A conversion of a historic building in the centre of Standlake. Completely refurbished to modern standards and benefitting from a 10 year building warranty.
Luxurious new home within a historic building with lots of character and a 10 year building warranty. The Old Bell has many qualities, beyond the obvious high-quality materials, finish, fixtures and fittings. Every room has generous proportions and there is an abundance of natural light.
The accommodation is set over two floors linked by a bespoke oak staircase in a double-height space with a statement chandelier above.
The ground floor, which is underfloor heated throughout, has a perfect blend of more traditional rooms and more modern open-plan spaces. There are two sitting rooms, one packed full of period features with exposed wooden beams and an original fireplace, whilst the other is a more open and bright living room, centered around a wood-burning stove.
The kitchen and dining room sits at the back of the house enjoying views and light from the garden. The hand-painted kitchen has been thoughtfully designed and set out to create a symmetrical and minimalist look, whilst providing plenty of storage and worktop space. It is finished with a Nile Carrara Quartz worktop and equipped with Siemens ovens, and a Bora hob. Off the kitchen is a large pantry, with a sink, larder cupboard, and plenty of worktop space making it an ideal food preparation area. There is also space for an overflow fridge or freezer, and a wine cooler.
Making up the rest of the ground floor is a utility room and plant room, cloakroom, W/C, and a study.
The first floor comprises five bedrooms served by three uniquely styled bathrooms. The principal bedroom is very impressive. It has vaulted ceilings and large Crittal style windows and doors opening to the Juliet balcony. It also benefits from an en-suite bathroom as well as a walk-in dressing room with hanging space and built-in draws illuminated by automatic lighting.
Every bathroom has a walk-in shower with rain shower and hand-held heads, whilst the family bathroom and en suite have stand-alone baths. Each room has an individual style, finished with a range of Porcelanosa floor and wall tiles that offer texture and interest to the rooms alongside complementary towel radiators. The sanitaryware is mostly white stone, from Lusso a luxury brand.
The rear gardens, which face south-east, are enclosed by a Cotswold stone wall and an elegant weaved willow fence to create a private and visually interesting space. Beside the house is a large patio illuminated by feature outdoor lighting, ideal for entertaining. The beautiful limestone tiles that make up the patio are an extension of the same floor used throughout the house, extending through the Crittal style doors into the garden, creating a cohesive indoor-outdoor space. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn.
At the front of the house, there is a generous driveway for at least two cars, with a well-planted border that includes some mature trees to give privacy. There is further parking at the rear inside the detached double garage.
A thorough conversion of an attractive and historic building. The Old Bell has been extensively refurbished and extended to create a home with the energy efficiency and quality of space of a modern house with an abundance of characterful features.Sam LambProperty agent