Magnificent country house built in 2012 in a glorious rural setting within the South Downs National Park.
On the outside, apart from the apparently superb condition, the house could easily be mistaken for its period equivalent as it embodies many of the quintessential characteristics and aesthetics synonymous with an older property, from the wonderfully mellow stone to the facades adorned with climbing plants. The house is refreshingly creative in its design, encompassing features that resemble Arts & Crafts detail and proportion but with a contemporary twist, making each space exciting, interesting and full of character. The attention to detail extends beyond the construction into the choice of fittings and exceptional interior design.
Rebuilt and newly constructed in 2012, today Holyrood House offers excellent family accommodation over three floors above a large basement area. The property has been built to the highest specification offering great attention to detail with well-appointed reception space as well as bedroom accommodation over two floors.
Ground and Lower Ground Floor: A notable vaulted reception hall welcomes you to the house off which all the reception rooms flow freely making the house ideal for entertaining purposes. The accommodation is flexible, with both formal reception areas alongside more relaxed spaces for day to day use - all equally impressive in their design and scale. In the basement an atmospheric media/games room with bar is the perfect hideaway and a stylish glass-fronted wine cellar and plant room. The property also caters superbly for today's work-from-home needs with a study in the main house as well as a separate studio space/workshop within Long Barn.
First and Second Floors: A magnificent staircase leads to the upper floors where there are six bedrooms. The first floor includes the Principal Bedroom with adjoining bathroom and dressing room, three further double bedrooms, one with an adjoining bathroom and two showers rooms, one adjoining. The second floor provides two further double bedrooms, one with an adjoining bathroom.
Throughout the house there is Lutron lighting, underfloor heating and heating regulators to all rooms. The property benefits from ground source heating and fibre internet.
Long Barn/Coach House: Outside, there is a newly constructed stone Long Barn with slate roof which has been converted into an Artist's studio with cloakroom, two garages and a gardener's store/workshop with cloakroom.
Cottage: There is an immaculately presented one bedroom self-contained cottage comprising of a domed ceiling sitting room, kitchen, double bedroom and full bathroom.
Gardens and Grounds: Designed over the course of ten years by Jane Brown, the gardens at Holyrood are a spectacular feature.
The carefully planned structure and wonderful range of textures and colours work in harmony with the surrounding rural landscape. Interconnecting paths take you from one pocket of the garden to the next, the expansive flower beds defining the curtilage and character of each space. The York stone terrace, to the north and west of the house provides ample space for outdoor entertaining, sensibly accessed from the principal reception areas. Shallow steps lead down to a wide area of lawn where, to connect the formal garden with the rural setting, a cleverly placed ha-ha offers an uninterrupted view across the field, owned by the property, towards Noar Hill. From the corner of the field, one can follow the footpath up through the Noar Hill woodland, this area is part of the East Hampshire Hangers Special Area of Conservation and provides a glorious natural backdrop to Holyrood House.
The gravel driveway arrives at a parking area in front of the formal entrance to the house, which leads into the reception hall. The drive continues from this parking area around to the East side of the house into a courtyard area for parking. On this side of the house is the entrance to the side of the reception hall and a back door, that leads directly into the kitchen. Around the courtyard sit two buildings; the artist's studio with adjoining double garage that has a mezzanine space above and the delightful Coach House, which is presented to a similar standard to the main house and provides ideal ancillary accommodation for guests or staff.
In all the garden and grounds amount to approximately 7.19 acres.
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Simply wonderful in every way.Phillippa Dalby-WelshProperty agent