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Elegant, light double-fronted home, built in 1904, with graceful period detailing, wonderful elevated position and highly desirable address. There are four reception rooms, four double bedrooms, a study, dressing room, cellar, laundry room and a side-by-side double garage, as well as a glorious private garden with views across the valley and to the Downs. This appealing family home has bags of character and broad appeal.
The house sits away from the road beyond a mature hedge with a pretty front garden and path leading to the porticoed front door. The driveway offers off-road parking for several vehicles and access to the generous garage. Inside, a lovely open entrance hall leads to all the ground floor rooms whilst the wooden balustraded staircase curves up to the floor above. On the left is a superb front-to-back, oak-floored, bespoke Mark Wilkinson style kitchen and breakfast room with larder and door to the cellar. At the front are the breakfast area and old “back stairs” to the first floor. At the far end it opens into a sophisticated rear sitting room with floor to ceiling bay windows affording far-reaching views across the garden to the valley and Downs beyond. A doorway in the bay leads out down a few steps directly into the garden, whilst at the side double doors open into the adjacent dining room, which again benefits from arresting views and elegant detailing. To the right off the entrance hall is a second sitting room, providing additional social space, TV room or overflow guest space. Double doors lead onto a little courtyard with a useful study behind overlooking the garden. A further adjacent room, currently used as gym, and a boarded space above with Velux windows, could work brilliantly as an annexe.
On the first floor an overhead roof lantern lights the wide landing and leads to all the bedrooms and main bathroom. The build period is apparent here with architectural nooks and turns, yet also with the coherent layout desired by modern living. Each of the front bays houses a comfortable double bedroom with high ceilings, picture rails and other attractive features. One of these bedrooms is en-suite to the family bathroom in a Jack & Jill configuration, whilst the other has an adjacent cloakroom. The principal bathroom itself is amply proportioned and tastefully decorated with a separate bath and shower cubicle.
Also off the landing is a convenient dressing room whilst at the rear is the fourth bedroom with a pretty covered balcony overlooking the garden and sweeping views. The master bedroom occupies the other rear aspect, again making the most of the far-reaching outlook, and is well-proportioned with a splendid contemporary en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower.
An adaptable, well-presented period property in a popular location with views, parking, garage and secluded garden, this really is a fantastic house! It meets many of today’s discerning house-buyers requirements with ease and, much like it’s four previous owners, it is a home to stay in for many years.
The rear garden is secluded with a mature tree and shrub border, fragrant planting and two patio areas; a larger one closer to the house ideal for entertaining al-fresco, and another at the foot of the garden. A pretty summer house and rockery also add to this not-insignificantly sized garden.
Four/Five Bedroom House
Three Reception Rooms
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