Fabulous country house and gardens in idyllic setting.
St. Helena House, set in about 3.3 acres (subject to survey), is an extraordinary property, comprising the principal house, numerous outbuildings including a substantial barn, wonderful gardens, a swimming pool and maze.
Wrought iron gates open to a sweeping drive leading to the house, a handsome, primarily Victorian but believed to have Georgian origins, red-brick building with painted green windows and fasciae.
The green wooden front door leads to a porch and through to the generous reception hall, off of which are the drawing room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, and lavatory; stairs lead down to the spacious cellar and up to the first floor.
The drawing room is a wonderfully bright and stylishly presented room. There is a large window to the south elevation and a bay window to the west both of which have original shutters. The well-proportioned room has a handsome, marble chimneypiece and a door leading to the timber-framed conservatory.
Also linking with the conservatory is the sitting room, a vibrant room, ideal for reading or a morning coffee; French windows lead out to the courtyard and a multi-fuel stove completes the room.
The bespoke kitchen/breakfast room has a wall of windows and a glazed door leading out to the terrace. There is an AGA, integrated appliances including a Neff oven, hob, and fridge; numerous cupboards, and a wine store.
Beyond the kitchen are a useful utility room and the annexe, which has its own kitchen, sitting room, and bedroom with an en suite bathroom.
Directly opposite the drawing room is the captivating, double-aspect dining room, with exposed wooden floorboards, a large open fire, shelving, and French windows on to the terrace.
The first-floor accommodation comprises four well-proportioned bedrooms and the family bathroom. The principal bedroom is especially elegant, with a working fire, balcony, window seat and en suite bathroom with a separate shower.
The second and third bedrooms also have working fires, with the second bedroom also enjoying a fine bay window and window seat.
Our clients primarily use the fourth bedroom as an office/home study. A glazed door leads out to a fabulous roof terrace, with far-reaching views over the grounds and out to Dunwich Forest.
OUTSIDE & OUTBULDINGS
St Helena House has spectacular grounds of about 3.3 acres (subject to survey). Within the grounds are manifold outbuildings, a swimming pool and pond, courtyards, terraces, various gardens, many mature trees, and a maze.
The primary outbuilding is a substantial timber framed barn, with plumbing and electricity, presently consisting of a large open space and a generous games/billiards room.
Off the sitting room is an attractive, south-west facing courtyard and pergola with a water feature, providing a superb area for al fresco dining. Another striking terrace is accessed via the dining room and kitchen.
Beyond the terrace is a heated swimming pool and pool house, the pond and pond house and another, fascinating, courtyard and relaxation room, inspired by Xanadu and the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
There are expansive areas of lawn, a croquet lawn, a flint-walled rose garden, a shrub garden, an orchard and kitchen garden. The maze is a particularly special feature of the house.
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St. Helena House is an incredibly special house in the most idyllic setting. It is a house of great fun and I especially love the grounds and maze.Alexander McNab