Significant part of a Grade II* listed Georgian mansion in about 1.5 acres of wonderful gardens.
The moment you arrive at the private gated entrance to this splendid country house, you know this home is rather special. Standing in beautiful mature gardens and grounds of about 1.5 acres, Cheverells House really is a house to behold.
On entry to this impressive Grade II* listed home, one's immediate impression is of style and grandeur as the high ceilings in particular, offer immense light and spaciousness as you walk into the fantastic family room. This lovely grand reception room features fluted columns and one of three ornate fireplaces, which is inscribed with the Sebright family crest. From this room, a wonderful wooden staircase rises to the first floor, whilst doors lead to both the drawing room and sitting room. There is a cloakroom at the far end and a staircase which leads down to a large cellar/basement. The kitchen/breakfast room is extremely well fitted with an extensive range of units including a central Island. There is also a separate utility room with further fitted units.
Upon reaching the first floor, one can stand and admire the wonderful landing area, which really is a special feature. From here, three of the seven bedrooms can be found including the principal suite, which boasts a large en suite with wonderful views over the gardens. An inner landing area offers access to another bedroom, with en suite. A staircase rises to the second floor where the remaining three bedrooms, one with en suite can be found, together with a further bathroom.
The gardens to the house are a truly wonderful feature and boast a sunny southerly aspect. Laid mainly to lawn, the gardens sweep away from a lovely gravel sun terrace, which is flanked by a variety of mature shrubs and screened by Yew hedging. Further mature hedgerows flank the garden and towards the bottom stands a Pavillion. To the front of the house, an extensive gravel driveway provides space for numerous cars and leads to a detached double garage.
In addition to the private gardens to the house, there is a lovely communal garden situated to the east of the house, which is enjoyed by all the Cheverells residents. These gardens comprise lawned areas that are flanked by wonderful mature trees and pretty pathways, and an established orchard.
No. 10 Cheverells House represents the major wing of what was once built as the Dower House for the Beechwood Estate in 1706 for Sir Edward Sebright. As you might expect, Cheverells House has an interesting and colourful history and remained the ancestral home of the Sebright family for over 260 years. It is believed that Cheverells boasts some royal connections as it is understood that Queen Mary visited here during Sir Edgar Sebright's time and that the young King Edward VI spent part of his delicate childhood at nearby Beechwood. This stay was commemorated by a pane of glass bearing a Royal Coat of Arms and when Sir Guy Sebright vacated Beechwood at the end of the First World War to take up residence at Cheverells, the Royal pane of glass came with him and was incorporated into the entrance porch window. The magnificent gardens at Cheverells have connections with the famous landscape designer, Capability Brown. He drew up proposals for the landscaping in 1754 and his distinctive style and character are still evident today with many fine examples of mature trees, including oaks, beech and Scots pines.
The property is Freehold, although the double garage is Leasehold Ground rent currently £50 per annum rising to £100 per annum after 50 years. There is an agreed increase for each subsequent 25 year period.
Communal grounds contribution - This includes insurance of the garages, a contribution to the private sewerage system and garden maintenance.
Wayleaves, Easements, Covenants and Rights Of Way The property is being sold subject to, and with the benefit of all rights including: rights of way, whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and mast, pylons, stays, cables, whether referred to in these particulars or not.
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Absolute period splendor with a modern twist.Nick Ingle