- Resplendent Grade II listed detached gentleman's residence
- Set within approximately thirty acres of formal gardens and grounds
- Epitome of character and charm dating back to 1709
- Detached two-storey converted barn for ancillary use
- Vast parking area and detached four car garage and store
- Well equipped gymnasium and all-weather tennis court
- Stunning, landscaped and manicured gardens surround
- Surrounded by stunning, far reaching pastoral views
- Easy access to local villages and commuter transport links
- Property does not need to be sold with the grazing land.
This resplendent Grade II listed detached residence, dated 1709 on the east gable, is the epitome of charm arising from the handmade brick and stone quoins to the array of exposed oak ceiling and wall beams which can be found throughout the elegantly presented rooms. Set in some thirty acres of surrounding formal gardens and farmland, the totally secluded property also incorporates a detached two-storey converted barn, a three-car garage and lock-up with gymnasium above, and a floodlit tennis court and store.
The broad oak panelled door, with diamond glass insets, opens into the foyer having stone flagged floor and a latched door leading to the central hallway. Oak latch doors give way to all the rooms throughout and each are warmed by traditional style radiators in keeping with the décor and/or underfloor heating.
To the side, a cloakroom with flagged floor has an ornate French style w.c. and wash stand with white marble splash back. Just off, the striking, stone flagged central hallway with French doors to the garden, oak beams and stanchions and an oak staircase rising to the first floor.
The oak panelled rear door to the property has a glazed inset and is sheltered by a covered porch and carport with oak seat and store cupboards. Inside, the stone flagged vestibule is lit by recessed down-lighting and, adjacent, the utility room has a Butler’s sink set into Corian work tops and there is plumbing for two automatic washing machines and two tumble dryers.
The elegant dining room and withdrawing area has exposed oak floorboards, two French doors to the side terrace and two windows overlook the gardens. A stone Minster open fireplace provides warmth and the room is wired for wall lights in addition to three pendant lights suspended above the table space.
The comfortably spacious lounge has a side window, a pendant light and is warmed by a striking, contemporary style Stovax raised log burning stove set beneath a beamed ingle and having an exposed brick feature wall and sandstone fire surround and the room also benefits from under-floor heating.
The living-dining-kitchen has windows overlooking the garden to which there is a stable-style door. Lit by recessed down-lighting, the kitchen comprises banks of white and pale grey contemporary units which line one wall, include an extensive breakfast bar and are finished with white Corian work-surfaces incorporating an inset stainless-steel sink unit with swan-neck mixer tap. Integrated appliances include a fridge-freezer, microwave oven and automatic dish washer and the pale grey Italian stone flagged floor has under-floor heating through each area. To one end, the white electric Aga and twin companions, set beneath an exposed beam, are surrounded by white splash tiling and provides the convenience of year-round cooking facilities as one section has independently controlled ceramic hob and ovens. A recessed preparation area with windows to the side and rear has matching units, a one-and-a-half size stainless-steel sink unit with spring style mixer tap and boiled water tap.
The dining area has a deep ingle fireplace with recessed contemporary Stovax wood burner set beneath a wall-mounted television point. A central pendant light sits above the table space and the stone flooring continues through to the living room which is accessed via a recessed sliding glass pocket door and has French windows leading to the garden. This comfortable room is wired for wall lights and has a television point set into the white wall panelling and also benefits from under-floor heating.
With an oak spindled balustrade, the L-shaped landing has a spacious walk-in linen cupboard, pendant lighting, a window to the side and is also wired for wall lights.
A vaulted ceiling and exposed beams feature in the master bedroom in addition to moulded wall frescoes and a design-complementary glass panel set into the beams leading to the boudoir and en-suite. The window to the front, with wall-to-wall curtain rail concealing the wall mounted television point, offers superb views and there is a Velux window, pendant lighting, wiring for multiple wall lights and under-floor heating. A timber door from the bedroom opens to the walk-in dressing room which has a rear window and is lined with an array of hanging rails, shoe cupboards and drawer banks.
The boudoir has a window to the front and Karndean flooring follows through into the fully tiled en-suite which has a side window with further light is provided by a mixture of pendant and recessed lighting. The luxurious suite comprises a stand-alone, roll-top copper bath tub with ornate tap-and-soap-stand to the side, a twin bowl console style wash-stand with French ironware, and a low flush w.c. Behind frosted glass screening is a walk-in shower with monsoon and hand-held shower heads having wall-mounted controls, a heated rail warms the towels and under-floor heating, in both areas, warm the toes.
Bedroom two has a walk-through dressing room with fitted wardrobes, a window to the front with a deep lounger, a smaller window to the rear and a glass door which leads to a Juliette balcony to the side. The fully tiled en-suite has a walk-in wet-room style shower area and glass floor-to-vaulted-ceiling shower screen, a wall mounted w.c., and a console wash stand. There are Velux windows and wall lights for evening time, under-floor heating and a recessed contemporary white heated towel rail.
Wired for wall and pendant lights, bedroom three overlooks the front and side and has painted wooden beams to the ceiling and inset Bose speakers. Wardrobes and cupboards are fitted to one wall and there is also an under-eaves storage cupboard.
The fully tiled bathroom has two Velux windows, pendant and recessed down-lighting plus wall lights. The four-piece suite comprises a stand-alone rolled-top bath with porcelain feet and wall mounted taps, walk-in wet-room style shower with high glass screen and two recessed toiletries shelves, a console style wash-stand with swan neck mixer tap and a wall mounted w.c. There is under-floor heating, a heated towel rail and ladder-style radiator keep the towels aired.
Bedroom four has a low window to the front, recessed and pendant lighting. A wall-mounted television point is set into the fitted furniture and the Karndean flooring with under-floor heating continues into the fully tiled en-suite. With recessed lighting, the en suite has a Velux window and a three-piece suite comprising a glazed walk-in shower with drencher head, an ornate pedestal wash hand basin and a high-flush w.c. with a polished pewter cistern and crafted wooden seat.
Outside, across the cobbled courtyard, the two-storey converted barn with ranch-style porch and doors to each side offers myriad uses as either superb office space, cinema and/or games rooms, alternatively, as ancillary accommodation for a dependent family member. With recessed down-lights throughout, the first ground floor room has windows to the front and the stone-flagged second room has French windows to the side and rear. A galley kitchen with inset lighting and side window has a range of painted wall and base units with a Butler’s sink set into the wooden work surfaces and splash tiling between levels. There is space for a free-standing oven and hob, fridge-freezer and plumbing for a washing machine. An enclosed stairway leads to the first-floor landing with ceramic tiled flooring and giving way to four separate rooms and a bathroom. All have exposed beams, are wired for wall lights and have multiple power points.
The detached brick-built garage/car-port has room for four vehicles and, to one end, is a secure garden tool store. Exterior stone steps rise to the spacious and well-equipped gymnasium with vaulted-ceiling and combined side and Velux windows, inset spot lights and pine flooring. Low heaters provide warmth, there is a television point and low-level speakers for phone connection.
The property, set within some thirty acres, is approached via oak double gates and lead to a box tree-lined central lawn and split driveway; with cobbled apron and parking for the barn and a laurel hedge-lined driveway to the house, garage and the tennis court beyond. A parterre rose garden to the front of the barn follows through to the cherry orchard and, to the side, a wisteria and rose laden arbour over a York stone path leads to a sun terrace alongside the Koi carp pond with jetty and offers astounding, far reaching pastoral views.
The extensive lawn to the rear of the house is enclosed by beech hedging and dotted with mature shrubs and specimen trees whilst well-stocked herbaceous borders surround, adding depth and colour. A further York stone terrace is positioned off the dining room and provides a perfect pre- or post-dinner watering hole. Just outside the kitchen also features a second al fresco spot with a circular arbour dining space for family gatherings and a path from there leads across to the property's open farmland.
The enclosed, flood-lit tennis court has an all-weather surface. To the side is a raised decked podium which supports a small timber storage shed with power supply and also offers a prime spectator pew.
In addition, alongside the farmhouse is an outside store housing the oil tank, oil-fired boiler and giving the barbecue a home for the winter.
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