Stylish country house on the edge of the village with wonderful gardens and surrounding fields.
Greenfields is an outstanding country house, combining character and charm with style and efficiency. Set within 26 vergees, the gardens and views beyond are beautifully rural, yet Greenfields is still easily accessible for village amenities and good schools.
Greenfields is a well-balanced family house taking full advantage of its position and aspect. It is approached via a very pretty tree-lined and walled drive to a large driveway and turning circle as well as a rear entrance leading to the garages and extensive parking.
The character of the buildings is immediately apparent the farm buildings which stood to the north of the original cod house have been replaced by an extension which includes the main door to the house. The cod house's architecture can be seen in the traditional arrangement of the façade, with five first-floor windows, and four windows and a door at ground level. The property was acquired by the present owners' in1969 who have developed the house and its large garden in a series of projects.
This has included the planting of trees, in all some 70 different varieties are represented. Near the entrance to the property, the interesting variety of mature trees includes a blue cedar which is a perfect complement for Philip Jackson's sculpture, Mistress of the Ca'D'Oro. Walking towards the house, one can pause to admire an olive tree and a sculpture of a girl on a hammock, which is tucked away beside a laurel hedge. More interesting sculptures enhance the terrace, walkways and pond. Trees are very much a focal point of this garden and bedding plants are used to give seasonal colour throughout. The overall package of the house and beautiful grounds offers a family lifestyle rarely found, combined with such a favourable country location.
The well fitted kitchen/breakfast room looks out East and West across both driveways and a range of reception rooms provide for a functional flowing layout with sets of glazed doors opening onto garden and paved terrace, a glorious sunny spot for al fresco meals, parties or simply relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book.
If a fabulous indoor pool and an equally impressive billiard room are on your wish list then these are here also. On the first floor the master bedroom suite with large dressing room and four other bedrooms radiate from the spacious and open landing. The main house has plenty of space for family requirements, and the equally well appointed two bedroom apartment provides ideal accommodation for dependent relatives, guests or staff.
The wooded grounds provide shaded comfortGeri O'Brien