A stunning, compact country estate with an impressive Georgian house and cottages, sitting in the middle of its land, at the head of a long drive.
The main house is constructed of brick and ashlar sandstone with sash windows to the front, stone mullion and leaded light windows to the side and rear under a tile roof. The house sits beautifully in the middle of its own parkland with a private chapel and an array of 4 cottages. Surrounding the house are stunning formal tiered gardens with delightful rural views across its own land and beyond.The principal rooms feed from the inner hall as well as the main staircase to the upper floors. Of particular note is the Drawing room that has fine proportions with high ceilings and decorative cornicing, ¾ height sash windows with working shutters, open fireplace with marble mantel and surround and a wooden floor. The Dining room is highly impressive with the ability to host large parties if required. There is a beautiful depiction across one wall of a classic Georgian townscape and to one side is a log burner with a marble mantel piece. The fine library/study has wooden panelling, ¾ height sash windows, cornicing, and an open cast-iron fireplace with a decorative wooden mantel and surround. The main front door opposite the chapel has an ecclesiastical feel with a vaulted ceiling and is panelled with a strong wooden floor.The modern bespoke handmade kitchen with its large central preparation island and Aga to one side is well equipped and accessed immediately from the rear entrance. The kitchen has granite work surfaces, a limestone floor, double Belfast sink, painted floor and wall mounted units with built in modern appliances and a useful utility/garden room leading immediately off it. The rear access leads to the back courtyard garden and a secondary staircase provides access to the upper floors.The main stairs that rise from the Inner hall lead to a large mezzanine landing/sitting room that provides alternative entertaining space and is double height and a spectacular room in itself. All of the first floor rooms are accessed from the landing either from a side door or up a further fight of steps that lead to the principal bedroom, guest rooms as well as the snooker room and gym. The second floor accommodation is versatile and is currently arranged as an apartment with a kitchen/living room, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom with a further bedroom or play room as well as various attic store rooms.The formal gardens at Barton Hall are stunningly beautiful and are laid out primarily on the south west side of the house. They are made up of a series of garden 'rooms' with stone and gravel paths connecting stone steps linking the gardens neatly together and in every section there is an array of colourful flower and shrub varieties either mixed or grouped by colour. There are two Victorian greenhouses, raised beds and cold frames, a charming brick built garden room with an adjacent duck pond with an arched brick bridge spanning over it and connecting a further section of the garden. There are areas of lawn with retaining stone walls and box and yew hedging as well as a long wisteria walk with further steps down to an enclosed lawn or croquet field with a stone pillared folly and sitting area offering a view to the lake and beyond. The gardens are immaculately cared for and maintained.The walled garden is approached along a stone cobbled walkway across a stone bridge and through double wrought iron gates. Within the walls are numerous pathways dissecting and linking the garden together with seating areas, raised beds as well as extensive flower, shrub and vegetable beds surrounding the garden at the base of the wall.There is a pretty brook that runs through the property with a series of stone bridges across it linking the more informal areas and providing access to the surrounding land.The land is a mixture of parkland, pasture and arable with some of the grazing land forming part o