A magnificent Grade II* listed manor house, together with a cottage and two attractive period barns, set in about 8.7 acres, with fine views.
This stunning restored period manor house comprises a sixteenth century framed structure with an early seventeenth century gabled wing to the right-hand side. The property is Grade II* listed as a grouping of buildings, including the two barns and is set in a commanding elevated position.
Features throughout the house include impressive exposed mellow beams and open studwork, leaded-light mullion windows (some featuring projecting frames) providing good light and distant views in all directions.
There are wide inglenook fireplaces with wood burning stoves to the two principal receptions and an open fire in the reception hall, supplementing the modern central heating system, with its period-style radiators. In the main, there are generous ceiling heights reflecting the status of the house.
Modern adaptations include a beautiful and well-equipped Tom Howley painted kitchen, with white quartz worktops, incorporating an island breakfast bar, Bertazzoni range cooker with halogen hob and concealed extractor above, integrated larder fridge/freezer, dishwasher and warming drawer, drinks' fridge and Quooker tap. There is a mix of timber and attractive red tiled flooring to the ground floor, with modern oak flooring to the kitchen, dining room and the utility room.
The bedrooms are smart throughout with clean lines giving a contemporary twist which nicely complements the period details.
Outside, the house sits within a grouping of period buildings with park-like grounds to the front, right down to the road, including lawn and paddock and a small orchard. The property enjoys an extensive private driveway for parking, accessed through the electric gated entrance from the private approach lane, with a further shared secondary drive, which gives access to the attached cottage. Behind the house, directly accessed from the kitchen, there is a fine landscaped, brick-blocked, part-walled terrace, leading onto a delightful formal lawned garden with well stocked mature borders.
The lower shared secondary drive, gives access to the neighbouring Oast, part of which forms The Cottage for the Manor House. The Cottage has a stunning view and comprises a sitting room, kitchen/dining room, three bedrooms and a bathroom, together with parking, a garage and a small private garden.
The thatched barn is an impressive structure used for storage/ garaging and with two attached loose boxes.
The pool house/party barn is a wonderful double height summer entertaining area, with sliding glazed doors onto the sheltered swimming pool, enclosed by walls and hedging. Impressive, with its exposed timber frame and brick block and timber flooring, the pool house provides a kitchen and a mezzanine gallery/stage, with changing room facilities below. There is a tennis court on the raised land by the pool, with a wild flower meadow beyond, leading up to a further lawn, used for football goals etc.
The paddock at the front stretches down to the road, with the public footpath crossing a small area as shown on the land plan.
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This is a very special period house in terms of character, setting and scale and I can only recall selling one other like it in the last ten years!Robert JacobsProperty agent