Widworthy Barton

$6,068,397
7
Bedrooms
7 239
ft2
44
Ac
For sale by
Strutt & Parker
Strutt & Parker

Description

History:Widworthy Barton has a fascinating history and features in the Domesday Book. The oldest parts of the house date back to the 13th century, and it was completed as it stands today in 1591. The Chichester family, descendants of William de Widworthy (the earliest Lord of the manor recorded), owned the house until the beginning of the 18th century. Evidence of Sir John Chichester, who fought i…
History:Widworthy Barton has a fascinating history and features in the Domesday Book. The oldest parts of the house date back to the 13th century, and it was completed as it stands today in 1591. The Chichester family, descendants of William de Widworthy (the earliest Lord of the manor recorded), owned the house until the beginning of the 18th century. Evidence of Sir John Chichester, who fought in the Battle of Agincourt, is inscribed in a frieze around a panelled bedroom. In the early 18th century, The Marwood family from Bristol purchased the property, in whose ownership it remained until around 1812. Widworthy Barton is a remarkable Grade II* Listed Elizabethan manor house which is presented to the highest standard.The property:The property has recently been refurbished, striking the perfect balance between retaining the character and historical features with the comforts of modern living. All the services have been modernised with with new electrics and heating. The property is incredibly warm thanks to the installation of a biomass boiler which services the heating and hot water, as well as providing an incentive that covers a percentage of the total utility costs. Widworthy Barton is built of local stone, with Beer stone dressings and detailing, and the quality of the restoration of the exterior stonework and chimney is immediately apparent. The house is set out in the classic Tudor style; the accommodation surrounds a central inner cobbled courtyard.An entrance porch opens into a reception hall, to the right of which is the Great Hall, the grandest room on the ground floor. This would have been used as a place to host court or formal banquets. and features a beautiful grand Beer stone fireplace and a double height ceiling. There is a minstrels' gallery above which features some late 16th century ornamental plasterwork in exceptional condition. The Great Hall is the perfect space for entertaining.Opposite the Great Hall is a large sitting room, and beyond this is the spacious kitchen which forms the heart of the home; fitted with a range of stylish units, high quality appliances and a central island. There is a home cinema room on the ground floor, in delightful contrast to the 16th century opulence of the Great Hall. A cross passage leads to two ground floor double bedrooms which are serviced by a Jack and Jill bathroom. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a large office, which is situated in the former Tudor kitchen and features the original fireplace and bread oven; plus the utility room, boot room, boiler room and cloakroom.On the first floor, there are five additional double bedrooms, serviced by three contemporary bathrooms, all with an immaculate finish. The Long Room is a spectacular reception room with a decorative ceiling, an impressive fireplace and a raised gallery. From each room on the first floor, lovely views of the grounds and surrounding landscape can be enjoyed.Orchardleigh Cottage:Orchardleigh Cottage is a pretty, detached cottage which is situated some distance away from the manor house. The accommodation comprises a newly installed kitchen and bathroom, plus a sitting room, two bedrooms and its own cottage garden. Orchardleigh is available by separate negotiation to the main property and is highlighted in green on the plan.Services: Biomass boiler for heating and hot water. Air source heat pump and solar panels for swimming pool heating. Mains electricity. Private drainage and water.Local Authority: East Devon District Council.Council Tax: Widworthy Barton- H. Orchardleigh- D.Please note: The property is located in a Conservation Area.Widworthy Barton is approached via a private gravel drive, providing an arresting first impression. The property is surrounded by wonderful mature grounds, enjoying total privacy and seclusio

Amenities

Lot

Privacy
Modern

Indoor

Fireplace

Outdoor

Pool

Building Info

Property type
House

Location

Widworthy, Widworthy, England, United Kingdom

Contact Agent

Oliver Custance Baker
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2021
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5 Aldermanbury Square, London
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