An impressive double fronted, seven bedroom, period country house, in need of some modernisation and renovation, set in just under two acres of gardens and grounds in a convenient semi-rural location.
Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Six Further bedrooms
Believed to date from the Georgian period, with later Victorian and 20th century additions, Colgate Lodge is a handsome double fronted country house, in need of some modernisation and renovation. Features of note include; stripped wooden floorboards throughout; wooden shutters to the windows in the drawing room and study; wood panelling in the study; feature fireplaces; entrance hall with attractive staircase and painted wood panelling to one side; round window on the first floor; superb views over gardens, grounds and neighbouring fields. The well-proportioned accommodation is arranged over three floors, with one of the bedrooms on the first floor currently used as another sitting room, and having double doors opening to a Juliette style balcony. The drawing room and dining room both have doors giving access to a paved terrace and the garden beyond. To the rear is the triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room with part brick paved and part wooden floor, built in cupboards, Aga, walk-in larder and adjacent utility room with built in cupboards and access to the garden. From the inner hallway, with built in cupboards and doors leading to the laundry room and cellar, the second, "staff", staircase provides alternative access to the first floor. The dual aspect master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and the 3 bedrooms on the second floor are served by another family bathroom, in addition to the "L" shaped one on the first floor
The property is approached via impressive tall white painted wooden gates to a lawned area and gravel drive, which sweeps round to the left of the property where, subject to the usual permissions and consents, garaging could be added. To the front, the property is enclosed by a brick wall and then wood panel fencing, whilst to the rear is an area of woodland. The beautiful formal gardens lie to the right hand side of the property, with yew hedging providing private, secluded enclosed areas - perfect for outside entertaining with the paved terraces being accessed from the drawing and dining rooms. Climbing roses adorn the eastern elevation and provide stunning colour, along with the rhododendron. Beyond the formal garden is a further area of garden which still contains the remains of a tennis court.
Agents Note: Further land is available subject to separate negotiation.
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