Grand period house in need of updating in an edge of village setting.
A magnificent period house in need of cosmetic completion. Court Lodge has been part-renovated but would benefit from the project to be finished. The house has excellent natural light and nearly all rooms have very good ceiling heights and proportions. An historic larder room complements the homely kitchen with its Aga and terracotta floor tiles.
Believed to have been built in 1875 the house comprises Ragstone elevations with jettied extensions. To the west are a series of linked but unmodernised store rooms which would once have been essential parts of the house. There is also a "gardeners loo" which is functioning.
The house has six bedrooms although one would make an obvious en suite bathroom in due course.
The house sits on a south-facing slope in the lee of St George's Church with its 950 year old Yew tree. The house has an extensive and attractive planted garden. There is a lawned area that would suit a tennis court whilst terraces of lawn and planted beds leads on to a productive vegetable patch. To the north west of the main garden are the remains of a small medieval manor house built by Walter de Scotney in around 1250 which is a scheduled monument.
To the west of the house is a field and beyond this a wooded copse, in all, together with the garden totalling about 6.5 acres. The land is informally let to a farmer for grazing but could suit equine use.
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A fabulous house with rooms reminding me of a grand Dulwich houseDuncan Petrie