Substantial detached family house with generous gardens, on the edge of a sought after village.
Timberlee is substantial detached family house, with part tile hung and part brick elevations under a tiled roof, built in the 1930s and with many classic period features, including high ceilings, cast iron windows, some wood panelled walls and stone fireplaces to the main reception rooms. The house offers enormous potential, with a generous footprint and accommodation totalling over 3,300 sq ft, and is ideally positioned within its grounds, being well set back from the road in an elevated position.
Timberlee has a pleasing layout, with the principal rooms arranged along the rear elevation, offering lovely views over the landscaped gardens and grounds.
The floorplans give a comprehensive overview of the full layout of the house; points of particular note include the reception hall, a grand entrance to the house with a galleried landing and a ceiling mural. The drawing room has a superb pair of bay windows with seats either side of a cast iron door to the rear terrace and a working stone fireplace; an internal wrought iron gate opens to the dining room, which also has a large bay window framing the views across the gardens. There is a further sitting room/study adjoining the hall, giving access to the generous kitchen/breakfast room, which is served by a utility room, in turn giving access to a WC and out to the driveway.
The principal bedroom suite is an impressive set of rooms comprising a spacious bedroom, a dressing room with fitted wardrobes, and a bathroom. Three further bedrooms (all with basins), a bathroom and WC complete the accommodation.
The property's loft space is extensive, with windows overlooking the grounds and good potential for conversion into an alternative principal bedroom suite or additional bedroom accommodation, subject to the necessary consents.
Timberlee is approached via a pair of electronically operated wrought iron gates, which open to the driveway which winds up through the landscaped gardens and grounds, to the garaging and a carriage driveway ahead of the house. The double garage has two bays with electronically operated up and over doors, and a ladder and hatch opening to a fully boarded loft room with window. A greenhouse is sited to the side, and the garaging is connected to the house, creating covered walkway to the porch.
The gardens are a wonderful feature of the house, being landscaped into distinct sections. To the west of the house is a terrace, with steps down to an expanse of lawn with a small orchard at the furthest point. The remainder of the garden lies to the north of the house and is mainly laid to lawn, sloping away from the house, planted with well-stocked beds and a water feature. The gardens are well-screened by mature shrubs and trees planted; the plot extends in all to about 1.7 acres.
There will be an overage of 15% over 15 years in the event of development or additional building on the side. This would not apply to an extension to the existing building.
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I really like the setting of this house, and it's a great opportunity - the potential it offers for the next owners to remodel and upgrade is enormous.Rohan Vines