An elegant Grade II Listed edge-of-village Georgian house.
Three reception rooms
Lovely family kitchen with laundry and larder off
Four double bedrooms
Three bathrooms and shower room
Range of traditional out-buildings
In all 1.7 acres
Broad Close is a charming early 18th century Grade II listed house with a lovely principal elevation in ashlar limestone. It’s a much loved family house which has been carefully restored and maintained by the current owners. Works include renewal of the wiring, plumbing and drainage, a roof overhaul and new guttering. All the windows and doors have been renovated or replaced. The work has been approached with much sympathy to the integrity of the building which has retained its charm, features include stone floors to the hall, kitchen and dining room, elegant chimney pieces and many original shutters.
All this is combined with 21st century comfort; there is underground gas storage for the five ‘live’ fires. There is a new oil tank which serves the two boilers for the hot water and central heating together with the (four oven) Aga. There is a hard wired music system with Bose speakers to the principal reception rooms and the kitchen. The kitchen is beautifully fitted and has built-in Bosch larder fridge and freezer, AEG dishwasher, Whirlpool microwave with oven and grill, electric hob and a Bosch food preparation system set into the large island. In the laundry room there is an AEG washing machine and tumble dryer.
The layout can be seen from the floor plans, suffice to say this is a very comfortable home with the principal rooms enjoying wonderful views over the beautiful gardens. Four good sized bedrooms are served by three equally generous bathrooms and a shower room with a large attic and plenty of storage in addition.
The outbuildings are also in extremely good order; the main building comprises the original Coach House, a large double garage with workshop/storage in addition, a gardener’s store/office and cloakroom and wide Cart Shed (re-built) all with light and power. There is a new potting shed and magnificent Hartley Botanic greenhouse. There is a charming summerhouse, dating from 1947, which has also been completely restored.
The Gardens are a particular feature of the property and surround the house; there is a pretty south-facing semi-formal garden on the Church side with lovely original gates and a beautifully laid out herb garden, close to the kitchen. To the rear of the house is a York stone terrace, west facing and over-looking the extensive lawns. Beyond the considerable parking, and to the west of the outbuildings, is a productive kitchen garden, orchard and soft fruit cage. The main garden is almost entirely walled. There is a lovely area of woodland in addition.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 1.71