An impressive period property dating from the late 16th century
Harleston Hall is Grade II Listed being of special historical
interest. The house has a late 16th century core with major
extension work and remodelling taking place in 1832 by Roger Pettiward of Great Finborough Hall. The house is constructed predominately of red brick with raised quoins and dressings of gault brick. The northern elevations displays two fine Flemish gables either side of the storey extensions under slate roofs.
The property provides elegant family accommodation with a wealth of original features including well proportioned rooms, exposed beams, open fireplaces and decorative egg and dart cornicing. The front door leads onto an entrance lobby, with double doors leading to the hallway, featuring a curved staircase leading to the upper floors. Cloakroom leading off. The drawing room leads off to the right hand side, with garden access and open fireplace. Double doors lead to a further sitting room, with open fire. The kitchen is of modern design, with extensive cupboards and granite work surfaces. A recess with oak lintel houses an oil fired four oven Aga. There is a granite covered central island, with further drawers and cupboards and adjoining walk in larder. The conservatory leads off the kitchen and is approached by bi-fold doors, with
terracotta floor and wood burning stove. The work room
is situated off the kitchen and has a vaulted pine clad ceiling,
with boot room/wine store leading off. Also leading off the
kitchen is a passage with a cloakroom/shower room and
boiler room. At the far end is the study. The first floor provides a principal suite with dressing room, extensive wardrobes and spacious en suite bathroom. There are a further three bedrooms all with en suite bath/shower rooms. The second floor has a possible fifth bedroom and storage room.
The house is approached via electric wrought iron gates
across a gravel driveway with lawns either side. The drive
leads to an area of gravel parking to the front of the
property. The house is fronted by a lawn enclosed by a low brick wall to the north and a part walled garden lawn to the west. Herbaceous borders are well stocked and have been
landscaped. To the south of the house lies the terrace which overlooks the moat within which an island contains a weeping ash. The island is reached via a timber bridge. Areas of lawn lie to the west of the house within which the outbuildings and barn stand and the remainder of the grounds are open pastures, interspersed with trees with a young plantation of
predominantly English trees along the southern, eastern
and western boundaries. Immediately to the east of
the main house are two brick/ tile stores. To the west of the main property there is a large complex comprising, garaging
for five vehicles, with secure store leading off and an area
with consent for use as personal/staff accommodation,
comprising large room, at present used for gym purposes, galley kitchen area and cloakroom. A small lobby
leads to a heated indoor swimming pool with a non-slip
Rubberoc surround. At the far end is access to a storage
room, changing room, cloakroom/shower room and
boiler room. To the west of this area is a large modern barn (21.9m x 9.8m), of brick/pan tile construction, mainly finished in weatherboarding externally. Further road access approached via electric gates.
The Old Granary
There is an adjoining detached property of brick clay lump construction with pan tiled roof. The accommodation comprising entrance hall, boiler room/laundry and shower room leading off, also access to sitting room/bedroom. A large, fully fitted kitchen leads to the dining room which can also be accessed from the large sitting room via a lobby. The first floor comprises two large bedrooms with bath/shower facilities.
Mains water and electricity. Electricity also via 32 panel solar system. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
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An elegant family home with open pastures and the added bonus of an amazing indoor pool and gym areaMark Oliver