- Distinctive detached Circa 17th century home
- Landmark Grade II Listed gateway folly
- Three elegantly presented reception rooms
- New contemporary style living dining kitchen
- Five double bedrooms and four bathrooms
- Self contained annexe potential
- Warmed by gas central heating and double glazed
- Private parking and detached double garage
- Placed within an acre of private grounds
- Enchanting landscaped gardens and millpond
This distinctive, detached family home of great character sits within an acre of mature, landscaped gardens approached via its gateway folly forming a renowned landmark of this much admired village. The elegant interior offers spacious reception areas, five double bedrooms and potential to create self contained annexe accommodation.
Oak panelled double doors, having niche windows to either side, open into the square hallway with wall lighting enhancing the Canadian maple flooring which extends through the arched and glazed double doors leading off in opposite directions, the first giving way into the lounge and also the dining room. Also, off the hall is the cloakroom with porcelain tiling and recessed downlights, has a two-piece Villeroy and Boch vanity-set suite and chrome heated towel rail.
The triple aspect and spacious principal lounge has bay-set French windows opening to the extensive sun terrace overlooking the rear garden. The eye-catching focal point of the room is the wood burning stove suspended above a granite topped podium and evening ambience is created by the wall and pendant lighting. The second arched doors open to the generously sized and galleried dining room having a vaulted ceiling, picture window to the rear and a beautiful oak spindle staircase rising and turning to the first floor.
The quadruple-aspect and contemporary style living dining kitchen has been fitted with a stunning bespoke designer kitchen having a floating appearance supplied by mirrored kickboards. The whole area is illuminated by the range of inset LED and rainbow-effect shaded lighting as well as natural light from multiple windows. Two large islands supply excellent storage and have pale granite work surfaces, the first with a double-drainer stainless-steel sink with both mixer and boiling water taps. A crazed-glass illuminated plinth provides an informal breakfast/dining space and the island also offers a range of drawer banks and storage cupboards. The second island includes a preparation sink and a Neff five-ring induction hob with remote-controlled extractor panel over in addition to drawer banks and further storage. To one wall, and set amongst storage cupboards to either side of a built-in Fisher and Paykel fridge-freezer, are a combination of ovens to include a conventional slide-and-glide oven, microwave oven, steam oven, and a warming drawer which can also be used as a slow cooker.
The living and dining areas are warmed by contemporary radiators and the windows can be shaded by remote control sensor dusk-to-dawn blinds. In addition to the inset spot lights the room is wired for wall lights and a glazed door with side panels leads to the gated courtyard. To the other side of the dining area a door opens to a study/den with windows to the rear and side and porcelain tiled flooring. Warmed by a radiator, this room also has walk-in closet and an exit door to the rear making this – and rooms described below – ideal for an annexe or home office.
The utility room, housing the central heating boiler, is lit by a window to the side and LED downlights, has a range of fitted storage wall and base cupboards with co-ordinating splash tiling between and granite effect work surface. With a side-draining stainless-steel sink and swan-neck mixer tap under the window, this practical room is also plumbed for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer with ample space for a second fridge-freezer.
A further door from the study gives way to the ground floor and dual aspect double bedroom. The fully tiled en suite which has been fitted with a wet room style power shower and a white Villeroy & Boch suite comprising wall mounted wash basin and concealed flush w.c. Additional features include an illuminated vanity shelf, LED downlights and a chrome heated towel rail.
The L-shaped galleried landing has a range of built-in storage closets and gives way to the four double bedrooms including the master suite with a bespoke handcrafted range of pippy oak clothes storage furniture with integrated television cabinet positioned opposite the king-sized bed-space. The picture window overlooks the delightful grounds, highlights the French oak flooring whilst a door to the fully tiled en suite reveals the double shower cubicle, back-to-wall Duravit bathtub, close coupled w.c. and wall mounted wash basin. There are two coiled heated towel rails, Lutron lighting showcasing the slate flooring and there is wiring for the sound system. The further double bedrooms each have either built-in or fitted or have ample space for clothes storage and each are served by the well-appointed family bathroom or adjoining shower room.
The property is approached through the renowned archway folly onto a cobbled entrance and turning to a courtyard via double wrought iron gates and offering convenient parking. A further gated access gives way to the pebbled driveway, parking and turning area and also leads to the potting shed, machinery store and detached double brick-built garage with up-and-over electric doors, power and light. The York stone sun terrace offers a vantage point from which to oversee the extensive and secluded lawn gardens with island beds of specimen planting and reaching down through an avenue of mature trees to an expansive wildlife pond with waterside pathways and tranquil seating areas overlooking the seasonal carpet-planting. A dry-stone and coped wall surrounds and borders the picturesque continuation of Grape Lane and further pathways run back between deep herbaceous borders to a parterre style garden returning to the terrace.
We are reliably informed that the Tenure of the property is FREEHOLD
Viewing is strictly by appointment through Maria B Evans Estate Agents
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.