Magnificent country house with extensive traditional outbuildings and mature grounds
Extending to about 65.9 acres (26.6 hectares) in total, Rockfield is a magnificent, compact residential estate. At its core is a superb, fully refurbished country house with beautifully proportioned and well-balanced accommodation.
The property comprises mature garden grounds (including a charming walled garden), parkland, and woodland. The agricultural element of the estate comprises productive tillage land and pasture, which is let on a seasonal basis. There is an extensive range of traditional outbuildings to the rear of the house, which provide storage.
Accessed via a stone-pillared entrance with cast-iron gates and beautiful overhanging mature trees, Rockfield House is approached along a sweeping gravel avenue lined partially by woodland, which leads to a parking area at the front of the house.
Rockfield House dates back to the 18th Century and occupies a private, south-easterly facing position. External features include a Doric portico with shallow bows to either side, white window surrounds and a hip roof. The house has been comprehensively renovated during the seller's ownership to transform one of the county's most historic houses into a sumptuous property, fit for hosting lavish house parties and comfortable family living, in equal measure.
Rockfield House is a superb period property situated in a private and tranquil setting with stunning views of the rolling countryside.
The accommodation is predominantly laid out over three floors and is of generous and elegant proportions, as set out in the accompanying plans. It is in a U-shape of asymmetrical design with a courtyard attached to the rear. The house is approached through a Doric portico entrance that leads to an impressive reception hall.
Upon entering the house, an aura of grandeur is evident with period features in the reception hall, which continue throughout the formal reception rooms and bedroom accommodation. With a flagstone floor and marble fireplace, the hall provides access to the billiards room as well as an extensive living/dining room, with a magnificent wooden fireplace and stove. The kitchen is accessed via the living room and is a spacious room with a beautifully crafted and extensive range of floor and wall mounted units. There is an island counter with gas hob and electric oven as well as an AGA cooker.
The first floor is accessed via a spectacular cantilever staircase, with the principal accommodation comprising a dining room, drawing room and library, which are all inter connecting and offer excellent potential for formal entertaining, including an adjoining service kitchen with dumbwaiter. The three elegant, light-filled reception rooms include high ceilings and beautiful open marble fireplaces. Situated to the front of the house, these rooms enjoy magnificent and expansive views of the rolling parkland. The first floor also includes the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and spacious dressing room.
The remainder of the bedroom accommodation is located on the second floor, which is accessed via a staircase at the east wing of the house (connecting with the ground floor) and opens to a spacious landing. The landing leads to four generously proportioned bedroom suites and two further bedrooms.
An eighth bedroom suite is situated on the ground floor. It is accessed off the billiards room and has a separate external access.
Notable internal period features include decorative cornicing, sash windows, hardwood floors, impressive marble fireplaces, feature columns in the reception hall and library, architraves, shutters and woodwork including panelling on doors and staircase.
Situated in the picturesque courtyard is a one-bedroom self-contained apartment, which comprises a sitting/dining room, kitchen and bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
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