A glorious period family residence occupying about 0.45 acre.
This fabulous detached family home dates back to around 1911 and has many retained period features around the interior and exterior of the property. The current owners have very much enjoyed the wonderful amount of accommodation, generous sized garden and location for over 37 years. The property has been lovingly maintained, with an overall and yet sympathetic modernisation in more recent years, whilst preserving its character. The updates to the interior included the refitting of the kitchen, adding double glazing to the original window frames and installing solar hot water heating. From a welcoming entrance, the main reception hall is of an appealing spacious feel, from which doors lead off to the main reception rooms. The ground floor has four large reception rooms, including an interlinked living room and family room with adjoining conservatory, a dining room and large study. There is a large modern fitted kitchen with breakfast area and a separate rear boot room/lobby and utility. The tremendously versatile accommodation is arranged over three floors. There are five good sized bedrooms, a main bathroom and an en suite to the first floor and a games room/bedroom, a guest bedroom/kids study and a bathroom to the upper floor. Features include numerous fireplaces, with a working Jet Master fire in the main living room, exposed floorboards and even the servants bell communications system retaining some of its day to day function.
The house is well positioned within its plot of about 0.45 acre, with a convenient gravel in and out driveway to the front. For the car enthusiast there is a superb detached double garage, with attached workshop (complete with power points, electricity, water supply, an electric remote roller front door, side and rear door access). The workshop could be converted into a home office or gym. In addition there is a shed/garage and garden log store. The gardens are secluded with mature established shrub boundaries, with a central lawn, water feature and paved terrace, providing an ideal space for the family to be entertained.
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A wonderful family home offering an exceptionally versatile and generous sized accommodation. Furthermore, the location offers an excellent school catchment and is close to Peter Symonds College, the railway station and the City itself. Overall, this family home in essence provides a perfect blend between period and modern amenities, suiting the demands of modern living.Jon Lacey