10 bedroom detached house for saleStanton, Broadway, Gloucestershire, WR12
Sold STC £8,900,000
- Grade II Listed
- 10 bedrooms
- 7 reception rooms
- 4/5 cottages
- Cricket pitch
- Rupert Golby landscaped gardens
- EPC Rating = D
Period Jacobean Manor house with 4 cottages,12 acres with house, including a cricket pitch and indoor pool. Separate woodland block of 50 acres.
Stanton is an idyllic village in the north Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, traditionally built in the glorious golden honey hues of Cotswold stone. It is a small unspoilt village with a pub and a church, it is regarded as architecturally important: Pevsner calls it 'architecturally, the most distinguished of the smaller villages in the North Cotswolds'. Located on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire borders, it is enviably close to many well known villages yet is itself bypassed lending it a rare tranquility.
Stanton Court occupies a prime position within the village. The front of the house faces west enjoying breathtaking views over its own cricket field towards Bredon Hill, The Malverns and The Black Mountains. Endless Stanton Court Three views of the countryside surround the house and gardens.
Stanton Court is believed to date from the reign of James I. Built for the Izod family in the early part of 17th Century it passed to their relatives, the Wynniatts in the early 18th Century. They extended the house in 1774 including the right wing addition with its impressive Georgian double drawing room.
However, it is Sir Philip Sidney Stott, 1st Baronet, an English architect, civil engineer and surveyor, who is credited with rescuing Stanton village from oblivion in 1906: he put his fortune and skills into restoring Stanton Court and other historic buildings in the village.
Stanton Court is a listed Grade II Jacobean Manor House in the Elizabethan style, with projecting gables and angle towers. The house and surrounding walls are constructed from ashlar Cotswold Stone with a stone slate roof. The original U-shape house has been extended over the centuries to include a Georgian double drawing room, cottages and link bridge creating the courtyard, and more recently a stunning garden room and pool suite.
The house is approached from the south entrance, which is the main entrance to the property. The north entrance accesses the courtyard and cottages. Wrought Iron gates mounted on warm cotswold stone pillars bearing spherical finials open to reveal a light gravelled drive where impressive topiary and hedgerows cleverly conceal two areas for parking.
Stanton Court is a very impressive manor house, comprehensively renovated and finished to an impeccably high standard with the input of renowned Cotswold architects. The current owners, custodians of the house for over thirty years, have sensitively redesigned the house and gardens to create a home which is extensive, yet warm and welcoming. Within the last four years, the roof has received a major overhaul, is now fully insulated, chimney stacks rebuilt and all downpipes have been concealed internally. The property has also b e wholly re-plumbed and rewired, including remote control of the systems.
The light stone walls, floor and mullion windows of the Entrance Hall give way to the Grand Hall, directly ahead, with large carved stone fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and oak panelling. Concealed doors lead through to the Georgian double Drawing Room with window seats, carved wood painted fireplace with marble slips, fine white-painted wood walls, moulded plaster ceiling and cornice incorporating a Stuart design of lion heads and roses. This room allows superb views to the West, South and East.
A concealed door from the Grand Hall leads to the Dining Room, recently panelled in light oak with exposed ceiling beams and large carved stone fireplace. A door leads from this room into the contrasting modernity and light of the Garden Room with four sets of bespoke bronze french windows facing the terrace and bespoke mirrored panels set in artisan plaster work.
The Garden Room is linked by double doors to the Main Kitchen, a wonderfully light room with hand painted Italian tiles above an Electric AIMS Aga with integrated gas hob and side oven. The latest kitchen appliances can be found within the, central island with granite worktops, refridgerated drawers and integral dishwasher. To the side of the main kitchen is the Service Kitchen, almost a mirror of the main, with central island, catering-standard steam ovens and hot-plates. A hallway from here leads to a walk in fridge, store-room, staff cloakroom and Staff Quarters over 2 levels: comprising Housekeepers Office, Staffroom, Spare-Room, Laundry and direct outside access.
A Guest Cloakroom, Study and Butlers Pantry with its original Silver Safe are accessed via a hallway off the main entrance hall. A door leads from this floor down to the Cellars comprising a brick Wine Store and Beer Store.
The house flows through the Garden Room into the expansive yet inviting Family Room with vaulted ceiling and library housed under the raised gallery. A master craftsman from the South of France created the unique carved stone fireplace, featuring a Fleur de Lys and Tudor Rose. 2 large specially-commissioned solid oak doors from France, with bespoke iron door furniture, conceal the entertainment centre and hallway.
From the Family Room, a hallway of hand polished Italian tiles leads to the Boot Hall with dog shower, a second staircase and the Garages with their 3 sliding doors.
Approximately 2 years ago an extension for the Indoor Swimming Pool Suite was built. Sensitively designed to sit behind the garages, sliding doors in a wall of glass open out on to a wood decked terrace sunk below the garden level with a modern water feature designed by David Harber within the garden wall. The extension and terrace are hidden from view of the house and garden, yet it feels incredibly open and light, aided by the light stone walls, floor and pool basin with traditional pargeting plasterwork depicting a tree design. A Sauna/Steam Room and shower, and built in sound system complete this beautiful suite.
The beautiful Master Bedroom, with large stone fireplace, leads to a fabulous ensuite Dressing Room with bespoke wood cabinets and an exceptional Bathroom, Shower and Vanity Area. There is a further fireplace in the Master Bathroom. There are 4 further exquisitely designed Bedrooms, all with Ensuite Bathrooms. The Hallway from the Family Room leads to a staircase to a characterful Billiard Room, Art Room/Bedroom, stylish Cinema Room and a Play Room.
The main staircase continues to the second floor and 4 more immaculately decorated bedrooms. A stunning Ensuite Bedroom with central bath and vanity island occupies the east wing with the remainder of the floor given to 3 further Bedrooms, one further Bathroom, Shower Room and Cloakroom.
Cottages and Outbuildings
Adjacent to the main house, forming one side of the courtyard, are three adjoined cottages providing staff and guest accommodation.
Rosemary Cottage, self-contained with its own garden, is currently used as staff accommoda tion. Ground floor comprises: Kitchen, Living Area/Dining Room, Cloakroom. First floor comprises 2 Bedroom and a Bathroom.
Shenberrow Cottage comprises a front Entrance Hall, Kitchen, Dining Room, Sitting Room, cupboards, downstairs Cloakroom. First floor comprises Master Bedroom with open plan Ensuite, second Bedroom and Family Bathroom.
Below the Master Bedroom in Shenberrow is what was formerly the Stables but now used as a games room and store. The original brick floor and framing for 2 loose boxes and 3 stalls still remain. An outside Cloakroom and the Pump Room can also be accessed from the Courtyard.
Granary Cottage has a light and airy open plan Kitchen, Dining and Living Area. First floor comprises 3 Bedrooms and a Bathroom. Double doors link the first floor accommodation between Granary and Shenberrow cottage providing flexible guest accommodation or individual use as preferred. Both cottages have a separate entrance hall. A further two single storey cottages are adjoined but not linked. Peach Cottage comprises an Entrance Hall, Bathroom, Mezzanine Bedroom, Sitting Room and Kitchen. An Orangery leads from the Living Area in Peach Cottage but also has its own entrance. Paddock Cottage comprises a Sitting Room, Ktchen, Bedroom and Bathroom.
Gardens and Grounds
The stunning gardens have been designed to create grand displays in the Spring and Autumn and have benefitted from the experience and input of Chelsea gold medallist garden designer Rupert Golby. Naturally fed lakes are diverted around the garden to form a series of streams, rivulets and a rill, with rockery, flower beds and a miniature arboretum. A rose garden planted two years ago features twisted iron trellis to blend with rose branches. A large yew hedge forms a natural outdoor store, next to a door leading to the churchyard. The rill leads through a spectacular Potager into an end pond enhanced by 4 medlar trees. The Potager with its stone Summer House is not only beautiful but productive providing endless cut flowers, fruit and vegetables. A gate from The Potager leads to the Orchard with cherry, pear, apple, quince and plum trees. Further to this is a small Arboretum featuring a large pond planted with numerous specimen trees and potential paddock. Much of the gardens have lighting and a controlled irrigation
A Terrace next to the dining room is built from Old York Stone and includes a fountain feature. The second oak decked Terrace is sunk below garden level and accessed from The Pool Suite.
From the garden is a view towards Shenberrow Hill and village church. The private 50 acre woodland on Shenberrow Hill is mixed deciduous woodland including Ash and Birch. A public footpath skirts the edge of the wood, however, there are no rights of way through the wood. The current owners grant stalking rights on an annual basis to a local stalker. There is a right of way up a track for vehicular access to the woodland.
The Cricket Field and Pavillion, in front of the house, comprises 2 Changing Rooms with Showers, Kitchen and Club Area. Next to the Pavillion is a Shed/Store. The Cricket Field and Pavillion are used by local clubs by permission of the owners granted annually.
Acreage: 62 Acres
Take the A40 from Oxford to Burford and then onto the A424 to Stow-on-the-Wold. Once you reach Stow-on-the-Wold, bear left onto the B4077 towards Tewkesbury. Once you reach Stanway, turn right, signposted to Stanton. The property is in the centre of the village.
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