Elegant and deceptively spacious.
Herbal House is a charming Grade II listed property in the heart of the village of Bodicote, available with no onward chain.
The property is of local Hornton stone under stone and slate roof.
Period features include open fireplaces (the one in the sitting room is an incredible addition using the local blue Hornton stone and wood burning stove), exposed timbers, window seats, mullion windows, deep window boards, mosaic tiled floor, kitchen range, elm floorboards, oak and elm internal doors and exposed stone walling.
Over the centuries the property has evolved and been adapted for numerous uses from bakery to brewery malt house to rhubarb drying to a private home. Being steeped in history the current owners sympathetically carried out a restoration and modernisation programme. These works have brought this charming home very much into the 21st century.
Key attributes include generous reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room (formerly part of the malt house) with vaulted ceiling and doors out into the garden; cellar; study for working from home; generous principal bedroom with en suite bathroom; spacious family bathroom with steam bath/shower, mezzanine area above and vaulted ceiling; attic bedrooms ideal for teenagers.
To the front a pair of automatic electric gates open to a gravel driveway that leads a parking area to the rear and stone barn beyond.
Separate traditional stone barn under a corrugated roof currently used as workshop, storage and teenager's break out room above with light and power connected. Here there is potential for alteration or conversion to additional accommodation to the main house, home office or gym, subject to the relevant consents.
There are lovely level walled gardens laid to lawn with herbaceous borders, lovely stone paved terrace and decked entertaining area capturing morning and early afternoon sun. Beyond is a stand up outdoor heated swimming pool.
This is definitely a deceptively spacious house, full of local history, character and modern finishes. Of note are the four generous reception rooms and light and airy kitchen/breakfast room, very much the hub of the house. The walled gardens are private and the delightful stone barn offers all manner of uses, all complimenting what is a really desirable home.
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This house is a real tardis, you really cannot tell from the front elevation how much it has to offer. I love the big open plan kitchen with beautiful vaulted ceiling allowing plenty of natural light and access into the private garden.Sophie GannonProperty agent