Beautiful detached six bedroom period home in a prominent position in the heart of this popular village
• Four reception rooms
• Kitchen/breakfast room
• Utility and Boot room
• Six bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms
• Gravelled in and out driveway
• Thatched two bay cart lodge with attic room over
• Garage/wood store and two stables
• Landscaped gardens of around an acre and hard tennis court
Willow House is a stunning Grade II listed property dating back to the 17th century. It is full of charm and character with many original features including sash and leaded windows, exposed timbers, panelled doors and inglenook fireplace. It was built in 1680 as a timber framed house as the Counting House for the Elizabethan Bourn Hall. In what is now the snug the rents from the properties on the Bourn Hall Estate were collected by the steward. The house, originally one room deep, was extended in the 1970s. The house has some elegant reception rooms with a drawing room with open brick fireplace fitted with a woodburner, a dining room with original recessed shelving, built in cupboards and fireplace (currently boarded) and a charming sitting room with doors through to the conservatory which has a slate tiled floor and two sets of doors to the terrace and garden. There is also a cosy snug with book-shelving and fireplace with woodburner. The kitchen/breakfast room has a two oven Aga as well as built in Neff oven and Neff combination oven, an excellent range of fitted units, four ring De Dietrich induction hob and a door to the secondary staircase. A door from the kitchen leads through to the utility room and boot room which in turn has a door to the garden. On the first floor are four lovely double bedrooms, three with original fitted cupboards along with three well-fitted out bathrooms. Stairs from the landing lead up to the second floor which offers further bedroom accommodation or potential space for games room, office etc. The house is full of natural light and many of the rooms have lovely views over the garden and countryside beyond.
The property is approached over a gravelled in and out driveway which leads in turn round the side of the house down to the cart lodge garages and outbuildings. The front garden is walled to the front with a wrought iron gate opening to a path lined with rose bushes leading to the front door. There is a cobbled courtyard to the back of the house with a cobbled path that leads through to the rear garden. The stunning gardens are beautifully landscaped and are mainly laid to lawn. They are thoughtfully planted with deep shrub borders and a part walled sunken garden with box hedging, pleached trees and rose plants. A pretty gazebo occupies a sun trap in this area to take advantage of the south-west aspect. There is a fruit orchard to the back of the garden with apple and plum trees. Sitting in one corner of the garden is a hard tennis court. There is a range of outbuildings which include a delightful thatched double cart lodge with stairs up to attic space above, a tack room/potting shed, two stables and a garage which is currently used to store logs and garden machinery.
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