An extensively refurbished and immaculately presented Grade II* listed Manor House with panoramic views to the Chiltern Hills
Dinton Hall is a highly impressive and beautifully restored Grade II*listed country house, of not only great historical interest but also architectural importance. The house is believed to date from 1492 and enlarged and substantially remodelled in the late 16th Century, added to in the 17th Century, 18th Century and again in early Victorian times. Built of traditional stone and brick under tile roofs, with stone mullioned windows, the house has a north front featuring a beautiful 5 bay ground floor colonnade and a west wing reputed to have been a chapel.
The interiors display some beautiful original features including two Jacobean style staircases, some 18th Century and 19th Century panelling and fine fireplaces. The north front has some 16th Century Flemish armorial glass and some medieval English stained glass. The house is approached over a sweeping gravel drive guarded by a Grade II listed dovecote, and faces mostly south over its gardens and parkland beyond.
In recent years the house has been extended and refurbished, new services installed and an indoor swimming pool and orangery added. It is now a private family home of exceptional quality ideal for home working, family living and entertaining in equal measure
Ground Floor Reception Hall approached through the elegant Jacobean style porch which dates from 1855. Limestone flagged floor with decorative brass inlay, stained glass windows, and ornate plasterwork. Cloakroom WC and access to the extensive wine cellars. An elegant wide tread Oak staircase rises to a half landing.
Drawing room, a beautiful reception room with high ceilings, facing south over the landscaped gardens and beyond to the Chilterns, Bay window, stone fireplace, plasterwork, double doors into; Library with extensive fitted bookshelves. Former Chapel, now a study. Sitting room, a lovely family room with panelled walls, views over the terrace with ornamental pond. Dining room, with fine panelling. Inner hall, with stone and marble patterned floor, fire place and door to cloisters. Kitchen, a superb new family kitchen with breakfast area, limestone floor, bespoke oak units, granite work surfaces, Aga, fitted appliances and a mosaic wall depicting parts of the Bayeux Tapestry. Utility room, with fitted units. Family room with secondary kitchen, useful for large gatherings. Access to second front door, cloisters and plant room.
Swimming pool complex A superb new air conditioned limestone indoor pool room approximately 18 metres in length, containing a 14 metre limestone pool. There is a lounge area to one side, opposite is possibly the most intricate and detailed mosaic of its size in the world depicting The Battle of Issus between Alexander the Great and Darius III, the Persian King. At one end is a frieze being a copy of the Alexander sarcophagus in Istanbul. Changing room and sauna.
First floor There are two main staircases. The smaller staircase leads to bedroom suite 1 with ensuite bathroom. Guest bedroom suite 2, a lovely guest room with sitting room/dressing room and ensuite bathroom. Decorative panelling. Master bedroom suite 3 with dressing room and ensuite bathroom. Access to sun terrace overlooking the garden. Principal bedroom suite 4 with large sitting room, dressing room and ensuite bathroom. Bedroom suite 5 with sitting room and ensuite bathroom.