Handsome Victorian village house with spacious contemporary wing and mature, private gardens.
Mulberry Hall is a very special and handsome detached village house, tucked away yet central with a long gravel drive, a wonderful symmetrical façade with double height partially curved bay windows and an impressive central pedimented entrance porch. Of rendered elevations beneath a slate roof, the original front section of the property is understood to date from the 1870s and the former associated outbuildings were originally a stable and hay barn. These extensive works commenced in 2012 and included re-wiring, re-plumbing, replastering, upgrading many of the windows, installing a new central heating system (with two new boilers) and the provision of underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathrooms.
Period features have been retained or recreated where possible including cornicing, ceiling roses and deep skirtings. The accommodation extends to just over 5,000 sq ft over two floors (plus cellars) and offers considerable versatility as there are separate staircases to each of the upper floors. Approaching from the front, two fine receptions rooms flank the entrance hall each with marble fireplaces and bay windows and there is a dining room to the rear and a study which benefits from the morning sun. In addition, there is a cloakroom, access to the cellars and stairs to the first of the upper floors.
Here there is a principal bedroom suite with an en suite bathroom with oval bath, shower and twin wash basins and a dressing room. There are also two further double bedrooms and family bathroom. Beyond the hall is a side hall with part glazed door to the parking area and the vaulted kitchen/dining room which is well fitted with a range of floor and wall units including deep drawers, a central breakfast bar, induction hob, oven, oven/microwave, warming drawer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Beyond is the dining area with access to the side garden and steps down to the spacious sitting/family room beyond with fitted storage and bi-fold doors to the terrace and garden. The lower hall then leads to a second cloakroom, utility/boot room with plumbing for washing machine and space for a tumble dryer andaccess to the rear garden and an office/gym also has French doors to the garden. From here, the second staircase leads to two further bedrooms, one with a dressing room and shower and the other with a Juliette balcony and adjacent shower room with corner shower.
The house sits in the middle of its gardens and grounds. The private front lawn with adjoining gravel drive is bordered by mature hedging, the gated side garden provides a delightful seating and dining area beside the kitchen and pleached trees divide this area from the rear gardens which have been landscaped and incorporate a pergola, a variety of fruit trees, terrace, lawn and a shed on a concrete plinth. In all 0.96 acres.
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This is a stunning family home which the vendors have beautifully restored and upgraded during their tenure. I especially love its central yet hidden away location and the garden views from the kitchen. What a special house which is well worth a visit.Lucy BanksProperty agent