Captivating stone built country house, beautifully restored and upgraded with wonderful views.
The Posting House is a stunning stone built manor house with a host of intriguing period features which has undergone a truly sympathetic restoration in a classically contemporary style by acclaimed Nigel Daly Design. Much of the exceptional woodwork is by craftsmen at Hetherington Newman and the property is as comfortable as a family home as it is for entertaining in style.
The property extends over three floors and provides surprisingly well for modern lifestyles with flexible space in the two storey wing to the rear, the incredible oak framed living kitchen link, the comfortable family sitting room with its log burner in one of a number of French stone fireplaces, a study recess and the grand dining hall with exquisitely carved panelling in the double height music area. There are exquisite period doors throughout the property with a glorious pair of doors to the glazed original coach house entrance, now forming the lovely living kitchen area.
The pretty covered porch with seats opens to the main hall with the impressive staircase leading up over four levels with half landings. The cloakroom off to the left has a heated stone floor, classic suite and wainscot panelling.
The dining hall lies off to the right and is an amazing room with a double height stone mullioned bay to the west facing rear and views to the hills to the front. The dining area has a French stone working fireplace and the dual height area has superb carved panelling and a gallery from the principal bedroom suite above. A small study lies off and has a door opening to the rear terrace and gardens.
The sitting room has a dual aspect and a wood burning stove set into a French stone fireplace, a delightfully cosy room there is a small study area in a bay with side windows.
The craftsman made bespoke living kitchen is not only the heart of the house, but has been created from a newly built link between the original house and the converted stables. With a four oven AGA with a gas hob companion unit, integrated appliances, an appliance garage, butchers block, main and prep sinks and a large island with beautifully figured granite surfaces. Oak lined painted cupboards and a Liebherr wine and larder fridge are integrated. Beautiful oak trusses adorn the vaulted roof with skylights and glazed panels flooding this area with natural light. The arched oak French doors open to the south-west facing dining terrace with a backdrop of the beautifully landscaped gardens.
The boot room and laundry lie off the kitchen with fitted cupboards, a ceramic sink and plumbing for a washer and dryer above the heated stone floor. A cloaks/pantry store lies off with an oak staircase leading down to the superb wine cellar with French limestone wine bins.
Stone steps lead up to the family room, a multi-purpose reception room used for games, cinema and a third reception room. A hall area accesses the cloakroom / shower room with a wet area servicing as a guest bathroom should the mezzanine floor with its oak staircase be used a bedroom, but is equally well suited to use as a home office. The stone floors have under-floor heating.
The main house staircase, created by Hetherington Newman, extends four flights with half landings and leads to the first landing off which there is a guest bedroom suite with views to the front and a staircase leading down to an en suite shower room with London tiles and a wet shower area.
The stunning principal bedroom is off a half landing and this vaulted room has a dual aspect, wide oak floor boards and an amazing oak screen forming the gallery above the dining hall, taking full advantage of the dual height window to the rear. A stone fireplace graces the chimney breast with a natural flame log gas fire. A pretty arched door leads to the equally pretty en suite bathroom with its roll top bath and separate frameless glass shower.
There are two further double bedrooms on the second floor, one has an en suite shower room and the larger one is L' shaped with a dual aspect, bespoke built wardrobes and a sitting room/dressing room area. A house bathroom, again with a roll top bath.
A really good sized double garage lies to the side of the property set behind a stone flagged driveway and including a separate workshop/store to the rear. A wide stone flagged path leads between this and the house. A restored Victorian greenhouse with light and power stands to the rear of a raised bed vegetable area and the gardens extend in all to about 1.14 acres.
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Whenever Nigel Daly Design have been involved in a restoration I am always impressed, this is no exception and our clients have taken this further, creating a unique home for modern living with style.Mark Holden