Acton Manor is a Grade II listed timber framed country residence that dates back to 1580. Over the years it has been refurbished and is very well-maintained and presented. It offers an abundance of original character and features including open fireplaces, flagstones and elm wood floorboards, solid oak internal doors throughout, exposed timbers and Iroko hardwood leaded glass windows.
The large solid front door opens to an enclosed pitched roof porch leading to a wonderful dining hall with a large inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove. A door opens to an inner hall off which is a door to the cloakroom and a side entrance door set under a pretty pillared, pitched roof porch.
The triple aspect drawing room features open timber framing and a fireplace with a solid timber surround housing a wood burning stove. Further reception rooms include a study/sitting room.
The large natural oak fitted kitchen has granite work surfaces and a sealed inglenook fireplace, either side is a pantry and a storage cupboard. Integrated appliances include Siemens double electric ovens and a microwave, dishwasher and a fridge. The kitchen leads through to a fitted utility room with space for an American fridge freezer and a separate washing machine and tumble dryer. This in turn leads to a boot/plant room, housing the ground source heating system units, with an outside door.
Upstairs are five bedrooms and the fifth bedroom is fitted with Iroko wood shelving, offering potential to be used as a study. There is an en suite shower room, family bathroom and a family shower room fitted with a double shower.
Gardens and grounds
The driveway sweeps up to the front of Acton Manor through delightful level and mature gardens including a wonderful summerhouse. The lawned gardens wrap around the house allowing the all-day sunshine to be enjoyed, the grounds total just under 5 acres. Throughout are trees and evergreen and perennial plants that provide all-year round interest and colour. At the side of the house is a small formal garden.
There are strategic seating areas including two gazebos in the western part of the garden, one of which is set over a paved terrace and the other a decked terrace with a hot tub (available by separate negotiation). There is also a traditional brick gardener’s store and a timber storage shed (incorporating a large wood store).
There are three paddocks, one of which includes a children’s play area and zip wires, and all are level and enclosed by post and rail fencing and mature hedging.
The Coach House
The Coach House comprises three garages on the ground floor, one of which includes a secure store and a W.C. In 2014 the remainder was converted into a particularly spacious two bedroom annexe with all rooms offering superb proportions. It comprises a ground floor entrance hall and sitting room, whilst upstairs are two double bedrooms and a central fitted kitchen and shower room with a double shower enclosure.
The Old Barn
This Grade II listed barn dates back to around the 17th Century and has timber framed black and white elevations with part timber cladding. It is a large barn with front and rear double coach doors.
This barn is subject to an uplift clause in favour of the previous owner. The uplift clause is for a period of 35 years from 30 May 2013 and sets out that a payment of 50% of any uplift in value is to be paid in the event that planning permission is obtained for conversion to residential use.
There is a traditional brick stable block comprising three large stables and a tack room, with an enclosed concrete yard in front and gated access to the lane.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Heating and hot water for Acton Manor is via a ground source heat pump and LPG fired central and hot water heating to the The Coach House.
Fixtures & Fittings
All items mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.