A rarely available imposing period house in just over five acres in a wonderful edge of woods location in sought after Lower Bourne.
Wonderful period home requiring updating in private edge of wood location
Original features remain including high ceilings, fireplaces, picture rails, and cast iron radiators
Generously proportioned versatile reception rooms
Four or five good sized bedrooms, two family bathrooms
Large plot of just over five acres, 3/4 being woodland backing onto the Bourne Woods
Garden, greenhouses, timber outbuilding, coal bunkers, disused tennis court
Forest House is a character family home dating from 1903, privately situated in a popular Lower Bourne location. The house has been in the same family since 1976 and now provides a wonderful opportunity to extend and modernise. Period features remain including bay windows, high ceilings, fireplaces, wrought iron radiators and picture rails. The main reception rooms all face south-west and the well-proportioned, dual aspect drawing room boasts an open fireplace and window seat with lovely views of the front garden. There is an impressive dining room and a cosier sitting room/snug with fireplace. On the opposite side of the hallway is a good sized cloakroom, study/bedroom five, and an additional, versatile reception room. Adjacent to the front door is the kitchen with walk-in larder and door to the utility room. The breakfast room is a good size and has wonderful views of the garden up to the Bourne Woods. On the first floor the principal dual aspect bedroom has elevated views of the garden to the front and there are a further two bedrooms enjoying the same aspect. There are two family bathrooms, a linen store and a large storage cupboard in the eaves. On the half landing a double bedroom has access to the second family bathroom and can be approached by the second staircase from the kitchen. There is a failed application dated 1974 for a detached dwelling and double garage on about half an acre to the front of the site. There have been no further applications since. EPC Rating F.
Forest House is approached via a tarmac driveway up a sweeping drive leading to a detached timber outbuilding and a turning and parking area for several cars. The drive splits about half way up and there is further parking near the front door and porch. The house is set within a very generous plot of about 5.2 acres, about three quarters of which is mature woodland, leading up to the Forestry Commision owned Bourne Woods. To the rear of Forest House is a completely private garden with an expanse of lawn and a paved terrace, positioned to enjoy the sun. There is a disused tennis court, two derelict greenhouses and a number of coal bunkers under a covered area. The property feels secluded, being well screened from the road by mature trees and shrubs and an abundance of rhododendrons, creating a colourful backdrop in the Spring.
Approximate Square Meters :
Lot Acres: 5.2