barrington hall

This 42-acre country pile is your new dream home

Do you fantasise about escaping the hustle and bustle of the city? We've found just the place you were looking for...

Situated in the beautiful countryside surrounding Hatfield Broad Oak, this stunning property offered by Knight Frank was redesigned in 1863 by renowned architects J & J Sanderson and offers everything you could possibly want from the ultimate country escape. An archetypal example of a large country pile, Barrington Hall features fine fireplaces, high ceilings and exquisite detail to doors and internal joinery.

Upon entering you are greeted by a stone staircase which leads to an exceptional double-height great hall. From this you’ll find a drawing room with a period fireplace and mullioned windows overlooking the lake. To the east of the great hall is a beautifully proportioned library which then leads through to the dining room. Adjoining the inner hall is the sitting room and arches into the kitchen with doors flowing out onto the extensive terrace.

barrington hall

A magnificent staircase leads to a first floor gallery landing overlooking the great hall. Landing doors lead to the master bedroom suite with two bathrooms, one with extensive built in wardrobes and a separate spacious dressing room. There are two further bedroom suites as well as two bedrooms sharing a family bathroom. A door at the far east of the landing gives access to the two bedroom apartment. The second floor has two further bedrooms, a bathroom and a large living area with cloakroom. Above the apartment is an open plan split-level games room/reception room.

Barrington Hall is approached over a long gravel driveway through mature woodland. To the east of the house is a courtyard with a swimming pool, which is a perfect entertaining area with the tennis court lying just beyond. The ornamental lake sits due south of the house with a boathouse and a private Cabu. There is also a stable yard, tack room, outdoor manége and a number of paddocks. To the east of the house sits the coach house and bungalow — offering perfect extra accommodation during a big weekend gathering or festive soiree.

Location information...

Barrington Hall sits in a delightful spot on the Essex/Hertfordshire border, set within its own 42 acres with good communications to London, international airports and major road links for either the M25 or M11. The nearby village of Hatfield Broad Oak offers a local rural lifestyle with a post office, shop and two pubs.

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Key stats...

  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • 42 Acres (17.0 Hectares)
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Garden
  • Land
  • Listed
  • Secondary accommodation
  • Stabling
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court

Asking price: £15 million

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