Grade I listed Queen Anne house
Approx. 37 acres in all
lakes and woodland
modelled on the original Buckingham Palace
three cottages and outbuildings
Bedford mainline station to London St Pancras approx. 40 minutes
Built in 1710 for the aristocratic Orlebar family and modelled on the original Buckingham Palace, Hinwick House is a grand Grade I listed Queen Anne country house set in 38 acres of magnificent parkland.
Hinwick House has served as a private family residence for the last 302 years and the estate consists of the Queen Anne Main House spread over 3 floors with over 20 bedrooms, the Victorian Wing, the Stables, 3 Turret Cottages, the Great Hall, 2 ornamental lakes, a deer park, a magnificent clock tower, a period walled garden and an ancient dovecote.
Originally built for Richard Orlebar and his wife Diana Astry, the Hinwick House and estate has recently undergone a extensive detailed restoration and has now been returned to its former glory as a magnificent family home.
Hinwick House is now on the market for only the Fourth time in three hundred years, having come to the end of an extensive renovation and restoration program by the current owner.
Hinwick House is approached from the northern boundary through automated iron gates that hang on stone pillars leading to a gravel drive that arrives to a large turning area at the eastern elevation of the house. Hinwick House is a Grade I Listed architectural triumph. The principal part is built of finely coarsed Ketton and Weldon limestone rubble with ashlar dressings and is built over three floors with extensive cellars. There are a number of fine architectural features including the large carved pediment on the south elevation and the ornate architrave featuring the Orlebar family crest that envelopes the front door.
The front door opens to the Morning Room with high ceilings, York flagstone flooring, two large stone fireplaces and doors that lead off. The principal part of the house has extremely fine reception rooms including a beautiful Drawing Room with five sash windows, and with doors leading to the Morning Room, West Hall and Library. The library is partly oak panelled with built-in bookcases and French doors to the terrace to the west. The main staircase in the West Hall is a magnificent piece of joinery and is attributed to Daniel Wyman, whilst much of the house's decorative plasterwork is attributed to John Woolston - Both men were highly regarded for their respective trades in their time.
The magnificent cantilevered staircase sweeps gently up from the West Hall to a gallery landing on the first floor. Both the first and second floors boast excellent bedroom accommodation, all with views of different parts of the Estate. In all, there are 12 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms over the two upper floors, with an additional kitchen and family/media room on the top floor.
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