Incredibly spacious and versatile family house, set in stunning gardens of over an acre with heated swimming pool.
A rare opportunity to purchase a much loved family home, coming to the market for the first time in almost 50 years. The house has mainly brick elevations with tile hung gables and small paned windows, under a tiled roof. At the rear is a contemporary oak framed extension having full height glazing and bi-fold doors opening on to the terrace. The house is exceptionally spacious, with a versatile layout that could be arranged to suit a buyer's needs, including the possibility of a ground floor annexe (subject to any necessary permissions being obtained). The house has oil fired central heating, UPVC double glazed windows to most units, and solar PV panels. The undoubted feature of the house is the exceptional garden lovingly created by the owners, with a heated pool that generations of family and friends have enjoyed.
The front door opens into an entrance porch and into the hall, with understairs cupboard and cloaks/ shower room. The three main reception rooms are all linked by glazed oak bi-fold doors, providing a huge open plan living and entertaining space. The sitting room has bay windows to front and side and a fireplace with log burner, the music room has a library area with fitted bookshelves, and the family room has twin pairs of patio doors to the terrace. There is also a useful study with corner window. At the rear is an oak framed extension providing an open plan living/ dining/ kitchen with vaulted ceiling and two sets of bifold doors opening on to the terrace. The kitchen area is fitted with a good range of modern units including a large peninsular with breakfast bar. There is an electric four oven Aga with gas hob module, fridge freezer, double oven and dishwasher. Leading off are the boiler room, rear hall with second cloakroom and utility room with Belfast sink, and plumbing and space for washer and dryer.
A staircase from the hall leads up to the first floor landing with airing cupboard and two store cupboards. The main bedroom has a range of built in wardrobes, dressing table and chests of drawers, and an en suite bathroom with corner bath, shower, basin and WC, and a further wardrobe . The guest bedroom has a window overlooking the rear garden, built in wardrobes, eaves storage, and a modern en suite shower room with shower, stone effect wash basin on a tiled plinth, and WC. There are two further bedrooms, both with wardrobes and a family bathroom.
An extensive shingle driveway at the front provides parking and turning areas and leads down the side to the single Garage with glazed doors at the rear.
The spectacular gardens are a particular feature extending to about 1.16 acres. There is a large paved terrace overlooking the pool, perfect for summer dining and entertaining. The heated swimming pool has a glass and stainless steel balustrade surround, an electric insulated cover, and a chalet housing the heat exchanger, electric heater and filtration equipment. From the terrace, a path and lawn continues down to a productive kitchen garden with one of three greenhouses, beyond which the garden opens out into a large open area. This is laid to lawn with areas of wild flower meadow, and pretty cottage borders planted with an attractive variety of herbaceous plants, together with an amazing border dedicated to dahlias, the whole providing colour and interest through the year. Within the garden are variety of specimen trees and fruit trees including apple, pear and plum. There is a potting shed, and a timber Stable Block, with two loose boxes and tack room. At the rear is a gate on to the banks of a winterbourne stream where there are further raised beds for vegetables. A right of way exists over a neighbour's driveway with a gate providing access to the garden.
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I hope the new owners enjoy the spectacular garden and swimming pool as much as the present owners haveJamie MortenProperty agent