A substantial central portion of an impressive Grade II listed country house offering impressively proportioned accommodation with gardens and grounds extending in all to 4.72 acres.
Middlemarch is an elegant family home offering superb accommodation and forms part of an exceptionally fine Grade II listed country estate, with a wealth of inherent character and historic provenance. The original part of the estate house having been built by Sir Roger Langrish in 1611 the estate was later used by the Navy and Civil Defence during World War II until the late 1970s whereby it was then utilised by Sue Ryder as a care home until the late 1990's. This stunning country house was then later divided, extended and remodelled to what exists today. Middlemarch forms the central portion and provides beautifully arranged accommodation, extending to over 6,555 sq. ft., with the living accommodation' arranged over three floors in addition to extensive cellarage. There is plenty of charm, elegance and period features including some wonderful fireplaces, decorative ceiling cornicing and well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings. The reception hall links through to all principal living areas including a superb drawing room which is well balanced with a beautiful marble fireplace being a real focal point and doors which lead out to the rear terrace making it a great space for formal entertaining. A large kitchen/breakfast room comes with a range of bespoke fitted units including cupboard and drawer sections with work surfaces over, an Aga completes the picture and there is great space for dining as well as a walk-in pantry which makes for a practical set up. Across the hall from the kitchen is the sitting room.
The bedroom accommodation on the first floor includes a principal bedroom with en suite and a dressing room/bedroom 6. There are two further bedrooms on this floor including a guest bedroom with en suite. On the second floor there are two generous bedrooms one with en suite the other serviced by a family bathroom. There is also a home office.
The cellars offer excellent storage space with numerous rooms including a gym and a cinema/games room. There is also a laundry/utility room.
The property is approached via a gravel driveway which leads to parking immediately at the front of the manor house. The formal gardens lie to the rear of the property and include a large terraced area which runs across the rear of the property providing great space for outdoor entertaining and relaxing. Extensive lawns run up the garden providing a fabulous backdrop with some attractive planting. The gardens then give way to open paddocks which provide great space for recreation. A large summer house towards the top of the first paddock offers great space for BBQs and from which to enjoy the stunning views. There is a further paddock and gateway leading through to woodland with further access to the bridlepath which provides the opportunity for the enjoyment of country pursuits such as walking, riding, and shooting. In all the grounds extend to 4.72 acres.
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If you are looking for lifestyle this property has it all, stunning proportions and great features presented in great order within a stunning setting and great grounds.Giles MuddleProperty agent