Guide price £675,000
An immaculately presented Grade II Gothic style lodge in a peaceful, rural location with a delightful garden. Grade II Listed GROUND FLOOR Porch, Entrance Hall, Kitchen/Dining Room, 2 Reception Rooms, Conservatory, Utility, Cloakroom FIRST FLOOR - 3 Double Bedrooms - Family Bathroom OUTSIDE Double Garage, Parking, Delightful Gardens, In all approximately 0.5 Acre First glimpses of Chipmans Lodge with its very pretty stone and ashlar dressed facade under a clay tiled roof are impressive. Dating back to 1891 and justifiably Listed Grade II of Special Architectural and Historical Interest, this really is a very special house indeed. Formerly the west Gate House of the Compton Estate, the property has been restored and beautifully maintained over the years resulting in an extremely comfortable home bursting with character and history. Many period features, so typical of this era, remain such as flagstones, stripped wood floors, leaded light glass, stone mullion windows, original fireplaces and doors. Every room is now presented to the highest possible specifications providing the perfect juxtaposition of old and new As soon as the front door opens in to the entrance hall with its flagstone flooring and original wooden doors there is a real sense of charm, and character. The reception rooms are worth a special mention with original wooden floors, and central fireplace. One benefits from an AGA wood burning stove and bay window with views to the front garden and the stone gryphon which is believed to date from the 16th Century. The other enjoys a double aspect with an ornate Dragon multi fuel stove. The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast is a good size and has an excellent range of bespoke handmade Gothic style wooden units, designed to blend perfectly with the style of the house. There is a Belfast sink, freestanding range cooker, plenty of space for a table and a cleverly designed, removable unit which discreetly houses the boiler. There is also a superb hardwood conservatory with a tiled floor to the rear, which wraps around the side of the property to open in to the utility room and cloakroom. Double doors open out on to the gravelled courtyard and beautiful garden beyond. The three very attractive bedrooms are to be found on the first floor and all have wonderful views, pretty fireplaces and beamed ceilings. A large family bathroom completes the first floor layout. An outstanding feature of the property are the gardens which have been cleverly landscaped and lovingly nurtured to provide year round colour and interest providing a beautiful backdrop to this stunning property. Two stepped footpaths weave around a lawned area to the terraced rear garden, which has been divided into separate ''rooms' providing peaceful areas in which to relax and observe the array of birdlife that visit the garden. There is also a superb vegetable garden which has been thoughtfully designed for easier maintenance and has a good selection of well established fruit trees including apple, pear, plum and damson. A timber shed and bespoke hardwood greenhouse provide ample space for potting and growing other produce The property is approached via solid wooden gates and there is ample gravelled parking. The double garage, with its lime plasterwork, has been recently renovated and blends perfectly with the architecture of the house. Windows to either side ensure that the space is flooded with natural light and a workbench to the rear makes this a very useful space. There are also two log stores and an additional area for bins etc. That this is a special property is not in doubt; however the lasting impression is of the wonderful tranquil atmosphere which simply cannot be created.
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