Polebrook Hall is a beautiful and impressive Grade II Listed, 17th century country house set in the heart of the rural village of Polebrook.
Polebrook Hall is a beautiful and impressive Grade II Listed, 17th century country house set in the heart of the rural village of Polebrook. It is a very private property, secluded within its own extensive gardens and grounds. It has elevations of square coursed limestone with a Collyweston slate roof and stone mullion windows with romantically decorative leaded lights. The property is set back from the village behind a high stone wall. Ornate cast iron gates set between two stone piers surmounted by carved figurines open into a large open gravelled courtyard enclosed by a tall mature Yew hedge on the eastern side and the wing containing the Staff Flat and the Coach house on the western flank. Polebrook was originally built in the 17th Century but underwent renovations and additions in both the 18th and 19th Centuries as well as in the last decade. On the south side of the house is a garden courtyard overlooked by the main rooms in the house with a terrace for outdoor eating, opening onto the extensive gardens which are totally private and not overlooked by any other property, which in turn look out over open countryside. The accommodation has been extensively upgraded and remodelled by the present owners to a very high standard, while retaining and enhancing the historical features of the house, which remains impressively unspoiled, and which has working fireplaces throughout the ground floor of the house. The accommodation is further supported by excellent additional accommodation, in the form of a connecting Staff Flat in the wing, and a detached two-storey Coach house by the front gates, which present rental income opportunity. The house is served by excellent broadband connection, has a satellite television connection, and Cat 6 cabling throughout. No expense has been spared by the current owners who have laid oak flooring, installed marble in the bathrooms, Italian granite in the kitchen, high quality bathroom fittings, and a new oak staircase and panelling in the garden hall.
As can be seen from the enclosed plan of the gardens and grounds the gardens have been laid out with an eye for scale and detail. The principal areas of the garden have been divided into individual Garden Rooms' by large mature Yew hedges creating sense of surprise and providing many distinctive areas to be enjoyed. Overall there is an
abundance of plants and shrubs including many rare species which add depth to remote areas of the garden and enhance the feeling of privacy. The comprehensive and well maintained gardens at Polebrook were recast in their design by Sir Reginald Blomfield early in his career; some of the features being laid out in conjunction with the design of the house. The principal lawned area to the southern side of the house has a large semicircular Yew hedge with a break in the middle that directly corresponds to the passageway in the house between the Staircase Hall and the Drawing Room. The gravel carriageway extending to the east with its trimmed yews and the pollarded Horse Chestnut avenue date from this period. To the east of the house, past a lawned area with a stone summer house at the northern end, is a rose and lavender garden as well as a formal sunken garden with a reflection pool and two large Willow trees. This formal area was designed by Elizabeth Banks Associates who have won numerous Chelsea Medals. Beyond this room is a further pond leading to the boundary. On the northern border is a raised orchard divided from the pond by a low wall and to the south of the pond is a woodland garden beginning a mixed woodland walk around the property's perimeter, following the brook which marks the boundary. Beyond the principal lawned area to the south of the house, and separated from it by a brick Ha-Ha, lie paddocks with a Chestnut avenue running through them. West of the paddocks is the Swimming Pool complex, potager and fenced, all weather Tennis Court. Beyond this there are a number of informal garden rooms' leading into the woodland walk. (On the south side of the house is a terraced area with borders and box hedging creating a lovely area from which to enjoy both the sunshine and the view).
View payable Stamp Duty for this property
An extraordinarily fine country house in a village setting, the perfect mix of privacy and living close to a rural community.Tim Phillips