7 bedroom detached house for saleSoutham, Warwickshire
Offers in Excess of £3,750,000
- Entrance hall and seven reception rooms
- Master bedroom suite and six further bedrooms (two en suite)
- Two bathrooms
- Cinema room and cellars
- Detached barn and former stable block
- New stable block with three stables and tack room
- Four garages
- Separate one bedroom flat above garage.
- Extensive gardens and grounds
The site of Stoneythorpe Hall is believed to date back to the Norman conquest, however, official records of a substantial dwelling begin in 1202. The current Grade II Listed property has been in the last 8 years, lovingly and completely renovated and restored throughout and now blends seamlessly a traditional historical family home with modern day comforts. Period features have been enhanced including the oak wall panelling, stone mullion windows, open fireplaces and rare aspects such as hidden staircases and a turret room.
Set in 50 acres of parkland through which the driveway winds through to the house, Stoneythorpe Hall is an imposing building.
Entrance through a solid oak gable door into the inner hall with stone flag floors. The large dining hall is lit by high lead lined windows and the natural light highlights the restoration work including the lattice moulded ceiling, oak panelling and large open fireplace.
The dining hall leads through to the two other formal reception rooms, the bay sitting room and the drawing room. Both with high ceilings, double aspect and a sense of light and space. Situated off the drawing room is a butler's pantry with large drinks cabinet and door to the gardens.
A service hall runs behind the dining hall which links to the kitchen. The bespoke kitchen cleverly incorporates numerous appliances including: integrated fridge/freezer, coffee machine, electric oven as well as an AGA - with additional four ring electric hob. A door off the kitchen leads through to the utility room.
Situated adjacent to the kitchen is the snug with open fireplace at one end and to the other a log burning stove. Beyond the kitchen is the stunning orangery recently added by the current vendor. The linking corridor and the room itself is an oak and glass framed structure with tile roof. Double doors lead out on either side, one to a rear courtyard, the other opens out to the extensive gardens with wonderful views. A large bespoke, brick oven is a feature of the room which is used both as another sitting room and informal dining room.
The main cantilevered staircase rises to the first floor comprising the stunning master suite with bedroom, en suite bathroom, additional en suite shower room and large dressing room with walk in wardrobes and extensive cupboards. This floor also comprises four additional bedrooms, one of which is currently used as an office (two en suite) and a separate bathroom. One of the bedrooms, known as the compass room, has views at every compass point and is panelled throughout. There is also the turret reading room which sits above the entrance porch with views over the park as well as a separate WC. Most of the bedrooms and bathrooms have working open fireplaces. A laundry room can also be found on this floor. A second Tudor staircase leads down to the entrance hall from the landing.
The second floor is accessed by two different staircases. One leads to a large open landing, two bedrooms and a bathroom, whilst the other leads up to a reading room and playroom/child's bedroom.
The house also benefits from extensive cellars with vaulted ceilings.
Situated just outside the market town of Southam, Stoneythorpe Hall sits within 50 acres of parkland.
There are nearby shopping facilities in Southam and further afield in Leamington Spa, Banbury and Stratford upon Avon.
Local schooling includes: Primary schools in Southam, Southam College Secondary School and The Royal Latin School, Leamington. Private schools in the area include: Princethorpe, Warwick Boys, The Kingsley School for girls, Leamington Spa, Rugby and Oundle.
Leisure facilities include Leamington and County golf course, Newbold Comyn and Whitefields golf course. Horse racing can be enjoyed at Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon and Towcester. There is polo at Dallas Burston Polo Club and motor racing at Silverstone.
The house is surrounded by mature parkland, currently divided by parkland fencing into large paddocks, grazed currently by Highland cattle. The driveway sweeps down from the road and over a bridge and edges the front lawn.
To the front of the house is a large gravelled area, whilst to the side of the house is the former stable block, coach house and tack rooms, with several garages and parking for numerous cars. Behind the former stables is a large stone barn, currently used for storage, along with a number of additional store rooms.
The formal lawn garden surrounds the house whilst to the rear of the house, the garden stretches down to the river. An orchard has been planted adjacent to which is the formal rose garden.
A delightful summer house with kitchen and sitting room, also houses a sauna and has a decked sun bathing area with sunken hot tub. Beyond the summer house, through a castellated folly is the stunning walled garden with extensive mature beds, central to which is an oak framed glass hot house.
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