Detached House   7 bedroom(s)   2 bathroom(s)   4 reception room(s)
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Hill House is a substantial and imposing mid Victorian country house, constructed in 1845 and enjoys a superb rural location with no immediate neighbours along a quiet country lane. The property has been in the same family ownership for in excess of forty years, and offers a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to acquire it. Hill House has been largely untouched in that time affording its next owners the opportunity to modernise it to their own taste.
The property benefits from appealing gault brick facades and has original and exquisite period detailing throughout which includes sash windows, overhanging eaves, a stone frieze to the front elevation, two double storey bays to the south elevation, 9'6" celling's, carved fire surrounds, detailed cornicing, 10" skirting boards, a beautiful reception hall with a fine staircase and arched openings, and shuttered windows to the dining and morning room.
Stone steps access the five-panel front door which is under a leaded canopy with a square arch leading to the beautiful reception hall. There is a fine cantilevered staircase with plain spindles and a mahogany handrail with a column support, a decorative arch leads to the service quarters, and three panelled doors access the principal reception rooms. The morning room has a dual easterly and southerly aspect, shuttered sash windows, and fine views to the formal garden via a glazed bay and French door, there is an attractive fireplace flanked by two recesses which are decorated by faux Doric columns with ornate pediments. The drawing room is an impressively large rectangular space, and has beautiful moulding to the ceilings, a marble fire surround and a detailed wooden frame with Greek urns, oak flooring and views to the formal garden through south facing sash windows and a glazed bay with a French door.
The dining room is situated to the easterly elevation, and accessed form the reception hall, it is a formal room with high ceilings, has a sash window with shutters, and a door to the service quarters. From the inner hall is a door to the cellar, and a cloakroom. The butler's pantry has a range of cupboards and drawers to the wall, a Belfast sink, a door to a storage cupboard, and a door to the northerly aspect. Beyond here is a spacious kitchen which has two sash windows, a tiled recess housing an oil fired 'Aga' range, an oven and grill, and a range of floor mounted units with a twin bowl sink. Concertina doors open to the breakfast room which has views to the garden via a south facing window. A panelled door from the kitchen accesses a useful pantry with shelving, and a further door from the kitchen leads to a practical utility room, which has stairs rising to the first floor, a door to the rear and plumbing for a washing machine.
The first floor is equally charming with an attractive galleried landing with a sash window giving views to the east, and accessing the three principal bedrooms to the east and south side of the house. The main bedroom has a south facing bay window and fine views to the formal garden, a range of built-in wardrobes and detailed cornicing to the ceiling. A panelled door leads to an adjoining dressing room, which could readily be made into an en-suite if desired, subject to the necessary consents. There are two generous bedrooms to the east elevation, one of which has a south facing bay window, detailed cornice and an attractive cast iron fire grate. The other has a dual aspect, cornicing, cast iron fire grate and wardrobe.
The remainder of the bedrooms are to the rear of the property, and are accessed via an inner landing which has stairs descending to the utility room, and a door to a large linen cupboard. In addition, a bathroom and shower room, along with a separate wc are also accessed from this landing. Bedroom four has a sash window to the east with views across fields, and has a vanity unit and large storage cupboard. Bedroom five has a sash window to the south overlooking the garden, an attractive cast iron fireplace and a cupboard, bedroom six has views to the courtyard, a fireplace and a cupboard. The seventh bedroom has been used as a study by the current owners, but could readily be used as a bedroom.
The property is approached by a large carriage drive with two curved gault brick walls and ornate iron railings above leading to an extensive area of parking, with a secondary drive to the north which accesses the range of outbuildings. There are a number of oak trees to the front, and herbaceous borders adjacent to the house with roses and alliums, and a red brick wall with arched gate leading to the garden.
The formal garden is on the southerly aspect of the house, and provides an impressive and secluded family entertaining area. A large area of lawn is flanked by a well stoked herbaceous border which has roses, spring bulbs, peonies, and an attractive row of pleached fruit trees. The boundaries of the garden on the east and south aspect have a wooded glade stocked with a variety of trees to include flowering cherry, acers, and provide a haven for wildlife.
There are wonderful open views across fields to the south and westerly aspects, which could readily be enjoyed by the occupants with the implementation of some careful pruning and trimming.
The courtyard to the north and west of the property is formed by a range of outbuildings constructed of red, white brick, and timber with slate, asbestos and corrugated roofs which are in various states of disrepair. However, they provide a substantial footprint for a new owner to construct new buildings (subject to the necessary consents) that will create an impressive courtyard and provide the necessary infrastructure that the property deserves.
In all about 2.80 acres (sts)
A pre-sale building survey has been carried out and is available when deemed appropriate.
There is asbestos on site, prospective purchasers are advised to seek professional advice in this regard.
The property is formed by a number of separate registered titles.
Water is supplied by a bore hole.
The septic tank has been emptied.
We would advise viewers to exercise caution with regard to some of the outbuildings in light of their condition.
The owners have previously received income from a portion of the agricultural field that is owned, and managed by a neighbouring farmer.
RECEPTION HALL 26' 0" x 7' 4" (7.95m x 2.25m)
MORNING ROOM 18' 8" x 14' 5" (5.70m x 4.40m)
DRAWING ROOM 25' 9" x 21' 11" (7.85m x 6.70m)
DINING ROOM 16' 2" x 15' 3" (4.95m x 4.65m)
INNER HALL 12' 4" x 3' 11" (3.77m x 1.20m)
BUTLERS PANTRY 14' 6" x 9' 3" (4.43m x 2.83m)
KITCHEN 13' 0" x 13' 10" (3.98m x 4.22m)
BREAKFAST ROOM 14' 0" x 9' 10" (4.27m x 3.00m)
PANTRY 8' 0" x 6' 2" (2.45m x 1.90m)
UTILITY ROOM 17' 0" x 9' 10" (5.20m x 3.00m)
CELLAR 20' 0" x 13' 9" (6.10m x 4.20m)
GALLERIED LANDING 15' 5" x 8' 6" (4.70m x 2.60m)
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 22' 3" x 13' 5" (6.80m x 4.10m)
DRESSING ROOM 15' 5" x 7' 10" (4.70m x 2.40m)
BEDROOM 18' 8" x 15' 3" (5.70m x 4.66m)
BEDROOM 15' 2" x 14' 5" (4.63m x 4.40m)
INNER LANDING 27' 10" x 4' 3" (8.50m x 1.30m)
BEDROOM 10' 5" x 9' 6" (3.20m x 2.90m)
BEDROOM 14' 1" x 9' 8" (4.30m x 2.95m)
BEDROOM 11' 1" x 10' 2" (3.40m x 3.10m)
BEDROOM 13' 1" x 7' 1" (4.00m x 2.16m)
LAUNDRY ROOM 9' 10" x 3' 3" (3.00m x 1.00m)
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