Trunley Heath Road, Bramley
A fascinating Grade II* Listed period house of 14th Century origins set within delightful gardens on the edge of Bramley.
Unstead Manor is a fascinating and architecturally important Grade II* Listed period house believed to date from the 14th century with later additions. It is steeped in history and has welcomed many distinguished guests. Whilst predominantly timber framed the elevations are of brick and bargate stone under a clay tiled and Horsham stone roof. Internally the property benefits from a wealth of period features such as a magnificent vaulted drawing room with exposed crown post timbers, galleried landing and beautiful mullioned windows a feeling of the past is all around you.
The house, without question, lends itself to entertaining, the wonderful dining room is ideally positioned close to the kitchen, lending itself to modern day living. A family room, boot room and utility all complement and support this unique family home.
The Upper floors are separated into two wings. The first wing is accessed via a main staircase on the southern side of the building, a first floor landing gives access to two doubles bedrooms (one en-suite shower room). The second floor hosts a further double bedroom with dressing area and full en-suite bathroom. The second wing is accessed from the drawing room and leads to a spacious landing with fitted storage cupboards and an attractive window overlooking the grounds. From here you can access the gallery overlooking the drawing room, a further double bedroom and family bathroom. The second floor hosts a study/5th bedroom (restricted head height) and an attic storage room.
A detached former Granary has been lovingly converted to create ancillary accommodation with one large principal room and separate WC and shower facilities. The current owners use it as a home office.
Of note are the beautiful landscaped grounds and gardens, comprising lawned areas, flagged stone terraces, box hedging, rose beds and herbaceous borders. The gardens are inspired by Gertrude Jeykll. A delightful courtyard perfect for evening entertaining looks across to a newly constructed vegetable garden. A tennis court and triple garage completes the picture of these unique grounds and gardens. Rarely do we see solar panels installed at these historic homes, and yet, Unstead Manor draws much of the energy needed to run the house and gardens from this 21st century method.
Unstead Manor is approached via a shared gravel driveway into a spacious forecourt with generous parking. It also has a second entrance at the rear of the property leading to more parking and a triple garage.
- Entrance lobby, vaulted drawing room with gallery, dining room, family room,
- Kitchen, breakfast room, utility room, boiler room, downstairs cloakroom
- Four/five bedrooms, Two bathrooms one en suite and one shower en suite
- Detached former Granary providing guest bedroom/office and en suite shower room.
- Detached barn style triple garage, timber outbuildings, solar panel array installed in 2015.
- Landscaped gardens and grounds inspired by Gertrude Jekyll incorporating a hard tennis court
- In all about 1.3 acres