Set in about 8.7 acres, an outstanding Grade II listed country house, with a detached 3-bedroom lodge house, outdoor pool, tennis court, and lake. Within striking distance of Lambrook School.
6-7 Reception rooms
Utility room and a cloakroom
6-7 bedrooms including 2 suites
3 Further bathrooms
Detached 3-bedroom lodge
Garage & 3 car ports
Gardens, heated outdoor pool & tennis court
About 8.7 acres, including a lake
Ronans is an impressive country residence dating back to the mid-1700s, with later skilful and sympathetic additions, combining to create a substantial and elegant family home. Faithful to its period, the house has classic red brick elevations, complemented by Dutch gables, sundials to the East, South and West, sash windows and decorative external window shutters.
The property is approached via a long sweeping driveway that draws the line of vision to the house, thereby creating a striking and memorable first impression. It is set within about 8.7 acres and enjoys a slightly elevated positioned, designed to take full advantage of the outlook over its gardens, grounds and picturesque lake.
Internally, the elegant and generously proportioned accommodation is arranged over multiple levels, with many of the rooms enjoying the outlook over the gardens and lake, and there is the bonus of a sizeable cellar that provides useful storage space. A blend of traditional and modern-day features is evident throughout, resulting in stylish living space that is particularly suited to both family life and entertaining. Typical features for a house of this era include period fireplaces, excellent ceiling heights, sash windows complete with original window shutters, detailed cornicing and ceiling roses. Providing flexibility, the accommodation could provide the perfect arrangement for extended families, offering a fantastic opportunity for inter-generational living. Truly a property of timeless character, whilst not forgetting the demands of today’s lifestyle.
The ground floor rooms emanate from a spacious and welcoming reception hall, including a serene drawing room featuring a marble fireplace and double doors opening out to the rear terrace. The connecting conservatory, with its flagstone floor, overlooks and allows direct access to the outdoor swimming pool, via double doors. A separate dining room, also with a marble fireplace, provides excellent dining space for formal occasions.
From the reception hall, steps lead down to an inner hallway with a travertine tiled floor that extends through to the garden room, boot room, breakfast room and kitchen. To the left is a study with a pleasing outlook over the rear terrace to the lake beyond, whilst to the right there is a spacious breakfast room, fitted with a range of fitted full-height solid oak units. An archway opens into the country style kitchen, boasting a beamed vaulted ceiling and a comprehensive range of fitted oak units, a central island, a dual-fuel Rangemaster range cooker and integrated appliances including a Bosch dishwasher.
Upstairs, on the mezzanine level are two bedrooms, one of which is currently configured as a reception room, and a bathroom. The first floor is arranged to provide a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a dressing room, three further bedrooms, and family bathroom and a separate shower room. An additional suite is located on the second floor and comprises a dressing room and a shower room; this area provides excellent guest/au pair accommodation.
In addition to the main house, there is a separate lodge house, discreetly positioned away from the house and with its own entrance. It provides the opportunity to generate rental income and the accommodation briefly comprises a sitting room, kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms (1 with an en suite shower room), a bathroom and a separate shower room. Set within its own garden, the property also benefits from ample gated off-road parking.
The gardens and grounds, extending to about 8.7 acres, are an attractive and important attribute and create an enchanting foil to the house. To the front and rear of the house, landscaped gardens give way to more relaxed areas and provide immense visual ’year round’ interest. The long gravelled driveway sweeps up to the house entrance where there is parking for several vehicles, and around to the side, where there is a car port adjoining the house, in addition to a detached garage and two additional car ports.
To the rear of the house, a sun terrace overlooking the gardens and lake beyond, offers ideal opportunities for seasonal entertaining and relaxation. The grounds have been creatively planted and designed to provide wonderful walks, particularly around the lake, along with leisure spaces, including an ’all weather’ tennis court and an outdoor heated swimming pool.