*MAGICAL FAMILY HOME*
*PRESENTING TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 25YRS *
*UNIQUELY & CREATIVELY DESIGNED TO EVOKE AN ATMOSPHERE OF WARMTH & SOCIABILITY *
*SITUATED ON A SOUTH WESTERLY FACING PLOT OF 0.4 ACRES*
*BACKED BY FIELDS TO THE REAR & FIELDS TO THE FRONT*
*ACCOMMODATION SET OVER THREE FLOORS**SELF-CONTAINED OUTBUILDING PROVIDING ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATION*
Merlyns Mead is located on the much sought after Blackpond Lane and is captivating at first sight. Set well back from the lane, one approaches through a wooden gate onto a gravel drive which provides ample parking for cars. To the left of the front garden is an oak framed double bay cart lodge and a lavender fringed path leads to the oak porch and front door. The front door with its stained glass panel and side lights is framed by a beautiful oak porch. Entering through one is welcomed into a large central hallway with the hand crafted oak staircase that ascends to the upper floors. Leading off to the left is the sitting room (snug in winter) with its oak mantled fire place and log burner. This light and spacious room which is cool in the summer with french doors which open into the garden is equally a cozy retreat around the fire in the winter. To the right of the hallway is a cloakroom and access to the garage which could be converted into an additional room (subject to the usual planning consents). Leaving the hallway through double oak doors one enters the large open plan living space which is flooded with light. This is the heart of the home and party central for family gatherings and entertaining friends. The room has been carefully zoned into three sections containing a kitchen, sitting, and dining area. The kitchen compromises of a hand painted wooden kitchen with a large central island unit topped with black Nero leathered granite and a food prep sink. Kitchen counter tops are solid oak and the large dresser contains two integrated fridges and freezers. Designed as a cooks kitchen there is a ‘Nigella Lawson’ style walk in pantry with custom oak shelves and marble countertops. The seating area zone is inward facing and creates a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere. Furniture can easily be pushed aside to create that all important dancing space when needed! The oak garden room hosts the large dining table for those special occasions spent around the table with family and friends. The raised glass lantern engenders a banqueting atmosphere and the three sided views of the garden to the fields beyond, a feeling of being in the garden even on the dullest days of winter. French doors lead out onto a sandstone patio and the garden. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large utility room with hand painted wooden units and solid oak worktops and a large double porcelain sink. This is the room where all the work gets done and there is space for a dishwasher, washing machine and drying machine all carefully concealed. There are ample storage cupboards. Leading off the utility room is a walk in temperature controlled ‘wine room’ with floor to ceiling wine racks. The stable style back door leads directly to the garden.The first floor with its part galleried landing and stunning oak staircase offers a natural flow into five double bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom is situated privately to the rear of the house has and has a view through the large windows onto the garden. The ensuite bathroom includes a shower and Albion Tubby free standing bath. The dressing room has hand painted wooden and oak drawer fitted units. There are four further double bedrooms two of which have ensuite shower rooms. The large family bathroom is shared by the other two bedrooms and showcases a Water Monopoly cast iron Bateau bath cast by the owner of this property as its centre piece. All bathrooms and shower rooms have been furnished with quality high end sanitary ware and taps. The second floor access via the oak staircase provides a open plan part galleried room and a second room which are both light and spacious. This floor is currently being used by the owners as a library, a workspace and a studio. There are however multiple possibilities for use which can be adapted and customised depending on individual and changing family needs!. Externally the grounds are delightful, private and thoughtfully landscaped. The garden can be split into two parts. The first adjacent to the house has a lawned formal area with roses, lavender, a pond and a host of mature shrubs and trees including Magnolia Grandiflora, Weeping Silver Birch, Maples and a mature Laurel Hedge. The second lawn offers raised vegetable borders, a hen house, a poly tunnel and fruit trees such as cherry, peach, apple, plum and pear. This area is perfect for swings, trampolines, cricket nets and a tree house! The garden backs onto fields and is very private. Within the garden and within close walking distance to the house is ‘Little Barn’ a freestanding oak framed and cladded outbuilding which provides ancillary accommodation. Large and airy inside it provides an open plan kitchen, living and sleeping area with a separate shower room. Every inch of this house has been lovingly crafted. The house, the cart lodge and barn are all oak framed and oak cladded and are roofed with hand made tiles. All windows, sills, doors, floors, staircase, soffitt boards and fascias are solid oak. Door handles and window latches have been forged and specially fitted. All lighting in the home is from Jim Lawrence Lighting. Tradesmen were selected for their skill and have achieved a perfect marriage between contemporary and classic styles. A home for the senses that has to be experienced to be appreciated.
Farnham Royal and Farnham Common are well served by road and rail links with the larger neighbouring towns of both Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield providing direct rail access into London Marylebone in around 20 minutes. In 2021 Crossrail at nearby Burnham will provide commuters with easy access across central London to Canary Wharf. The property is walking distance to the popular Emperor Public House plus is within easy reach of The Broadway in Farnham Common with its local amenities which include Tesco, Sainsbury and Costa. The M40/M25 and M4 are all within easy reach.
Renowned for its excellent grammar schooling along with a range of state and independent schools including Caldicott in Farnham Common, Dair House in Farnham Royal and Maltmans in Gerrards Cross, the area also has its own excellent Infant and Junior Schools which are both walking distance to the property. For a full list of catchment schools visit www.buckscc.gov.uk
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Please Note: These sales particulars have been prepared by HILTON KING & LOCKE upon the instructions of the vendor(s). Services, fittings and equipment referred to within the sales particulars have not been tested (unless otherwise stated) and no warranties can be given. Accordingly the prospective buyer(s) must make their own enquiries regarding such matters.