has an original brick floor and steps to a former hay loft at first floor level.
The garden, of approximately an acre, is largely laid to lawn, with a number of mature trees, including a magnificent copper beech. It has deep herbaceous borders of roses, peonies, clematis, irises and lilac.
A spectacular wisteria climbs up the eastern elevation of the house, over-hanging a stone terrace. The gravel driveway has a turning circle set around a circular lawn. The paddock, of approximately 2.5 acres, has stock-proof fencing and is accessed at the head of the drive.
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I love this style of architecture, particularly the facia boards and glorious chimneys.Paul CadgeProperty agent