An elegant, unlisted period village house, comprehensively renovated and extended to an exceptionally high standard.
• KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM • DRAWING ROOM • DINING ROOM • MUSIC ROOM and SNUG • GAMES ROOM and GYM • OFFICE(S) • Six to eight BEDROOMS • Four BATHROOMS • WALLED GARDENS 0.73 ACRES • Two DOUBLE GARAGES
Approached via wooden gates and encircled by high stone walls, the house is hugely private and yet situated within the heart of the village with stunning views of the adjacent St. Andrew’s Church.
Unlisted, Cotfield House has a Victorian stone Façade, with a date stone indicating 1897, and a Regency brick rear elevation and stone barns dating from the early 17th Century. A gravel drive leads from the main gates, which are electrically operated, and runs down to the house providing plenty of parking space.
The front door opens into a hallway with wooden flooring, which runs throughout the principal reception rooms, and a working fireplace. To the left is the dining room which has a working fireplace and a bay window. To the right, the drawing room has a working fireplace, original cornice, deep skirting, bay windows and French doors opening onto the garden. Beyond the drawing room are the main stairs with a cloakroom underneath. Ahead, steps lead down to the snug and, to the west, a corridor leads to both the music room, beside which is the access to a good sized wine cellar running beneath the dining room, and a beautiful bespoke kitchen with limestone floor, an Aga with a gas companion unit, a large central island with a Belfast sink, granite work surfaces throughout, separate Miele ovens and a breakfast area to the western end. French doors open onto the garden and there is an abundance of storage throughout the room. Beyond the breakfast area is a utility room with matching flooring, units and work surfaces.
The main stairs rise from the hall and pass via a lovely leaded mullion window on the mezzanine level which floods the hall, stairs and landing with light. On reaching the landing, the principal bedroom is ahead and to the left and has a fitted wardrobe, fireplace and ensuite bathroom with a roll top bath, separate shower and twin sinks. Both rooms have leaded mullion windows and stunning views of St. Andrew’s Church. There is another double bedroom leading from the landing and this has an enchanting dual aspect with mullion windows, a fireplace and an ensuite shower room. Stairs from the landing lead to a further two bedrooms, both with walk-in wardrobes, and a family bathroom and a separate WC.
The back stairs then lead to the second floor where there is a kitchenette leading to a bathroom with a roll top bath and shower. Further accommodation on the second floor consists of a study and three bedrooms, one of which is used as an office.
The barn conversion runs to the north of the house and connects on the ground floor to the main house via a boot room, which lies beyond utility room. It has a separate external entrance and boiler and, although currently configured to be an integral part of the main house, could, with ease, be converted into an annexe. On the ground floor there is a large games room which, to the southern end, has a door leading through to a garage but also has French doors opening onto the driveway. Stairs from the hall (boot room) lead up to a useful landing area with a study to the left and a gym to the right. The far end of the gym has plumbing in place to give the option of conversion to a kitchen as does the landing to create a bathroom.
To the left of the drive, when approaching the house, are two double garages and an adjacent store room. The beautifully planted and maintained gardens surround the house and contain mature and well cared for borders shrubs and trees. The centre piece is a specimen Tulip tree which is to the west of the house. To the south, four symmetrically planted box hedging squares run adjacent to a stone terrace, which is perfect for al fresco dining. Beyond this is a wooden pergola festooned by a wisteria. To the east is another terrace area with a pedestrian entrance onto Church Lane.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 0.73