Pebworth Fields House was built in about 1890 by a retired British Indian army colonel who was responsible for the property’s grand Colonial style and its fine wrought iron veranda, which offers such superb views of the surrounding countryside.
Situated over four floors, the accommodation provides an elevated first floor shaded by a glazed veranda. Rooms are well proportioned and bright with shuttered sash windows with French doors out to the veranda. Internal features include beautiful shutters and panelled doors with wooden furniture. An impressive pine staircase rises from the reception hall complementing the skirtings and heavy pine carved doors in attractive architraves.
Principal rooms have high ceilings, fireplaces and brass electrical fittings. Floors are of high quality pine and the reception hall and gallery landing have been superbly decorated with hand painted murals of Indian Colonial scenes painted under the direction of the artist Jenny Edge.
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The suite of lower ground floor rooms has windows and doors to the courtyard and garden, extensive built-in cupboards and cloakroom
To the first floor bedrooms radiate off a wide gallery landing while the second floor provides further bedroom accommodation with a further bathroom, dressing room and useful store room.
Accommodation in total comprises: 31ft reception hall, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, study/family room, laundry, lower ground floor with games room, playroom, office, cloakroom, utility room and gymnasium; on the first floor the master bedroom suite with bedroom, dressing room and bathroom with separate shower, two further bedrooms (one en suite), third bathroom and the second floor with four further bedrooms, store room, dressing room and bathroom.
Outside the front of the house is dominated by two fine specimen pine trees, a magnificent oak and a weeping ash which frame the spectacular view over open countryside to Meon Hill. The grounds have been extensively landscaped in the last decade, with a formal garden to the west side designed by Frank Hardy featuring a fountain, pond, formal lawn edged in box and a well stocked mixed shrub and herbaceous border
To the front of the house a formal lawn overlooks a ha-ha and a wild flower meadow has been established under the supervision of Charles Flower and planted with young oak, hornbeam, lime and field maple. A large copse, planted with native broad leaved trees and conifers, provides shaded walks and seating areas for picnics. The lower meadow contains an old cart wash and island.
To the rear of the property is an arboretum with avenues of Silver Weeping Pears and Persian Ironwoods, together with a collection of Magnolia, ornamental Acer, Cherry, Holly, Birch trees and specimens of Gingko Biloba, Liquidambar and others Finally there is an outbuilding of steel and timber construction (about 50ft x 45ft) with part concrete floor and incorporating a stable.
Pebworth Fields House is situated outside the pretty village of Pebworth, eight miles to the south west of the famous market town of Stratford upon Avon with its range of shopping and leisure facilities including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Leisure Centre. Trains to London leave from Honeybourne just two miles away.
The guide price is £1.495m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01789 297 735 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.