A fine Grade II Georgian house in need of major restoration, with separate accommodation within the old stables.
Complete restoration is required. Whilst the roof has been replaced, as have most of the windows to a high standard and much of the structural work has been carried out, the majority of restoration/refurbishment works are still required
throughout. There is also a plan for a new leisure complex drawn up by a leading architect, along with plans for the future orangery.
The Stables have however, been fully restored to a high standard.
Prior to viewing
It is recommended that any viewer speaks to the vendor's agent before booking a viewing. The property, a Grade II listed building, Stone House is an important and particularly beautiful country house. It should be noted that the vendors have started the restoration, which has included a new roof and hand made windows throughout. Originally dates back to circa 1500 with the majority of the house being built later in the 1700s in the Queen Anne style. One of the bedroom windows to the front elevation has been engraved with the inscription Thomas Burnidge, butler to James Scarvin Esquire' together with the recorded date of April 10 1788. The house is of a substantial red brick construction with relief offered by attractive large sash windows and embossed brickwork, together with small arched windows with fanlight inset to the side elevations, all set beneath a pitched tiled roof, surmounted by brick-built chimney stacks.
The internal Italian marble and plasterwork provides great architectural interest. Wonderful details of various periods have been largely retained throughout the house including a fine cantilevered oak staircase, marble fireplaces, elegant ceiling heights, panelled doors with deep architraves together with sash windows and earlier leaded light windows. The magnificent hall is entered through an Italian carved marble doorway leading to a black and white chequered marble floor beneath an ornate moulded plaster ceiling. The centre of the hall contains a large, tiled fireplace with a rare blue and white 18th century ceramic Della Robbia fire surround. The inner hall is enhanced by two arched colonnades incorporating a pair of gilt and ebonised ionic columns beneath a vaulted plaster ceiling.
Panelled doors with deep architraves lead off to the principal reception rooms, these include the elegant drawing room, with French doors and windows to the westerly-facing terrace and an 18th century Adam fireplace with decorated frieze and Dutch Delft tiles set beneath an Adam style ceiling with two fan lunettes. The classic dining room also benefits from French doors to the terrace together with an 18th century fireplace and a plaster ceiling set over a chequered wood block floor. The panelled morning room has twin shuttered sash windows and a Sienna marble fireplace decorated with Dutch Delft tiles together with a finely moulded 17th century ceiling. The signature room of Stone House is the Ball Room (35' 5 by 23' 8) at the eastern end of the house. The kitchen is unrestored as yet. A library, positioned on the half-landing, has a lantern style glazed roof. There are six principal light and spacious bedrooms; all with ornate plaster work, including a George III Adam marble fireplace within bedroom two. The second floor mirrors the proportions of the ground floor complete with period fireplaces and sash windows, some enjoying glorious, far reaching views.
The property is approached over a private drive which sweeps beneath mature specimen trees. The drive (with park railings) continues between mown embankments, heavily undersown with spring bulbs and lined by yew and beech trees. The drive divides off to the former Coach House and to the front of the principal residence. A large, gravelled turning and parking area is flanked by the formal classic façade adorned with a prolific wisteria and camellia together with topiary yew. A focal point are the two stone pillars fitted with an ornamental cast-iron gate all set between topiary yew hedging. There is a partially completed garage block. Potential leisure complex plans are available showing a large leisure wing with a new swimming pool complex.
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What a fabulous opportunity to put your own stamp on this fabulous country homeTony Morris-EytonProperty agent