Sunday, 17 December 2017

Quintessentially English family home

ASSES ORCHARD is situated on the edge of the charming Oxfordshire hamlet of Dunsden Green.

ASSES ORCHARD is situated on the edge of the charming Oxfordshire hamlet of Dunsden Green.

It nestles in its secluded mature gardens and grounds and has views over surrounding farmland. Dating, it is believed, from the late 16th century, Asses Orchard has been extended over the years and, with the addition of a large kitchen/family room put on by the present owners, offers generous living accommodation which is flexible and well presented.

It is a charming, spacious family house which retains many period features throughout, including an original inglenook fireplace and exposed wall and ceiling timbers. The main features include an entrance porch opening to a reception hall with hardwood floor and exposed brick walls and timbers.

The double-aspect drawing room, currently used as a playroom, has a hardwood floor and exposed timbers. The dining room is double-aspect with an open fireplace with brick surround and a tiled floor. The sitting room has an original inglenook fireplace, is double-aspect and boasts exposed wall timbers.

The impressive kitchen/breakfast/family room has a range of wall and floor units, a built-in microwave, steamer oven, double oven, dishwasher, induction hob with extractor over, walk-in pantry, breakfast and family room area with underfloor heating, while French doors and bi-fold doors open fully to the south-facing garden terrace.

The master bedroom with double-aspect, has exposed wall timbers while bedroom five could also be used as a dressing room to the master bedroom.

There are a further three double bedrooms (two with planning permission to add en-suite facilities), a family bathroom and a shower room.

Asses Orchard is approached via a sweeping gravel drive to a parking area to the front of the house and detached triple garage with office/studio above. To one side is a stable block comprising two loose boxes, a tack room and single garage, hard standing and paddock.

The grounds extend to a delightful pond and over a wooden bridge to the large area of orchard planted with apple, plum, medlar, greengage and mulberry trees.

To the rear of the house, accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room, is a large paved terrace providing the perfect place to enjoy the south-facing garden overlooking the extensive lawn and orchard. There is a hay barn and useful log store.

The house sits well within the gardens, grounds and paddocks which provide a lovely backdrop in a charming rural setting.

The property is available through Savills at a guide price of £2,250,000.

For more details, call (01491) 843000.

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