This year will see the biggest legislation shake-up in private-rented sector … [ Read More ] about Mark Blakeway lends lettings expertise to industry magazine, The Negotiator.
Highcroft, Shamley Green
A deceptively spacious five-bedroom detached family home with a beautifully landscaped garden close to the village centre.
Willowmead is a splendid modern home which has been enhanced and improved in recent years. With bespoke joinery, Farrow & Ball colour schemes and a stunning landscaped garden to ensure that families of all sizes feel right at home.
A pitched and tiled entrance vestibule opens to a generous reception hall. To the left is a light and airy study. With the exception of the kitchen/breakfast and utility room, the ground floor is fitted with engineered Dutch oak flooring supplied by Wood and Stone, a Guildford based company.
The kitchen/breakfast room is a stunning room. Recently constructed by a bespoke Sussex joinery firm, this in-frame kitchen has been created to exacting standards with an array of wall and base level units, clever ladder cupboards and Caesarstone worksurfaces. Only quality fittings have been used with items such as a Quooker boiling water tap and soap dispenser, Perrin & Rowe mixer tap, Villeroy & Boch ceramic sink, an integrated Bosch dishwasher and a concealed Neff microwave.
A breakfast bar divides the kitchen from the breakfast area which is bathed in light from the triple aspect windows and sky lights. Aged St. Luke tumbled limestone with underfloor piped and electric heating throughout completes this fabulous hub of the home. Off the kitchen is a well-appointed utility room, fitted by the same joinery firm, under stairs storage with garden toilet and a door to the garage.
Double doors lead through to a TV room/snug which in turn opens onto the drawing room. Twin sets of French doors lead out to a sunny terrace and are positioned on either side of a wood-burning stove. Dual aspect windows flood the room with light.
The rear hallway opens into the vaulted media/dining room. This fabulous space has full width bi-fold doors opening to the terraces and is perfect for parties or the full cinema experience.
The 1st floor accommodation is equally plentiful.
The Master bedroom is well proportioned with a full en-suite bathroom. The guest suite is also very well proportioned with an en-suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom, recently refitted with Hansgrohe and Laufen fittings.
THE GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The house is approached via a private driveway which leads to an integral double garage and there is ample parking for six cars. A detached twin bay badger barn by Surrey Oak Barns provides further space for parking or storage.
The rear garden is an absolute triumph. Designed by Terry Nightingill of Briarwood Landscapes, and installed by Andrews Landscaping, the garden has been cleverly arranged with large open terraces paved with Tumbled Limestone.
A smart sunken firepit area provides a relaxed space to entertain with views down through the Buxus topiary onto a small croquet lawn. Varieties of foxgloves, white phlox and other herbaceous planting create a calm and peaceful screening around this part of the garden. Silver birches and Pleached trees add height, structure and all year- round interest.
The lower garden has been given over to children with large swathes of lawn and an area for play equipment and football goals thus enabling the entire outside space to be enjoyed by the whole family.
- Reception hall, drawing room, snug, study, vaulted dining/media room, utility/prep kitchen, cloakroom
- Traditional Bespoke Furniture fitted kitchen with Caesarstone worksurfaces and central island opening to a spacious breakfast room, underfloor heating
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, Guest suite with en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms and family bathroom
- Garden designed by Briarwood Landscapes with sunken firepit area and multi-level terraces in tumbled limestone
- Private driveway with parking for six cars, integral double garage and separate open bay twin badger barn
- A mature lawn garden with an array of specialist trees and shrubs providing contrast and interest
- In all 0.47 acres