This Feilding property, surrounded by enchanting gardens, is looking for an imaginative family keen to live their dream, says Emma Goodwin.
Built in the 1920s, when parties were held almost every night, this is a home that has seen its fair share of fun. Set in exquisite grounds that have been thoughtfully designed and lovingly tended, it’s a home that has a special place for everyone to enjoy. So bundle the family into the car, and come have a look at it.
Step into the morning room, where the sun’s first rays play across the floor. Here, with the kitchen close at hand, you will find the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast.
Like the spacious formal dining room, which is heated by a wood burner, the morning room has French doors that open to the deck and garden.
A step down takes you into the family living room, which is big enough to allow the largest family to pursue its various activities.
Skylights above your head let in even more light, and window seats along one wall offer a great place to relax and admire the view of the garden.
All three bedrooms are spacious and have built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom has an en suite, plus space for a walk-in closet if you need one. Looking for a fourth bedroom? At the other end of the house there is a room that is currently being used as an office. But as it has a separate toilet and bathroom, it would be ideal for overnight guests or elderly relatives.
Even if you converted this room back into a bedroom, you wouldn’t have to forgo an office. There is a room off the kitchen that would suit that purpose – or serve as a sewing or hobby space.
The kitchen has a great country feel to it, thanks to its timber cabinets and walk-in pantry. It is set in the heart of the house, where people will naturally gravitate, and has one of the best views of the garden.
This is a house that can be opened up in the summer to create an ideal place for refined entertaining. And if there’s a family wedding on the cards, you won’t find a garden venue better than this one.
Buxus hedging, romantic arbours, lush lawn, roses, climbers, lavenders and mature trees all combine to make this a magical spot.
And for the cook, there’s also a potager garden waiting for the new season’s vegetables and herbs to be planted.