An impressive Grade II listed family home tucked away in the heart of the village.
A substantial Queen Anne-style Grade II listed village house enjoying a tucked away position in the heart of the village, just 0.2 miles from the school and half a mile from the popular Blackboys Inn.
Documented as dating back to the late 17th century, the Grange was a prominent family home in its day. It is likely that the impressive symmetrical southeasterly elevation with its lovely red and grey brickwork was the original front approach.
But history is evident throughout the house; so look out for the brick inscribed by Esdras Harper, "EH1734", the decorative leaded light windows and door panels, one depicting a dragon fly, wrought iron work, oriel windows, oak joinery, huge key and hinges to the front door and stone steps worn by time.
The past has been preserved and enjoyed by the current custodians of this delightful home, which provides wonderful space of almost 5,000 square foot for all the family and has good ceiling heights throughout.
The spacious reception hall with its wood burning stove opens through to three characterful connecting reception rooms, which can be opened up for big gatherings and features a huge inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, and there is a separate study.
The recently-fitted kitchen/breakfast room is styled to retain the feel of a country home, with quarry tiled flooring and an Aga. Modern appliances include a wine fridge and a dishwasher. There is extensive domestic space too, with a walk-in larder, store rooms, utility room and further cellar storage below.
Upstairs the generously proportioned space provides seven bedrooms arranged over two floors, all with a lovely outlook, whilst the surprisingly spacious "wing" on the north westerly side of the house is a teenagers' dream, providing informal leisure space.
The property is very well placed for a number of well-regarded schools and there are several options for mainline rail services to London.
Outside, the garden wraps around the house providing privacy to all sides and features an extensive and beautifully-bricked terrace accessed from the kitchen area and providing wonderful space for summer entertaining. The garden is mostly laid to lawn, with high hedging, trees and shrubs to the boundaries, an attractive and well-maintained pond and a lovely stone fountain providing a focal point.
The Grange is approached from the road through a gated entrance serving three properties with a long gravel driveway culminating in a large parking and turning area, and a brick detached garage. A wrought-iron fence with gates to the front entrance and a lavender border encloses the front garden.
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Tempting, just because of the Blackboys Inn! And such a beautiful, character house with fine elevations, right in the village centre and with so much accommodation.Robert JacobsProperty agent