GUIDE PRICE £800,000 - £850,000
A rare opportunity to acquire a 5 bedroom period property believed to date from 1880 coming to the market for the first time in 37 years and offered with a plot of quarter of an acre (tbv). A superb inglenook fireplace, a plethora of oak beams and panelling, a kitchen / breakfast room designed by Charlwood Kitchens and a thermostatically controlled wine cellar are just some of the features of this magnificent house. This is a delightful period property has stunning oak features throughout the property. There is a large bell, sheltered within its own tiled roof, mounted on the outside wall at the front of the property. The story goes that, in the past, the owner was a lady who was particularly fearful of a fire starting and hence the bell and the rationale for the name of the house.
As you arrive at the property there is an immediate sense of grandeur. The beehive shaped porch has a heavy oak door, large metal door knocker and bell pull all indicative of a genuine period property. It provides an entrance which is both grand and practical at the same time. It has half height oak panelling, a brick tiled floor and lattice windows with monkey tail handles and double doors into the house itself. Entering the house, you are greeted with the feature oak staircase with the reception hall to your right and the drawing room to your left. Walking into the drawing room there is a large inglenook fireplace, oak bressamer beam and wood burning stove and the proportions of the room are generous. Its beams, half height oak panelling together with leaded light windows make this an impressive yet warm room. Currently carpeted, there are oak floorboards beneath. Across from this room is the reception hall which also has oak panelling and leaded light windows. There is a fireplace with brick surround, wooden panelling above and currently has a gas fire. This room is carpeted as are the stair treads but with oak underneath. Moving ahead to the kitchen/breakfast room there are 3 superb original sash windows which were beautifully renovated approximately two years ago plus the door to the garden. Again, the room is generously proportioned with plenty of space for the granite topped island with cupboards, doors and a wine rack within as well as space for a table and chairs and also a large built -in dresser. The floor tiles are Amtico and the wall tiles are Fired Earth and the radiator is behind an attractive grill/wooden fretwork. The kitchen was designed by Charlwood Kitchens and, as you would expect, combines high specification with practicality. Wall and base units are of an attractive design and made of oak with dark granite worksurfaces. There is a butler sink with a Quooker tap for boiling water, hot water and cold water. There is an integrated Falcon (a subsidiary of Aga) range cooker with 5 ring gas burners and twin ovens; one of which is fan assisted and the other is a conventional oven. There is larder fridge which is included and space for a dishwasher. The utility/walk-in larder has a large Poggenpohl unit comprising a work surface, cupboard and drawers. This room also has Amtico flooring, useful shelving together with space for a full size freezer, space for a microwave and space for a washing machine. As well as the kitchen, there are 2 more options for dining. Leading off the kitchen is the dining room which the current owners use as an additional reception room/study. Opposite there is another smaller area currently used for storage which has previously had a desk and a computer. For a more relaxed space – either for dining and/or relaxing, there is the conservatory which is spacious, light and airy. The conservatory is solidly built and has tiled flooring with underfloor heating ensuring that it can be used all year round. It has 2 sets of double doors leading to outside to the left and to the right. In addition, there is a door to the downstairs c
|A rare opportunity to acquire a period property believed to date from 1880 coming to the market for||Generous accommodation spanning over 4000 sq.ft.|
|Inglenook fireplace with Oak bressamer beam and a plethora of oak panelling, beams and doors, leaded||kitchen/ breakfast room also in oak designed by Charlwood Kitchens|
|Conservatory with under floor heating, storage buildings including a thermostatically controlled win||5 bedrooms with an en-suite to the master bedroom|
|West facing walled garden within a plot of approximately quarter of an acre (tbv)||Double fronted property attached on one side and with a double garage and off road parking for numer|
|Vendor suited||EPC ‘D’ and the property benefits from solar panels which produce an annual income|