Enchanting riverside house with spectacular gardens.
Occupying an enchanting and incredibly special position on the banks of the River Stour, Strandlands is an attractive, principally Victorian house within about 3.5 acres of spectacular grounds and with about 500 metres of foreshore.
Believed to date from the 1880s, the handsome, red brick building has been superbly restored and expanded to create a stunning family home, comprising elegantly proportioned, light filled rooms, balancing period charm with comfortable contemporary living.
The front door opens on to a useful porch, which ingeniously houses boot storage, fridge, freezer and tumble drier. Beyond the porch is a hall, which in turn leads to the sitting room, kitchen/ breakfast room and a lavatory.
The charming, triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room has hand-built wooden cupboards, a Lacanche stove and a double sink overlooking the river.
With windows overlooking the courtyard to the south and formal fish pond to the east, the sitting room is a fabulous, bright space with a wood burning stove and a wooden floor, which flows through to the sophisticated, double aspect study.
The first floor consists of three double bedrooms and the family bathroom. The double aspect principal bedroom has an en suite shower room and glazed sliding doors leading to a balcony with exceptional river views.
Strandlands is set within about six acres of beautiful grounds, divided into enchanting zones, including a formal courtyard and pond, the "Madison Garden", a secret "Moon Garden", a kitchen garden and various grassland meadows.
The gardens are planted with an array of native trees and shrubs, including Scots Pine, silver birch and small leaved lime Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the garden has been designed in a manner concordant with the surrounding countryside.
Strandlands offers an array of outbuildings, including a double garage with a first floor studio, an office, summer house and various stores. Within a sheltered woodland is a covered seating area affectionately known as the "Bus Shelter"; overlooking the shore is a wooden bird hide.
A long gravel drive leads to the house, with a large parking area for numerous cars.
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On the banks of the River Stour, Strandlands occupies one of the most exceptional positions I have come across. The house is delightful with spectacular grounds and views.Alexander McNabProperty agent