Remarkable Tithe Barn on 4 Acres in Warwickshire, UK Asks £3.65 Million

Knight Frank, Stratford-upon-Avon

Knight Frank, Stratford-upon-Avon

Remarkable Tithe Barn on 4 Acres in Warwickshire, UK Asks £3.65 Million

£3,650,000 | 12,185 Sq. Ft. | 6 Beds | 6 Baths | 3.98 Acres
Dorsington, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37, United Kingdom

Built as a modern twenty-first century folly, Highfield was commissioned by the late Felix Dennis who combined his passion for “Treasure Island” and his love of tithe barns to create a truly remarkable tithe barn. At the time of construction, Highfield was the biggest barn to be built of green oak for 300 years. Highfield is subdivided into three distinct structures; the main pool area with its aisles and arcades and two additional wings which have been tied into the main building. The north wing houses the bedroom, bathroom, changing area, solarium, sauna, steam room and laundry room. The south wing accommodates the kitchen, dining room, study and open gallery. The west elevation displays an almost alpine feel and there are fine pastoral views from the balcony.

Knight Frank, Stratford-upon-Avon

Below ground the basement houses an authentic Art Deco inspired cinema and bar and entertainment area and an impressive plant room which controls Highfield including high tech equipment for all of the major services – electrics, heating, filtration, lighting, security, telephone and air handling system – reside here alongside the underground parking area and turntable. The accommodation totals over 12,000 square feet and is fitted out to an exceptional standard by skilled craftsmen using the finest materials, such as Verona Italian marble and Lincoln sandstone, to create an “architectural adventure” displaying a vast array of artistic talent from the hand crafted mosaic designs in the pool to the clay mythical dragon on the main ridge and the exquisite shell panels that adorn the walls.

Knight Frank, Stratford-upon-Avon

Hardy climbers soften the red brick and timber weather boarding. Formal lawned areas surround the property with pathways and terraces constructed from a mixture of Ancaster stone, African slate and blue and buff Lincolnshire limestone. To the west of Highfield and adjoining the gardens and grounds is a large permanent pasture paddock. Highfields enjoys private and direct access via the orchard to the arboretum and the Heart of England Forest which covers 7,000 acres of ancient and new woodland with 1.8 million new trees plant in recent years. Situated to the north of Highfield and across the lane is a self-contained yard housing the back-up generator plant for Highfield alongside which is a most attractive oak framed barn measuring 9.3m x 5.5m (30’6” x 18’) under a cedar shingle roof. Currently serving as general purpose stores and gardener’s offices but could readily be used as additional garaging.

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The yard has numerous greenhouses, various ancillary stores, a further office and an area dedicated to the raising of young plants. The Orchard is located within the yard with apples, plum and pear trees. A pair of charming semi-detached thatched estate cottages beautifully presented set in mature gardens with garaging. Each property comprising: entrance porch, entrance hall, sitting room, conservatory, kitchen/dining room, landing, two double bedrooms and shower room. Garden, single garage and off street parking. Old Manor Lodge Cottages occupy a lovely garden setting and were extensively refurbished, modernised and embellished in 1992.

Knight Frank, Stratford-upon-Avon

Each cottage is beautifully presented with painted, rendered elevations beneath a decorative thatched roof. The cottages benefit from bespoke kitchens, handcrafted conservatories, high quality shower rooms and well laid out accommodation. Across the courtyard are the garages and plentiful hard standing for vehicles, all accessed from the lane through electrically operated decorative wrought iron gates. The gardens are established and set within yew hedges with areas of lawn, trees and shrubs and a pathway across the front of each cottage.


William Ward-Joneswilliam.ward-jones@knightfrank.com • +44 1789 206 951
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