A picturesque period home in a pretty location with swimming pool and wonderful garden.
Little Fishfolds is a quintessential English country home that personifies all that most people dream of in a country residence. Dating back to the 16th century and with later extensions, it is redbrick, tile-hung, has leaded windows, with deep display sills, and boasts a wealth of ceiling beams, wall beams and oak joinery throughout. The property is offered in excellent condition, including IT links in each bedroom, as well as downstairs and a multi-room TV. The QED multi-room stereo system has been fitted on the ground floor and extends to the pool house along with CAT5 wiring throughout.
The main original oak front door leads through a vestibule to the reception hall, which has beamed ceiling, walls and herringbone oak flooring. This attractive, restful, sitting area has an impressive large inglenook fireplace with a beehive shaped brick canopy and display lighting. From here, double doors lead through to the elegant drawing room, with beamed, wall-lit display area, stone fireplace, with paved hearth and side alcoves, and a floor to ceiling windowed bay, including doors leading out to the terrace. The beamed study is opposite the drawing room to the left of the reception hall. The inner hall leads down a short corridor to the fine dining room. With its wood block flooring, stone fireplace and display alcove, this room along with the drawing room, is truly made for entertaining. The kitchen/breakfast room is found just past the galleried staircase. This hand painted, bespoke dual purpose room was designed by Aspects of Cranleigh featuring an AGA Range cooker with six hobs, two dresser style units, island unit with second sink, wine rack and vegetable baskets, sealed oak work surfaces and limestone flooring. There is a wood burning stove in the breakfast area from which double doors lead out to the wide terrace to the rear of the house. A door leads through to the second downstairs cloakroom, comprehensive utility room and boot room which has doors to the garden.
The family room adjoins the kitchen and features a large brick fireplace with herringbone hearth and a wood burning stove An oak, open galleried, staircase leads to the first floor. The principal bedroom has a vaulted beamed dressing area, an en suite shower room and a bathroom off from the entrance lobby area. Five further bedrooms are on this floor with two bathrooms (one accessed by bedrooms 3 and 4) and a shower room.
Stairs lead from the first floor to the second floor play/games areas, eminently suitable for children and their guests. This area has its own cloakroom. A barn-style garage and workshop, has a games/ reception room over, with potential for ancillary accommodation, subject to planning. There are further outbuildings housing garden equipment, pool filtration and heating plant. Little Fishfolds is surrounded by a beautiful, typical English country garden cut by old brick paths. There is a well sited heated swimming pool with a sun terrace and a pool house which is ideal for Al fresco dining.
Towards the rear of the garden is a laurel bush with a hidden tree house and a rough grass area containing oaks and holly trees. The gardens have a Nelson golf course pop-up sprinkler irrigation system in both front and rear gardens as well as ambient feature lighting.
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This is a truly super country house, beautifully located close to Forest Green, some lovely period features throughout set with a wonderful front and rear garden. The swimming pool and pool house are very memorable too.Alastair Mercer