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Peaslake Lane, Peaslake
A charming detached family home set within the village yet in an elevated position with stunning landscaped private gardens and rural views.
Bankside is a charming 1920s house set in an elevated position overlooking the picturesque village of Peaslake. The village centre is a mere 400 yards away yet, due to the nature of its position, the property is surrounded by a mature wooded garden offering a high degree of privacy and wonderful views to the rolling hillsides beyond. The private driveway sweeps past a lower lawn and bends around and up to an extensive parking area. A pitched and tiled porch leads to a spacious and welcoming reception hall with an attractive wood burning stove and access to the principal reception rooms. The drawing room is dual aspect with a full width picture window looking over the garden and hillside beyond. A central fireplace with open hearth, complements this formal reception room. The dining room offers similar panoramic garden and hillside views from the picture window. Double doors lead to the kitchen and gardens. The kitchen breakfast room will accommodate the keenest of cooks and has been fitted with hard wood units, granite work surfaces and an array of wall and base level units with integrated larder fridge and dishwasher. A utility room, study and spiral staircase to the studio/bedroom 4 are also accessed via the kitchen.
The first-floor bedrooms all lead from the upper landing. The master bedroom has a dressing area and full en-suite bathroom. With dual aspect windows to the front and rear, the bedroom is light and bright with lovely views. There are a further two double bedrooms and family bathroom.
The guest suite, which is currently being used as a studio, has a vaulted ceiling with skylights. French doors lead onto the side garden with its own private terrace area. A full en-suite bathroom further complements this dual use room. One interesting feature is the dumb waiter that goes down into the kitchen - a very helpful addition when bringing up the morning tea or an early evening drink to enjoy on the terrace. A separate staircase also leads down to the rear entrance hall enabling this area to be self-contained if required.
Arranged over several levels and cleverly landscaped, you are instantly struck by the array of colour, contrast and interest that has been achieved with the very established rhododendrons, camellias, different varieties of laurels, Quercus, Larix (Larch), Liquid Amber, Acers - Japanese Maples, Ornamental cherry Trachycarpus Palms and various Conifers/Cupressus.
The upper lawn has the best view of the gardens and hillside beyond. A few steps lead down to another lawn area, a picturesque Japanese inspired three pond water feature with a deck walkway and curved bridge which, in turn, lead further down to a deck terrace and gazebo. From the deck you can access a tree house with zip line and slide which will certainly keep all ages amused. The garden continues to wrap around the front boundary with steps down to the detached garage, a small potting shed and Peaslake Lane. Further well stocked beds and borders are full of herbaceous plants and a third lawn area sits in front of the house. In all 0.87 acres.
- A welcoming entrance hall with log burning stove
- Drawing room, dining room and office
- Fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom
- Master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, 2nd double bedroom with en-suite shower room,
- Two further bedrooms and family bathroom.
- Detached double garage. Long sweeping driveway with ample parking
- Beautiful landscaped terraces with an array of mature rhododendrons, camellias and other specialist mature trees
- In all about 0.87 acres