Property of the Week: Sunnyside in Semer
A secluded house set in 1.25 acres of private grounds on the market with Chapman Stickels for £795,000.
By Derek Davis
27th Jun 2022 | Property of the Week
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This week's outstanding home on offer is this secluded house set in 1.25 acres of private grounds in Semer on the market with Chapman Stickels for £795,000.
Sunnyside, on Union Hill in Semer is a three or four bed, detached home set in private gardens and grounds together with garaging and a one-bedroom annex
The house is believed to date back to the early 1800 and typically for a home of its age there is a wealth of period features, however the property is not listed.
The accommodation offers a practical and pleasing layout including a spacious rear kitchen / breakfast room which is fitted with a comprehensive range of units and numerous appliances.
The two reception rooms are also generously proportioned, with the sitting room enjoying views over the surrounding countryside and gardens via numerous double-glazed windows and full height French doors to the rear.
The notable feature to the front dining/sitting room is the central inglenook fireplace with wood burner.
On the first floor, the accommodation has been reconfigured by the existing owners to provide an impressive rear bedroom which again gives delightful, far-reaching rural views towards Kersey village.
The remaining first floor accommodation provides two further double bedrooms to the front and a family bathroom.
Sunnyside is accessed via two large timber gates which lead onto the driveway with large areas of shingle, an ornamental fishpond and two timber sheds.
A substantial outbuilding provides a double garage to the front, with an attached one-bedroom annex to the rear comprising an open plan kitchen/sitting room with a double bedroom and shower room.
Beyond the annex (southwest) is an area of lawn flanked by well-established flower and shrub borders. The lawn extends to the west and south providing a wonderful meadow (about one acre) interspersed with numerous mature fruit trees.
The secluded setting has much appeal which abuts farmland to the entire western boundary. There are numerous seating areas and a large timber cabin/summerhouse.
It is worth noting that the vendor will call for an overage agreement to bind the purchaser and their successors in respect of development for 30% of any uplift in value, remaining for 30 years from the date of completion.
Chapman Stickels is a company of independent estate agents established in September 2019, headed by the two founding partners Robert Chapman and Benedict Stickels.