A listed period house in about 3 acres adjoining Thorndon Country Park.
Woodlands is listed Grade II of Architectural or Historical Interest and an extract from the listing states: mid c16, c17, c20. Timber framed, plastered and weather boarded, peg tiled roof.
The house has been completely refurbished and includes some beautiful period features such as exposed timbers and fireplaces with the majority of the rooms being dual aspect providing a good deal of natural light throughout the property.
On the ground floor a fine entrance hall continues towards the rear of the house to a secondary entrance with access into the gardens and grounds. At the front of the house is a beautiful sitting room, including an Inglenook-style fireplace and windows to the front and rear. At the opposite side of the house is an open-plan kitchen/dining room. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of light oak units topped with granite contrasting with some attractive ceiling timbers. An open studwork partition separates a dining area which has a lovely cast iron fireplace and windows to the front. At the rear of the house lies a good size utility room, ground floor shower room and second sitting room with an open fireplace. This area may well suit as an independent annexe area should the facility be required. On the first floor there are three good size bedrooms serviced by a family bathroom.
Woodlands has an extensive frontage of 190m to Childerditch Lane with three entrances. The first entrance is through a five-bar gate into a gravel drive at the side of the house, which in turn gives access to an oversized cart lodge incorporating a bin store. The second entrance, again through a five-bar gate set on a red-brick wall, opens into a long gravel drive initially with extensive parking and a spur leading off to a detached barn comprising a home office with kitchenette and cloakroom, store, gymnasium and garaging. Part of this building was once used as stabling and a hay store, and this facility could re-incorporated with minimal expense. The third entrance at the far end of the site provides access to an oak-framed detached cart lodge garage.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
These are predominantly laid to grass with a scattering of mature trees and screened from the lane with mature hedging. Situated between the barn and house is a circular pond with waterfall feature.
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This house has the best of both worlds, within walking distance of Thorndon country park yet close to main road and rail links.Stephen White