A beautifully situated house with a striking interior and set in a particularly desirable village.
Rookery House is a fine period detached house in an elevated position in the heart of the sought after village of Chedworth. The house is positioned so as to extract full benefit from both the stunning views from the front of the house and also the south west facing rear garden which captures the sunshine for most of the day. Situated at the end of a no-through lane, the house is discrete with a wide gateway to a substantial mellow block paved driveway providing ample parking for numerous vehicles in front of the detached double garage with twin up and over powered doors and an internal staircase to a boarded 1st floor. In addition to the new garage is the original garage, currently used as a log and garden machinery store.
The garden is a major feature of the property and has been meticulously maintained with wide sweeping lawns, vegetable patches, fruit trees, former stone privy and a chicken run with a summer house. There are also colourful flower and herbaceous borders Adjacent to the rear and side of the house are sunny paved terraces, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining. The lawn slopes up to a more level area where there is a further sitting out area and which takes full advantage of the wonderful view across the valley.
Internally the house has been considerably enlarged and re-modelled by the current owners. At the same time appointments have been replaced and oak doors and furniture added. There is now a striking interior which combines contemporary living with the traditional. The configuration of rooms also makes the house perfect for entertaining. The ground floor is arranged to provide a wonderful, open plan living space which includes the kitchen, dining area and sitting room. The additional space is oak framed with a vaulted ceiling and is naturally light and airy. Each area is on a different level and both reception rooms have limestone floors as well as full width, glazed doors which open out onto the terrace. Adjoining is the cosy winter sitting room with Clearview wood burning stove and a glorious aspect over the valley. There is a porch from the parking area with cloakroom off which opens into the kitchen with Aga, utility area and deep coats cupboard. Also, on the ground floor is a study and a guest bedroom with shower room. An open tread staircase leads upto the first floor where there are four bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. The main bedroom is triple aspect and has an en suite shower room.
Approached from either the ground floor or via the original front door is a potential self contained annexe at a lower ground floor level The rooms presently comprise a sitting room/office with valley views, inglenook fireplace with Clearview wood burning stove, gym area and shower room.
The oil fired heating is complemented by partial underfloor heating and double glazed windows.
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I am so impressed with the amazing interior which combines contemporary with traditional. The views are rather special too.Anthony Coaker