A stylish Grade II listed country house set in just under one acre of gardens and grounds.
The Red House has an attractive, principal Georgian façade, dating from about the 1740s, together with an earlier striking black and white wing, dating to the early 1700's along with a small Victorian extension. The three periods mould together effortlessly, although retaining their own individual identities. The house is laid out over three floors with a wonderful balance of period features and contemporary décor offering a stylish, family home set in just under one acre of gardens and grounds.
The front door opens into the entrance hall, which extends the width of the house opening into the garden room, with oak flooring continuing to the two reception rooms and from which the principle, Georgian staircase rises to the first floor. To the right of the entrance hall is the drawing room with a dual aspect with original shutters, built in bookcases and cupboards and a fireplace with a Clearview wood burning stove. To the left is the sitting room, with a dual aspect and a striking feature inglenook style fireplace with a Clearview wood burning stove.
Steps lead down to a farmhouse style living kitchen with exposed beams, underfloor heating, a range of fitted cupboards and units with granite work tops, a butlers sink with views across the garden, four door gas AGA, NEFF cooker and French doors opening onto the patio. Steps rise into a characterful dining room with wooden flooring and French doors to the garden. From the hall, glass doors open to a garden room with underfloor heating and French doors to the patio. There is also a WC and separate utility room with tiled flooring, a range of units and a door outside.
In the early 17th century wing, a staircase rises to the principal bedroom suite, comprising of a bedroom with a dual aspect and fitted cupboards, dressing area with fitted wardrobes and ensuite bathroom with a freestanding bath and separate shower. There is also an attic room which has the potential to be converted into a further bedroom.
The elegant, principle staircase rises to the first floor where there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a shower and airing cupboard. The staircase continues to the third floor where there are a further three bedrooms and a family bathroom with an airing cupboard.
Planning permission exists to remodel these rooms to create a more bespoke bedroom suite.
The property is entered via a gravel driveway which sweeps in front of the house to a separate exit bordered with a herbaceous bed.
Adjacent to the house is a substantial garage which has planning permission obtained. Currently a triple garage, the space has the potential to be converted to a home office with a kitchenette and WC area while still maintaining garaging space. The garden, which is largely to the rear of the house, is clearly stocked with plants and trees including daffodils, roses, hellebores as well as a walnut and magnolia tree. An archway in the evergreen hedge at the end of the lawn leads to a hard tennis court and vegetable garden, with a variety of fruit trees including artichoke, rhubarb, fig, quince, damson, apple and apricot as well as a fruit cage.
To the side of the house is a paved area with a traditional brick building, formally a piggery, a workshop and two greenhouses.
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It was a lovely surprise to find this hidden gem, it is such a charming family home.Tony Morris-Eyton