This distinctive home is an escape from the ordinary, an elegant and beautifully preserved former rectory set in a conservation area amongst mature landscaped gardens. This enchanting, 5 bed detached home is lovingly presented to an exquisite standard and offers a wealth of family living space which covers an impressive 3364 square feet. The current owners have worked hard to preserve the heritage and soul of the house adding stylish contemporary comforts whilst retaining its... More
This distinctive home is an escape from the ordinary, an elegant and beautifully preserved former rectory set in a conservation area amongst mature landscaped gardens. This enchanting, 5 bed detached home is lovingly presented to an exquisite standard and offers a wealth of family living space which covers an impressive 3364 square feet. The current owners have worked hard to preserve the heritage and soul of the house adding stylish contemporary comforts whilst retaining its historical integrity and seamlessly connecting old with new.
This is a house that inspires a slower-paced more fulfilling way of life, and whilst there’s still a sense of the past here the property embraces modern living and is just perfect for the family lifestyle. Internal inspection is essential and will reveal a flowing floor plan with the ground floor rooms being ideal for entertaining offering plenty of room for dinner guests and get-togethers.
As soon as you step through the front door the history of the property welcomes you with open arms with an extremely grand reception hallway that immediately invites you through to the incredibly spacious and light main lounge, a gorgeous room with a feature open fire, huge sash window and gleaming porcelain flooring - the ideal place to cosy up on the sofa with a crackling fire and a good book – period property life at its absolute finest!
Just across the hallway is the sitting room, another gorgeous reception with dual aspects and views over the gardens, the adjacent dining room is ideal for formal entertaining and has an attractive feature fireplace and a full length sash window. The luxuriously appointed hand crafted kitchen is fitted with wall and base cupboards providing ample storage to tidily put away the usual range of kitchen equipment. There is a large centre island, a range cooker, integrated appliances, quartz worktops, porcelain flooring, and French doors leading to the outside spaces. This stunning kitchen is the perfect space to gather friends and family, as there is plentiful room for a dining table for a more informal setting for guests. The ground floor is rounded off with a very useful utility room and a handy two piece cloaks/wc. From the hallway there are stairs leading down to the basement where a cinema room can be found and an adjacent bar room that provide a combined floor area of 506 square feet - a perfect party venue and great for teenagers!
The home’s private spaces can be found on the first floor, where there are five outstanding bedrooms, all very well proportioned, with large sash windows that allow plenty of natural light. Just off the landing is a separate WC, whilst the traditional family bathroom offers a stylish Victorian suite in classic white with a separate shower and stand-alone claw foot bath - wainscoting and porcelain tile flooring complete the elegant look.
Externally, lovely gardens surround the house with very well-maintained lawns, mature stocked borders, and charming areas for outdoor dining with plenty of space for the children to run and play on the lawns. There is ample parking on the large driveway which has gated access. This really is a wonderful wrap around garden with privacy and pretty aspects towards St Andrews church which provides a very pleasant backdrop. Other benefits of this magnificent home include gas central heating and double glazing.