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2nd September, 2020

50 Shades of AGAs

50 Shades of AGAs

Traditional AGAs have been a status symbol of a country house since they were invented in 1922. The timeless design and impressive endurance of these heat-storage cookers mean they remain a popular choice for many homeowners. Staying on constantly, they kept a house warm as well as slow-roasting food to make it taste better than a traditional oven. In more modern times, they have evolved to include an 'off' switch, making them more environmentally friendly, and they now come in more colours than ever before. Here are some of our finest homes with AGA’s and AGA-style cookers in the heart of the home.

1. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 7 bedrooms

beautiful brick English country cottage home in countryside green windows

open plan kitchen breakfast family room traditional interiors exposed beams farmhouse

This detached Grade II Listed farmhouse is full of character and charm, set within grounds of one acre, with a further eight acres and outbuildings available by separate negotiation. Arranged over three floors, this home offers three reception rooms, a utility room, seven bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The exceptional open-plan kitchen, breakfast and family room boasts high ceilings, skylights and French doors to allow an abundance of natural light, as well as charming original beams, natural stone flooring, traditional kitchen cabinets and a vibrant red AGA.

2. Swithland, Leicestershire, 3 bedrooms

stone work village country home slate roof farmhouse in countryside

traditional large four door cream aga in english shaker kitchen putty paint wooden cabinets

Langton House is a charming Grade II Listed stone-built home under local Swithland slate set in a prime Charnwood village setting. Dating back to 1845, this home retains original features throughout, such as cast-iron lattice windows, while providing a surprisingly modern feel.

The kitchen itself is extremely spacious, featuring a four-oven AGA, hand-crafted cabinetry including an island, and natural stone flooring that extends to the entire ground floor with a matching stone staircase taking you to the first floor.

3. Antrobus, Cheshire, 6 bedrooms

luxury English manor house mansion country estate countryside

manor house traditional kitchen stone flooring aga dining table persian rug

Within an exquisite Cheshire estate of circa 10 acres of formal gardens and grounds, you will find this stunning, fully renovated Grade II Listed Georgian mansion with a number of additional residential properties.

The vast kitchen and dining room is part of a newly built extension, blending perfectly with the original house. Meticulously designed, this L-shaped room hosts a large AGA-style cooker sitting within a revealed brick Inglenook fireplace, as well as fittings for a further professional oven to the right -hand side of the room, ideal for those who have a live-in chef.

4. Shrawley, Worcestershire, 4 bedrooms

beautiful white brick English country cottage home with perfect gardens

close up deep navy blue AGA oven cooker

Bonefields Farm is an immaculate family home set in one acre of secluded gardens with a further 11 acres to include stables and barns, surrounded by views of stunning rural countryside. Within the home there are four reception rooms, a large family kitchen and four large bedrooms in the principal dwelling.

The well-appointed cream kitchen is of an impressive size and has many redeeming features including a wealth of cupboards with granite worktops, an island with a gas hob, dishwasher, large built- in fridge, a navy blue four oven AGA and French doors leading out to the garden.

5. Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire, 5 bedrooms

magnificent beautiful English manor house with landscaped gardens leafy frontage

traditional luxury English country manor home kitchen with chandeliers

Fauld Manor is a traditional country home nestled in just over two and a half acres of landscaped grounds featuring large ponds within the secluded countryside between the Staffordshire and Derbyshire borders.

In the main manor house, the breakfast kitchen features bespoke units and a dresser, as well as a large island surmounted with polished granite work surfaces. The kitchen offers a delightful social space for families, showcasing an oil-fired Alpha range cooker within a brickwork Inglenook fireplace.


6. Bearsted, Kent, 5 bedrooms

1930s white detached period home in countryside with bay windows

traditional english farmhouse family kitchen with aga terracotta floors

Rocklands is an imposing detached family home built in the early 1930s with a wealth of charming period features such as solid wood and herringbone floors, open fireplaces, oak wall panelling and stained-glass windows.

The welcoming kitchen is the busy hub of the home with bespoke fitted cabinets topped with wooden work surfaces, a Butler sink, a five-door AGA to provide warmth through the winter and an adjoining breakfast room.

7. Carlisle, Cumbria, 4 bedrooms

beautiful country home with landscaped gardens and white gates

black four door AGA cooker with shimmery purple tile splashback in traditional shaker kitchen

This outstanding family residence provides ample space for entertaining in three reception rooms and multiple terrace areas with beautifully landscaped gardens and uninterrupted countryside views towards the Pennines.

The spacious, lofty open-plan kitchen and breakfast room features bespoke Kirkland of Kendal kitchen cabinetry with an AGA and integrated appliances. The stone floors, walls and furniture are presented in warm, neutral tones and the black AGA pairs with the smooth, black granite worktop on the island perfectly, while the splashback tiles offer a shimmer of purple to add personality to this space.

8. Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, 6 bedrooms

amazing luxury Victorian period house with Eaton style fountain in courtyard

luxury bespoke Clive Christian designer kitchen and chandelier in Victorian house

Briarwood Manor is one of the original Victorian properties built on Four Oaks Park on a plot of just under two acres. Through private gates, guests are greeted by an Eaton-style fountain before entering through an elegant entrance hall. The property offers three bathrooms, six bedrooms, an office, three magnificent reception rooms including a cinema room, and an opulent kitchen and breakfast room.

A Clive Christian designer kitchen complete with a central island and AGA leads effortlessly to a breakfast room, snug and stunning octagonal orangery which permits access to the rear terrace and landscaped gardens beyond.

9. Colchester, Essex, 5 bedrooms

huge luxury manor house with amazing garden and pebble path

white cream AGA in Inglenook fireplace in traditional unpainted shaker kitchen

This substantial family home is set in private grounds approaching 76 acres, with a nine-hole golf course, a full-size tennis court, a range of outbuildings, a lake and a grass landing strip. Ashington Lodge occupies an enviable position in the commuter village of Aldham with a stunning backdrop over the Colne Valley.

In addition to five generous reception rooms, this home provides a spacious family kitchen and breakfast room with traditional, unpainted, wooden cabinets and a large cream-coloured AGA cooker.

10. Warwick, Warwickshire, 5 bedrooms

beautiful white country village three storey cottage with pretty bushes

black six door AGA cooker in english shaker kitchen

This charming Grade II Listed double- fronted townhouse is in the heart of Warwick town centre with views of Warwick Castle, offering five bedrooms, a kitchen-diner and four reception rooms including a sitting room, study, family room and orangery extension.

Previously a drawing room, the kitchen-diner sits at the front of the home, boasting natural stone tiles with underfloor heating, shaker kitchen cabinets painted in a muted colour and an island for family to gather around. A black, four-oven AGA sits proudly between cabinets, to match the black granite worktops.

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