Central portion of historic Tarrant mansion dating back to 1914.
The Tudor-style property, Thorn Hill, was divided into three houses in 1950, Breton Hill being the centre.
Interestingly, in 1931, the Earl of Dunmore, hero of the Boer War and World War One, sold Thorn Hill and it was then occupied by the German Embassy prior to WWII. It is believed to have been left fully furnished just before war was declared. Joachim von Ribbentrop, Foreign Minister of Germany between 1938 and 1945, was thought to be a frequent guest at the house.
The property has been updated, however still maintains much of its original charm and character.
There is a handsome stone-faced pillar and brick entrance with the coat of arms of the Earl of Dunmore, stone mullions with lead framed windows. Other features include ornate cornicing in some reception rooms, solid oak doors, oak panelled walls and oak flooring.
The entrance hall leads through to the impressive reception hall with a broad oak staircase to the first floor and a galleried landing.
The panelled reception room retains the original features such as the wide open stone fireplace. Double doors lead through to the second reception room which has a large brick fireplace with oak panelled surround. Other features of this reception room include oak floorboards and a fabulous bay window with views to the garden.
From the second reception room, double doors open up to the kitchen. Stairs lead down to the utility room, store and cellar.
From the galleried landing is the main bedroom suite with an en suite bathroom and dressing room. A beautiful bay window provides lovely views of the rear garden.
There are a further four bedrooms (three with en suite bathrooms), on the first floor. The fourth bedroom can also be ideal as a study.
On the second floor there is a generous games room, a bedroom, a bathroom and separate cloakroom as well as two useful store cupboards.
A small staircase leads up to a roof terrace with outstanding panoramic views.
The beautiful south/west facing secluded garden is bordered with mature trees and shrubs and mainly laid to lawn with a generous patio area for al fresco dining and entertaining. Wisteria grows up the rear elevation which looks particularly beautiful in the spring and summer months.
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One of the most beautiful settings for a house I have seen this year. Incredible views, stunning gardens and a lovely, manageable house full of character.James Phillips