A VICTORIAN country house set in manicured croquet lawns is home to our property of the week.

Sedgwick House, in the village of the same name, was designed for gunpowder factory owner William Wakefield and was converted into apartments 30 years ago.

Number 12 is located on the first floor of this beautifully restored Grade II-listed property, and would be ideal for anyone looking to downsize to a noteworthy property, or to buy a manageable second home.

There are lovely views over the shared grounds from characterful mullioned windows, and the accommodation includes two double bedrooms and a well-fitted kitchen.

Sedgwick House's impressive entrance hall with sweeping staircase leads up to the apartment, and there is also a lift.

Once inside, an inner hallway has stairs to a handy mezzanine, and there are ceiling spotlights and a security intercom phone.

The lounge is an attractive room with a stone-mullioned window and window seat facing the grounds and parkland.

The kitchen is fitted with a good range of painted units, marble-style worktops and tiled splashbacks. There is an electric hob with canopy, electric oven, built-in dishwasher, fridge, freezer, one-and-a-half bowl sink with drainer, spotlights and concealed lighting under the wall cupboards.

The mezzanine would make an ideal study or occasional guest space. It has good ceiling height and a balustrade gallery looking down onto the lounge.

The first of the two bedrooms is en-suite and features another mullioned window with a scenic outlook.

The shower room has a cubicle with folding door, pedestal basin, toilet, rooflight, heated towel rail, extractor and downlights. This fully tiled room also offers a touch-illuminated mirrored wall cabinet.

The second bedroom, also with its mullioned window, overlooks the back of the house.

The apartment has a four-piece bathroom with a bath, mixer attachment and screen, toilet, pedestal basin, bidet, spotlights, heated towel rail, extractor and fitted mirror.

Shared gardens surround Sedgwick House, and these beautifully cared-for grounds feature historic trees, manicured lawns for croquet and an all-weather tennis court giving a quintessentially English country-house feel.

A covered swimming pool is housed in a large conservatory-style building, and there is ample parking for residents and visitors.

Below the main house is a leisure suite with gym rooms, sauna, pool table and table tennis.

The apartment is leasehold (balance of 999-year lease) and each property owns a share in the freehold.

Management charges are £350 per month including upkeep of the grounds and facilities, buildings insurance and heating from the central gas boiler.

www.milnemoser.co.uk; tel 01539-725582.