Sunday, 17 December 2017

Hi-spec new build home seeking family to love it

A NEW and beautifully crafted five-bedroom home is available in Lower Shiplake, finished to the highest of specifications and situated

A NEW and beautifully crafted five-bedroom home is available in Lower Shiplake, finished to the highest of specifications and situated in a peaceful location at the end of a long private driveway.

Built with handmade English bricks and exposed open rafters, Newlands is a thoughtfully designed and exceptionally well built property.

The developer was so impressed with the original plan when he bought the plot that he went with the design, taking 12 months to get the property exactly right.

“It was the setting that first attracted me at the end of a seriously long drive and with a stunning entrance hall, first impressions really do count with this property,” he said.

There is a lovely sense of light and space throughout the property which is immediately apparent when you step into the reception hall with its vaulted ceiling and galleried landing.

The principal rooms all lie off the reception hall and particular note is given to the kitchen/breakfast room which provides a wonderful entertaining space with bi-fold doors leading out to the patio, formal gardens and studio/home office.

The kitchen area benefits from a separate utility room and snug and to the front of the house, French windows open on to the south-facing terrace which offers a pleasant seating area overlooking the front garden.

The formal dining room is at the back of the house with doors out to the patio and the triple-aspect sitting room with its open fireplace enjoys views over the front and access via bi-folding doors to the rear gardens. The family room with its large bay window and the downstairs cloakroom complete the accommodation on the ground floor.And the entrance hall sets the tone for the rest of the property, a contemporary family home with high-end fixtures and fittings throughout.

The developer added: “The attention to detail is second-to-none. We used the best materials possible and the best craftsmen, all sourced locally and they have done me proud.”

A Velux window in the entrance hall lets natural light flood in, as does the bay window in the family room and the dual-aspect windows in the sitting room, where there is a fireplace with granite hearth.

The contemporary acrylic kitchen features quartz worktops and Miele appliances, while there are well appointed bathroom suites and the property is decorated in Farrow & Ball colours.

Upstairs there is a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a vaulted ceiling, a guest bedroom with ensuite, three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom, detached double garage and a detached home office/studio with staircase to loft room above.

There is zoned underfloor heating throughout with wireless thermostats in each room, oak flooring to the ground floor, future proofed for home networks and Smart TV with twin CAT5e cables and wiring for SKY+ in every room, wired for home audio system, with an alarm system.

Outside there is automated hardwood double entrance gates leading to a tree-lined gravel driveway, newly planted with Hornbeams and Photinias with a built-in watering system. There are extensive gravel parking areas and a block-paved area adjacent to double garage, fully enclosed with brick built walls and fencing.

The lawn areas are edged with box hedging and a mixture of matures trees with mature high-level hedges to both sides of the property.

To the rear of the property is a private garden laid mainly to lawn with large sandstone patios, fully enclosed with fencing and mature hedging, and outside lighting.

The double garage is cedar clad under a clay tile roof while the home office/studio could be ideal for a home office, gym or additional reception room.

The property is available through joint agents for a guide price of £1,695,000.

For more details, call Beville on 0118 924 2526 or Hamptons International on (01491) 699924.

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