An impressive country house together with a completely self contained wing.
Morgan Hall Is a handsome and impressive country house situated on the eastern side of Fairford. Although within the town and close to shops and amenities, the house has the impression of being in the country due to it is unspoilt outlook across parklike grounds. Indeed the wide variety of specimen trees give the impression that the house is on the edge of an arboretum.
The house is approached along a gravel driveway with parking to the front. The front door opens into a generous entrance porch which is large enough for coats and boots. The splendid reception hall has a stone paved floor, fireplace with a woodburning stove and opens into the three living rooms. The two principal reception rooms are interconnecting making them ideal for entertaining and both enjoy the parkland aspect. Each have fine fireplaces and elaborate cornicing. The panelled library is also a very well proportioned and is a more intimate room for day to day living. Across the hall is the kitchen/breakfast room with a gas fired Aga and outside access. There is also an adjacent utility room with cloakroom off.
A very fine cantilevered staircase leads up to the first floor where there is a split level galleried landing. Three of the five bedrooms enjoy the open aspect, are well proportioned and are served by two bathrooms. The second floor attic space could provide for a dressing room a bathroom (already plumbed).
South Wing is older than the main house and is built in the traditional vernacular style with gable elevations and casement windows. Over the last year the house has been comprehensively renovated whilst retaining the original character and features. These include shuttered windows, impressive fireplaces as well as quarry and flagstone floors. There are also exposed timbers in two of the bedrooms.
The rooms are laid out to include two reception rooms on the ground floor, a sitting room with windows to two elevations and a dining room with a fitted dresser and door to the courtyard. The fully fitted kitchen also opens into the garden. On the first floor there is a wonderful drawing room with views of the grounds, a principal bedroom with a dressing room, and a luxury bathroom. There are two further bedrooms on the second floor both with vaulted ceilings and another newly fitted bathroom with marble effect tiling. The central heating system has been replaced.
The grounds are mainly found to the north and east although there is partly walled garden to the south of South Wing. Here there is also a gardener's wc, implement store and garden. On the northern boundary there is a further area of shared parking which could be enlarged further.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn although interspersed with a wide variety of shrubs and trees. Herbaceous and flower border create colour and the lawn is separated from the parkland by a ha-ha. In all the property extends to about 1.2 acres.
Morgan Hall is understood to date back to the late 16th century and was reputed to have been a Cromwellian stronghold during the Civil War. In the 18th Century the house was refaced and enlarged to the east. At one time the property was the dower house to nearby Fairford Park and owned by the well known Barker family.
The house has a rich history having been lived by many artists, notably John S Sargent who painted from the house in the 1890's. Edwin Abbey was another American artist who had Morgan Hall as his home.
The house is Grade ll listed and characterised by high ceilings, elaborate cornicing, splendid fireplaces and wonderful reception rooms of Georgian proportions. The South Wing forms a completely separate home but could be integrated within the main house.
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A classic house with a bohemian historyAnthony Coaker