Fisherwick Wood Lane, Whittington
- 6 bedrooms
- 3 receptions
- 3 bathrooms
A truly outstanding Grade II Listed building with a remarkable history. In 1758, Arthur Chichester, Marquess of Donegal, purchased Fisherwick Hall, an Elizabethan building which had been the home of the Skeffington family. He had the old hall demolished in 1766 and a new house was completed by 1774, surrounded by a Lancelot 'Capability' Brown landscape. Sadly, the rather infamous Marquis lost it all to pay gambling debts, selling the whole estate to R B Howard a few short decades later, who ploughed up the grounds and felled the hall and most of its remnants in 1818. The house that now stands on the site was originally the rather grand stable block and servants quarters and was bought by the Holgate family in 1988 and underwent a full renovation and transformation in to the truly exceptional family home we see today. Further generations of the family have since benefitted from ownership and have continued to update and maintain the house in a stylish manner with the main house now extending to nearly 5,500 square feet. The extensive and flexible family accommodation is laid out over two floors with a hugely impressive entrance hall and gallery landing connecting the spaces. If all this wasn't impressive enough the real treats actually lie outside with approximately four acres of formal gardens with elegant patio seating areas, a heated outdoor swimming pool, floodlit all weather tennis court, triple garage and store room, extensive courtyard parking and vegetable gardens. The overwhelming package on offer is then completed by the most idyllic of rural locations neighbouring Fisherwick Lakes & Woods, which is only 1 mile away from Whittington itself.
The ground floor is accessed via a vestibule entrance which leads in to the elegant entrance hall providing a guest cloakroom. The vast kitchen has both an Aga Range and electric oven with gas hob and leads in to a more functional utility. The formal dining room must have entertained thousands over the years and is perfectly positioned to enjoy the symmetry of the gardens and there is a more comfortable and relaxed feel to the drawing room and garden/family room. The ground floor is completed by the conservatory that may need a little TLC but the wonderfully bright space with a striking tiled floor provides the perfect link to the outside entertaining and sports areas.
Entrance Hallway • Formal Dining Room • Drawing Room • Guest Cloakroom • Large Kitchen Diner With LPG Fired Aga & Separate Electric Oven • Large Boot Room & Utility • Garden / Family Room • Orangery Style Conservatory
The first floor is equally impressive with a split double gallery landing with library area and five ample bedrooms two served by luxury shower rooms, an opulent family bathroom and study/bedroom six. There is also an attractive spiral staircase at the far end of the landing which descends elegantly in to the family room.
• Split Gallery Landing (accessed via two separate staircases) • Open Study / Library Area • Principal Bedroom Suite • En Suite Shower Room • Second Bedroom Suite • En Suite Shower Room • Bedroom Three • Bedroom Four • Bedroom Five • Luxury Family Bathroom • Study / Bedroom Six
WHY WE LOVE THIS HOUSE...
We enjoy waking each morning and the beautiful countryside views from our bedroom window. A highlight of summer is entertaining family and friends on the sunny terrace - a BBQ followed by a swim in the pool and maybe a nightcap as we watch the sun set over the lakes. A family bike ride to The Plough with our dogs is always a pleasure. In winter, we like to have friends over for a Sunday roast, with the open fire roaring in the dining room. We have countless happy memories of the good times here. Fisherwick has been the perfect family home to four generations of our family, and we hope the next owners are lucky enough to do the same.
GROUNDS & GARDENS
If the house wasn't impressive enough, the real treat actually lies outside with simply stunning gardens which have been professionally designed and lovingly tended by the current owners for many years.
Formal Manicured Gardens Extending To Approximately 4 Acres • A Number Of Patio Seating Areas • Sun Terrace With Heated Swimming Pool & Retracting Safety Cover • All Weather Floodlit Tennis Court • Spa Room With Changing Facilities (spa not working) • Courtyard Driveway With Extensive Parking • Detached Triple Garage & Store • Vegetable Garden