6 bedroom detached house for sale

Walton Highway

£975,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Property Status: An offer has been accepted.
  • Six Bedrooms and Six Reception Rooms
  • Stunning Pool House
  • Grounds of Approximately 5 Acres (sts)
  • Substantially Enlarged
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Bespoke Cantilever Staircase
  • Paddock, Period Barn and Outbuildings
  • Large Pond with Cascading Waterfall
  • Rural Setting

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Sowerbys are delighted to offer a most fine country residence with outstanding landscaped private pleasure grounds to the market.

Harps Hall occupies a rural setting surrounded by mature trees and gardens created entirely from scratch by the owners. These are some of the best private grounds we have seen and they include a large pond with cascading Scottish granite waterfall, jetty decking, formal lawns, sandstone terrace and woodland walks. Furthermore, there is a paddock and the opportunity to acquire more land by separate negotiation. Outbuildings include a substantial period barn used for garage and storage with a wine cellar and first floor snooker and games room with dance studio/gym space. Also a detached stable, store and workshop block is close to the house and has separate vehicular access. Overall, we understand the total land to extend to approximately 5 acres (sts).

The house itself is a blend of a period farmhouse with has been substantially enlarged with some fine architectural features. The reception hallway is breath-taking and features a bespoke cantilever staircase which is a feat of modern engineering, above this a floating gallery landing complete with a rotunda. There is a kitchen/breakfast room with handmade kitchen, informal and formal dining rooms, drawing room, family room, study, drinks room and rear hall. Upstairs there are six bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities and two further bathrooms. However the house does not stop there, the garden room and pool house which adjoin the property form two wonderful spaces to entertain and relax, they both overlook the majestic grounds and like the rest of the property, are a complete one-off which need to be seen to be fully appreciated. 

WALTON HIGHWAY Walton Highway is a small village. West Walton Highway Tower Mill dates back to the 1700's and provides an excellent historic land mark. Wisbech, approximately 3.3 miles away, is an attractive and historic market town commonly known as the Capital of the Fens. In the area there is very good walking and cycling, farm shops nearby, theatre - amateur and professional, a swimming pool, library, good schools- including the highly thought of Wisbech Grammar School, and a Salvation Army hall. 

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:-  

RECEPTION HALL 24' 7" x 22' 11" (7.5m x 7.0m) Oak flooring, ornate fireplace, wood panelling and breath-taking bespoke cantilever curved staircase with gallery and ceiling rotunda over.  

STUDY 14' 9" x 14' 9" (4.5m x 4.5m) Double aspect room with oak flooring and fully fitted library shelving. 

FORMAL DINING ROOM 21' 3" x 11' 9" (6.5m x 3.6m) Oak floor, panelling, display cabinet, storage and library shelving. 

DRINKS ROOM 11' 9" x 9' 10" (3.6m x 3.0m) Bespoke oak drinks cabinet and further custom made storage. 

REAR HALL 14' 1" x 11' 9" (4.3m x 3.6m) Rear staircase to first floor, door to side and oak flooring. 

WC 8' 10" x 6' 6" (2.7m x 2.0m) With cloak storage cupboard. 

STORE 9' 2" x 9' 2" (2.8m x 2.8m)  

FAMILY ROOM 15' 8" x 14' 1" (4.8m x 4.3m) Oak flooring and fireplace. 

DRAWING ROOM 21' 11" x 14' 1" (6.7m x 4.3m) Open fireplace and decorative coving. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 22' 11" x 15' 1" (7.0m x 4.6m) Comprehensive handmade kitchen and corresponding island unit, four door Aga, window seat, reclaimed beams and pantry.  

INFORMAL DINING ROOM AND SNUG 34' 1" x 14' 1" (10.4m x 4.3m) Open-plan room with informal dining room area having pine flooring, door to china room and snug area with wood-burner, exposed brick hearth and fireplace. Reclaimed beams and views over the terrace and rear grounds.  

GARDEN ROOM 21' 7" x 16' 4" (6.6m x 5.0m) A stunning orangery style custom-built garden room with roof lantern and views across the grounds to the terrace and pond. Access to both from and rear of property. 

POOL HOUSE 36' 5" x 27' 6" (11.1m x 8.4m) One of the finest pool houses we have seen at Sowerbys, including a swimming pool, changing facilities, shower room and WC. Garden room area set in beautiful surroundings of venetian windows with views overlooking the gardens. Hand-painted ceiling and illuminated ceiling lights.  

FIRST FLOOR GALLERY 24' 3" x 22' 11" (7.4m x 7.0m) An incredible space allowing views back down over the reception hallway and the beautiful cantilever staircase. Access to an inner hall, bedrooms and bathrooms. 

MASTER BEDROOM 14' 1" x 14' 1" (4.3m x 4.3m) Double aspect room with fitted wardrobes and door to en-suite. 

EN-SUITE 16' 4" x 8' 6" (5.0m x 2.6m) Suite comprising a shower, roll top bath, washbasin and WC. 

BEDROOM TWO 14' 5" x 14' 1" (4.4m x 4.3m) Double aspect room with custom made wardrobe and door to en-suite. 

EN-SUITE 11' 1" x 7' 10" (3.4m x 2.4m) Suite comprising a shower, roll top bath, washbasin and WC. 

LANDING 49' 2" (15.0m) in length Giving access to bedrooms and bathrooms from front and rear staircase.  

BEDROOM THREE 15' 5" x 14' 1" (4.7m x 4.3m) Original fireplace and decorative coving. 

BEDROOM FOUR 15' 5" x 13' 9" (4.7m x 4.2m) Fitted storage and coving. 

BEDROOM FIVE 18' 4" x 7' 10" (5.6m x 2.4m) Fitted storage. 

BEDROOM SIX 10' 9" x 8' 10" (3.3m x 2.7m) Wainscot panelling. 

BATHROOM Fully fitted bath and shower suite. 

SECOND BATHROOM Fully fitted bath and shower suite. 

OUTSIDE The grounds at Haps Hall are without a doubt some of the finest private grounds we have seen at Sowerbys and we feel on par with some of the best country residences. The grounds were created from scratch by the current vendors and these are now an absolute delight to behold and wander the many areas that have been created. Overall, the total grounds total 5 acres (sts) which include gardens to all sides of the property and a paddock of approx. 1 acre (sts) in size. The property is entered into via a spacious gravelled courtyard through wrought-iron gates mounted on brick pillars and retaining entrance walls. The courtyard gives access to the main property, the barn and there is vehicular access through to a passage to the grounds at the rear past a formal garden and vegetable plot to the opposite side to the original front of the house. At the rear of the property there is an expansive patio terrace and formal lawn which is beautifully maintained. This has retaining brick planters and custom steps leading to a lower lawn area which is slightly sunken and in turn leads down to the incredible pond. The views from the terrace extend far and overlook woods, further lawns, boat and fishing decking, a bridge and cascading waterfall beyond. Trees surround the plot, protecting it from the wind and elements and providing picturesque scenery. There is a breeze house within the grounds, positioned by the waterfall which allows views back over the pond to the incredible house itself. Furthermore, there are woodland walks, wooden bridges and even what the current vendor's calls a 'Gruffalo Trail' created for their grandchildren. The entire gardens simply cannot be appreciated fully without viewing first-hand. The waterfall itself is a feat of engineering and is built from large Scottish granite stones and pumped water from below up to a higher pond and thus cascading back down, creating an impressive sight and sound. In addition, adjacent to the property are the barn, second barn and workshop and stable block. This area has a separate access from the road is completely screened from the house itself, allowing the stable yard to operate independently from the house should one wish. There is also an opportunity to acquire additional land totalling approximately 14 acres (sts) should one wish. 

BARN The barn is a substantial structure in itself, having two floors, an original glass roof orangery and various rooms comprising: 

GARAGE 33' 9" x 18' 8" (10.3m x 5.7m) The main barn is used as a garage and store facility, with a garage door to front and further barn door to rear allowing access straight through. This gives access to a potting shed. 

POTTING SHED Forming part of the original barn and giving access to the garden. 

WINE CELLAR A beautifully appointed and fitted wine cellar positioned at the front of the barn and to the opposite side is a door to the staircase leading to the games room. 

GAMES ROOM 34' 1" x 15' 1" (10.4m x 4.6m) Housing a fully fitted snooker table (available by separate negotiation) and door to further store room and gym and dance room. 

GYM AND DANCE ROOM 21' 7" x 9' 10" (6.6m x 3.0m) Mirrored wall.  

WORKSHOP BARN AND STABLES A substantial building comprising of a number of rooms used as a wood store, workshop and two stables.  

COUNCIL TAX Band F. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING E. The reference number or full certificate can be obtained from Sowerbys upon request.
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