A stunning Grade II listed residence set within glorious grounds of about seven acres and picturesque setting of Epping Forest.
Manor House is an early 17th century Grade II listed house designed with all the Jacobean stylings one would expect of renaissance architecture; Dutch gables, Flemish bond brick and gabled welsh slate roof to name but a few of the intricate features.
At nearly 8000 square feet and sitting on grounds of approx. seven acres Manor House, is a generous consideration. The aesthetics and surrounding flora and fauna provides the custodian a truly captivating place to live and entertain. The same family The Sotheby's, occupied the house for over two centuries; a telling testament to the properties charm and position.
The accommodation comprises; an impressive entrance hallway with period paneling, cornicing and a working feature fireplace, sizeable WC to rival any high end hotel, lobby with an impressive staircase alighting to the first floor and natural light pouring in via a sky lantern, a bespoke walnut fitted kitchen including Gaggeneua appliances, feature fireplace and a central circular island taking in spectacular views of the gardens, an elegant dining room, two lounge rooms with the larger of the two opening out on to a delightful sun terrace, a utility room and of particular note the basement level. This space has been designed with the prohibition era in mind; a quiet and intimate setting perfect for those gatherings where your guests can enjoy a comfortable ambiance with the true values of a speak easy! And to really wow your invitees, one of the most impressive wine cellars I have seen. With its sleek, see-through glass doors and LED lights, this contemporary walk-in wine room is designed to showcase not only the various vintages but also the impeccable taste of the oenophile who own them. There's even a tasting area that Robert Parker would be impressed with!
The first floor accommodation comprises; the main bedroom suite with far reaching views and en suite shower room, bedroom two which could also serve as a main bedroom suite with two walk in wardrobes and a fabulous en suite bath/shower room, three further bedrooms and a family bath/shower room.
To the second floor are two further bedrooms with the larger benefitting from an en suite bath/shower room.
The property is accessed from the top of Mott Street via electronically operated gates. A long sweeping drive takes you through the grounds to a large open driveway centered with a feature water fountain. The total plot area is approx. 7 acres much of which is open parkland with far reaching views and numerous mature trees and bushes. A personal favorite of mine being the rhododendrons which when in bloom, are akin to the ones you will see in Kew Gardens.. And for the topiary enthusiasts, a well manicured box hedging display .
Further accommodation can be found in the detached lodge which features garaging, a kitchenette, shower and wc, and a large studio space above. Other outbuildings include one further detached garage with storage above and a summer house.
There is an impressive outdoor pool and tennis courts, and a well designed sun terrace complete with an outside bar and kitchen and an impressive hidden sound system to really get the party going in those warmer months.
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When you're stood in the mature gardens of this magnificent house you cant help but feel a sense of contentment . The beauty and privacy of the surrounding Epping Forest is just fantastic.James LambProperty agent