- A splendid masterpiece of classic Arts and Crafts design
- Spectacular newly built home with a contemporary finish
- Set in five acres of grounds with idyllic, far reaching views
- Four impressively sizeable ground floor reception rooms
- Stunning, Matthew Marsden designed living dining kitchen
- Four spacious double bedrooms each with en suites
- Sweeping driveway, with parking, to detached garage
A masterpiece of classic Arts and Crafts design and workmanship has been reinvented with a contemporary finish to produce this spectacular, newly built family home. Idyllically positioned within five acres of grounds at the edge of the village and with superb open aspects to Rivington Pike, The Stables is a true residence of distinction and includes four impressively spacious reception rooms, stunning living dining kitchen and separate utility, four double bedrooms all with en suite facilities and two with dressing rooms. The lengthy driveway sweeps to the parking area and double garage and the surrounding gardens and first floor balcony terrace take full advantage of its seclusion and panoramic outlook.
The stone casement windows match the arched portico with recessed lighting shelters the anthracite grey double doors which open to the vestibule. Recessed down-lights illuminate the area and two storage cupboards house the coats rails and CCTV and alarm system control panels, respectively.
In line with the design era, deep coving, skirtings and architraves feature throughout and the herringbone-design oak flooring continues beyond further oak double doors to the further three reception rooms – as does the under-floor heating - plus the impressive hallway which offers a true sense of arrival. From here, a superb oak staircase rises and turns to the first-floor galleried landing having a chandelier point above, and further double doors open to the sitting room. A further door opens to the cinema/games room which overlooks the front gardens and driveway, has recessed down-lighting and a wall mounted television point and could be equally well employed as a gymnasium.
Just off, the cloakroom has been fitted with, hand-painted cabinets and oak counters incorporating the white classic-style suite of vanity wash hand basin and low flush w.c., illuminated by wall and down-lighting.
Twin openings give way to the library with panel windows overlooking the rear garden and having fitted full height book-shelves and cabinets lining two walls.
Double doors from here lead into the living dining kitchen and also into the remarkable triple aspect lounge with two sets of French windows to the rear and windows to either side of the room, one having a deep window seat from which to savour the aspects. Two pendant lights and strategically placed lamp lighting points give evening ambience along with the glow from the tall stone Minster fire surround, which offers a home to a fire dog and grate or log burner, and there is a television point close by.
The stunning living dining kitchen areas boast a Matthew Marsden hand-built and hand painted range of cabinets and central island - in Purbeck Stone and Railings - incorporating a twin bowl Butler’s sink unit and curved breakfast bench and table. The pale grey porcelain flagstone flooring, white marble work surfaces plus touches of limed oak coordinate impeccably and pull together the overall essence of the design.
Cooking facilities are provided by the Rangemaster Nexus range cooker with ceramic hob, stained mirror splash-back and stainless-steel extractor fan over. Integrated appliances include an automatic dishwasher and twin wine chillers and recessed down-lights showcase the area and illuminate the further dining space alongside the picture windows the the rear.
The adjoining utility room is fitted with kitchen complementary units, a further Butlers sink unit and has spaces for an automatic washing machine and a tumble dryer and one of two tall cabinets houses the under-floor heating controls. A broad opening gives way to the living room with a window to the side and sliding windows to the rear patio with balcony overhang for sheltered al fresco dining. A further Minster fire surround offers an elegant focal point to the room for chillier evenings and three pendant lights illuminate.
The capacious galleried landing has a spindle balustrade and a window overlooking the frontage and far reaching views beyond. Oak doors open to each of the rooms and there are two traditional style radiators, similar to those found in each of the first-floor rooms.
The opulent and well-proportioned master suite has a panel window to the side and a rear window in the bedroom which is also lit by two pendant lights. The inner hallway has a full length illuminated mirror at the door of the walk-in dressing room which is fitted with a range of Matthew Marsden hand painted furniture to include wardrobes to two walls incorporating shoe racks and shelving, and a dressing table with marble counter and illuminated mirror above. The lavish en suite has a full length picture window allowing natural light to filter through onto the earth toned porcelain floor – with electric underfloor heating - and wall tiling which forms the backdrop to the Villeroy & Boch white suite comprising a stand-alone slipper bath with stand-pipe mixer tap over, twin marble-inset wash basins atop a hand painted cabinet with illuminated mirrors over, a glass walk-in cubicle with dual shower heads, and a low flush w.c.
The second bedroom is dual aspect with a French window to a Juliette balcony to the front and a further side window. Doors to either side of the bed space open to the dressing room – fitted with an array of hand-painted wardrobes, drawers and shelves – and the en suite with white marble tiling and Charleston grey panelling beyond a white suite of large shower cubicle, illuminated vanity wash basin and a low flush w.c.
Bedroom three has sliding patio doors to the tiled flagged balcony which stretches across the side of the property and is also accessed by bedroom four. Both of these bedrooms are of generous size, have pendant and/or recessed down-lighting and en suite facilities of porcelain tiled walls and electric heated flooring, wet-room style showers with dual heads, vanity wash basins, low flush w.c.’s and electric ladder-style radiators to warm the towels.
Outside, electronically controlled gates open to the lengthy, pebbled and tree lined driveway which reaches the turning and parking area as well as the detached double garage. To one side of the driveway is a low hedge and lawn with a pedestrian path cutting through to the property and the opposite side stretches away to some five acres of paddock land with simply stunning, uninterrupted rural views as far as the eye can see. A secluded ground floor sun terrace and steps up to the first-floor balcony have been attentively positioned to take full advantage of this unique and far reaching vista. To the rear is a further private lawn garden which sits alongside the river and gives access to the start of the tree-lined pathway walk around the paddock.
Along with double glazed windows and door throughout, this beautiful home benefits from a renewable energy heating system via an air source heating pump. Full system details are available upon request.
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