Archetypal Edwardian elegance.
The property was built circa 1910, and is your archetypal Edwardian country house with impressive asymmetrical elevations, part rendered, part exposed brick, offset by mullion Crittal windows and a canopied porch. The interior is light and airy throughout, with high ceilings and deep windows, and has a contemporary feel that nevertheless complements the age and style of the house. It has been finished to a high standard, with no expense spared and has retained a number of lovely original features including fireplaces and some floors, impressive picture windows on the landing and a first floor roof terrace with beautiful views over the grounds.
The principal reception rooms, a drawing room, a dining room and a garden room, are complemented by a more informal yet equally impressive open plan bespoke Henderson Redfern kitchen, orangery and snug. Beyond this is a versatile family room leading on to a sheltered courtyard and the gym. An inviting study is tucked away in a quiet corner of the house and has been finished with attractive book cases concealing a door which leads down to the wine cellar.
An elegant staircase sweeps up to the impressive first floor landing where there are two bedroom suites and another large bedroom and adjacent bathroom. The principal bedroom suite has been thoughtfully designed to incorporate two dressing rooms and a large bathroom and has exclusive access onto the south-facing balcony. On the second floor are another two bedroom suites with their own bathrooms.
The house sits prominently in its plot behind a secure gated driveway which leads to detached garaging. The grounds beyond are breathtaking and lend themselves beautifully to entertaining. The pool and self-contained pool house sit adjacent to the tennis court and the stone terrace extends the width of the house and leads on to the formal lawns which sweep down towards a large pond. The planting provides a wealth of colour throughout the year and a children's play area caters for younger families too. Some majestic trees are dotted around the grounds and a bank of mature planting runs along the boundaries ensuring privacy throughout the year.
In all about: 3.5 acres.
Mains water, gas, electricity and shared private drainage.
Photographs taken in 2021.
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Farm Hill House is simply breathtaking, immaculate inside and out and a beautiful example of it's type. A rare find.Phaedra Howard