A substantial and well-appointed lifestyle property, centrally positioned within almost 52 acres of land, with stables, tennis court & swimming pool in an attractive and accessible setting
If you value privacy and accessibility, this is a fabulous lifestyle property from which to base your family. It has an outdoor swimming pool complex and full-size tennis court whilst, for equestrian enthusiasts, there is stabling for six horses with associated tack facilities and public bridleways and good hacking countryside close by. Indeed, it is a past recipient of a National Hunt Licence. For flight enthusiasts, there is a helipad and 3-bay steel portal frame hanger and the property currently lies within unrestricted airspace. For golfers, Elton Furze Golf Course is just half a mile from the property.
The house layout was designed for conviviality and for its flow. Double doors open to the principal reception rooms off a spacious hardwood entrance stairwell hall. The dining room is dual-aspect. The drawing room the full width of the house, with two sets of French doors to the swimming pool terrace and an Ancaster stone fireplace. The study has fitted bookcases, whilst the spacious kitchen/breakfast room has a solid oak suite beneath granite worktops, a double oven Aga and separate hob and oven appliances. The sitting room, alongside the kitchen, has French doors to a terrace and pathway to the tennis court.
Beyond the drawing room, the games room has a large inglenook housing a wood burning stove. It adjoins the office and the integral triple garage. Whilst planning would be required, these rooms were designed with an annex in mind. The garage is constructed with house joints, whilst the plumbing and infrastructure is in place beneath the floors.
There are five first floor double bedrooms, three of which are en suite, and a modern and well appointed family bathroom. A lapsed past planning consent permitted a first floor bedroom extension over the drawing room.
A long tarmacadam private lane provides access from Bullock Road to the property's electric double gates and continues past the paddocks to the west of the house and the stable yard beyond it.
The garden lies to the south of the house and swimming pool. Lawned, it adjoins the post and rail fenced paddocks. With mature trees and shrubs, pathways lead to the tennis court, and to a naturally fed pond. The swimming pool is to the south of the house, framed by it u-shaped wings. A stone built pool room, with a bank of sliding glazed doors, is ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining, and houses the changing facilities and sauna.
The land wraps around the house and garden to the west, south and east in a ring-fenced block. There are no public rights of way across the property. With mature hedgerow boundaries, the paddocks are largely post and rail fenced, with tapes to sub-divide. The property extends to just under 52 acres, or thereabouts, in total.
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It is unusual to find a house locally that is centrally positioned within its land, like this is. It offers such privacy, whilst the swimming pool, tennis court and stables ensure a wonderful family base, whilst Elton Furze Golf Course is also close by.James Abbott