Superbly appointed Arts and Crafts style Edwardian family home with beautiful mature gardens
Built in 1911, Courtmead is a fine example of Arts and Crafts workmanship, and has changed hands just three times in its history. The property has been the subject of reconfiguration and extensive refurbishment, resulting in a superbly appointed modern family home forming the major portion of a substantial Edwardian mansion house. The house has elegant proportions and beautiful period details, including stone mullion windows with leaded light casements, herringbone parquet flooring, high ceilings and picture rails, cleverly combined with modern comforts including underfloor heating to the kitchen and boot room, and stylish bathrooms.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors, and the full extent and layout can be seen on the floorplan; there are some particularly fine features including the superb reception hall with an impressive turned imperial staircase rising to the first floor galleried landing and library area, with a vaulted roof light ensuring natural light floods throughout the house.
Four spacious reception rooms provide excellent living space which is ideally suited to modern family life. The elegant south-facing drawing room features the original tiled fireplace, woodburner and French doors opening to the loggia and garden. The dining room has double doors opening to the kitchen/breakfast room, and is ideal for entertaining. .
The kitchen, designed d and fitted by Neptune, has an excellent range of wall hung and under counter units complemented by white granite worktops, a wood topped central island and surfaces, and a four oven gas fired Aga. To the rear is the utility and boot room, providing day to day access to the house, and a cloakroom.
The principal bedroom suite is situated on the southern side of the house, taking full advantage of the views over the grounds and with access to a shared balcony extending across the rear of the house. It benefits from a dressing room and a bathroom with period-style suite including a free-standing slipper bath, twin basins and separate shower cubicle. There are four further bedrooms on the first floor, including a guest bedroom with en suite shower room and balcony access, and a family bathroom with separate WC with a laundry chute.
The second floor offers a bedroom and a sitting room/bedroom seven, connected by a shower room, and plenty of attic/eaves storage.
Courtmead is situated in a private road off Priory Road, approached by a beech tree lined gravelled driveway, leading up to an open bay timber machinery store and parking area. The house is set in mature gardens which complement the house beautifully; the garden is mainly laid to lawn retaining much of the original Edwardian layout, with a range of established trees, shrubs and flower beds. An attractive veranda runs the length of the southern elevation, with steps down to the main garden at the front of the house.
There is a secondary driveway and parking to the north of the house.
About two acres.
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This is a really superb family house, with lots of excellent points, but my very favourite part is the view across the garden from the first floor balcony.Hannah Riches