14 bedroom detached house for saleHarmston Hall, Church Lane, Harmston, Lincoln, LN5
- Restored Grade II* listed Hall
- About 13 acres with 30 acres of parkland available separately
- Garaging for over 20 cars
- Extensive range of outbuildings
- Stunning terraced garden on Lincolnshire Ridge Edge escarpment
- Natural ponds and secure boundaries
- Seven principal bedrooms (six en suite), seven further bedrooms
- Self-contained flat on second floor
- Indoor & outdoor pool
A significant country house, this prestigious Grade II* listed hall stands in a beautiful parkland setting with far reaching views across the Trent and Witham Valleys.
Harmston village lies six miles south of the historic Cathedral City of Lincoln, which can be glimpsed through the trees from the Hall's vantage points. Lincoln itself provides amenities including a comprehensive range of shops, restaurants, theatre, cinema and highly regarded independent schools. Similar facilities are available in nearby Newark, Sleaford, and Grantham with more extensive shopping available in Nottingham and London (direct train available from Grantham to Kings Cross from 60 minutes).
Harmston Hall has a spectacular, elevated position offering views over its own Parkland and the open countryside below, extending as far as the eye can see for over 50 miles towards the Derbyshire hills.
The Hall is approached through an impressive entrance gateway with video monitoring and electric gates. The drive leads onto a large round turning circle, with central ornamental water feature, in front of the imposing entrance porch and steps.
The steps lead into the panelled entrance lobby with stone flooring, and this in turn leads into an impressive, welcoming reception hall, including a Rococo chimneypiece, Georgian fanlight doorways and Ionic columns in front of the staircase.
The ground floor contains the principal reception rooms, including the beautifully proportioned triple aspect main drawing room. This former ballroom has oak flooring with inlaid mahogany detailing. Both the adjacent dining room and yellow sitting room retain the original Queen Anne wooden panelling with pine and oak floors respectively, along with French doors leading down on to the main south lawn. Further reception rooms lead from the hallway including the ornate billiards room embellished with fine mahogany panelling, carvings, huge mahogany doors along with decorative cornices and oak flooring.
Two staircases give access to the lower ground floor.
There is a large family kitchen which is fully equipped with top of the range surfaces and finishes, such as the hand painted Smallbone kitchen including a four oven gas Aga. A pantry adjacent to the kitchen offers ample shelving. External doors either side of the kitchen provide access to the terrace. The spacious family room with classical Corinthian columns and under floor heating adjoins the kitchen. It was previously an indoor swimming pool and could be reinstated. An adjacent Jacuzzi room is entered through a columned opening with changing rooms, showers and steam room. Passing the laundry room and pump room via the hall leading to the five-car integral garage/leisure room which has a 15-car integrated garage attached. There is a further utility room, numerous storage areas and an extensive basement area below, accessed by a further staircase into the cellar.
The main bedrooms all lead off a large balustraded landing area. The luxurious master bedroom suite is triple aspect with a dressing area and Smallbone bathroom. There are six further bedrooms, including four with en suites, many still fitted with the original fireplaces and wooden panelling. This floor also contains a generous main bathroom and adjacent dressing area. The top floor provides a self contained two bedroom flat, six further bedrooms and two further bathrooms. This area has been designed so that it can be easily divided into self contained accommodation for staff or family members. A further staircase leads on to a decked rooftop terrace with breath-taking panoramic views.
Garden and Grounds
The main south facing elevation of the house leads onto a manicured lawn. This is separated from the house with a wide gravel path, formal Yew domes, box hedging and a stepped herbaceous boarder. At the end of the walk, there is a 360 degree formal raised viewing area. Steps lead down a tier onto the terrace below, with open views across the parkland and the countryside beyond. The parkland itself forms the Lincolnshire Ridge and gradually falls away from the Hall until it is almost level with the wooded plantations of mature and individual specimen trees.
The garden includes many long walks, including shady lime plantation, snow drops, aconites, daffodils and blue bells. Yew hedging surrounds almost the entire boundary with secure fencing. The central water fountain can be found hidden inside the huge yew hedging, with access to the stunningly set tennis court. Past the main lawn is a paved courtyard and garaging area which boasts many separate, practical and functional outbuildings.
To the front of the house, an ash post and rail fence separates the paddock below the house, with a walk down to the bridge which spans a section of the long pond, fed by the natural spring and rain waters. A mature arboretum surrounds the area with a further paddock below, leading back into the parkland below that. The property and grounds are extensively secured with monitored and recorded CCTV coverage and 24hr security system.
Photographs taken 2014
Square Footage: 20,800 sq ft
Acreage: 13.25 Acres
Harmston Hall is 10 minutes drive from the A1, which can be left either via Marsdon or Newark junctions, following the A17 or A46 and passing through either Brant Broughton or Aubourn. The Hall can be seen from miles around on the Ridge Top.
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