A substantial Victorian house set in gardens and grounds of about 12.5 acres
Sheepstead Folly is a substantial Victorian house with later additions, a separate detached two bedroom cottage, a one bedroom flat, and set in its own grounds of approximately 12.5 acres. With a floor area of 6173 sq ft in the main house,
plus the cottage and stable flat, it provides wonderful family living and entertaining space. The majority of the rooms face south and look across the lawned gardens to the woodland beyond. The drawing room and dining room are interlinked and have a light and spacious feel due to the south facing box
bay windows. Each room has a marble fireplace and exposed floorboards.
There are four further reception rooms including a cosy sitting room, family room, and a large games room/cinema room. This impressive room has three pairs of glazed doors opening onto the gardens, wide floorboards, and vaulted oak beamed ceiling and minstrel's gallery, and is ideal for entertaining and family
gatherings. The kitchen/breakfast room has a fireplace recess with Aga and glazed doors to the gardens and paved terrace.
On the first floor, the central landing leads to the master suite with bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, and guest suite, two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom. On the second floor are three further double bedrooms and a second family bathroom.
Outbuildings: To the rear of the house is a two bedroom detached cottage and stable block range which includes a one bedroom flat, two original stables, garden stores and a large garage.
Sheepstead Folly enjoys a private setting surrounded by partly wooded grounds. The house is approached by a long drive, along an avenue of lime trees, opening to a gravelled entrance drive which forks right to the formal entrance and left to a courtyard to the rear of the house, off which are the
cottage, stable block and stable flat.
To the south of the house is a flagstone paved terrace with lawns beyond and paths leading through areas of mature woodland to further areas of garden and glades within the trees. There is a tennis court close to the house, beyond which is a large pasture paddock. In all the plot extends to about 12.5 acres.
Services: Mains electricity, water, oil-fired heating. Private drainage.
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An irresistible taste of country living?Ronnie van der Ploeg