A striking detached Edwardian country house within 12 acres of gardens and paddocks.
North House is a most impressive country home quietly situated amongst beautiful countryside, just two miles outside Thorney village. The property was built circa 1921 as an Edwardian farmhouse and many of its original character features remain, including an Arts and Crafts fireplace, tall sash windows, wall panelling and a parquet floor in the inviting entrance hallway. The house has been subject to a wide variety of improvements in recent years, including a new boiler and radiators, rewiring, secondary glazing, new bathrooms and kitchen in 2019 and upgrades to the drainage. There is further potential to convert the annexe building to the rear to a second residence if desired, subject to the necessary planning consent.
The spacious and bright accommodation extends to more than 3700 sq ft over two floors, and is well planned to provide formal rooms for entertaining and a separate area for family time. At the front of the house there are two large reception rooms either side of the imposing entrance hall, with its character fireplace. An archway leads to a fabulous farmhouse kitchen equipped with an oil-fired AGA, with its own pantry, separate utility room and adjoining breakfast room leading out to the gardens. Upstairs there are six double bedrooms, with one en suite, a family bathroom and further shower room.
The extensive beautifully established gardens extend to about 2.5 acres, comprising park-like lawns, formal planted gardens with areas of woodland bisected by pathways and a selection of outbuildings including a greenhouse and a garden store. There is also a charming WW11 Flight Observatory which is included in the local list of heritage assets as it is considered to be of sufficient quality and historic value.
A long, imposing drive leads up to a private parking area with a large single garage and separate oversized double garage with electric doors. To the rear is an L-shaped paddock of approximately 9 acres.
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I love the sense of arrival and the setting of this elegant residence. The gardens are fabulous and extend to a further 9 acres of paddocks. Thorney village is just over a mile away with local amenities.Victoria ShortProperty agent