A light and elegant period home in the heart of this small, popular village.
Set within a prime village location this wonderful period home is presented to exceptionally high standard both inside and out. It is rare to find such terrific attention to detail whereby all improvements and alterations to the house have been carried out with such great care to respect and reflect the character and age of the home. The exact date of build is not known but the property certainly has an abundance of fine Georgian detailing added to in Victorian times and more latterly benefitting from stylish and elegant additions by the current owners.
Set behind a walled and gated entrance, a generous gravel driveway provides off road parking for numerous cars with a double garage with electrically operated door to the side of the home. The enclosed level gardens are an absolute joy, planted with a beautiful array of trees and flowering shrubs with outdoor rooms that include a charming kitchen garden and a further sheltered courtyard area approached via a rose covered arbour to the front of the property. The front door leads via a study/snug, with extensive built in book shelving and a wood burning stove, to a finely proportioned dining room with oak flooring and feature cast iron fireplace with living flame gas fire. The dining room leads through to the inner hallway with a finely turned staircase to the first floor and further steps down to the well-loved wine cellar which still features the original wine bins. The drawing room is a tranquil and restful room decorated in muted Farrow & Ball colours and enjoys a delightful outlook across the gardens from both the original 12 pane sash window and the newly added French doors. This room houses a second Jotul wood burning stove set within a stone and brick fireplace with original alcove cupboards to either side. A pair of double doors link through to the impressive kitchen/family room that runs the full depth of the property and enjoys a bright, triple aspect. The kitchen is well fitted with solid wood cabinets with a built in window seat, granite and sold oak work surfaces, an electric oven with induction hob over and space for a fridge freezer and dishwasher. Set within the chimney breast is an oil fired Aga stove. A wonderful addition to the property is the stunning three quarter glazed orangery with beautiful Cotswold stone walling and a limestone and slate floor with underfloor heating. Doors lead both to the rear garden and the hidden courtyard. Completing the ground floor is a most useful utility area with separate cloakroom tucked to the rear of the dining room with enamel sink with plenty of space for appliances, the Worcester oil fired central heating boiler and a double glazed door to the driveway.
The master bedroom suite is at first floor level offering a wonderful amount of space with a fully tiled wet room with underfloor heating and a dressing room that could be utilised as a sixth bedroom if so desired. There are two further double bedrooms on this floor, the guest suite also with en suite shower room with smart ceramic wood effect flooring. Again, with underfloor heating and an electric chrome towel rail. There are double built in wardrobes in this room. The large family bathroom has both a dual ended steel bath and separate shower cubical with Karndean flooring and matchboard panelling. The feature staircase winds its way to the second floor landing with beautiful original exposed beams and two further bedrooms with a useful cloakroom set between the two.
This is a home that radiates warmth and character and has a simple, understated elegance. A credit to the current owners who have left their mark on this period property in the most positive manner.David Wild