Spacious family house with charm and superb outside spaces, set in lovely grounds with southerly views. Best and final offers invited by 2pm, Monday 28 March.
Best and final offers: We will be inviting best and final offers for Copwood House by 2pm, Monday 28 March.
A charming family house with part brick, part weather boarded elevations under a tiled roof, and set in lovely gardens with a superb outlook, Copwood House is believed to date from the 1950s.
The property has a pleasing layout; the light and well-presented accommodation is arranged over two floors, with most rooms having a wonderful southerly outlook.
The full extent and layout of the house and annexe can be seen on the accompanying floorplans.
Points of particular note include the triple aspect drawing room, an excellent space for formal entertaining with an impressive marble fireplace set with a wood-burning stove, and direct access to the dining room, and the garden room, which has French doors to the south facing terrace.
The open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room is the hub of day to day life. The kitchen is well-equipped with a good range of wooden cabinetry and a separate pantry. The breakfast/ family room has plenty of space for table and chairs, and sofas.
To the rear lies the utility/boot room and a shower room; there is access to the annexe.
On the first floor, the dual aspect master bedroom is complemented by a dressing room and en suite bathroom.
There are three further bedrooms, a family bathroom, separate WC and a laundry room situated on the first floor.
The annexe offers a flexible space, suitable for guests and comprising a ground floor open plan living room/kitchen, and first floor bedroom, dressing room/bedroom 2 and bathroom. It has the benefit of its own private access, and can also be accessed from the main portion of the house on both floors.
Gardens & Grounds
The grounds are a particular feature of Copwood House. The property is approached via a long driveway from Rocks Road, leading past the neighbouring houses and turning into a short private drive with an electronically operated five bar gate, which opens to the parking area ahead of the house. To the front, the wisteria-clad front elevation creates a beautiful back-drop to the south-facing terrace.
The major portion of the formal gardens lie to the rear of the property and have been cleverly landscaped into a series of outdoor rooms, creating a fantastic space for entertaining al fresco.
Adjoining the house is a sunken terrace, with steps up to the heated outdoor pool; at the head is a large pergola, shaded by established vines and climbing plants, with ample space for dining table and chairs. Beyond is an outdoor bar with water and power connected, a spacious seating area and plumbing for a hot tub.
The decked path leads on to the pool house, and behind the pool house is a fully enclosed, productive kitchen garden with adjoining chicken run.
The lawn leads up to the all-weather tennis court and the summer house; a timber machinery store is situated in the north corner of the grounds, and there is woodland at the northwest boundary, creating a screen.
In all, about 4.5 acres.
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A superb house with a really lovely feel - the grounds are perfect for relaxing outdoors, and it offers flexible living space suitable for working from home as well.Hannah Riches