Guide price £1,400,000
AN ELEGANT AND SUBSTANTIAL FAMILY HOME EXTENDED AND HANDSOMELY IMPROVED, SOUTH EAST FACING CORNELIUS HOUSE. LOCATED IN A HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION WITH BEAUTIFULLY STOCKED MATURE GARDENS IN EXCESS OF 1.1 ACRES. Tanglewood was designed by the well-known local architect Cornelius and built for Dr ffrench-Constant in 1932. The house is of a particularly elegant external appearance featuring rendered elevations and gabled roof whilst the attractive interior overlooks extensive and delightful gardens which are in excess of 1.1 acres. The property has been improved greatly with the addition of a porte corchre to the front, a conservatory to the rear and a splendid wing to the side housing a large vaulted garden room, gym and quadruple integral garage. The interior has been considerably updated and enhanced whilst retaining much of the original layout. All of the principal rooms on the ground and first floors overlook the south east facing gardens and many of them benefit from double and triple aspects, a splendid feature of the original design. On the southerly side of the house is a suite of rooms which includes a dining room, a living room with period fireplace, conservatory and sitting room. The fabulous garden room has a contemporary wood burning stove, high vaulted ceiling and in the semi-circular part of the room there is a glass topped well, cleverly lit, creating a very distinctive feature. At the heart of the house is a semi open-plan kitchen and breakfast room fitted with a complete range of top end appliances and leading into a utility room. The master bedroom suite on the first floor has its own balcony and shower room and includes the dressing room featuring fitted wardrobes along two sides. In addition, there are three further bedrooms and a study/smaller bedroom which is adjacent to the family bath/shower room. There are two further spacious attic rooms on the second floor accessed via a hit and miss staircase. The house is set back from the roadside and accessed via electrically operated gates which open onto a resin driveway leading past a large gravelled parking area with delightful beds and lawns on each side, under the porte cochre, just outside the front door, and then on to a further parking area in front of the four-car garage. To the side of the garage is a timber shed and a decked walkway which leads around to a covered area at the rear of the garage, most useful for storage. The decking continues with steps down to the room housing the pump and filtration system for the swimming pool and two 1000 litre water tanks for the well-fed automatic irrigation system. To the front of the house there are pretty, well stocked flower beds which can be viewed from the front rooms of the property which further overlook the lawn and beyond to the oak trees, wildflowers, spring bulbs and many other plant including rhododendrons. To the south west side of the house is a lawn with well stocked borders which include specimen plants and camellias. A near circular lawn with a summerhouse are features in this part of the grounds whilst beyond these, larger trees which include an acer, magnolia and further specimens run to either side of a lawned walkway leading on to the main lawn where there is a further magnolia with large rhododendrons. The large main lawn below the house leads down to a shaded area with tree ferns, ground covering plants and a red acer under the mature trees in this part of the garden. The rising bank just beyond the paved rear terrace is filled with a large selection of colourful plants and flowers. Two flights of steps descend down into the garden with one of them leading to the heated swimming pool with thermal cover and surrounded by paved patios.
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