- 6 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 6 Reception Rooms
6 bedroom country house sold
- Reference Number 30595153
- Agent James Sellicks Oakham
- Agent Number 01572 724437
Guide price £3,500,000
About this property
Set in 4.5 acres and positioned for total privacy in the prestigious village of Hambleton, Highfield House offers a unique combination of light, space and unrivalled views of beautiful Rutland Water.
ABOUT THIS PROPERTY
Award-winning architects have designed an innovative, six-bedroom home of ironstone, steel and glass: large-scale living spaces flood with sunlight through wall-wide windows and open onto balconies and Indian sandstone terraces all round.
The grounds offer every opportunity for recreation: choose south-facing sunning or a range of sports on site; wander wooded walkways or hold gatherings in the Field overlooking the lake.
The giant Reception Hall features Jerusalem stone flooring, an open hearth and a chimney that stretches up to the sixteen feet high ceiling.
The impressive Sitting Room offers floor-to-ceiling views of the ever-changing lake and its innovative floating walls slide back for a total of 900 sq. ft of party space. The Sitting Room flows into the Dining Room from which doors open onto a sheltered terrace.
The huge, high-ceilinged family sitting and dining areas are collected around an open plan kitchen. This over-sized, flexible space can be arranged for large-scale gatherings which can spill outside through doors to the south, east and west.
The large and versatile Music / Garden Room enjoys double-door access onto its very own terrace and the West lawn. This space has been designed for options: it has its own washroom facilities and could be used for those seeking ground-floor independent living.
The Library includes hand-crafted oak shelves and a large screen for home cinema.
There is no better place on earth to work from home! With floor-to-ceiling windows to the south and east, the Office offers light and inspirational views. With 20 yards of stylish shelving, its own entrance and an Archive Room, this space makes an ideal base for one, two or three people.
The Master suite features a dressing area, stone-tiled bathroom with wet-room shower, a sitting area with its own balcony, and a 14 feet ceiling.
Two further double bedrooms enjoy en-suite facilities.
Three more double bedrooms each face the Water with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors onto a large balcony. These rooms share a family bathroom with bath and shower.
"Highfield House has one of the most remarkable views over Rutland Water, perfect family living in a most relaxing setting." Tim Phillips - Property agent
Grounds include the tennis court-sized Sports Bowl, half basketball court, professional-standard cricket nets and the 3-acre Field.
An extensive gravelled parking area sits at the end of the drive. There is garaging and cover for three cars and a smaller garage for other equipment.
The Studio over the Main Garage is a light and flexible space ideal for a gym, games room or work place.
The pretty village of Hambleton sits on the peninsula at the centre of Rutland Water, and offers stunning walks and easy access to cycling, sailing and fishing. The village is home to Michelin-starred Hambleton Hall Hotel and the well-known 18th Century pub, The Finch's Arms.
Rutland's market town, Oakham, is just five minutes from Highfield House and offers shopping, dining and rail services. Further afield are the historic towns of Stamford and Uppingham, and the cities of Leicester, Peterborough and Nottingham which provide for more extensive shopping and entertainment.
England's smallest county enjoys good connections by road and rail. Direct trains on the East Coast line to London take as little as 45 minutes and commuter services are within a 20-minute drive.
The area is renowned for its exceptional schooling; the public schools in Oakham, Uppingham and Oundle can be easily reached by day boys and girls living in the village.
EPC Rating - D
The market town of Oakham is just three miles down the hill and offers both shopping and rail services. A choice of direct trains to London is 20 minutes away at Corby station. Further afield are the pretty towns of Stamford and Uppingham, and the cities of Leicester, Peterborough and Nottingham which provide for more extensive shopping and entertainment. The area is renowned for its exceptional schooling; the public schools in Oakham, Uppingham and Oundle can be easily reached by day boys and girls living in the village. Sitting astride the peninsula at the centre of Rutland Water, the pretty village of Hambleton is a tranquil and undisturbed slice of rural England, offering stunning walks and access to cycling, sailing and fishing. The village is home to Michelin-starred Hambleton Hall Hotel and the well-known pub The Finch's Arms.
SERVICES & COUNCIL TAX
The property is offered to the market with all mains services and oil-fired central heating.
Council Tax Band H
6-8 Market Place Oakham Rutland LE15 6DT
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm