Detached House   4 bedroom(s)   4 bathroom(s)   3 reception room(s)
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Oak House is an impressive and substantial property enjoying a glorious location on the Southern periphery of this sought after market town in an especially secluded and peaceful location. The property has been extensively remodelled and enlarged by the current owners and now offers exceptionally well presented family living space with original period features and modern finishes throughout.
The reception hall is particularly striking with its centrally situated staircase with rounded balustrades leading to the oval galleried landing. There is Karndean flooring with decorative borders and panelled and glazed doors leading to the various reception rooms. A full height window gives stunning views to the grounds and formal gardens. The principal reception room benefits from a dual aspect and has a large bay window to the front elevation and French doors to the courtyard making for an exceptionally light and bright formal entertaining space and there is an attractive cast iron fire grate with tiled detailing providing a focal point. There are two further reception rooms situated in the original part of the property which dates from the Edwardian era and has features associated with this era such as picture rails, attractive original pine bookcases and a cooking range.
These two rooms are particularly welcoming, one of which is used as a snug and has an inset wood burning stove set upon a granite hearth with an oak lintel above. This room also benefits from a bay window giving views to the front and accesses the impressive conservatory via a glazed and panelled door.
The dining room is situated in the original Edwardian part of the property and benefits from the aforementioned cupboards, bookcases and cooking range and has stripped pine flooring and has direct access to the conservatory.
The conservatory is a wonderful addition to the property and enjoys a predominately Easterly aspect and has twin sets of French doors directly accessing an extensive sandstone terrace making it perfect for large scale family entertaining. This room benefits from polished tiled flooring and underfloor heating.
The kitchen/breakfast room is situated to the rear of the property and is extensively fitted with a range of units with granite work surfaces and there is a large central island unit with breakfast bar, Siemens hob and griddle.
Further integrated appliances include a 'Siemens' oven and grill and a dishwasher.
The kitchen/breakfast room also benefits from French doors to the terrace. Beyond the kitchen via a glazed door is a practical utility room with a range of units and a single bowl sink and a glazed door to the courtyard.
The remainder of the ground floor comprises a well appointed cloakroom accessed from the reception hall and a boot room which benefits from a range of built-in cupboards and shelves.
First Floor The impressive staircase rises to the galleried landing which is a spectacular area and has a dual aspect which takes in views across rolling countryside and an attractive arch topped window provides a focal point along with a cast iron fire grate.
The principal suite is situated to the Westerly elevation of the property and has a dual aspect and is a well proportioned room with extensive space for furniture. A feature arch gives access to a his and hers dressing room with a range of extensive cupboards and hanging space. A further panelled door accesses a fully tiled en-suite shower room with his and hers wash hand basins and vanity units with storage beneath, w.c. and tiled floor.
A large guest suite situated to the rear of the property has a triple aspect taking in views to the formal gardens and grounds and has a range of built-in wardrobes and a panelled door to an attractively appointed en-suite shower room.
The third bedroom also doubles up as a guest suite and has an attractive original fireplace flanked by a recessed arch and a built-in cupboard. A panelled door then leads to a dressing area with extensive wardrobe space beyond which is an equally well appointed en-suite shower room with vanity units and a matching white suite.
The fourth bedroom situated to the front of the property has extensive views over rolling countryside and this room is served by a spacious family bathroom which is accessed from the galleried landing and has a double oval ended bath, wash hand basin with vanity unit and matching w.c. and is attractively tiled.
The Grounds Oak House is approached via a five bar gate and is well screened by mature evergreen hedging. The gate leads to an extensive area of gravelled parking which gives access to both the outbuildings and the principal house. To the front of the property are extensively stocked herbaceous borders which provide year round interest and colour. Adjacent to this is a gate with a lattice top leading to the formal gardens. A pair of arch topped gates give access to the triple garage which is situated within one of the outbuildings and there is further gravelled parking to the front of the garage.
The gardens are absolutely delightful and laid out with entertaining in mind, year round interest, seclusion and privacy. Immediately to the rear of the property accessed via the principal reception room is an extensive sandstone terrace which forms its own courtyard with attractive oval ended raised brick planters and a central square planter.
Steps lead to further paths, some of which are pavioured and some with riven stone which are flanked by neatly clipped box hedging with rectangular manicured lawns between which abut densely stocked herbaceous borders.
A mixed copper beech hedge segregates this terrace area from the formal gardens where there are a variety of specimen trees to include an avenue of plums with a path leading to a beautiful natural pond. The pond is flanked by a pavioured path and picket fence and has a variety of rushes and water borne plants.
This path meanders to a further sandstone terrace which can be directly accessed via the conservatory and kitchen/breakfast room. It is worthy of note that the extensive terraces at Oak House are all positioned to allow the occupants to take advantage of the sun all day.
The centrepiece of Oak House is the exemplary swimming pool complex which is accessed via large oval ended brick planters which are stocked with palm trees and various herbaceous bedding plants which screen an extensive stone terrace which benefits from a South and Westerly aspect enabling it to take advantage of the afternoon and evening sun. The terrace can be accessed via a number of bi-fold doors from the swimming pool building and there is a raised deck to one end which houses a hot tub under a shaded screen adjacent to which is a barrel sauna. The pool complex is a purpose built structure constructed in 2011.
French doors access a large reception area which also doubles up as a party room where there is a built-in bar which is ideal for entertaining. This room has a fully vaulted ceiling as does the rest of the structure and an oak door opens to the pool room where there is a dehumidifier plant, electric pool cover and attractive pool tiling with the pool itself being mosaic tiled with crescent steps leading in.
The South and West facing element of the pool house have extensive French and bi-fold doors opening to the aforementioned terrace which makes it absolutely superb for large scale parties and entertaining. Accessed directly from the pool room is a well appointed shower room and cloakroom.
Another dimension to this property is where the current owners have a purpose built structure that is currently used for spa treatments and incorporates the triple garage. This building was constructed in 2011 and has a reception area accessed via glazed French doors which opens to two spacious treatment rooms, all equipped with a range of storage units and sinks and set between these two rooms is a large shower room and w.c with disabled access.
The first floor of this building provides further versatile space which is accessed via a landing with a Velux rooflight and second w.c. Beyond which is an absolutely charming room with a vaulted ceiling and Velux rooflights which would readily make a cinema room/playroom or games room. To the other end of the first floor is dedicated office space with two offices with vaulted ceilings and Velux windows which provide the perfect environment for anyone wishing to work from home.
On the ground floor is a triple garage fully equipped with power and light.
Agents Notes The pool complex can be used normally in association with the house.
The treatment room is currently classified as non-domestic and has permission to run a business from the ground floor area. A prospective purchaser could change the classification (stp), or continue to run it as a business to generate income.
RECEPTION HALL 18' 6" x 18' 4" (5.65m x 5.60m)
DRAWING ROOM 22' 11" x 18' 4" (7.00m x 5.60m)
DINING ROOM 12' 1" x 12' 1" (3.70m x 3.70m)
SNUG 12' 1" x 12' 1" (3.70m x 3.70m)
CONSERVATORY 20' 8" x 11' 5" (6.30m x 3.50m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 21' 3" x 18' 4" (6.50m x 5.60m)
UTILITY ROOM 9' 0" x 5' 8" (2.75m x 1.75m)
BOOT ROOM 8' 10" x 5' 8" (2.70m x 1.75m)
CLOAKROOM 6' 4" x 4' 11" (1.95m x 1.50m)
GALLERIED LANDING 18' 6" x 18' 6" (5.65m x 5.65m)
PRINCIPAL SUITE 18' 4" x 13' 1" (5.60m x 4.00m)
EN-SUITE 10' 4" x 6' 4" (3.15m x 1.95m)
GUEST SUITE 27' 10" x 18' 4" (8.50m x 5.60m)
EN-SUITE 6' 10" x 6' 6" (2.10m x 2.00m)
BEDROOM 3 12' 1" x 11' 11" (3.70m x 3.65m)
BEDROOM 4 12' 1" x 11' 11" (3.70m x 3.65m)
FAMILY BATHROOM 6' 6" x 6' 6" (2.00m x 2.00m)
SWIMMING POOL 47' 6" x 29' 6" (14.50m x 9.00m)
PARTY ROOM/LOUNGE 18' 10" x 17' 8" (5.75m x 5.40m)
SHOWER ROOM 6' 10" x 2' 11" (2.10m x 0.90m)
CLOAKROOM 6' 10" x 2' 11" (2.10m x 0.90m)
PLANT ROOM 10' 11" x 6' 10" (3.35m x 2.10m)
DOUBLE GARAGE 19' 0" x 17' 8" (5.80m x 5.40m)
GARAGE 17' 8" x 9' 2" (5.40m x 2.80m)
RECEPTION ROOM/STUDY 20' 11" x 8' 2" (6.40m x 2.50m)
TREATMENT ROOM 12' 11" x 10' 5" (3.95m x 3.20m)
TREATMENT ROOM 12' 11" x 10' 5" (3.95m x 3.20m)
SHOWER ROOM 6' 10" x 6' 6" (2.10m x 2.00m)
CLOAKROOM 6' 6" x 5' 8" (2.00m x 1.75m)
GAMES ROOM 20' 9" x 16' 2" (6.35m x 4.95m)
OFFICE 19' 0" x 12' 7" (5.80m x 3.85m)
OFFICE 11' 11" x 9' 2" (3.65m x 2.80m)
CLOAKROOM 5' 6" x 3' 3" (1.70m x 1.00m)
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