Barrington Hall, A Palatial Georgian Mansion One Hour from London
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This Grade II Georgian-listed country home is elegantly situated in 41.25 acres of gardens, paddock and private parkland. Located nearby the lovely rural village of Hatfield Broad Oak, this estate offers fine country living within a one hour drive of London.
Notable features include fine fireplaces, high ceilings and exquisite detail to doors, joinery and plasterwork, particularly in the grand reception hall and main staircase. The home was also updated extensively, and has with an indoor swimming pool and a leisure complex (jacuzzi, steam rooms, spa) on the lower level. Outdoor amenities include equestrian facilities, an all-weather tennis court, and a heated pool and pool house. The Georgian mansion comes with a six-bedroom coach house, a two-bedroom cottage and two-bedroom apartment.
Barrington Hall was commissioned to be built by John Shales Barrington in 1735 as a long-term family seat, constructed in the Classic Georgian style by architect John Sanderson who built Stratton Park for the Duke of Bedford. It would take 20 years to finish the property and Barrington passed away before its completion; the house was not permanently occupied for over 120 years until 1863 when it passed to a distant relative.
The eminent and ambitious George Alan Lowndes had the house remodelled to reflect the neo-Jacobean style with architect Edward Browning, and he lived there until his death in 1904. The house was then purchased by the heir of a prominent Essex banking family, Alfred Gosling, whose family resided there until it was sold to the British Livestock Company in 1977.
It became the corporate headquarters for CPL Aromas, a family perfumery business, and was sold in 2014 to London-based developer Silvertown Properties who spend 3.5 years restoring the large country house to its former glory.