Elegant Georgian manor house in grounds of approximately 7.5 acres.
The Manor House is an elegant Georgian home dating back to 1831 built by Francis Gostling. Documented in the locale history of the village to have been the former hunting lodge of Lord Rosebery until the first World War, the property has historically been at the heart of the village and one of the most prominent homes.
A lovingly maintained home which has been within the same family ownership for over 40 years, this is a rare opportunity to purchase a spacious and characterful property in a highly convenient location and crucially, the house is not listed.
Attention to maintaining some of the fine character features throughout has been important during the current owner's tenure. Excellent fireplaces, mouldings and quintessential ceiling heights remain but with a layout that offers flexible accommodation perfect for modern living. In particular the kitchen with adjoining dining room makes for a wonderful socialising space with the large drawing room a perfect retreat into the evening.
The owners imported a stunning fireplace from a French Chateau into the room which works so well within the aesthetic of the era.
Extensive cellars with attractive arched ceilings lie below the property and offer the potential for both further general storage, and ideal wine storage.
With up to eight bedrooms and four bathrooms/ en suites, the property is well appointed. Two of the bedrooms are accessed via a separate staircase offering scope for a self-contained wing for either guests or relatives.
The games room offers a great family space ideal for a snooker table or as a play room. Potentially this could be utilised with the bedrooms above as part of the separate wing or to create holiday let accommodation with the necessary permissions.
And finally, an expansive swimming pool complex provides a generous sized pool, a home gym and two changing rooms each with shower and toilet, creating a superb fitness suite.
The property sits within excellent gardens and grounds on a plot of about 7.5 acres. Featuring an incredible amount of natural privacy bordered by mature trees the house is truly wonderfully situated.
Approached through double wrought iron gates leading to an attractive courtyard with a central island which allows for ample off-road parking. A large garage provides further parking if desired or otherwise exceptional storage in addition to another garden workshop and stabling.
The gardens have been mainly laid to lawn with a terrace around the rear perimeter of the house, perfect for entertaining and providing an impressive viewing point to oversee the grounds. The boundaries are marked by a glorious area of woodland which creates a superb walk around the edge.
A tennis court adds to the leisure facilities in situ and is conveniently accessed directly from the swimming pool. It is on the east of the property and out of sight from the main sections of the house.
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Approaching the house with its stunning Georgian façade really conveyed the grandiose of the period as well as being a perfect family home with extensive accommodation.Tom ClaytonProperty agent