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A comfortable home telling the story of a brewer, a widow and three generations of the Lander family

Tucked away on the edge of Wellington is this rare suburban villa and mini-estate. As you walk up the large avenue of Wellingtonia trees the red-brick villa is unexpectedly revealed offering a chance to immerse yourself in a past era.

The time capsule, which is furnished with original wallpapers, Maw’s tiles and gold medal winning fireplaces, transports you back to the pre-First World War ‘country house’ lifestyle. Packed full with everyday items belonging to the families who lived here, you are sure to feel the familiarity and comfort of this home despite all the features of a grander house, such as the Billiard Room, Drawing Room and impressive Staircase Hall.

The 5 acres of garden is complete with glass houses, conservatory, kennels, pigsties and stables and is perfect for a wander or a game of croquet. You are welcome to take refreshments in our Edwardian tea-room or out on the veranda.




16 Comments CherryPie on Mar 1st 2017

16 Responses to “SunnyCroft”

  1. The Yum List says:

    What a beautiful looking estate.

    • CherryPie says:

      It is a typical Victorian English House. It is great that it is intact with many things still in place from when it was lived in.

  2. lisl says:

    This must have been such a comfortable place to live, Cherie

  3. Oh, I like the look of that, CP; so many places, so little time! That said, ‘Sunny Croft’ is slightly reminiscent of a care home…like ‘Dunroamin’ – etc…

  4. Astrid says:

    What a beautiful home and great pictures. Can you imagine living here (and have enough money to do so??)I read the other two post and I wonder when the ‘continuing story of the heating’ will come to an end…. phew… I think I would not have been that civilized and I hope that this company is not getting rich by you…
    I love to read your posts. Never a dull moment. Happy Anniversary and please say hello to Mr. C.

    • CherryPie says:

      I lady I used to work with had visited the house when it was still lived in by the last lady of the house.

      Whilst they have charged us for the pane of glass they will eventually be out of pocket from it because others who were going to commission them for work are now thinking twice about it.

      We were going to have a special type of roller door for the garage from them, but now we are going to try and source another supplier.

  5. James Higham says:

    And there’s the bench to rest awhile with you on too.

  6. What an interesting house and garden. I really must try and find the time to visit more local NT properties instead of just popping along to a favourite few!

  7. Natalie says:

    I would kill for one of those greenhouses! The house is lovely to.

  8. I wonder how many are left of those kind of glass houses. One sees many in the country houses. I particularly like the photo of the pots through the window.