Occupying a magnificent maturegarden plot of approximately 1 acre in the heart of Runnymede Road is thisfabulous, large detached family home.The property, built originally in the 1930s, was purchased by thecurrent owners in 1993 and since that time has had considerable investmentcarried out, to both house and the outstanding gardens.
The central location of thehouse, to the middle of Runnymede Road, is extremely popular and is surroundedby other magnificent mansion houses. This delightful house enjoys a fabulouslarge garden at the rear, which is south facing. The house has an impressive frontage ontoRunnymede Road with gates leading into the open drive and courtyard, whichgives parking for many cars as well as access into the detached doublegarage. The garden site will be trulyappreciated by families who will particularly enjoy the large, open lawnedareas, ideal for recreation purposes, as well as the beautiful, and wellstocked flower and shrub borders, which have an abundance of plants. Pathways lead between separate terraces andthere is a lovely stone flagged patio with a timber constructed summer houseset into the rear garden, which is very private and secluded. Many of the pathways have beautiful roses andpergolas surrounding with climbing plants, undoubtedly creating a lovely backdrop to this delightful house.
The property itself is spaciousand well proportioned and enjoys accommodation over two floors but showsobvious potential to create further accommodation within the second floor, ifrequired. The garden site will easily accommodate further additions andextensions to the house where many of the neighbours locally have invested upto £3 million in creating very large, mansion houses of which this site showsobvious potential.
The approach to the property ismodest and private with an open block paved courtyard giving parking for manycars and a lovely lawned garden with hedge boundaries giving good screeningfrom the adjacent road. The mainentrance into the house leads through into the central hallway with its paintedwood panelling and there is access via a lobby through to a ground floor wc andcloaks cupboard. There is a separategeneral storage cupboard underneath the stairs and there is also access to thecellar and a ground floor snug/study room.
The principal rooms connectingfrom the reception hall include the fine drawing room which has double doorsleading onto its conservatory at the rear and to the centre of the house is avery elegant dining room. Both theprincipal reception rooms have attractive fireplaces. The kitchen also leads from the hallway andis well supplied with a range of high quality painted wood cabinets withgranite worktop surfaces as well as having terracotta flooring and a lovelyextension to the rear which provides an open day to day living space includinga dining area, sitting area and conservatory, which stretches across the wholeof the rear of the house.
The last door adjacent to thekitchen leads to a large utility and laundry room.
The last principal reception roomis a very large hobbies/family room, which was formerly part of the garage tothe house and was later altered to provide integral accommodation to theproperty. It is a very significant, spaciousroom 32ft x 15.5ft with storage cupboards. This area would also easily adapt for use into an independent relative’saccommodation if required. The rear ofthe property also accommodates a small potting store and greenhouse.
To the first floor the mainstaircase leads up to an open landing and connects on in turn to five bedrooms,the master bedroom being very large and having lovely views to the rear,overlooking the gardens, as well as a walk-in dressing room with wardrobe andan en-suite bathroom/wc. There are threesubstantial double bedrooms and one smaller double giving a total of five tothe first floor, one of the guest rooms being particularly well fitted withwardrobes and storage space. Theremaining bedrooms have access to a family bathroom/wc as well as a superbshower/wet room and a separate wc. Thebathrooms have lovely white suites and good quality showers as well as paintedwood furniture and beautiful tiling,
The property has the benefit ofgas radiator central heating, with a new boiler installed in 2015, an alarmsystem and double glazing set into original wood frames, as well as light andbright rooms which enjoy lovely aspects overlooking the gardens.
This very large family homeextends to just under 3900 sq.ft and has very convenient and immediate accessinto the village ofPonteland.
There are lovely countrysidewalks close by easily connecting from Fox Covert Lane, only a short distancefrom the house itself, as well as into the village with its good quality shoppingand lovely coaching inns and restaurants.
65 Runnymede Road is a delightfulhome in such a prime area of Darras Hall. Runnymede Road is regarded as being the best address within Darras Halland this is certainly one of the larger plots which enjoys such privacy fromits tall trees and mature borders.
Viewing is strongly recommended of this delightful property.
Services: Mains gas, electric, water and drainage - Tenure: Freehold - Council Tax: Band H - Energy Performance Certificate: Rating D