Hurn Court, Hurn Court Lane, Hurn, BH23

£550,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
Hurn Court is an imposing Grade II* Listed building with origins dating back to the 15th Century which sits majestically within a private 10 acre country estate. This stunning building of approximately 2400sqft boasts an array of traditional period features including impressive 16ft ceiling heights to the principal reception rooms, ornate plaster cornicing, original wooden shutters, Gothic arches and marble fireplaces. The building was converted into 8 residences in 1994, at which time this stunning wing was created incorporating the original library, drawing room and chapel to the main house.

Hurn Court, formerly a private school was also the former country estate of the Earl of Malmesbury and dates back to around 1812. The adjoining and surrounding parkland grounds amount to about 10 acres and apparently extends down towards the River Stour. Christchurch town centre is only about four miles to the South with Bournemouth four miles to the East. The Castlepoint shopping centre is only about a mile away which offers a superb variety of shops including several major high street names. Hurn Court is surrounded by open farmland and in total there are 35 individual units which include eight properties within the main house and a further eight in the adjoining wing of which the Coach House is one of them.

THE PROPERTY

Stone steps lead to an attractive Gothic doorway within a stone wall with steps rising to a private south facing terrace and through to the private entrance door to The Library. The entrance hall boasts an attractive glass panelled door with stained glass window over, full height wooden shutters and original oak doors with wood panelled architraves. There are several useful storage cupboards, a guest cloakroom and a door concealing access to stairs leading down to the communal entrance hall of the main house, whilst a further door opens to the lift. A staircase rises to a galleried mezzanine floor which has been used as an occasional bedroom/study which has a low doorway opening to a bathroom incorporating bath, pedestal wash hand basin and narrow wardrobe. From the entrance hall oak doors provide access to both the original library and drawing room. The impressive south facing drawing room creates a vivid impression, featuring ornate ceiling plaster work, a marble fireplace with inset gas flame fire and full height bay window with original wooden shutters which provides views over the surrounding grounds. The drawing room could potentially be used to create a stunning master bedroom if desired. High level oak French doors open to the library, which is currently used as a sitting/dining room, and centres upon a marble fireplace with inset gas flame fire, with floor to ceiling bookshelves decorated with brass Tudor rose and hedgehog motifs (understood to be the historic emblem of the estate owners, the Harris family), ornate plaster cornicing and large central ceiling rose, whilst three full height sash windows with original shutters provide lovely views over the gardens. A carved wood Gothic archway leads to the Chapel/bedroom 2 which features full height sash windows with stained glass panels over, original wooden shutters and ornate plaster cornicing, with a marble fireplace flanked by narrow arched recesses creating a focal point. From the library an arch leads to a lobby providing access to the kitchen, which has a view down the main driveway. The kitchen is fully tiled and fitted with a range of cabinets with lighting beneath and incorporates a ceramic sink and drainer, 5-ring gas hob, range cooker with extractor, separate wash hand basin plus a range of integrated appliances including fridge/freezer, washing machine and dish washer. There is also a cupboard housing a gas boiler and electric immersion heater. From the lobby there is access to the shower room which has a period style suite with wide walk-in shower, wash hand basin in vanity unit, WC, glass fronted storage cupboard and under floor heating. A staircase rises to the first floor mezzanine bedroom overlooking the library and benefits from beautifully painted, ornate plaster cornicing, with a range of built-in wardrobe cupboards and shelving.

GROUNDS & GARDENS

The building is approached via electric gates which open to a long private driveway leading through the beautiful parkland style grounds to a large gravelled turning circle and parking area in front of the main building, where The Library has one unallocated parking space plus use of the visitor parking spaces, whilst an additional private parking space can be found to the rear of the building. The driveway sweeps around the building to a parking complex where The Library also owns two garages. This elegant building is surrounded by beautifully landscaped communal gardens which extend to approximately 10 acres and has the Leaden Stour river meandering through its woodlands. There are two recently resurfaced tennis courts for the private use of residents and a rear driveway providing secondary access onto Holdenhurst Village Road. In addition to the communal grounds, The Library also enjoys the private use of a large southerly facing terrace which boasts views over the surrounding gardens.

SERVICES

Share of freehold

All mains services connected

Council Tax: E

Maintenance charges apply - Hurn Court Management Company Ltd

Brand new Vaillant gas boiler fitted in October 2019

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