A charming period family home in the heart of the sought-after Chalke Valley.
Believed to date from the late 1700's with later additions, Sunnybank is a stylish family home, constructed predominantly of brick under a slate roof. The current owner has taken great care to renovate and extend the house to a high standard, retaining many attractive period features, whilst seamlessly combining the more recent additions to the house, which benefit from the south-facing aspect, overlooking the pretty garden and countryside views.
A wide, bright entrance hall, with oak flooring, offers access to the triple aspect drawing room. This spacious room benefits from a vaulted ceiling, French doors onto the terrace and a wood-burning stove sitting on a slate hearth. The hall also extends, via wide oak steps, into a light-filled garden room, with bi-fold doors on to the terrace.
A cosy sitting room, with an original Victorian fireplace and oak floor leads, via a front hall with original Victorian terracotta floor tiles, into a dining room with quarry tiled floor and a large stone inglenook.
The triple-aspect kitchen has deep window sills and overlooks the garden. The bespoke handmade ash cabinetry is by Trevor Toms of Shaftesbury and has a combination of black granite and Oroko wood work surfaces. In addition to a Belfast sink, integrated appliances include a dishwasher, fridge and a Lacanche Classic Macon range cooker. The kitchen and adjoining garden room benefit from underfloor heating.
A utility room, with fitted cupboards, sink and space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer, completes the ground floor.
Upstairs are three double bedrooms and one single bedroom, all with fitted wardrobes. There is a well-appointed family bathroom, with bespoke fitted storage and a similarly well-appointed family shower room, both with underfloor heating.
From the quiet village road, the house is approached via an attractive granite paved driveway, with parking for at least two cars.
Behind the house is a split-level limestone terrace, a woodstore and a brick and timber outbuilding with a slate roof. This has potential to be converted into a home office/studio (subject to the relevant consents).
The garden is beautifully maintained, south-facing and private, benefitting from a number of deep borders planted with magnolia, clematis, roses, hellebores, peonies and numerous spring bulbs. Views from the back of the house and garden extend to the magnificent Marleycombe Hill and there are a number of areas to sit and enjoy the sun at different times of the day. There is a vegetable garden with raised beds, a garden shed and a tree house.
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I love the style of this cottage and the Chalke Valley is the most wonderful place to live.Paul CadgeProperty agent