A handsome 18th century property which has a wealth of original and interesting features, situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Downe.
Reception vestibule, Drawing room
Dining room, Study, Conservatory
Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility room, Cloakroom
Master bedroom with dressing room and Jack and Jill bathroom
Six further bedrooms (one en suite)
Family bathroom, Annexe, Wine cellar
Extensive attic space, Double garage
Ample parking, Gardens and grounds
Paddock, in all, approaching three acres
EPC Rating F
Dating back to 1717, this imposing locally listed country house is set within approximately three acres and enjoys an enviable position within the picturesque village of Downe. Trowmers was once owned by Sarah Wedgwood, a member of the renowned Wedgwood chinaware family and sister of Emma Wedgwood, Charles Darwin’s wife.
The house boasts a wealth of original and interesting features and offers generously proportioned accommodation arranged over four floors, including a good sized cellar with store rooms and a wine store. The elegant drawing room, measuring an impressive 32’6 x 26’3, features an unusual decorative Wedgwood sculpted ceiling (by Sarah Wedgwood), two fireplaces with antique wood carved surrounds and a built-in carved oak arch display unit.
Situated off this room is a study and a conservatory which in turn opens out to a paved sun terrace which take full advantage of the wonderful outlook over the beautiful gardens.
A good size dining room, with oak panelled walls and solid wood flooring, enjoys direct access to the terrace via French door and provides superb entertaining space. For the less informal occasions, there is a breakfast room conveniently located off the spacious modern kitchen, fitted with good range units, a central island, granite worksurfaces and integral appliances. Also located on the ground floor is a utility room, a cloakroom and guest/au pair accommodation, complete with a shower, cloakroom and a kitchenette.
The first floor accommodation benefits from two separate staircases and is arranged to provide six bedrooms (one en suite), a family bathroom and the master suite comprising a bedroom featuring a bay window with a built-in window seat, a Wedgwood ceiling plaque and a marble fireplace, an en suite dressing room and a Jack and Jill bathroom (also en suite with Bedroom two). On the upper floor, the attic rooms provide extensive storage space.
Enclosed by original flint walling, this fine Georgian property is approached via electrically operated gates opening onto a brick paved carriage driveway that provides access to the double garage. Extending to three acres, the parkland style grounds are undoubtedly a fine feature of the property and are extensively laid to lawn, interspersed with a wide variety of mature trees. There is a separate half acre paddock, a 21’7 x 11’7 sq. ft. barn and 2 stables, perfect for a family with equestrian interests.
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Lot Acres: 3