A commanding arts and crafts village house in a picturesque location.
Merecombe House is a handsome Arts & Crafts period property which dates back to around 1920. The property has mellow Cotswold stone elevations under pitched tiled roofs with a wealth of external features including stone mullioned and leaded light windows and prominent bay window features.
Internally classic features include exposed wooden flooring, elegant cornicing, and most rooms enjoying liberal amounts of natural light.
Formal access to the property is via the block paved driveway leading to a substantial timber front door and an entrance hall with useful cloakroom. The logical layout has a central spine hallway which has the reception hall to the westerly end of the house which in turn provides access to the formal accommodation and an inner hallway giving access to the informal accommodation to the easterly end of the house. Day to day access is via the gated courtyard and the utility and boot room.
The reception hall features the principal staircase exposed timber flooring elegant cornicing and projecting French Doors. The dining room has tall stone mullioned windows with leaded light detailing and south westerly views over the formal gardens. The drawing room has an elegant fireplace, a projecting and curved bay window and views of the gardens and westerly aspect down to the tennis court. The sitting room is situated adjacent to the kitchen and features built in bookshelves and storage and double doors lead into a large timber conservatory. From here is direct access to a terrace area and into the gardens and grounds. The kitchen & breakfast room has a wealth of floor and wall mounted cupboards with granite work surfaces, integrated appliances and an electric Aga cooker. There is a dedicated informal dining area with L-shaped bench seating and dual aspect. Beyond the kitchen is a secondary staircase with pantry below and useful utility room with boiler room section and w.c.
The first floor accommodation has two points of access which is via the main and secondary staircases. To the front of the house there are three good sized bedrooms enjoying superb elevated views with a prominent semi-circular projecting bay window to the centre. The master bedroom enjoys a south and westerly dual aspect and an en suite bathroom. There are two smaller bedrooms in the central section of the house, a family bathroom and the guest bedroom with en suite bathroom which occupies the easterly side of the house.
Merecombe House enjoys an elevated location with beautiful surrounding countryside and village aspects. The property has tiered formal gardens to the fore with central stone steps leading to lawned areas also featuring dry stone walling and well stocked beds. Throughout the gardens are mature tree species and hedging and worthy of note is the hard surfaced tennis court with thatched summerhouse. To the north of the house is a useful small paddock with dedicated vehicular access.
Situated directly behind the house is a secure courtyard which provides parking and storage. A two car garage is set into the bank with an electric up and over door. Steps lead up to a large terraced area above storage rooms and located above the garage is a detached studio which is currently used as an office. This also has a shower room.
Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage, Electric Aga.
CCTV system together with comprehensive zoned alarm.
Wychavon District Council, 01386 565000
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A most desirable and versatile village house.Christian Swaab