An attractive and substantial detached period house, requiring some modernisation, on the edge of a village, within over 2.6 acres of fabulous gardens and paddocks.
A striking unlisted detached house of circa 1897, this large property has been within the current family's tenure for almost 60 years, during which it has been both the family's home and, for a long time, the village doctor's surgery.
The house offers spacious accommodation in excess of 4,500 square feet on the floor plan, with symmetrical principal rooms with impressive proportions and high ceilings. The dining room's ceiling is ornate, whilst the drawing room is partially panelled and all the reception rooms have attractive period fireplaces. Generally throughout the house the rooms have large windows, many that showcase the beautiful southerly and westerly views over the property's gardens and its adjoining land. Currently presented with four reception rooms and seven bedrooms served by two bathrooms, the versatile layout offers an obvious opportunity to reconfigure (subject to any consents required), should the buyer wish.
The mature formal gardens were the owner's passion and lie principally to the west and south of the house, extending to about an acre. Lawned with well-stocked flowering borders, mixed species fruit and deciduous trees, as well as a kitchen garden, the gardens are a delight and have lovely views to the west over the adjoining grassland field, which runs down to the River Witham, and rolling countryside. The grounds extend in total to about 2.8 acres.
In addition to the house, across the driveway, a large two storey brick built Coach House building offers garaging, stabling and storage and is thought to have potential, subject to consents, for ancillary annex accommodation.
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I loved my first visit to Highfield. Requiring some updating, the house has a lovely feel and a flow to the accommodation, coupled with great character. Unlisted, it is positioned within delightful gardens and adjoining pasture, with a detached coach house within which there has been past (now long lapsed) planning permitted an annex. I thought the property, setting and outlook compelling.James Abbott