Imposing & substantial Grade II listed country house set in wonderful landscaped gardens & grounds, in a semi-rural location.
Dryhill Farm is an impressive Grade II listed family house with the core of the house believed to date from around the 1490s with later additions over the years. The house has been sympathetically refurbished and extended by the present owners who have enhanced the period features together with designing the wonderful gardens which surround the house. Features include exposed wall and ceiling timbers, inglenook fireplaces, mullion windows with leaded lights, vaulted ceilings to the principal bedrooms, modern panelled bespoke bathroom suites and a bespoke kitchen. The house sits within glorious grounds which include an orchard, stream, tennis court and two paddocks. In total the area amounts to over 6 acres.
The principal reception rooms provide excellent areas for formal entertaining and family living, comprising a double fronted drawing room with two inglenook fireplaces, one with a wood burning stove and a dining room with a further inglenook fireplace and a window to the front with a deep oak sill. The family room adjoins the kitchen and there is a library and T.V. room with a further wood burning stove.
The spacious garden room is a wonderful addition to the property with charming views of the house and gardens and provides further versatile living space.
The triple aspect kitchen has a door to the garden and is well appointed with a range of bespoke wall and base cupboards and matching island unit with integral appliances. There is also a spiral staircase to the first floor.
The ground floor guest/au pair suite comprises a bedroom with adjoining shower room.
Arranged over the first floor are five well-proportioned double bedrooms. The principal bedroom has a stylish panelled en-suite bathroom and an adjoining walk-in wardrobe. The guest bedroom has en-suite facilities and one of the other bedrooms has a mezzanine sleeping area.
There is a shower room, family bathroom and a separate sauna completing this floor.
The seventh bedroom is arranged over the second floor and has a vaulted ceiling.
The house is approached over a sweeping gravel drive flanked on either side by beech hedges and culminates in a generous parking area by the house.
Outside: The beautiful, landscaped gardens are a wonderful feature of the property and provide year round interest. The sweeping lawns are interspersed with a variety of trees, shrubs and flowering plants. There is a tennis court and substantial garden store, a stable block, well, underground water tank, orchard and kitchen garden.
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Dryhill Farm is a stunning period home and I love the blend of period features with the sympathetic modern touches throughout. It's an absolute gem!David JohnstonProperty agent