A striking and spacious period city dwelling with delightful gardens, garaging and off-road parking
The Hythe is an attractive and striking period property with delightful gardens, garaging and off-road parking, conveniently positioned for the city's centre and schooling. The property was built in the early 1900's by John Thompson, a Master Craftsman known for his work on Peterborough Cathedral and later Mayor of Peterborough.
Unlisted, it retains favoured period features, like herringbone wood flooring, leaded windows and panelled walls, with spacious and elegant, symmetrically proportioned principal rooms and a good flow to its accommodation layout.
An entrance vestibule opens into a spacious and impressive central atrium lit reception dining hallway with herringbone oak flooring, beamed walls and ceiling. It is a fabulous entertaining space, whilst alongside, the spacious 28 foot drawing room has an ornately plastered ceiling and frieze, along with an attractive fireplace and an almost full width bow fronted window with window seat below.
Accessed from an inner lobby, along with the kitchen and a cloakroom, the living room is a comparatively more intimate, but nonetheless generous, reception room with a feature fireplace and lead glazed bay window overlooking the garden.
The dual-aspect kitchen/breakfast room has an extensive fitted wood fronted suite, incorporating Gaggenau cooker, six-ring gas hob and retractable extractor hood appliances. It also has a wood burning stove and pantry, and ample space for a dining table. It adjoins a large orangery, ideal for entertaining, from which French doors open to the main garden as well as an enclosed courtyard garden.
At first floor level an atrium lit galleried landing provides access to the five generous bedrooms. The principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes and en suite bathroom with roll-topped slipper bath and separate shower, whilst the four further double bedrooms are served by the family bathroom, fitted with a full suite, including claw-foot bath and separate shower.
The gardens are beautiful, mature and lie to three sides of the house. Largely lawned, the gardens are fringed by deep, well-stocked flowering and shrub borders, with mixed species trees. Driveway parking lies to the front of the detached oversized double garage with electric shutter door, light and water, a workshop area and attic storage.
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The Hythe occupies a discreet position in the city, with attractive views of its private gardens from most principal rooms. The scale and proportions are really quite surprising, as are the architectural details. All elements of this house are not immediately apparent which is very exciting.James Abbott