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Enjoy luxury living in this architectural beauty which sits in an idyllic rural location. Stephanie Bell reports...
Luxury living at its very best can be found in this beautifully designed country home which sits in secure gated grounds of almost an acre.
Discerning detail was considered in every aspect of the design of this spectacular property which was built just seven years ago.
A generous 6,000 sq ft of accommodation offers flexible accommodation, with five reception rooms, a vast open plan kitchen/living/dining room, five bedrooms all with en suites, a separate one bedroom flat as well as a lovely self contained garden studio/office with cloakroom and kitchenette.
Heating this sprawling home need not be a worry as energy efficiency was a major consideration in the design. The house has underfloor heating, powered by a wood pellet boiler and there is a mechanical heat recovery and ventilation system as well as rainwater harvesting.
The entire house is wired with CAT5 cabling with an abundance of TV/Satellite points throughout this property and there is a Beam central vacuum system.
The sprawling modern home sits in the countryside, off a private laneway accessed via electronically operated entrance gates and is only 10 minutes from a variety of local towns.
A mix of natural stone, black framed glazing and white render have been used to create a striking exterior design.
Double opening front doors lead first to a porch where more double oak doors open into a large hallway.
Another set of double oak doors leads into the exceptionally spacious, bright and homely drawing room.
A lovely limestone fireplace takes pride of place in here and there is an attractive built-in book case with storage and display shelves which hides a concealed book case door into a private study.
Double patio doors open out to a patio area.
The "secret" study room is filled with light and has great views from its five feature windows while an inset wood burning stove creates a snug atmosphere.
The vast luxury oak and granite open plan kitchen and family area is a wonderful place for all to gather.
Its vaulted ceiling adds to the sense of space and the kitchen is top of the range with all the mod cons you need including two integrated dishwashers, an impressive cooking island unit with Belling range cooker with seven ring gas hob and two double electric ovens.
An American style fridge freezer and a drinks fridge are also included.
French doors also open to the outside.
You step into a stunning space in the south-west facing sun room which has a sculpted feature circular ceiling and circular black windows offering views over the countryside.
There is also a large dining room for formal entertaining and a good sized games room.
Also on the ground floor is a luxurious bedroom with dressing area and wet room.
Upstairs, a huge master suite also comes with dressing and reading areas and opens out onto a large decked south-west facing balcony the perfect spot to soak up the evening sunshine and enjoy the sunsets.
The en suite is decadent with a Jacuzzi style bath, semi pedestal wash hand basin with waterfall taps, bidet, wall-hung WC, fully tiled shower cubicle, two heated towel radiators and a TV with remote control.
There are three further bedrooms upstairs with en suites and a generous luxury family bathroom, also with a TV.
Above the oversized three bay garage is a beautiful self contained apartment with an open plan kitchen/living/dining area.
A large double bedroom comes with a luxury en-suite with shower and a large Jacuzzi bath.
The accommodation continues with a gorgeous modern garden studio/home office which opens out onto a tranquil pond with cascading water feature.
This generous studio is beautifully finished to the same high specification as the main home and flat.
There is also a large, secure dry workshop or store area, with a concrete floor and adjacent to it is a wine cellar/cold store.
The gardens are beautiful with lawns and low maintenance shrub areas, numerous water features, natural stone walls and a huge sheltered patio area.