A charming and beautifully presented period home in the heart of a most sought-after village.
Leeland House is a truly elegant, brick and flint detached home, believed to date back to the 17th century with later extensions and re-modelling to create the exceptional family home which exists today. The property is offered in good decorative order throughout, having been tastefully refurbished by the current owners, and provides superb accommodation over three floors with the additional benefit of basement store rooms.
In all, the beautifully proportioned accommodation extends to over 4,600 square feet, with an abundance of charm, elegance and period features including some wonderful fireplaces, wood panelling, sash windows and attractive wooden flooring.
On the ground floor, a large welcoming reception hall provides access to the principal rooms; An impressive 21ft sitting room with doors opening into the snug, a separate dining room and a wonderful kitchen/breakfast room with gas Aga and window overlooking the glorious rear garden. There is a magnificent 31ft drawing room, believed to have been constructed in 1976, with the panelling sourced from a Jacobean house being demolished in Essex. The 1681 on the chimney surround is on pine cross bonded with yew and holly, and is an incredible feature of this room. This room provides huge scope for further enhancement. To the northern side of the house is a study, utility room, downstairs WC, boiler room and a small boot room.
On the first floor is a substantial principal bedroom with a vast en suite bathroom, overlooking the front elevation. There are four further bedrooms, family bathroom and separate shower room. On the second floor are two good sized attic rooms, one of which is currently used as a home office.
The property has a particularly fine setting in the heart of the village, with the gardens and grounds extending to approximately 0.77 acres. To the front of the property is an extensive parking and turning area, which is approached just off Bourne Lane. There is a second access to the driveway, leading directly from High Street', of which the neighbouring property has a right of way over as well. The gardens lie predominantly to the rear and sides of the property, with an attractive backdrop of part walled gardens, and benefiting primarily from a south-easterly aspect. They have been beautifully stocked and maintained by the current owners with an abundance of specimen shrubs and trees, large borders, terraces and seating areas, an excellent vegetable garden and a large area of level lawn. The extensive gardens may offer scope for potential development, subject to necessary planning consents.
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A substantial period house in the very heart of this thriving village.Steven Moore