Orchard House is a substantial property comprising a main house of 3,529 sq ft, the majority of which is on the ground floor, a separate large single storey house/annexe with two bedrooms and a range of outbuildings all set within a tree lined boundary providing high levels of seclusion and privacy.
The main house, which has origins dating back to the turn of the century, has a Georgian style facade with symmetrical windows and a canopied porch supported on slender columns together with modern extensions which have added considerably to the space available on the ground floor. The front door opens into a wide tiled hallway flanked by two original reception rooms, a cloaks. W.C and the oak staircase to the first floor which is lit from above by a large glazed rooflight. The hallway leads around to the large and light sitting room which has a superb stone chimney with fitted Bodart & Gonay wood burning stove. A split level conservatory/garden room adjoins the sitting room and this gives access out onto a hard landscaped terrace area behind the house.
The kitchen was recently refitted with an extensive range of shaker style units with polished granite working surfaces and includes a large central island with breakfast bar to one side. Integrated appliances include a Rangemaster cooker, American fridge/freezer, separate fridge and freezer, dishwasher and gas hob. The bedroom accommodation is currently arranged with the master bedroom on the ground floor which includes a bedroom with fitted wardrobes a separate walk-in dressing room with concealed safe and a tiled bathroom with bath separate shower and twin wash basins. The rest of the bedrooms are at first floor level, two have en suite facilities and there is air conditioning in addition to the front bedrooms.
Set behind the main house is the separate single storey annexe which is well appointed and currently used for a dependent relative but would provide an opportunity to be used for multi generational living on the same site or for guests or dependents. The layout, which features two bedrooms, both with en suites, a sitting room with wood burning stove and a conservatory which has a lovely outlook over the rear section of the garden, is shown in detail in the attached floorplan. One surprising extra feature is a cinema room off the dining hall which has raised seating and a suspended ceiling to enhance the audio experience. With little alteration this room could be turned into a further reception room, a study or third bedroom (subject to any necessary planning consents).
Originally of the same footprint as the annexe is a further outbuilding offering potential to be used for a number of different purposes. Currently a large open plan space shown as a gym in the attached floor plan together with a large workshop. Both of these rooms have French doors leading out into the garden. To the southern boundary is a detached building with a large paved terrace enclosed within dwarf walling which provides a sunny space for outdoor entertaining. The building has recently been fitted with a complete range of painted shaker style kitchen units with oven, hob, fridge and freezer.
The property is approached over a winding drive off the Barrington Road which passes through tall electrically operated iron gates with tall brick piers and a keypad entry pedestrian gate. The drive passes through an avenue of trees and wide lawns open out to either side with an orchard to one side and a large feature pond to the other with water fall. The rest of the grounds are completely enclosed within tall mature hedges and Poplar trees. At the eastern end are timber former stables, and an area given over to raised vegetable beds.
In all 3.19 acres.View payable Stamp Duty for this property