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Welkin Hurst is well named, reflecting welkin, meaning sky or heaven and hurst, meaning wooded rise, since the house and self-contained cottage sit in a secluded and beautifully landscaped setting at the top of Winter Hill. The house is centrally set within the outstanding gardens and whilst it has been in the same family ownership for over 40 years, the house was rebuilt 10 years ago, bespoke to the family’s requirements. Great focus was given to the ground floor and entertainment spaces, along with the master suite and a guest suite. The upper floor is devoted to five comfortable bedrooms, including two further suites and large living area. The house has been fully renovated and is offered in excellent decorative order and would allow immediate comfortable occupancy. The reception hall has double doors into the drawing room and dining room, both stylish entertaining rooms, with a
feature fireplace in the drawing room. From the dining room, easy access is gained to the kitchen/breakfast room and its oversized neighbouring utility room and the back stairs leading to the first floor. The utility room can be reached by a
self-contained front entrance and boot room and has a door directly onto the rear gardens. A west-facing conservatory with informal dining space and bespoke steward’s bar lies off the drawing room and opens into a triple aspect family room,
with its further lovely views of the gardens. Ground floor bedroom accommodation offers the double aspect master suite with a walk-through dressing room and generous en suite shower room, with guest accommodation across the hall in a study bedroom with en suite bathroom. A comfortable staircase with bespoke wrought iron railing leads to a generous living area with its double height ceiling. The high ceilings continue into the two principle bedroom suites, both with en suite bathrooms and one with a walk-in wardrobe. Three of the five bedrooms on this floor enjoy double aspects and the family bathroom has a double access, allowing a further bedroom to enjoy en suite facilities. Bedroom seven leads to the back stairs, offering the opportunity to self-contain this end of the house.
Across the main drive, lies Welkin Hurst’s self-contained cottage, which is set behind a well screened hedge with a gated access to its cottage gardens and private driveway. The cottage offers a ground floor sitting room with fireplace, kitchen and adjacent utility room with WC. On the first floor, there are two bedrooms and a family bathroom. Used by the family for staff, it would equally lend itself to private guest accommodation.
Three generations of the family have enjoyed the seclusion and tranquillity of the beautiful grounds, where weddings, receptions and numerous parties have taken place over the years. The croquet lawn is ideal for marquees and parties, flanked by the heated swimming pool with its pair of matching circular pool houses and the tennis court. The terraces around the house are well situated for sunshine and shade at different times of the day and the mature vine in the greenhouse provides plentiful grapes every summer. The landscaping has a profusion of daffodils in the spring and
abundant, mature roses bloom late into the autumn. Clusters of snowdrops arrive in late January and February. Among the many trees, two specimen trees include a Blue Cedar and a
Japanese pagoda with its magnificent branching tree trunk. The garden is a haven for birds including generations of tawny owls who have lived in the wood and can be heard at night.
Each spring a pair of Mallards nest and raise their ducklings near the pond. The peaceful seclusion of the property is what gives Welkin Hurst its unique character.
Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and Ensuite
Study/Bedroom with Ensuite
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