A fabulous country house overlooking its own private lake and surrounded by wonderful gardens and paddocks
Daisy Lake is a wonderful imposing property which was built in 1968 to replicate a Georgian country house. Set in lovely grounds extending to just over 8.5 acres, the house was built to appreciate the glorious surroundings and was designed to afford maximum benefit of not only the beautiful gardens and grounds but to allow in plenty of natural light. The house offers all of this with decorative cornicing and wonderful room proportions whilst in its beautiful setting and grounds.
A fine classic Georgian portico with Balustrade, covers the front door which opens into the grand entrance hall with the decorative staircase, plenty of natural light and a chequered tiled floor with a chess board. Double doors lead into the triple aspect drawing room, with a Chesney woodburning stove and a decorative surround with a marble hearth. Views look towards the lake and gardens. The formal dining room offers views over the front of the house and has a working open fireplace.
The kitchen breakfast room offers a fantastic space with double doors leading outside onto the terrace, with a home office space. The kitchen was designed by Kenton Jones in 2005 and has a vast range of units and drawers with granite worktops, integrated microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is a central island with power points, a boiling water tap and an electric 4 oven AGA.
The morning room may be accessed via the entrance hall and the kitchen and has doors out onto the terrace which attracts the morning sun. This room could ideally serve as a play room or family room. The utility room & laundry has space for a washing machine and dryer with doors leading outside to the terrace. The triple garage may be accessed via a fire door from the utility room.
The decorative staircase glides up to the first floor and a minstrel galleried landing which offers a space for a home office or potentially a fifth bedroom. The principal bedroom has views over the lake, with a separate dressing room and an en suite shower with twin vanity sink. There are a further 3 double bedrooms, all with lovely views and built in wardrobes and a separate family bathroom with a bath and separate shower.
The gardens and grounds of Daisy Lake are beautifully kept and well maintained. To the front of the house is a terraced parterre garden which leads away from the front door onto the driveway, which provides a wonderful theatre upon arrival.
Some of the land has been fenced into paddocks which would be suitable for horses or livestock to graze. This land may be accessed from the front of the house or from the side. There is planning permission in place for two stables, a hay store and tack room, (planning reference 13/00855/FUL).
The walled garden is a real feature, with fabulous Venable oak double doors either end. A Virginia creeper flanks one of the walls and there is a brick potting shed. A quaint door leads onto the formal gardens to the rear of the house which has a terrace running the full length which attracts the morning sun. Laurel hedging and mature trees including a Weeping Beech, Horse Chestnut, Sycamore, Oak, Holly, Silver Birch, Bluebells, Snowdrops and an Acer decorate the grounds.
The lake, stretching to about 1.34 acres, compliments the grounds beautifully and is stocked with coarse fish. There are various seating points around part of the lake and fishing points. There is a quaint, brick boat house which has been recently restored, with its own boat which is included in the sale. Beyond the lake is a conservation area which has purposefully been left as a wildlife haven which attracts nesting Buzzards and is flanked with bull rushes.
There are three paddocks either side of the entrance, one which has a brick building which was the original piggeries and has planning permission to alter and extend. This could serve as stabling or as a home office. The other paddock has the Hemp Brook flowing on the boundary and would be a suitable paddock for a pony. The triple garage is a fabulous space and houses a brick lined inspection pit with lighting. The garage also houses the boiler and has storage space which extends into the loft.
Rhododendrons add vibrant colour, during the summer months whilst an orchard planted with fruit trees including plum, pear and apple trees produce a productive crop of fruit.
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I love the sheer elegance of this breath taking homeTony Morris-Eyton