An historic family house with cottage in a superb position overlooking the Kilnsey lakes.
Kilnsey Old Hall is Listed Grade II* and is an impressive stone building with a stone slate roof dating back to the mid-17th Century. The property has been subject to an extensive programme of refurbishment and improvement over recent years and won the title of ‘Best Conversion’ in the ydnpa Buildings Design Awards in 2004. All the rooms are presented to a high standard of decoration.
Of particular note are the main reception rooms which include a generous dining room with oak flooring, a large fireplace at the head with a wood burning stove. There are exposed beams within the dining room as well as the adjacent sitting room which has decorative plasterwork dating back to the 17th Century. Both these rooms have superb views over the surrounding countryside. The kitchen lies to the west of the house and has views over the Kilnsey Park Lakes, is farmhouse style and set around a Belfast sink and a white two oven, two hob Aga.
On the first floor there are 3 en suite bedrooms, the most impressive having a high vaulted ceiling. The views from the first floor are breathtaking. There is also a former pigeon loft which is used as an office/spare bedroom at the top of a secondary staircase. A fourth en-suite bedroom lies on the lower ground floor. There is a dressing room adjacent. In addition, there is an office and a utility room beside the back door.
To the rear of the main house and with a separate access is the Chapel, a beautifully converted cottage used for guest accommodation. This building has an immaculately presented bedroom/sitting area. On the ground floor is a kitchen/dining area and bathroom. The contents, furniture, fixtures and fittings within this building can be included in the sale.
The gardens at Kilnsey Old Hall are a credit to the current owners and have been improved and enhanced over the years. The formal gardens surround three sides of the house with a generous parking area adjacent to the stone steps that lead to the front door. A pretty courtyard is formed by the house, high retaining walls, the garage and the gate house. The gardens give way to more informal grounds with over 2 acres of grazing land, paddock and recently planted woodland beyond.