Fordton House is an attractive and unspoilt Grade II listed Queen Anne house, set in a glorious elevated position, overlooking its parkland gardens and across the River Yeo. Detached one bedroom gate lodge, range of outbuildings, gardens and grounds of about 4 acres, with additional land being available by separate negotiation.
The house dates from the late 18th Century and had been in the ownership of the present family for over 40 years. The building is constructed of brick and stone, with stucco elevations under a slate roof and has been meticulously maintained by the present owners.
Fordton House provides spacious and well laid-out accommodation, of over 4,600 sq ft, arranged over two floors. An elegant front door opens to a gracious reception hall, with original staircase rising to a galleried landing on the first floor. There are three further principal reception rooms on the ground floor, as well as a kitchen, utility room and cloakroom with WC. The cellar provides a storage area, with original wine bins. On the first floor, there is a master bedroom suite, a guest bedroom suite, five further bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate cloakroom.
In addition, there is a detached gate lodge, which has recently been refurbished, providing excellent secondary accommodation, or a letting unit. Within the grounds are a good selection of outbuildings that have potential for conversion to provide additional accommodation, subject to the necessary consents.
The gardens surrounding the house have been beautifully maintained and landscaped to create a parkland like setting, enjoying wonderful rural views in all directions. From the lane, the driveway is accessed after a listed bridge over the River Yeo, through a pillared entrance, past Fordton Lodge, sweeping in front of the house to a generous parking and turning area at the side of the house next to the outbuildings. There are extensive areas of lawn in front of the house, which run down to
the River Yeo. At the back of the house, there is a large south-facing terrace and swimming pool. There are also further areas of lawn and a croquet lawn.
To the west of the house and outbuildings there is a substantial walled kitchen garden, with a productive and well-tended vegetable and fruit garden. In addition there is an orchard and paddock, suitable for keeping livestock. In all, the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 4 acres.