Grade II listed house with character and charm, set in beautiful gardens.
Strouds is a charming Grade II listed character house, believed to date from the late 1500s, with Edwardian and post-war additions. The house occupies a corner plot in a sought after lane in the heart of Horsted Keynes, and offers versatile accommodation arranged in two distinct wings, with a stone flagged entrance hall creating a bridge between the older portion and the later addition.
Character features include a wealth of exposed beams, latched doors, a vaulted kitchen with Aga, and an impressive inglenook fireplace set with a wood burning stove in the sitting room; the Edwardian dining room has a high ceiling, French doors opening to the garden, and an elegant marble fireplace. The 1960s east wing creates a spacious triple aspect drawing room with French doors to the conservatory and a lovely carved fireplace set with a woodburning stove, and a well-fitted butler's pantry with granite surfaces.
On the first floor, the spacious principal bedroom and two further bedrooms, one accessed through the other, are situated in the west wing, served by a bathroom. Two further bedrooms and a bathroom are situated in the east wing, and together with the drawing room and pantry below could be used as self-contained accommodation. Please refer to the floorplans for a full overview of the layout of the property.
Timber gates open from Church Lane to a large gravelled drive ahead of the double garage, which has a secure heated store and an office above. The office has air conditioning, a stylish and recently installed shower room, and is designed to accommodate at least four personnel; it offers an ideal space for home working.
The beautifully landscaped gardens have been planted with acer, azalea, rhododendron, white wisteria, sycamore and apple. Close to the house, a pretty terrace with a well has a gazebo, space for table and chairs, and is hedged by yew and box topiary; the mature woodland shrubs to the northern end form a charming woodland walk.
In all, about two thirds of an acre.
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This is a great house for extended family living, and I really like the pretty gardens.Hannah RichesProperty agent