Immaculately presented period Surrey house with gorgeous gardens, pool and leisure complex.
The property located on the edge of Shackleford with superb access to the A3. The property is accessed via a private drive, lined with lime trees. The house is not listed and we are lead to believe that it is Victorian. The house has undergone an extensive refurbishment program and has been substantially enlarged.
The entrance hall provides an impressive first impression of the property. The eye is drawn in particular to the elegant mahogany staircase leading to the first floor. From the entrance hall doors lead through to the drawing room and dining room, both of which have superb south-westerly views over the gardens. The kitchen/family room, which is over 42 ft in length and has underfloor heating, provides splendid entertaining space as it encompasses a breakfast bar, dining area and a sunken seating area with built-in semi-circular sofas and a home cinema system. The Mark Wilkinson kitchen is fitted with top of the range appliances and ample storage units. Opposite the kitchen is a study with a spiral staircase down to a small cellar area. The utility room is also conveniently located opposite the kitchen and close to the side door of the property. The corridor leads through into an annexe with a sitting area, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom and shower room. This space is ideal for staff or guests.
There are three staircases leading to the first floor and as such the layout of the accommodation works very well in terms of separating family, guests and staff. The outstanding master suite occupies the full width of the house on the south-westerly side, benefitting from wonderful views over the gardens and grounds. The master bedroom and bathroom have doors leading out onto a first floor terrace, complete with a spa tub. There are his and hers dressing rooms, fully fitted with mahogany wardrobes.
There are five further bedrooms on the first floor and 4 bath/shower rooms. One of these bedrooms is currently set up as a gaming room. Each bedroom is attractively decorated in a different style, which gives the rooms personality.
On the second floor there are two further ensuite guest bedrooms and a 30ft x 21ft (9.13m x 6.4m) cinema room. This room has sound proof walls, ceiling and floor, 3 recliner arm chairs, a 4 person sofa and a bar area. A door leads through to a staircase to a secure store room (above the annexe).
Throughout the house the lighting can be programmed for different ambiences. There is a Speaker Craft sound system that operates in the sitting room, dining room, hall, kitchen/family room, study, master bedroom, dressing rooms, master ensuite, master terrace, cinema, gym, studio and ground floor terrace. There is wifi, network cabling, Sky TV and a Panasonic telephone system throughout the house. The property also benefits from CCTV, and intruder and fire alarm, which is linked to the studio and gym and a video entry system.
The most dramatic addition to the house is the pool and leisure building, located immediately behind the house on the West side. It comprises a snooker room, which also doubles up as extra space for entertaining, a sunken seating area with central fireplace that mirrors the design in the kitchen of the main house, a cocktail bar area and the swimming pool. The pool has a jacuzzi and electronic cover. There is also a sauna, steam room and changing room at the far end.
The scope for entertaining at the property extends to the outside as well. A stone terrace curtails the property on the South and West sides, affording the ideal location for al fresco dining. The gardens have been subject to a detailed planting and garden design scheme by White Dutton, which includes a variety of flower and shrub beds, an avenue to the folly, sweeping lawns and a pond with attractive bridge feature.