Basement Level With Potential For Extending Living Space
EPC Rating: Grade II Listed Excempt
This fine five bedroomed Georgian residence is a stunning example of a period property sympathetic to its origins whilst embracing modern living. Beautifully presented with many period features set in private landscaped grounds.
Approached from an automated wrought iron gateway leading onto a gravelled approach which sweeps to the front formal entrance of the property and continues to the more informal side access having a second automated gated entrance leading to the courtyard.
The formal approach drive is flanked by sweeping lawned gardens and leads to a stone step way to the grand entrance of the house for when receiving visitors.
The traditional wooden entrance door with top light opens into the initial entrance vestibule with dado railing and quality wood parquet flooring. A door with side panels opens into the main reception hall with an impressive return staircase which provides the first glimpse of this stunning property. Other period features which are reflected in many of the rooms throughout this fine house include traditional style radiators and deep ceiling cornicing.
In an arrangement that typifies Georgian styling, the formal reception rooms flank either side of the reception hall which face the front aspect to the property. The principal being a sophisticated drawing room with a feature period style fireplace with an open fire grate and marble hearth perfect for receiving guests and enjoying views via twin sash windows onto the beautiful sweeping approach and gardens. The adjacent reception room is divided into two sections linked via an open archway currently used as a music room/snug and children's playroom.
The kitchen dining room is arranged open plan with a fabulous luxury kitchen fitted with bespoke made traditional solid wood cabinets and quartz lagoon Silestone work surfaces. The kitchen includes a range of fitted appliances. A large centre island with a quartz lagoon top which includes a sink, draw unit and a breakfast bar area with a solid wood top to the bar area. A feature marble fireplace has a multi-fuel burning stove adding to the period high quality styling in the room alongside the original twin shuttered sash windows. A broad square archway opens to the dining room side of the room with chimney breast and fitted cabinets to either side and side sash window onto the garden; perfect for when entertaining. Practicalities are catered for in the utility room which has a range of modern high gloss units including space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
To the side of the property, there is a raised informal entrance door which leads into a spacious lobby with a fitted shoe cupboard and a conveniently positioned cloakroom with a modern suite the lobby links into the main entrance hall. The basement level is also accessed from this lobby.
Steps lead from a door within the side lobby down to the basement level. The basement is in need of renovation but is a fascinating space with clear evidence of the past arranged in a series of separate rooms from its own lower level entrance from the side clearly the tradesmen and staff entrance. There is evidence of the kitchen with the original fireplace stove still in place and a latch door to a large walk in pantry and another to the scullery. There are three further rooms, most likely a staff dining room, butlers' room etc ? offering potential to extend the living space, create a self-contained apartment or a leisure area with ample space for a movie room, gymnasium and sauna.
The spindled return staircase leads firstly to a half landing with a small storage room and adjacent double bedroom with window to the rear garden. The staircase continues up to the impressive galleried landing with a ceiling window and coloured leaded panels, bathing the staircase area and the landing with natural light. The elegant master bedroom looks onto the front of the property and has a period cast fire surround and a door opens to a private landing with steps which go up to an open plan dressing room which is fitted with hanging spaces, drawer and storage units. The landing area also has steps down to what offers potential for an en-suite. Four further large/double bedrooms are served by a luxurious contemporary styled family bathroom with free standing oval bath, seamless screen shower cubicle and canter levered modern vanity unit with twin sinks.
There are two automated gated entrances to the property with gravel laid driveways which connect. The formal entrance has five lantern style street lights and a mature hedge border which leads to firstly to the front entrance of the house and is bordered by a lawned garden with deep borders showcasing an array of mature trees and shrubs. Stone steps lead up to the main entrance of the house, the gravel driveway continues around to join the informal drive to the side of the property and to a further aluminium wood effect automated gated entrance; which accesses onto a block paved parking area leading to the step way with wrought iron balustrade to the informal side entrance to the house.
. This area also accesses the detached garage/former coach house block and a further set of large double opening gates which open to gravel laid large storage area. The garage block is an exceptional triple bay garage and workshop with power and light that has been designed around the main bay taking larger vehicles via its taller and broader electrically operated roll over door. To the side of the garage block, there is block paved pathway with tall mature hedging leading around to access the gravelled storage area.
.. An archway gives access from the parking area to the rear garden which would most likely have been a kitchen garden as is accessed from the lower level of the house. This garden has a mature tree, shrub and fenced partition to the side/front aspect. To the side of the garage block, there is block paved pathway with tall mature hedging which leads around to access the gravelled storage area. Also from the main parking reception area to the side of the house there is external log store which is integrated into a lower level, there is a step way down to it and to the side entrance to the basement of the house. There is also a garden storage room and a boiler room.