Bespoke character home with all the advantages of 21st century construction. Set within glorious gardens and grounds of about 4 acres which are beautifully maintained.
Pond House is a bespoke designer built home which incorporates the convenience of 21st century construction and the beauty of carefully sourced antique architectural detailing. This includes 400 year old flagstones from Yorkshire and beams from Norfolk and Normandy, the largest of which is from a 13th Century French farmhouse. These are apparent throughout the house. The features have been seamlessly combined with exceptional attention to detail to create a home of great beauty and character.
The ground floor features a reception hall with superb gothic arched doorways, sitting room with welcoming inglenook fireplace, a study and dining hall with splendid white Portland stone fireplace and access to the wine cellar. The kitchen/breakfast room with a range of bespoke country style units, central island with overhead utensil rack and breakfast area with French doors to the terrace. There is also a cloakroom and utility room.
On the first floor, there is a splendid 24'5 main bedroom with vaulted beamed ceiling, exposed brick inglenook fireplace, triple aspect views and built in wardrobes. As well as three further charming bedrooms ( 1 en suite) and two exceptional family bathrooms with separate showers and twin vanity basins.
Pond House is set within about 4 acres of glorious grounds. The property is entered via electric wrought iron gates to a sweeping gravelled drive with central lawn. To the right is a carport for two cars and a single garage. To the left is a barn with double doors and an office. The property also has a separate driveway entrance which allows access to the grounds.
The gardens have been designed to provide separate garden rooms from which to enjoy the grounds. The terrace is the ideal space to enjoy the formal garden which is edged with a rose pergola walkway to two sides. There is also a herb garden adjacent to the kitchen.
The walled garden offers well stocked herbaceous borders of traditional planting with secluded seating to enjoy this tranquil space. The gravelled pathway edging the borders leads you to the central formal pond with seating to enjoy the water feature and the densely planted lavender border.
The grounds have a large attractive covered storage barn with a vaulted beamed ceiling which sits alongside the croquet lawn.
The lily pond is a natural haven for wildlife. It is edged with willow trees and divided by a wooden bridge. This has created a wonderful area in which to enjoy a natural beauty of these expansive grounds.
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A unique home built to an exceptional standard set in utterly enchanting gardens.John Henson