Striking and substantial Grade II Listed former vicarage set centrally within it's grounds of approximately 4.2 acres.
A welcoming reception hall leads to all of the principal rooms on the ground floor, all of which offer fantastic proportions and high ceilings that you would expect from a property of this period.
The drawing room has an open fire, a range of fitted bookshelves and a large west facing window with working shutters overlooking the gardens. The sitting room has a cosy feel with a striking fireplace; double doors open into the garden room, where there is a lovely aspect of the gardens and views beyond. The dining room again offers fantastic proportions and there is a large fireplace as its focal point and there is plenty of space for formal entertaining. The kitchen/breakfast room is a good size and offers a range of fitted wooden units, built in double oven and electric induction hob. Beyond the kitchen is a very useful and large utility room, which provides space for all necessary appliances and also houses the oil fired boiler. Furthermore, there is a useful larder and completing the ground floor accommodation is a large cloakroom.
On the lower ground floor there is a large and useful cellar which comprises of four principal spaces that could be used for a variety of purposes from general storage to a wine cellar.
Stairs rise from the reception hall to a galleried landing; the master bedroom offers excellent proportions and wonderful views of the garden and surrounding countryside from its south and west facing windows. There is also a generous en-suite bath and shower room. The guest bedroom offers a lovely southerly aspect and benefits from another generous en suite bathroom. The three further bedrooms on the first floor are all comfortable doubles and there is a family shower room and separate adjacent cloakroom. Stairs rise up to a large attic room which is currently divided into a sleeping and living area. Furthermore there is an additional attic room which is currently used for storage, but could be used as further accommodation if required.
The property is approached via a private driveway which leads to the front of the property. Double gates open into a secure courtyard from which you access the property's outbuildings, totalling approximately 750 sq ft. The outbuildings are currently used as general and garden storage, however they could be utilised as garaging if required but also possible conversion into ancillary accommodation if required and subject to the necessary consents.
The orchard contains a small wood-framed greenhouse and five vegetable patches. There are a dozen mature fruit trees including apple, plum and pear as well as raspberry canes, gooseberry, redcurrant and blackcurrant bushes. The South facing walled herbaceous border is stocked with climbing roses and mature plants to give a spectacular display from June onwards. The central beds are stocked with a variety of flowering shrubs. A variety of bulbs make a spring display under the copper beech tree. Climbing roses, wisteria and clematis cover the walls of the house. The drive is lined with flowering shrubs.
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A truly wonderful country house with in excess of 5000 sqft of accommodation, glorious gardens, useful paddock and outbuildings and lovely countryside views.Patrick Brady