A stunning period house in a glorious unspoilt location.
Hurston Place is an impressive and substantial Georgian country house understood to date originally from the 17th century and is Grade ll listed. However this is an ancient site with evidence of much earlier habitation going back to Domesday which records a mill on the River Stor just below where the house now stands. Additions and alterations over the years, notably in the Victorian era have created the beautiful house we see today.
In recent years Hurston Place has seen extensive refurbishment to create a superbly comfortable, elegant and beautifully appointed home ideally suited to 21st century family living, yet retaining the period features so characteristic of its period.
A spacious and welcoming reception hall leads to generous living rooms with high ceilings throughout, five first floor double bedrooms and three bathrooms including the guest room en suite. Most bedrooms benefit from superb views over the grounds and surrounding countryside.
A generous second floor bedroom is ideal for use as a teenage den with ample space for 'sleep-overs' and there is also extensive attic storage.
The well-appointed kitchen / breakfast room incorporates a gas-fired four oven AGA, a range of integrated appliances and a central island workstation with breakfast bar. An inner hall leads to the rear lobby and utility/laundry and boot room. A spacious cellar would accommodate an extensive wine collection or a number of other uses.
Thoughtfully laid out, the well maintained grounds are a key feature of this beautiful property. Approached from the lane via an arch cut through a century old yew hedge, the sweeping drive leads up to a spacious forecourt with ample car parking.
The formal gardens, with parts professionally designed by Fiona Godman-Dorrington, lie mainly to the south and east of the house and comprise extensive areas of lawn with a wide variety of beds and borders, numerous specimen trees and shrubs all designed to provide for year-round colour and interest. A series of distinct areas, the gardens delight the eye and draw the visitor to explore. The grounds are totally secluded and three different terraces or sitting areas provide for relaxation and summer dining while to the north there is a delightful walled garden with vegetable plot, small orchard, fruit cage and further flower beds. To the east is a large fenced paddock.
Amounting to approximately 3.25 acres.
From the driveway there are an extensive range of attractive flint-faced outbuildings including the original Coach House, deer larder, two box stables, workshop/tack room and studio which has been partially refurbished and is currently used as art studio/party room. There is a one bedroom staff accommodation on the first floor. Further outbuildings provide a garage, wood store, potting shed and further storage room.
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This is truly an exceptional Georgian house, elegant in both style and setting. I am particularly fond of the lovely living spaces and wonderful outlook across the private grounds.Daniel Clay