Major portion of an Edwardian country house set within around 6 acres of grounds on the edge of a sought after village.
Horsley House occupies a major portion of an Edwardian country house, located in a quiet position with fabulous formal gardens and grounds that includes an area of woodland.
Understood to have been built in the 1900s the property offers spacious and flexible accommodation with grand proportions exceeding across 4,400 sq ft. Many of the rooms enjoy an excellent south facing view over the private, formal and parkland style garden and grounds. Throughout the interior proportions and style correctly reflect the age and character of the building and is well presented.
The entrance is via the original impressive porch, which arrives into a welcoming entrance hall, setting the scene for the rest of the property. Here there is a generous cloakroom. The reception rooms include a wonderful double aspect drawing room with a south facing curved bay window and a fire place with an elegant surround. There is a formal dining room with decorative arched cornicing that mirrors the set of three French doors that provide access to a terrace overlooking the formal gardens.
The kitchen occupies the west corner of the ground floor with triple aspect views. This is a real hub of the home with a breakfast bar for informal dining. There is an extensive range of traditional cabinetry and a range oven.
On the garden level is an excellent family/party room that is over 30 ft long with a wide south facing bay window allowing natural light to fill the room. This room is full of character, with exposed beams, an ingle nook fire place with log burner and two sets of French doors giving access out to the side of the house.
On this level there is also a utility room/log store, laundry room and a storeroom.
The first floor accommodates a fabulous principal bedroom, which enjoys a south facing view of the garden and boasts built in wardrobes, a generous en suite bath room with double sinks, bath and separate shower. There are two further double bedrooms with built in wardrobes and a family bathroom. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside, the property is approached by a gated driveway which is bordered by established rhododendrons and pine trees, which open up to reveal Horsley House provide the property a secluded setting.
The driveway arrives in front of the house and provides parking for several cars. There is a detached double garage which also provides a great amount of storage.
The gardens are a wonderful feature of the property, surrounding the south and west sides.
On the south, rear side is a series of terraces, made of Yorkstone and laid to lawn providing a perfect setting for al fresco entertaining. These formal areas of garden enjoy views across a further expansive of level lawn that is more parkland in style, planted with a selection of mature trees and a backdrop of rhododendrons.
Within these further ground are a series of outbuildings made up of stables, workshops and stores. There is also a vegetable garden and green houses.
Further on is an area of woodland which offer the garden and property a great amount of privacy in a setting which is a real delight.
In all the grounds measure approximately 6.2 acres.
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This is such a magnificent house, perfect grounds for outdoor gatherings too.Amanda Thorp