Friday, 18 August 2017

Striking hilltop manor and family home with heated outdoor pool

DATING back to the early 20th century, Lower Bowden Manor is a striking hilltop house and smart country home.

DATING back to the early 20th century, Lower Bowden Manor is a striking hilltop house and smart country home.

The spacious reception hall with open fireplace leads into the principal reception rooms, including a generous drawing room featuring hard wood floors, an ornate open fireplace and doors to the side garden.

The sitting room and formal dining room lie to the back of the house with wonderful garden views, and the superb pillared garden room to the corner is a wonderful sun trap with doors opening on to the terrace.

The traditional kitchen, currently fitted with an oil and an electric Aga as well as smart bespoke units, lies within the original servants’ quarters of the house along with the pantry and utility room (which has an original safe room).

To the far end is a self-contained flat with separate access comprising two bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and sitting room.

There is no listing at Lower Bowden Manor and at this end of the house there is scope to create a large kitchen/family living space.

To the first floor, the master bedroom occupies a prime position with large leaded windows overlooking the rear gardens and rolling countryside beyond. This leads into a dressing area and immaculate bathroom with free-standing bath. There are seven further bedrooms and two bathrooms to this floor. The second floor offers two further bedrooms, three store rooms and a flat to one end with its own bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and kitchenette.

There is a generous, period coach house within the grounds of Lower Bowden Manor, yet separated nicely from the main house. This could work as ideal ancillary or staff accommodation, or as a home office.

Upon entering the grounds of Lower Bowden Manor, the driveway to the Coach House forks off to the left. The property comes with about five acres of gardens and grounds.

The property is approached through wrought-iron electric gates over a sweeping driveway to the front of the house with parking for a large number of vehicles and garaging to one side.

To the southerly side of the house is a beautifully landscaped walled garden with mature planting leading down into the extensive vegetable gardens.

A York stone terrace sits off the back of the house, accessed from the drawing, dining and garden rooms, with steps down into a large rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and hedging to the margins. The heated outdoor swimming pool and pool house are situated to one side and look out over the all-weather tennis court and incredible rill.

Lower Bowden Manor and the Coach House encompass approximately 60 acres of gardens and grounds which includes the fields immediately surrounding the formal gardens to the east.

The property is available through Strutt and Parker.For more details, call 0118 984 5757.

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