Classically designed country house overlooking its own parkland of 7 acres with spectacular views. Lifestyle home with expansive terraces, swimming pool, tennis court. Perfect for Crossrail.
This most elegant detached property is well situated in a prominent setting within its own grounds of about seven acres, with the distinct feeling of a small country estate. The property was designed and built by the current owner in 1990 and is of a classical design, with a handsome and pleasingly symmetrical double-fronted façade with a wing to either side housing extensive garaging. With its pedimented elevations and sash windows it has a timeless appearance and character. The vendors designed the home and appointed it in a traditional yet stylish manner, yet it retains ample scope for a buyer to implant their own style and internal finishes.
With over 5,600 square foot of space across two floors the accommodation is very spacious, while the large windows throughout flood the interiors with natural light. The layout of the home has been thoughtfully designed and is ideal for entertaining with a good balance of both formal and informal reception rooms.
The ground floor accommodation is accessed via a spacious and welcoming entrance hallway which leads to the principle reception spaces: to the southeast a grand drawing room, the west a family sitting room and to the east a formal dining room. Off these spaces there is additional accommodation by way of an impressive snooker room and a spacious library. The kitchen is situated ideally to take advantage of the views and access out to the pool and tennis court area. This spacious room connects to the utility room and through into the garage/workshop.
On the first floor, the principal bedroom is very spacious being 20 foot square, with a dual aspect to the rear and side providing commanding views over the park like grounds. Two Juliet balconies are best positioned to provide a stunning vista towards Clivedon House on the horizon of the Hedsor escarpment. There is a large en suite bathroom with separate jacuzzi bath and shower enclosure. A large guest bedroom has an en suite with separate bath and shower. Three further bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. A home office or bedroom 6 completes the first floor accommodation.
In addition to the principle accommodation there is a guest annexe suite, comprising a double bedroom with shower room and a sitting room with kitchen facilities. The annexe is ideal for long term guests or live-in help with the opportunity of independent access.
Overall the property provides a superb range of accommodation, well laid out with considerable thought having gone into the useability of the spaces and making best benefit of the views. The kitchen, dining room, drawing room and library for example, all lead out on to the beautiful rear terrace providing glorious views over the grounds and the countryside beyond.
Garage and parking is by way of a large double garage to one wing of the house, with a further garage and workshop to the other.
The property is set within expansive grounds of around seven acres, approached through a winding driveway that provides both privacy and intrigue; the grandeur of the house coming into focus as you travel up through an avenue of Italian Cyprus trees lining the driveway. The frontage provides ample parking, a turning circle and access to the garaging at the end of each wing of the property.
To the rear of the house the gardens have a been thoughtfully landscaped with a beautiful recreation space adjacent to the house. Comprising a large upper terrace with an outside lounge and bar, a lower terrace with hot tub, outside dining and kitchen space, heated swimming pool, Koi pond and tennis court all overlooking its own parkland grounds and the spectacular countryside.
In total the grounds comprise about 7 acres, carefully planted over the decades with specimen trees to create an effortless and relaxing parkland feel. There are formal lawns to the house, with a mix of mown paths and wildflower areas too.
The house benefits greatly from the natural topography of the house, where the mostly level ground around the house makes way to a gently slope away to the rear, providing the home and many of the principle rooms with outstanding views over the surrounding countryside. The remarkably rural outlook is in stark contrast to the convenient location which is only 30 miles from Marble Arch.
Plans to extend the house have been created as noted on the enclosed floor plan; such work having been granted under Permitted Development. Such work would add about 500 square foot of accommodation focussed mostly on creating an extraordinary kitchen, dining and family space by way of a large orangery extension. Further options might also include (subject to obtaining consent): outbuildings such as an indoor pool and gym, entertainment complex and stabling.
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This outstanding home offers an exceptional lifestyle.Richard Maby