A rare opportunity has arisen to become the new owner of this Grade I Listed Queen Anne style country mansion, designed in 1911 by renowned British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. This beguiling home sits within a private 3.5 acre (tbv) mostly walled plot and the gardens are as impressive as the property itself having been designed by Gertrude Jekyll. The property has more recently been used as a luxury boutique hotel with a gift shop but equally, it would make a fantastic private home (stp). You enter the property through large timber gates from Knightrider Street and are welcomed with the first view of this magnificent home and extensive gravelled driveway. Steps sweep up through timber double doors into an impressive reception hall. The ground floor boasts a stately dining room, double aspect drawing room opening to the gardens, (ideal for entertaining guests), a panelled library, additional study, other less formal but well-proportioned receptions, as well as two kitchen areas, cloakroom, and storerooms. A grand staircase rises up to a wrap-around galleried landing from which there are the three main bedrooms and bathrooms as well as a further en-suite bedroom with its own living room. A secondary staircase leads up to the second floor that has four additional bedrooms and bathrooms. The gardens have been lovingly cared for over the years by a team of gardeners and are listed by English Heritage in their own right. There are numerous separate but interlinked areas including a large pond with its own island and an array of unusual and intriguing plants. The garden design encompasses intrigue which ensures a new experience time and time again. There are numerous useful garden outbuildings and large cellarage for the most extensive of wine collections. Although the property would now benefit from updating, we feel it would make an unparalleled commutable country residence or exciting business venue for the new custodians of this extraordinary home.
Grade I Listed Queen Anne Style Country Mansion Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens
Main House: 8 Bedrooms | 7 Receptions | 8 Bathrooms