Elegant country house occupying an elevated edge-of-town setting with acreage.
A beautiful presented and restored five bedroom country house occupying a stunning edge-of-village setting, rich in history and character. Originally dating from the 1500s, Highfields was substantially altered and extended during the popular architectural Georgian and Victorian periods and was largely rebuilt and restored in the 1970s. The property extends to over 6,000 sq ft and is a valuable source of architectural and historical importance, being grade II listed.
Decorated throughout in traditional tones, the elegantly proportioned accommodation radiates from a fine panelled dining hall with many of the rooms enjoying a wealth of natural light through the tall sash windows, which are an evident feature throughout the house. The house has two distinct areas with the front providing three grand reception rooms with high ceilings and ornate detailing throughout. The kitchen/breakfast room divides the rear, and the more traditional part of the house, comprising a family room and boot/laundry room with garage facilities beyond. This part of the building has its own entrance offering an ideal opportunity for multi-generational living and a staircase leading to two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The three principal bedrooms are at the front and all enjoy en suite facilities accessed from the first floor landing which leads down to the dining room. From the dining room stairs ascend to the lower ground floor into a basement games room. The room is currently being used as a hobby/games room but would also lend itself to a fantastic gymnasium. At the far end is a wine cellar and store.
Highfields is enhanced by its thoughtfully designed mature gardens, which gently slope away from the main house providing wonderful views and a real sense of peace and tranquillity. A broad flagged stone terrace extends from the principal reception rooms, which are surrounded by neatly cut flower beds and an expanse of lawn set within the original red-brick heritage wall. From the front the lawns continue to an all-weather tennis court and a variety of mature specimen trees providing a degree of natural seclusion. To the very southern boundary is an area of parkland and to the north-east of the property is a part-walled vegetable/kitchen garden including fruit trees. A A footpath runs through this area of the garden leading to miles of countryside walks. All in around 3.6 acres.
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I love the impressive double-height reception hall at Highfields - it gives such a sense of grandeur, immediately setting the tone for this impressive and beautiful family home.Karl Manning