Fine village house dating back to the late 17th century.
Avenells is a fascinating and historic Grade II listed house with origins dating back to medieval times. The main part to the front is in the Queen Anne revival style with roughcast elevations under deep modillion eaves cornice with casement windows and a projecting porch with arched fanlight and double entrance doors topped by a wrought iron balustrade.
The rear of the house is set at a slight angle to the front with three steep gables facing over the garden. The house has undergone many changes primarily in the 18th and 19th centuries. Of particular note was the remodelling carried out by a Mr Waring of Waring & Gillow fame who extensively altered the house in around 1900 in a grand style. The front part of the house has two main stories with a third floor above containing three further rooms (currently used as an office and as storerooms) and also features three beautifully proportioned reception rooms, a fine reception hallway at the centre with a woodburner, an atmospheric panelled dining room and a light and spacious drawing room with bow window to the front, open fireplace and doors through to a conservatory with tiled floors overlooking the garden.
At the rear of the hallway is a mahogany staircase and steps down into a further panelled sitting room with a beamed ceiling, open fireplace set into a stone Minster style surround. The kitchen and adjoining breakfast room has a quarry tiled chequer pattern floor, a central island, a range of painted wooden units including a dresser. There is a utility room at the rear of the house.
At first floor level there are five large bedrooms all with fireplaces, three bathrooms (one en suite) and a superb library which was formerly a billiard room.
The accommodation overall extends to approximately 6,102 sqft and is shown in greater detail in the attached dimensioned floor plans.
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This really is a showstopper of a village house with such great proportions and so many incredible period features there aren't many of this quality around and its well worth a look.James Barnett