Published on 15 January 2021
Featured by Savills
The moment you emerge from the surrounding trees that line the driveway to this generously-sized family home in St Mary you can immediately tell that it’s been a labour of love for the current owner, who acquired the property in 1969.
The moment you emerge from the surrounding trees that line the driveway to this generously-sized family home in St Mary you can immediately tell that it’s been a labour of love for the current owner, who acquired the property in 1969. The original Cod House has been extended over the years, replacing some of the original farm buildings without detracting from the beautifully landscaped gardens and, most strikingly, the sheer amount of surrounding land - 26 vergees in total - that features some seventy (yes, seventy) different species of tree. This makes for an incredibly rural and private setting, yet without blocking light into the house itself or providing too much shade in the garden over the vast main lawn area, thanks to a bit of foresight and maintenance. It’s a perfect blend of privacy and natural light. There’s a more than ample amount of driveway parking space, plus an additional five garage spaces, making this an ideal choice for the car collector or enthusiast. Inside, character abounds, with tall ceilings and expansive windows allowing daylight to flood into many of the rooms, notably in the breakfast room with windows to both the east and west elevations to take full advantage of both morning and evening light. With six reception rooms in total, you won’t struggle to entertain or find your own peaceful haven - or indeed both at the same time, if necessary! To provide an idea of scale, one of the rooms currently houses a full-size snooker table, swallowing it with ease while allowing plenty of surrounding space in which to play. Stepping through the glazed doors of one of the receptions, you emerge onto a paved terrace ahead of the garden; the perfect spot for an al fresco meal or a relaxing glass of wine. A host of original features have been retained inside, such as the domed granite fireplace in one of the receptions providing a focal point, its rendered upper half blending into the wall. Owing to having been updated steadily over the years by the longstanding current owner, the next owner will undoubtedly want to put their own touch onto the interior decoration over time and this property is the perfect canvas with which to do so. Not to mention, it’s an incredibly generously-proportioned canvas, with an area of 7,538sqft (or 700.3 sqm). It’s clear that this house has been impeccably maintained, and will provide a most solid foundation - in both a figurative and literal sense - to support the next owner’s vision for it. In addition to aforementioned room big enough for a full-size snooker table, an extremely generous and immaculately landscaped mature garden, garaging for five vehicles and terraced outdoor areas to enjoy, this property also features an indoor swimming pool set among surroundings that could be described as palatial. Bright and airy, with tall, arched windows in abundance and high ceilings, the water’s surface runs level with the floor to beautiful effect, with the tiles beneath providing a rich blue hue. With five generously-proportioned bedrooms, five bathrooms and six reception rooms in total, this rural home in St Mary also includes an integral apartment, ideal for an aging family member, staff or even as a private abode for any offspring who seem to be unwilling to fly the nest! If you’re looking for a substantial home to tailor to your very own taste, or even if you just prefer to live in complete privacy, this one’s well worth a look in.