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Georgian Splendour

  Symondsdown House The agent, Jackson Stops , writes: A stunning Georgian family house in an idyllic yet very convenient location with delightful gardens and grounds (circa 7.5 acres) with two holiday cottages and stunning views. THE PROPERTY Situated in an idyllic yet very convenient location on the outskirts of the bustling market town of Axminster first glimpses of Symondsdown House are most impressive. The property, which is not listed, is accessed via a pretty and sweeping driveway and sits perfectly within its own parkland setting.  Believed to date back to 1820 it boasts a typically classic Georgian facade with white rendered elevations and large sash windows under a slate roof. Like many Georgian houses of this era, the property has a particularly attractive front façade with its pillared portico and balustraded and ornamental terrace. On first entering the property there is a real sense of light, space and charm with a particularly impressive reception hall with attractive ma

History, History, History...

The  striking   Priors Hall is a country home bursting with history near  village of Stebbing, Essex Currently on the market with estate agent's Knight Frank for £2,900,000 (correct as of 05/01/2022) Priors Hall This eight bedroom property is set amidst beautiful grounds extending to around 10.86 acres in total, with extensive outbuildings, including a large Grade II listed barn.  Priors Hall In its present form Priors Hall dates from about 1400, below is an extract from the Stebbing  Local  History Society: When the Normans arrived in 1066 the village had probably been in existence for three or four hundred years and was held by Siward, a Saxon thegn. It is almost certain that by this time the settlement pattern of housing and fields were already established. By 1086  two Norman Lords, Henry de Ferrers and Ranulf Peverell are recorded in Little Doomsday as holding the village between them. The de Ferrers family initially prospered, indeed there is evidence that in the 14th century

Riverbank Bliss

Quarry Wood, Marlow, Buckinghamshire  Guide Price  £3,850,000 Quarry Bank was built in 1896 on the site of Bisham Quarry, which was originally an important medieval source of stone, much of which was used to build Windsor Castle.  The property was divided into two residences in 1951 and since 2000 has been extensively modernised by the current owners with an abundance of spacious and well proportioned accommodation.  Still retaining a wealth of original features, Quarry Bank enjoys high ceilings, balconies to the front and is both  elegant and beautifully presented throughout. Outside The annexe/home office was adapted in 2008 from a previous outbuilding and is fully insulated with underfloor heating, shower room and kitchen. It was completely rebuilt in 2015 with two sky lights, fully insulated and underfloor heating and could also be used as a guest suite, gym or au pair suite. To the rear of the house is a Wine cellar which was built in 2016, into the chalk hill and maintains simila