Nestled in the wooded hillside with elevated views out across the river. A gated entrance into two acres of private grounds with a self contained annex & Russian built log cabin
– 2 acre grounds – Stables/Out buildings – Self containing annex – Russian built Log Cabin – Large outdoor decking area – All natural stone floors – Granite window sills in every room – solid birch wood kitchen & solid English oak used throughout the house – Pilkington self-cleaning and heat retentive glass in all windows – A central ventilation system – Conventional gas central and hot water heating, with a waste heat recovery system -Council tax band H
A sweeping driveway, terraced lawns and a fountain – a hint of what’s to come.
Approaching the house, stables and stable yard are concealed to the right of the drive and to the left a log cabin is set behind the manege. Terraced lawns lead up to the house and a large brick paved forecourt. To the left as you approach, an annex, houses a large double garage with a self-contained flat above. To the right, and extending into the gardens are two connected areas of decking with barbeques and plenty of room for seating and entertaining – both positioned to take advantage of the morning sun and views to the west. Facing the house, you’ll see the substantial front door and above to either side, the balconied windows of the sitting room and master bedroom.
A home of space and light
Enter the hall and immediately one has the sense of space and light which pervades the whole house. With light neutral colours on walls, the atmosphere is calm and re-assuring – something emphasised by the extensive use of oak throughout the house, along with only natural stone floor tiles. In the hall, the fine oak staircase takes centre stage, creating a natural pull upwards to the galleried landing and seating area. Immediately behind the staircase is space for coats. Further in on the ground floor, there’s a large wood burner with space for sofas and chairs – the modern embodiment of a traditional hallway gathering space and the ideal winter snug.
Return to the stairs and follow them up. At the top they divide left and right. Once on the landing, there’s space for seating at the front, with spectacular views and a clear invitation to entertain. Doors lead off to the master bedroom, the dining room and kitchen, and to the main sitting room, beyond which is the study-cum-library.
Cooking and dining; breakfast in the morning sunshine
Take the double doors to the dining room and, beyond a wide brick arch, the kitchen. This is the only room in the house finished in solid birch rather than oak. Both kitchen and dining room share the same stone tiling and it’s fully equipped as any modern kitchen should be. There’s a substantial Rangemaster and plenty of cupboard space, granite work surfaces and tiled splash backs. There’s a large central island, ideal for preparation and informal meals. The kitchen window and part-glazed door face east, nicely catching the morning light for breakfast, while the door provides direct access to the decking outside…
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