The Old Manse offers an abundance of internal space that includes 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 2 of which are ensuite. This fabulous Victorian property is steeped with character and though entirely modernised it resonates the Villa style architecture typical of the Victorian era in the 1890's.
Throughout the décor reflects the architectural heritage of the home with muted pallet choices this property is a new canvas waiting to personalise. Period rooms can take all sorts of shades which is partly due to their often grand proportions and the current owners ensured this modern Victorian family home has remained respectful to the style of the house with simple elegance. With stunning sash windows and beautiful pillar box red door to the rear garden, the property has character and detailing that will delight all. Recently refurbished with a bespoke kitchen chosen for its vintage sophistication, this timeless shaker design has a classic period shade of sage. Provided with an astonishing amount of internal living built over four floors, the property has an abundance of potential and is more than suitable for multi-generational living given that it has three reception rooms and a ground floor bathroom. The South facing garden is wonderfully private and a safe haven for children and pets provided by high fencing and secure gates. Furthermore the property also includes a single detached garage and driveway that could accommodate up to three vehicles. Within comfortable walking distance of locally favoured amenities, the property benefits from a Village location and is close to notable schools.
ENTRANCE HALL The impressive L shaped hallway has high ceilings and a lovely timber door inlayed with exquisite stained glass, synonymous of the period. The size of the property is immediately apparent as you step into the hallway. A set of stunning old fashioned brass coat hooks adorns one wall providing ample coat store and this leads to a rear entrance vestibule with the facility for further coat and boot storage.
SITTING ROOM Extremely generous proportions ensure a great family sized room to gather together whilst sitting in a lovely bright space with high ceilings, carpeting and stunning large sash windows to the front elevation and a further window to the side. A modern gas fire with simple elegance sits central to the room which has plentiful space for large family seating.
BREAKFAST KITCHEN The homeowners wanted to ensure that the kitchen worked in harmony with the overall character of the property and researched the practicalities of a Heritage Range Cooker with its combination of cast iron and steel known for durability and great heat retention. Designing a bespoke shaker kitchen around the open fireplace opting for classic In-frame Shaker doors offering a distinctly timeless look in a neutral palette of Sage. This kitchen perfectly suites a modern family with wonderful high ceilings and sash windows and a beautifully weathered stone floor in which the vintage style range oven resides. Designed with great detail, the cabinets include a larder which instantly lights upon opening and a Belfast sink sitting in a wooden work top. Plentiful space is provided for free standing appliances and the room is completed with an old fashioned creel and durable vinyl cushion flooring.
DINING ROOM With the vintage appeal of authentic exposed wooden floorboards, the central focal point is the stunning fireplace adorned with original ceramic tiles and elegant brass fender. The recessed fire is gas but the homeowners have informed us that it sits beneath a working chimney. Natural daylight floods though the sash windows that are almost floor to ceiling and most impressive in their appearance. The room comfortably supports a large dining suite with additional furniture.
MORNING ROOM This additional reception room is currently used as a playroom but with easy access to the ground floor bathroom this could be a bedroom for multi-generational living or a cosy "snug" for quiet contemplation. The marble fireplace is very handsome and equipped with a real coal fire with ceramic hearth. Storage is provided with fitted cabinets and a view over the rear garden is to be much appreciated.
GROUND FLOOR BATHROOM Rarely does a property have a full bathroom to both floors but to further the potential for living with relatives or having guests to stay, this property could easily afford an additional bedroom to the ground floor. Very modern with its presentation it is furnished with a bath with mixer shower tap, wash basin with pedestal and low level w.c. The walls have Travertine tiling and the floor is durable cushioned vinyl with a tiled effect pattern.
LANDING The spacious landing has extra space for furniture and is also provided with a bookcase and airing cupboard for linen storage. An arched top traditional sliding sash window adorns the stairwell ensuring natural light reaches every aspect of the carpeted landing.
MASTER BEDROOM WITH ENSUITE With impressive dimensions this king-size bedroom has sufficient room for free standing furniture and is fully carpeted with sash windows to the front elevation. The ensuite has a dressing area and includes a Jacuzzi shower, cloakroom wall hung washbasin and low level w.c. The metallic sheen tiles to the floor ensure a modern pop to the décor.
BEDROOM WITH ENSUITE The king-size bedroom has similar proportions to the master ensuring versatile options when choosing a preferred room. The bedroom currently used as a guest room and office clearly demonstrates the sheer capacity for furniture. The modern ensuite includes a shower enclosure set behind a pull glass door and electric shower, wall hung washbasin and low level w.c. The room is completed with a white heated towel radiator and matt black ceramic floor.
ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS Three further bedrooms provide double rooms and are able to support free standing furniture. Two bedrooms are located to the first floor and overlook the back gardens whilst the third is on the second floor and has far reaching views through the Velux window. This bedroom again has a wealth of potential and has been used as a sewing room and office previously. Afforded a deep storage cupboard, subject to constraints, there could be the potential to install ensuite facilities to this room.
HOUSE BATHROOM The large bathroom to the first floor has a corner Jacuzzi Heritage bath with mixer shower above, a family wash basin with pedestal and low level w.c. A good sized room with metallic sheen flooring, this modern bathroom has a lovely contemporary feeling.
CELLAR The cellar has excellent scope to convert into a large utility room (subject to constraints), with original butchers block this area provides ample storage for a busy family home.
GARAGE Provided with a single garage to the end of the driveway, the garage has an up and over door and an additional side door leading directly into the rear garden. Also has lighting and power.
EXTERIOR The property sits within good sized grounds that include a range of Holly which keeps its fantastic foliage year round providing the property with privacy, adorning the front stone wall creating an attractive kerb side appeal. A red gate to the side leads to the main entrance set to the side elevation whilst a further set of gates takes you onto the driveway. The rear garden benefits from a South Facing elevation and has a lawn and patio able to fit generous garden furniture and the Greenhouse is perfect for any garden enthusiast. With security lighting and much privacy created with trellis fencing and established greenery, the rear of the property has a gorgeous chocolate box appeal that will fascinate many.