A substantial detached and unlisted period house with outbuildings, in a splendid edge of village setting, within 1.75 acres of gardens.
Situated at the corner of Reeves Lane and Bottom Street on the northern edge of the village and with fine views to rolling countryside, The Stone House is an attractive and deceptive property. It offers spacious accommodation over two floors with three reception rooms, six bedrooms and three bath or shower rooms, within 1.75 acres, or thereabouts, of formal and informal woodland gardens, which border farmland.
Owned for the past 40 years by the current seller, the double fronted detached stone house was extended in 2009 when the property was also partially rewired, re-plumbed and reconfigured, with the addition of solar panels, which receive a feed-in tariff.
A long stone workshop and garage outbuilding range is thought by the sellers to have potential, subject to all consents, for wider ancillary uses, whilst a secondary dwelling within the garden (on the approximate site of the kitchen garden), was demolished in 2008.
The front door opens to an entrance hallway which is flanked by drawing and sitting rooms, each of which are dual-aspect with high ceilings and period fireplaces, the sitting room fireplace also housing a wood burning stove. The hallway leads on past the principal staircase to the dining room and the kitchen.
The dining room is an oak floored south facing room from which double doors open to the garden, and which connects to a study/play room and the kitchen. The kitchen is spacious and, through the 2009 extension, is open plan to a triple aspect garden room with French doors to the garden and another wood burning stove. With an extensive fitted suite, the kitchen incorporates an Aga, Belfast sink and integrated appliances, with large central island and a pantry. A utility, boot room and cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
The first floor is served by two staircases, with the main staircase rising to a vaulted landing. The principal bedroom suite is dual-aspect, with an en suite bathroom. Bedroom two is also dual-aspect and adjoins family bathroom one. The four further secondary bedrooms are all generous rooms, located close to family bathroom two, which incorporates a full suite with bath and separate shower, as well as the secondary staircase which descends back downstairs to between the kitchen and dining room.
The property's border with Reeves Lane has an established beach hedgerow and parkland fence, with a mature Cedar tree on the corner.
The gravelled driveway leads between the house and its outbuilding to garaging and a turning sweep to the rear, and provides ample parking for vehicles. The gardens principally lie to the west (rear) of the house and wrap around to the south, behind the neighbouring property's garden. It extends to 1.75 acres, or thereabouts, with formal lawns, a kitchen garden, former lawn tennis court and, forming the eastern boundary, an informal orchard and woodland garden.
This area of woodland will be subject to a covenant precluding development, further details of which can be sought from the selling agents. For keen walkers, runners and riders, there is a public footpath and public bridleway close to (but not over) the property, accessed from Bottom Street, that cross the adjoining field to some lovely countryside.
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Occupying a delightful position on the edge of the village and combining fabulous views with a high degree of privacy, I was surprised by the accommodation and the 1.75 acres of gardens. With a stone outbuilding thought (subject to planning) to have potential for ancillary uses and the fact that there was a cottage in the garden until recent years, the unlisted property offers great versatility.James Abbott