Hall, drawing room, study, kitchen/breakfast/family room, pantry, utility room, shower room, cloakroom, cinema room, playroom, master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en-suite shower room,2 further guest suites, 3 further bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, swimming pool, gardens, double garage, driveway with off-street parking
Built in 2013 to the owners own high specification, this is a superb example of how a family house should be designed to ensure practicality on a grand scale. The accommodation is arranged over 4 floors and extends to in excess of 6,200 sq ft, providing very flexible living space throughout.
A large welcoming galleried entrance hall sits behind a pretty English styled canopied porch. Ahead, double doors open onto the vast kitchen/breakfast/family room, which overlooks the swimming pool, terrace and lawns beyond. A very well planned kitchen family space, cleverly divided into separate but open plan areas, defining their different uses. Limestone flooring, warmed by underfloor heating, is a practical but attractive finish and links the spaces seamlessly.
There is a sitting area with a large wood burner to cosy up to, backlit by a clever use of skylight glazing, which not only gives great views over the garden but also keeps the area bright even on the dullest of days. There is a conservatory styled family room, which opens to the kitchen and has two walls of bi-fold doors allowing the area to be completely open to the outside, perfect for pool parties and summer entertaining.
The traditional kitchen features a range oven with bespoke cabinets painted in pale heritage hues topped by antiqued granite and wooden worktops. A large island unit with double butler sink and preparation area, bordered by a breakfast bar with built in drinks fridge, is usefully close by. With practicality very much in mind, the architect has incorporated a walk in larder with marble shelves into one corner, which provides ample storage for provisions and small appliances keeping counters clutter free!
Next to the kitchen, the garage and rear terrace have been cleverly linked by way of a utility room with separate wet room. Terracotta tiles warmed by underfloor heating provide a practical area for swimmers to come through to shower off.
To the front of the house are two reception rooms. The larger of the two has attractive wainscoting incorporating a large window seat in the bay and a brick working fireplace. The other room, currently set up as a study, has attractive timber flooring and could be put to a variety of uses dependent on needs.
Stairs lead down to the lower ground floor. High ceilings add to the spacious living area and comprise - two bedroom suites, both with independent access to outside, a large cinema room with wall speakers, a playroom, which has natural light and is large enough to accommodate a table tennis table and leave room enough for table football.
The first floor is home to the master suite which is a triumph in its design. A vaulted ceiling bedroom has painted beams, which add character to the space. A very indulgent bathroom with roll top bath and wet room complements the large dressing room. There are two large bedrooms, each with a wall of fitted cupboards, which share a family bathroom and a delightful guest bedroom with en-suite shower room and fitted cupboards.
On the top floor there is a very spacious room which would be ideal for a teenager with room for a double bed, sofa/desk and study area. There is a bank of fitted cupboards with extra cupboard space both on the landing and accessed via the bathroom.
The garden is very well designed for an active family and includes a large heated swimming pool surrounded by an attractive slate terrace. Landscaped gardens extend down to a timber deck area.
Bordering the rear of the garden is a large timber building, useful to house garden equipment, although attractive enough to turn into a garden room.
To the front of the house is a gravelled carriage driveway, set behind brick walls with borders of attractive planting. There is a double garage with electric doors and a pedestrian door to the side.View payable Stamp Duty for this property