Period meets contemporary in glorious gardens.
Wonderful detached village house of late 17th century origins with later additions. This Grade II listed house, of local Hornton stone construction, lies in the heart of the thriving village of Middleton Cheney.
The current owners have undertaken an extensive, sympathetic restoration programme, carefully combining the old with the new, allowing the 21st Century to work cleverly with the rich, period design and features, synomonis with a house of this age.
Period features include open fireplaces, exposed timbers, mullion windows, window seats, deep skirting and external stone detailing.
Particular attention to detail has been paid to the fitting of good quality light fittings, switches and radiators as well as a new heating system and boiler and the edition of new windows and bathrooms.
Upon entering the house, you are greeted by a spacious dining hall perfect for entertaining. Extensive kitchen/breakfast room with pantry and utility room is certainly the hub of the house. Bespoke deVol fitted kitchen has been thoughtfully designed with two oven electric Aga, integrated electric hob and oven, quartz composite work surfaces and island all making this a welcoming and sociable space. The study connected to the kitchen is ideal for working from home, but could also make a suitable playroom for children within the watchful eye of their parents in the kitchen. The drawing room is an excellent location to entertain in a more formal setting. There is a lovely cosy sitting room, ideal for winter evening. To the rear and access off the garden is a useful boot room making it ideal for cleaning muddy dogs.
Stairs lead to the principal bedroom with generous built in wardrobes and en suite shower room, two further bedrooms and family bathroom. The second floor includes a generous guest bedroom, further bathroom and bedroom.
Outside, time and care has been put into the beautifully landscaped gardens which are part of the National Garden Scheme. Improvements include hard landscaping and terracing, box parterre, wooden pergola with vine and rose, espalier apple trees, gravel path flanked by lavender and lawn with herbaceous borders. There are two gardens stores and a covered storage for bins with access to the front.
There is planning permission to build a home office in the garden (planning reference: S/2018/0721/FUL). Potential exists to add a conservatory to the west subject to the relevant consents.
Additional advantages include paved off road parking to the front, essential for village living and a fully enclosed, level garden.
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Stepping into this house was like opening the centrefold of an interior design magazine. When you add the manicured landscaped gardens, it is breath taking.Nick Rudge