Impressive Grade II Listed country house set in beautiful gardens and grounds with excellent leisure and equestrian facilities.
Comforts Place is a most magnificent Grade II Listed country house set in superb private grounds approaching 16.5 acres and situated in a delightful semi-rural position.
Comforts Place originally formed part of a medieval aisled hall added to in the early to mid 15th Century. The core of the present house is formed by an Elizabethan manor house of 1597 but its earlier originals can be seen in the architectural features such as the crown-post and medieval joists within the surviving earlier crosswings.
The property has been substantially enhanced to provide a superb family home that enjoys the character of a period property combined with the modern amenities for family living. The accommodation is beautifully presented and finished and offers versatility for both formal and informal entertaining. Salient points include beautiful stone floors and exposed floorboards, superb fireplaces, leadlight windows, a wealth of exposed beams and timbers, vaulted ceilings, stylish kitchen/breakfast room and excellent wine cellar. Also of note are the substantial barn with annexe, recreation room and pool facilities, swimming pool, tennis court, equestrian facilities and extensive gardens and grounds.
Charming entrance porch leads through to the drawing room with inglenook fireplace and which in turn leads to the inner hall and principal reception rooms.
The principal reception rooms comprise a substantial sitting room and a dining room, both with impressive stone fireplaces and the dining room with direct access to the rear terrace. Together with the drawing room they provide an excellent suite of rooms for formal entertaining. Situated off the sitting room is a useful study with fitted furniture and access to a pretty south-facing courtyard garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of stylish wall and base units with some integral appliances, a dresser and a central island incorporating a breakfast bar and enjoys direct access to the gardens. There is an adjoining larder with excellent additional storage.
An inner hall leads to a delightful garden room with vaulted ceiling and access to the gardens. From the garden room, a hallway links to a ground floor bedroom, home office and utility room. A well-equipped wine cellar is accessed from the garden room and three cloakrooms complete the ground floor accommodation.
From the primary inner hall stairs rise to the first floor on the southern wing of the property to the principal bedroom suite with walk in wardrobe and en suite facilities. There are three further bedrooms, one with a bank of fitted wardrobes, and two bath/shower rooms. A staircase leads to a second floor bedroom with vaulted ceiling and en suite shower room.
From the northern wing a secondary staircase rises to four bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. From the first floor landing, a separate staircase leads to a substantial double height games room with a wealth of character features and which completes the accommodation to the main house.
The superb detached barn overlooks the swimming pool to the north of the house and in total amounts to just under 2,000 sq ft. The flexible accommodation comprises an excellent recreation room served by a well equipped kitchen and a cloakroom. Also located within the barn is the self contained ancillary accommodation comprising two bedrooms, kitchen/sitting room and bathroom. There is also a pool house with changing facilities, shower, separate WC and sauna.
From the long entrance drive, there is a spur leading to the outbuildings and the equestrian facilities. These comprise stabling for up to six horses, separate hay barn, implement stores, tack room and large parking area ideal for overflow parking or horseboxes. There is access to a menage (35x20) and post and rail fenced paddocks all with water supplies.
Gardens and grounds
The gardens and grounds are magnificent and compliment the house extremely well. A gated driveway sweeps round the outbuildings and barn to the front of the main house culminating in a generous gravelled parking area bordered by mature shrubs and trees.
The main house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and grounds, which provide a wonderful private setting.
To the west of the house is an excellent sunken brick paved terrace accessed directly from the house and providing a lovely area for outdoor entertaining. Extensive level lawns extend westerly from the house and are flanked by abundantly stocked herbaceous borders. The gardens lead to the paddocks, which are interspersed with specimen trees.
To the southern side, a door from the study and a gated wall from the main lawn opens to a second terrace with a paved walkway through a rose arbour and surrounded by herbaceous borders. Beyond this, lawns run down to a small pond. This area is surrounded by mature trees providing both privacy and protection.
Adjoining the barn is the swimming pool which is set in a paved surround and bordered by brick walls with windows overlooking the main lawn. To one side of the main lawn is a high hedge, which divides the orchard and flood lit hard tennis court. To the east is an enclosed lawn with herbaceous borders. To the northern border, behind the timber framed garage block is a productive kitchen garden with greenhouses.
In all the gardens and grounds extend to 16.47 acres.
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This is a stunning property, I love the bundles of character, also the fabulous gardens and grounds.Jamie WilliamsProperty agent