A striking four/five bedroom, semi-detached, sandstone (dating to around 1870’s) villa, conveniently positioned close to the rural village of Shiskine. Displaying a stunning frontage, this former farmhouse offers some beautiful design features from a bygone era, in addition to flexible and versatile accommodation, formed over a two-storey layout, on a plot of around eight acres. A wealth of period detailing has been retained, most noticeably cornice work, which will no doubt appeal to the discerning buyer. In essence, the front of the property belies the spacious accommodation internally. Although the house is very much a traditional home, it has a comfortable feel and benefits from outstanding countryside views towards the Shiskine valley. It would most certainly suit those with an equestrian interest!
The traditional building has been well maintained, both internally and externally, to create fantastic and flexible accommodation, which only a viewing will qualify. The flexible interior offers sophisticated living space, which is inherent with a home of this age and character. The paddock of around eight acres is located (generally) to the front of the property and is enclosed by stone walls, post and wire fencing and hedges and is suitable for grazing. There is the welcome addition of a large storage barn in the paddock. The formal gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with a wide variety of plants and trees and provide seasonal colour and benefit from tremendous rural views into the distance, which can be enjoyed from a number of vantage points. The feature area of decking is the perfect spot for al-fresco dining and has been used for this purpose on many an occasion! The gardens come complete with a storage shed and log store. There is also a driveway providing off road parking for a number of vehicles.
The subjects are entered via a bright, welcoming reception hallway, with a feature staircase off to the upper landing and understairs storage. Immediately impressive lounge, with picture windows to the front aspect, flooding the room with natural light and providing stunning rural views. The feature fireplace with a log-burning stove is the key focal point of this room. Access can be gained from here into the kitchen/diner, which has been fitted to include an excellent range of floor and wall mounted units with a striking worktop, providing a fashionable and efficient workspace. It further benefits from an integrated oven, hob, extractor and fridge. There is further space for a dishwasher and an upright fridge/freezer. Open-plan access can be gained to the dining area where there is ample room for a table and chairs for more informal dining with friends and family. A glazed door opens from here onto the decking in the garden. The useful boot room is located off the kitchen and offers plenty of invaluable storage facilities and has a personal door opening into the rear courtyard. This is the perfect spot for hanging jackets and storing wellingtons. A large storage room can be found off this room and is ideal for storing sports equipment and bicycles. A handy utility room is also located off the boot room and is plumbed for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A glance upwards will take you on a journey back in time as the clothes dryer is still fully operational. A ladder allows access to the ‘old maids’ quarters at first-floor level and offers a number of exciting opportunities. The cosy family room (off hallway) has a range of furniture configurations and offers countryside views to the front aspect. This room has a feature (open) fireplace and could easily be used as a comfortable fifth bedroom if desired. The family bathroom with a roll-top bath creates the perfect ambience in which to unwind and completes the ground floor accommodation.
The staircase rises to first-floor level, revealing four, substantial bedrooms. The master bedroom offers stunning views into the distance and has the luxury of an en-suite shower-room with a dressing area and fitted wardrobes. All of the remaining bedrooms have space for additional free standing furniture if required. Access to the loft space can be gained from the landing. The very real possibility exists that this area could be converted into additional living accommodation (STPP) and add immediate value to this family home.
The specification includes oil central heating and double glazing for additional comfort and convenience.
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