Estate agents often talk about rare opportunities and it can become rather overused, but this magnificent duplex villa is a rare find.
Built in 1902, in the height of the Edwardian era, this community cluster has only 18 homes with generous proportions as you’d expect from a former hospital. Walls are 12 inches thick and have been known to break hammers. The building itself was converted only 11 years and the owner and her family became pioneering settlers.
The views all around are breathtaking - with woodland walks, a cricket pavilion with café, forming this cohesive community hub. There’s a fitness suite, tennis courts and a swimming pool for residents’ use in the former church, and this villa has had love lavished on all aspects.
Take the loft extension which added 850 square feet of additional living space, the new double glazing which reflects the heritage of the building, the original coving and exposed brickwork which showcase period delights, or the modern luxury of a Porcelanosa bathroom suite, where the extensive backsplash is edged with Swarovski crystal detailing.
It has access to a private garden shared with one neighbour and the owner and her family are loath to leave having spent 11 happy years here.