An immaculately refurbished country house with two established holiday cottages, set within stunning gardens and grounds of about 8.5 acres.
Culverhayes is a substantial country house built by the architect Henry Lloyd in 1870. The property is not listed and there is a wealth of period features which have been retained and conserved by previous owners. Extensively renovated and remodelled by the current owners, Culverhayes presents itself as a beautifully appointed and comfortable family home. It stands central to its magnificent gardens and grounds and is approached by a long gated gravel drive. Mature, well established trees encompass extensive lawns with spring-fed ponds and well-stocked flowerbeds.
There are many striking features throughout and the layout lends itself well to modern family living. From the impressive entrance hall, a series of beautifully presented and well proportioned reception rooms, including a bespoke conservatory, enjoy views over the formal gardens and grounds giving a welcoming introduction to the rest of the house. The kitchen breakfast room is well-furnished with granite work surfaces and built-in appliances. For many families, the first floor will meet all their requirements. There are seven beautifully presented bedrooms with four complimented by high quality en-suite facilities and a family bathroom.
Separate to the house, the original 17th century courtyard barns have been converted into two fabulous self-contained holiday cottages, Spice and Hope Town cottage, each providing extremely comfortable accommodation for 5 and 6 guests respectfully and they are let on a regular basis.
The gardens and grounds are wonderful, meticulously maintained and beautifully landscaped. Immediately behind the property a parterre terrace opens onto sweeping lawn encompassed by an assortment of established trees. Spring-fed ponds with established gunnera are surrounded by stocked beds while a pier provides one of many areas in which to sit and enjoy the beauty of the area. Rose beds and box hedgerows enclose an ornamental pond with central fountain, which leads to a column pavilion providing an exquisite venue for outdoor entertaining and alfresco dining.
The land can be accessed via a separate entrance which also provides access to the holiday cottages and the main house. Gently sloping, the land has mainly been used for the cultivation of seasonal British flowers but would also be suitable for many purposes. There are a number of outbuildings including a Victorian greenhouse, polytunnel together with a range of storage outbuildings.
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A stunning country house with established holiday cottages set within manicured gardens and grounds of about eight and half acres.Chris Clifford