A wonderful family home with cottage and grounds.
Burmington House is privately situated to the west of the village with grounds bordering open countryside. The property has a mainly rendered exterior beneath a pitched slate roof. Thought to date back to 1829, the property is classically Georgian in appearance with a splendid stone portico entrance, high ceilings and large 16-pane sash windows. The property retains many lovely period features including decorative door frames and cornicing, fireplaces and oak and flagstone floors. The living accommodation is laid out over three floors and is ideal for family life. The property is not listed and scope exists to extend subject to the usual consents.
The property is entered via the elegant and light reception hall where your eye is immediately drawn to the charming staircase with large arched window. To the left is a triple aspect drawing room with high ceilings, open fireplace and French doors into the garden. To the right is a formal dining room with ceiling cornicing, picture rails and fireplace. There is a charming study with a very pretty bay window and door to the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is perfect for family life and is fitted out with an excellent range of floor and base units and an Aga. There is a door to the cottage and utility room beyond and another to the rear courtyard. There is potential to enlarge the kitchen wing.
On the first floor is the master bedroom which has dual aspects over the gardens and steps down to a luxurious en suite bathroom. A door connects to bedroom two which could be used as a nursery or dressing room. There are two further bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate WC. On the second floor is bedroom five and a store room which could be converted to an en suite shower room or bedroom (subject to the relevant consents).
The extensive cellarage can be accessed from inside and outside the property and is currently used to house the boiler and provides extensive storage.
Burmington House sits well in its plot, with ample gravelled parking and a turning space to the front of the property, established trees and shrubs and formal lawns to the front and south sides. To the north/east is a courtyard area, ideal for practical access to back door and utility room entrances, as well as leading to garaging and cottage.
The detached two storey cottage is also rendered with a slate roof. The cottage has been renovated to provide secondary accommodation but could also be used as a holiday let or home office.
There is an extensive range of outbuildings including a single garage, open bay garage and brick stable block with cobbled floor (attached to neighbouring former mill property). There is also a brick built outbuilding currently used for storage with scope for conversion to alternative uses.
To the rear of the property is a lovely part walled area with fruit trees and predominantly laid to lawn. There is a paddock with post and rail fencing with water supply. A spinney divides it from the banks of the River Stour to the north/west boundary.
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English rural life at its best!David Henderson