Understood to date from 1905, West End House has been in the same family for more than 100 years and in the occupation of the present owners for the last 50 years.
This is a handsome and impressive family home in the Edwardian country house tradition with its brick and tile-hung elevations, tall chimneys and gabled roof. Internally the style continues with generously proportioned reception rooms and high corniced ceilings. Other aspect of the Arts and Crafts tradition are found in the beautifully crafted oak staircase and other joinery, leaded light windows and feature brick and stone fireplaces.
Key elements of the property include the wonderfully bright and spacious double aspect drawing room with its carved stone Tudor arch' fireplace, French doors to the garden terrace and lovely distant views. Two further reception rooms provide an elegant and spacious dining room and a cosy sitting room both with fitted wood-burning stoves. The hub of this family home must surely be the very spacious farmhouse' kitchen / breakfast room with its range of pitch pine furniture and china butler' style double sink under granite surfaces. A recently installed electric 3-oven AGA provides the warm heart. Just off the kitchen an enormous walk-in larder provides ample storage while the former scullery adjoining the back porch serves as today's utility / boot room.
First floor accommodation is no less impressive. Four principal bedrooms all benefit from en suite bath and shower facilities as well as superb distant countryside views. There are three further rooms and a family bathroom on the second floor which would be ideal as either family or staff accommodation in whatever configuration was required.
The property has the added benefit of a detached cottage created by the conversion of a former stable block. It now provides a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, bedroom and two bathrooms. It is currently utilised as self-catering rental accommodation but could well suit a number of purposes according to individual needs and any required consents.
Gardens and Grounds
West End House is approached via a long (0.2 miles) private tree-lined drive leading to an extensive gravelled forecourt. A spur leads past the cottage and pool house to a two bay timber framed barn. The gardens are an absolutely key feature of this beautiful property having been lovingly set out and tended by the present owners over many years.
Surrounding the house on all sides, the gardens are laid largely to lawn with numerous beds and borders planted with a wide variety of shrubs and flowers. The upper level of lawn adjoining the house includes a terrace with French doors from the drawing room. Steps lead down from here to a croquet lawn beyond which further lawns interspersed with a variety of fruit and other mature trees slope gently down towards the lake.
Behind the house a path leads to the pool area with paved surround and adjoining pool house and garden room.
The pool house also includes a large room currently arranged as a work room or studio. A path leads from the pool area to a pretty timber framed loggia overlooking the recently re-surfaced astro-turf' tennis court.
The remainder of the land is laid out as meadows and also includes a large lake.
In all about 25.6 acres (10.4ha).View payable Stamp Duty for this property