The main things that attracted me to the house were the grounds and the location. The first time I walked round the property I kept finding hidden areas amongst the nearly 2.5 acres of grounds. There was a large open garden area bordered by large trees with views over adjoining parkland. This led to a small coppice perfect for a tree house and adventures for the grandchildren we hoped to have.
To the east of the house there was a secluded sitting area from which a meandering pathway lead to a kitchen garden with an old, but perfectly useable greenhouse, to the South a rose garden bordered by lavender and to the west another less formal garden space. The house sat centrally within its plot with a gravel driveway leading to the front door. The atmosphere was calm and welcoming. The views were stunning and all that I could hear were the cows. Perfect.
Except the gardens had not had a lot of attention in the last few years, the kitchen garden had not been worked in a while, trees needed attending to, brambles attacking. But a bit like the friends who viewed my ‘new’ kitchen all I could see was the space, the beauty and overall vision of the place. Moreover I could see myself living there. Within minutes of arriving at the property I had decided that I would buy it!