An elegant Grade II listed Regency house offering 8,000 sq ft of accommodation in need of renovation set in 1.75 acres of mature grounds.
Forest House has a rich historic past, designed by the popular Regency architect John Buonarotti Papworth circa 1800. The house was requisitioned during WWII and having been Grade II Listed in 1954 it was bought by the current owners in 1966 from the Savill family. The house is in need of extensive renovation and offers a unique opportunity to acquire a magnificent period property set in wonderful grounds.
The accommodation is arranged over four floors and extends to about 8,000 sq ft. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall leading to elegant reception rooms offering outstanding period features including what is believed to be a Robert Adam fireplace in the drawing room. There is a kitchen/breakfast room and an inner hallway which leads to extensive basement rooms including a magnificent wine cellar.
The first floor offers four principal bedrooms, one with a dressing room, and two family bathrooms. The second floor adds four further double bedrooms, one which is arranged as a kitchen, and a bathroom.
The house is approached via a driveway which also gives access to adjacent properties. There are formal gardens to the rear of the property, mainly laid to lawn, with a variety of mature trees. The rear elevation of the house is typical of the era with fully restored wrought iron verandahs. To the left of the house is a courtyard containing several useful outbuildings including a fine Grade II listed octagonal Victorian dairy with original tiled walls and marble worktops.
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An elegant 8 bedroom Grade II listed Regency house in need of extensive renovation, set in about 1.75 acres of mature grounds.David Bloomfield