Character Grade II listed Lodge House in a rural location with about 15 acres and a private lake and stables.
The Lodge reputedly dates back to the late 1700s and was the original lodge house to the grand Whitehouse. The Lodge has been thoughtfully extended in recent years to create a wonderful family home of great character and sympathetic to its Georgian origins.
A truly outstanding home with great equestrian facilities, an artist's studio, private lake and woodland offering the discerning purchaser an enviable lifestyle of rural living combined with great elegance and with the convenience of modern day living close to amenities.
The interior is beautifully designed with elegant rooms and features Farrow and Ball paint throughout, high gothic double aspect windows to many rooms, beautiful open fireplaces and fabulous entertaining and versatile living space. The feel of the house is very much Living in Provence.
The main house displays a coat of arms of the local Clutterbuck family and the ground floor space offers exceptional bright and light space with a great entrance hall opening into the sitting room, conservatory and bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga and an excellent range of matching wall and floor units. This leads off to the snug, utility room, inner hall and study. There are steps down to a cellar that has previously been used as a gym and dining room over the years.
A spacious master bedroom with a beautifully appointed dressing room/en suite bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor there are two double bedrooms with fine views across fields and a generous family bathroom.
The Lodge enjoys beautiful views over open countryside and is approached through a five-bar gate into a private driveway which opens into the courtyard with garaging, stables and a tack room. The artist's studio has a shower room plus independent heating and could make a lovely separate guest suite. A covered arch leads to a pretty vegetable garden and then steps up to the ménage, paddock and woodland. The current owners planted over 2000 trees when they first moved in to create the mixed woodland to the rear borders. To the forefront of the woodland is an amazing production lavender field. A long arbour of cobnut trees leads to a further field and access out to a private stocked lake with a small jetty. There are also formal well stocked garden areas and a lovely part walled courtyard with a water feature ideal for al fresco entertaining.
There is a detached barn for storage/tractors and a chicken coup. The owners also operate organic gardening and besides the productive lavender field there are fruitful vines to provide their own grape juice too. In all there is about 15 acres a truly exceptional property and lifestyle.
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What an amazing opportunity to live in a beautiful character home with fabulous grounds and an opportunity to live the good life!Sue Trybus