A charming Grade II listed family home with delightful gardens
Sarankot House is a detached, Grade II listed former farmhouse built in 1894 by Douglas and Fordham for the 1st Duke of Westminster.
The spacious and well-balanced accommodation provides a wonderful family home and there are many character features throughout, including two ornate chimneys, a fine staircase and period fireplaces.
The property is approached across an electric-gated driveway which provides plenty of parking and access to the double garage.
An entrance porch with double oak doors opens into the hall, off which the principal reception rooms are positioned and there is an attractive spindled staircase.
The sitting room is a lovely reception space with a n oak fireplace and a moulded-brick mullioned window to the front, overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Double leaded doors lead through to the dining room, where there is another impressive fireplace and two windows to the side elevation.
Adjoining the dining room is the music room which houses a turned staircase to the first floor with understair storage, There are wooden panelled doors to both the utility room and a separate WC, and a large door opens into the open plan breakfast room and kitchen.
The kitchen is well equipped with a range of base and wall units and several integrated appliances. The breakfast area is a bright and airy space with double doors to the rear garden.
An inner hall leads to the impressive snooker room, off which is a large family room and doors to the large snug (also accessed from the main hall).
The snooker room features a decorative, coved ceiling and is open plan with the adjacent family room which has doors to the rear garden. These two magnificent rooms provide excellent entertaining space and offer great versatility for their use.
On the first floor, the master suite features a large bedroom, a dressing area and an en suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom on this floor, in addition to the second staircase (positioned in the music room).
To the rear of the property there is a detached brick building which incorporates four ground floor offices and a washroom/WC, and a first floor office and loft storage area.
Gardens and grounds
The property occupies a pleasant semi-rural position with views across countryside. To the front there is a neatly laid lawned garden enclosed by mature hedging with a number of mature trees.
To the rear of the property is a lawned garden and an extensive stone flagged patio with well stocked borders. There is also an ornamental pond and a circular shaped seating area.
The rear garden is fully enclosed by wooden fencing and hedging and enjoys a pleasant outlook over the paddock (with stables) towards open countryside.
There is also a paved courtyard area enjoying French doors from the breakfast room, with a water feature, external power points and outside lighting.
A timber-framed summer house with lighting and power provides an alternative spot in which to relax and take in the beautiful setting.
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Sarankot House is one of the most handsome buildings in the area - I was impressed before I'd even stepped inside!Charlie Kannreuther