A delightful 4 bedroom attached character property and a separate 1 bedroom annex as a later addition. The main house is part of the former Hayheath Estate believed to date from 1880 and it has an interesting historical background with indications of likely layout and usage in the past. It has been carefully maintained and sympathetically upgraded whilst retaining the charm of a period property and provides a spacious family home with four double bedrooms. It has many features such as period fireplaces, arched/sash windows, high ceilings, deep skirtings, cornicing and picture rails. The kitchen has been refurbished to a high standard together with an extension providing an additional reception room. All rooms are generously proportioned in keeping with the high ceilings. The L-shaped one bedroom annex provides excellent accommodation for guests, teenagers or an older relative looking for independence whilst still in close proximity to the house. There is a garage to the front of the house, a brick paved frontage with flower beds together with a good size rear garden and stunning views of farmland.
As you approach the property, there is a brick paved frontage with flower beds to the left and right. On either side of the wooden front door there are striking arched windows with lattice fretwork grills on the exterior and monkey tail handles on the interior. The house has a corridor running from left to right with the orientation of the house geared to the stunning views over farmland at the rear of the house.
Turning to the right, there is an inner hall with the staircase and a full height under stairs cupboard on the right and a beautiful mirrored wall to the left. The cloakroom is situated on the left at the turn of the stairs. It has a feature arched lattice window, a marble topped wash hand basin with cupboard beneath and a white WC together with white hexagonal wall tiles and grey floor tiles. It is thought likely that this room was once part of the original pantry.
Beyond the stairs, the sitting room is very generously proportioned and runs from the front to the rear of the house. It has a sense of grandeur with its seven sash windows with triple windows overlooking the rear garden, a window on either side of the fireplace and two further windows to the front of the house. The period fireplace has a marble hearth and a stone mantel piece. Here and elsewhere in the house, the radiators have been concealed behind attractive fretwork.
Along the corridor, in the other direction, leads to the kitchen which has been refurbished to a high standard and has been styled to be in keeping with a period property which is a country house. A chimney breast has been created with a wooden surround for the range cooker and has a wooden over mantel and tiled inset. The Falcon range cooker has two electric ovens and a grill together with five burners which use LPG. There is a large island with excellent storage with cupboards and drawers on one side, a wine rack in the end section, on the other side a built-in Neff microwave and, on the fourth side, there is space for two bar stools. Above the island there is an overhead hanging rack for utensils, again in keeping with the style of the kitchen. There is a good range of wood wall and base units currently painted in Farrow and Ball Powder Blue . There are complementary blue/green Fired Earth tiles with the granite work surfaces providing an effect contrast in the colour scheme. There is a butler sink with a plate rack above and an integrated Neff dishwasher together with space and plumbing for a large American style fridge/freezer. Behind the double doors of a full height larder cupboard, there is space and plumbing for both a washing machine and a tumble drier. A slate floor in dark mixed colours provides an authentic base and this flows through into the extension.
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|A delightful four bedroom attached character period property with a separate 1 bedroom annex
||Part of the former Hayheath Estate and believed to date from 1880 and with an interesting historical background with indications of layout and usage in the past
|Carefully maintained and sympathetically upgraded whilst retaining the charm of a period property and providing a spacious family home with four double bedrooms
||Period fireplaces, arched/sash windows, high ceilings, deep skirtings, cornicing and picture rails
|Kitchen refurbished to a high standard and sympathetically extended to provide an additional reception room
||Oil fired central heating
|Master bedroom with an en-suite shower room plus family bathroom
||Stunning views across open farmland
|Council Tax Band ‘F’