There is a warm, calm sense of home.
As you drive through the large electric gates and see Foxgrove House your shoulders lower, your grin broadens and you feel at home. When you open the front door you are welcomed with a warm and calm sense of home that makes you instantly at ease and comfortable - far from the crowds and in a bubble of serenity.
There is so much to discover in this beautifully restored and remodelled home.
The wide entrance hall has lots of space to drop off the shopping and hang the coats. Mr Clarke is impressed with the super durable choice of ceramic tiles for an area of the home that will see lots of comings and goings. The secretive looking door on the right hand side lures you to take a peek. You are treated to a library with floor to ceiling bookshelves and enough space for armchairs and the dog, perfect for enjoying a book and a glass of wine. It's more private members club than civic library.
Head a little further down the hall and a wide double set of doors leads to the huge living room. The wood panelling, solid oak floors and two original open fireplaces give the room a grand, traditional character. The front half has a large bay window to watch who is coming down the drive and the rear half has french doors leading to the patio area.
"I love the kitchen. It’s massive and has everything you could dream of in a family kitchen. Brand new electric Aga, floating island, marble worktops, handcrafted cabinets that have so much storage, a pantry and french doors that look out to the gorgeous garden. Kitchen heaven."
Past the stairs is that kitchen, that beautiful kitchen. While the rest of the downstairs has a traditional charm, the kitchen is more industrial chic. The mix of smooth plaster, whitewashed brick walls and marble worktops is stunning. Mrs Clarke adores the dining part of the kitchen that is framed by a glass wall that looks out to the long garden and the oak framed summer house at the bottom.