A handsome family home in a quiet no-through lane with outbuildings and a beautiful secluded garden.
Boreham Grange is an elegant family home, believed to date from 1556 with 18th and 19th Century additions. This unlisted property has spacious and flexible accommodation, stylishly refurbished by the current owners whilst still retaining numerous period features, such as high ceilings, large stone mullion windows, open fireplaces and benefitting from flagstone and parquet floors.
Double oak doors open into an entrance lobby and through to an impressive panelled reception hall, with herringbone parquet floor and large Tudor style fireplace, with a stone surround. An internal window is believed to date from medieval times. The adjacent dual-aspect drawing room has a fireplace with a slate hearth and stone mullion window. Similarly, the dining room has a stone mullion bay window, a fireplace with a carved surround, tiled hearth and parquet flooring. A sitting room, with an oak floor, boasts a hand-made stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove. The kitchen/breakfast room, with bespoke handmade cabinetry, has a large central island, granite work surfaces, double Belfast sink, 4-oven AGA, Miele hob and combination oven, along with integrated dishwasher and wine cooler. The light, bright dining end of the room has French doors onto a terrace. Adjacent to the kitchen, through double part-glazed doors, is a larder/ utility room, again with hand-made cabinetry, slate inset work surfaces, Belfast sink and original flagstone floor. A laundry/boot room has flagstone floors, hand-made cabinetry, double Belfast sink, granite work surfaces and plumbing for two washing machines. An inner hall, with a parquet floor, has a walk-in safe/gun safe and access to the study, again with parquet floor. Two cloakrooms/WC's complete the ground floor and there is also access to the cellars.
Upstairs is a galleried landing with access to the principal bedroom suite, with stone mullion bay window, dressing room and bathroom. There are three further large bedroom suites with en suite bath/ shower rooms (two also with the benefit of dressing rooms) and a further double bedroom. A drying room has a traditional Sheila Maid' clothes airer and fitted airing cupboard. On the second floor is the option for a separate annexe/flat for staff or family, in the form of a bedroom/sitting room, with separate kitchenette and bathroom.
The house has the benefit of being at the far end of a no-through lane and is approached through wrought-iron double gates into a gravel driveway in front of the house and the triple garage. The garage includes an electric car charge point and ample loft space above for storage.
Behind the house, a sunny terrace bordered by rosemary and box hedging, is accessed from both the hall and the kitchen. A spectacular wisteria climbs this elevation. The secluded and private gardens, extending to just under 1.4 acres, have been landscaped to include a large expanse of lawn with herbaceous flower borders and a wide range of mature trees and shrubs. There is a brick summer house, with tiled roof, leaded windows, power and light and a part-walled log store. Towards the far end of the garden is a chicken run and a wild garden'/play area with a variety of mature and unusual trees.
A pretty, Grade II listed, brick and stone stable/outbuilding, with an internal mezzanine level, sits to one corner of the garden.
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I adore the feeling of space and the size of the rooms at Boreham Grange. It is an incredibly elegant house, with wonderfully balanced family accommodation and a truly fabulous gardenAlistair HeatherProperty agent