Stylish and beautifully presented Grade II listed house on the edge of a sought-after village.
Believed to date from 1660 and originally three cottages, Fermoys is a wonderful detached Grade II listed cottage situated in an ideal location in the hamlet of Splaynes Green, on the outskirts of the popular village of Fletching. Modernised by a previous owner in 1994, during our clients' ownership the house has been further enhanced and refurbished to the highest of standards, the result being a superb country home that retains its period character whist being both stylish and comfortable.
Points of particular note include a luxury cinema room converted from the garage in 2020, the beautifully appointed handmade kitchen and adjoining utility room, refitted in 2021, and good ceiling heights for a property of its age.
There are three good-sized reception rooms: the custom-made solid oak front door opens directly the dining room which has an electric wood burner, engineered oak floor and a staircase rising to the first floor. The triple aspect sitting room is a spacious yet cosy room, with range of cupboards and bookshelving and a handsome brick fireplace with inset wood burner as its focal point.
Adjoining the sitting room is the superb cinema room, converted in 2020 from the double garage and fitted with state of the art equipment including an impressive 120-inch screen, Sony projector and an integrated audio system. Additional luxury features include stunning starlight ceiling panels and accent LED lighting; a full specification is available on request from the agent.
The kitchen and adjoining utility room have been recently refitted with a range of handmade cabinetry by Middleton Bespoke of Cowfold, complemented by marble-veined quartz worktops, a three-oven electric Aga, deep larder cupboard with cold shelf, integrated appliances and a Villeroy & Boch ceramic sink and Quooker tap supplying both boiling and sparkling water. A cloakroom with WC completes the ground floor.
There are four bedrooms on the first floor, bedrooms one and two with timbered vaulted ceilings and bedroom two featuring exposed wattle and daub' panels. Bedroom one has a brick fireplace with wood burner, and a large en suite bathroom with Chadder & Co suite including a roll top bath and marble-topped basin on a brushed chrome washstand; the remaining bedrooms are served by a fully-tiled shower room with large walk-in shower.
Gardens and grounds
Fermoys is accessed via a gated gravelled driveway, which offers ample parking space for a number of cars. A brick path leads to the front door and onto the rear of the house, where there is an original well (refurbished in 2015) and two useful outhouses with power connected: one used as a pantry and separate store, the other (the former smoke house) as a log store.
The garden is mature, well-stocked with flower and shrub beds, and is beautifully tended, mainly arranged over two tiers and with some lovely countryside views to the east over the neighbouring organic dairy farm. The lower lawn is bordered by a low hedgerow and mature trees and has a pretty part-open brick and timber barn with power and light, an enclosed storage area and an adjacent terrace, perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Step rise to the upper garden, where there is a greenhouse and a large detached timber home office, well-fitted with a range of Neville Johnson furniture and ideal for home-working; adjacent to the office is a private decked terrace with hot tub. The southern section of the garden opens out to a delightful expanse of open lawn, dotted with both mature trees and young fruit trees, with a productive fenced kitchen garden and a small pond.
In all, about 0.72 of an acre.
The sofas in the cinema room are available by separate negotiation.
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An absolutely gorgeous cottage with contemporary finish and traditional feel. The cinema room is incredible and the gardens beautiful.Hannah RichesProperty agent