Immaculate Victorian Country House with tennis court, annexe, stables and about 5.56 acres.
Glencove House is a beautifully presented country house, with symmetrical rendered elevations under a tiled roof. The property is believed to have been built by a tea merchant in the late 1890s/ early 1900s, and named Glen Cove, after the New York Bay he imported from. The property has been the subject of significant renovation and extension, creating a stunning contemporary family home which includes a 52' air-conditioned kitchen/dining/family room; the accommodation throughout is comfortable yet spacious, ideal for both entertaining and for day to day family life.
Internally, the property has been beautifully decorated and is exceptionally well presented; features include high ceilings with coving and elegant sash windows, some fitted with internal shutters.
The dual aspect drawing room is a wonderful space for formal entertaining, and has a beautiful stone fireplace set with a woodburner and a pretty outlook over the front garden. Across the hall is a study.
Situated beyond the drawing room is the superb open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, a wonderful, triple aspect room spanning the entire rear elevation, with far-reaching views across the property's own grounds and the surrounding countryside. This is an ideal space for day to day use, and is served by a utility room/boot room and a boiler room.
The kitchen is superbly fitted with an excellent range of Schroder units complemented by oak and Caesarstone surfaces; integrated appliances include a propane gas-fired hob and twin Neff ovens. Two solar-reflective roof lights ensure natural light; double doors open to the balcony which has space for table and chairs, and steps leading down to the garden.
The lower ground floor offers a versatile suite of rooms currently configured as a large games/playroom, a guest bedroom, a cloakroom, and an air-conditioned wine cellar, which is fully soundproofed and suitable for use as a recording studio.
From the entrance hall, the impressive split staircase rises to the first floor and its galleried landing which has access to the roof terrace.
The principal bedroom is triple aspect, and has a luxury en suite bathroom with a contemporary roll top bath and walk in shower. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. On the second floor are two further bedrooms, separated by a galleried landing which creates a cosy children's library, and served by a shower room.
Outbuildings, gardens and grounds
Glencove House is set back from Station Road behind a rendered wall, which opens to the gravelled driveway and parking area ahead of the annexe and house. The annexe briefly comprises open plan living room/kitchen, bedroom, shower room; it has its own private garden with a deck and an adjoining gym/laundry room.
The front garden is mainly laid to lawn, with well-stocked borders close to the house. The rear garden is fully enclosed. A huge paved terrace spans the rear elevation, with steps up the side terrace, which has space for table and chairs. The lawn stretches gently away from the house, and is the open orchard which is planted with a variety of established fruit trees.
To the north of the house and formal gardens is a children's play area, complete with play equipment, tree house and wooden fort. Beyond is the all-weather tennis court, added in March 2022, and an open barn with power connected, creating an excellent space for entertaining al fresco.
There are two paddocks, which have their own access direct from Station Road, and one has water connected. There is a recently refurbished timber stable block with power and water, comprising two stables and a tack room set in an enclosed yard with direct access to the paddocks.
In all, about 5.56 acres.
There is a public footpath crossing the smaller, most northern paddock, accessed from Station Road.
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This is a fantastic house for entertaining, and it really works as a family house too. I love the view from the open plan kitchen.Hannah Riches