A substantial detached period family home offering generous accommodation with impressive reception rooms, a good range of outbuildings and set in gardens of 0.58 acres with swimming pool.
Lockhams Hill is an impressive village property boasting extensive accommodation over three floors. The property was once home to the Viscount Hood naval family and the surviving 'Hood' architectural features can be found throughout the house including the oak staircase, wall panels, skirtings and door casements with 'Hood' armorial embellishment. From the courtyard at the rear of Lockhams Hill is a wonderful oak porch that was created by the current owners. This entrance leads through to the breakfast room and kitchen beyond. The kitchen with its Aga and range floor and wall mounted units comprising cupboard and drawer sections comes with a central island providing a further preparation area. The front entrance of the property has an original oak porch with arched doors leading through to the hall/sitting room. The principal reception rooms include a generous drawing room with large fireplace being a real feature and focal point along with real architectural details. The dining room which adjoins the kitchen is a fabulous room for entertaining and another impressive fireplace makes for a real atmosphere. The sitting room again has impressive dimensions and is a more informal living space ideal for every day relaxing and entertaining with access to a bar area. A study provides good space for working from home with a lovely view of the pretty Victorian walled garden area.
On the first floor the accommodation is particularly flexible, currently configured with five bedrooms and a sitting room/bed 6 which has the ability to become a self-contained apartment with its own kitchenette. On the second floor of the property there is a further self-contained apartment which comprises two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a sitting room/bed 9.
In summary this impressive house offers versatile and flexible accommodation particularly suited to the larger families.
The property is approached by a gateway on Gordon Road which opens on to a carriage driveway providing parking for a number of vehicles. There is a second gated access to the rear, off Lockhams Road, leading to a courtyard servicing the garages, carport and stables offices. A further outbuilding configured as a studio/office comes with a reception room and office on the ground floor with cloakroom and kitchenette area. At first floor there is further office space making this a great home working space or secondary accommodation. The gardens surround the property and are well established with some attractive planting and mature trees and shrubs. Lawned areas with a good space for outdoor recreation and there is a large swimming pool with terrace around which makes for a fabulous focal point in the summer and a great recreational area.
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This home offers substantial amounts of accommodation, a great proposition for larger families.Giles MuddleProperty agent