A beautiful Grade II listed country house with a detached cottage, set within lovely gardens and grounds. Just under 4 acres.
A beautiful Grade II listed country house providing well-arranged and flexible accommodation
Situated in a peaceful rural position, about 2 miles from the popular village of Newick
Separate one bedroom cottage
Beautifully planted and landscaped gardens and grounds
Timber framed barn providing garaging for three cars
Substantial brick and tile barn providing a large games room
Heated swimming pool, pool house and all weather tennis court
Picturesque pond and paddock
Just under 4 acres
Hickwells is a beautiful Grade II country house which is understood to have origins dating from the 17th century or earlier, with Victorian and later additions. Internally the house has a wonderful atmosphere and provides well-arranged and flexible accommodation arrange over three floors. A stone archway gives access to the entrance porch, beyond which is the welcoming entrance hall. The reception rooms are ideally arranged for formal and informal entertaining. From the entrance hall wide double doors lead through into the grand drawing room which has a wide bay window with a window seat and original window shutters. There is an elegant open fireplace with a marble surround. From the drawing room part glazed doors lead out onto a sheltered part walled courtyard. The conservatory has a lovely outlook over the grounds, and has a quarry tile floor and a woodburning stove. In addition, there is a well-proportioned dining room and a cosy snug/study which also has a woodburner.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a lovely feel and has a wooden floor and high ceilings. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke painted units with honed granite work surfaces and includes a four oven Aga, an electric oven, microwave and a gas hob. Beyond the kitchen is a utility/boot room and a cloakroom. Other features within the house include panelled doors, wooden floors, generous ceiling heights, some sash windows and a lovely bay window in the principal bedroom.
The well-arranged ground floor accommodation is complimented on the first floor by a galleried landing, a principal suite, guest suite, four further bedrooms and two further bathrooms. The second floor provides a further bedroom, dressing room and a sitting room/further bedroom.
Lying a short distance to the rear of the main house, Hickwells Cottage is a single storey Colt bungalow which provides deceptively spacious and well-presented accommodation. Features include an open fire place in the generous sitting/dining room, extensive built in wardrobes in the bedroom and glazed doors lead out from the dressing room onto a small decked terrace. EPC rating E.
Hickwells is approached from the lane via an electrically operated five bar wooden entrance gate which leads to a large parking area. A path leads from the parking area across the front of the house to the front door. The gardens and grounds at Hickwells are a particular feature of the property and have been beautifully planted and landscaped over the years.
The garden to the south east of the house is mainly laid to lawn bordered by banks of mature rhododendrons and shrubs. To one side of the lawn there are eight symmetrical rose beds. From the lawn a beautiful mature lime tree walk leads to a wide York stone terrace adjacent to the conservatory.
To the rear of the main house is a large part walled courtyard with a substantial brick and tile barn to one side which has three sets of glazed doors leading out onto the courtyard. The barn provides a superb entertainment/games room with a vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers and a large corner fireplace. From the part walled courtyard steps lead down to a lovely formal garden with symmetrical box hedging and a pergola over planted with roses and vines. There is a small orchard with ornamental cherry and apple trees. Beyond the formal garden is the heated swimming pool, with a pool house to one end and the all weather tennis court.
The entrance drive continues passed Hickwells Cottage with a picturesque pond to one side leading to a further large parking area, to one side of which is a substantial three bay timber framed barn providing garaging for three cars, attached to which are two garden stores. To the far end of the grounds is the property’s paddock. The gardens and grounds provide a beautiful setting for this picturesque country house.
In all about 3.94 acres.
Approximate Square Meters :
Lot Acres: 3.94