An attractive extensive Grade II Listed family home, situated on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest and previously forming part of the Thoresby Hall Estate.
Entry to the west aspect leads onto a porch with W.C off and
steps leading up to the charming main reception hall and onto the extensive ground floor living accommodation. Accessed directly from the entrance hall, the impressive drawing room with a double fronted view and a dual aspect provides a pleasant seating area and enjoys original features such as the decorative cornicing and ceiling rose, original oak wood flooring, dado rail and an open fire with stone surround and oak mantelpiece. Adjacent to the drawing room is a sitting room, currently used as a study with a view over the front aspect.
The main reception hall leads on to an inner hallway which can also be accessed via the original front porch which is fully vaulted with exposed beams and a tiled floor. To the end of the inner hallway there is a dual aspect dining room also featuring arch windows, complete with shutters, decorative cornicing and ceiling rose with an open gas fire and ornate timber surround. Adjacent to the dining room and also accessible off the kitchen is the charming breakfast room which still holds original oak storage cupboards and a cast iron feature fireplace.
The generous breakfast kitchen occupies a central position within the property and incorporates a range of solid pine, base and wall units with laminated work surfaces, a tiled floor, breakfast bar area and is fitted with built-in appliances to include an electric Aga with four ovens, two stoves, a hotplate and extractor above and Baumatic four ring electric hob with
extractor above. Pantry leading directly off. Steps lead from the kitchen into the laundry room which is fitted with further base and wall units with Corian work surfaces and Belfast sink, and benefits from space and plumbing for additional appliances. Leading off, the scullery offers further storage
retaining the original blocks of flagstone shelving. Further cold storage is provided in the cellar which is accessible off both the inner hallway and the kitchen.
To the first floor, a principal suite occupies the majority of the east quarter of the property, incorporating a dual aspect principal bedroom, a large en suite bathroom which is fitted with a raised freestanding roll top bath, open shower cubicle, a chrome heated towel rail, feature cast iron fireplace, a W.C and bidet and base units with inset his and her sinks, with steps leading down into a generous, double aspect dressing room with a collection of fitted wardrobes. Additional bedroom suite enjoys a split level arrangement with steps leading down from the bedroom to a dressing room or seating area with adjoining en suite bathroom set at the lower level. There are a further three bedrooms to the south west aspect, with an additional W.C and separate bathroom.
Accessed via the courtyard, the air conditioned annexe, which
could be adapted to additional residential accommodation subject to planning consent, consists of a delightful open plan kitchen/living area, fitted with a comprehensive range of hand built kitchen units complete with two Aga cookers, an electric four ring hob with extractor above, built-in Miele dishwasher and an under counter fridge. A double set of French doors lead
out on to the patio area. There is a 31 ft, versatile entertaining
room with large storage loft above accessed by electric stepladder, and French doors leading out. To the rear of the
annexe and also accessible externally is a bar area fitted with a handmade oak bar, mirrored drinks shelving and under counter facilities.
A gardener's WC adjoins the potting shed which sits adjacent to the useful general store. An external office is also accessible off the courtyard with engineered wood flooring, wood paneling, built-in storage units, and built-in desk and cabinet. An additional outbuilding has been converted to create a generous home gym with mirrored walls, engineered oak flooring and built-in sound system.
The White Lodge sits within grounds of approximately 1.3 acres and is approached through electric gates leading on to an extensive parking area. There is a patio seating area enjoying a water feature and concealed sound system. There are mature planted boundaries whilst the remainder of the gardens are laid to lawn with a central raised timber pagoda boasting heating, lighting and sound system.
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Historical family home previously forming part of the Thoresby Hall EstateClaire Brice