Grade II listed detached house with equestrian facilities set in gardens & grounds of about 4.5 acres
Coming to the market for the first time in over 30 years, Muttons is a charming Grade II listed detached house, with partial brick elevations faced with white weatherboarding, under a tiled roof. It is believed to date from the late 17th century with later additions. As well as presenting a charming exterior, Muttons has many delightful internal features including exposed brickwork, beam and plasterwork, quarry tiled floors, underfloor heating to most of the ground floor, and inglenook fireplaces.
Muttons offers an excellent opportunity for updating (subject to the necessary consents), and is ideal for family life, with a generous footprint of accommodation and set in pretty gardens and grounds.
The house is approached via the garden room, a triple aspect room with views of the garden and grounds, and forming part of the later addition. From this room, an internal door opens to the hallway, which has space for a study area and understairs storage.
The drawing room has an impressive working inglenook fireplace, with a copper hood, cast iron back plate and fire basket and a magnificent oak bressemer over. A door leads to the original entrance hall and on to the dining room, which has the original inglenook as a feature fireplace.
The kitchen is equipped with an oil-fired Aga, a good range of fitted wooden cabinets, a breakfast bar and space for a fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Complementing the kitchen are a pantry and a well-equipped utility room. A cloakroom completes the ground floor.
On the first floor, the spacious master bedroom offers wonderful views across the gardens to the paddock, and has an extensive range of fitted wardrobes and storage, and an en suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms (some with restricted head height in the doorways), a bathroom and a separate shower room also situated on the first floor.
The floor plans give an excellent overview of the layout of both the house and the various outbuildings, please refer to them for the full extent of the accommodation.
The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of Muttons. The property is approached from Wineham Lane via a short drive leading through an electronically operated five bar gate. The drive opens out to a parking area and leads up, past the double garaging with attached stabling and garden store, to the fully enclosed rubber surfaced sand school and the paddock with field shelter.
From the driveway, a stone flagged path leads up through the pretty gardens, past the all-weather tennis court and swimming pool (both of which are fully enclosed), to the garden room. The pool is heated, and served by a timber framed pool house with changing room, shower, sauna, WC and boiler room.
The formal gardens surround the house, with lawns interspersed with shrubs and herbaceous borders to each side. There is a purpose built brick barbecue and space for seating, with a flagged terrace accessed from the garden room and the kitchen creating an excellent space for entertaining. An orchard lies opposite the garaging, and there is a short spur of bluebell woodland extending to the north of the property. In all, about 4.5 acres.
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A fine family house.Mark Taylor