Exceptional detached period house in a desirable location.
Set behind secure gates, and positioned centrally within almost half an acre of gardens, Highmead is an exceptional detached house with an elegant rendered façade. Originally dating from the 1860s, the property has been substantially and sympathetically extended over the years, most recently in 2001 with the addition of the east wing and rear extensions, creating a spacious and impressive home that is both comfortable and stylish.
The well-appointed accommodation is beautifully presented; points of particular note include high ceilings, decorative coving and plasterwork, some sash windows and working fireplaces in all principal reception rooms. The formal sitting room has access to the south-facing sun terrace and the rear garden; the family room is ideally suited for day to day life and has a striking wood burning stove. The kitchen/breakfast/living room has space for a sofa, French doors to the terrace and is well-equipped with a good range of painted wood cabinets, a Stoves range cooker and gas fired Aga.
The master bedroom suite has an impressive en suite bathroom with dressing area. There are four further bedrooms (1 en suite) and a beautifully fitted family bathroom arranged on the first and second floors.
The floorplans give an excellent overview of the full extent and layout of the accommodation.
Outside, the property is approached via a drive leading to detached double garage. A path skirts the expanse of front lawn and the sun terrace. To the rear of the house is further terrace with plenty of space for table and chairs; the remainder of the fully enclosed garden is laid to lawn with a large open storage shed and mature trees planted at the boundary.
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What really impressed me about this house is both its character and its proportions. The generous accommodation is perfect for entertaining.Rohan Vines