Substantial family house with coach house offering over 9000 sq ft of internal space, set in 2 acres of grounds, located a highly sought after village.
Orchard House sits gracefully centre stage within high, mellowed red brick walls and is approached through elaborate wrought iron gates. Originally built in the 1920's, the house has been lived in by the present owners since 1981 and offers an exciting opportunity for a new family looking for a long term family home in a prime position.
The ground floor houses three large reception rooms presently used as the drawing room, reception hall and dining room. The large central reception room, with an imposing Oak staircase rising to a galleried landing, has glazed doors opening to the conservatory and garden beyond. An ideal room for entertaining family and friends on a large scale. The atmospheric dining room has full height Oak panelling throughout with a stone fireplace surround. At this end of the house there is also a cosy sitting room and large cloakroom.
A corridor spans the rear of the house accessing the present kitchen, butlers pantry, utility room, sauna/shower room, wine store and a further cloakroom. This space presents an opportunity to be reconfigured to better suit present day living requirements.
On the first floor the principal bedroom suite has a large bathroom and separate dressing room. There is a guest bedroom with an en suite bathroom, five further bedrooms, one presently being used as a generously proportioned study, and a family bathroom. A second staircase returns to the kitchen corridor.
Stairs rise to the second floor where a spacious loft which, with relevant permissions, may lend itself to conversion to further living space.
Sweeping lawns flank both sides of the house, interspersed with mature Beech and Yew hedging, an orchard, flower beds and many mature trees. The main drive follows through to the rear driveway where the tennis court, swimming pool and coach house are situated.
A delightful Victorian style potting shed and greenhouse overlook the garden with an old brick-built garden shed attached, with pitched roof and loft space.
A large garage with space for four cars can be accessed from the kitchen corridor as well as the brick-built gardeners storage shed.
The pool is tucked away with high brick walls to two sides and spacious terracing surrounding it. The tennis court is situated just before the Coach House and does require some attention.
The coach house lies at the end of the rear drive. This two storey brick and flint building had planning to convert to a four bedroom house and garage which has now lapsed, but would benefit from further investigation.
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This is a cracking village house. The house is hidden in plain sight in the middle of the village. I know the village well but had no idea this was here, let alone in 2 acres. The current owner has loved it for 40 years and the next one will no doubt do the same.Charles Elsmore-Wickens