Beautifully restored Victorian home in a rare village position with exceptional south facing gardens.
Dairy House is an early Victorian house of character, built in the mid 1800s. The property is constructed of mellow red brick under a slate roof with sliding sash windows fitted with ornamental latticed shutters to the ground floor windows. The property has been comprehensively restored with an exceptional attention to detail and finish, including extensive bespoke carpentry, with nature inspired accent colours to individual rooms. Refurbishment has included: replumbing, rewiring, replastering and repointing of brickwork along with terracing and a new drainage system.
The accommodation comprises a well-proportioned hallway with solid smoked oak flooring which leads through to a delightful sitting room with a triple aspect, French doors to the terrace, a Chesneys limestone mantlepiece and hearth with Chesneys wood burning stove. The library, on the opposite side of the hallway has two sets of floor to ceiling fitted bookshelves and could also be used as a TV room or playroom. The bespoke kitchen is a beautifully designed space and includes hand built painted solid wood units by Lavenham Joinery with granite work surfaces, open shelving, solid beech drawers and a pantry, all offering copious storage. Integrated appliances include: Gaggenau fridge and separate freezer, Neff warming oven, two Neff built in ovens, Westin extractor & Miele dishwasher. Deep stainless steel double sink, with Insinkerator waste disposal and Quooker hot tap. The Vale Garden Houses orangery, with porcelain floor tiling, has two sets of French doors and side door, all opening out to the terrace. Conveniently located ground floor WC adjacent to the kitchen
The utility room has been cleverly fitted out by Lavenham Joinery with solid wood units, including two deep drying and airing cupboards, and granite work surfaces with inset Miele washing machine and Miele dryer. A cupboard houses the pressurised heating system and hot water tank. The wine cellar has deep granite shelving.
The first floor is approached by an elegant staircase, which gives access to three double bedrooms. Bedroom four is currently used as a study, although equally suitable as a guest bedroom. It benefits from a deep built in Home Office cupboard with shelving and integrated filing cabinets. Bedrooms two and three both have sash windows with folding shutters and generous storage cupboards. The family bathroom, adjacent to the largest bedroom, is fitted with CP Hart London Sanitary Ware; double basin, cast iron bath and walk in rain shower. Stone wall tiles from Mandarin Stone and Porcellanosa floor tiles
The impressive principal bedroom on the second floor, offers superb views of the Parish Church through a large window, and across the Vicarage gardens to the cricket ground and fields beyond. Three built in wardrobes with shelving and separate shoe cupboards. The spacious ensuite shower room is also fitted with CP Hart London Sanitary ware, stone wall tiling and Amtico floor tiles.
The property is approached across a gravel driveway, which allows parking for two cars and leads via wide double doors to a large garage providing further space for vehicles. There is water and electricity connected, with interior lighting to loft storage space and exterior lighting on three sides. The garage picture window, with views towards the church, would allow part of this space to be converted into a studio/workspace, subject to the necessary consents. Access to the garden through a bespoke side gate to a Yorkstone and white brick terrace with raised beds and ornamental fishpond. The garden has brick and stone pathways leading to separate sun terraces via an ornamental pergola, underplanted with Box, Roses, Honeysuckle and Clematis. Beds are successively planted with shrubs, spring bulbs and perennials providing colour and interest throughout the year. Specimen trees include; Tulip, Malus, Japanese Cherry, Liquidamber, Catalpa and Sorbus and three mature Magnolias. To the rear of the garage, again with wide double doors, is a loggia with stone sink creating a summer kitchen area with adjacent raised vegetable beds and timber garden shed beyond. The garden is oriented to the south east with sun throughout the day, enclosed by brick walls and woven willow fencing, providing a high degree of privacy and seclusion.
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The recent renovation and refurbishment of the Dairy House has been beautifully executed, coupled with the private walled garden, garage and parking this is one of the best village houses I have seen.Peter OgilvieProperty agent