Manor house with tennis court and swimming pool

The Manor House in Park Lane, Harbury, is on the market with Sotheby’s International Realty

Monday, 27th May 2013, 12:02 pm
manor house harbury
manor house harbury

It is a substantial village manor house positioned in the heart of the village, with delightful gardens.

The accommodation comprises: Grand dining hall, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, pantry, utility, study, billiard room/library, sitting room, cloakroom, master bedroom, four further bedrooms (one en suite, two bathrooms and shower room, indoor swimming pool, courtyard stables/stores, double garage and carport, tennis court and landscaped gardens.

Harbury Manor is a Grade II listed detached house extending to more than 5700sqft, standing in the centre of its 1.25 acre plot.

Approached over a gravel drive the house has a certain presence of grandeur. The Manor has evolved over the decades with various extensions in a mixture of materials including some traditional timber frame through to more recent use of brick.

These additions have provided for superb family accommodation throughout.

The property has a wealth of character; many of the rooms have heavily beamed ceilings with the two largest reception rooms also having half panelled walls and large open fireplaces.

The grand dining hall with its flagged floor has a staircase with wonderful carved balustrade.

The swimming pool is discreetly situated to the side of the house with access from the billiard room/library.

The oldest part of the H shaped manor house is the middle section.

This appears to have been an Open House of the 13th century. The roof still contains beams blackened bysmoke from the hearth which would have been lit in the centre of the hall. The east end, which contained a private retiring room, buttery, kitchen and bedrooms was added in the 16th century and a west wing added around 1920.

Externally much of the house is timber-frame.

The gardens are situated to the side and rear of the property with lawns intermixed with flagged terraces, herbaceous borders and orchard. An En-Tout-Cas tennis court nestles well within this space. Surrounding the garden is a mature boundary of hedging and walling providing privacy from the neighbouring properties.

For more details contact 01789 200 900.