Friday, 26 February 2016

On the market… Making an entrance

There are few better ways to show grandeur than with an impressive staircase in your home, says Melonie Clarke

Written by Melonie Clarke
1 Onslow Road, Burwood Park, Walton-on-Thames: £4,950,000

Approached via a private driveway, this sevenbedroom/ bathroom new build offers 8,370sq ft over three floors, including staff accommodation. The spiral staircase is made of dark American wood. 

John D Wood & Co, Weybridge: 01932-842323,

2 Portland House, Wolsingham, County Durham: £1,995,000


This splendid country mansion has five bedrooms, a swimming pool (with steam and shower rooms), a gym and a casino/bar/cinema room. Outside you’ll find decking, a pizza oven and a barbecue lodge.

Finest Properties, Corbridge: 01434-622234,

3 Headley Hall, Epsom, Surrey: £4,950,000


This Grade II-listed 18th-century property has eight bedrooms and six reception rooms and sits in 43 acres of land. It’s elegantly proportioned, with high ceilings and many period features.

Strutt & Parker, Country Department: 020-7629 7282,

4 19 Clarence, Royal William Yard, Plymouth: £435,000


This Grade I-listed, three-floor apartment enjoys direct access to the quay, with views of the water from every floor. It has two bedrooms (the master has a balcony) and a cantilevered, granite spiral staircase.

Atwell Martin, Plymouth: 01752-202121,

5 Burford Place, Picketts Hill, Hampshire: £4,250,000


A spacious sevenbedroom home with five reception rooms, six bathrooms and a cinema room. The entrance hall with double-height atrium is tiled, and framed with a walnut staircase. The surrounding grounds are ideal for horses.

Strutt & Parker, Farnham: 01252-821102,

6 Elmbrae, Torquay, Devon: £1,450,000


An immaculate Victorian seaside villa surrounded by landscaped gardens. There are five bedrooms (one en suite), and features include original sash windows and fireplaces.

Marchand Petit, Totnes: 01803-847979,

7 Empingham, Oakham, Rutland: £950,000


This attractive barn conversion dates back to the 1900s and is built of local stone. There are four bedrooms – the master has an en-suite and a dressing room – and a double garage.

Fine & Country, Stamford: 01780-750200,

8 Mears Ashby Hall, Mears Ashby, Northamptonshire: £4,500,000


Mainly Jacobean with Victorian extensions, this magnificent Grade II*-listed, eightbedroom country home is noted in Pevsner’s Buildings Of England. The staircase in the ornate Griffin Hall has carved armorial bearings in the form of griffins.

John D Wood & Co, Oxford: 01865-311522,

9 South Hall, Matfen, Northumberland: £1,250,000


A handsome Grade II*- listed Georgian property with six bedrooms in 5.7 acres of land. Features include a fine staircase with beautiful marquetry and a Venetian window, cornicing, fireplaces and rusticated quoins.

Finest Properties, Corbridge: 01434-622234,

10 The Beeches, Warminster, Wiltshire: £900,000


A four-bedroom detached Victorian property in a rural setting. Among its original features are high ceilings with cornicing, sash windows, fireplaces, an open banister staircase and mosaic tiles in the entrance hall.

Woolley & Wallis, Shaftesbury: 01747-852242,

11 Kenway Road, Earls Court: £3,150,000


This cosy four-bedroom family home has been extensively redesigned and refurbished. Highlights include a slate fireplace, a bespoke kitchen with marble worktops and a secluded patio garden.

Faron Sutaria: 020-7835 1577,

12 The Chalet House, Thornbury, Bristol: £1,950,000


Sitting in seven acres, this has seven bedrooms and four reception rooms. It has been refurbished to a high standard, with underfloor heating and double glazing as well as a leisure wing including an indoor pool.

Fine & Country, Bristol: 0117-946 1946,

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