Bedrooms: 4+ Bedroom
Property type: House
Date available : 03/10/2021
Amenities: Air Conditioning , Balcony , Exercise Room , Fireplace , Parking , Pool , Yard
Set on three acres with stunning south-facing ocean views in a prime central location, Spanish Grange is a substantial family estate with a stylish 1940s soul. Once the home of English playwright Sir Terence Rattigan, the property's bricked entrance courtyard with its fountain and pink bougainvillea blossoms exudes a blend of Bermudian and Mediterranean charm. The foyer's original black and white marble floor, arched French doors, convex ceiling and Bermuda cedar staircase create an elegant first impression, as do the lovely hardwood floors in the firelit living room and dining room. Room scale at Spanish Grange is generous; and the terra cotta-tiled kitchen with center island, commercial appliances and the adjoining breakfast room with raised fireplace are no exception. The cedar-panelled library offers a welcoming fireplace as well as sea views, and also connects to the custom-made media room. Other main floor amenities includes a home gym with steam shower en suite, a 'double' laundry, a wet bar, and one-bedroom apartment. Upstairs, the master bedroom suite includes a sitting room, a bedroom opening to a crescent balcony and immense ocean and estate views, three walk-in closets, and a luxurious bathroom with free-standing bathtub. Four additional bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, complete the upper floor. An active family will appreciate the tennis court with a shady pavilion and changing room, as well as the swimming pool, which also benefits from a pavilion with wet bar. The Spanish Grange grounds brim with interesting plantings, citrus trees and terraced plant beds serviced by an irrigation system. There are many benefits to Spanish Grange's Knapton Hill location. Somersfield Academy, Saltus Cavendish Junior School, Harrington Sound Primary and Harrington Hundreds (one of Bermuda's premier grocers) are within moments of the home, as is John Smith's Bay Beach and Spital Pond Nature Reserve. The City of Hamilton is just a 10 - 15 minute drive to the west.