"Tranquillity, privacy and views" A beautifully appointed, contemporary house with a large kitchen/living room at its heart, set within a two-thirds of an acre plot, together with a coach house style range of garaging, workshops and flexi-space.
The Willows is an exceptional property. It was built for the present owners in 2009, and is beautifully presented throughout. Elevations are principally of brick, with sealed unit double glazing and a pitched and gabled roof covered in slate. There is a handsome oak framed conservatory. The accommodation is so arranged as to take full advantage of the southerly aspect and fine views, which stretch out over the adjoining lightly wooded farmland, across the Blackmore Vale to the Bulbarrow escarpment.
The interior has oil-fired under floor heating throughout, save the conservatory, and makes extensive use of flagstone flooring and oak joinery. On the ground floor, an entrance hall with a galleried landing, provides access to a well fitted cloakroom and a study. At the heart of the house is a large kitchen/living room, comprehensively fitted and equipped with an excellent range of cupboards and appliances, as well as a large central island unit. Bi-fold doors from this room open into a fantastic oak framed conservatory, with French casements out to the terrace and entertaining areas. The kitchen is supported by a good sized utility room, with ample storage. The main reception room is large and is focused on a beamed fireplace with a wood-burning stove. This room has a triple aspect, and in common with the kitchen, has bi-fold doors opening out to the terrace and entertaining areas.
On the first floor, the principal bedroom is provided with a range of fitted wardrobes, and an ensuite luxury bathroom with twin basins, roll top bath, level access shower, and WC. The guest bedroom has a window seat, and enjoys the fine views shared by the other main rooms. This is served by a fitted ensuite shower room, with a door through to a box room in one of the attic spaces. There are two more bedrooms on the first floor, one with an ensuite shower room, the other with an ensuite bathroom.
From a quiet country lane, there is a lynch gate style access, leading to the front door. Brick wall and pillars flank gravel driveway with loads of parking. Adjacent to this stands a detached coach house style range of open fronted garages, and an enclosed garage/workshop, with a side door up to an attic flexi-room. This building in whole or part, is readily adaptable to annexe accommodation, subject to any necessary planning consents. It would also suit use as a home office, or teenage children's rumpus room.
The gardens are generally level and principally down to sweeps of lawn, studded with a number of impressive mature trees, including Oak, Beech and two Scots Pines. There is a timber style garden machinery store with log bin, and running around the south and eastern side of the house, is a large paved terrace and entertaining area. The boundary with the adjoining farmland, takes the form of a ha ha, making the views out to the south seamless.