Woodlands is a substantial Edwardian family home, surrounded by landscaped gardens, on the fringe of Westcott. Internally, the property offers bright and spacious accommodation, with period features, including leaded light windows with original latches, quarry tiled floors, high moulded ceilings and cornices, attractive fireplaces and the elegant main staircase flooded with light from the skylight above. The three main reception rooms and principal bedrooms enjoy a southerly aspect, with attractive bay or bow windows that draw the eye towards the surrounding hills. A modern, well appointed kitchen/breakfast room is ideally suited for informal family living in addition to the elegant reception rooms perfectly arranged for more formal entertaining. The first floor is arranged with six bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Gardens and Grounds The gardens at Woodlands are a particular feature of the property and complement the house perfectly. Automatic wrought iron gates, with an entry system, open onto a tarmacadam drive that winds up between lawns, with shrub and flower borders, evergreen hedges and mature trees, to arrive at a parking and turning area below the house. From here, steps lead up to the entrance porch whilst the drive continues beside the house to a further parking area and double carport adjoining the back door. To the front of the house, a south facing stone paved terrace offers distant views through mature trees to the north slopes of Leith Hill. Steps lead down from the terrace to a lower area with mature planting and further steps continue down to a three car garage adjoining the lane. A path leads beside the house, past a lily pond, to a delightfully private patio adjoining the lobby and, from here, steps lead up to the rear gardens, mainly laid to lawn with a variety of ornamental trees, hedges and fruit trees and a border of light woodland along the eastern boundary. At the end of the garden, there is brick built stable block comprising two boxes and a tack room, whilst, further on, there is a hard tennis court.
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