This highly impressive Victorian home is tucked away in a private and secluded woodland setting, enjoying superb views over the picturesque Worthington Lakes. Built in 1873, the original building was later split into two residences; Worthington Lodge being one of them. The imposing property simply oozes character, and is complemented by tasteful interiors throughout. Internally, the spacious, versatile accommodation comprises an imposing entrance hall, formal lounge, dining room, sitting room, fantastic dining kitchen, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two loft rooms offering further potential, subject to planning. The plot contains fabulous mature landscaped gardens of just under an acre, and which really do add the 'wow' factor to this already stunning property. Early viewing is essential to appreciate all of the character this property truly does have to offer.
A charming entrance vestibule invites you into this fabulous family home via a solid oak entrance door with an original mosaic tiled floor. The entrance hallway is also enhanced with a mosaic tiled floor as well as wooden panelling to the walls. A splendid turning staircase adds to the character of this period dwelling, which leads to the first floor landing, having a splendid window to the front elevation with leaded lights. There is a guest WC with a traditional two-piece suite.
The property offers substantial living/entertaining accommodation by way of a formal lounge, formal dining room and sitting room. The formal lounge is a good-sized reception room, perfect for entertaining, with French doors opening on to the rear garden and an additional window which allows in plenty of natural light. An open grate fire with a wooden surround and marble inset and hearth warms the room. The dining room boasts many original features including wooden panelling, stripped wooden flooring, a picture rail and ornate detailing to the ceiling. The windows to two aspects make this a light and airy reception room. The sitting room also displays many original features with stripped wooden flooring, picture rails and ornate detailing to the ceiling, in addition to an open fireplace. A built-in dresser unit with an enclosed television makes another impressive feature, while two rear-facing windows enjoy views over the landscaped gardens.
Forming the heart of the ground floor space, an impressive family kitchen has a range of solid maple wood wall and base units with complementary granite worktops and splashbacks incorporating a Belfast sink and glass-fronted display cupboards. There is a range of integrated appliances including a dishwasher, American fridge/freezer and Miele oven and hob with extractor hood over. Sash-style windows overlook the breathtaking views to the rear and there is porch off the kitchen with tiled flooring and a door to the garden.
An inner hallway off the landing leads into the fabulous master suite, with a leaded bay window offering uninterrupted views across the rear garden and Worthington Lake beyond. Stripped wooden flooring, a picture rail and coving continue the period theme throughout. The bathroom adjacent to the master bedroom is fitted with a luxurious contemporary suite comprising a slipper bath, twin bowl sinks with a mirror above and featuring an integrated FM radio, a double shower cubicle, WC and it is finished with a feature wall-mounted television. Chrome fittings throughout and contemporary Porcelanosa tiling to the walls and floor complete the look.
Further Bedrooms and Shower Room
There are three further bedrooms, all of which are very good-sized doubles with feature sash windows offering impressive views from all aspects of the grounds and views beyond, each with wooden flooring. Serving the first floor bedrooms, a shower room offers a sumptuous three-piece suite comprising a tiled shower cubicle, low-level WC and a pedestal wash hand basin with chrome fittings and complementary tiling finishing the look. Formerly the servants' quarters on the second floor, there are two additional attic rooms, with access from an inner hall, which offer further development potential, subject to planning consents.
Accessed from outside, the cellars extend the entire length of the property and comprise various small rooms with power and light; one of which has been previously used as a wine cellar.
Parking and Garages
The property is accessed via a long, private driveway with electric gates, providing substantial parking, leading to two detached brick-built garages with 'up and over' doors; both having power and light. The property is fronted by a courtyard area, which again provides ample parking for several vehicles and there a state of the art CCTV system has been installed which is remotely monitored for additional security.
Set on a substantial plot approaching 0.87 acres, the private, well established gardens offer a secluded and charming woodland haven with breathtaking views across Worthington Lake and beyond. Surrounding the property, well tended lawned areas are complemented by a wealth of shrubs and trees. A floodlit pathway of stone chippings leads down to the rear boundary of the garden, where there is private access to the edge of the lake and at the side of the property, there is a brick-built, covered seating area with barbeque which is ideal for outside entertaining.