This most individual home is set in a wonderfully discreet location and set in beautiful large grounds with a dedicated office space, perfect for home working.
Set at the end of a private lane shared with just four other family homes and tucked well away from the road, Herongates is approached via a secure gated entrance leading to a driveway with parking for numerous cars. This substantial home was built in circa 1956 and has been extensively extended during the course of the current owners 35 year ownership. Without doubt, the beautiful gardens have been both a passion and labour of love and they have been cleverly landscaped to include a series of outdoor rooms' providing year round interest, colour and form. To one end of the garden, a semi-circular neatly clipped box hedge leads through to a Parterre garden with further raised beds, a row of the three greenhouses and a potting shed equipped with power and light. Curved, sweeping lawns are bordered by magnificent herbaceous borders with Clematis clad pagodas and a Japanese style gazebo featuring intricate fretwork panels, two of which carry the heron design synonymous with the name of the property. Adopting the Japanese principal of borrowed landscape, Vistas through the boundary hedges draw the eye across the adjacent paddocks with views to the distant hillsides and the Welsh coast beyond. The garden is interspersed with an array of wonderful specimen trees and shrubs and the house is perfectly orientated to capture the afternoon and evening sunshine with generous entertaining terraces that include a deep crescent shaped fish pond set beneath a decorative stone veranda. Without doubt a truly delightful garden!
The house is entered via a glazed enclosed porch to the inner hallway with a useful ground floor cloakroom. An oak fitted kitchen features a Miele six ring ceramic hob with twin Neff ovens and a Miele dishwasher. A glazed door leads through to the adjacent utility room with access to a pantry cupboard also housing a water softener. There is space for a fridge/freezer and the prerequisite plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer with a doorway into one of the three adjacent garages. There are two good size reception rooms, a drawing room with doors opening to the terrace and from the dining room, sliding doors lead through to the good size conservatory. A small study is set off the dining room.
The home offers a good deal of flexibility and is currently arranged as four bedrooms, three of which are en suite in addition to a smartly appointed family bathroom. Set off the second bedroom and with its own staircase access leading to the side of the property is a particularly useful home office which benefits from its own WC. This would make a fine fifth bedroom or perhaps independent accommodation for a teenager.
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I love the flexibility of this country home and as a keen gardener, I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of these special gardens with the owners who have taken such pride and pleasure in planting their beautiful grounds over the last forty years.David WildProperty agent