Set in the most glorious grounds in an enviable semi-rural location, High Bank is an exquisite 3,376 sq ft Victorian country residence surrounded by countryside, set within 6 acres.
Set in the most glorious grounds in an enviable semi-rural location, High Bank is an exquisite Victorian country residence steeped in period charm and surrounded by undulating hills and open countryside. The double fronted property retains a wealth of period features and, having undergone a program of sympathetic remodelling and extension, is offered to the market as an outstanding property of architectural merit inside and out. The juxtaposition of the high ceilings, decorative cornicing and muted tones of old blend seamlessly here with the cool dark aluminium glazing and contemporary tiled floors of new to create a very special family home indeed.
Approached along a cobbled stone driveway, there is ample parking alongside the lawned front gardens and established laurel and yew hedging. Stone flagged steps lead to an attractive panelled front door with fanlight and ornate keystone which opens into the welcoming hallway featuring cornicing, oak flooring and panelled doors leading to all rooms.
To the front of the property there are two charming bay fronted reception rooms: a 13'1 study and a 24'2 living room both offering fireplaces, double aspects and the continuation of the oak flooring, with the living room also benefitting from a wonderful inglenook and access into the kitchen and beyond. The hall opens into the entertaining heart of the home: a bespoke bar area is on the left and a 13'7 playroom is off to the right. Continuing forward flows into a truly magnificent versatile 26'5 living/dining kitchen with exposed brick detailing, vaulted aluminium glazing to the rear of the property and a spectacular roof lantern running across much of the kitchen area, filling the room with tremendous levels of light.
The bespoke in frame' shaker style kitchen by deVOL with quartz worktops offers a plethora of storage, handy bench seating and the whole design has been arranged around a sizable central island ideal for informal dining. There is an integrated dishwasher and extractor hood and space for a range cooker and American style fridge/freezer, as well as a dedicated utility room with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer off the main space. Double doors open onto the rear gardens and a further opening on the right leads into an impressive 15'7 family room with vaulted beamed ceiling, beautiful arched feature window and bifold doors onto the rear patio. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a guest suite with direct access to the garden and a contemporary Carrera marble tiled en suite shower room with twin basins.
A turning staircase leads up onto a bright galleried landing and into four well-proportioned bedrooms with oak panelled doors and flooring throughout. The 15'7 principal bedroom enjoys and enviable aspect over rolling countryside and fitted wardrobes, while bedroom two offers a traditional en suite with shower over bath and period ironmongery. Bedrooms three and four are served by the family bathroom with separate shower and tongue and groove detailing.
A 499 sq ft summerhouse in the garden provides another versatile living accommodation space comprising a lounge, 17'2 living/dining kitchen with vaulted ceiling, a bedroom with en suite shower room and a store. This could prove extremely attractive to buyers who wish for ancillary accommodation, a separate space to run a business from home or to explore the possibility of an Airbnb rental.
Externally, the plot extends to over 6 acres in total and is made up of a formal garden garden adjoining the house, an orchard, summer house lawn and tow paddocks which benefit from additional separate access. The tiled patio area with rendered walls adjoining the kitchen and family room has been beautifully landscaped to create a delightful entertaining area.
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This stunning rural residence offers views, land and the option of ancillary accommodation!Andrew Thorpe