Clare House is an individual, detached house of substantial proportions. Constructed about 27 years ago, to an architect design, the house is an attractive modern property with exceptionally well planned accommodation.
An outstanding family house, with generous reception space, balanced by five bedrooms, there is also a fantastic hobbies room/studio on the second floor, running the depth of the house, and offering potential to create more bedrooms if required.
The house is wonderfully light and immaculate in its presentation, the current owners having updated and much improved the property to create an elegant, well maintained home.
The semi-rural setting is lovely, with views out towards Longford Estate woods to the front and with mature gardens bordered by open fields at the rear, the house enjoys excellent privacy and is well placed to enjoy many woodland and countryside walks.
With a generous, central Entrance Hall, the first overall impression is one of space, and with a lovely view directly through and out to the garden, the hall is light and welcoming. There is a ground floor cloakroom.
Two reception rooms at the front of the house enjoy views of the adjacent woods and offer potential to be used as a Study or Dining Room, Playroom or second Sitting Room, whilst a Sun Room provides a lovely spot to enjoy the views of the garden to the rear.
The Drawing Room is of good size, a formal reception room with attractive panelled walls and an ornate fireplace with marble insert and Tortoise open fire. The room also offers plenty of space for dining and, with a bay window looking out to the garden and with shelved niches, including concealed lighting, providing excellent display space, it makes for an elegant room in which to entertain.
The Kitchen/Breakfast Room is very well planned, a large breakfast area with French doors to the garden providing space to congregate and dine, creating a sociable and family friendly hub to the house. Extremely well fitted with a Jones of Salisbury kitchen, there is a comprehensive range of cupboards and drawers, offering excellent storage, under solid worksurfaces. Equipped with a Britannia Rangemaster dual fuel cooker with extractor over, there is also an integrated dishwasher whilst a separate Utility Room offers further appliance and storage space along with a door to the integral double garage.
A wide staircase rises to the spacious, galleried landing and leads on to the Master Bedroom, which has built-in wardrobe cupboards and the benefit of a luxury en-suite bathroom. There are three further double bedrooms and a good size single, along with a family bathroom including a separate shower cubicle. The bedroom over the Garage is particularly spacious and offers potential to include a further en-suite or indeed create a separate annexe by using the garage space below (subject to the necessary consents).
A staircase to the second floor leads to a fantastic office/studio, running the depth of the house, the room is currently fitted with workbenches but also offers easy potential to be converted into two separate rooms if required.
The gravelled entrance drive to the front of the house provides parking for up to six vehicles, with an integral double garage offering yet more parking and storage space.
The Garden is an exceptional feature of the property, extensive and private, with spacious lawns running back from the house to form a lovely verdant outlook. Clipped beech forms a natural boundary, whilst mature trees provide height and interest. High iron gates, flanked by brick pillars, dissect the lawn, leading into a further extensive area of garden, ideal for accommodating trampolines, swings galore, tennis games, dogs, family football tournaments or just creating a 'good life' garden with perhaps an orchard, chickens, bees and goats etc. There is also a large shed/workshop and further garden shed.
A deep, private terrace, edged with lavender filled flower borders, is the ideal location to relax or dine al fresco, sit back and enjoy the lovely setting and the exceptional amount of space on offer. In all the plot extends to about half an acre.