- Most appealing, detached stone-built former farmhouse
- Set in a conservation area and brimming with character
- Exquisitely finished and immaculately presented
- First floor lounge with superb views and brick ingle
- Two further comfortably spacious reception rooms
- Martin Moore bespoke, hand painted dining kitchen
- Four double bedrooms each with hand painted wardrobes
- Contemporary bathroom, master en suite shower room
- Warmed by gas central heating and hardwood double glazing
- Cobbled driveway parking and integral double garage
- Extensive lawn gardens offering stunning valley views
The painted oak front door opens to the porch having leaded windows to either side and sheltering the inner tongue and groove latch door which opens into the dining hall. The room has a stone-sill window to the front, two wall lights and recessed downlights between the three exposed oak ceiling beams. A carved sandstone open fire surround with a cast iron inset creates a focal point and a covered radiator provides additional warmth when needed.
Latch doors open to each of the ground floor rooms including the inner hall with a flagstone floor which continues throughout the majority of the ground floor. The hall has an exposed oak beam, painted spindle staircase rising and turning to the first floor with a cupboard beneath, and the area is lit by recessed downlights and wall lights.
The snug also has a stone-sill window to the front, recessed downlights, exposed ceiling beams and a traditional style radiator to warm. This cosy room creates a perfect retreat and has a wall mounted television point.
The cloakroom has a stone-sill opaque window to the side, automatic entry recessed downlighting, under-floor heating and a built-in linen cupboard. With painted wall panelling to dado height in muted shades, the room is fitted with a Villeroy & Boch white suite of vanity table with ellipse wash basin and wall mounted French faucets over, and a wall mounted w.c.
The superb, dual aspect, L-shaped dining kitchen complete with exposed oak beams is fitted with a bespoke range of Martin Moore ivory-shaded, hand-painted cabinets with black knobs and incorporating deep drawers. Bronze melange granite counters surround and the twin ceramic sink unit with French style mixer and cold-water filter taps over is set into an oak segment with etched drainer to the side. Beneath a mantle canopy with extractor fan and tiled splash-back sits the pewter Aga range cooker with two-ovens and, for use in summer months, there is a Siemens eye-level pyrolytic double oven, grill and microwave combination. Other integrated appliances include a Neff automatic dishwasher and a Miele larder fridge freezer. A door leads to the rear porch and a broad archway opening gives way to the dining area with a change of flooring to oak, panel windows to the front and a glazed roof panel allowing natural light to pour through to the dining space beneath. Warmed by two traditional style radiators, to one wall is a fabulous built-in Matthew Marsden cabinet with granite work surface and incorporating a Miele wine chiller and fridge freezer to either side of bi-folding doors to a cocktail cabinet with drawer banks below.
From the dining room, a door opens to an extended section – currently under construction – with windows to front and rear plus two Velux skylights, and an exposed stone feature wall. There are pipes fitted for central heating and this room can be transformed into a gymnasium, hobby room or home office – whatever you need most.
The rear porch has a stone-sill window, traditional style radiator, recessed downlights, a very practical stone flagged floor and a built-in dresser for warm coats, hats, gloves and muddy boots. There is also a wall-mounted Videx entry phone for the electric gates.
To the first floor and, at the half landing, there are polished timber steps rising to the fabulous, first-floor dual-aspect lounge with picture windows giving truly breath-taking views of the Douglas Valley beyond the gardens. The vaulted ceiling, with exposed beams and a Velux window, is dotted with recessed downlights and the exposed timber floor-boards give a homely feel to the room but the show-stealer has to be the full-height hand-made brick-built chimney breast with deep ingle, inset oak beam and stone flagged hearth which surrounds a beast of a log burner - meaning you probably won’t be needing the two traditional radiators which are also on hand.
The first-floor landing, lit by wall lights, has a built-in linen cupboard with oak shelves and an automatic light. Once again, latch doors open to each of the rooms including the four double bedrooms which each have stone-sill windows, recessed downlights, traditional style radiators and are all fitted with Matthew Marsden hand-painted wardrobes and have ample space for further furniture.
The master bedroom overlooks the side of the property and has an en suite shower room with under-floor heating. Warmed by a chrome ladder heated towel rail and having honed marble tiling and window sill, the room is fitted with a Villeroy & Boch white suite comprising wall mounted wash hand basin with heated mirror over, and w.c., and a walk-in shower with glass screen.
Bedrooms two and three overlook the front garden whilst bedroom four has a side window.
These three bedrooms are served by the luxury family bathroom with honed marble floor with under-floor heating and splash areas - all lit by recessed downlights. The Villeroy & Boch white four-piece suite comprises a large glazed shower cabinet, a stand-alone bath-tub with wall mounted faucets, a French solid oak vanity unit with an ellipse wash basin resting on the limestone table-top (having matching window-sill) with wall mounted faucets plus a heated mirror over, and a wall mounted w.c. And, of course, there is a chrome ladder-style heated rail to warm the towels.
This absolutely delightful former farmhouse is approached via a cobbled driveway leading through wrought iron double gates and cutting a path between low, stone-built retaining walls having lawn areas to either side. The drive is lit by a Victorian lantern, provides parking for several cars and leads to the integral double garage with electronically controlled doors, a personal door to the rear, power and light. To one side of the garage is a utility area fitted with a range of cabinets having an inset stainless steel sink unit, under-counter plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer and fridge freezer, and also housing the wall mounted Worcester gas central heating boiler.
A York stone path leads to the front stone-built porch with slate tiled roof and inset, broad oak door and which overlooks the front garden. The side and rear gardens are mainly laid to sweeping and extensive lawns with Portuguese laurel hedgerows surrounding and dotted with specimen trees including flowering cherry, beech and three fruit trees. To one end is a large timber shed/workshop, with power and light, for fuel and tool storage and there is an outside tap close by.
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We are reliably informed that the Tenure of the property is Freehold.
Room measurements given in these property details are approximate and are supplied as a guide only. All land measurements are supplied by the Vendor and should be verified by the buyer's solicitor. We would advise that all services, appliances and heating facilities be confirmed in working order by an appropriately registered service company or surveyor on behalf of the buyer as Maria B. Evans Estate Agency cannot be held responsible for any faults found. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by prospective purchasers.