Superbly presented and spacious semi-detached Victorian family house with garaging and landscaped garden, ideally positioned for the station and town centre.
St Michaels is a spacious and elegant semi-detached Victorian house, with impressive and generous proportions, offering over 3,000 square feet of accommodation arranged over three floors.
This well-appointed house showcases a wonderful blend of classic features and contemporary style, and has a layout and specification which is ideally suited to the demands of modern family life. There are many period features throughout, including high moulded ceilings, dado and picture rails, and sash windows fitted with plantation shutters to most rooms; these are cleverly combined with modern touches including recessed down lighting to some rooms, stylish Dowsing & Reynolds copper light switches, Ruckus mesh Wifi covering the house and garden, Hive controlled heating system, partial Cat 6 wiring, Sonos sound system to the principal rooms, and engineered oak flooring to the sitting room, family room and kitchen/dining room.
The entrance hall sets the scene for the house, with an impressive stained glass and wooden front door, and antique oak herringbone parquet flooring which was installed by the current owners in 2012.
Lying off the hall is the media room, with fitted electronically operated black out blinds, retractable cinema screen and wiring in place for surround sound. Across the hallway is the study, with shelves fitted into the alcoves either side of the feature cast iron fireplace.
The spacious formal sitting room is at the rear of the house, and its focal point is a Fired Earth tiled fireplace with decorative mantelpiece and slate plinth, set with a Jotul woodburning stove.
Internal double doors open to the family room, creating a huge space for entertaining or, when the doors are closed, a cosy space which is ideal for day to day use, with a modern fireplace set with a multi-fuel Euroheat stove, with Fired Earth tiles and a slate mantle and plinth.
Adjoining the family room is the open plan kitchen/dining room, which has underfloor infrared heating and has been beautifully fitted with handpainted wood cabinets, a wood topped central island, quartz-style composite surfaces, a Miele double oven, a fully-restored duck egg blue gas-fired Aga, a bespoke cooker hood with integrated lighting and a stunning bespoke glass splashback by Steve Robinson Glass. There is space for a dining table, under three hand blown pendant lights by Artimede of Italy; accent LED downlighting and plinth lights provide a unique design touch. The kitchen is triple aspect, and has French doors opening to the terrace, ensuring plenty of natural light.
The rear hall gives access to the cloakroom and the family room, and has a door opening to the side access.
On the first floor, the principal bedroom has a ceiling fan, 'dim to warm' LED recessed ceiling lights, and an en suite shower room with underfloor heating.
There are three further bedrooms and a bathroom with drencher shower over the bath on the first floor. On the second floor are two bedrooms, one with a basin plumbed in and one which is currently used as a gym, with sound operated wall lighting and sound proofed underlay.
St Michaels is approached via a driveway which opens out to provide off street parking ahead of the house, and leads up past the side of the house to the single garage, which has an electronic roller door and a courtesy door to the rear garden.
The property is set back from the road behind a hedge, effectively screening the front garden which is laid with a wildflower lawn and has space for table and chairs.
The rear garden is fully enclosed and has been beautifully landscaped; adjoining the house is a brick paved courtyard, with a raised pond, creating a tranquil space to sit and enjoy the lovely views the garden offers.
Other features of the garden include an elevated decked terrace, with composite fencing, built-in speakers, infrared fixed patio heater, accent lighting and a custom built backlit waterfall feature. Beyond lies the summer house, a timber structure which was built in 2014; it is fully insulated and has WiFi, Sonos sound system, engineered oak flooring and a Stovax wood burning stove with Fired Earth tiled fire back and matt granite hearth. The summer house has been superbly decorated and is fitted with Moroccan inspired atmosphere lighting, creating a fantastic space for entertaining or a peaceful haven to escape to.
The remainder of the garden is mainly laid to lawn, with well-stocked flower beds, raised kitchen beds and an enclosed wildflower meadow; there are two timber storage sheds and a rainwater reclamation system. Smart-controlled lighting and floodlights have been installed at strategic points to create interest and atmosphere throughout the garden, which extends in all to just over a quarter of an acre.
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