C14-19 Farmhouse

This interesting country house sits in a moated site with a dovecote and ancient barn in the grounds. The oldest wing of the house dates to 1340 and formed the Solar of the old Hall House. In the 19th Century the house was greatly extended with multiple wings and gables.


The house only had a small rear Kitchen, so a new orangery style timber framed breakfast room was added to the rear and the existing kitchen opened up into this space. A new glazed roof and Arts and Crafts style glazed arch headed doors now bring ample natural light into these family rooms.


To create a Master En-suite and Dressing Room off the existing Master Bedroom, a side extension was included with a lovely overhanging balcony creating a shaded veranda on the ground floor over-looking the formal garden and balcony off the bedroom with views over the moat.


A new sweeping staircase was designed into the main entrance hall which is lit from above by the new cupola lantern. This can be seen from the front drive and centres the house and entrance. The 14th century crown post roof and framing were exposed in the ancient wing, revealing the rich variety of periods and styles around this country house.

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