Substantial family home in elevated position with character and charm. Lovely Inglenook fireplaces and contemporary garden room with bi-fold doors offers the best of both worlds!
A beautiful detached stone Grade II listed property located in an elevated position, within the picturesque village of Shutford. The house offers charming, spacious accommodation for a family or those looking for a second home as it would make an easy lock up and leave.
The house originates from the 17th century originally built as two properties which have been converted into one over the years, hence the kitchen cellar and the separate wine cellar. The current owners have sympathetically renovated the property over the last 17 years, maintaining many of the original features including stone mullion windows, sash windows, exposed beams, open fireplaces and flagstone floors and elm wood floor boards. They extended the house in 2010 with the addition of a garden room with bifold doors leading out onto the terrace offering a lovely contrast between the old and new features of the house.
The garden room has an external green roof with roof lantern, and is wonderfully light. It also benefits from under floor heating with oak engineered floor boards. The sitting room has a window with working shutters, overlooking the front garden with elm floor boards, open fire place and is partly panelled, offering a cosy alternative to the garden room for entertaining. This leads through to the dining room with large inglenook fireplace, flagstone flooring and access to the garden room and wine cellar. It is dual aspect with exposed beams, a really good space for entertaining. The kitchen has space for a family sized dining table, with a range of built in storage cupboards, Belfast sink, Aga and electric hob and space for fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The utility room has been modernised with a range of useful cupboards, Belfast sink, boiler, and space for washing machine and tumble dryer.
Stairs to the first floor from the dining room and garden room lead to a spacious landing with windows overlooking the front garden. The master bedroom has good ceiling height with built in cupboards and en suite shower room and access to the rear staircase. There are double aspect views overlooking village rooftops and the rear garden. The guest bedroom is a good sized double with feature fireplace and also double aspect sash windows to front and back. The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, sink and wc.
On the second floor are two further double bedrooms, one of which is being used as a study. Both benefit from far reaching views looking across the village and countryside beyond. If you walk through bedroom three this gives access to the gym. This is fully boarded with a window in the end. It could be used as a fifth bedroom, hobby room or office.
There is a detached stone barn, once used as a garage which has lapsed planning to be converted into an annex, with the potential to be used by a dependant relative or provide an additional income stream, subject to planning. It is currently being used as a home office and storage facility. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn enclosed by a high stone wall allowing privacy, and there is a wonderful vegetable garden with raised vegetable beds, greenhouse and shed. There is a paved terrace immediately adjacent to the garden room allowing easy free flow between the living and garden areas.
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A super village home offering great value for money at £287 per square ft excluding outbuildings!! One not to be missed!Sophie Gannon