An excellent family house with three acres of gardens and land with wonderful views.
Built in 1908, The Beeches is a substantial family home. Situated on the edge of the village, the house affords stunning views across its gardens and land towards the famous Rousham gardens.
The front door opens to the hall in the centre of the house. The sitting room is directly off with an open fire with wooden surround and display shelving either side. Also off the hall is the triple aspect kitchen breakfast room. Bespoke handmade Woodwise kitchen with painted wood units sit beneath granite worktops. Appliances include two AEG ovens, Siemens induction hob and integrated dishwasher. The island unit has a circular breakfast bar to one end. There is a large walk-in pantry and a roof lantern over the dining end with bi-fold doors to the end wall. Spanning the width of the house, and open plan from the kitchen and the sitting room, is the beautiful garden room with a wood burning stove. Three sets of full height glazed French doors, with glazed panels either side, feature down the full length of this room facing due south. From the kitchen, stairs lead down to a large utility room, two storerooms, the back door to the garden and a second staircase to the first floor. Three phase power is connected.
A generous sized study lies off the hall with a large picture window overlooking the garden room and views beyond. Adjacent to the front door is a large changing room accessing the indoor pool. Directly off is a cloakroom and sauna. The pool is open to the eaves and has French doors to the sitting room. There are two showers to one end with a jacuzzi at the garden end bordered by two fully glazed walls.
The staircase rises to a galleried landing. The principal bedroom suite has a bathroom with a freestanding bath with shower over and a separate wet room. There is a walk-in wardrobe as well as built-in wardrobes. There are three further double bedrooms and one single on the first floor, all with built-in wardrobes, and a family bathroom with a freestanding slipper bath and separate shower.
Stairs wind to a second floor where a large attic room is presently used as a bedroom/sitting room.
The gardens curve around the south facing rear of the house and are well stocked with herbaceous plants and shrubs and mature trees. A lavender bordered terrace spans the width of the house with the garden room opening directly onto it. Clever landscaping has ensured that all outbuildings are obscured from view from the house.
There are two generous steel frame corrugated metal sheds with full height double doors to one end, one with a full inspection pit and two WC's. There is water and power to both. A railway station (replica of one on the Darjeeling/Himalayan railway line), is presently used as a party barn with four sets of double doors to the platform/terrace and paddock beyond. There is a fully functioning kitchen to one end. The wooden tractor shed would easily convert to stabling. In the front drive are three lockable, timber clad garages with ample parking on the gravel drive.
There are solar panels to the house and two further buildings with a current feed-in tariff.
In all about three acres.
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Eclectic edge of village living with style and grace. The previous owner was an avid train specialist and here you will find an unusual collection of engine sheds and Darjeeling waiting room and platform, offering all manor of uses.Nick RudgeProperty agent