A magnificent recently renovated detached Victorian Farmhouse.
The Down House is a most attractive period farmhouse of early Victorian origins, offering substantial family accommodation of an excess of 5000 sq. ft. The property benefits from all of the period features typical of a house of this era with beautifully proportioned rooms and high ceilings. Indeed the house has been subject to an exacting refurbishment project with period features enhanced by modern influences.
The property is approached through a welcoming reception hall. There are four principal reception rooms, a superb drawing room with doors to outside and a large feature fireplace with fitted wood burner, a separate sitting room with a stone fireplace and large bay window with window seat, and a good sized study, again with wood burner. The dining room is an atmospheric room, perfect for entertaining and this room opens up into the entertaining kitchen. The 'entertaining' kitchen is Smallbone and features high quality appliances including Fisher Paykel and Miele. The functionality of the entertaining kitchen is to be able to cook whilst maintaining contact with guests. The family kitchen/breakfast room lies beyond, again fitted beautifully with quality appliances including Miele, a built-in pizza oven and a central island. Bi-fold doors open out on to the west facing terrace. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a boot room, boiler room and ground floor cloakroom. The property also benefits from a good sized cellar with wine store and two large rooms.
On the first floor, the principal bedroom suite benefits from a dressing room and adjoining shower room. There are two further bedroom suites, each with adjoining showers, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the second floor there are two rooms and a box room.
The property is approached over a gravel driveway through electric gates leading up to the front of the property and a large parking and turning area. The driveway continues down the side of the house next to the garage with studio over.
The gardens to the front and side of the house are mature laid to lawn and are separated from the rear garden by a magnificent cob wall with tiled top. There are areas of terrace to the side of the house, off the entertaining kitchen and family kitchen/breakfast room and the terrace continues adjacent to the wall in the rear garden, bordered with shrub and flower beds. Gardens to the rear are mainly laid to lawn, there is a large concrete hardstanding. Also in the rear garden is a detached garden store with covered terrace suitable for any number of purposes and perfect for conversion to a home office.
The property benefits from a garage with double doors to the front and stairs leading up to studio above.
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Stunning family accommodation following an exacting refurbishment project.Steven Moore