View our virtual tour. A Grade II Listed detached property with over 5,500 sq. ft. of living space, a number of outbuildings and beautiful walled gardens of approximately 5.57 acres.
Approximately 5,505 sq. ft. of accommodation
Grounds of approximately 5.57 acres
Range of outbuildings
Potential to create annexe (STP)
Westhay is a substantial period property that provides over 5,500sq. ft. of living space. The house benefits from large, well-proportioned rooms and naturally well-lit accommodation with original period features. The layout of the accommodation is flexible, and along with its beautiful walled gardens of approximately 5.57 acres, Westhay is an ideal family home.
There are five spacious reception rooms on the ground floor, three of which have attractive French doors, with shutters, that lead out to the gardens. The reception rooms include a sitting room with exposed beams, a double-aspect drawing room with an open fireplace, as well as a family room with bespoke cabinets and a fireplace. Adjacent to the kitchen/breakfast room is a well-proportioned dining room with a large inglenook fireplace and there is also a large double-aspect living room with a window seat and wood burner. The kitchen/breakfast room is at the heart of the home and features traditional-style bespoke cabinets with oak worktops, a 4 oven oil-fired AGA and an electric range cooker. A useful utility room is accessed from the kitchen. Completing the ground floor are two cloakrooms, a laundry room, a spacious entrance hall and a boot room.
Upstairs there are seven large double bedrooms, five with original fireplaces. The master bedroom has the benefit of an en suite bathroom with a slipper bath and a decorative fireplace. Three of the other bedrooms also have stylish en suite shower or bathrooms with claw foot baths, and there are two well-presented family bathrooms. Bedrooms six and seven, at one end of the house, could be used as an attached annexe with the living room and cloakroom below, as there is a separate entrance leading outside on the ground floor to this part of the house.
Westhay is approached via an entrance gate that leads to a large central courtyard that provides space for parking multiple vehicles. On one side of the courtyard is the house, which is attractively draped in wisteria and various other climbing plants. There are also a number of outbuildings that surround the courtyard including two stables, a store and log store, two garages and a workshop.
The walled gardens at Westhay are wonderful, with a spectacular variety of flowering plants, shrubs and exotic species that provide colour throughout the seasons. There are a number of pathways which wind through the gardens, as well as a pergola, that create pleasant walkways from which to enjoy the surroundings.
Adjacent to the house is a level area of lawn with a gravel pathway and seating area providing the ideal space for al fresco dining and entertaining, whilst a beautiful wisteria adorns the house and porch. There is a good-size swimming pool within the grounds with an adjacent covered barbeque area, boiler room, shower room and kitchenette. A gate within the wall leads to a wonderful ’secret garden’ area with a bridge that leads over a stream that runs through the gardens, providing the pleasant sound of gently trickling water. Also within the grounds is a large greenhouse and a pond that provides a haven for a variety of local wildlife and birds. In total, the gardens extend to approximately 5.57 acres.