An exceedingly attractive house of considerable style and character, beautifully appointed to the very highest of standards. This imposing property is situated in glorious landscaped grounds of 0.6 acre in one of the most attractive positions on this popular private estate. Magnificent Hall. Four Reception Rooms. Five Bedrooms. Five Bath/Shower rooms. Superb Kitchen/Family room. Outstanding quality and design. Gymnasium/Study. Double Garage. Excellent Location.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION -
This very appealing property has been thoughtfully designed and built to the most exacting standards to create an exceptional family home. The accommodation provides five spacious bedroom suites. The striking entrance hall leads to the bespoke and beautifully appointed kitchen breakfast room. This has been fitted by West End Interiors and has been designed to be practical and elegant and feature an extensive range of exceptional quality appliances including Subzero and Miele. The reception rooms are spacious and well arranged for entertaining as well as being equally well suited for family living. The sense of luxury continues to the first floor with three bedroom suites each accessing their own balconies that afford panoramic views over the well tended and delightfully manicured grounds. The two other bedroom suites are bright and spacious. Underfloor heating is provided to both the ground and first floors. Rako lighting is installed - a single press of a button can dim the lights, activate a mood setting and set the lights to any desired level. A Sonas home entertainment system has been installed, facilitating entertaining on a large scale. Additional features include a seven camera surveillance system, twin Mega-flow boilers, water softener, three phase electricity, irrigation system, complete filtration system to ponds, cameras by the pond and in the bird houses which show on all TV's, and many others, too numerous to detail.
Combining all of these features, technologies and high quality materials, this is a truly magnificent home.
From beneath a sheltered entrance a brick step ascends to a fine wide panelled front door with double glazed panels to either side. This opens to the:-
MAGNIFICENT RECEPTION HALL - 8.36m max x 5.64m max (27'5 max x 18'6 max)
This is a delightful bright and spacious entrance into this imposing family home. A fine quality bespoke oak suspended staircase with modern glass balustrade ascends to the first floor galleried landing. The reception hall has a maximum ceiling height of 17' and is illuminated by windows to the front and side elevations. Spotlights to ceiling. A pair of double doors open to a spacious cloaks cupboard fitted with hanging rail, shelving and light. An additional door opens to reveal extra storage space and this too has been fitted with a hanging rail and light. A tasteful Karndean flooring runs throughout.
GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM -
This is a stylish modern room fitted with Villeroy & Boch back to wall WC with concealed cistern and Villeroy & Boch freestanding sink on a wooden top with contemporary style mixer tap. Tiling to floor and to full ceiling height. Contemporary style heated ladder style towel rail. Obscure double glazed window to side elevation. Spotlights to ceiling. Modern style Villeroy & Boch wall mounted cupboards provide practical storage space.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 7.92m x 4.32m (26' x 14'2)
Fitted by West End Interiors, this is an outstanding room in every respect, beautifully appointed and comprehensively fitted with a fine quality range of Hacker light gloss units with integrated sockets comprising base cupboards, lighted drawers and matching lighted wall cabinets fitted along three walls. To the centre of this room is a large island unit which provides a breakfast bar and accommodates a Franke stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Ribbed silestone drainer and Quooker hot water tap. The island unit also provides storage and to one end is a Miele Tepan/Teppanyaki bar. Integrated power socket. Additional appliances include a Miele combination microwave oven, Miele Steam only oven, two Miele place setting warming drawers, two Miele pyroletic self cleaning single ovens. Integrated Miele dishwasher. Miele four zone induction hob with Miele stainless steel and glass extractor hood fitted above. To the far end of this room are double glazed French doors which provide access to the garden sun terrace with five tall double glazed curved windows fitted to either side which offer delightful views of this secluded and well tended rear garden. Space for a large dining table with a suspended ceiling fitted above with spotlights inset. Tiling to the floor. Sonas music system.
UTILITY AREA - 3.00m x 2.03m (9'10 x 6'8)
A superb companion to the kitchen/breakfast room. Fitted with a range of Hacker light gloss units and matching silestone worktop with inset sink unit with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for domestic appliances. Wall mounted cupboards. To an entire wall are floor to ceiling units one of which is an airing cupboard fitted with slatted shelving and hanging rail. To the centre of this room are two Subzero wine storage units with refrigeration drawers and glass frontage. Continuation of tiling from the kitchen breakfast room. Attractive oak panel stable style glazed door leads to the outside. Spotlights to ceiling. Extractor fan. Double glazed windows provide views of the first pond and surrounding rockery, beautifully planted with mature shrubs and plants and lighting.
LIVING ROOM - 6.71m max x 6.30m max (22' max x 20'8 max)
A large room of excellent proportions. Two pairs of double glazed French doors lead outside and further light is drawn through double glazed bi-folding doors which open also to the rear garden sun terrace. Spotlights to the ceiling. Karndean flooring. Two double glazed windows fitted to the side elevation. Sonas audio system.
SITTING ROOM - 6.25m x 4.72m (20'6 x 15'6)
The main focal point of this very attractive room is a magnificent inglenook fireplace with large oak bressumer and quarry tiled hearth. Two double glazed windows face the front elevation and a pair of double glazed French doors lead to the rear. Exposed oak beam to ceiling. Karndean flooring. Spotlights.
DINING ROOM - 4.52m x 3.91m (14'10 x 12'10)
The dining room is accessed through sliding glazed doors and is very much a visual extension to the large reception hall. This room is a very good size for evening entertaining. Suspended ceiling with spotlights inset. Double glazed window to side elevation. Continuation of Karndean flooring from reception hall and Sonas music system.
SNOOKER ROOM - 6.27m x 5.00m (20'7 x 16'5)
An excellent room very much enjoyed by the current owners. This room is accessed from the reception hall through oak glazed double doors. It is illuminated by double glazed windows fitted to both side elevations. This room currently accommodates a full sized snooker table, though could serve a variety of purposes. Suspended ceiling with spotlights inset. From the snooker room a second pair of oak glazed double doors leads to an inner lobby which accesses the garage and gymnasium/study. Sonas music system.
INNER LOBBY -
A double glazed window to the side elevation and a triangular glazed window to the ceiling draws light into this area. A staircase with glass balustrade and stainless steel handrail ascends to the gymnasium and below this is a ventilated cupboard which accommodates the lighting and audio visual system equipment. Internal door to garage.
GYMNASIUM/STUDY - 6.22m x 4.14m (20'5 x 13'7)
Spotlights to ceiling. Double glazed window to side elevation with a lovely view into the treetops. Additional light is drawn from three roof light windows to the side. Recessed spotlights to ceiling. Doors open to eaves storage space. Attractive Karndean flooring runs throughout. One separated end of this room is used as a very well appointed study area. Sonas music system.
FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING -
This area is flooded with natural light and illuminated by a wide four casement double glazed window overlooking the front garden below. Spotlights to ceiling. Exposed oak beams add to the character of this lovely area. As previously mentioned, there is under floor heating on both the ground and first floor levels of this property, with a thermostat in every room. A door opens to a fusebox and Rako lighting system equipment. A second door opens to rafter storage.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE - 7.52m x 4.34m (24'8 x 14'3)
The master bedroom suite is a most attractive feature and also extends to the second floor.
BEDROOM AREA -
The bedroom area has a vaulted ceiling. Bi-folding doors open completely to a splendid sheltered balcony with glass balustrade, fitted with heat, lighting and water and offering central elevated views of this delightful and outstanding landscaped rear garden. Oak glazed double doors open to 'his' walk-in wardrobe which is fitted with ample hanging space, shelving and drawers and automatic light upon entry. Integrated Sonas music system.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM -
This luxuriously appointed room contains a wet room style shower with Hansgrohe fittings and body jet sprays and two circular freestanding wash hand basins set on a Fired Earth mosaic tiled top with storage below. Feature circular Villeroy & Boch suspended WC with concealed cistern. Heated vanity mirror. Tiling to floor and to full ceiling height with contrasting mosaic. Spotlights and integrated audio system. Contemporary heated ladder style towel rail. It is worth noting that all bath/shower rooms within this luxury home have extractor fans. Sonas sound system.
BATH/DRESSING ROOM -
A fine oak staircase ascends to the second level of this master bedroom suite which accommodates a freestanding Victoria and Albert bath with wall mounted Cifial mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Heated ladder style towel rail. Wall mounted TV and integrated sound system. From the bath there are direct views of the landscaped garden and small lake beyond. On the second floor extension there is a dressing room fitted with floor to ceiling cupboards and dressing table with drawers to either side. Additional windows to front and rear elevations. Extractor fan. Spotlights to ceiling. Karndean flooring. Door to eaves storage space. Integrated Sonas music system.
BEDROOM TWO - 5.18m x 5.08m extending to 0.61mnd floor level (17' x 16'8 extending to 2nd floor level)
Another spacious bedroom suite with two double glazed windows overlooking the front garden and an additional window to the rear. Running along an entire wall are floor to ceiling wardrobes which provide hanging and shelving space. Again this room is partially vaulted and a feature glass staircase ascends to the second floor level. Spotlights to ceiling. Attractive Karndean flooring. Sonas sound system. The second floor level of this bedroom suite incorporates a dressing area with further clothes storage space and dressing table with remote controlled roof light windows fitted to the front and rear aspect and a door from here opens to the:-
EN-SUITE BATHROOM -
This is a very tastefully appointed room with a tile enclosed Villeroy & Boch bath with wall mounted mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Back to wall WC with concealed cistern. Tiled shower enclosure and contemporary style Villeroy & Boch curved glass sink unit with feature mixer tap. Contemporary style heated ladder style towel rail. Windows fitted to the front and rear aspect. Spotlights to ceiling. Feature pebble effect flooring. Integrated television set fitted above the bath and audio system. Sonas sound system.
BEDROOM THREE - 6.40m max x 3.61m max (21' max x 11'10 max)
This is a partially vaulted bedroom. A delightful feature of this suite are the double glazed bi folding doors which open to the balcony with tiled floor and glass balustrade overlooking the rear garden below. All three of the balconies in this property contain heating and lighting and make an ideal spot for a morning cup of tea. Attractive Karndean style flooring. Extensive range of wardrobes fitted to two walls and there is a dressing table with drawers to either side. Double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations. Sonas sound system. Door to:-
EN-SUITE BATHROOM -
The en-suite bathroom contains an Omni Japanese style bath with glass shower screen and wall mounted and hand held shower attachment fitted above. Contemporary style mixer tap. Integrated television set. Villeroy & Boch back to wall WC with concealed cistern. Villeroy & Boch free standing wash hand basin on frosted glazed top with very attractive pearl mosaic splash backs and contemporary style mixer tap with wooden vanity cupboard fitted below. Tiling to the floor and to full ceiling height. Spotlights. Heated ladder style towel rail. Frosted double glazed window fitted to the side elevation. Extractor fan. Sonas sound system.
BEDROOM FOUR - 6.71m x 3.61m (22' x 11'10)
This room is situated above the snooker room and has two double glazed dormer windows fitted to the side elevation. Exposed timber beams. Period style feature wooden carved wardrobes with cupboards and drawers fitted to two walls.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM -
This room contains a panel enclosed bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Fired Earth vanity wash hand basin on Fired Earth mosaic effect tiled top with cupboard and shelving fitted below. Back to wall Villeroy & Boch WC with concealed cistern. Tiled shower enclosure with hand held shower attachment. Tiling to the floor and to full ceiling height. Spotlights to ceiling. Extractor fan. Obscure frosted double glazed window fitted to the side elevation.
BEDROOM FIVE - 5.03m max x 3.18m max (16'6 max x 10'5 max)
Like bedroom suites 1, 2 & 3, this bedroom is also partially vaulted and has double glazed bi-folding doors that open to a third balcony with heating, light and glass balustrade overlooking the rear garden and pond below.
REAR GARDEN -
The main garden, like the entire property, has been maintained to the very highest standard. It was originally designed by landscaper Anthony Paul, though has been added to by the owners over the years. The plot measures 0.6 acre and has a maximum depth of 350'. The garden consists of a very large lawn planted with a good many established trees, all of which provide excellent privacy and total seclusion and contribute to the outstanding garden setting. The gardens have been carefully designed and planted with a varied assortment of mature plants and shrubs, many of which are spring flowering and provide great colour and interest. Across the rear of the property is a deep paved terrace which provides an excellent space for outside entertaining. This garden contains a Fire Magic garden kitchen, the very epitome of outdoor living and entertaining. The garden kitchen is sheltered and of timber and brick construction and provides a unique al fresco cooking experience. A granite top incorporates a stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Appliances include a Fire Magic barbecue, grill and gas hob. Power, light, mains gas, hot and cold running water. Adjacent to the outdoor kitchen is a sheltered dining area which has lighting and heating, so can be used throughout all seasons. In fact, the garden has a multi function zoned lighting system as well as a Sonas sound system, linked to various areas. Outside power points. Coleman multi-jet spa, also fitted with a sound system. Steps ascend to a Koi carp pond with decking, close to the sitting room french doors. Steps ascend to the extensive lawn area. From beneath a concealed pergola is a small Chinese garden with stone seat. Steps ascend to a paved pathway beneath a deep pergola which opens to a large pond with waterfall and various seating areas surrounding it. This makes a very peaceful setting to read a book and generally relax. A rustic timber pathway leads to another seating area also overlooking the pond. Beyond this is a semi-wooded area with winding pathways throughout a wild garden creating great interest and intrigue and a wonderful place for children to play. Access to the front garden via either side of the property.
FRONT GARDEN -
This very appealing property is set well back from Longaford Way and accessed through a fine pair of timber electronically operated gates with audio visual connections to the house. The situation of this house is excellent, being very private and with also the added advantage of a small spinney containing established trees and rhododendrons to the front of the property which gives very good screening to the few cars that pass by. A deep shingle driveway provides off street parking for many vehicles and established trees and planting to both side boundaries add to the sense of privacy throughout. Access to garage.
DOUBLE GARAGE - 6.40m reducing to 3.96m x 5.66m (21' reducing to 13' x 18'7)
The double garage has been fitted with an electronic up and over door. Fitted with power and light, the garage also accommodate the Baxi twin megaflow boilers with two large water tanks. Double glazed window fitted to the front elevation. Water softener. Meters and fusebox to wall. As previously mentioned, the house benefits from three phase electricity and the water and gas pipes are both larger than standard.