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The White House was constructed circa 1925/6 for Major Twyford of the eminent Twyford ceramic and sanitaryware family. He created a traditional ‘country house’ with large and welcoming rooms for entertaining. He purchased 3 independent plots and combined them to create the generous 2.6 acre plot on which the house is situated.
The house has high ceilings, a plethora of windows and well proportioned rooms making this a light and bright home throughout. The house is in good order and has been well maintained by the current owners, who have been in residence for many years.
The other side of the house is laid out to a large formal dining room excellent for entertaining. Adjacent to the dining room is the large kitchen. This ‘cooks kitchen’ is fitted with bespoke wooden units, an AGA and a breakfast area. Off the kitchen is a north facing larder and a well appointed airy utility room.
Rising to the first floor you will find four double bedrooms all with excellent views over the surrounding countryside and gardens. One bedroom has an en suite bathroom. There is a further family bathroom. An original drop down loft ladder leads to an attic room which is an ideal hobby room, study or storage room.
The classic layout offers a central and welcoming hall which provides access to all the main rooms. The formal reception room on one side of the house is a spectacular drawing room believed to have been originally designed as an homage to Major Twyford’s hunting enthusiasm. Its unique design includes a vaulted ceiling, a large open fire and wooden panelling. The sitting room offers a cosy snug complete with an open fire. Off this room is the large modern addition of a fully glazed garden room which in turn leads to a veranda and patio. This area makes the most of its south westerly orientation enjoying lovely views over the gardens and surrounding landscape.
East Grafton is a small picturesque village, set around a pretty green. The village amenities include a church, a preschool, a modern village hall and an abundance of footpaths and bridleways over the surrounding farmland. It is situated near to the market towns of Marlborough and Hungerford (both about 8 miles). The larger commercial centres of Newbury, Swindon, Reading and Andover are all commutable. Schooling in the area is catered for well at all levels through Marlborough College, St Johns Marlborough, Dauntseys, St Francis, St Marys Calne, Pinewood and Farleigh.
Local transport links are equally good with rail services to London Paddington from Hungerford taking approximately 55 minutes and
Great Bedwyn (about 3 miles) an hour and a quarter. The motorway network can be accessed through Junction 14 of the M4 motorway which is about 12 miles away.
The house is set in exceptional grounds which are accessed via a 5 bar vehicular security gate which leads to a sweeping driveway flanked by an avenue of ornamental acer trees and then onto the garage complex. This substantial structure has a double car port, two integral lock up garages and a storeroom / workshed.
The grounds are almost level throughout and enjoy a range of mature specimen trees and well stocked flower beds. In addition there is a
large pond, a fenced vegetable garden, a superb greenhouse and a gazebo.
Within the grounds are two very substantially built red brick buildings believed to have been war time shelters, they now make useful
The rear of the house enjoys a southerly orientation with a large patio area accessible from many rooms in the house, making it an ideal outdoor eating area. A high hedge runs round most of the boundary increasing the privacy and usability of the garden.
Welcoming and Substantial Entrance Hall
Vaulted Drawing Room
Generous Kitchen / Breakfast Room
Formal Dining Room
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