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Warwicks Bench Lane, Guildford
A remarkable family home approaching 9,000 sq. ft. arranged over three principal floors with a sumptuous indoor swimming pool and far reaching views along the Chantry Valley.
Warwick Heights is a magnificently proportioned modern home that has been up-dated and enhanced since its original design in 2009. This sophisticated and luxurious Arts & crafts style property enjoys breath-taking views over open Countryside and the Chantry Valley yet is within striking distance of the town centre. Providing over 9,000 sq. ft. of extraordinary living space that, through clever detail and design maximises light and space across three floors with the lower ground floor given over to a beautifully appointed indoor swimming pool with automated and hidden roller cover.
The entrance hall features a triple height vaulted ceiling with a wide and gentle rise Oak staircase and galleried landings to the upper two floors. This spacious reception hall with its feature gas fire, Hyperion fitted storage, and beautiful oak doors sets the tone by highlighting the craftsmanship that can be seen throughout the property. All ground floor entertaining areas feature French doors leading to the extensive south-facing sun terrace with stylish ceramic tiles and glass balustrade overlooking the gardens and hillside beyond.
A stunning Poggenpohl fitted kitchen finished in vanilla gloss and bookmark Walnut are topped with glacier white Corian work tops which not only provide ample preparation space but they also create an engaging entertainment space. Two large fridge/freezers by Miele, two convection ovens, steamer oven, combination oven and dishwasher will accommodate the largest of gatherings. Inset into the Corian work surface is a sculpted sink with a Blanco mixer/spray tap and separate Zip tap providing chilled or boiling filtered water. Set into the floor a lit and automated glass door leads to spiral wine cellar for holding up to 1,400 bottles. Connecting doors leading a 2nd prep kitchen and utility room.
The Drawing Rooms principal feature is a striking bay window with exposed red brick mullions which reflects the Arts and Craft style and is flanked either side with French doors that leads to the sun-terrace and flood the drawing room with light, the oak floors with underfloor heating bring warmth to this sumptuous space and for the winter nights a feature limestone Portuguese Mafra fireplace offers further charm and character. Mood lighting and Crestron sound system complement this terrific reception room.
The Dining room also opens onto the sun-terrace and is centred by a large Inglenook style fireplace with Inset cream Jotul wood-burning stove. Approaching 20 x 20 square, this large area will accommodate a generous sized dining table and chairs and is complemented with Mood lighting and Crestron sound system. An oak staircase leads down to the indoor pool. A dual aspect study/playroom is sited towards the front of property overlooking the entrance driveway and landscaped front gardens.
The Master bedroom suite is opulent in its proportions and enjoys a large bay window with red brick mullions and far reaching views down the valley and hillside beyond. Approaching 20 x 20 square, this a spacious and light bedroom with a walk in Hyperion fitted wardrobe and luxury full en-suite bathroom with a standalone Oval Durvait Stark bath and walk in Hansgrohe Shower, complemented with a double sink and vanity unit.
Five further double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and vast media/games room on the top floor ensure that the feeling of space and light is continued throughout this very special home. All rooms are connected to the internal media hub and have mood ilight light systems.
Gardens & Grounds
Although Warwick Heights sits in an elevated position it is slightly below road level, which provides a private and secluded plot of approx. ½ acre. The property is approached via double automated wooden gates with a video entrance system. The tar & chip driveway offers ample parking for six cars and leads to the barn style 2 bay garaging. The front garden is beautifully landscaped with enclosed raised beds that have been well stocked with a range of mature shrubs and planting.
The rear garden is South / Westerly facing and enclosed to the rear with mature laurel hedging and small trees. Mainly laid to lawn and further edged by flower bed boarders, this a sunny and private space to enjoy.
Underfloor heating throughout
Energy-efficient air source heat pumps
Double mega flow pressurised tanks
Fixtures & fittings:
Carpets, curtains, light fittings, and garden statuary are excluded from the sale, but some items may be made available by separate negotiation.
Guildford Borough Council 01483 505050
Freehold for Sale
- Triple height vaulted entrance hall
- 32 Kitchen breakfast room fitted with Poggenpohl units, two double ovens, steam oven and microwave oven
- 2nd prep-kitchen, utility room, automated glass topped spiral underfloor wine cellar
- Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study/ Play Room, Boot Room, Cloakroom
- Extensive South Facing terrace with views with breath-taking countryside views and laid with stunning ceramic tiles
- Oak flooring throughout, Oak staircase and Hyperion fitted storage
- Galleried landing
- Master bedroom suite with Hyperion walk in closet and luxury appointed en-suite bathroom
- Five further double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms
- Games/Media Room
- Beautifully appointed indoor swimming pool with automated hidden roller covers
- Substantial 2 bay barn style garages with storage above
- Manicured and landscaped front and rear gardens
- Automated wooden gates leading to a tar and chip driveway with parking for six cars
- ilight lighting system complemented by a Crestron media system
- Quality Duravit Sanitryware and Hansgohe showers and fittings