Exceptional Grade II listed property of character and charm, with grand proportions, excellent secondary accommodation and set within formal gardens and parkland grounds of five and a half
The Mount House is an exceptional Grade II listed attached Georgian property, the original parts dating from 1720 with later Regency and Victorian additions. The property has been meticulously maintained to a high specification keeping within the style of the periods, yet subtly incorporating modern features to create a wonderful family home. The elegant and well-proportioned accommodation provides perfect areas for formal entertaining and family living. Within the gardens is a detached barn, converted to provide a two bedroom annexe, together with a tennis court. The gardens and grounds are a superb feature and provide a wonderful backdrop to the house, with south facing views over the formal gardens towards the parkland grounds.
Features include sash windows, many original shutters, period fireplaces, extensive original panelling, high ceilings, ceiling roses, and decorative cornicing and pillars in the kitchen and formal dining hall. Exposed wooden floorboards, parquet flooring, column
radiators, traditional bathrooms with slipper baths and marble tiling and with excellent storage throughout.
The principal reception rooms comprise an impressive drawing room, elegant dining hall, library and a charming breakfast room. The drawing room has exceptionally high ceilings together with an arched glass fronted display cupboard. There are beautiful full height windows and doors with arched fan light over opening to the rear veranda. The fully panelled dining hall has an outlook to the front with window seats, together with the original front door and an elegant galleried staircase rising to the first floor. There is also access to the rear terrace and the cellar. The breakfast room has attractive views and direct access to the rear gardens and large kitchen.
The fully panelled library features an extensive range of fitted bookshelves and cupboards, with a wonderful full height bay window to the rear with a door opening to the terrace.
The impressive kitchen/family room has three multi-pane sash windows to the front and a fireplace with wood burning stove and elegant pillars. The kitchen is fitted with a bespoke range of base and full height cupboards inspired by the Plain English' Georgian design in keeping with the property. Two central island units incorporates marble work surfaces, a butler sink and ample storage. There is a further sink with Quooker hot tap. Appliances include a 5 oven gas Aga, Siemens microwave combination oven, hob, dishwasher and two integral fridges and freezers.
Connecting the kitchen to the dining hall is a cleverly appointed bar with an excellent range of fitted cupboards and display units.
Completing this floor is a well-appointed butler's pantry, two cloakrooms and a utility room.
The cellar comprises two rooms, one providing a wine cellar.
An elegant galleried staircase rises to the first floor landing with an attractive arched window to the rear. There is also a secondary staircase to a further landing with fitted airing cupboard and store room.
The principal suite comprises a spacious bedroom with a multi pane Venetian style window with beautiful views over the rear garden and a shelved cupboard. There is a dressing room with fitted wardrobes and a double aspect en suite bathroom with contemporary bath, walk-in shower area and a his and hers' wash stand.
There are two guest bedrooms both with deep sash windows to the front. One is served by an en suite shower room and the second has an en suite bathroom with original cast iron bath.
There are four further double bedrooms on this floor and two well-appointed bathrooms both with separate shower cubicles.
Arranged over the second floor is an excellent suite of rooms, ideal for a teenager, comprising a sitting room and bedroom with views to the front, a snug, store room and attic room.
The detached barn is located within the garden, well-screened from the house with established planting. The barn comprises a spacious reception room with period marble fireplace and gas log burner. A well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room, and large
bathroom with walk-in shower. Double glazed full height sash windows complete the downstairs. On the second floor there are two bedrooms and a modern bathroom.
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