Spacious and extended five bedroom former Victorian farmhouse in sought-after village.
Avenue Farmhouse is a delightful detached house in an enviable location, tucked away yet convenient for all local amenities. Of rendered elevations beneath a slate roof, the original double fronted symmetrical early Victorian farmhouse has been sympathetically altered and extended by the vendors. The village of Elsworth retains its village character but enjoys two pubs, a community shop, a CofE primary school and pre-school rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
The accommodation flows from the central hall to an elegant triple aspect drawing room to the right with a stone fire surround and a sitting room to the left with a wood burner set in the fireplace beneath the exposed bressummer beam. Beyond the hall is a study with stripped pine storage cupboards and a part glazed door leads from the rear hall to the split level kitchen/dining room. This is an impressive space which divides into a dining area with wooden flooring and French doors to the south east facing terrace. The triple aspect kitchen area with French doors to one side incorporates an oil fired Aga, Zanussi oven, a range of painted floor and wall cupboards, drawers, granite worktops, a fitted dishwasher and stone flooring. Beyond is the large utility/boot room with garden access, additional store cupboards with wooden worktops, butler sink with mixer taps, a Thermicon oil fired boiler together with space for both a washing machine and tumble dryer. A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor there is a landing/library area with space for sitting, or indeed working, beside the sash window whilst enjoying views to the front and down the drive. To the right is the principal suite of a beautiful triple aspect bedroom with wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. There are four additional double bedrooms all enjoying garden and more distant views and a family bathroom.
The property is approached from Smith Street which leads to a private parking area for several cars and a double car port. This building ingeniously incorporates a studio annexe/Bothy incorporating a bedroom with kitchenette and shower room, ideal for guests. Here there is a vaulted ceiling, worktop area with four ring hob, fridge, electric heating, and wooden flooring. There is also an adjacent shower room with tiled shower cubicle wash basin and WC.
The gardens and grounds have been beautifully designed and created by the vendors incorporating a wonderful Silver Birch avenue framing the view to the thousand year old Church, a professionally designed winter garden, areas of lawn and box hedging, a knot garden, various pergolas, pathways, a large kitchen garden area with sheds and a greenhouse, ideal for self-sufficiency in both fruit and vegetables, with a large fruit cage area.
In all about 1.44 acres.
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This is a really super family home I loved the feel as soon as I walked in the front door and the rooms are all so much larger that I had anticipated, the vendors have carefully designed and created the stunning mature gardens which wrap around the house what a special spotLucy BanksProperty agent