Captivating country residence with open countryside views.
Encapsulated by open farm land, Elsworth Lodge has the benefit of stunning panoramic countryside views, creating a complete sense of seclusion and privacy. Built in 1954 by the current family the property extends to a generous 4576 sq ft with further opportunity to enhance the property with additional extensions, all subject to acquiring the relevant planning permissions.
The property is approached by its private sweeping in and out driveway which cuts through the formal front gardens to the courtyard parking area. The internal accommodation of Elsworth Lodge is set over two floors under pitch tiled roofs. The front door leads you in to the vaulted entrance hall that leads off to all ground floor accommodation. The elegant, dual aspect drawing room offers a generous living space which is centered around the open fire place that is encased by bespoke cabinetry. Double doors lead from the drawing room directly in to the formal dining room with French doors leading to the rear garden. The family room sits to the front of the home and has also been utilized as the study as it benefits from open views over the front gardens. The breakfast room is located alongside the kitchen which is open to the utility room and separate pantry. The kitchen comprises of an array of wall and floor units, granite work tops, integrated sink with mixer tap and space for a double width oven. A rear porch leads you on to the spacious sitting room with open views to the front and rear of the home which creates a relaxing atmosphere for the family to enjoy. The ground floor accommodation is completed by two separate cloakrooms at either end of the property.
The ornate staircase leads to the first floor and its gallied landing that is awash with natural light. Upon the first you will find seven bedrooms of which six of the bedrooms are double bedrooms. The main bedroom has the benefit of its own dressing room, store area and en suite bathroom. The more than generous guest suite benefits from built in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. A family bathroom serves the remaining bedrooms which comprises of a walk in shower, low level WC and wash basin. The first floor accommodation is completed by the sizable airing cupboard.
The fantastic gardens and grounds are a real feature of Elsworth Lodge. The grounds extend to just over 12 acres in total comprising of formal gardens and enclosed paddocks. The front gardens are encircled by the private in and out drive and our laid to lawn with an array of planted mature trees and hedged boundary to the front of the property. The driveway offers generous amounts of parking space as well as a double garage with store areas and plant room for the swimming pool, the garage would require a level of repair and modernization. The outdoor swimming pool which in need of refurbishment is privately located in its own enclosed courtyard area. The formal rear gardens to the rear of the home are again awash with a number of mature trees as well as well maintained herbaceous borders, laid to lawn the gardens are headed by a large paved patio area. Within the gardens there is an enclosed lawn area which used to house the tennis court which could easily be resurrected if you wished. The separate paddocks are currently left as meadow but would perfectly suit horses if there is desire to add equestrian facilities to the property.
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Elsworth Lodge exudes country living which struck me the moment I entered the driveway. The privacy and open countryside views blew me away, creating a perfect environment to a raise a family for many years.Ben SmithProperty agent