An impressive and substantial south facing village home, with delightful enclosed gardens.
Wheel House is a charming south facing barn conversion, formerly part of the surrounding Althrop Estate, with wonderfully spacious and light accommodation over two floors and occupying a quiet edge of village setting.
Forming part of a small exclusive collection of barns, Wheel House is believed to date back to circa 1800, and retains delightful period detail alongside more modern living features. An entrance hall, with useful large utility adjoining, leads through to the particularly impressive kitchen/breakfast room. This open plan area is complete with central island with wine cooler, a 4 oven Aga and French doors directly out to the gardens and outside dining area. Off the kitchen is the formal dining room with a truly unique dining table, formed from a cast-iron spur wheel with glass top, centrally positioned within the striking pentagonal room with vaulted ceilings. Other lovely rooms include the ground floor sitting room with vaulted ceilings, wood burner and full height windows giving a fine view of the garden and the fantastic main sitting room on the first floor, measuring 29'7 x 217' , with wood burner and views over countryside.
The property has a total of five bedrooms, with a particularly impressive master bedroom with en-suite bath/shower room, dressing room and potential mezzanine level. A principal guest bedroom with en-suite shower room is at one end of the house to allow privacy, with a further en-suite bedroom at the other end, alongside two bedrooms with storage.
With 4,300 square feet of living space the house the property has flexible accommodation
Wheel House is approached over a gravelled drive to a parking and turning area between the property and double garage.
The delightful gardens are entirely to the south of the barn, fully enclosed with attractive brick and flint walls, with further height given by established pleached limes. The area has been thoughtfully landscaped to give points of interest, including pergola trained with wisteria, banks of lady's mantle and lavender, a principal terrace perfect for outside dining, and a second large terrace, willow weave framing, and gravelled area. The garden as a whole is sheltered but ideally positioned to make the most of sunlight.
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A fantastic barn, in a quiet position on the edge of the village, a short drive to Burnham Market and the coast.Ben Rivett