A charming and prestigious, chain-free home with over 2600 square foot of luxurious accommodation and access to a tennis court, ornamental gardens and stunning surrounding countryside.
Barrow Court is a very special and greatly sought after location. This beautiful home forms part of the Grade II* listed Jacobean manor house which has a rich and intriguing history, once the site of a Benedictine nunnery with origins dating back to the 13th century. The house and outbuildings were converted in the 1970s and carefully restored to create a delightful enclave of 18 residential dwellings. The estate is set within extensive private grounds and approached via an impressive driveway adjacent to the church of St Mary and St Edward. The estate enjoys wonderful views across the adjoining pasture land, interspersed with fine specimen trees that form a superb backdrop on the hillside beyond.
8 Barrow Court itself is a charming, stone-built, heritage home with two pitched gable roofs, stone mullion windows and a real feeling of genteel grandeur. The property is accessed via open front lawns and a drive. There are two off-street parking spaces, one in the front and one in the rear parking area, as well as further visitor parking.
The property is entered via an impressive, original oak front door which leads into a wide hallway with flagstones and patterned cornicing. The kitchen, immediately on the left, is bright and modern with duel aspect. There is tiled flooring and a large island with solid, composite worktops, breakfast bar and pendant lighting. The AEG appliances are integrated and include a microwave oven, oven/grill, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is spot lighting throughout as well as a lovely outlook over the communal lawns and tennis court.
Located down the hall on the right is a useful, under-stair storage cupboard with lighting and shelving. On the left is a separate utility room with plumbing for white goods, ample cupboard space, coat rack and a sink with drying rack.
At the end of the hall on the left is a large, south facing dining room / fourth bedroom with feature fireplace, granite hearth and timber mantel. There is also chandelier lighting, cornicing and quadruple, south facing windows. Next door is a Porcelanosa cloakroom with WC, floor to ceiling tiling, sink and towel radiator.
A wide, carpeted staircase with oak handrail and banisters leads up to the spacious, first floor landing. At the top of the stairs on the right is another Porcalanosa cloakroom. Next door is the impressive, south facing principal bedroom. This room is carpeted with cornicing and quadruple, south facing windows. The room benefits from a large, walk-in shower with timber effect flooring and rain shower head. At the other end of the landing is a substantial and impressive, duel aspect drawing room with oak panelling, oak flooring, bay window with seating area, ornate cornicing and lovely views over the tennis court and gardens. The centrepiece to the room is a fabulous open fireplace with stone surround and a granite hearth. A large, built-in library runs along the right hand side of the room.
The second floor also offers a wide and roomy, carpeted landing via an oak staircase. At the top of the stairs to the right is a large, south facing second bedroom with feature fireplace and a free standing Porcelanosa bath tub sitting on a raised slate floor. There is built-in timber shelving in the alcoves either side of the fireplace. At the end of the landing to the left is a laundry cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Up a short flight of steps opposite is a charming, third double bedroom with dual aspect, exposed timber joists, built-in cupboards, wardrobes and shelving. There is a partition wall leading into a storage space which could be removed to enlarge the room further and expose a lovely feature fireplace.
Externally the property has access to a recently resurfaced tennis court as well as stunning, ornamental Grade II* listed gardens with topiary hedging, mature planting and expansive lawns with panoramic valley views. Stone monuments, busts, walling and pavilions are interspersed around the gardens providing delightful seating or picnic areas. Residents also have access to an impressive arboretum, wild garden and Victorian greenhouse for growing their own produce. The gardens provide a rare and absolutely beautiful area in which to relax, walk, grow or dine al fresco.
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A rare and unique heritage home with a large footprint and access to exquisite gardens and a communal tennis court.Sholto Thompson