Reference: PDA - Flexible Accommodation with 8 Bedrooms, Spacious living and entertaining area. Private17 Acres with very long private gated scenic driveway. In addition Tennis Court. Orchard Stables and Grazing, Paddock and Pastureland
Large Formal Gardens with adjacent Meadows and Fields. Large Tree House. Detached Cottage Bungalow
For the incoming new owner their is Potential to further develop STPC
\rThe main house is approached via a long, scenic driveway, lined with mature oak and chestnut trees. The setting offers the privacy of rural surroundings whilst benefitting from easy access to nearby towns.
Main House & history
The imposing entrance hall is a central point of the property, featuring a wall of leaded-light windows, substantial oak beams and a beautiful fireplace. Heavy crafted oak doors lead through to the drawing room, dining room, study and the rest of the downstairs, while a sweeping staircase leads to the upstairs rooms of the east wing, which contains 4 double bedrooms, including the master bedroom suite, and 2 ½ bathrooms.
In the west wing, the downstairs features a spacious family room, and a secondary staircase leads up to another 4 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Connecting the two wings' downstairs is the bright farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, which opens out onto the spacious patio, as well as cloakrooms and a utility room. Upstairs, there is a sunlit inner hall.
The house was designed in 1929 by architects, Annesley, Brownrigg and Hiscock (now “Scott Brownrigg”) for Col. Ernest Gates, a member of the family which founded the “Cow and Gate” company. The house retains many of its character features from that era, including old ships’ timber beams (hence “Old Timbers”), decorative brickwork and original fireplaces.
Old Timbers sits within 4 acres of enclosed formal gardens, including patios, orchards, a tennis court and substantial treehouse. The remainder of the grounds contains garages, stables, paddocks and farmland, all shaded by mature trees.
Old Timbers Cottage
Old Timbers Cottage is a 2-bedroom cottage with 2 reception rooms, kitchen, bathroom and an attic room. It was extensively renovated by the present owners, but there is still ample scope for further development. At present the cottage is rented, but it would also be suitable as accommodation for domestic staff or a dependent relative