An attractive family house, set centrally in pretty gardens of about half an acre which include a heated swimming pool.
Believed to date from the 1620s, the original cottage was traditional wattle and daub and has been sympathetically added to and improved by the current owners. The whole of the original cottage has been dry-lined and French drains installed. The more recent part of the house is constructed of brick elevations under a clay tiled roof. Curved stone and brick steps lead to the front door, over which is a timber-framed porch, with a clay tiled roof.
The spacious entrance hall, revealing a galleried landing above, has French doors out on to the rear terrace and garden beyond. A cosy drawing room has a large inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove and dual-aspect views over the garden. The adjacent dining room, again dual-aspect, has a gas fire with wooden fire surround. The kitchen/breakfast room, with views over both the front and rear gardens, has a quarry tiled floor, an oil fired Rayburn, separate electric oven with gas hob and granite worktops. The adjacent utility room, with quarry tiled floor, offers a door to the garden, a range of units, a sink and plumbing for a washing machine. Completing the ground floor is a light-filled sitting room, with fireplace and French doors onto the garden, and a cloakroom.
Upstairs, from the galleried landing, there is a dual-aspect principal bedroom, with an en suite shower room and garden views. There are four further bedrooms and a family bathroom, whilst a further room would make a great study area connected to a bedroom.
The house sits just beyond the village green and pond, up a gravel driveway with parking for several cars. It is positioned centrally in its very charming and spacious landscaped gardens. The rear garden was once an orchard and there are several ancient apple trees, some draped in climbing roses. A terrace runs the width of the rear elevation, with raised flower and herb beds and steps up on to the lawns behind. To one side are raised vegetable beds.
The heated swimming pool is enclosed behind a picket fence and copious planting. The sweeping lawns of the large front garden have mature beech, silver birch and horse chestnut trees along the boundary and well-established hedging. Deep herbaceous borders are filled with roses, lilac, tulips, peonies, hellebores and lilies.
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I love the welcoming space this house offers, with some great reception rooms and lovely views across the gardens from all rooms.James McKillop