A charming period family home in need of some modernisation, set in an idyllic yet very convenient location.
• FOUR BEDROOMS • DINING ROOM • DRAWING ROOM • KITCHEN • UTILITY ROOM • STUDY • FAMILY BATHROOM • OUTBUILDING •DOUBLE GARAGE • GARDENS • FISH POND
Ladyfield House is a period, unlisted family house. Formerly two farm workers’ cottages, the property was converted into one house some years ago. Over the years it has been a much loved family home but would now benefit from being updated. Rooms are generously proportioned and light, with good ceiling heights. The drawing room is particularly appealing as it has two lovely bay windows overlooking the front and side gardens, whilst at the other end of the room French windows open onto the rear lawn; making it ideal for entertaining. There is a good size kitchen with adjacent utility room, and another door leading to the dining room. Stairs lead to the first floor where the dual aspect study overlooks the front garden, as does the master bedroom next door. This bedroom has useful fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. A further bedroom and family bathroom complete the first floor accommodation. The second floor comprises two further bedrooms, one of which is particularly large and has a wash hand basin.
Sitting in its plot of just under one and a half acres, Ladyfield House is in a unique situation. Lying in an elevated positon at the side of Foudry Brook, it overlooks its gardens and a very large fish pond edged by trees and bushes. To the other side of the house is the delightful Church of St Mary the Virgin. The house is approached via a 5 bar gate and a long private tarmac drive leads across the paddock to a double garage from where a pretty footbridge gives access to the house.
The large, historic Fish Pond to the east of the house is a unique and very special feature. It is thought to have been dug in past centuries to supply fish to Stratfield Mortimer Manor (now gone) and is home to a large head of Carp (Common and Mirror) and is a wonderful haven for wildlife. Due to its history and rarity it is registered as such with the Environment Agency.
To the rear of the house a paved area leads onto the lawn and a brick and timber outbuilding, which houses separate workshop and storage areas. Past the outbuilding a further area can be found alongside the brook which has widened out at this stage, and is bordered by mature trees and open farmland.
Lot Acres: 1.46