Heath House is a stunning Grade 11* Mansion House occupying a prominent position over the green within a sought after conservation village of Heath.
Heath House is a stunning Grade 11* Mansion House occupying a prominent position over the green within a sought after conservation village of Heath. With origins dating back into the mid 17th century and having undergone a significant programme of conversion into five high end executive homes retaining a wealth of the original features rightly protected under the listing.
The conservation village of Heath is a sought after location known as the village of mansions set around an expanse of open green area and countryside, popular with walkers, together with its characterful and popular local public house.
The sale of the substantial part of this mansion house offers the opportunity to reside in one of the most striking period houses, the front section designed by the later celebrated architect James Paine when he was only in his 20's the old and the new married by his splendid stone cantilevered staircase hall and indeed a prototype for his later works at Belford Hall and Gosforth Park.
The property represents the entire ground floor accommodation. Including the gardens to the front and side with an additional private courtyard to the rear. This is without doubt the key note of the mansion house extending to approximately 2,690 square feet in addition to a vast basement which extends to 975 square feet.
The property is approached through electric gates at the front over a horseshoe gravelled driveway with parking for several vehicles. Yorkshire stone paved area with ample space for patio furniture and outside dining with views over the garden and heath village green beyond. The garden is fully enclosed the high listed walls to the rear and down one side of the garden with high hedges to the opposite side.
Access can be gained by way of both the main front and rear entrance door. Apartments two to five use a separate side entrance from an additional drive way and access into the original service staircase. So the property is entirely independent and private.
In brief the accommodation entails
Entrance vestibule, Impressive reception hall, Splendid inner staircase hall, Two front reception rooms, Grand master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, bedroom two with en-suite, bedroom three, dining kitchen, utility room, snug, boiler / storage room.
Side hallway with internal access from the service staircase down to an extensive basement area with a range of interconnected vaulted keeping cellars and storage areas. Scope exists here to create a cinema room, gymnasium or hobby rooms/games rooms.
Entrance through arched double doors into a vestibule with glazed and panelled inner doors and arched window light above into an impressive and spacious reception hall with a Yorkshire stone flagged floor, rustic brick fire surround with a tall ARC multi fuel contemporary stove. Two recessed sash windows overlooking the garden and heath green beyond. Plaster coving and deep skirting boards.
Archway through into the splendid inner staircase hall with Yorkshire stone flagged floor, open to the full two storey height having feature glazed atrium with cantilevered stone staircase, cast iron balusters and mahogany handrail. Galleried landings, ornate cornicing, appliques and egg and dart dado rails.
The spacious reception room accessed from the reception hall, with ornate fireplace surround with Fire Belly multi fuel stove. Two walk in bay windows to the side overlooking the lawn with the original working shutters, front window overlooking the garden and the heath green beyond. Arched display recesses and panelled book shelving with cupboard below, oak flooring. Six panelled door in arched recess. Plaster coving and dado rails. TV points, broadband and satellite connections.
The second reception room / home office with deep bay window to the front having beautiful views over the garden and heath green beyond, currently used as an excellent home office. Further sash window to the side elevation set in an arched recess. TV, satellite and broadband connections.
Cast iron fire surround with gas fire stove, wide plank oak flooring.
Accessed from the staircase hall cosy snug area with ARC contemporary multi fuel stove with side windows, tv point, wide plank oak flooring and exposed oak beamed ceilings.
Dining kitchen fitted with a wide range of bespoke hand painted wall and base units with feature display cupboard lighting, double larder cupboard and basket drawers, complemented by granite surfaces and matching upstands. Double Belfast sink with chrome taps and rinse shower. Integrated Fisher and Paykel double drawer dish washer.
Matching dresser cabinet with crockery cupboards and spice drawers, feature display lighting.
Large central white quartz island over base storage cupboards, integrated microwave and inset circular sink with chrome taps, pop up electrical sockets, the island provides ample seating for dining and entertaining.
Lime stone feature recess with integrated fridge, further base storage cupboards and book shelves. Space for range cooker or stove.
Beamed ceiling, Amtico flooring, deep skirting boards, double windows to the side elevation with white wooden shutters and matching granite sill. Powder coated curved radiator.
Two steps up to the utility room, a spacious room with panelled ceilings and oak beams, three velux windows fitted with thermal and blackout blinds. Yorkshire stone flagged flooring, a wide range of hand painted base units including a bank of tall storage cupboards. Light granite work surfaces with upstands. Double Belfast sink with chrome taps and rinse shower.
Fitted with an integrated washing machine and fridge freezer. Additional large capacity washing machine under granite . Space for American fridge freezer, space for laundry basket storage currently housing two wine chillers. Space for tumble dryer.
Stable type door leading to the rear courtyard area secured by two lockable wrought iron gates leading to the side garden. A feature stone paved and gravelled area with ample space for outside dining.
A side hallway from the staircase hall with internal access the staircase leads down to an extensive basement area with a range of interconnected vaulted keeping cellars, suitable for a variety of uses.
Master bedroom - this spacious room has three sash windows overlooking the side garden, feature original stone fireplace with date stone, fitted with flue liner, large cast iron open log grate. Oak flooring and beamed ceiling, six panel doors, plaster coving and dado rails, high skirting boards.
En-suite bathroom with French style white console sink with mirrored storage cupboard above, large shower cubicle, free standing roll top bath with chrome feet and mixer stand taps with hand shower attachment, W.C.
Sash window and further feature window in stone recess, chrome feature central heated towel rail.
Bedroom two with oak beamed ceiling and oak flooring, square bay double sash windows with window seat overlooking the courtyard area.
En-suite with large shower cubicle, contemporary sink cabinet with two drawers, matching mirrored double door storage cabinet, matching tall storage cupboard. W.C
Deep skirting boards, powder coated central heated towel rail.
Boiler and storage cupboard with two windows, deep skirtings, oak flooring, sliding mirrored wardrobes, racking for storage, Housing the gas central heating boiler and unvented hot water storage tank.
Bedroom three with sash window, exposed oak beams and wide plank oak flooring. Broadband connection.