Horringer Manor: Regency house in beautiful parkland
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Regency house in beautiful parkland
Horringer Manor is a stunning, Regency home with fine views over surrounding established parkland.
The house is set in mature gardens, with parkland and other grounds, which total about 40 acres.
The Manor is on the edge of the attractive village of Horringer, only a couple of miles from Bury St Edmunds and 12 miles from Stowmarket.
Beyond the village green lies National Trust property Ickworth Park.
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This house was built in 1810 by Arthur Brookes, and it is believed there was a malt house previously on the site.
The village was originally known as Horningheath it is possible the manor was then at Great Horringer Hall, a short distance to the north.
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This handsome house was originally known as Brook House and the name was changed to Horringer Manor around 1902/03.
The house is considered by many to be one of the finest manor houses in East Anglia, and is Grade II listed.
It has a handsome facade, a parkland setting, elegant reception rooms and an impressive sweeping approach.
Entry is through brick pillars, with elecronically operated gates and a wing walled entrance. The avenue passes to a large, gravelled sweep in front of the house with a spur leading to the coach house. There is a secondary entrance also with electric gates, to the south.
The house has many Regency features - with well-proportioned reception rooms which are graceful and elegant, with full-height multi-paned sash windows giving views over parkland.
In particular there is a restored, pine-panelled drawing room which has an Adam-style carved fireplace and detailled cornice work.
There is a magnificent reception hall and the principal rooms are positioned round a stunning, cantilivered staircase with a domed cupola above.
The first floor accommodation is light and spacious, and each of six bedrooms having en suite bathrooms. There are also two dressing rooms.
On the ground floor there is also a dining room, a morning room, a study, two cloakrooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, scullery/utiliy room and there are exceptional cellars.
There is also a play room/sitting room.
In addition to garages which are attached to the house there are a range of useful outbuildings and additional accommodation.
There is a three bedroom Dairy Cottage, a four bedroom Stable Cottage, a restored period Coach House and a stable block with a clock tower.
There are established, mature gardens which include a magnificent Wellingtonia. To the south of the house is a charming ornamental water garden with a paved path meandering through the rockery, flanked by thick beds of aconites, snowdrops and crocuses.
There is a revolving summer house on the west lawn.
The gardens are predominantly to the south and east of the house, with a large open area of well-tended lawn with a ha-ha onto the adjoining parkland.
This property is for sale as a whole, or in two lots.