The building dates from 1849, and with its handsome clock and weather vane, was originally the stables to the neighbouring Georgian House comprised in the Lattiford Estate. In 2002/3, along with the main house and other outbuildings, The Stables were converted into a very fine residence in its own right. From the minute you step inside, the property exudes quality, and is immaculately presented inside and out. The main entrance brings you in at first floor level, through the front door to a galleried dining hall with exposed roof trusses and under floor heating. Double doors connect through to a triple aspect sitting room, again with exposed trusses, a handsome Morso wood burning stove on a polished hearth, a door to the garden and views out over the courtyard to the park beyond. There is a beautiful kitchen/breakfast room with polished granite worktops, doors direct to the garden with similar views as the sitting room. A utility room and cloakroom complete this floor. The lower ground floor comprises a hallway with plenty of store cupboards and bookshelves, together with an air-conditioning plant.
All the bedrooms enjoy high ceilings and built in wardrobes, the principal bedroom has a fabulous ensuite shower room with a big easy- access shower, WC and a feature wash basin. The fourth bedroom is currently used as a study, and is fitted with cupboards, eyelevel storage units and has French casements out into the courtyard.
The property is approached over the old carriage drive. A spur-off serves The Stables where there is a gravelled parking area for four cars, and a double garage with loft storage over. A gate set in railings opens to a galleried walkway leading to the front door. Most of the garden enjoys westerly sun and comprises the main lawn focused on an impressive London Plain tree. An octagonal summer house provides the ideal gin and tonic spot, and adjoins a split level terrace. The garden is served by floodlighting. To one side is a useful store. On the south side, the property looks out over the cobbled courtyard, a substantial portion of which belongs to the property.
Residents also enjoy the use of the park grounds and tennis court, extending to about 12 acres in all. There is a service charge currently of £1,000 per annum to cover the cost of the maintenance of all of the shared parts of the estate, to include the drainage system, tennis court and grounds.
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