A unique period property combining three properties with 75ft of road frontage onto the historic High Street. Beautifully presented it offers a flexible layout and an award winning garden.
An impressive Grade II listed period residence which has been formed by combining numbers 147, 147A & 147B to create a unique property with the street scene giving the impression of three separate dwellings with three front doors.
The prominent double fronted Georgian part is believed to have once been the dowager's house on the Drake family's Shardeloes estate. Parts are believed to date from the Tudor period when the front door was at the side which is still present, leading into the studio. The combined adjoining properties were once an archway, stables and coach house which have been sympathetically converted to provide the extra accommodation with No 147B designed to be used as a self-contained annexe for a relative, guests or potential rental income if required.
Offering a wealth of original charm and character the accommodation is beautifully presented throughout. The front door most commonly used is the middle one of the three which leads into the welcoming reception hall with a door leading into the elegant double drawing room with two pairs of sash windows either side of the original front door. There is a feature fireplace at each end. The extended dining room which overlooks the rear garden, is flooded by natural light from windows and two skylights.
The breakfast room is open plan with two steps to the kitchen, superbly fitted custom made units with Corian worktops incorporating two sinks. There is an Aga, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A doorway leads into a sitting room for everyday use. This room together with the utility room plus a second staircase leading to the bedrooms above, could be utilised as a separate annexe if required. Bedroom seven is currently used as a study with a range of bespoke fitted office furniture.
Upstairs the master bedroom suite has a dressing room with a comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes and dressing table, a well-appointed shower room can be accessed either from the main landing or back staircase' into the kitchen. There are a further three bedrooms and a family bathroom in the Georgian part with high ceilings .
A further feature is the beautifully landscaped rear garden which won a National Landscape award in 2006. Designed for ease of maintenance there are idyllic areas of patio and decking for relaxing and entertaining with well stocked shaped beds and planters, pergola and water feature. In the corner there is a brick-built outhouse. A gate at the rear leads to a footbridge over a stream onto Barn Meadow which offers open green space for both sporting and recreational pursuits.
There are two off-street parking spaces available through an archway on the other side of the High Street.
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From the elegance and beautiful presentation to the award winning landscaped garden, the present owners have created something very special in the heart of the historic old town.Nick Pounce