Delightful 5 bedroom detached character property which has been sympathetically renovated, extended and upgraded whilst retaining its original charm. Believed to date from 1859 previously two cottages and with large chimneys and an arched door in the distinctive style seen elsewhere on the Hayheath estate. Major works have been carried out and completed to a high standard and now providing superb accommodation. Double oak electric gates open onto a gravel driveway with double oak cart lodge garage and off- road parking for 3 cars together with a second entrance with double 5 bar gates and parking for a further 2 cars. Grounds of approximately one acre and a wrap-around south facing garden and extensive views across fields.
Approaching the property there are double oak electric gates leading to a gravel driveway with a double oak cart lodge garage to the right and flower beds ahead with pathways and a main path to the front door.
There is a timbered porchway and an oak front door opening into a light and airy hallway with original pine flooring and windows to the right overlooking the superb garden with fields beyond. Throughout the property the windows have been replaced with timber framed double glazed replicas of the originals and with the feature monkey tail handles. There is a radiator in the hall and throughout the house the radiators renovated having been sand blasted and re-furbished. This section of the house is thought to have originally been the bake house for the Hayheath Estate.
Moving along the corridor and to the left and ahead is the arched external door and this, together with the chimneys, is again indicative of the connections with the Estate. To the right is the downstairs shower room with a curved shower, wash hand basin and WC. Adjacent to this are the stairs and further along into the living room. This is a generously proportioned room, again with wood flooring together with original pine doors which have been dipped and restored. There is a log burner and hearth comprising quarry tiles which were previously in the kitchen. It is an L-shaped room with double windows to one side, triple windows further along and, turning to face the garden, French doors opening onto the terrace with a lovely outlook and ideal for both relaxing and socialising.
Back to back with the living room is the open plan dining room, again with a log burner and this time with a slate hearth. Reclaimed wood flooring ensures the attention to detail and authenticity seen throughout the house. At the far end, again, there are French doors to the terrace. From the living room there is also a door to the downstairs cloakroom with a wash hand basin with a splashback created using old tiles, a WC and a frosted window to the side.
The kitchen has terracotta tiling with underfloor heating which continues into the utility room and the playroom/study/office/family room. There are also French doors opening onto the terrace and it connects with the hallway and the snug creating a sense of flow which works well in practical terms.
The snug area was once a kitchen and now provides useful storage space. The kitchen is well-equipped with country style cupboards including a full height larder cupboard and with dark mottled granite worksurfaces. There is an electric Rangemaster cooker with two ovens and six burners with a backdrop of attractive tiling in cream, grey and mid blue. Other integrated items include a fridge, a wine chiller and a dishwasher. There is a butler sink beneath the window looking out onto the garden and the fields beyond. There is a large island with another sink, cupboards on both sides and space for five or six bar stools. Presently there is also a large sofa and chair in the room which illustrate the spacious proportions of the room.
There is a half-glazed door leading from the kitchen into... Read more