The house was built to a high and exacting standard for the present owners in 2005. Set behind electrically operated gates and stone walling, the house has principal elevations of natural stone under pitched and gabled roofs, for the most part covered in slate. It's an impressive building by any measure, and the specification and standard of fitting reflects that. There is gas fired underfloor central heating, and a high level of a thermal and acoustic insulation. The whole property has hardwood window frames with sealed unit double glazing. The electrical specification is extensive, with principal areas wired for sound, TV and Cat 5.
On the ground floor, an impressive pair of entrance doors opens to a central hallway featuring an oak staircase and galleried landing. The hall gives direct access to all the main reception rooms. There is a 23ft lounge with an Italian marble fireplace, and a south facing corner bay with floor to ceiling windows and doors to the terrace. Double doors connect the lounge to the sitting room with its bay window and connecting door to the annexe. Also south facing is the conservatory/dining room with floor to ceiling windows, taking in the views and with direct access to the terrace. The study has a bay window, and usefully looks out towards the entrance. The kitchen/breakfast room is beautifully fitted and equipped with an extensive range of units, integrated appliances, black granite surfaces. It's supported by a utility room fitted to the same standard. The side hall gives access to the cloakroom and a splendid games/cinema room, currently used for snooker, but readily adaptable for other hobbies. The side hall also gives direct access to one of the double garages which is extensively fitted out with eye level and base cupboard units together with mezzanine storage over.
The first floor comprises a principal bedroom suite with fitted wardrobes, a dressing area and a large bathroom with limestone flooring, twin basins, bath and a separate shower. There are two guest rooms, each with fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. Two more bedrooms share the family bathroom which has a spa bath.
On the ground floor, with independent access, as well as a connecting door to the sitting room, is a very well appointed annexe ideal for a dependant relative, older children still living at home, or live in staff. It comprises a hall, sitting room, kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom.
Electrically operated gates with a video entry system open to a large enclosed courtyard at the front of the house with security lighting. To the left is the integral double garage, and to the right another double garage fitted out to the same standard as the other with an extensive range of floor standing and eye level storage units, work benching, light and power. Both garages have electrically operated doors. Adjoining the rear of the garage is an excellent workshop and machinery store with sink and cupboards. There is also a garden cloakroom. Screened from the house is a hard standing ideal for boat and trailer. Stretching around the south and west of the main residence is an extensive terrace and entertaining area with southerly views over parts of the village to lightly wooded farmland beyond. A flight of steps from the terrace leads down to a sweep of grass. The whole extends to just short of 1 acre.
Adjoining the property to the west is an area of pasture land together with stables, tack and feed room, concrete yard and an excellent full size menage/schooling area. In all, just short of 9 acres. This facility is available to purchase, or rent.