A stunning listed seventeenth century country house with wonderful gardens
Ash House is listed Grade II of special architectural or historic interest and is an outstanding country house believed to date from the seventeenth/eighteenth century with later additions and alterations. The original building is constructed on a timber frame and plastered with a more recent brick extension, both of which are under a peg tiled roof. The property is situated in a very quiet location with wonderful views offered throughout the house.
Internally there are many exposed oak beams and rafters. There are fine fireplaces including an inglenook, panelling, oak and stone floors as well as fascinating features throughout the house. The property has been extensively renovated, adapted and extended to an exceptionally high standard throughout cleverly combining historic features with modern day facilities. The spacious library with open fire gives access to the large kitchen/breakfast room fitted with bespoke wooden units with granite and wooden worktops, an island unit, Oil fired Aga, hob, built in dresser. Wide French doors lead out to a terrace which is perfect for al fresco dining. A secret spiral cellar is hidden between the library and boot room. Beyond the boot room lies the main reception rooms which include the dining room, drawing room, sitting room as well as a study, utility and cloakroom.
The first floor is reached via an oak staircase giving access to an impressive vaulted master suite with exposed beams, open fire, en suite shower room and a mezzanine area which houses a dressing room and luxurious bathroom with slipper bath. There are a further 5 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms (1 en suite). Bedroom five has the benefit of a mezzanine study area.
The grounds of Ash House are entered via wooden gates past pleached limes, along a gravelled drive to one side of which stands the triple cart lodge and garage. The drive culminates in a gravelled parking sweep enclosed by impressive high, curved brick walls adorned with wisteria. The All Seasons' gardens are of particular note having been lovingly cultivated by the current owners providing colour throughout the year. The garden design is laid out as a set of rooms all offering a different visual and sensory experiences and vistas. High Yew hedging with windows has created a circular and a half moon lawn around which lie a variety of winter flowers, scented shrubs and varieties of trees including several magnolia and a maze.
The 25m swimming pool is situated within a walled garden offering a high degree of privacy and seclusion with both sub-tropical and Mediterranean planting on opposite sides of the pool. The pool house has a wet room, changing room and a covered table area. The pool is heated via solar panels and oil boilers.
The land lying along the eastern boundary is laid to grass with mown paths. Extensive specimen trees have been planted.
An extensive outbuilding built to an exceptionally high standard is situated close to the house providing a spacious workshop, office, large two part cellar and impressive greenhouse.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating, wet and electric underfloor heating in parts of the house.
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Beautifully extended country house set within a magnificent 'All Seasons' garden providing colour throughout the yearPeter Ogilvie