A secluded village house with a fine outlook and an additional two bedroom cottage, outbuildings, stabling, swimming pool, and tennis court, in about 7.72 acres
Situated in an enviable position at the end of the High Street in the sought-after village of Cowden, The Priors is a flexible family home offering considerable potential and an abundance of character, including exposed beams, an impressive inglenook fireplace and leaded light windows. Having been extended historically, the accommodation now comprises an attractive entrance hall, a charming drawing room with an inglenook fireplace, two further reception rooms with character fireplaces, a study with French doors opening onto the terrace and gardens beyond, a traditional style kitchen with a separate utility room, along with a separate boot room.
The first floor can be accessed via two staircases, one rising from the entrance hall and a further rising from the family room. The principal bedroom is of particular note, enjoying a dressing area and en suite bathroom, whilst bedroom two benefits from far-reaching views across the gardens, paddock and landscape beyond. There are three further bedrooms on this floor, with another bedroom and storage room offered on the second floor. In addition to the main house, there is ancillary accommodation in the form of Stable Cottage; a delightful detached two bedroom property with a rear terrace and garden.
There is also a substantial and impressive, detached Grade II listed barn, together with a brick built open-fronted stable and workshop offering good potential, subject to any necessary planning permission and consents.
Outside, the heated swimming pool with a delightful terrace and an outdoor kitchen area offers an ideal area for entertaining friends and family. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees, a selection of terraces to enjoy, and a wonderful outlook across the landscape beyond.
The adjoining fenced paddock slopes away from the property and can be accessed via a separate gate onto Butterwell Lane. A further two stables and a tack room are offered opposite the tennis court. There is a gate to the South of the boundary, opening onto a public Bridleway (represented by a blue dashed line on the boundary plan), and a public footpath (represented by a green dashed line) providing country walks towards the East, and adjoining St Mary's Church and the High Street beyond to the West. The driveway offers extensive parking, together with a garage for further parking/storage.
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'I think looking for a true 'village country house', is almost impossible to find, but this is one of those very special places offering great potential, which is a bit like having 'a mini country estate' combined with the convenience of an old Rectory!Robert JacobsProperty agent