A beautifully restored farmhouse with charming gardens and paddocks set in a lovely rural position.
Willowdown House is a handsome farmhouse which dates from the late 18th Century and was substantially extended in keeping in 1987. It is built of mellow stone elevations under a tile roof and is not listed. The current owners have completely restored the house and grounds and it now presents beautifully. A flagstone pathway flanked by pretty catmint leads to the house. Internally the rooms provide a wealth of character and excellent family entertaining space. These include open fireplaces with woodburners and a jetmaster, stone floors, cornicing and panelling. The house flows beautifully from the kitchen to the main reception rooms with ancillary rooms at the eastern end of the house. A superb kitchen / breakfast room has been created with hand built part glazed cupboards and granite worktops, 4 oven gas Aga, Belfast and separate steel sink, Meile dishwasher, fitted fridge and freezer and limestone floor. In addition there is a walk in larder and laundry room. French windows lead out onto a pergola and flagstone terrace. On the first floor is a good sized landing leading to 4 bedrooms and 3 good quality bathrooms (2 ensuite). On the second floor there are 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom. Please see the floor plans for room dimensions and layout.
The house is approached from the lane through attractive stone piers with cast iron gates over a sweeping gravel drive to an ample parking/turning area on the western side of the house. Adjacent is a garage / outbuilding for several cars and a further brick / tile outbuilding comprising logstore, winestore and boot room / workshop.
Gardens and Paddocks
The gardens have been beautifully landscaped and enhanced by the current owners to provide a wonderful setting for the house. The main gardens face south and west with a flagstone/gravel terrace running along the western facade flanked by herbaceous borders. To the south is a natural pond with irises and lilies, lawns bordered by estate fencing. To the west behind a clipped hedge is a stunning ornamental fish pond (formerly a larger swimming pool) with paved surround. This has a pump and filtration system. Beside the seating area is a charming timber and tile summer house with power and electric heating. To the south double estate gates lead across a green lane to an orchard and vegetable garden with raised beds, greenhouse and an area of paddock. Within this area is also a timber framed barn/logstore. Beyond is a further paddock bordered by mature hedging. The gardens extend to about 1.1 acres, the paddocks about 2 acres; in all the land extends to about 3.1 acres.
View payable Stamp Duty for this property
Beautifully restored farmhouse in a lovely rural spot.Charlie Stone