- Prominent Grade II Listed landmark residence
- Three/four beautifully proportioned reception rooms
- Four/five bedrooms plus annexe accommodation
- Breakfast kitchen plus well-equipped utility room
- Warmed by gas central heating traditional radiators
- Detached two storey double garage with office suite
- Cobbled, gated driveway parking for numerous cars
- Hollow-walled rear gardens and York stone sun terrace
- Central village location close to renowned amenities
- Easily accessed commuter transport networks
Prominently placed within the village, “Town House” is a Grade II Listed landmark, four/five-bedroom handsome three-storey residence which has been skilfully linked and expanded through to create a wonderful family home. The detached two storey double garage alongside adds further annexe facilities for office or guest suite and the surrounding walled gardens are simply beautiful.
This beautiful Grade II listed, landmark house has a timber panelled front door with exposed beam above and opens into the porch having a coats rack and pendant light. The York stone flagged floor continues beneath the inner, part glazed and decoratively leaded door to the hallway and continues through several of the ground floor working rooms. Period details such as exposed beams, brick arches, deep skirtings and architraves and stripped and painted panelled doors can be seen here and found aplenty throughout the property. Traditional style radiators have been strategically placed throughout the home and sit perfectly alongside the original features. The superb pine staircase turns and rises to the first floor, passing a large sash window at half-way and which allows natural light to flow through and highlight the features of this inner space.
The comfortable and well-proportioned sitting room has a sash window to the front and a central pendant light. To the outer wall is a brick arched ingle fireplace with a multi-fuel stove resting on the flagstone hearth and a traditional style radiator to supplement on chilly evenings. Also to the front of the house, and with a sash window, is the dining room which also has a central pendant light above the table space for evening ambience.
The charming breakfast kitchen is fitted with a delightful range of hand painted cabinets and free-standing dressers with solid ash worktops. A beamed brick ingle houses the gas Aga and a built-in cupboard to one side, formerly a bread oven, houses the Potterton gas combination central heating boiler which warms the extended parts of the property. A second gas central heating boiler, a Vaillant, can be found on the second floor and warms the original parts of the house. Beneath the window to the rear is the Butler’s style single drainer enamel sink unit with twin taps and two pendant lights are suspended above the table space.
From the kitchen, a latch door opens to the glass panelled link with stone flagged floor leading to and crossing over a glass-topped ‘well’ en route to the sun room. This lovely room with oak flooring has pendant and wall lighting to showcase the vaulted and beamed ceiling and the exposed brick to one wall whilst French windows open to the sun terrace and beautiful walled gardens beyond. Just off, the dual aspect music room – also with beamed vaulted ceiling and oak flooring – would make an ideal guest bedroom as it also has an adjoining wash room with w.c.
A separate utility room is fitted with a range of shaker style cabinets with splash tiling between and practical Formica work-tops with inset stainless-steel sink unit. Also inset is a four-burner gas hob with chimney extractor fan above and oven and grill below – ideal for summer-time use when the Aga is turned down. There is space for an American style fridge freezer and a glazed door opens to the rear paved courtyard which is fenced off as a dog run.
Off the hallway and beneath the stairs, the cellar with quarry tiled floor has plumbing for an automatic washing machine and space for a tumble dryer.
The first-floor landing is also beamed, gives way to the bedroom accommodation and the staircase continues to rise to the second floor.
The spacious principal bedroom has a sash window to the front and ample space for a range of wardrobes, chests of drawers and night-stands. A door on the landing opens to a suite of three rooms which include a bedroom with a sash window to the front and a cast iron fireplace, a further bedroom with a window to the rear and, sitting between the two, a fully tiled shower room with glazed cubicle, pedestal wash basin and w.c. This trio of rooms could create the perfect master bedroom with en suite and dressing room.
The fully tiled bathroom is fitted with a four-piece white suite comprising roll-top, claw foot bath with telephone style mixer tap, a corner shower cubicle, console style wash hand basin and low flush w.c. A built-in cupboard houses the hot water cylinder tank and a tall radiator is on hand to warm the towels.
An arched window is positioned at the turn of the stairs to the second-floor open plan landing which has a skylight window to the rear, built-in eaves cupboard and creates an ideal sitting room. The spacious bedroom on this floor has a skylight window to the rear and a window to the side and eaves wardrobes to one wall. A further fully tiled shower room sits between the two areas and has a glazed shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and w.c.
The property has a path to the front door across a paved frontage with iron railing boundary and perfect for container planting. A further cobbled access is positioned to the side, through timber double gates and leads to a pebbled parking area for numerous cars. This area is lined by flowering shrubs and trees, has a side lawn area and leads to a detached old-stock brick built double garage with twin electronically controlled roller-shutter doors, power and light. Stone steps to the side reflect a past era and rise to a first-floor balcony and a door to a suite of two spacious rooms with skylight and circular windows plus a cloakroom, currently used as offices as opposed to the hay loft which once stood in its place. Beneath the staircase is a log store and to the rear is a lean-to style and heated potting shed and garden store. The rear walled garden – hollowed as a fire wall - is a delight to behold with an extensive lawn area dotted with specimen trees which is set beyond the secluded York stone sun terrace surrounded by raised, dry-stone wall flower borders and raised vegetable beds.
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.
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