A fine detached family home in a rural setting, with barn, grazing and woodland
Withy Copse House is a beautifully-positioned country house, thought to have been built in the late 1970s, of brick and block cavity wall construction, part tile-hung, under a tiled roof. The house is not listed and currently provides over 3,700sq ft of accommodation over two floors, with scope to enhance this further, subject to the usual planning consents.
The front door leads into the entrance hall, with galleried staircase landing above, and leads further into the principal living spaces. The dining room has a bay window over-looking the driveway and front lawns. The sitting room is a superb triple-aspect room with a log-burner, measuring 26' by 20'. One wall boasts full floor to ceiling windows to maximise light and the garden views, with French doors out to a side terrace.
The kitchen/breakfast/living room extends to over 33' by 30' and really is the heart of the home, with a triple aspect and quarry tiled floor. The kitchen itself has a base and wall-mounted shaker-style units flanking an oil-fired Aga with companion. There is ample storage and food-preparation space on the central island. The sink is set in front of a picture window from which to enjoy the rear views over the back lawns and woodland beyond. There is plenty of space for a family breakfast table with a sitting area to relax. French doors lead out to the rear terrace with outbuilding and gateway to the front drive.
There is also a room off the kitchen which would make a great play area for children or a study area. The utility room has fitted units and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Upstairs, the galleried landing leads to the principal bedroom, a lovely dual aspect room with Juliette balcony and fitted wardrobes. The en suite has a bath and free-standing shower too. The main guest bedroom is every bit as good as the main bedroom, being triple aspect with a further en suite, with freestanding rolltop bath and walk-in shower. There are three further bedrooms, which share the family bathroom.
The main house is approached off North Lane into a gravelled parking area with a spur off to the double garage. There is a further vehicular access towards a barn and fields to the south. The large storage barn (32' x 23') was built in 2009 and provides ancillary use for the land and any livestock at the property.
The house is set back from the lane behind a mature Beech hedge, with floral beds and lawns to front and side. To the side of the house is a southeast-facing patio, overlooking the expansive rear gardens and most southerly paddock. A brick outbuilding provides useful stores just outside the house.
Further lawns wrap around the house, with the majority of woodland (about 9 acres in total) in a block to the east. The mixed woodland has plenty of walks cut through to maximise the access and providing many options to stroll and enjoy the outdoors.
There are three paddocks, extending to approximately 4 acres, albeit a large open area of lawn could also be fenced for further grazing if needed, and offers ample space for a swimming pool or tennis court, subject to the necessary planning consents.
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Withy Copse House has got such a lovely position and I love the sense of space and opportunity you have here to create a really special place.James McKillopProperty agent