The Lawns is an exceptional country house with extensive and elegant accommodation arranged around a traditional courtyard set in two acres. The original house dates from 1842 and in recent years, the barns adjoining the house have been converted and there is now approximately 7000 sq ft of living space. Read more
The Lawns is an exceptional country house with extensive and elegant accommodation arranged around a traditional courtyard set in two acres. The original house dates from 1842 and in recent years, the barns adjoining the house have been converted and there is now approximately 7000 sq ft of living space.
General - The Lawns is an exceptional country house with extensive and elegant accommodation arranged around a traditional courtyard. The original house dates from 1842 and in recent years, the barns adjoining the house have been converted and there is now approximately 7000 sq ft of living space. The accommodation briefly includes, in the main house, a fabulous living kitchen with open plan living area, four elegant reception rooms with mahogany panelling to the walls. On the first floor there is a master bedroom suite with dressing area, three further bedrooms and a further bedroom on the second floor. There is a fabulous sitting room with a cathedral ceiling that connects the main house with the annexe. In the annexe there is 28' office, bedroom and bathroom. In a further range of buildings on the other side of the courtyard there is a large party room, workshop and secret garden. There is planning consent to create two further dwellings by converting the annexe, party room and workshop.
Reception Hall - 17'2" x 11'6" (5.23m x 3.51m) - This is magnificent entrance to the house with a full height ceiling, overlooked by a Minstrel Gallery with a contemporary glass balustrade. There is a ceramic tiled finish to floor, wall light points, door to cloaks cupboard and double doors to
Sitting Room - 25' x 16'2" (7.62m x 4.93m) - The focal point of this room is the magnificent brick built fireplace housing a coal effect gas fire. There are sash windows overlooking the garden, french doors and three traditional central heating radiators . Opening off the sitting room is the dining room.
Garden Room - 20'6" x 16'9" (6.25m x 5.11m) - This is a glorious room with full height windows running along two sides. There are french doors opening into the garden and mahogany panelling to one wall. Two traditional radiators.
Living Kitchen - 26'8" x 22'7" (8.13m x 6.88m) - 26'8" x 22'7" reducing to 16'10"
the kitchen has been extended in recent years creating a sensational open plan living space.
Kitchen Area - The kitchen area is fitted with an extensive range of hand built pine units with polished granite work surfaces. There is a large central island unit also with polished granite work surfaces. There is plumbing for an American style fridge and ceramic tiling to the floor. Opens into a large
Dining Room - 15'10" x 14' (4.83m x 4.27m) - This is an elegant room with mahogany panelling to the walls and a picture rail. There are two full height sash windows overlooking the garden and a Victorian style fireplace with mahogany surround housing a coal effect gas fire. Underfloor heating. Door to
Drawing Room - 23'10" x 14'9" (7.26m x 4.50m) - An elegant room with mahogany panelling and a Victorian style fireplace with a mahogany surround. There is cornicing to the ceiling and three sash windows overlooking the garden. Radiator and underfloor heating. Balustrade staircase rising to first floor. Door to CELLAR and door to
Cloakroom - With low level lavatory, pedestal wash hand basin and door to reception hall. Tiling to dado height and floor.
Cellar - Flight of steps down (from the sitting room).The cellar comprises two chambers with wine bins and brick thralls.
Family Room - 35'8" x 15'4" (10.87m x 4.67m) - This room has been created by the current owners and is very different in character to the rest of the house. There is a full height ceiling with exposed Green Oak "A" frame timbers, door to courtyard, pine boarded floor and wood burning stove housed in a brick chimney breast. There are various areas of exposed brickwork, four central heating radiators and a cinema screen. Door to
Annexe - There is a reception hall off which are stable doors to the courtyard and a storage cupboard housing the boiler.
Utility Room - 11'2" x 11' (3.40m x 3.35m) - Fitted counter top with tiled splash backs incorporating a Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine. Airing cupboard with radiator. Central heating radiator.
Bathroom - 10'10" x 8'2" (3.30m x 2.49m) - Suite comprising corner bath, walk-in corner shower, traditional wash hand basin and low level lavatory. Tiling to splash back areas and central heating radiator.
Bedroom - 14'9" x 12'9" (4.50m x 3.89m) - Full height ceiling with exposed "A" frame timbers. Central heating radiator.
Office - 28'3" x 14'9" (8.61m x 4.50m) - This another magnificent room with potential for a variety of uses. There is a full height ceiling with exposed "A" frame timbers, timber boarded floor and door to courtyard.
On The First Floor - Stairs rise from the ground floor to the galleried landing.
Galleried Landing - There is a large gallery with a glass balustrade overlooking the reception hall . Doors to:
Master Bedroom Suite - 16'10" x 14' (5.13m x 4.27m) - A delightful light room overlooking the garden, paddock and countryside beyond. There are two beams to the ceiling, wall light points, two central heating radiators and opening into:
Dressing And Sitting Area - 12'5" x 12' (3.78m x 3.66m) - Overlooking paddock. Wall light points and door to
En-Suite - The en-suite has been refitted in recent years, there is a walk in shower cubicle with two waterfall shower heads, an "Imperial" wash hand basin with mirror and lights over, ladder style towel rail and Oak boarded floor.
Dressing Room/Bedroom - 12' x 10'1" (3.66m x 3.07m) - There is extensive shelving, with hanging rails and drawers. Central heating radiator. (It should be noted that this room could be used as bedroom)
Bedroom Two - 12'8" x 12'7" (3.86m x 3.84m) - Overlooking garden. Fitted wardrobe and central heating radiator.
Bedroom Three - 13' x 12'7" (3.96m x 3.84m) - Overlooking garden, period fitted wardrobe with cupboards under, coving to ceiling and central heating radiator.
Bedroom Four - 16'3" x 10' (4.95m x 3.05m) - Coving to ceiling and central heating radiator.
Principal Bathroom - 16' x 9'10" (4.88m x 3.00m) - Magnificent cast iron roll top bath, wash hand basin, low flush lavatory, large walk in shower cubicle and ladder style towel rail, There is cornicing to the ceiling and tiling to splash back areas.
Family Bathroom - 11' x 9'4" (3.35m x 2.84m) - Suite comprising a corner bath, low flush lavatory and pedestal wash hand basin. Marble effect tiling to the walls.
On The Second Floor - Stairs rise from the first floor landing. Door to
Bedroom Five - 21'8" x 15'6" (6.60m x 4.72m) - 21'8" x 15'6" (12' to 5'eaves height) Two roof lights and window overlooking the paddock.
Outside - The Lawns is approached through impressive wrought iron security gates connected with an intercom system. The neighbouring property has right of access across the driveway. A stoned drive with lawn to one side leads to a further set of gates opening onto the courtyard. The accommodation is arranged around a large stoned courtyard having a formal garden in the centre with a central water feature, lawns and manicured Box and Hebe hedges to either side. Opening onto the courtyard is the
Party Room - 43'7" x 16' (13.28m x 4.88m) - This is a sensational space with a full height ceiling with exposed "A" frame timbers, three central heating radiators, some exposed brickwork and french doors to the secret garden.
Cloakroom - Cloakroom with low flush lavatory, wash hand basin, shower cubicle, tiling to splash back areas. Central heating radiator.
Kitchen - 16'4" x 11'7" (4.98m x 3.53m) - With fitted base and wall units, doors to secret garden, central heating radiator and boiler.
Secret Garden - There are a number of buildings arranged around it and a lawn in the centre. There was previously a swimming pool in this area.
Planning Permission - Planning permission was on 8 February 2017 (Application Number 16/00298/FUL) for the "Conversion of outbuildings to form two dwellings including extensions and alterations". Plot 1 comprises the conversion of the annexe to create a three bedroomed dwelling Plot 2 comprises the conversion of the party room and buildings around the secret garden to create a four bedroomed dwelling.
Gardens And Paddock - Opening off the courtyard is a large WORKSHOP. There are gardens to 3 sides of the property which are principally lawned with a mature hedge screening the property from the road. There are extensive areas of terracing around the house which are ideal for entertaining. There are a number of mature and well established flower and herbaceous borders and a small paddock to the East of the main house.
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