Breakspear House is a truly magnificent 17th century manor house, which has undergone a detailed restoration and conversion to create just nine elegant apartments. Set in acres of ancient woodland and gardens, these unique properties offer exceptional accommodation in an inspirational environment.
Breakspear House is a Grade l Listed building, meaning any restoration must reach the most exacting standards, matching the original materials and features as closely as is practicably possible. The restoration work carried out has therefore been a long and meticulous process, employing only specialist companies and master craftsman accustomed to working with heritage buildings. By using time-honoured methods and traditional materials, we have respected the character and history of the house and retained much of its aura, whilst creating within it beautiful homes of the most luxurious modern standard.
The restoration entailed:
- Repairing the stained glass, some of which dates from the 16th century
- Sash windows, many of which were added in the 1770s, have been repaired and re-balanced
- Leaded lights of the crittal windows have been repaired with custom-made glass
- The two double-storey bays on the southern side have been completely refurbished. These were added in c.1840 and are considered to be one of the finest features of the house
- Lead rainwater pipes with the partridge emblem have been specially commissioned to match the originals
- The spectacular mosaic floor in the entrance hall, probably dating to the 1840s, has been expertly renovated
- Fireplaces, some from the Ashby Partridge extension of the mid 19th century and others from the Tarleton era, have been restored to full working order
- The original plasterwork, including ceiling roses, cornices and door headers, has been carefully returned to its former glory
- Exterior stonework has been refurbished and the whole of the roof re-tiled with original tiles