WOODCHESTER is a large and impressive house, revamped and extended with a contemporary interior and beautiful private gardens in a sought-after setting.

The detached property was constructed in the 1950s and sits in a wooded garden plot of over an acre which attracts a great deal of wildlife.

The house was completely refurbished in 2002 and has been extended to provide spacious accommodation, especially on the ground floor where all rooms are accessed from the main entrance hall at the centre of the property.

Reception rooms include a full-length drawing room with feature Hwam multi-fuel stove, solid maple flooring and French doors to the rear garden, an attractive feature that is replaced in the sitting room.

For the family, the spectacular open-plan dining kitchen is sure to be when they congregate. The space is bathed in light from an orangery-style vaulted extension with roof light windows.

The kitchen has a range of modern cabinets in birch with Silestone granite worktops, a Britannia six-ring, twin oven range and stainless steel fronted integrated appliances.

Two sets of French doors to the back garden and a walk-in larder finish the room while a washroom and wc compete the ground-floor layout.

Upstairs are four double bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobe and sharing the modern family bathroom which has a freestanding bath, separate shower, feature tiling and a dual aspect. It is enhanced by a separate shower room.

Externally, Woodchester has ample parking to the front, a lawned garden and double garage.

The front garden boasts a tall beech hedge and mature Scots Pines to provide a good degree of privacy

The large back garden is mostly lawned with a mix of mature deciduous trees, hedges and plants.

Woodchester, Painshawfield Road, Stocksfield, is for sale at £750,000 from Finest Properties, tel. 01434 622234,