For early exchange of contracts. No onward chain. Fascinating Grade II listed house requiring updating on the edge of town and countryside.
Waterloo House is a fascinating Grade II listed Georgian property dating from 1815, the year of The Duke of Wellington's famous victory after which the house and the road were named.
Starting life as a beam engine house and converted to a residential property in around 1850, the house is imbued with character and period style. Perhaps ready for the next owners to upgrade to their own taste and style, the property is ready for some updating and the previous owners had a self-contained apartment for a relative in the Snug and conservatory with their adjoining cloakroom/shower room. Fantastic for washing down children or pets coming in from the large gardens and woodland area.
The driveway leads to a generous parking and turning area with a large double garage and a range of three stables to the rear, the family entrance tends to be through the conservatory or utility room while there are porches to the more formal entrance porches to the front and rear.
The rear of the house, with its wide bay, may originally have been the front of the house and opens to a lovely hall / office with a small period fireplace and leads to an inner hall with a staircase leading up to the first floor.
The sitting room lies off to the right with its lovely bay window, a stone fireplace and a log burning stove. A door leads off to the amazing drawing room. With a double aspect, a carved wood fireplace surround with a brick hearth and a multi-fuel stove. A porch lies to the front of the house.
The large formal dining room is accessed from the drawing room and has a service door to the kitchen, a deep bay to the front and mahogany flooring. A range of period cupboards and a non-working fireplace. The breakfast kitchen features an oil fired AGA, has a dual aspect and Amtico flooring. A ceramic hob and a double AEG oven and grill are installed. A hatch opens to a staircase down to the good sized cellar and a utility porch with a freezer area lies to the side.
The former annex area is to the left of the rear hallway and includes a cloakroom/shower room off a small hall area, and a door leading through to the snug/playroom/potential fourth bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. A door leads off to the glass roofed conservatory with double French doors to the gardens which was the sitting room of the annex previously.
The first floor landing leads to the house bathroom with a double ended bath and views to countryside at the rear. This serves the third bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a dressing table inset with a wash hand basin and a window to the front.
The first and second bedrooms have Jack & Jill access to the en suite shower room, bedroom two, to the front, has fitted wardrobes and a deep bay window, while bedroom one lies to the rear and again has fitted wardrobes and the lovely bay window overlooking fields.
The double garage has a personal door and is over-sized with a workshop area, there is a range of three stables and a large timber storage barn in need of some repair. The lawned gardens extend to the front & rear and extend in all to nearly 2/3 acre with an orchard area, soft fruit area and mature trees.
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With bags of character, this lovely Georgian property really offers something different on the fringe of town and countrysideMark HoldenProperty agent