Built in 2007, this sympathetically designed character detached home is presented in show home condition and offers excellent accommodation. Well located for the catchment of the local secondary school, Edgbarrow (rated as Outstanding in the last Ofsted inspection), the position of this property is convenient for the local village and is set on a quiet rural road.
A road with a characterful mix of property styles, the double fronted Georgian design of this home immediately draws your attention and, when you pull up onto the drive, you will be impressed with the spacious parking. With a block paved frontage and low-level brick perimeter wall containing a box lavender border, the impression is one of traditional charm.
The honeyed hardwood door opens immediately into a generously sized entrance hall that is modern and inviting. Tiled with light ceramic flooring, it is a spacious area finished with contemporary downlights, chrome fixtures and oak doors. A turning staircase leads to the upper levels and the downstairs cloakroom with low level WC and wash hand basin is continued with the same flooring.
From the entrance hall, the first door on your left leads through to a good sized study that has a bay window looking out to the front of the house. Benefitting from lots of natural light, the room is a perfect size for a home office. Mirroring this room to the right of the entrance hall is the family room; similarly featuring a bay window overlooking the front of the house, this space is more generous than the study and offers an additional ground floor reception area. Finished with downlights and the same contemporary stylings, the family room offers plenty of scope for use as a formal drawing room, a children’s play room or second study.
A set of double hardwood doors leading to the sitting room adds an air of grandeur to this lovely family space. The addition of a log burner framed with modern fire surround draws you in and it is hard not to imagine how warm and inviting this space to be with the fire lit in the winter time. A charming room with touches of traditional character, the luxury of modern living has not been skimped here with a continuation of downlighters, ceiling mounted speaker system and underfloor heating to remind you that this home is not 19th century but 21st.
A set of glazed double doors opens up into the open plan dining room and kitchen area and, with a vaulted glazed roof lends additional natural light throughout the remainder of the ground floor. In addition, glazed double doors open out onto the patio and offer a fabulous view of the garden. Both the kitchen and dining room are finished with a continuation of the ceramic tiles (and underfloor heating) from the entrance hall providing an elegant continuity and flow through the downstairs space.
The open layout of the dining room with the kitchen is an invitation to imagine elegant evenings entertaining family and friends whilst fostering images of the daily bustle of family life. Capable of dealing with anything such a life can throw at it, the kitchen is bursting with features including Bosch five ring gas hob with extractor hood over and double oven below, a range of integrated appliances including Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher and Microwave along with space for large American style Fridge/Freezer. With a bright and clean cream finish and granite worksurfaces, there is ample storage yet a further utility room offers additional space for white goods and laundry. Housing the boiler, the utility room offers alternative access to the house and makes an ideal space for taking off those muddy boots or for drying wet paws.
The garden, one of the property’s many exquisite features is an extension of the modern meeting traditional. Fully landscaped with discrete areas for entertaining, children’s play area and formal planting with sweeping lawn, it is a space that offers something for everyone. Fully enclosed and extending to a woodland vista, the garden is south facing and benefits from a shady, barked area as well as full sun on the paved patio.
At the bottom of the garden is a timber shed and summer house/garden room; the former being a necessity for tools and garden equipment and the latter offering great potential for entertaining. Though its proximity to the play area will naturally lead to children calling dibs on this space, there is a further hidden gem within the grounds.
Formerly a single garage, the current owners have converted this detached brick building to the side of the house as a studio. With heat, light and power the studio offers a myriad of uses from annexe to office, artist’s studio to teenage getaway. An exceptional conversion, the studio opens with its own front door into a small lobby off of which is a toilet and wash basin. Entering the main studio with its vaulted ceiling and private patio doors, you will be forgiven for any thoughts you might have of turning this into your own private sanctuary. It is a very calming and peaceful space and would certainly suit any number of uses. Benefiting from great natural light but offering good privacy this space could potentially be used as an annexe.
Returning to the main house and investigating the upstairs accommodation, you can find the master suite with modern en-suite complete with large shower enclosure, chrome ladder radiator and double width vanity sink. With a view over the rear garden, this generously proportioned room has fitted wardrobes and continues the modern stylings with downlights and chrome fixtures.
A further two double bedrooms offer generous double built in wardrobes with shelving and hanging space with a further bedroom overlooking the front of the property. The Family Bathroom offers a tile enclosed bath and shower, fully tiled floor and walls, heated towel rail and downlights.
Ascending to the second floor a further double bedroom offers another suite which includes a thoroughly grown up bathroom. Featuring a Victorian styled roll top bath, there will be some pondering over which of the two suites should be the master and which the guest bedroom. With eaves storage and a dormer window overlooking the rear, nestled at the top of the house, this room offers a private retreat.
Overall, this property is a beautifully presented unique build which offers the benefits of luxury modern living coupled with the pleasure of a home that has been built with some soul. The various outbuildings and generous outside space lends flexibility to the accommodation. It isn’t difficult to see why anyone would fall in love with a home that exudes such warmth and elegance. Coupled with its convenient location, competitive price and ample parking, 68 Upper Broadmoor Road is the perfect choice of family home.