** Back on the Market as of the 31st of January 2024 **A superbly positioned Grade II* listed property with origins believed to date back to late medieval times. This village home offers a wealth of character and is set in delightful grounds.Read More
Gloriously steeped in history, this charming village property is designated as of historic importance and, as such is both enhanced and protected by its Grade II* listing. With its origins firmly placed at the turn of the C16th, and evolving through several periods of history, this delightful property has provided elegant shelter to one family for over ninety years and awaits a new 'caretaker' to commence the next chapter. The beautifully proportioned rooms offer a plethora of traditional features set over three storeys. From the High Street, a picket gate leads to a flagstone pathway, which in turn leads to the entrance door, above which a swathe of trailing wisteria adds charm and seasonal interest. Once inside, doors from the entrance hall - complete with a gently curving wall - lead to the main reception rooms and stairwell. The sitting room benefits from a charming triple aspect, with double doors opening onto the garden, and features an open fire with marble overmantel and surround. Painted timbers and window shutters add gentle reminders of the past. The formal dining room - perhaps library - overlooks the High Street, complete with its own historic charm, and benefits from its own fireplace, with cast iron basket insert, painted stone mantle and slate hearth. A gently curving wall add to the ambience of this warm, inviting space. The kitchen, larder and scullery work as a partnership, offering storage, space for food preparation and casual dining - while the AGA offers all that is good in a country home. The staircase leads to the first-floor where it divides, with one side leading to the principal bedrooms and the other leading to the bathroom. The principal bedrooms are both located at the front of the property, with elegant proportions, solid wood floors and their own open fireplaces. Both rooms benefit from a small, private washroom, complete with wash-hand basin. The bathroom completes the first floor accommodation. A further enclosed staircase leads to the second-floor bedroom replete with continued charm and gently sloping ceilings. The glory of this delightful home lies in the gardens, which wrap two sides of the property and incorporate a combination of horticultural styles: albeit formal landscaping, lawn, pathways, planting, or just jolly good trees to climb! - keeping all family members happy in the outside space. But let us not forget the brook, which has carved its meandering way through this garden for hundreds of years and over that time delighted generation after generation.
Entrance door. Door to stairwell. Painted timbers. Chair rail. Under stairs cupboard. Radiator.
Sash window with shutters, to front aspect. Cast iron fireplace with ornamental surround. Chair rail. Built-in cupboard. Painted timbers. Strip wood floor.
Triple aspect room with windows to front and rear, and French doors to side; all with shutters. Fireplace with marble surround. Two radiators.
Windows, with shutters, to rear aspect. Ornamental surround with recessed AGA. Built-in cupboard with shelving. Brick tile flooring. Larder, with window to side and shelving.
Window to side aspect. Belfast sink. Solid wood worktop. Brick tile flooring. Floor-standing oil boiler. Space for washing machine. Door to garden.
Window to side aspect. High-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Shelving.
Window to side aspect. Split staircase with bathroom to one side and principal bedrooms to the other. Built-in cupboard containing electric consumer box.
Window, with secondary glazing, to rear aspect. Panelled bath. Wash-hand basin. Low-level WC. Built-in airing cupboard. Towel rail. Radiator.
Window to front aspect. Cast iron fireplace with ornamental surround. Built-in cupboard. Painted timbers. Radiator. Strip wood floor.
Window to rear aspect, with secondary glazing. Wash-hand basin with tiled splashback. Painted timbers.
Window to front aspect. Cast iron fireplace with ornamental surround. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator. Strip wood floor. Painted timbers.
Window to side aspect. Wash-hand basin with tiled splashback. Painted timbers.
Window to rear aspect. Inset cast iron fireplace with brick hearth. Built-in cupboards. Painted timbers. Sloping ceiling.
Window to side aspect. Radiator. Sloping ceiling.
Cold water tank. Shelving. Sloping ceiling.
Double doors. Window to side aspect.
The property is set behind a white picket fence, with pedestrian path leading to the entrance door. The gardens wrap two sides of the property, with the Black Brook running through. A bridge straddles the brook. Enclosed by wall, hedgerow and fencing. Gardens are formal in places and have a more organic feel elsewhere. Side gate to front.
There is right of access across a neighbouring driveway to access the detached garage and a small parking space could be formed to the right of the garage.
We understand mains water, drainage and electricity are supplied to the property. Mains gas is avaliable in the village - a supply pipe is laid up to the property but is not connected.