2 Bedroom Penthouse Sold
Stoneleigh House is an alluring late Victorian property originally constructed as a grand villa for a wealthy family, sat at the end of a lane just a few yards from the village centre. In the later twentieth century the house was converted into bedsits, a rather unfortunate position for such a proud piece of architecture. But in more recent years it was reconverted to provide just three delightful apartments. Number 3 occupies the entire top floor hence both the natural light - through huge Victorian sash windows - and the view across the gardens and church beyond are splendid! And being in the top of the house, the roof architecture with its thick cross timbers and high ceilings, are a wonderful and characterful aspect that makes the apartment feel even larger than it really is. As the overall floor area is larger than many two bed houses, you can take it as read the feeling of space and positivity is absolutely excellent. At this price, the mix of character, space and practicality really is unbeatable.
The entrance to the apartment is elegant, with doors to the left of the main house leading via a path to an entrance door inside which is a broad and attractive hall. Stairs rise and gently turn anticlockwise through pleasant landings and past large windows, reaching the top floor. The main door opens into the apartment, with space at the entrance so ample that the owner has been able to put coat and boot racks, even a tumble drier, here without touching the hallway. Look left and instantly the scale of the property is evident, with the landing nearly 30 feet long on its own! Walk right and you enter the living room. When converting, the decision was made not to close off the kitchen from the living room, to enjoy every inch of the space and light to the max. In this we think they were correct, although if you did wish to separate the two it would be easy to do. On the left hand end the kitchen is very well planned, with all the storage and work space you are likely to need, and the window to the rear provides a gorgeous view. Two further large windows in the main living area light up the lovely tall eaves with their crossing timbers. And the floor space below is lovely, ample for a huge suite with masses of space for TV stand, desk, cabinets and shelving galore. When you refer back to the floor plan, the dimensions tell you all you need to know - it's a fantastic room.