An imposing Art and Crafts Grade II listed residence of superb proportions, set within glorious established gardens and grounds.
Beresford Court is an exceptional Grade II listed Arts and Crafts home, designed by the well-known architect Baille Scott in 1926 using Elizabethan brickwork. The house has been extended and updated to a high specification throughout with great attention to detail. Features include fine oak paneling, exposed brick architraves, high ceilings, some exposed ceiling timbers, lead light windows with stone and stone mullions, in-ceiling sound system, zoned heating system, modern bathroom suites and an impressive bespoke kitchen/breakfast room. The principal accommodation is arranged to take in the southerly views over the garden. The gardens and grounds are a superb feature, providing an attractive private setting with formal lawns, kitchen garden, swimming pool, grass tennis court and a post and rail paddock with stabling and a separate access. In total the plot amounts to about 4.51 acres.
The principal reception rooms provide elegant entertaining areas and comprise an impressive oak paneled drawing room with a listed fireplace and connecting door to the elegant dining room paneled in Oregan pine and birch. In addition is the striking double height billiards room with barreled ceiling and minstrel gallery. There is also a snug providing informal family living.
Situated within the extension is the spacious kitchen/breakfast/family room which is fitted with a range of bespoke wall and base cupboards with a matching island unit and breakfast table and features a gas fired Aga and a Subzero fridge and freezer units. The family area is part vaulted with a pair of double doors to the terrace.
There are two studies, a utility room and boot room completing this floor.
The cellar provides storage and a wine store.
The principal bedroom suite, located on the first floor, comprises a double aspect bedroom with extensive range of fitted bedroom furniture and access to a charming roof terrace. The modern en suite bathroom features a walk-in shower and contemporary oval bath.
There are five further bedrooms, one of which is being used as a dressing room, and two with an en suite bathrooms.
There are three separate bath or shower rooms, one of which has a connecting door to a bedroom.
The house is approached over a gravel drive which leads to the integral garaging with electric up and over door and a pedestrian door to the house.
The beautiful gardens sit predominantly to the south of the property and comprise a generous York flagstone terrace with two fish pools and a timber pergola with climbing plants to one side of the heated swimming pool and pool house with a shower and W.C. From the terrace, steps lead to the formal garden with a level lawn flanked by clipped yew hedging and trees. The gardens continue to a kitchen garden where a greenhouse by Alitex is located. There is also an adjacent tree house, implement store and shed. There is a variety of established trees, shrubs and flowers within the garden providing year round interest, including mature rhododendrons and camellias. There is extensive lighting within the gardens with mood lighting to the rear of the house.
Within the garden is an automated irrigation system by Rain Bird fed from a well within the grounds.
A secondary access from Ballards Lane leads to the stable yard which comprises two blocks, one of which is now used as a studio. These buildings are considered suitable for development to secondary accommodation, subject to the necessary planning permission. There is also a timber frame garage with two enclosed garages and an open bay together with a post a rail paddock.
We are advised that the current vendors are submitting a planning application to demolish the existing stables and erect a new two bedroom dwelling.
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I think it's easy to say that Beresford Court is one of the best houses in the district and quite simply a stunning family home that ticks all the boxes!David Johnston