A handsome period house, recently refurbished and with fabulous grounds extending to around six and a half acres
Fencote Hall is a particularly handsome period village house dating back to the 18th Century, certainly one of the finest in the area. The property boasts a wealth of local history, having once served as the former vicarage of the village and also requisitioned during the war as a hospital for wounded soldiers.
More recently the building has been the subject of a full programme of reconfiguration and renovation throughout, everything finished to the highest possible standard but not at the expense of the numerous original features and now forms a fine example of contemporary living in a period building.
Occupying a prominent position at the head of the village and opposite the green, the house stands beautifully within its sweeping landscaped lawned gardens, bordered by some impressive mature trees, creating a superb parkland setting.
This marvellous family home now offers ample well planned and stylish accommodation arranged over two floors, with additional cellar rooms. Benefitting from brand new state of the art-central heating - including underfloor heating across the ground floor and a smart intelligent control heating system throughout. The extensive accommodation is ideal for family living and entertaining and in brief comprises; the most welcoming central reception hall, study with log burning stove, gym/music room, utility and a separate bespoke 'dog shower' with stunning mandarin stone tiles.
The rear aspect of the house comprises two magnificent rooms which both open to the garden via six pairs of bespoke French doors, as well as linking perfectly together, by virtue of the parliament hinged double doors. The impressive sitting room also retains its original window shutters and log burning stove with fine marble fire-surround. A particular feature is the stunning open plan dining/living kitchen with bespoke cabinetry by Smallbone of Devies, large island unit, Miele appliances, Fisher and Paykel fridge freezer, Quooker tap and separate 'cool' larder. Sliding doors lead off the kitchen and out to a delightful paved sun terrace, ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining. Completing the downstairs layout is an 'introduction to Japan' WC with remote control and drying facilities.
Upstairs, the impressive principal suite with dual Juliet balcony offers stunning views over your own land and a luxurious bespoke en suite bathroom/ dressing room to the left. Currently utilised as a home office, a secret door leads through to the principal suite - this room could double up as a walk in wardrobe. there are four further double bedrooms, two benefiting from en suite shower rooms and a house bathroom with both bath and shower. Completing the picture is a unique tranquil reading spot that centres off the split level landing - the perfect place for relaxing.
Outside, Fencote Hall occupies an outstanding setting within the village, situated adjacent to the small village green which is in the ownership of the property. Approached via an in and out driveway and a gravelled forecourt which provides ample parking for numerous cars. To the left of the property is a strategically placed south facing walled courtyard, providing an ideal outdoor entertaining area.
To the rear the formal landscaped gardens are fully enclosed and offer a high degree of privacy. A ha-ha divides the formal and informal garden areas - a five acre paddock beyond provides a perfect space for those with equestrian/ livestock interest. In all the gardens, land and village green equate to about six and a half acres.
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This is not just a handsome period home, it offers the perfect balance of period features and contemporary design.Ed StoyleProperty agent