A charming detached period property set in beautiful mature landscaped gardens with wooded area, in the centre of this highly regarded village. Very well presented with many original architectural features including exposed timbers, brickwork and inglenook fireplace.
A charming detached period property set in beautiful mature landscaped gardens in the centre of this highly regarded village.
• Many original architectural features including exposed timbers, brickwork and inglenook fireplace
• Private gardens with wooded area along the south boundary
• 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
• 3 reception rooms and study
• Very well maintained throughout
• Oil fired central heating
• Gardens of about 1/3 acre
Hightrees is an attractive period cottage nestling in secluded gardens with a stream running through and a small copse across the front, in the heart of the village, opposite the parish church.
Note: The present owners have use of the adjacent flower meadow which extends to about 6.7 acres. This is held under annual licence from a local land owner and it may be possible for a future owner to enter into a similar arrangement by separate negotiation.
The original part of the property is believed to date from around 1600 and it has been extended and improved in recent years by the current owners. These works include a substantial extension to the west end of the property and upgrading of the bath/shower rooms.
The main entrance opens into a good sized reception hall which has African slate floor, a cloaks cupboard, exposed brick chimney breast and stairs to the first floor. The cloakroom with W.C., hand basin and stripped timber flooring is off the hall.
The bright drawing room has triple aspects over the gardens with two sets of French windows to the back garden terrace and reclaimed timber flooring. Adjacent to this is the study which also has French windows to the back garden and aspect to the rear, fitted out with book cases and a small cupboard under the stairs.
The impressive dining room has a large inglenook fireplace with canopy and brick fireplace, exposed beams and storage cupboard and has aspects to the front and rear with a door leading to the front garden. This room leads to the sitting room which has aspects to front and side, exposed beams, an open brick fireplace and secondary stair case to the first floor. Beyond this is the kitchen which has a stable door to the outside, built in oven with ceramic hob and extractor hood above. Range of units with space and plumbing for dish washer/washing machine and one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap.
On the first floor, the main landing leads through to Bedroom 1 which has built in wardrobes, reclaimed timber flooring and lovely aspects over the main garden. Adjacent to this is the main bathroom which has a bath with mixer tap and hand shower with tiled surround, W.C. and vanity unit with hand basin incorporated and free standing shower cubicle with glass door. There are three further bedrooms, two of which have connecting door and the fourth and third bedroom together with the shower room have their own stair case to the ground floor. The shower room off the second landing has a W.C., shower cubicle and hand basin.
Outside: The garden is approached from two entrances, one of which has a winding path through the wooded area and over the stream, leading to the front door.
There is a decked area overlooking the landscaped gardens with well stocked borders, many varieties of shrubs and fruit trees. There is a wide lawn area overlooking the adjacent flower meadow and a greenhouse tucked away on one side and a large garden shed.
To the front of the house is a beautiful ‘cottage garden’ incorporating a lily pond with rockery and water feature and many shrubs including peonies and perennials. To the side is a small garden area with oil storage tank and to the back of the house is a utility area with small garden shed and boiler house.
To the front is a garage and off-road parking.
Agents note: The Planning consent has previously been granted for a large extension to provide a kitchen/living room with bedroom above but this has now expired. Enquiries indicate a renewal should be straight forward but a new application would be necessary.