A striking, double fronted listed six bedroom Georgian village house, with extensive gardens of around 0.8 acres
A highly attractive double fronted three storey Grade II listed property, Holmfield House has an interesting history and offers fabulously proportioned and symmetrical accommodation with a versatile layout of over 5,000 square feet.
Constructed in 1792 for an affluent family, the Dod's, the property remained in their ownership until the mid-1950s. Owned by the current family for the past 15 years, during which the house has been meticulously improved, it has a fabulous feel and retains period features throughout. The mature south facing gardens are a delight, with gated driveway and turning sweep, formal lawns, orchard and kitchen garden.
The front door opens into a stone flag floored entrance hallway, flanked by impressively proportioned drawing and dining rooms, both of which are dual-aspect with French windows opening to the gardens, with working window shutters, ornate cornicing and stone fireplaces. The drawing room housing a wood burning stove.
The hallway leads past the two-room cellar access, the cloakroom and middle entrance to the kitchen, passing the more intimately proportioned sitting room, with herringbone parquet floor and an exposed brick wall housing a fireplace with wood burning stove.
The large farmhouse kitchen has a fitted floor to ceiling dresser, a central island with granite top, housing an inset sink and offering storage with an integrated dishwasher, together with an oil fired Aga. There is ample space for a large dining table. The kitchen is complemented by a large pantry and by the utility, within which there is additional base and wall storage.
At first floor level, the principal bedroom suite occupies the rear half of the house and comprises a suite of three rooms with a generously proportioned bedroom, a separate dressing room and an en suite bathroom, with separate shower. Double bedrooms two and three are elegant and spacious rooms with wood floors and fine views, served by the family shower room.
The second floor of the house is spacious. A children's games room or family room, from which the rooftop views over the village are lovely, forms a central link between two corridors serving three further bedrooms, a study and the family bathroom.
The gardens lie to the south, east and west of the house and extend to 0.81 of an acre. Double gates within the boundary wall allow vehicular access to the driveway and turning sweep, to the east of the house, whilst the gardens are sectioned with formal lawns, a walled Victorian kitchen garden, a fruit orchard and chicken run, with a large south facing York stone terrace adjoining the house, with shrubs and parterre, offering an ideal area for al fresco dining and entertaining.
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This is a beautiful village house with fabulous south facing gardens. I love the feel of the house and the grace and elegance of its Georgian proportions, whilst the layout works perfectly for modern family life, for entertaining and for using the garden.James Abbott