Important Georgian village house, elegantly remodelled.
Understood to date originally from around 1750, the Georgian Forest Green Farm, as it was then known, assumed its later identity following a Victorian make-over, with the addition of the window bays, new roof, tile hanging and a new name, Forest Green House. Used for a period as a guest house, the property has recently been the subject of a major and sympathetic refurbishment that has restored the property to its original impressive and substantial character, whilst providing for all the necessities of modern 21st century family living including a memorable indoor swimming pool.
Internally, the house benefits from a splendid and impressive reception hall, with a carved pine Adam style fireplace and an ornately moulded ceiling. South facing French doors open onto the terrace and offer attractive views over the formal knot garden. The spacious and elegant drawing room retains wood panelled walls, Tudor style timber arch and a feature fireplace, whilst further garden views may be enjoyed from the full height bay window. The remaining ground floor accommodation includes five further reception rooms, currently arranged as sitting, family and media rooms, a games room and study. Stairs from the hall lead down to a spacious wine cellar and general storage area. The superbly appointed kitchen/breakfast/garden room is undoubtedly the piece de résistance' of this home. The stylish kitchen area includes a range of high quality bespoke furniture, with granite and quartz work tops, with a central island breakfast bar, integrated appliances, state of the art storage solutions and a five-burner Falcon range cooker (Calor gas) and Cathedral limestone flooring. In open plan arrangement with the kitchen area, a spacious garden/ dining room benefits from maximum light from the lantern style skylight, whilst the French doors draw the eye to the grounds outside. Equally suited to elegant formal dining or relaxed family living, this superb space is the heart of the home.
Off this space are is a further collection of rooms including a games room and large boot room/utility leading through to a magnificent indoor swimming pool with changing facilities with Bi-fold doors onto a terrace.
First floor accommodation is no less impressive. The stylish double aspect master suite benefits from a generous dressing room and a luxuriously appointed bathroom, as well as lovely views over the grounds and surrounding area. A spacious guest suite and five further beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms complete the accommodation.
The property also benefits from a cottage, with two bedrooms, bathroom, two reception rooms and kitchen.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached via automatic wrought iron gates, with entry phone, that open onto a long gravel drive leading to a spacious forecourt and parking area. Set well back from the road, Forest Green House is surrounded by its own grounds comprising mainly extensive areas of lawn, two paved sun terraces, formal knot gardens, with neatly clipped dwarf hedges and outbuildings, including a conservatory with several mature trained vines. There is a delightful secret' garden surrounded by tall clipped yew hedges and an area of vegetable garden. Mature trees, including two spectacular American Redwoods, and hedges comprise the boundary providing for privacy and seclusion.
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Fabulously elegant interiors with a wonderful indoor pool in the heart of this sought after villageAlastair Mercer