A large versatile house in glorious landscaped gardens and parkland.
Fryerning Court is a merger of two properties: Fryerning Court and Fryerning Cottage, which are thoughtfully linked with a glazed garden room. The property is discreetly located behind a wall of mature trees approached through a horseshoe driveway.
Fryerning Court is approached over a fine reception hall overlooked by a galleried landing and lit by six full-height glazed doors which open onto a rear terrace. At the front of the property is a fitted home office overlooking the front gardens with a door to the gardens at the side of the house. On the opposite side of the hall lies a good sized family room with deep windows overlooking the front gardens and glazed doors opening into the kitchen. A lovely, light sitting room is located at the rear of the house with windows and doors onto the formal gardens and incorporates a raised, modern fireplace. The kitchen has been cleverly designed with a minimalist, contemporary feel. Extensive storage is provided behind a wall of gloss-fronted units with contrasting base units finished in walnut with polished granite tops, which contrast with the white stone flooring. There is a Miele integrated oven, integrated dishwasher and fridge. Six full-height windows and double doors open onto a garden terrace, ideal for al fresco dining.
A glazed garden room, 33.2' x 17.5', provides a link into a former cottage providing versatile space, which includes a library, large utility room, gym, ground floor shower and cloakroom and a purpose built kitchen for al fresco dining together with two first floor bedrooms, one with its own en suite
On the first floor of the principal house there is a lovely, light-filled landing overlooking the gardens, grounds and countryside beyond. The principal bedroom suite occupies the whole of the south wing of the house providing a good sized bedroom, 22.10' x 14.3', with double doors onto a delightful balcony overlooking the property's grounds. A large en suite bathroom with adjoining dressing room is accessed directly from the bedroom. There are three further double bedrooms, two with independent en suites, and a fourth bedroom with a Jack and Jill facility.
The gardens to the front of the house are predominantly lawned, bordered by a driveway and planted with mature trees providing privacy from the lane. At the rear of the house, which enjoys a south and south-easterly aspect, is a series of terraces which immediately adjoin the formal gardens. The gardens are principally divided into three areas. The first, immediately behind the cottage, is a shaded woodland glade incorporating a sunken water feature and established shrub borders. The garden is discreetly positioned with night-time lighting creating a lovely atmospheric area. Behind the principal house is a substantial terrace with inset lighting planted with box hedging and a variety of evergreen and deciduous specimen shrubs and trees providing lovely colour tones and textures. To the south is a very private area of garden incorporating an in-ground heated swimming pool surrounded by paving and a large terrace, which joins onto a loggia designed in the theme of a Chinese tea house featuring a semi-vaulted, part-glazed roof and glazed sliding walls. Behind is the filtration unit for the pool. A tennis court stands on the far southern boundary, hard-surfaced and enclosed by full-height fencing. The majority of the land lies to the south and south east, an extensive area of parkland planted with a variety of mature evergreen trees. The area also includes two natural ponds and a collection of former stables.
Services: Gas, electricity and drainage.
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.
Note: Photographs taken 2016.
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For me this house has it all - a rural feel yet close to road and rail links to London. Surrounding the house are some of the finest stretches of countryside in the county.Stephen White