A striking re-modelled family house, with direct parkland access.
Chelwood dates from the 1970s, but has been comprehensively re-modelled and updated over the last two years, with a stylish modern presentation and with quality workmanship throughout.
The front door opens straight into an impressive newly-created double height reception hall with traditional oak joinery framing modern glazing and a bespoke oak staircase leading up to the galleried landing. Finishing touches include plain plastered walls and timber laminate flooring in most of the upstairs rooms and porcelain wood-effect tiles running throughout most of the ground floor, again with plain finished plastered walls.
Two huge reception spaces lead off from the reception hall, each with extensive south facing walls of glass and doors to the terracing, which looks out over the rear garden. One of these is the more formal sitting room, with a traditional-style fireplace complete with wood burning stove and the other is the stunning bespoke open-plan kitchen/dining/family room, which has an extensive contemporary kitchen, incorporating flush-fitted, handless cupboards, integrated Neff appliances and a huge island unit, complete with a breakfast bar and a built-in Bora X-Pure Induction hob with integrated extractor. Corian work surfaces and stainless steel appliances complete the picture. The room has ample scope for a large dining table and a sofa seating area, centred around a contemporary fireplace.
The bedroom accommodation is split between the ground and first floors, with a principal suite on each enjoying an en suite facility and a large south-facing balcony to the first floor suite which has the added advantage of a self-contained studio apartment with balcony, linking to it, enabling it to be used as a family guest suite, or as separate staff accommodation within the building.
Technical and energy efficient features in the house include recessed LED ceiling lighting (some automated), a mechanical heat recovery and ventilation (MHR&V) air re-circulation system, wiring for a Sonos sound system, with some fitted ceiling speakers, good security CCTV system, up-to-date heating and power including wet underfloor gas-fired central heating system, with zone controls and remote App control from a mobile device, solar panels linked to a Tesla battery storage facility, an electric car charger point, and a 7,500 litre rainwater harvesting system. The property also benefits from the Corofil passive fire protection system, fitted to only a handful of residential properties.
Chelwood is set back from the road, behind a screening of mature trees and shrubs, with an extensive gated driveway, with outside lighting, car parking and an integral garage and car port.
The beautiful landscaped side garden to the west has a canopied dining area, planted water feature and a flower garden. The wrap around raised rear terrace is accessed from the key reception areas and the ground floor principal bedroom which has steps down to the rear garden. Here, there are extensive areas of lawn, interspersed with a variety of mature specimen trees, including a magnificent Cedar of Lebanon, further terrace and storage, an electric robotic lawn mower and feature garden lighting.
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The park works perfectly for a fabulous dog walk or morning run, or for children to explore and is well recognised locally as a significant benefit, available to just a selective number of properties.Robert JacobsProperty agent