A beautifully presented environmentally friendly, contemporary house, within its own rural idyll.
The Woodlands has undergone extensive refurbishments to current building regulations by the owner to present a well-designed, contemporary, eco friendly home in a wonderfully tranquil, and secluded countryside location, set within approx. 4 acres of gardens and woodland. The house is spacious and light with views on every side over the gardens and woodland from the large picture windows. The ground floor flows through the Reception Hall, through the open plan dining room to the very spacious and light infused kitchen. There are four bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom.
The house benefits from renewable energy generated by a ground source heat pump and 8kw of photovoltaic panels which, together, provide much of the energy to run the underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, radiators on the first floor and domestic hot water. There is also a Superfast broadband connection.
The front door opens into an impressive oak framed, glass entrance hall with a cloak room and separate W/C off. Glass doors then lead into a wonderfully light reception hall. The Italian tiled flooring extends from the entrance hall through the reception hall and open plan dining room, into the kitchen. On the left hand side of the entrance hall is a sitting room with bi-folding doors that open onto a raised timber deck. A double sided, glass fronted, cassette wood burner provides additional heating to the Reception Hall and the small sitting room. To the right is the drawing room with views of the garden on two sides. There is also a study and utility room with sink and plumbing for washing machine and access through leads out to the double garage which has a storage loft over.
The kitchen is contemporary and spacious, full of natural light from large windows on three sides. Granite work surfaces cover a range of fitted cupboards and floor units and a large central island, which houses a dishwasher, further cupboards, drawers and a breakfast bar. The kitchen is well equipped with an integrated fridge, NEFF microwave/combination fan assisted oven/grill, inset NEFF ceramic hob, EVERHOT electric cooker, an inset double sink including filtered water tap and a walk in pantry with stone thrawl. Magnificent south facing, 4.6 meter wide, floor to ceiling, glass sliding doors, open onto a large timber deck overlooking the garden.
A bespoke solid cedar, open-tread staircase of German manufacture leads to the galleried landing on the first floor and the four en-suite bedrooms. The master bedroom is a very generous double room with south facing double French doors opening to a Juliette balcony and windows on two further sides. A walk-in wardrobe, and an en suite shower room complete the facilities.
The second master bedroom is spacious with a vaulted ceiling and Velux windows that open to reveal a virtual balcony, affording fabulous views across the gardens and countryside beyond. This en-suite has a bath, a separate walk in shower and under floor heating. Bedroom 3 has a painted wooden floor and is filled with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. The en-suite shower room has a second door opening on to the landing thus allowing this en-suite to be used separately from the bedroom.
Bedroom 4 has an en-suite shower room comprising a bidet, walk in shower and underfloor heating. One whole wall is of glass and incorporates a door on to a lovely covered balcony affording views from the front of the house towards the woodland and driveway.
The Woodlands stands in an enviable position at the end of its own picturesque driveway which sweeps through the private woodland to the front of the property which is laid to tarmac and gravel and provides ample parking. The grounds abut the neighbouring extensive Dunstall Estate providing endless opportunity for walking, cycling and hacking.
The gardens to the front of the house are mainly laid to lawn and a long rose border. The rear gardens are a particular feature of this house attracting a vast array of wildlife. The Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf is the inspiration for this garden which comprise large swathes of perennials and grasses which flower well in to the Autumn. A wildlife pond with decked area for seating is central and attracts many varieties of wildlife.
The garden also has an orchard with varieties of pear, apple, damson and plum trees, as well as soft fruit and raised vegetable beds. A path leads from the house to a gardeners shed, which is connected to electricity and mains water could have multiple uses subject to planning permission (further information available from vendors agent), a greenhouse and a polytunnel.
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Bringing the outside inside.Tony Morris-Eyton