About this property
- Six Bedrooms
- Six Bathrooms
- 4,926sq. Ft. in total
- Double Garage and Carport
- 6.55 acres of Gardens and Woodland
- Bespoke Open Plan Kitchen
The original property dates back to the late 19th Century, constructed in a Jacobean style. It has red brick elevations and is fully rendered with applied timber framing and fishscale tile panels. The house has been considerably extended to include a two-storey extension at the rear, completed in 2020.
Homewood Lodge has been substantially restored and refurbished, with careful attention paid to incorporating the traditional period of the original building, with the newer sections offering a versatile contemporary style living space. The latest extension added the open plan kitchen/family/dining room, now measuring in excess of 47ft by 32 ft and fitted with traditional style custom built cabinets, incorporating an Aga and high specification integrated appliances. The independent hobbies kitchen/utility room offers additional storage space and further appliances.
Lighting throughout is LED and there is Cat 5 cabling and integrated Sonos ceiling speakers in the extension. Karndean flooring incorporating wet underfloor heating is provided throughout the kitchen/family/dining room, the guest bedroom and en-suite, the entrance hall and the hobbies kitchen.
The grounds extend to approximately 6.55 acres, comprising over 5 acres of garden and woodland and 1.4 acres for entertaining and general use.
The house is entered by a newly designed, centrally positioned main entrance, styled to blend both traditional and contemporary detailing. The solid oak door opens into the spacious entrance hall with a walk-in boot room with panelled walls, hanging space, hat shelves, boot cubbies and bench seating. There is also a contemporary cloakroom. The former entrance to the property at the side of the house has a solid timber door to the drive, stairs to the first floor and doors to the study and second cloakroom. There is also a plant room which houses the hot water cylinder and the main controls for the heating and hot water systems, and has double doors to the carport, door to the garage and the kitchen/family/dining room.
The sitting room is a light, dual aspect room which has glazed doors opening on to a newly laid new terrace area with exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace. The study, at the front of the house, has dual aspect windows with views of the gardens with a feature log burning stove.
Hobbies Kitchen/Utility Room
Open plan design, the hobbies kitchen has a range of bespoke units and two separate sinks. Solid pippy oak sliding doors conceal additional pantry cupboards and shelving, as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer. Appliances include a pull-out Liebherr fridge, a Bosch dishwasher and a Rangemaster Classic Deluxe multi-function oven with an induction hob. There is a Fisher and Paykel extractor concealed in a feature hood and an antique glazed splashback.
There is a feature drinks area that has a handmade solid pippy oak unit with a polished antique granite work surface and antique glass splashback. There are glass display cupboards with bottle storage and two wine coolers.
The newly refurbished kitchen/breakfast room has created a light open plan space, with a high part vaulted ceiling and inset electric Velux skylights with rain sensors, and a beautiful gable end window with views over the rear garden. The bespoke, handmade kitchen has solid wood doors. There is a large island with Bianco Eclipse granite work surface and a solid oak breakfast bar, with several integrated appliances and a five oven Aga. The kitchen extends through to the dining/family area, overlooking the terraced garden area.
In conjunction with the extension, careful attention was given to creating a large open plan space, now having large sliding doors with flush thresholds which extend the room out onto the newly laid terrace. With the room being south facing, the glazing has a coating providing a 40% solar gain, with the doors being cantilevered, removing the requirement for a central post.
There is a guest bedroom/playroom located on the ground floor with an en-suite shower room.
There are two separate staircases which lead to the first floor bedrooms. The master bedroom is accessed through the dressing room which is split level, with a bay window and railed balcony overlooking the garden. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are both dual aspect, bedroom 2 has an en-suite with a walk-in screened shower, bedroom 3 uses the family bathroom.
The oak staircase from the kitchen leads to a galleried landing overlooking the kitchen area with access to bedrooms 4 with en-suite shower room and bedroom 5 with an en-suite bathroom. Both rooms have vaulted ceilings and large windows with views over the gardens.
Gardens and Grounds
A sweeping driveway with remote gated accesses either end provides parking for several vehicles, as well as access to the double garage and car port. The remainder of the front garden is principally lawned and has a variety of mature trees and laurel hedging on the boundary.
The double garage has an up and over electric powered door, with steps to a loft space housing the gas boiler, fed by the underground LPG gas tank. The carport also has electric doors to the front with power and light.
The rear of the property has a gated access leading to an impressive new granite patio area with water feature and flower beds, as well as including a built-in watering system. Steps lead down on to the lawn, leading to the beautiful tranquil woodland areas with walks directly from the property and access to the Greensand Ridge walk.