A truly charming period 5 bedroom detached residence set within its own extensive grounds enjoying approximately 7.79 acres of land including paddocks, orchards, tennis courts.
Waxway House, a fine period residence, believed to have been built for the Northcott Family in the 1920's as a gentleman's residence, sits within its own extensive grounds and beautiful gardens against a picturesque countryside backdrop.
An exceptional example of its time, the front elevation of the property offers splendid symmetry either side of its pillared entrance into the reception hall which leads to all principal ground floor rooms and a period staircase rising to the first floor.
The formal sitting room with ornate marble fireplace hosting a wood burner, enjoys exquisite views over the gardens from the bay window. The open plan kitchen/dining/family room have been recently redesigned, whereby modern design and classic period features marry together to create a wonderful open plan family space with further views of the gardens which can be taken in from the bay window seat.
A beautifully crafted kitchen enjoys clean crisp white units and quartz worktops integrated with stripped wooden cabinets and double oven built into the original inglenook fireplace with mantle over. Further ground floor rooms include a snug, study, beautiful sun room with vaulted ceiling and full height windows, utility room and a useful cold store.
From the first floor landing French doors lead out onto the balcony a superb spot to enjoy the peaceful countryside surroundings from this elevated position. There are three double bedrooms on the first floor with the principal bedroom enjoying a large ensuite bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and double basin. A further bathroom services the remainder of the bedrooms and the two further attic bedrooms on the second floor.
Gardens and Grounds
Waxway House enjoys extensive gardens and grounds that are beautifully maintained throughout the year. Well stocked with a variety of seasonal shrubs and mature trees, the gardens offer a country park feel accessed via traditional country house steps leading to the croquet lawns. Further steps take you down to the tennis courts and additional lawned gardens. Surrounded by box hedging is the kitchen garden complete with fruits cages, traditional brick pathway running through the centre and a large nearby greenhouse. At the far end is one of the two paddocks.
To the side of Waxway House, beyond the sun room, ornate pergola and patio terrace a gravelled pathway leads to the nearby orchards a five bar gate at the bottom gives access to a further paddock and a pathway continues into the secluded woodlands stocked with a variety of wild plants and shrubs and a haven for wildlife. The pathway further leads back into the principal gardens. To the front of the property is a five bar gated entrance which leads into a gravelled driveway, there is a stable block and garaging and ample parking for multiple vehicles.
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I love this traditional style 1920's gentleman's residence, with steps to the croquet lawns and the pillared entrance with balcony above. A truly special property set amongst a backdrop of rolling countryside.Chris CliffordProperty agent