A stunning period house with impressive accommodation discreetly set back from the street with delightful gardens & grounds.
Rushmere Lodge presents rendered and painted elevations enhanced with large windows under a pantile roof. The extensive accommodation is arranged over two floors, with an impressive porch set on Doric columns accessing the reception hall, off which is the well-fitted study (with door to the garden room), a stunning drawing room and cloakroom. Off the inner hall is the fine oak staircase to the first floor, it also serves the large dining room, cellar and boiler room with, beyond, a fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility and cloakroom. The sitting/cinema room is located to the end of the house.
On the first floor is an extensive landing with central cupola with adjustable lighting feature. There are 7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 shower room and a staircase leading to the fully boarded attic. There is also a large loft around the central light tunnel that, subject to planning, could be developed into four rooms with dormers if needed (the loft is lagged and sits over the main body of the house).
The long drive sweeps up to Rushmere Lodge to a wide turning area with ample parking space. To the centre of the turning area is an island with brick dwarf wall surround and with a lawn to either side. There is a brick garage - 30' x 24' with power and light connected and there is a door to the side for separate access. A path to the side of the house leads to the rear lawned garden where there some wonderful specimen trees which include copper beach, oak and scots pine. To the rear of the kitchen there is terrace ideal for relaxing and enjoying the splendid views over the garden.
The paddock measures just over 4 acres (sts) and has a hard tennis court to one side.
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected to the property. Gas fired central heating. Outside electric points by the terrace and tennis court.
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You would never know this house exists by its hidden position. I love the light-filled rooms and high ceilings this house has to offer.Tom Orford