Most handsome country house and annexe in a glorious rural location.
Bennetts is justifiably listed Grade II as being of architectural interest and thought in part to date back to the 17th century with the elegant Georgian front facade being added in 1742 by the then owners the Pitt Rivers Estate. The house has spacious, well arrange accommodation over two floors and a plethora of period features throughout including open fireplaces, flagstone floor and some exposed ceiling timbers. On the ground floor is a particularly spacious reception hall with flagstone floor and a fan light window flooding the space with light and the two main reception rooms have lovely Georgian proportions and elegant sash windows with shutters. To the rear of the house is a dining room with Inglenook fireplace and double doors to the conservatory. The kitchen is at the back of the house with lovely views over the garden, an Aga range cooker and walk-in larder, adjacent to this is the utility room and adjoining cloakroom. On the first floor is a principal bedroom suite with dressing room or bedroom five (nursery) and there are three further double bedrooms and a shower room.
The property is approached from the lane via a private gravelled drive leading to a turning and parking area, a double garage and triple car port. To the north of the drive is a small paddock with post and rail fence, duck pond and mature trees.
The main formal gardens lie to the front and side (west and south) of the house with neat well-maintained lawns and flower and shrub borders. The front boundary to the lane has a pretty stone wall and wrought iron railings. Towards the rear of the house is a vegetable patch set behind an attractive mature Beech hedge, alongside that is a small turning out paddock with chicken coop and stable block. An attractive stone barn with pitched tiled roof sits immediately to the rear of the house and has been sympathetically converted to ancillary accommodation, ideal for a dependent relative or to generate income.
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I really love the symmetry of the Georgian architectureLizzie Ball