An individually designed period house with beautiful garden and lake in about one acre.
Byeways is believed to date from the 1920s, built in the Arts and Craft style, and has been restored, extended and beautifully maintained by the present owners over the last 20 years. The property now provides good accommodation retaining many period features including original floorboards, latched doors with leather lace and wooden ball door pull doors, exposed timbers and leaded light windows. Rooms of particular note are the lounge with delightful views over the garden and with an open fire, the garden room, the dining room with a feature fireplace and original floor boards, and the kitchen/diner/family room with glazed French doors opening out to the rear garden. There is garaging for three cars, a range of useful outbuildings, a beautiful garden and lake, all backing onto woodland.
A front door opens into the entrance hall with oak-panelled walls and a staircase to the first floor. To one side is a cloakroom, and doors off to the main reception rooms: the sitting room, the garden room of a diamond shaped oak construction with doors leading out to the garden, and study with oak-panelled walls and a built-in bookcase. A further door opens into the kitchen/diner/family room. The kitchen has granite work surfaces, built-in Bosch oven and a hob with an integrated dishwasher, microwave and fridge. The family room has French doors leading out into the rear garden. Off the kitchen is the utility room with a Rayburn, base units with granite work surfaces and space and plumbing for a washing machine. An original door to the side with stained-glass inset panel leads to the outside. The main staircase rises up to the galleried landing to the bedroom accommodation. There is a master bedroom suite comprising a dressing area and en suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom and w.c.
Byeways is approached over a country lane and through double gates leading to a wide driveway and lawn area bordered by mature hedgerows and trees to a double and single garage. To the rear of the house to the south is a terrace leading onto the beautiful gardens. There is a small lake with a footbridge leading to the lakekeeper's cottage and a lakeside decked sun terrace, with sweeping lawn areas surrounded by established hedgerows and conifers, numerous trees including a flowering cherry and weeping willow. Adjacent to the lake is a rose-clad pergola walkway and there are pretty rose gardens, established and well stocked borders and beds with Rhododendrons and Azaleas. In addition there is a rill water feature, a well, paved walkways, a pergola with mature Wisteria and a terrace adjoining the house. To the side is a range of outbuildings including a gardener's store, workshop, greenhouse, kitchen/utility room, studio and outside w.c.
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A lovely outlook over a beautiful garden.Jeremy Kemp