Stunning architect designed family home with a contemporary living arrangement, enjoying secluded grounds of 1.4 acres in a highly desirable location
This architect-designed house was built just over four years ago and provides a beautiful family home with a contemporary living arrangement, having been finished to the highest of standards throughout. The property enjoys secluded grounds of 1.4 acres, set at the end of a private drive. The main house provides four reception areas in addition to the large, vaulted kitchen, four bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. There is also an oak-framed garden house, nestled into the hillside that provides unique guest accommodation. The main house is finished in reclaimed bricks with hand-made wooden windows in keeping with a farmhouse feel.
Steps descend from the driveway to a delightful walled courtyard area with formal gardens and on to the entrance door to the west elevation. On entry there is a breath-taking 34ft kitchen under a vaulted ceiling with oak trusses, a limestone tiled floor and impressive glazed elevations to the south and west. The handmade kitchen incorporates a range of contemporary base and wall units with a mixture of granite and hardwood work surfaces, a central chef's island with breakfast bar and a large dresser unit with two wine coolers. Additional fitted appliances include a five-oven, Total Control electric Aga, a dishwasher and a built-in Fisher & Paykel fridge freezer.
A utility room affords further kitchen units, a Belfast sink, a Smeg electric oven and a five-burner Smeg hob. Leading on from the utility, the boot room provides further storage in floor-to-ceiling units and the plant room.
A light and airy snug adjoins the kitchen, with a charming seating area, solid oak flooring, half height panelling, a contemporary log burner and two sets of French doors out to the rear. A large, bright, dual-aspect drawing room, currently being used as a games room adjoins the snug, featuring solid oak flooring, french windows to the patio and a bi-fold door out to the rear.
The generous entrance hall with half height panelling and limestone flooring is accessible off both the kitchen diner and the external courtyard, providing entry to the formal, double fronted sitting room with views across the garden. There is a Chesney gas log burner with limestone surround and mantel. Also off the entrance hall is a ground-floor W.C and a well-proportioned, dual-aspect study.
Stairs ascend from the entrance hall to a spacious, vaulted first floor landing, off which there are three generous double bedrooms with modern en-suite shower rooms, and one boasting a mezzanine level. The superb master suite spans the full depth of the property with an impressive vaulted ceiling. The suite includes a dressing room with fitted wardrobe and drawer units and a well-appointed five-piece en-suite bathroom, fitted with a freestanding bath, a walk-in shower enclosure, W.C and a vanity unit with countertop his and hers' hand basins.
The Garden House
This delightful oak outbuilding enjoys a peaceful position, nestled in the grounds to the rear of the main house. The interior is predominately open plan with a vaulted sitting room / kitchen with exposed oak trusses and two sets of French doors out to the front. There is ample space within the sitting area to accommodate a dining table, whilst the kitchen also features a breakfast bar area, high gloss white base units, beech work surfaces, two fridges, an electric oven and a stainless steel inset sink. The double bedroom has views over the Garden House's own secluded patio and the garden. The bathroom is fitted with a walk-in shower, a vanity hand basin, a low level W.C.
A gravel laid drive leads off Old Road to the electrically operated entry gates and on to the extensive block paved parking area. The drive extends down to the lower patio area with a turning circle at the bottom. An oak framed triple garage provides secure parking with two sets of doors and one open bay. There are generous log store and bin stores to the rear of the garage. The garage has 40m2 of first floor space with attractive dormers, accessed via the external oak staircase, which is currently used as a gym. However, there is the potential for this space to be used as annexe accommodation subject to the necessary planning consents.
A fantastic limestone terrace flows seamlessly from the kitchen, providing a delightful entertaining and recreational space with an external bar, a central globe pod and walled gardens. A second limestone patio to the rear of the property is accessible from the snug and the drawing room, enjoying views across the garden. The remainder of the grounds are laid to lawn with mature trees dotted throughout and a hedged boundary.
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Stunning contemporary family home with additional garden house set in landscaped private grounds in highly sought after areaClare Bingham