A fine Edwardian country house combining original elegance and features with the requirements for modern day family living including a superb leisure complex, set within beautiful grounds
Felden Ridge is a fine country house combining original Edwardian elegance with the requirements for a modern day family lifestyle, including the addition of a superb leisure complex. There is a wonderful first impression as you enter via electrically operated gates and the first sight of the impressive elevations with the sweeping gravel drive and turning circle in front of the main ivy covered entrance porch.
The front door opens into the welcoming reception hall with parquet flooring and charming fireplace, with the main staircase rising to the part galleried first floor landing. Doors provide access to the three more formal reception rooms including the impressive drawing room with a feature fireplace and french doors onto a vine-covered loggia. A wide opening connects with the similarly beautifully presented dining room with both rooms having attractive square bay windows overlooking the rear gardens.
An inner hallway leads to the large L' shaped kitchen/breakfast room for every day family living which has limestone flooring. The bespoke fitted kitchen incorporating an AGA, has an extensive range of units with granite worktops and an island. There is a matching fitted dresser, window seat and a fitted Beech breakfast table. Also off the inner hall are the good sized utility room and walk-in pantry. Doors from the breakfast room area connect with the leisure complex and from the kitchen to the fourth reception room, which has a separate staircase, with a feature leaded light window, leading to the similar sized home office, a triple aspect room. Having a separate entrance these two rooms could be converted into a self-contained annex if required.
On the first floor there are a total of five bedrooms including the large principal bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a spacious en suite bathroom. The fifth bedroom has an en suite shower room with the remainder served by a well appointed family bathroom and a similar size separate shower room. All the principal bedrooms have views over the southerly aspect rear gardens.
A second staircase leads to the top floor with a spacious landing as a sitting/study area, bathroom and large triple aspect bedroom. This floor provides an ideal space for guests or au pair.
Undeniably an outstanding feature which is linked to the house from the morning/breakfast room and provides a wonderful amenity for fitness, relaxation, entertaining or just family fun. The link from the main house has sliding doors onto the main patio as well as a small courtyard ideal for barbeques. The enclosed structure is powder-coated aluminium, for ease of maintenance, with four sets of sliding doors onto the garden and sliding roof windows when required. Dehumidifier units are provided. The pool has an electrically operated cover and there is plenty of space for loungers and games equipment. Doors lead to the gym, sauna and two changing rooms with showers and cloakroom.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
Felden Ridge is set in magnificent grounds totalling about 2.2 acres with extensive areas of lawn, mature trees and an abundance of shrubs including rhododendrons. Laurel hedges provide a high degree of screening from the lane. The gravel driveway beyond the turning circle at the front continues to a further parking area for several cars alongside two garages and a workshop/store. The hard tennis court is also positioned here on the western boundary.
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A wonderful property that combines traditional family living with modern day requirements including the superb leisure complex which will give any family a great deal of enjoymentNick Pounce