A handsome house in need of modernization
Rough Close House is a handsome family home, in need of restoration and modernization, set in just over one acre of attractive gardens including a swimming pool, tennis court and outbuildings.
The property was built in the 1920's with an extension added in 1978 and has been owned by the same family for the last 65 years. Throughout the house, tall ceilings and large windows create an elegant living space with lots of natural light.
Stone steps rise to the front door which opens to a porch leading to the entrance hall with original parquet flooring which continues through the reception rooms, a tall window overlooking the gardens and from which, the attractive stone staircase rises to the first floor, believed to have come from Trentham Hall which was demolished in 1912.
To the right of the hall, the drawing room features a bay window and an attractive fireplace with marble surround. To the left of the hall, the dining room has a bay window with fine views over the garden and continues into the spacious living kitchen. The garden room, which was added in 1978, has French doors which open onto the terrace. The study benefits from fitted bookshelves and leads to the larder. There is also a WC off the hall.
To the first floor are three bedrooms comprising of; the principal suite with wonderful garden views, a curved fitted wardrobe and ensuite bathroom, a double bedroom with built in wardrobes and ensuite bathroom, and a double bedroom with a bay window with a garden view and built in wardrobe. There is a further family bathroom, WC and a dressing room.
The property benefits from an internal flat, which includes a kitchenette, sitting room, double bedroom and a bathroom and loft space above. There is also a disused lift which could, be reinstated, and goes down to the ground floor.
The loft has been converted to provide two rooms and a corridor. There is electricity and wooden flooring throughout, offering potential to be converted into further living space subject to the correct planning permissions.
The property is entered via a private, gravel driveway with ample parking space.
There are a number of outbuildings including a traditional building with outline planning permission suitable for a multitude of uses, subject to the correct planning permission, a double garage and workshop.
The attractive garden is laid to lawn with mature, structured beds and hedging. To the right is a wooded area dense with seasonal flowers and rhododendrons. To the rear of the garden is a hard tennis court with an orchard beyond with a number of fruit trees and a large beech tree. There is also a swimming pool.
Brochure prepared May 2020
Photographs taken April 2020
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