Property of the Week: A Victorian village home - Ashley House
A beautifully proportioned early Victorian village house of great character on the market with Chapman Stickels for £1.45million.
By Derek Davis
25th Aug 2022 | Property of the Week
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This week's outstanding home on offer is beautifully proportioned early Victorian village house of great character on the market with Chapman Stickels for £1.45million.
Ashley House is a quite superb example of early Victorian architecture with beautifully proportioned rooms, lofty ceilings, cornice work, sash windows with leaded and stained glass and numerous feature fireplaces.
The drawing room runs the full depth of Ashley House with casement doors out to the terrace, marble fireplace and a range of built-in bookshelves and cupboards while the dining room has a similar fireplace and generous drinks cupboard.
The recently extended kitchen/living/breakfast room is the focal point of the home. The impressive 'Neptune' kitchen features a 4 oven 'Aga', extensive marble worktops, free standing fridge/freezer with drinks chiller, glass fronted cupboards and numerous drawers.
The living/ breakfast element includes a stunning built in dresser, underfloor heating, walk in pantry and casement doors to the terrace.
On the first floor there is a quite superb principal suite with dressing room and luxury bathroom, guest suite and a further double bedroom and cosy sitting room with inset wood burner.
On the second floor there is a further double bedroom and adjoining shower room.
Ashley House was, at one time, a bus depot and the heavy automatic gates to the side remain as one of the clues.
The gates open onto a covered parking area with a gravel drive leading to the Garage/ workshop with stairs up to a studio/games room.
The rear garden is enclosed mainly by mellow red brick walls with an area of lawn, terraces, herbaceous borders and several established trees and shrubs.
Chapman Stickels is a company of independent estate agents established in September 2019, headed by the two founding partners Robert Chapman and Benedict Stickels.