Steeped in history and restored to its former glory by the current owner, this Grand Country Manor offers the rare opportunity to purchase a property of breathtaking character.Offered with 6 bedrooms and extensive gardens in a rural setting, this Grade II* property has a wealth of original features.
Designed by a wealthy Yeoman in the 17th Century for one of his sons as an original Old Farmhouse, Low Fold Hall is thought to date back to the Commonwealth. At the time the British Baroque was a reassertion of authority with a rich style in architecture. Low Fold Hall offers the opportunity to view a 17th century house of the type many wealthy land owners might have lived in. As the late 17th century was a great age of building grand country homes, displaying the wealth of the upper class at that time, Low Fold Hall has undergone a complete restoration to be entirely sympathetic to its era. Grade II* listed, some of the charming characteristics are noted under the Heritage description that include symmetrical facade with central doorway with moulded surround, classical imposts and square headed lintel with moulded arched panel. To left and right, ground floor, is 8-light window with King mullion, and to the right elevation the property has Tudor arched doorway. Vast in size, the property includes a large dining kitchen, three further reception rooms, six bedrooms, bathroom and ensuite facilities. Externally two large outbuildings and substantial gardens all set behind a gated driveway ensure this is a family property that is essential for viewing.
ENTRANCE HALL The historical calibre of this property is immediately apparent as soon as you alight into the beamed hallway with stone flooring and rustic décor to the walls. L shaped in dimensions, the entrance hall includes a cloakroom with colourwash to the walls and stenciled door panels that accommodates a ceramic two piece suite. Light floods through the bespoke stained glass window from the half turn landing which includes a family and business coat of arms.
DINING KITCHEN AND UTILITY ROOM Reached through the striking Tudor styled doorway to the side elevation, the large dining kitchen includes hand built Kitchen cabinets with carefully considered replica hinges and wine store. Mullion windows to two elevations ensures that the room is kept bright and welcoming and the colour wash to the walls further strengthens the ambience. The flooring includes flagstones and a mix of contemporary Karndene flooring that fuses the mix of materials perfectly. A large pantry is provided to enhance storage facilities and stone steps lead down to the large wine cellar which again provides storage space. The utility room is an ideal coat and boot store and includes work surface with stainless steel sink with dual drainer and mixer tap. Plumbing is provided for a washing machine and ample provisions are provided for free standing appliances in the kitchen.
DINING HALL Unquestionably the best feature of Low Fold Hall is the Dining Hall that includes original ceiling beams, flagstones and lintel. Voluminous in its dimensions with a bank of mullion windows to the gardens, the dining hall was designed with an Elizabethan styled fireplace that provides the rich sound of crackling logs and warms the room up quickly. The wooden panelling to walls further increases the historical atmosphere that ensures the true majestic prowess of the room.
SITTING ROOM With welcoming moulded wood panelling in cream and a bank of mullion windows, this room of opulence includes carefully secreted book cases and a cast iron open fireplace that provides a cosy family environment.
DRAWING ROOM With a stunning polished wood flooring and dramatic beamed ceiling, the white interior painted masonry walls allow the authentic features to provide the back drop to this beautiful room currently utilised as a music room.
LANDING The stunning oak staircase was restored to its former glory and leads to the most powerful coat of arms stained glass windows that then turns to alight on to the landing that is provided ample lighting through carefully considered glazing and architecture. The vast landing with beamed construction and cream carpeting can easily accommodate free standing furniture. Additionally a large linen cupboard further provides plentiful storage space.
MASTER BEDROOM WITH ENSUITE The master bedroom has been historically preserved with stunning décor that includes a striking decorative fireplace, mullion windows and slightly curved cathedral ceiling. In keeping with the resplendent internal decoration throughout, the room further includes more stencilled artwork and colour washed walls. Sharing ensuite facilities the shower room includes a dressing are with fitted hanging provisions, dual vanity sinks and step in shower and set apart low level w.c.
GUEST BEDROOM WITH ENSUITE Sharing the Jack and Jill ensuite with the Master, the double bedroom has mullion windows to two elevations ensuring glorious views and includes a decorative fireplace and provisions for free standing furniture. With stunning timber doors with wrought iron hinges, the spacious room is afforded plentiful natural light.
ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS The property has an additional four bedrooms with vintage appeal and fitted with a range of bespoke furniture and versatility. All assured attractive positioning with individually leaded windows that twinkle in daylight, three of the rooms support the capacity for a double bed whilst the sixth room currently used as an office can comfortably hold a single bed.
HOUSE BATHROOM Designed to step up to the bath so that one can enjoy the aspect of a sunken bath, in this room the bathtub isn't necessarily sunken into the original floor, a new floor was designed that is elevated, still creating the illusion of a sunken bathtub. This overall design assures great romance in a room that further includes a wash basin with pedestal, w.c and bidet. Above the bath resides a mixer shower and the room is provided gold coloured fittings and a towel radiator.
THE MISTAL An attached garage with wood store, the outbuilding used as a garage could possibly create the potential to further extend the main house (STPP)
THE BYRE A further outbuilding that with conversion has the possibility to become an annex or perhaps even a swimming pool. (STPP) A fabulous work room with a cloakroom to the rear that includes a w.c and wash basin, The Byre leads out to main garden to the rear.
EXTERIOR With stunning manicured gardens afforded total privacy courtesy of the established foliage that borders Roberttown Lane, Low Fold Hall is furnished with a sweeping driveway that leads into a gated block paved courtyard. A flagged patio beneath the Sitting Room windows is able to support a large family garden dining set, absolutely perfect for enjoying the peaceful rural setting. To the rear of the property, the gardens border fields and create a wonderfully blank canvas for one to allow their creativity to flow. Undeniably Low Fold Hall provides an idyllic setting for a family to enjoy not only the historical aspects but also the freedom to blend their own originality to personalise to their own creativity.