Beautiful Grade II listed six bedroom family home, together with detached annexe, with gardens and cobnut platt.
Durrants House is a handsome Grade II listed house, understood to date from the 16th century or earlier, with later 18th century or early 19th century façade. This substantial six bedroom family home together with its excellent detached single storey annexe are set well back from the road, in lovely lawned gardens with a cobnut orchard, in all totalling over 3 acres.
The delightful house retains a wealth of characterful features, including an abundance of exposed timbers and beams, multi paned sash windows and period fireplaces. The current owners have made a significant number of improvements including the installation of a stylish contemporary kitchen, bath and shower rooms, together with quality oak joinery and the addition of a Herz biomass wood pellet boiler, serving both the house and annexe, and registered as part of the government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
The ground floor has four reception rooms including a sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, a dining/family room with Chesney wood burning stove and French doors to a south westerly facing terrace, a flexible playroom and a pretty study with display recesses. A study area links the sitting room and dining/family room.
The kitchen/breakfast room by LEICHT Kuchen AG has Corian worksurfaces and includes a Mercury range cooker, Quooker tap, an integral fridge and dishwasher. Situated off the kitchen is a utility room providing further storage and a walk in larder/store cupboard.
Two staircases lead to the first floor where there are four attractive bedrooms, a family bathroom and a separate shower room. The main bedroom enjoys a dual aspect and has fitted cupboards, one of the other bedrooms benefits from a dressing area. A steep staircase leads to the attic floor where there attic bedrooms five and six complete the internal accommodation.
Durrants House is approached over a gravel drive edged on either side by expansive lawns with a superb American oak tree and indigenous mixed hedging to the perimeter. There is a thatched double garage, electric car charging point and a boiler store houses the Herz boiler and wood pellets.
The annexe, within the curtilage of the Grade II listed house, is located a short distance from the house, overlooking the gravel and kitchen/ cutting gardens. Internally it comprises a light vaulted open plan space with fitted kitchen/breakfast area to one end and sitting area with wood stove to the other. There is a main bedroom, dressing room (possible bedroom two) and a modern shower room.
The gardens stretch away to the south west with lawns, wild flower areas, various fruit trees include mulberry, cherry and apple and other specimen trees, continuing through to a cobnut platt, with mown pathways. There is a polytunnel, greenhouse, old stables, store and kennels.
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I love the proportions of the handsome family home, it has so many period features, but has been refurbished with modern elementsDuncan PetrieProperty agent