Magnificent country residence with exceptional landscaped gardens with swimming pool, entertaining terrace and outdoor kitchen.
Moss End Farmhouse is a fascinating property with beautiful architecture, generous proportions all set in outstanding landscaped gardens. The current owner has added contemporary features, which have been seamlessly blended into the house and only enhance the timeless elegance of this exceptional home. The property is approached via a gated entrance offering extensive parking for numerous cars to the front and side.
The generous reception hall has a classic inglenook fireplace and provides access to all the principal rooms. The ground floor has a wealth of period features on show, including exposed beams, large bay windows and panelled walls. The impressive drawing room has exquisite panelled walls, detailed cornices and open fireplace creating an exceptional room for entertaining. The equally impressive sitting room has panelled walls with concealed storage and two antique safes. Of historical note, the bronze door knobs on the doors connecting the sitting room and dining room were reportedly a gift from Sir Winston Churchill, given to a previous owner Lord Emmott. The dining room is beautifully appointed with wood panelled walls, which mirror those in the sitting room. This has created a delightful and inviting room for formal dining. The large, bright kitchen breakfast room has an extensive range of units and an Aga. Adjoining the kitchen is a utility room, a walk-in larder, and a back staircase leading to the first floor.
On ascending to the first floor the intricate curvaceous metal balustrades are of particular note. On the first floor the impressive 27ft principal bedroom has a large bay window overlooking the gardens and a marble fireplace. There is also a stunning Egyptian-themed en suite bathroom.
Bedroom two has both wall and ceiling beams, built-in cupboards, en suite bathroom and a unique mezzanine level, making it ideal as a fun children's bedroom.
Bedroom three is remarkable it has wood panel walls, historic wooden closets and vintage radiators with handmade covers. There are two further bedrooms and two further bathrooms. Of note is that all of the upstairs bedrooms are air-conditioned.
The private and secluded gardens at Moss End Farmhouse are outstanding. Enhanced by the current owners who added the swimming pool with surrounding terrace. The covered terraces are of oak construction, a cedar shingle roof, plus lighting and electric heaters for year-round use. The BBQ area has a brick wood pizza oven, grill, sink, refrigerator and a granite countertop with bar. The pool is a fiberglass pool, heated with a heat pump all year long, and has a UV system, salt chlorinator, Roldeck automatic cover for safety, and multiple colour LED lights. A brick wall surrounding the garden has been built, complimenting the façade of the farmhouse.
To the right of the parking are eight cherry blossom trees. On the lower garden level, there are a number of laurels and Acer trees symmetrically landscaped and on the far corner there is a cedar tree planted next to the putting green.
On the middle garden level on the back wall are eight fruit trees and two large Acer trees. The historic pond has a fountain, lights, a powerful Oase pump, UV/filter system and a large number of Koi fish. Some of the fish have been there for thirty plus years.
The upper garden level is landscaped with Red Robbins on the back and vegetable planters along both sides. The outside corner level by the kitchen door has built-in wooden planters for herbs, vegetables and fruits alongside a covered/heated patio area. An irrigation system is installed for the grass and trees with an overnight timer.
The Stables are original 1920s topped by a clock tower. Planning approval has been obtained to convert it to a two bedroom/two-bathroom guest house. Planning application number 21/01152/FUL with Bracknell Forest Council.
The back gate gives access to Bowyer's lane through the gate on the left. The garage is large enough for two cars and a very large side room storage. Other key features of the house is a full Verisure alarm system, covering the whole house with cameras and smoke detectors, eight working chimneys and external CCTV cameras.
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I love the impressive main drawing room at Moss End Farm House, it gives such a sense of grandeur, immediately setting the tone for this impressive and beautiful period home.John HensonProperty agent