Guide price £1,595,000
A stunning Grade II listed family residence, once part of the Lord Lambourne Estate, dating back to 1650. Set on an idyllic, mixed plot of 2.1 acres (stls) made up of formal gardens, paddocks and an orchard. Substantial outbuilding (2,198 sqft) benefitting from planning permission (EPF/0333/17) for a residential dwelling comprising three bedrooms, three bathrooms, offering fantastic devlopment potential or ancillary accommodation. Double cart lodge & planning permission also approved for a detached double garage. EPC exempt. Forest Lodge is a stunning Grade II listed former farmhouse which was part of the Lord Lambourne Estate. The property is immaculately presented and boasts many character features including, beautiful, exposed beams and brick fireplaces. The main house (2,482 sqft) comprises to the ground floor a magnificent formal drawing room with attractive bay window, exposed beams and open fireplace with inglenook wood burner. A double aspect dining room again with a lovely bay window and exposed beams. A further sitting room offering rear access and a double aspect study/snug. The cloakroom and a farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room offering an oil fired AGA, pantry and separate access complete the ground floor accommodation. To the first floor there are three good size double bedrooms, all boasting charming character features. Of particular note the master with a walk in wardrobe and en suite shower room. A lovely family bathroom serves the remaining bedrooms. To the second floor there is the charming and vaulted fourth bedroom. E XTERNALLY The property sits on a mixed plot of 2.1 acres (stls), comprising formal gardens with established trees and shrubs protecting the boundary, further paddock with stabling and orchard. The property is accessed via a gravel driveway which leads to a courtyard and a substantial outbuilding which has the benefit of planning permission to convert into a residential dwelling (planning ref EPF/0333/17). The planning permission grants a three bedroom, three bathroom dwelling, approaching 2,200 sqft. Plans are available upon request. AGENTS NOTE: Forest Lodge offers a fantastic opportunity to different types of purchasers, a young family to acquire a ''forever home.' In addition, it also would be perfect for a multi generation family purchase with the planning permissions on the outbuilding which would create magnificent ancillary accommodation if required. Finally, a purchaser who could develop the outbuilding for additional income or to sell off separately. The property offers a semi-rural feel but within striking distance to major road & rail links as well as a vast array of local amenities.
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