Impressive and versatile family home with character features set in a semi-rural location with countryside views
Larchwood is a substantial converted twin roundel oast and barn providing spacious and versatile accommodation. The property was converted by the present owners in the early 1990s and many original features have been retained and are complimented by modern kitchen and bathroom suites. Features include exposed wall and ceiling timbers, exposed brick and stone walls and an impressive double height drawing room with galleried first floor landing. Also of note is the ground floor guest suite which could be used as a self-contained annexe. The house sits within landscaped gardens with open views over the adjoining farmland and countryside.
The reception hall and principal reception rooms provide excellent areas for formal entertaining. The impressive double height vaulted drawing room is double aspect with double doors opening to the front terrace. The room is split level and has a brick fireplace with raised hearth. The dining room is located in one of the roundels and has an outlook over part of the garden.
The family room and adjoining study overlook the garden pond.
The bespoke kitchen/breakfast room is located in the second roundel and has direct access to a courtyard garden. There is a comprehensive range of wall and base cupboards with a matching island unit with stunning Brazilian pebble granite work surfaces which extend to provide a breakfast bar. Appliances include AEG double oven, hob with extractor fan, microwave, integral dishwasher and a separate fridge freezer.
The utility room is well appointed with storage cupboards and has space for appliances a sink and a door to the courtyard garden.
The boiler room is accessed through the study and has ample storage and a door to the garden and adjoining log store.
The guest suite comprises a bed/living room, a well appointed kitchen and a shower room. There is also a hall with direct access to outside allowing it to be self-contained if required.
The first floor landing is galleried, in part, overlooking the drawing room. There is a loft hatch and some paneling to dado height.
The principal bedroom has far reaching views to the front and a range of fitted wardrobes. The spacious en suite bathroom has a separate shower cubicle and his and hers vanity units.
There are three further bedrooms on this floor. Two are located in the roundels and the third has a stylish en suite shower room.
The family bathroom has a shower over the bath and mood lighting.
The house has an excellent area to the front of the house providing ample parking and leads to the detached garage which provides garaging with a workshop and gardeners W.C. to one side. To the rear is an area currently being used as a games room.
The landscaped gardens provide a wonderful backdrop to the house with attractive views over the adjoining countryside. There are two paved terraces to the front with lawns and clipped hedging. A path continues to the side where the front door is located and a picket fenced courtyard garden. To the rear of the house is a secondary drive and a sheltered lawned area with a garden pond, evergreen planting, roses and pine trees. The main garden comprises decked and paved terraces, brick edged beds and a gravel path leading to a further seating area and there are open views over the adjoining farmland. The remainder of the grounds comprise a paddock area and in total the plot amounts to about 1 acre.
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With a self-contained annexe, Larchwood offers spacious and versatile accommodation. This substantial converted oast barn also offers a ground floor guest suite which could be used as a self-contained annexe.Richard Smith