Lustworthy homes on sale this Boxing Day 2022

The Times UK

Jan. 2, 2023


Lustworthy homes on sale this Boxing Day 2022
From a Jacobean mansion in north Somerset to a Lutyens-designed cottage in East Sussex, here’s a selection box of homes on the market
Barrow Court in Somerset is on the market for £2.75m with Hamptons
Georgia Lambert
Sunday December 25 2022, 12.01am, The Sunday Times
Somerset, £2.75m
Once a 13th-century Benedictine nunnery, this stunning mansion is set in a rural estate in Barrow Gurney and was built for some of England’s most notable gentry in the Jacobean period. Extending to 12,869 sq ft of grand living space, the property has eight bedrooms, a self-contained first-floor apartment, as well as a private chapel and its own aviary. Its grade II* listed 4.25-acre gardens, designed by Inigo Thomas in the 1890s, are shared with some of the other properties on the estate and are dotted with sculptures and lead into an arboretum. Bristol airport is three miles away.
Kent, £1.5m
Nestled within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Petham is this grade II listed farmhouse with five bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen/breakfast room with Shaker-style cabinetry and an orangery. It comes with about two acres of grounds including a tennis court.
Gloucestershire, £1.85m
A mahogany staircase sits at the heart of this grade II listed Cotswold stone family home in North Woodchester. Arranged over four floors adorned with Georgian details, there are eight bedrooms, a bespoke 30ft kitchen, and a garden extending to nearly an acre.
Hertfordshire, £1.75m
Host the extended family in this elegant home in the leafy village of Steeple Morden, 16 miles southwest of Cambridge. There are six bedrooms with an additional guest bedroom, a wine cellar, and a roomy basement which would make a fab games room.
London WC2, £3.75m
This duplex penthouse looks down on the micro-village of Neal’s Yard; a colourful, cobblestoned corner of Covent Garden in central London. The one-bedroom apartment has an open-plan layout, two bathrooms, and oodles of entertaining space.
Tyne and Wear, £595,000
This restored four-storey, five-bedroom Victorian house is in a desirable position within the village of Ryton, a 20-minute drive west of Newcastle. It goes on sale on Boxing Day.
Lincolnshire, £2m
Tudor Lodge, just outside the market town of Holbeach, is an impressive 1920s Arts and Crafts home, with two annexes, a home cinema, a heated indoor pool, five bedrooms, a bespoke kitchen, and 2.5 acres of mature gardens with a tennis court.
Worcestershire, £1.9m
A modern house with Scandinavian-style open-plan living spaces and six bedrooms in the village of Barnt Green on the borders of Bromsgrove, Birmingham and Worcestershire.
Wiltshire, £800,000
Marphet Cottage is a five-bedroom detached thatched home in the village of Ogbourne St Andrew, two miles north of Marlborough on the edge of the Marlborough Downs.
Somerset, £1.75m
Be a short drive away from the Glastonbury music festival in this sprawling eight-bedroom period home in West Pennard. There is an open-plan kitchen/breakfast room, a snug, stables and a chalet.
Lincolnshire, £1.5m
Manor Farm Barn in Lenton is a handsome conversion set in 1.25 acres of gardens. Dripping in rustic grandeur, it has four en suite bedrooms, a 30ft living room and a south-facing courtyard. Nottingham is an hour’s drive away.
Norfolk, £650,000
This former school and Methodist chapel in Kirby Cane has retained many of its original features, such as coat hooks for the pupils in the entrance porch. Now a four-bedroom family home, it has a Shaker-style kitchen and a garden laid to lawn. Norwich is a 40-minute drive away.
East Sussex, £575,000
In the village of Willingdon, this two-bedroom mews cottage is set within the grade I listed property called the Hoo, which was designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1902, with gardens by Gertrude Jekyll. The garden has views through archways in an original brick and flint wall to the main estate and formal lawns which run to the South Downs. There’s plenty of history, but mod cons include underfloor heating, a Shaker-style kitchen and open-plan living too.