Elegant Georgian village house.
Thorney House is a classically styled Grade II listed Georgian house of immense character with full height windows, high ceilings and attractive fireplaces. The house offers spacious accommodation approaching 6000 sq ft (including useful cellarage). There is potential to create an annexe on the ground floor and an opportunity to modernise the first floor rooms to an incoming buyers own taste. The grounds are mature and extend to about 1.4 acres in total with a long driveway approach, a detached outbuilding/office and a hard tennis court with summer house to the very rear.
An attractive pillared entrance porch leads into the reception hall with chequer board tiling extending the whole length of the house with French doors to the end leading to the rear terrace. Stairs rise to the first floor and there is a cloakroom adjacent. The drawing room is an elegant room with two sets of full length French doors leading out to the front and side of the house. There are exposed floorboards and an attractive fireplace with cabinets to either side. The dining room is an ideal shape and size for entertaining, again with exposed floorboards, a feature fireplace with ornate surround, storage cupboard and full length French doors leading out to the front of the house. The family room lies to the rear with views over the garden, a feature open fireplace, cabinets and shelving, window seats and French doors to the side garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted in a range of contrasting units with a large gas fired Aga, twin dishwashers, display cabinets and plenty of space for a dining table. The cellar is accessed from an internal lobby area and offers a great deal of storage space and a separate wine cellar. The utility room lies off this lobby and leads into a study with full length storage cupboards and a door to the outside. A further lobby area leads to a gardeners WC and two office rooms with a store room behind. This area could be adapted to form an annexe with its own external door to the front.
On the first floor there are six bedrooms some with period fireplaces and views over the attractive gardens, bedroom six currently houses a sauna. There are two family bathrooms. The accommodation on this floor gives the opportunity for an incoming buyer to modernise and reorganise the bedroom and bathroom space to their own specification subject to Listed Building consents.
On the second floor there are two bedroom suites, comprising bedrooms with separate dressing or sitting rooms and en suite shower rooms. There are exposed beams and an abundance of eaves storage space.
Outside and outbuildings
The house is set in a secluded position and approached over a long gravel driveway leading to the impressive frontage of the house. There is a large parking and turning area with a central stone water feature. The front garden is large and laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs including clipped yew hedging and trees. A detached outbuilding/office lies to the front of the house offering potential as a meeting room/office or annexe. This building is in need of modernisation and has a store room and a cloakroom.
To the side of the house is a pretty par terre garden area with box hedging and gravel pathways as well as areas of lawn with mature trees. To the rear a wide expanse of terrace lies adjacent to the Wisteria clad rear of the house, there is a green house and wide steps sweep down to the large area of lawn which makes up the partly walled rear garden. Well stocked shrub and flower borders abound and a rose clad arbour leads through to a large raised decked area with summer house overlooking the hard tennis court.
The plot measures about 1.4 acres in all.
All mains services connected. Please note that none of the services have been tested.
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Beautiful Georgian elevations and an opportunity for a buyer to add their own flair to the interior.Chris Moorhouse