Superb country residence of elegant proportions set within wonderful landscaped gardens and grounds approaching 28 acres.
The Dower House is an impressive property dating from 1991 with a later addition by the present owners in 2003, set within an exclusive private estate on the edge of the sought after village of Shipbourne. The house is immaculately presented throughout with elegant and well-proportioned accommodation arranged over four floors. Features include bespoke fitted furniture throughout the house including the kitchen, dado rails, ceiling roses and cornice, attractive stone fireplace with wood burning stove, a water softener and a central vacuum system. There is an upgraded underfloor heating system with wireless individual room thermostats. Also of note is the impressive indoor swimming pool, together with the beautiful gardens and woodland, which amount to about 27.72 acres.
The principal reception rooms provide elegant and well-proportioned areas for formal entertaining and family living. The triple aspect sitting room features an attractive stone fireplace, and the dining room leads to the spacious conservatory which has beautiful views over the garden.
The triple aspect kitchen/ breakfast room is well-proportioned and fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke hand painted wall and base cupboards. Appliances include a two oven gas Aga, oven with electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, waste compactor and larder style fridge/freezer. The butler sink includes a waste disposal unit.
Completing the ground floor accommodation is a study and cloakroom.
The lower ground floor comprises a games room with direct access to outside, a spacious utility room with painted wall and base cupboards, double bowl inset stainless steel sink, space for washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer, a large airing cupboard, cloakroom, wine cellar and access to the integral garaging.
Stairs rise from the lower ground floor to the spacious and light triple-height galleried reception hall where an elegant staircase rises to the galleried first floor landing with an outlook to the front.
There are two bedrooms arranged over this floor, both with fitted wardrobes and well-appointed en suite bathrooms suites with separate power shower cubicles. The principal bedroom also has a dressing room and an impressive balcony with far reaching views. The guest bedroom has access to the roof terrace, also with wonderful views.
The second floor comprises three further well-proportioned bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes, and a well-appointed family bathroom with separate power shower, a landing with a large storage cupboard, and a loft hatch with ladder to a fully boarded attic space.
The indoor swimming pool is an exceptional space that has been expertly designed, built and finished to the highest standards, incorporating a heated swimming pool, spa, lounge area with direct access to the terrace, space for a large flat screen T.V., invisible speaker system and Lutron controlled lighting, two separate fully tiled changing rooms with W.C. wash basin, walk-in power shower and wall mounted hair dryer. There is separate access from the front of the house to the pool area.
The garaging comprises three integral garages with electrically operated doors, a separate detached timber frame garage with an oak frame log store to one side.
The Dower House is approached via a gated gravelled driveway flanked with lawns and woodland to one side and planted with heather, azalea and rhododendrons to the other. The driveway leads down to the garaging and to a turning circle with a centrally planted bed and a large parking area. A balustrade terrace flanks the side and rear of the house providing an ideal area for al fresco entertaining with elevated view across the gardens, lake and countryside beyond. The gardens provide woodland walks, terraced beds with established and varied planting together with numerous trees and shrubs. The lake is stream fed and has an attractive summer house with a sun deck. To the south is a further pond and the whole garden enjoys southerly views across farmland. There is also a large timber framed garden furniture shed. The plot amounts to about 27.72 acres in total.
The occupants of The Dower House enjoy the use of the maintained grounds around the mansion and have use of the Tennis Court.
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The gorgeous gardens and grounds provide a wonderful backdrop to this impressive home.David JohnstonProperty agent