Superb 6 bed period property set on 0.5 acre
Designed by the famous architect William Chambers in 1882, this house was built for the groom on Lord Drogheda's estate and was then known as Grooms Cottage.
Now known as The Ranch, it was tastefully and carefully renovated in 2004 to regain its former charm and elegance. The house has been re-roofed with natural slate, insulated, re-wired and plumbed. It has hardwood windows throughout including sash windows, in keeping with its Victorian period origin.
This superbly appointed family home exudes charm and elegance throughout. The property is perfectly positioned on a site of approx. 0.5 acre of lawns and mature trees.
The house is approached through a sliding electronic gate flanked by red brick pillars and pebbled driveway. There is beech hedging with post and rail fencing to the front. It has ample and secure parking. The Ranch is uniquely beautiful and is a fine example of polychromatic architecture. It is built of red and yellow brick, very typical of the Victorian era. Its external design benefits from its richly ornamented Dutch gable and oculus windows surrounded by red brick makes a very attractive feature. It has timber eaves and bargeboards and some of the windows have illuminated panels. The red brick profiled chimney stacks along with all the other outstanding features ensures this house has considerable architectural merit. Its night lighting with many lanterns attached to the walls ensures it is visually prominent.
The generous living accommodation extends over two floors including dining room, kitchen, study and a spacious drawing room. Upstairs there are 6 bedrooms (4 ensuite) and a family bathroom.
The house has a net internal area of approximately 214 sq m / 2303 sq ft.
There is an enclosed back yard approached through a side entrance or through the back door from the kitchen.
The yard includes outhouses which have been well cared for and still maintain their size and design from the Victorian period. One of the outhouses has the mains water sup ...