Properties of the week: crenellations and moated houses
Featuring ornamental ponds, hot tubs and a tree house
Oxfordshire: Crouch Street, Banbury
An elegant and historic Grade II house with beautiful gardens in the heart of the town. The property is believed to have been built by Derrick of Oxford in 1840. An ornamental pond and vast decking areas with a hot tub can be found in the garden to the rear of the house. Main bed, 4 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, conservatory, double garage, home office/gym, covered terrace, greenhouse; in all about 0.16 acres.
Devon: OIRO £500,000
North Wing, Farringdon House, Exeter
This elegant residence is a former wing of the impressive Grade II Farringdon House, once a large country estate and believed to date back to the 16th century. Main suite, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen, recep, study, loft space, off-road parking, gardens, tree house, 0.1 acres.
The Grange, Woodbridge
A delightful Grade II part-moated farmhouse with pretty gardens, dating from the early 16th century. 6 beds, 2 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, garage, 2 acres.
The Moat, Benenden, Cranbrook
A handsome Grade II country house surrounded by approx. 21.6 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds, including a moat and a lake, together with an impressive range of outbuildings. The site has historic associations back to the Domesday Book. Main suite with dressing room, 1 further suite, 6 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, coach house with garaging and space for ancillary accommodation.
Kent: Lympne Castle, Lympne, Hythe
Situated on the edge of the escarpment, in around 137 acres of woodland and pasture, this Grade I castle enjoys stunning views across the Romney Marsh towards the English Channel. Castle, 2-bed staff flat, two 2-bed cottages, two 3-bed cottages, a bistro including 2 restaurants, walled garden with swimming pool, summer house, greenhouses, stables, double garage, the remains of the Roman Fort of Stutfall Castle.
Apartment 9, Albury Park Mansion, Albury, Guildford
An exceptional first-floor apartment within this highly regarded mansion. The apartment has direct access to a private and secluded roof terrace with its own bar/servery – the perfect spot to entertain guests. The property enjoys a parkland setting in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, yet occupies a convenient location with its excellent commuter links and proximity to the town.
There are communal gardens and grounds extending to approx. 5 acres, and there is designated parking and a garage in a nearby block. Main suite with dressing room, second suite including a Jacuzzi bath, 1 further suite, kitchen/dining room, 1 recep, utility room, cloakroom, study, roof terrace.
Gloucestershire: OIEO £700,000
Lypiatt Lodge, Lypiatt, Stroud
An impressive Grade II gate house dating back to 1820, designed by Sir Jeffry Wyatville for the neighbouring Lyatt Park. The property has retained period features such as oriel and trefoil leaded mullion windows, crenellations and a wonderful turret that leads onto a flat roof. Main bed, 4 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, recep, private garden, garage.
The Grange, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead
A substantial wing of an original country house believed to date from the late 1800s. Main suite, 1 further suite, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, gardens, patio, parking, greenhouse; in all about a third of an acre.