The house is set in an elevated position in mature and impressive grounds offering generous levels of privacy. Positioned on the corner of Goose Foot Lane and Gib Lane, the propertys vehicular access is found on Gib Lane. The house is in a commanding semi-rural position, yet with great accessibility to the main road and motorway network making the property ideal for commuters.
Approached through a pillared gateway, the drive sweeps through shrubbery and then unveils this impressive property. It is clear to see from the outset the substantial nature of this attractive home. The driveway leads through to a parking area and steps rise up to the grand front door. From this, the door opens into an entrance vestibule with original Victorian geometric tiled floor and a beautiful stained-glass door opens into a large entrance hall. The abundance of period features sets the tone for the property. That only two families have lived here since 1889 provides the evidence of a much-loved family home.
There are reception rooms either side of the hall in a traditional style layout.
The drawing room has a bay window giving views over the front garden and a window to the side - both providing generous levels of natural light. An open fire is set in a decorative marble surround giving the room a lovely focal point. From the drawing room double doors open into the dining room which enjoys an open fire grate within a beautiful marble fireplace. This room also enjoys views over the grounds.
The lounge is a beautiful room with a bay window and further window providing plenty of natural light. A woodburning stove is set in a stone hearth ensuring a cosy focal point to the room. There is a door off which connects to the kitchen.
The kitchen has a range of kitchen units and some built-in original style storage. There is a range cooker with an extractor, along with a point for a dishwasher. A 1½ sink and drainer is also provided, sited under windows with super views across the gardens and towards the open countryside.
The utility room, rear hall and downstairs W/C, all with original tiled floors, are found off. The utility /shower room has a point for a washing machine, original Belfast sink and shower cubicle.
The impressive staircase rises up to the first floor where there is a spacious landing enhanced by large stained glass windows. There are four sizeable bedrooms on the first floor, all with period features. Two enjoy some fabulous bay windows, each room has fantastic views across the gardens and countryside beyond.
The family bathroom has a bath with a showerhead fitting, W.C. and pedestal wash handbasin, again with views out across the gardens. The bathroom includes built-in storage and an airing cupboard. There is a separate WC with a wash basin.
A further staircase rises up to the second floor attic space where bedroom five and six can be found. There are also a further 2 bedrooms/playroomone of which is lined completely with bookshelves.
A further set of stairs rises up to an observatory, rising from the roof at the top of the building, where the views are stunning and far reaching. This is a quirky and fascinating point of difference to the property and a lovely space to enjoy.
The basement has stone-flagged floors and is split into four rooms. One of these is fitted with stone shelving, another housing the central heating boiler.
Iron gates are set between attractive stone gateposts giving an important feel to the house, enhanced by the sweeping driveway edged with rhododendrons, mature shrubs and trees which open out to reveal this extremely handsome double-fronted residence encircled by attractive lawned gardens, pond and double garage. There is a further paddock found at the side of the property. A double garage is also found in the grounds.
This much-loved family home is both commanding and graceful. It presents itself beautifully for those looking to improve and make this home their own.
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