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This substantial and well proportioned central town family home offers versatile accommodation over three floors in the main house and the potential for further accommodation subject to renewed planning permission in the stone built barn across the garden. The property dates from 1604 with a later rear addition. It is constructed of rubble stone elevations under a stone tiled roof with arches over the window openings and mullion surrounds. The property has a great history to it, having housed Elizabeth Rowe, an 18th Century poet and was also formerly the home of the Smith family who sheltered the deposed priest of St John's Church (1662). Internally, the property has huge character with spacious principal reception rooms; having open fireplaces, large windows and accessed off the main reception hall with its flagstone floor and beautiful cantilevered staircase with an inlaid mahogany handrail.
The large kitchen/breakfast room is located in the more modern extension to the house. As such providing a modern family hub with a huge high window creating a light living space with principally a Mark Wilkinson wooden kitchen and Aga. A wrought iron spiral staircase leads to the first floor and a doorway leads out to the rear garden. The first and second floors offer large bedrooms with good bathrooms and there is the opportunity to create further en suite facilities should one wish. The walled garden is a super feature for a family home so close to the town, being enclosed and very secure behind the house. The garden is arranged in two 'rooms'; a courtyard with a covered al fresco dining and BBQ area that sits immediately behind the house and with a door leading from the kitchen. The second comprises a level lawned garden area with mature shrubs and flowering borders and enjoying pretty views across the top of the town to the church spire in the distance. Across the garden is a traditional stone built two storey barn that currently offers garaging and storage with a large empty first floor space.
The barn had planning permission which lapsed in 2013 to develop into a residential two bedroom annexe. Rook Lane House is now offered with vacant possession, the photographs show the house when the family were in situ.
3 Reception Rooms
Mark Wilkinson Kitchen
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