This isn't just unique, it is a once in lifetime opportunity. Trundle gently down the cobbled driveway through the gates, you're embraced by the peace and calm of the courtyard. Stand. Take a moment. Breathe and listen as the stone walls whisper their secrets of days gone by. Welcome to The Green.
This isn't just a unique Grade Two listed property, it is an unequalled opportunity. Through the gates, you are greeted with a grand courtyard and most striking of all is just how beautiful and historic the main building is, with its expansive listed gardens and separate stable block.
Enter this stunning property through the back door and breathe in the history, stand for a moment and imagine if the walls could whisper their secrets as you pass the doorway of the old servant staircase.
Leading into the tastefully modernised kitchen with granite worktops and integrated modern appliances, with light beaming in from the mullion windows you overlook the well stocked and beautiful orchard area. From here, there is a cold store and w.c adjacent and when stepping down into the oak panelled breakfast room you have access to the cellar and pantry. From the Breakfast Room you can walk into the lounge with its magnificent fireplace, oak floor, beamed ceiling and panelling and from the hidden WC, you will find access to the wine cellar, giving you the opportunity to pour yourself a well deserved glass of vino after a hard day.
Adjacent to the sitting room you enter the hallway, where you can find the front entrance to the property. Step inside the formal dining room with its imposing fireplace and luxurious window dressings, you can sit and overlook the Italian gardens designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1916. Across from the formal dining room, through double oak doors, you will find the bar/games room which is the perfect place for sitting by the fire at the end of the day and relaxing.
Back into the sitting room, you can climb up the turned oak staircase to the light filled landing giving access to the floor above.
The spacious Blue bedroom is bright with tasteful soft furnishings and a walk in wardrobe, beautiful mullion windows at each end, providing views to stunning aspects of the garden.
The Master bedroom with its luxurious fixtures and fittings envelop this stunning room with a wealth of storage. The magnificent canopy bed nestles beside the breath-taking fireplace, providing the perfect spot to unwind or place yourself in one of the window seats and soak up the atmosphere.
There is an upstairs office / bedroom along with the master bathroom with its double shower, roll top cast iron bath and fireplace.
You will also find both the Gold and Aquamarine double bedrooms with opulent furnishings and periodic fixtures.
In the cobbled courtyard outside, you will find the converted barns, two are currently used for storage and the other has been magnificently converted with disabled access and suitable disabled facilities. Upstairs in these buildings, is a large bright room that has previously been used as an office with kitchen facilities and a small office/storeroom.
The spectacular gardens were designed by Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, who was a British architect known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his era. He was the architect behind the Cenotaph in Whitehall and Lindisfarne Castle. But in only two places, one being The Green at Eckington, dating from 1700, did Lutyens design a garden without designing the house as well.
Originally The Green was the Dowager house belonging to the estate of Sir George Sitwell of Renishaw Hall. The new style of garden - which combined formal classical architecture like pergolas and terraces with more informal planting in borders and around water features - was in stark contrast to formal Victorian bedding and had already set the tone for more ÂnaturalÂ gardens throughout the 20th Century. The current owners of the property found the original drawings and had the garden, which is listed as being of special historic interest, restored to its former Lutyens glory.
So you can now revel at the beauty of the stunning Italian Garden, the well-stocked orchard and the Lawn Tennis court which in recent times has been used for many wedding breakfasts and family gatherings.
ÂThis property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction which is not to be confused with Traditional auction. The Modern Method of Auction is a flexible buyer friendly method of purchase. We do not require the purchaser to exchange contracts immediately, but grant 28 days to achieve exchange of contracts from the date the buyers solicitor is in receipt of the draft contracts and a further 28 days thereafter to complete. Allowing the additional time to exchange on the property means interested parties can proceed with traditional residential finance. Upon close of a successful auction or if the vendor accepts an offer during the auction, the buyer will be required to put down a non-refundable Reservation Fee of 3.5% subject to a minimum of £5,000 plus VAT which secures the transaction and takes the property off the market. The buyer will be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Reservation form to confirm acceptance of terms prior to solicitors being instructed. Copies of the Reservation form and all terms and conditions can be found in the Legal Pack which can be downloaded for free from the auction section of our website or requested from our Auction Department. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the Starting Bid. Both the Starting Bid and Reserve Price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the Modern Method of Auction, which is operated by the South Yorkshire Property Auction powered by iam-sold Ltd.Â
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