Catesby House commands an enviable elevated rural position with far-reaching views to the west. The property is believed to have been built in 1863 in a Jacobean style, but incorporating material from Old Catesby House. The house was then enlarged towards the end of the 19th century. Ironstone ashlar with limestone dressings, string coursing under a pitched tile roof with coped parapet and elaborate shaped gables with obelisk finials. The house is Grade II Listed.
A wealth of period features include open fireplaces, mullioned and transomed windows, shuttered windows with window seats, linenfold panelling, door cases with open segmental pediments, elegant staircase with barley sugar balusters, plasterwork with statuary marble chimneypiece, panelled internal doors. elegantly proportioned principal rooms with generous ceiling heights offering space and light.
Extensive family sized accommodation. There are six bedrooms and five bathrooms on the first floor, whilst the second floor accommodation offers three further guest bedrooms or could be used as a staff flat, thereby offering versatility.
Useful lower ground floor with cellars and games room
Indoor heated swimming pool takes in the view to the west with a series of French windows across the garden. The pool is currently empty with a solid floor installed. The entire pool complex could be altered to provide a modern, extensive kitchen and breakfast room, subject to the relevant consents.
Across the courtyard, to the front is a gymnasium and motorcycle workshop which offer scope for alteration to annexe accomodation. Planning permission was previously granted to convert this to a staff annexe. This has now lapsed.
There is an excellent range of modern stabling and a spacious machinery barn. Planning permission to create a further outbuilding (of the same size). There is ample hard standing for parking, horse lorry, machinery etc.....
Extensive landscaped terraced west facing gardens, predominantly laid to grass interspersed with extensive tree planting, rhododendron and roses. Stone paved terracing, Box parterre, croquet lawn and gravelled entertaining areas. Ornamental ponds and fountains. Mature tees include cedar of lebanon, beech, horse chestnut, ash, sycamore and wellingtonia. Lime tree lined driveway.
A series of tiered lakes lie to the west. A timber boathouse and studio with light and power connected and timber decked balcony, ideal for summer entertaining.
To the far west is a grass paddock with an ancient avenue of trees currently grazed by a neighbour's sheep.
A glorious rural position offering considerable presence, space and privacy.
About 51 acres.
This is a wonderful opportunity for a buyer who wishes to take advantage of excellent local educational facilities, those wishing to entertain, or enjoy the history, gardens and wonderful views associated with Catesby House.
A detached 4 bedroom cottage and further land is available by separate negotiation.
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