Hawthornes is an attractive, detached largely Victorian house the current owners have undertaken an extensive programme of renovation, extension and improvements
With origins dating back to 1888, Hawthornes is an attractive, detached largely Victorian house, constructed of red brick, under a clay tiled roof. The current owners have undertaken an extensive programme of renovation, extension and improvement (including re-wiring and re-plumbing) during their years at the property, resulting in an extremely comfortable family home with eminently flexible accommodation.
The entrance hall leads into the dining hall, with parquet floor and fireplace (not in use). The large, bespoke kitchen/breakfast room, designed by Jones of Salisbury, has an AGA, granite worktops, an island and built-in dresser with maple worktops, integrated appliances, limestone flooring and views over the gardens from French doors out onto the terrace. A rear hall, with stairs to the first floor, leads out onto a useful, covered outside boot area. The family room, previously a playroom, has French doors to the terrace and leads through to the dual-aspect drawing room. This light-filled room has a fireplace, with stone surround, wooden floors and, again, wide French doors onto the garden. In the new extension, the triple-aspect sitting room has the benefit of a woodburning stove and doors onto the garden. It is separated from the family dining room and kitchenette by glass bi-fold doors.
The triple-aspect principal bedroom suite has pretty views over the garden. It has a separate dressing room and an en suite bathroom. There are a further five double bedrooms, one with its own dressing room and adjacent shower room, and a study. Completing this floor is a family bathroom and a shower room.
The self-contained ground-floor annex has a kitchen/living room, with wide French doors onto its own private terrace, a double bedroom and a wet room.
From the lane, a gravel driveway leads to the side access of the house, to parking in front of the garages. A terrace runs the width of the west elevation of the property, with a wisteria covered arbour providing an area of shade. The gardens are a particular feature of this property. The area extends to 1.58 acres of sweeping lawns, under-planted with spring bulbs. The garden boasts a variety of mature trees, such as maple, oak and mountain ash, with various shrubs and assorted fruit trees. There is also a vegetable garden and a Hartley Botanic greenhouse.
The older part of the property is heated via a ground source heat pump (with oil booster if required) and the newer extension via an air source heat pump.
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I love the flexible space this home offers inside and out, perfect for larger families and very private.Matt Orchard