Higher Mead is a large detached house, dating from the mid 1930's with excellent and versatile accommodation ideal for family occupation. Higher Mead is set on a hillside just outside the village and was built to take full advantage of the views, both to the south over the village taking in the church, and to the west over open farmland. The accommodation is light and bright and the house has been well maintained and cared for by the present owners who have lived in the house since the early 1980's. All main ground floor rooms look out over the garden and grounds and the dining room and games room have French doors opening to the large terrace making it an ideal home for entertaining in the summer. The games room presently housing a snooker table would lend itself to being used as a formal drawing room and has a triple aspect. The lounge has a carved Minster stone fireplace, beamed ceiling and double aspect. The dining room is of good size with an archway leading to the kitchen/breakfast room which is well equipped with an excellent range of kitchen cupboard and drawer units, worktops with inset electric hob, integrated dishwasher, fridge eye level double oven, a dresser unit and a large larder cupboard. There is also a wood burning stove and this room has a triple aspect. A useful dog/boot room adjoins with space for freezer and door to garden and there is also a good utility room with space for washing machine and tumble dryer together with a Belfast sink, cupboards and worktops. On the first floor is a long landing with access to six bedrooms, the master bedroom having an en suite bathroom. This room arguably has the best view in the house with triple aspect. There are three further double bedrooms and two single rooms as well as a family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. The majority of the bedrooms have built in wardrobes. Approached via a drop down loft ladder is an excellent attic with window which is boarded and with light and power and it is thought that this space would be ideal for hobbies or as a playroom.
Higher Mead is approached via a long driveway. To the south side of the drive is a row of mature conifers and also an orchard made up of mature and young fruit trees. The driveway opens out to a large parking and turning area adjacent to the front of the house with space for several cars as well as storage for caravan or motorhome. There is also a detached double garage/workshop with a pair of up and over doors. The garden lies principally to the south of the house where there is a large paved terrace running the entire width of the house at the rear. From here steps lead down to the garden which is lawned and interspersed by mature trees and shrubs. To the west side of the house is a productive kitchen garden with two greenhouses. The paddock lies beyond the driveway and garden and is gently sloping with water trough and a small stand of conifers. There is also an open fronted barn to one side and it is thought that a field shelter or even a small stable could be erected in its place subject to any necessary planning consents. The property extends to approximately 5 acres in all.