Flete House occupies an elevated position in one of the most beautiful estates in the West Country. Immaculate gardens surround the house, the Italian garden provides a formal setting with statuary amongst a rose garden and central pond with fish, beautiful ancient trees grace the lawns below, and the water garden is more informal for a peaceful interlude tucked away.
The oak panelled front door opens onto a vestibule with steps down to an inner hall. There is hanging space for coats and a useful space for upright fridge/freezer and storage. Access to roof void.
Has built in floor to ceiling cupboards with a central display area which has an attractive Turkish marble shelf. Doors lead off to:
An elegant room of impressive proportions with mullioned windows (with their original working shutters) along one side facing east over the gardens and wooded hills beyond. The central feature is the large granite fireplace with its mosaic inserts and shelves to each side, and the ceiling has ornate coving. At the opposite end of the room there is a door where amongst the intricate carving one can see the initials of the Mildmay family. This door leads out into the main building on a level with the outside door to the east side of the garden. There are TV and telephone points and the radiator has its original cover with a slate top.
A well appointed compact kitchen with light wood effect worktop and breakfast bar, it comprises fitted fridge, electric oven, washing/drying machine and compact dishwasher. There is an inset stainless steel one and a quarter sink with central mixer tap. The hob is halogen. There are attractive built in wall and base storage cupboards with blue tiling between.
The dual aspect mullion windows (complete with working shutters) provide views into the private walled garden where numerous wild birds feed, and to the east over the communal gardens and hills. The room has space to be both bedroom and study and has plenty of floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes and shelves. There is coving and TV and telephone points.
EN SUITE BATHROOM
There is a large walk in shower, a bath with grab handles, central mixer tap and shower attachment, a bidet, a basin with mixer taps and nearby shaver point, and WC. The spacious white and blue tiled bathroom is kept deliciously warm with a sizeable electric towel rail. The shuttered window looks onto the pretty private garden.
Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and deep fitted cupboard. The granite mullion windows overlook the private walled garden and there is a TV point.
GUEST EN SUITE BATHROOM
A luxury panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, grab handles and a glazed shower screen. Basin with a mixer tap, shaver point and heated towel rail. White with blue tiles are throughout. The mullion window with obscured glass has the aspect of the walled garden.
PRIVATE WALLED GARDEN
This is a delightful seemingly secret walled garden which is entered from the east walk of the garden through a stone archway with an old studded oak door. Roses climb the granite walls and raised beds contain amongst other plants pieris, hydrangea, and azaleas. Bird feeders attract a great variety of wildlife such as spotted woodpeckers and nuthatches. The gravelled area has space for many attractive planters and outdoor furniture.
Allocated parking to the front of the main house.