Extremely characterful four bedroom family house with stable & paddocks in a delightful rural position
The property is a former Mine Captains house was built circa 300 years ago and is a family home of great charm and character. The current owners have lived here for 25 years and have developed and maintained the property to a very high standard.
The Front porch can be accessed from the driveway across the slate patio or across the lawn from a gate in the hedge up an original cobbled pathway. The porch has a glass roof and granite slab flooring and leads directly into the open plan kitchen dining area with travertine flooring. The dining area, to the right, has exposed granite walls and a recessed log burner with a window overlooking the front garden. The Kitchen, also with a window overlooking the garden, has cream hand painted solid Oak units with marble counter tops, specially imported from Turkey, 2 circular ceramic sinks, oil fired Aga and dishwasher. A door leads into the sitting room with limed oak flooring, open granite fireplace, exposed beamed ceiling and patio doors leading out to the front garden. Access to the conservatory is via the sitting room. This is a large sunny room (6mx4m) with travertine flooring, large log burner and doors out onto the slate patio area. The rear hallway is through an archway from the kitchen dining area with the fridge & freezer being cleverly built in under the staircase. There is a utility room to the right with built in units, sink and space for both a washing machine & tumble drier along with access via a stable door to the side of the property. To the left is an office/study area and the downstairs cloak/shower room. The stairs lead up to the first floor landing where there are 4 bedrooms. There is a single bedroom to the rear with a window overlooking the paddocks, whilst the 3 further bedrooms overlook the front garden. Two are good sized doubles with built in wardrobes whilst the third, the principle bedroom, is dual aspect has wooden flooring, a working fireplace, a walk in wardrobe and an ensuite shower room with power shower. The family bathroom has a cast iron roll top bath and Victorian blue and white floral sanitary ware.
Gardens & The Exterior
The property is a south facing with mature gardens to the front of the house. The property is bordered by a Cornish hedge, with raised wooden fencing above providing both security & privacy. The driveway leading from the lane to the double garage is blocked paved and to the front of the house is a slate paved patio along with a raised decked entertaining area. The current owner is a keen gardener and there is a large selection of flowering roses, camellias, hydrangeas, azaleas, a large Gunnera along with a beautiful white blossom Cherry tree and a quite magnificent Weeping Willow.
The Double Garage has built in storage units and a mezzanine floor for storage. There is also a Summerhouse by the garage overlooking the lawn.
Sovereigns also owns the stretch of land on the left hand side of the lane mirroring the width of the property. There is a single garage on this along with parking for six to eight cars on either side of the garage.
The rear of the property can be accessed from either side of the house. Just behind the house is a small stone built stable, where the owner keeps her two ponies. The fields are accessed up a slope by the side of the stable to, on the left, a designated vegetable patch, Olive, Apple & Pear trees and a greenhouse, to the centre a gate into the two good sized paddocks and to the right a further good sized greenhouse. At the top of the paddock is a large garage, which could easily be converted into stables if required. There is also vehicular access into the paddocks from a small lane.
Mains Water & Private Drainage
Oil Fired Central Heating (New Oil Tank)
Double Garage & Single Garage plus parking for 6 plus cars
Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.
Fixtures & Fittings
Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, etc. are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.
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Sovereigns is a family home of great charm and character with mature gardens, paddocks and stabling in a lovely rural location.George Hill