An imposing detached 17th Century house with parts dating back to the 15th Century, and many oustanding original features, formerly the home of the pre raphaelite painter Arthur Hughes famous for his April Love, now in the Tate Gallery whose other works include Ophelia, home from Sea, The Tryst to name but a few. The house benefits from a studio added by the artist. This most unusual property will have instant appeal for the discerning executive or diplomat seeking a luxury residence for entertaining.
Set in half acre of formal gardens and set back with approximately 150ft front driveway, with the front laid to lawns surrounded by shrubs with two octagonal ponds fed by an artesian well. There is a cobbled courtyard with an attractive old timbered barn currently used by the owner for storage, while the courtyard provides ample car parking space.
The property has installed a police monitored burglar alarm installed throughout the house with electronic gates and intercom system on the main entrance, for greater security. The house also benefits from front and rear access for traders, full floodlighting and additional security is provided by infrared intruder lights which surrounds the property.
Viewings are highly recommended, and would suit a professional family or client looking for a period house rich with history, available immediately.