Caunton, Nottinghamshire, NG23 6BD | Property for sale | Savills
620.22 sq m(6,676 sq ft)
Guide price £1,950,000

CauntonNottinghamshire, NG23 6BD


    Key features

    • Substantial modern country home in grounds of about 6.9 acres
    • Enjoying a range of high-tech features
    • Seven bedrooms
    • Five reception rooms
    • Five bathrooms
    • Triple garaging
    • Regular trains from Newark Northgate (6 miles away) to London
    • Southwell Minster School catchment

    Wheaten House is a unique architect designed family home offering a high degree of flexibility in grounds of some 6.9 acres or thereabouts enjoying glorious panoramic views

    About this property

    • Wheaten House is a unique architect designed family home offering a high degree of flexibility in grounds of some 6.9 acres or thereabouts. The main house extends to some 6,700 sq ft, plus extensive garaging and it enjoys glorious panoramic views across open countryside.

      Features include ground source under-floor heating installed on
      concrete upper and lower floors throughout the main house,
      controlled by individual room thermostats. Cat 8 wiring available in all main rooms to distribute internet, HD TV and telephones wherever required, plus a high quality Nuvo music system with individual room controls and stereo ceiling speakers in all reception rooms and bedrooms.

      The stunning accommodation is arranged over two principal floors and has been carefully created to offer significant flexibility, including the option to convert part of the ground floor to independent living.

      At the heart of the house is the double height cathedral entrance hall which leads through to the principal sitting room which has a wonderful open aspect and includes a mezzanine study/library area.

      There is a further reception/family room which leads on to the extremely well fitted and presented Pippy Oak open plan kitchen with its adjoining dining/conservatory area. Following on are the pantry, boot room, utility room and above the extensive triple garage is a large games room, again with an open aspect.

      The opposite side of the house features a spacious circular study, perfectly suited as a home office, two bedrooms and a bedroom/reception room. Off the spacious upstairs landing is a principal bedroom suite with balcony, fully fitted dressing room and large bathroom with separate W.C. The side corridor opposite leads to three further bedrooms, a Jack and Jill family bathroom, with one of the bedrooms enjoying an en suite shower and W.C.

      The approach and setting of the house are quite outstanding with a circular drive area to the front, mature areas of flowering shrubs and trees around the property. There are generous separate patio areas that take full advantage of the open outlook, together with a Jacuzzi spa set within the garden area.

      In all there are some 6.9 acres.

      Ground Floor - Double hardwood entrance doors lead to a porch with tiled floor and side cloaks area. Glazed inner doors to:

      Stunning double height and part galleried split level reception hall with bespoke hardwood ash staircase rising to the first floor.

      Principal sitting room – a magnificent main reception room with double height vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers and far reaching open views across the adjoining countryside. Two sets of French doors lead out to sheltered terrace and seating areas. Full height natural brick chimney with inglenook fireplace and a raised log effect gas fire. A spiral staircase leads to the mezzanine study/library.

      Family room with double doors from the reception hall, with open views across the gardens and countryside beyond. This room features built-in surround sound wiring in addition to Nuvo ceiling speakers.

      Kitchen, an extensive range of high quality Pippy Oak units, together with an inset sink set into a granite work surface, with a matching central island unit featuring a raised breakfast bar counter. There is a full range of Miele appliances including an inset 5-ring induction hob, with two pyrolytic ovens beneath, a combination microwave oven, warming drawer and a built-in coffee maker. Other integrated appliances include a Siemens touch control dishwasher, two freezers and a large full height Norcool corner larder refrigerator. The kitchen area opens through to:

      Dining/conservatory area with superb views and French doors leading out to the side garden and terrace.

      Rear boot room with access to the walk-in pantry and cloakroom with W.C. and hand basin. Functional utility room with inset sink, full height fitted cupboards and working surface.

      From the rear boot room the staircase rises to the Games room over the garaging. A generous flexible room with walk-through Velux roof windows leading to the balcony and French doors to a separate Juliet balcony.

      Set off the reception hall a side hallway leads through to:
      Cloakroom with W.C and circular wash hand basin.

      Circular office/study with partly domed ceiling and exposed timbers with windows offering panoramic views across the surrounding countryside.

      This side of the house could create a separate annexe area if required currently arranged as two bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, a good sized family bathroom with a separate shower and W.C., a third bedroom/sitting room, which has French doors leading out to a terrace. This side wing to the main house accommodation is ideal for guests or
      for independent relative accommodation.

      First Floor - The hardwood bespoke staircase rises to the first floor landing area which has two small side rooms - one houses the Cat 8 control system, internet and Nuvo music system, the other houses the plumbing controls and two pressurised hot water cylinders - one for each side of the house.

      The principal bedroom suite is set to the side, it features a full height built-in wardrobe and French doors to a balcony with wonderful open views. There is a fully fitted walk-in dressing room, a well presented and fitted en-suite bathroom with corner shower cubicle, corner panelled bath, twin wash hand basins set within white illuminated vanity units. Separate low suite W.C. and basin.

      A side corridor on the opposite side of the landing area leads to three further generous bedrooms. Two of which share a Jack and Jill bathroom with separate shower, panelled bath and W.C.. The larger of these two bedrooms has a full height fitted wardrobe. The third bedroom also has a full height fitted wardrobe and an en-suite shower room and W.C.

      Outside - Wheaten House is approached through a recessed gated entrance across open lawns to a spacious central front courtyard and turning area, with mature shrubbery and borders.

      Three car garage with individual up and over remote controlled doors. Behind the garages is a very useful storeroom
      with ample shelving and an external W.C.

      At the side of the property is a surfaced ancillary area with a substantial timber framed garden store, housing water storage, plus a pump and softening system to ensure reliable water pressure throughout the house. Separate 1,800
      litre oil storage tank.

      The boiler room at the side of the front door houses a 30 kW Terra heat pump which powers the under-floor heating system and first stage water heating, plus a very efficient Hellfire oil boiler for secondary water heating. This boiler can
      also act as backup to the heat pump if required.

      The property also benefits from CCTV and a Parabeam gate alarm.

      Around the property there are generous paved terrace areas taking full advantage of their sheltered positions, all enjoying a wonderful aspect over the gardens and countryside beyond.

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    I love the impressive double height reception hall at Wheaten House, it gives such a sense of grandeur, immediately setting the tone for this impressive and beautiful family home.

    Ian MarriottProperty agent

    Local information

    • Properties such as Wheaten House rarely become available, this beautiful family home is without doubt one of the region's most appealing country residences. It enjoys a private but not isolated location some 6 miles to the north of the minster town of Southwell, with its excellent schools.
    • It is within easy reach of a range of regional centres including Nottingham, Newark and Leicester. The nearby A1 (5 miles) and Newark Northgate Station (6 miles) provide rapid access to a range of national centres, with excellent train links to London and also to Leeds and York.

    Additional information

    • Newark and Sherwood District Council
    • Band H
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H