A superb country estate with equestrian facilities, garaging and ancillary accommodation set in about 100 acres.
Barbin's Grange is approached via discreet, iron entrance gates, which open onto a long private drive, leading to the house in the centre of the estate. The drive is lined by an avenue of trees with parkland either side, creating a tranquil and impressive sense of arrival. The house, which mirrors the vernacular tilehung style of the area, is unlisted, unusually for a property of such scale in this location.
The accommodation extends to approximately 5,867 square feet in total and all the principal reception rooms and bedrooms face south overlooking land belonging to the property.
There are four distinct reception spaces including the library, dining room, sitting room with central fireplace, separating it from the play room, and garden room which has a kitchenette and direct access onto the terrace and pool area. The kitchen/ breakfast room is a family orientated space with a useful utility room and boot room adjacent. Upstairs, the master suite occupies the westerly end of the property and comprises double bedroom with direct access onto a 47m x 26m sun terrace, dressing room with fitted wardrobes and en suite bathroom. There are four further bedrooms, all en suite.
Separate to the main house, in a detached building, is the leisure area, which comprises gym with bifold doors onto a decked area, a loo, shower room, sauna and a sitting room. The deck affords views over the land to the south. The substantial machinery barn extends to 447 sq m and would be ideal for use as extensive garaging. There is a mezzanine level, currently used for storage, workshop, 3 stores and a 'gardener's shower and loo'. Beneath this building are 3 rooms, which could be used for any number of purposes (subject to planning consent). There are extensive equestrian facilities at Barbins Grange. The stable yard has 7 stables, a tack room, feed store, hay store, 2 bedroom grooms' flat with kitchen and bathroom, separate grooms' loo and a two story office with basement cinema room. There are two outdoor arenas, the smaller of the two is approximately 54m by 18.5m and the larger arena is 60m by 45m.
Barbin's Grange has guest/staff accommodation in the form of Copse Cottage, which is set some distance from the main house and comprises; kitchen/dining room, sitting room, study, utility room, 3 bedrooms, a dressing area, bathroom and separate shower room. The cottage was refurbished between 2017 and 2018. It has a private garden. There is a portable 2 bedroom annexe/mobile home, which comprises living room/kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 shower rooms.
The gardens that immediately surround the house are mainly laid to lawn. There is a children's play area with wooden play equipment to the West of the house. The gardens have a parkland feel to them with numerous mature specimen trees. To the south of the house, there is a substantial area of pasture, which was formerly a polo pitch. There is further pasture (totalling to about 73.28 acres), formerly used as a cross country course, 7 fenced paddocks and approximately 18.9 acres of woodland and an additional 8.93 acres.
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Barbins Grange is a fabulous country estate with so many facilities that it feels geared to enjoying life. For equestrians it is particularly wonderful - I can't imagine a better setting.Phillippa Dalby-WelshProperty agent