A significant country home with wonderful elevated views
A much loved and imposing period family house with origins purported to date back to the late 17th century. Barry Hill House enjoys an elevated status with far reaching views. Constructed from stone elevations with mullion windows, Barry Hill House has had contemporary additions enhancing the living experience and providing plenty of scope for multi-generational living or indeed an income. The interior displays plenty of original detail, notable features include fireplaces, working shutters, some tessellated flooring and panelling. Stood within approximately 3.48 acres there are formal gardens surrounding, well screened and providing excellent privacy and paddocks provide opportunity for those looking to enjoy the equestrian pursuits. For the horticulturist there is a kitchen garden, a greenhouse, small orchard and level lawns. Borders are dense and display a wide variety of colours through the changing seasons.
The formal approach to the home is via the entrance porch, Bath stone in construction with a solid door and yet on a day to day basis there is ease of access through the side elevation and kitchen. The reception hall includes a magnificent galleried landing, high ceilings and the aforementioned panelling with architraving. A rising door leg staircase leads to the upper floor accommodation. A notable feature is the stone fireplace with a more contemporary inset gas fire. There are three principal rooms, two of which are located off the inner hall which has full length doors opening on to the rear terrace and garden. The drawing room is generous in scale with two pairs of full length French doors opening on to the terrace and garden and there is a Minster style fireplace as the additional focal point. Ceiling detail includes cornice and a picture rail is in evidence. The dining room is dual aspect with further ceiling detail, there is a sweeping bay over the side elevation in addition to a further window over the garden. A glazed fronted china display cabinet is inset. Beyond is the more intimate sitting room with case windows and a feature fireplace with an attractive stone surround. The kitchen/breakfast room is in the heart of the home with a range of fitted wall and base units, a central island, an Esse Rayburn and auxiliary hob and there are other integrated appliances. Beyond is the utility and pantry with the back stairs to the first floor. There are five bedrooms within the principal home served by a cloakroom and a family bathroom. They enjoy differing views and orientations and the principal bedroom has the benefit of a dressing room and its own dedicated en suite bathroom.
The annexe can be self contained or indeed incorporated into the home, this features a kitchen with a breakfast area, a sitting room with elevated views over the garden and an en suite bedroom.
Barry Hill House is approached via a sweeping drive with gated entry and provides plenty of car parking and indeed turning. There is an integrated double garage in addition to a separate garage and these are located off a cobbled yard. Grounds extend to approximately 3.48 acres and include the aforementioned formal gardens and pasture.
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A wonderful and adaptable home with a myriad of opportunities evoking many memories of bygone era's.David Wild