Delightful and substantial Lorimer house set in beautifully mature grounds
The Hermitage, a delightful and substantial B Listed Lorimer house, is one of the most distinctive houses in the area. The house provides charming, well-presented family accommodation on ground, first and attic floors with a fine blend of formal reception rooms, comfortable bedrooms and excellent family living space. The property retains much of its period charm with a wealth of original features typical of the Arts and Crafts era, including the Inglenook in the drawing room as well as plasterwork and carving in the woodwork.
The front door opens to a spacious vestibule and welcoming hallway from where the principal reception rooms and family living space is accessed. This includes the particularly fine double drawing room, study and the well-appointed dining room and kitchen with Aga. A further family sitting room is situated beyond the kitchen which is a wonderful space with delightful views of the garden. A particular feature of the house is the access to the outside, with several doors leading to the garden, as well as the south facing verandah, perfect for external dining, outside the drawing room.
The impressive stair rises to the first floor, where there are up to 6 comfortable bedrooms, a shower room, family bathroom and separate WC. A further stair rises to the attic level where there are 2 further bedrooms (1 with en suite shower room) and a comfortable sitting room hallway. This level has been extremely useful for nannies and au pairs, as well as children's bedrooms.
The Hermitage sits in delightful, mature and colourful grounds and is set well back from the road, with a high wall and mature trees providing excellent screening. A tarmac driveway leads to the side of the house where there is parking, as well as to further parking at the rear of the house beside the detached double garage. The garden is set principally to the front of the house with a generous south facing lawn bordered by colourful beds with a range of specimen plants, shrubs and trees.
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This is an outstanding detached family home with many original Lorimer features. With beautiful stonework it has to be one of the most distinctive houses in the area.Ben Fox