- Idyllically placed and meticulously considered home
- State of the art comfort and eminent design throughout 4995sqft
- Four immaculately presented, spacious reception rooms
- Fabulous family room with exceptional aspects
- Five double bedrooms to first floor - all with en suites
- Under-floor heating, air conditioning and triple glazing
- Spacious driveway plus detached double garage and office approx 1000sqft
- Fantastic covered outdoor kitchen for al fresco dining
- Extensive, south facing sun terrace for relaxation
- Surrounded by stock fenced, private lawn gardens
Idyllically placed with far reaching, rural aspects, Lower Gaugers House is an architectural triumph of design in a highly desirable location. Every part of this five-bedroom residence has been meticulously considered to achieve a noteworthy collaboration of state-of-the-art comfort, quality workmanship and green credentials. The spacious, light accommodation flows effortlessly through the four reception rooms and stunning family room and additional conveniences include en suites to all five bedrooms.
The grand entrance door with glazed side panel opens into the impressively light, spacious and welcoming entrance area which has a full height vaulted ceiling with large, bespoke roof windows allowing natural light to flow through. A split-faced marble feature wall runs to one side of the hall and rises to the first floor with the suspended walnut open staircase having a brushed steel and glass balustrade which merges beautifully with the walnut doors and architraves opening to each of the rooms. Four pendant lights, wall lights and recessed LED lights give a warm welcome to evening guests and the porcelain flag tiled flooring continues through to the family room, prep kitchen, boot room and cloakroom with underfloor heating warming the entire home.
The triple aspect lounge offers far reaching rural views via a combined window and door to the front, a side window and sliding full height windows to the rear. Recessed down-lighting and wall lights give evening illumination along with the warm atmosphere created by the Charnwood multi-fuel stove, with television point alongside, and the grey oak-effect porcelain tiled flooring presents a sleek finishing touch.
Across the hall, the tiered cinema room offers optimum viewing of the Sapphire cinema screen with high-fidelity Dolby Atmos concealed speakers connected to the Epson ceiling mounted projector.
The piece de resistance of the residence is the stunning family room with carefully planned kitchen, dining and relaxing areas. The full height sliding glass wall across the rear elevation gives sublime views over adjoining farmland. The kitchen area is fitted with a bespoke, hand painted range of Matthew Marsden cabinets in two-tone greys and having white and mica splashed quartz work surfaces which augment the muted shades. A grey slate canopy encapsulates the electric four-oven black Aga range with side hot plate and Fisher & Paykel extractor fan over whilst a further Neff oven is incorporated in the deep, island unit and breakfast bar. The island also incorporates an integrated fridge and an inset stainless-steel sink unit with Abode swan neck mixer and Quooker boiling water taps, and is lit by six suspended feature lights above.
The living area has space for a generous lounge suite and features a large Charnwood multi-fuel stove and a bespoke, hand painted media cabinet which compliments the kitchen cabinets.
A further five suspended feature lights are grouped above the dining area alongside the rear windows also enjoying uninterrupted pastoral views.
A door to the side leads into the separate prep-kitchen which is fitted with further Matthew Marsden units, an inset stainless-steel sink unit with Abode spring pull-down spray tap, housing for a Fisher & Paykel fridge freezer and two integrated Smeg dishwashers. A door to the utility room reveals further hand-painted kitchen units with an inset Belfast sink unit with Abode taps and, to the side, a raised level cabinet with space for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. This area also houses the heating controls and water tanks and there is an exit door to the side.
From the family room, a further door leads into the games room with sliding full height windows to the rear, porcelain flag tiled flooring and a ceiling bank of three lights above the pool table space.
Off the main entrance hall, a corridor with two tall windows, one opening to the drive, and recessed down-lighting gives way to three further rooms. Firstly, the boot room with Matthew Marsden walnut bench style shoe storage to either side and coat hooks above. Beyond this, the cloakroom is fitted with a Laufen contemporary white suite comprising close coupled w.c. and a vanity set console wash basin with Vado monobloc tap and tiled splash back. Finally, the gymnasium which has a picture window to the front with an inset door to the driveway and offering, arguably, the finest of panoramic distraction from the hard work being undertaken within. Vinyl tiled flooring gives a practical finish whilst recessed down-lighting gives focus. There is a wall mounted television point and double doors open to storage space.
The first-floor vaulted ceiling of the landing has a further two Velux skylights. Along with the suspended feature lights over the hallway, there are wall lights and also low-level night lighting points. Two built in cupboards house linen shelves and one includes a laundry chute to the utility room.
The master bedroom has an angled feature window with plantation shutters to the side and a picture window to the rear. For evening use, there is a pendant light, bed-side wall lights and low-level night-lights to create ambience. A bank of bespoke, hand painted Matthew Marsden fitted wardrobes line the recess and have down-lighting above and a ceiling-inset air-conditioning unit.
Two of the wardrobe doors open to reveal the opulent en suite bathroom with picture window to the rear. Porcelain tiled flooring and strategically placed wall tiling form the backdrop to the luxurious white Laufen suite with Vado fitments and the Matthew Marsden walnut furniture with white marble surfaces. The suite comprises twin wash hand basins with wall-lit mirrors above, walk-in shower cabinet with tiled seat and Vado dual shower heads, an enclosed w.c., and a stand-alone, double-ended bath tub with floor-mounted Vado waterfall tap and hand shower. An added indulgence is the walnut dressing table with large illuminated mirror over, glass shelving to the side for perfume and toiletries and also a bank of linen shelves.
The dual aspect bedroom two has a picture window to the rear, an angled side feature window with plantation shutters and the lighting arrangements include a vaulted ceiling pendant light, recessed down-lights, bed-side wall lights and low-level night lights. Two Matthew Marsden double wardrobes are fitted to one wall, there is a wall mounted television point opposite the bed-space and a recessed air conditioning vent for added comfort. The adjoining en suite comprises a white Laufen suite including a large shower cubicle, cabinet set wash basin and w.c. Recessed down-lights enhance the dark grey wall and floor tiling and there is a window to the side.
The third bedroom is also dual aspect with windows to the side and rear. The vaulted ceiling has a pendant feature light, there are recessed down-lights and bed-side wall lights plus a recessed air conditioning vent. The walk-in wardrobe is fitted with an array of Matthew Marsden clothes hanging rails, drawer bank and shoe shelves. The en suite has a Velux window to the front, porcelain tiled floor and wall tiling to the splash areas of the white Laufen contemporary suite of vanity set wash basin, w.c., corner shower cubicle and ellipse shaped bath tub with a floor-mounted Vado tap and hand shower.
Bedrooms four and five are both double rooms, have Velux windows to the front, wall and bedside lighting and fitted double wardrobes. The en suite facilities comprise shower cubicles, vanity set wash basins and w.c. against a background of porcelain wall and floor tiling under recessed down-lights.
Lower Gaugers is reached from a single-track road off Bentley Lane and across a slate chipped, tree lined driveway which sweeps around to a parking area for several cars. LED lighting surrounds the property and gardens and gives a true sense of arrival, also illuminating the lawn areas to either side of the drive and the York stone apron approach to the front door.
A slate chipped pathway leads around the side, sleeper-edged lawn garden of the property and gives way to the superb, covered outdoor kitchen space, secluded and fitted with sleeper style constructed rustic wall which also provides log storage. A slate flagged floor is in place for the dining space with a central pendant light above and wall lighting to supplement. The cooking facilities include a large built-in Argentine grill barbecue with chimney which doubles-up as a fireplace for added warmth and enjoyment late into the evening. A mosaic dome wood-fired pizza oven is a superb addition to the area and there is space for a gas barbecue if also required.
Directly outside the family room, and stretching the width of the rear elevation of the property, is the porcelain tiled sun terrace from which you can enjoy the extensive pastoral views lying beyond the stock fenced lawn which is reached via central steps. The area has plenty of space for pre-dinner drinks, lounging or dining and also has space for a hot tub with outdoor power and drainage.
Steps rise to the side of the office and garage block which replicas the residences build criteria of white render with graphite shaded windows and doors. The first door opens to storage room for sports equipment and over-flow household items. Next is a state-of-the-art office with side window, vinyl tiled entrance flooring abutting a carpeted work-space area, power points and strip lighting. Further along the block is the personal door to the large double garage which also has power, light and electronically controlled doors opening to the side road.
The property has an air source heating system in place to maximise its green credentials and the triple glazed windows and doors have a solar coating to reduce heat gain with the inserted glass being low heat loss. There is also an air conditioning system in the family room, master suite and two of the bedrooms.
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