A superb Victorian landmark property, formerly the lodge house to Wimblehurst and built in 1893. With an abundance of charm and character, and potential to update and possibly enlarge - STPP.
This superb Victorian property was formerly the Lodge House to a splendid mansion occupied by the Allcard family and was built in 1890 with a level of craftmanship uncommon today. Character features abound including the external façade with its fine decoration including stunning twisted chimneys and the partly leaded light windows. Now in need of some updating, the house has the possibility to enlarge above the single storey extension creating two further bedrooms - subject to consents being obtainable. Currently comprising an elegant entrance porch, double aspect living room, separate dining room, inner hallway with staircase and a useful understairs pantry, third bedroom/study, large kitchen/breakfast room, downstairs cloakroom and large utility room. Upstairs, is a large landing, two double bedrooms and a good-sized family bathroom. Heating is by a gas boiler and most windows have been secondary double glazed. The property has a delightful gardens which is to the front and sides with camelias, rhododendrons, robinas and an infant metasequoia. Nestling inside a rhododendron is the original gate post which would have led to the big house. The driveway accesses a detached double garage with electric up and over door.
The accommodation is as follows:- Elegant Covered Entrance Porch
With ornate Oak joinery, quarry tiling and stone step with the original Oak front door with its leaded lights and twisted ironwork knocker leading to the Entrance Vestibule
With panelled pine doors leading to Sitting Room
This dual aspect room has a bay window to the side and a window to the front with leaded upper lights and secondary double glazing, brick open fireplace with quarry tiled hearth and mantle piece, recess to side with the tv aerial point, two radiators, two wall light points.
With a further bay window to the rear with leaded top lights and secondary double glazing, brick open fireplace with quarry tiled detailing and with book shelving to one side, further bookcase, radiator, thermostat. Door to: Inner Hall
With staircase to the first floor, radiator, oak door to understairs pantry style cupboard with useful shelving, small window and space beneath the staircase, door to Bedroom 3
A double aspect room with windows to the side and rear both have leaded top lights and secondary double glazing, wall mounted wash basin, tiled splashback, radiator. From the inner hall a door with obscured glazed panel leads to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room
With a comprehensive range of eye and base level storage cupboards with matching drawers and with inset double bowl drainer with mixer tap and with waste disposal unit. Eye level ‘Electrolux’ double oven grill, four burner ‘Belling’ stainless steel hob with filter light above. Double aspect with some wall tiling, radiator with shelf above, recess with wooden shelving and telephone point, quarry tiled step below, door with obscured glazing to Rear Lobby
With coat hooks, door to Cloakroom
With WC., basin with honeycomb tiling, obscured glazed window, radiator.Utility Room
With a well fitted range of eye and base level storage cupboards with work tops, open storage and skylight window and oriel window overlooking side garden. Part glazed stable door, floor mounted ‘Potterton’ gas fired boiler providing heating and hot water with adjacent digital programmer. Radiator with wooden shelf, spotlight, fluorescent countertop lighting. From the inner hallway the low treaded turning staircase rises and turns elegantly to the First Floor Landing With a rear aspect leaded secondary double glazed window, hatch to loft space, doors are original having been panelled and painted leading to each room. Bedroom 1
A large double aspect room with a bay window to the side and window to the front, both with leaded top lights and with secondary double glazed windows, extensive fitted storage predominantly wardrobes with hanging space and further storage above. One wardrobe also has a ‘Narnia’ cupboard within. Bedroom 2
A substantial bedroom with front aspect box bay window with leaded top lights and with secondary double glazing and a useful display area, large and useful fitted wardrobes one also with a further deep shelved recess. Bathroom
Low entry bath with hand grips and tiled splashback, shower cubicle, vanity style basin with cupboard and mirror/light, electric heater. WC., Rear window with leaded top light and secondary double glazing, radiator, cupboard housing hot water cylinder with shelving and immersion heater. OUTSIDE
The main area of garden is located at the front of the house as are the double garage and a large shed. The property is approached through a five-bar gate and there is a generous block paved / turning area and access to the: Detached Double Garage
With an electrically operated remote controlled up and over door to the front with generous eaves storage area which may hold some potential to be converted to a home/office subject to the usual consents and permissions being obtainable, light and power, double glazed side window and side door. Garden
The garden features an area of lawn with two large beds and two block paved pathways which lead to the property. There is a timber shed/workshop and a composting area hidden inside a rhododendron. Additionally, secreted amongst this large specimen is evidence of the original gate post which led up to the big house. A large bay tree hides a further lawn with a curved brick wall and flower and shrub borders wrapping around the back of the house where there is a shallow area for storage. There is an attractive kitchen garden with an area of lawn, a greenhouse and ashed. Note:
The photovoltaic array is owned by the property and returns about £500 pa Referral Fees:
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