A fabulous late Victorian detached home of over 4000 sq. ft. and approximately 0.25 acre secluded plot. Virtual tour available.
This tall, grand, one of a kind, property was commissioned by a Lt-Colonel and is built of London yellow brick in 1876. It has significant historic nature and is sympathetically renovated to a very good standard. It is approached by a gravel drive and pillared entrance with ironwork fencing and iron double gate.
The front garden is significant with some 300 year old trees and underneath the lawn is an air raid shelter with steps to access.
The house itself has original ornate gable ends and stonework with hardwood sash, box, bay and casement windows and stained glass throughout. The exceptionally large part panelled front door is approached by large grand stone steps and the porch has original mosaic floor tiling. Throughout the main four
large double bedroomed house can be found high ceilings, original deep coving, picture rail, architrave and skirting and block wood flooring. The two main living rooms boast large dividing doors plus original large slate and marble fireplaces. The kitchen is designed and built by Searle and Taylor. The heating system is a hotel standard Sega Megaflow and both the main bathroom and en suite are fully tiled in creme marfil marble with Grohe fittings and Villeroy Boch sanitary ware. The two main bedrooms have very high vaulted ceilings and to floor
large triple and quadruple windows. The Master bedroom has Lefroy Brooks sanitary ware. The head height cellar runs the entire length of the house. The patio has been built with footings ready to implement planning of the rear extension and the gated rear garden is fully enclosed with new panelled fencing and yellow brick and a well-stocked shrubbery and again very old trees.
The Coach House is a four year old sympathetic two storey side extension built from reclaimed yellow stone brick with external artisan lime plaster. All joinery has been made to order with French doors, a marble fireplace and deep coving.
It incorporates two further double bedrooms and two tiled bathrooms with a fully fitted kitchen with ground floor underfloor heating, wood flooring and carpeting throughout. The large double garage has ample overhead storage and original hardwood double doors in keeping with the style of the house.
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The Observatory' retains many of its original features however has more recently been extended to six bedrooms and four reception rooms. Occupying beautifully maintained established grounds around 1/3 acre, the property offers both a wonderful sense of history as well as a superb family home, with then the countryside and the City conveniently at your doorstep.Jon Lacey