Church Road, Elford
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 receptions
- 2 bathrooms
A truly exceptional early Victorian residence dating back to the mid 19th Century, occupying a central village plot of formal gardens extending to almost half an acre. The former village school boasts an idyllic position within the highly coveted Elford Conservation area in the shadows of St Peter's Church and home to the popular Crown Inn. A circular driveway flanked by manicured gardens provides the most attractive of approaches to the house which has been tastefully updated by the current owners over recent years. It is rare to have so many beautifully preserved original features in a home of this age, including stone mullions, original oak door and exposed timber and the most intricate of stone carvings subtly reminding you of its former life as a school. All tastefully blended with a few more contemporary twists.
The ground floor comprises a formal reception hallway with parquet floor and a dining area, an impressive drawing room which would have been the original school room boasting a bright double aspect and log burning stove. A more flexible kitchen, dining and family space caters to the modern needs of family life supported by a refitted boot room and an elegant guest cloakroom. The first floor is equally impressive with a pretty central landing giving access to the opulent principal bedroom suite with plentiful fitted storage and a contemporary en suite bathroom. The three further bedrooms are served by a family shower room and are tastefully presented with vaulted ceilings and intricate exposed timber frame and delicate carvings.
Externally the manicured formal gardens surround the property on all sides and offer lavishly stocked borders and beds, neat patios, established trees and shrubs and a detached double garage with boarded loft over. The circular gated driveway matches the grandeur of the house itself and provides parking for many vehicles.
Viewing really is essential to appreciate the exceptional nature of this delightful family home.
The ground floor is accessed via a covered porch entrance with original oak door and stone surround with intricate carving and leads in to the elegant reception hall which has provided a range of uses over the years and, in turn, gives access to the rear Cloister. The former 'School Room' is now an attractive drawing room with a pleasant double aspect, parquet floor, partial wall panelling and exposed brick fireplace with log burning stove. An open plan kitchen dining and family room has recently been created by the current owners to cater for the changing nature of modern family life. The ground floor is completed by the more 'functional' boot room and guest cloakroom which have had a tasteful makeover within the last year.
Covered Porch Entrance • Formal Reception Hallway • Drawing Room / School Room • Open Plan Kitchen Diner & Family Room With Oil Fired Aga & Separate Electric Oven • Modern Boot Room & Utility • Garden / Family Room • Guest Cloakroom
The first floor is equally impressive with the original exposed staircase ascending to the prettiest of landings. The opulent principal bedroom suite has impressive amounts of fitted storage and a beautifully presented contemporary bathroom with separate shower. There are three further bedrooms served by a family shower room.
• Gallery Landing • Principal Bedroom Suite • En Suite Bathroom • Bedroom Two • Bedroom Three • Bedroom Four • Family Shower Room
WHY WE LOVE THIS HOUSE...
We love this house for lots of different reasons. The spacious rooms with lots of character, the history, the beautiful gardens and apples from our trees. Whichever window you look out of there is a different view, not only of the garden and seeing it change through the seasons, but also the fields beyond. A highlight of summer is choosing one of the patios on which to entertain our friends and family. We think its is one of the prettiest houses in the village and especially at Christmas time it looks so magical.
GROUNDS & GARDENS
If the house wasn't impressive enough, the real treat actually lies outside with simply stunning formal gardens extending to almost half an acre (approx. 0.45 acre) which have clearly been lovingly transformed and tended by the current owners.
Formal Manicured Gardens Extending To Approximately 0.45 Of An Acre • A Number Of Patio Seating Areas • Shaped Lawns • Flourishing Beds & Borders • Circular Driveway With Extensive Parking • Detached Double Garage • Rear Cloister