Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, England
An exceptional brick country manor set on a lush 42 acre estate in Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex can be yours for £15,000,000. It’s known as Barrington Hall and rises three-storeys with a red brick exterior, balustraded parapet and a number of ornamental shaped Dutch gables. The nearly 30,000 square foot residence was designed by architect John Sanderson and construction started in 1734 for John Shales Barrington. Barrington never moved into the mansion and died a recluse without children. It remained uncompleted and unoccupied for over 120 years until it was inherited in 1863 by George Lowndes, a distant relative of the Barringtons, who commissioned architect Edward Browning to completely redesign the house into a new Jacobean Manor. A popular and generous man, George Lowndes remained at Barrington Hall until his death in 1904. Barrington Hall was purchased by a young Alfred Gosling, a member of another prominent Essex family and banking dynasty. The Gosling’s lived at Barrington Hall until 1977 until the house was sold into commercial use to the British Livestock Company. The property was then purchased as a headquarter building by Terrence Pickthall for his family perfumery business CPL Aromas which grew into a market leader aided by the splendid surroundings of Barrington Hall. Silvertown Properties acquired Barrington Hall from the Pickthall family in 2014 and commenced a comprehensive refurbishment back to a grand residence. Barrington Hall is now prepared for its next 100-year chapter and awaits a distinctive future. The manor spans nearly 30,000 square feet with an impressive portico hall with stone staircase leading to a double height grand reception hall. Interior details include large windows, oak herringbone floors, period marble fireplaces, ornate plaster ceilings and an impressive oak staircase. There is a formal dining hall that can seat up to 24, a chef’s kitchen and an indoor pool on the lower level.
Constructed at the same time as Barrington Hall, the property also includes the original coach house that was converted in the mid-1980s into a secondary residential building with dining and living rooms, an open kitchen and six bedrooms. The grounds also include a two-bedroom cottage, a garaging block, ornamental lake with boat house, exceptional formal gardens and mature trees, a new all weather tennis court and equestrian facilities such as a stable yard with 6 boxes, tack room and a number of paddocks. Barrington Hall is on the market for £15,000,000 with Tim Phillips of Savills.