We are delighted to offer for sale as sole agents this exquisite Grade 2 listed detached 5-bedroom family residence dating back to 1833. The property has an abundance of charm, character and includes many original period features.
Excellent for entertaining and family gatherings, all three spacious reception rooms and large conservatory provide wonderful views over the West facing lawned garden.
The current owner's family have resided in Blackbrook Lodge for some fifty years. The property was extended in 1914 to provide a large master bedroom and drawing room, three bay windows and porch to the ground floor. Attached to the main house are the former maids and butlers wing, set over 2 floors with two small bedrooms to the first floor, a boot, storeroom and downstairs external cloakroom to the ground floor, this could potentially be transformed in to a self-contained separate annex or office space. There is also a detached coach house, with storage above, now used as a double garage, to the rear of this are three separate tack rooms, ideal for additional storage or further development.
Set on 0.7 of an acre and accessed via electronic double cast iron gates from Romyns Court on to a carriage driveway, providing excellent and secure off-road parking for several vehicles.
This is a truly beautiful and charming individual period family home. Historically the property has had many maritime ties including several naval captains and admirals, one of which being Admiral William Francis Austen, the brother of the novelist Jane Austen.
Whilst being well maintained over the years, the property could now ideally benefit from some updating here and there.
Viewing is strictly by appointment ONLY though Brambles Estate Agents.
Wooden door leading into entrance hallway. Carpet. High moulded skirting boards. Fixed Georgian window to side aspect. Door to W.C. Decorative open archway leading through to hallway. Coir matting.
Continuation of carpet. Decorative alcove. High moulded skirting boards. Picture rails. Two radiators. Stairs rising to first floor. Wall lighting. Wall mounted thermostat.
Tiled flooring. Door leading to cellar. Window to side. Panel door with opaque glass insets leading to utility room. Panel door with opaque insets leading to kitchen. Wall mounted alarm.
W.C (6' 0" x 3' 5" or 1.83m x 1.05m)
Tiled flooring. Low level W.C. Radiator. Pedestal hand wash basin. Tiled walls. Opaque casement window to side. Wall lighting.
DRAWING ROOM/OFFICE (13' 11" x 17' 9" or 4.25m x 5.42m)
Carpet. High moulded skirting boards. Two radiators. Bay with french doors and glass insets with shutters to side aspect leading to garden. Wall lighting. Sash window to front with shutters. Feature fireplace set on marble hearth with marble surround decorative wooden mantelpiece. Door to dining room.
Dining Room (16' 0" x 19' 10" or 4.88m x 6.04m)
Carpet. Feature fireplace with tiled heart and surround and solid mahogany decorative mantelpiece. Solid mahogany door to hallway. High moulded skirting boards. Two radiators. Bay with french doors and sash windows with shutters either side to side aspect leading out to garden. Large double doors which open up to lounge. Wall lighting. Door to drawing room.
Lounge (15' 6" x 23' 2" or 4.72m x 7.06m)
Parquet flooring. Two radiators. High moulded skirting boards. Wall lighting. Bay with french doors and shutters to side aspect leading out to garden. Feature fireplace with stone hearth, marble surround and stone decorative mantelpiece. Decorative alcoves. Decorative oval window to conservatory. Door leading to conservatory. Large double doors which open up to dining room.
Conservatory (17' 2" x 23' 5" or 5.24m x 7.13m)
Tiled flooring. Windows surrounding. Bay with french doors with glass insets to side leading out to garden. Additional french doors with glass insets to side. Power and lighting. wall mounted heater.
Utility Room (8' 2" x 9' 6" or 2.50m x 2.90m)
Sash window to front. Fitted wall and base units. Work surface. Vinyl flooring. Stainless steel sink and drainer with tiled splash back. Radiator. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Plumbing for gas cooker. High moulded skirting boards. Door to storage cupboard.
Kitchen (16' 0" x 13' 11" or 4.88m x 4.25m)
Tiled flooring. Skirting boards. Original wooden ceiling beams. Original feature working servants bell box. Radiator. Fixed Georgian window to side and casement window to rear aspect. Fitted wall and base units. Work surface. Tiled splash back. One and a half sink and drainer with chrome mixer tap. Integrated appliances including; dishwasher and fridge. Space for electric cooker with extractor hood above. Larder cupboard.
BOOT ROOM (13' 2" x 6' 4" or 4.02m x 1.93m)
Casement window to side aspect. Power and lighting. Door to staircase leading up to annexe bedrooms with window to side. Tile flooring. Door with opaque insets to side leading out to garden. Radiator. Ceramic butler sink with tiled splash back. Work surface space.
ANNEX BEDROOM 1 (13' 7" x 8' 9" or 4.13m x 2.67m)
Sash window to side. Carpet. Skirting boards. Radiator. Door to storage cupboard.
ANNEX BEDROOM 2 (9' 9" x 8' 9" or 2.96m x 2.67m)
Carpet. Radiator. Sash window to side.
Carpet. Sash window to side. Radiator. Wall lighting.
Bedroom 1 (14' 1" x 16' 11" or 4.28m x 5.15m)
Multi pane door with opaque inset. Twin aspect room with casement window to side and sash window to rear. Carpet. Two radiators. Fitted bespoke wardrobes. Decorative alcove. Wall lighting. High moulded skirting boards. Door to en suite.
EN - SUITE (8' 8" x 4' 10" or 2.65m x 1.48m)
Carpet. Heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Shower cubicle with handheld shower attachment and tiled surround. Bidet. Low level W.C. Pedestal hand wash basin. Sash windows to side and rear. Wall lighting.
Bedroom 2 (16' 10" x 14' 6" or 5.13m x 4.42m)
Carpet. Skirting boards. Pedestal hand wash basin with tiled splash back. Wall lighting. Fitted wardrobes. Feature fireplace with stone surround and wooden mantelpiece. Radiator. Twin aspect room with sash window to rear and casement window to side aspect.
Bedroom 3 (14' 0" x 13' 8" or 4.27m x 4.17m)
Carpet. Skirting boards. Fitted wardrobes. Twin aspect room with sash window to front and casement window to side aspect. Radiator. Feature fireplace with wooden mantelpiece.
Bedroom 4 (14' 5" x 13' 0" or 4.39m x 3.97m)
Carpet. High moulded skirting boards. Radiator. Casement window to side. Fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 5 (8' 2" x 9' 2" or 2.49m x 2.80m)
Carpet. Skirting boards. Fitted wardrobes. Sash window to front. Radiator. Picture rails.
Bathroom (8' 2" x 9' 2" or 2.50m x 2.79m)
Carpet. Airing cupboard housing hot water tank. Pedestal hand wash basin with tiled splash back. Storage units. Tiled walls. Sash window to front. Heated towel rail. Bidet. Radiator. Skirting boards. Low level W.C. Panelled bath with chrome mixer taps and handheld shower attachment. Access to loft.
Electric double gates leading to shingle carriage driveway. Access to garage. Beautiful mature laid to lawn walled garden with an abundance of trees and flower beds with plants and shrubbery. Outside lighting. Outside tap. Shingle pathway leading to out buildings and rear of property. Greenhouse. Outside W.C. Access to store room housing boiler.
GARAGE (26' 2" x 16' 1" or 7.98m x 4.91m)
Barn style garage with double wooden doors. Access to eaves storage space. Two windows to side and window to front. Pedestrian door to rear.
OUTBUILDING 1 (7' 4" x 9' 1" or 2.24m x 2.78m)
OUTBUILDING 2 (7' 4" x 9' 11" or 2.24m x 3.03m)
OUTBUILDING 3 (7' 4" x 19' 5" or 2.24m x 5.91m)
CELLAR (12' 1" Max x 24' 2" Max or 3.69m Max x 7.37m Max)