Midgham House

$9,659,822
5
Bedrooms
6 087
ft2
87
Ac
For sale by
Strutt & Parker
Strutt & Parker

Description

Midgham House is a magical and valuably unlisted country house set in an historic parkland setting.The current house replaced a substantial Palladian manor house which was destroyed by fire, hence the maturity and grandeur of the grounds and park. Midgham House today is evocative of both the National Trust's 1720 Hunting Lodge at Dogmersfield with its Jacobean Flemish gables (the former home of th…
Midgham House is a magical and valuably unlisted country house set in an historic parkland setting.The current house replaced a substantial Palladian manor house which was destroyed by fire, hence the maturity and grandeur of the grounds and park. Midgham House today is evocative of both the National Trust's 1720 Hunting Lodge at Dogmersfield with its Jacobean Flemish gables (the former home of the well-respected interior designer, John Fowler, of Colefax and Fowler), and the later Georgian Gothic Revival style. The charm and whimsy of its setting, is highlighted by its elegant formal detailing. The Gothic arches are beautifully constructed and provide stunning full-length windows, bathing the principal receptions in natural light and from the house itself provide a stunning sweeping view down across the lawns to the lake and pavilion below.There is a gracious showpiece drawing room with four full length windows giving direct access to a south facing natural York stone terrace. David Milinaric, the famous interior designer beloved by the National Trust for helping to restore the interiors of important buildings, was employed to design much of the architectural detailing of Midgham House by the current owners and as a result the attention to detail with the comfort and style of the house is very enticing. There is a charming garden room to the west of the house which his wonderfully light and airy and has superb views over the gardens and lake. There is also a lovely square dining room and charming cosy sitting room.There is scope at Midgham House to go further and alter the configuration of the house. For example, there is huge working studio which faces south with beautiful views which could be remodelled into an amazing modern kitchen which current tastes desire. On the first floor there is a spacious principal bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing room facing south with an outlook across the lawns to the lake. There are three further ensuite bedrooms. There would be scope to extend further above the studio to create more bedrooms. Buyers are asked to make their own enquiries with the local council about possible extensions to the house.The gardens and grounds at Midgham House are beautifully tended and a superb approach and backdrop to the house. The park was originally the centre of a considerable estate and the treelined drive, owned by Midgham House, also provides access to some other houses within the park. The land lies predominantly to the east of the drive and amounts to over 80 acres in total, about 60 acres of pasture parkland. This parkland is dotted with beautiful mature trees. There is a footpath which crosses the park. Within the formal gardens there are areas of specific interest. At the top of the drive, before reaching the house, is an attractive orchard area which culminates in a sweeping entrance which was originally the entrance to the former Palladian house. There are some historic ruins on arrival here which are reminiscent of former years. The drive then sweeps up to Midgham House itself. The focus of the gardens is the historic pleasure lake with its distinctive Chippendale style gazebo. There is a pathway around the lake providing a lovely walkaround the grounds. There are beautiful mature specimen trees and in season rhododendron and azaleas punctuate the margins of the lake. There are long sweeping lawns down to the lake which are managed as wild flower meadows which have paths cut amongst the flowering mead.There is an open air swimming pool and a charming yew hedge enclosed tea garden area which may have also served in the past as a grass tennis court. The grounds also benefit from a Victorian style greenhouse, extensive stabling and garaging. At the bottom of the park there is an agricultural barn and modern steel framed barn which are currently used for storage. These barns are accessed by a track across the park.

Amenities

Outdoor

Pool
Tennis Court

Building Info

Property type
House

Location

Midgham Park, Midgham, England, United Kingdom

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Registered on JamesEdition
2021
Address
5 Aldermanbury Square, London
Listing Reference
5889dcd9-1523-4d5b-afe8-22b3ced50884

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