Beautiful character property with far reaching views.
Swalcliffe Lea House originates from the late 18th century with 19th century additions, and is the major property of five privately owned dwellings, originally the farm house. Built of Hornton stone the property faces due south, is not overlooked and is approached by its own drive. The property is full of character and charm with stone mullion windows, flag stone and exposed oak floors, and open fireplaces. The house offers extensive and versatile living over three floors with spacious reception rooms all with far reaching views over landscaped gardens and countryside beyond. In particular there is an impressive billiard room with high ceilings, exposed timber beams, south facing stone mullion windows and an open fireplace. The partially glazed ceiling allows plenty of natural light into the room making it an ideal entertaining space for any occasion with access to the garden from the side entrance hall with wc.
The property is complemented with a generous sized open plan kitchen/ breakfast room with glass doors leading out on to the west facing terrace. There are a number of built in kitchen cupboards with Bosch electric hob, electric fan oven and microwave, built in dishwasher, fridge and freezer and island unit. Sliding door through to a separate pantry. There is direct access through to the utility boot room and garden room, all adding additional practical space for everyday needs and family living.
On the first floor is the principal bedroom with views over the garden, built in wardrobes, wooden flooring and a separate dressing room area with en suite bathroom. There are a further two spacious bedrooms and two separate bathrooms on the first floor. The study could be used as another bedroom six. On the second floor are two further good sized bedrooms and bathroom with separate shower.
The stunning landscaped garden has been created by the current owners and has previously been listed in the National Garden Scheme and has many specimen trees, providing privacy and wonderful views from the south side of the house. The lower gardens have two naturally fed ponds. There is a footpath which runs between the two ponds out on to the eastern boundary along farmland adjoining the property. There is a tennis court and swimming pool (with heat exchanger and oil fired boiler) with sun terrace and seating area. The vegetable garden and orchard have been organically cultivated for 35 years. There is a 45x13ft greenhouse. There is also a large garage and an adjacent barn which form part of the property. In total just over six acres.
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A rare find with classic proportions offering scope to renovate within acres of beautiful gardens. I think this is a real treat!Sophie Gannon