Landmark village house of wonderful character and proportions
Iver House is a fine example of a Grade II listed residence. The house is believed in part, to date back to the early 18th century and possibly the late 17th century. The house has a fine history and was the subject of major works in the mid 1800s where it was transformed in the Italianate style popular in London at the time. The house is handsome and imposing and set in mature private gardens and grounds. The elegant accommodation is arranged over three floors and the property is enhanced by a host of period features throughout, including high ceilings, decorative cornicing, well-proportioned rooms, beautiful wide sash windows and attractive fireplaces.
A fine entrance portico leads into the impressive reception hall with wood floor and an elegant staircase rising to the two floors above. The drawing room is spacious and grand with panelled walls, marble fireplace and a walk in bay with views over and access onto the rear garden. The study has a further marble fireplace with bookcases and display areas to either side, wide shuttered sash windows overlook the front garden. The sitting room has a fireplace with an Adam style surround and wide shuttered windows also overlooking the front garden. The kitchen with stripped pine units, central island and an Aga has a door out to the rear garden and also opens into the dining room which has wood floors, a large fireplace with Adam style surround and further wide sash windows to the front. A larder is accessed from the kitchen and a cloakroom and utility room complete the ground floor accommodation.
The elegant staircase ascends to the landing which has an arched picture window overlooking the rear garden and continues up to the second floor. The first floor has stripped wood floors and the five bedrooms are all large or good size double rooms many with fireplaces and wide sash windows. One of the bedrooms provides access to the roof terrace where great views of the grounds can be enjoyed. Two of the bedrooms share a Jack and Jill' shower room which is also accessed from the landing. A family bathroom fitted in a white suite serves the other bedrooms.
On the second floor there are three further bedrooms and a bathroom some with exposed beams. This floor would be ideal as separate accommodation for an au pair or teenager.
Iver House is accessed from the High Street and sits well back from the road with walled boundaries and mature trees and hedging providing seclusion. A gravel drive and turning circle provides parking for several cars and leads to a double garage. To the front of the house is a large lawn area with mature trees and well stocked shrub borders. A wide gateway leads to the rear garden where there are parklike grounds with a host of mature specimen trees including Maple, Yew, Eucalyptus and Magnolia. There is a gravel and part paved terrace adjacent to the house and a semi-circular terrace by Yew hedging. The boundaries are mainly walled and to one side is a walled former vegetable garden/orchard. The grounds back onto open land at the rear and measure about 2 acres in all.
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Simply stunning period residence with high ceilings and lovely gardens.Chris Moorhouse