A wonderful family home in an exceptional location with views and land
Drumber House was constructed by the current owners in 2009. Great care was taken in its design with the aim of creating an impressive and comfortable family home which makes the most of the southerly orientation and the impressive views. It is traditional in style, echoing the local vernacular, and has a contemporary layout with en suite bedrooms, and an open plan family kitchen which connects to the dining room providing excellent entertaining space. It also benefits from the insulation properties and modern building standards of a contemporary home as well as under-floor heating to the ground floor.
Its appeal to the family buyer is enhanced by the outdoor heated swimming pool and the adjoining paddocks which could be used for ponies or other livestock.
Drumber House is approached from Huxley Lane via electric wrought iron gates set within an impressive brick and sandstone entrance. A sweeping tree lined tarmac drive leads to a turning circle and parking area beside the detached garage block. The front door is set beneath an oak porch and opens into a reception hall with a Minton style tiled floor. As well as providing access to the main reception rooms there are doors to a WC, a cloakroom and two storage cupboards. An impressive central dividing oak staircase leads to the first floor.
The family kitchen houses an excellent bespoke kitchen by N P Smith Joinery with a good range of storage units, NEFF appliances and a central island with an induction hob and an extractor above. In common with the dining room and drawing room there are French doors opening on to the generous York Stone terrace and the adjoining utility room links to a wine store.
With double doors from both the kitchen and drawing room the dining room is well positioned for entertaining and the focal point of the drawing room is a substantial brick fireplace with a raised hearth. A sitting room, with a fireplace and wood burner, provides a cosy alternative for evening relaxation.
On the first floor a galleried landing provides direct access to the
impressive principal bedroom suite, with a dressing area with fitted wardrobes, a large en suite bathroom and a balcony, and four further en suite bedrooms. The guest suite also has a balcony.
The house is set in charming landscaped grounds, mainly laid to lawn, with various specimen trees and bounded by mature hedging and railed fencing. The swimming pool has a picket fence for child safety and adjoins a timber pool house with a bar, a shower and a changing room. Beside the pool house is a small store shed housing the pool equipment. On the opposite side of the house is a detached double garage with a loft over offering further storage and potential for the creation of a home office or games room.
To either side of the property are fields, one being a former marl pit, offering equestrian opportunities. On the opposite side of the road is a separate field which is available in addition.
The views from Drumber House are phenomenal. Set on a wonderful plot with a swimming pool, this family home is in an excellent location with easy access to Tarporley.Charlie Kannreuther