Impressive Georgian home beautifully positioned in a prime location with grand proportions throughout and enjoying 11 acres of grounds including the formal Victorian walled garden.
Believed to have been built around 1850 with late Georgian, early Victorian architecture, Heathlands is an incredibly impressive home with fine proportions and features throughout. The inviting entrance hall sets the tone immediately and leads beautifully through the house to the rear garden. To the right, and of particular note, is the wonderful drawing room with a stunning bay window overlooking the gardens, feature open fire and French doors leading out on to the veranda.
Adjacent, is the equally grand dining room, again benefitting from a delightful bay window, wood-burning stove and access onto the veranda. The kitchen/breakfast room is clearly the heart of the home and is perfect for socialising or family life, with ample space for a dining table. The recently new, bespoke kitchen is finished in a modern shaker style with granite worktops and an electric Aga. Adjacent is a useful pantry with a walkway leading to a study, utility room with plumbing for white goods and boot room. Further accommodation to the main house is a double aspect sitting room with wood-burning stove which is currently used as a further study, a spacious double aspect games room, WC and cellar.
A hallway off the kitchen leads to the West wing where there is some flexibility. Currently, it is arranged to include a utility area, study and music room with stairs leading to the first floor where there are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. It has a separate entrance and with little work and subject to necessary planning consents this could be converted into an separate annexe, perfect for multi-generational living or creating an income. The grand, sweeping staircase leads to the first floor where you are greeted with a perfectly positioned sash window with views over the Victorian walled garden. On the first floor the principal bedroom is of particular note with a superb bay window and generous en suite bathroom. Further accommodation on the first floor of the main house is four double bedrooms (one en suite), a dressing room, exquisite
family bathroom, WC and ironing room.
Outside, the grounds are immaculate and clearly a labour of love. Formerly a market garden, growing flowers for Covent Garden market, the Victorian walled garden is simply superb. There is an array of ornamental trees, shrubs, box hedging, pond, water feature, beautiful greenhouse and a perfectly placed seating area under a pergola perfect for alfresco dining. The east facing lawns, including the croquet lawn, are easily accessible from the house, with a terrace directly outside the veranda. The garden meanders through the grounds where there is an array of specimen trees, an orchard and a magical, extremely private area with a wealth of rhododendron, camellias and hydrangeas. In all, there are about 11 acres including the gardens. There are four well segregated paddocks and numerous pieces of woodland. Outbuildings include a stable block with tack room, single standalone stable, detached tractor shed with store and gym area and double garage. All outbuildings benefit from power and lighting.
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Heathlands is an outstanding house, as soon as I walked in I was taken with the grand proportions, it doesn't disappoint outside either!Tom Bedford