Lemsford House is a detached Victorian country residence built of mellow Codlington Gold bricks. Originally built in 1875, it was the vicarage for the church of St John’s, which is adjacent to the property. The original house was smaller than the present property, with the wing containing the drawing room and the guest suite of bedrooms above being added later when the property became a rectory.
Lemsford House has over 7,200 square feet of accommodation set over three principle floors. The main house has four reception rooms as well as a breakfast room, library, kitchen, utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor. There are seven bedrooms and four bathrooms on the first and second floors with further potential for extension into the loft area. The house retains many period features including high ceilings, picture rails, dado rails and panelling. There is an additional self-contained one bedroom apartment in the former groom’s cottage and there are workshops and an orangery in the former stables. There is approximately 2.6 acres of land including an orchard area, a vegetable plot and apiary.
The house is approached by a gravel driveway that provides off street parking for multiple cars. The front garden boasts a variety of mature hedge and shrub beds with well stocked borders. The garden to the rear of the property is mainly laid to lawn, with mature trees, bushes and an orchard area with five apple trees and three pear trees. To one side of the property, a gravel track leads to an enclosed, rabbit proofed vegetable garden and greenhouse area. Various sections of the garden are also laid to a wild flower meadow and apiary. In front of the orangery there are two separate paved patio seating areas together with a working stone well which has a slate pitched canopy with oak frame over. The well also has a pump which feeds an automatic irrigation system which reaches the majority of the flower beds. There is a further paved terrace area, bordered by lavender and rose beds, which is accessed from the main house via the dining room.
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Lot Acres: 4.5