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Castle Hill House, Castle Street, Tutbury, Staffordshire

Guide price £1,250,000

A generously proportioned seven bedroomed house in an historic location within the village of Tutbury, offering a great range of period features within very well presented accommodation.

  • Reception hall, staircase hall and 4 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room and utility room, 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms
  • Annexe with kitchen, sitting room and 2 en suite bedrooms
  • About 7,549 sq ft (GIA) plus cellars of about 2,200 sq ft (some restricted ceiling heights)
  • Gardens extending to about 0.5 acres
  • Outbuildings for general domestic storage
  • Gravel driveway for several vehicles
  • Planning permission for a garage building with first floor accommodation
  • Potential for use as a private house, as a venue for short-term let accommodation, or for multiple uses, subject to consents

Castle Hill House is a fascinating house of great character and is beautifully presented throughout, great care and attention has been taken to preserve the superb character of the building. The property is of red brick construction under tiled roofs with sash fenestration to the front south east facing elevation. The original Georgian structure was dramatically extended in the early Victorian era and features stone mullion windows, particularly prominent chimney stacks, and a grand entrance portico with impressive stone pilasters, arches, and pediments and an attractive intricate terracotta freeze.

The northerly elevation shows Georgian and Victorian building influences and on the northerly corner of the house, there is a section in the Tudor vernacular. This is a wonderfully light house benefitting from high ceilings, deep windows, and fascinating architectural design elements throughout. There are a number of attractive archways and first-class cornice and fine moulded corbels. There is some superb carpentry, notably a grand staircase with turned spindles and carved newel posts with mahogany handrails. Above this staircase, a fantastic clear glass cupola floods the hallway with light, and on the half landing is a superb mullioned stained glass window. In the Georgian part of the house is a most elegant gently turned staircase, with simple spindles and hand rail sitting under a wonderful domed cupola. There are a number of good limestone chimney pieces.

The extensive accommodation of about 7,549 sq ft (gross internal area) (excluding cellars) offers the opportunity to own a substantial private house, or alternatively to look at income generation; the current owners have run the property for a number of years as a successful venue with short-term let accommodation. In addition, a split use may work well including a principal dwelling, let accommodation, and office space in addition (subject to any necessary consents).

A fine matt Minton style checkerboard floor extends through the reception hall. Off the hall, there are three formal reception rooms. The delightful drawing room offers lovely views over the gardens from a projecting square bay window. The dining room is divided with pillars, pilasters and high arches, there are good views of the Castle walls. The hand finished breakfast kitchen is complete with granite work surfaces and a good range of floor and wall mounted units. A travertine floor extends through the kitchen and into the staircase hall and the utility room, study and store room.

Steps lead down to the generous cellars with thralls, a good wine cellar and storage rooms. The cellars extend to approximately 2262 sq ft (gross internal area) with some restricted ceiling heights.

On the first floor there are five bedrooms in the Victorian part of the house. Three of the bedrooms are complete with en suite shower rooms with marble wall and floor tiles. A short flight of stairs leads up to the master bedroom. This particularly attractive room has windows on two elevations and is adjacent to a smaller bedroom that would serve well as a dressing room. There is also a bathroom on this level making a suite of rooms that work well as a master bedroom suite.

In the Georgian part of the house, are two further bedrooms; one with an en suite bath/shower room and one with an en suite bathroom. Both bathrooms are finished in a similar style with marble floor and wall tiles.

Off the rear hall is an excellent self-contained cottage extending to circa 1152 sq ft, a dining kitchen and sitting room, with a fireplace and woodburner. On the first floor is a bedroom with en suite bathroom, and on the second floor is a second bedroom with en suite shower room. Externally, a courtyard can be accessed from the kitchen, and this in turn can be accessed from
the garden, a door leading back into the main accommodation of the house, or from the street.

Extending to just over half an acre, the generous and private gardens at Castle Hill House are extensively walled. The majority of the gardens are to the west and north east of the property and are laid to lawn with shrubbery borders.

An attractive blue brick pathway bordered by low walling leads to a terraced area the south east edge is bordered by a heavy balustrade and copings. Double gates lead from the public highway onto a large gravelled driveway providing parking for a number of vehicles.

To the front of the property, the entrance portico is flanked by broad stone slabs and railings with shrubbery borders immediately adjacent to the house.

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