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5 bedroom house for sale

Bowden House, Bowden House Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire

Under Offer £4,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Bespoke built estate with view
  • 5 receps, 5 bedroom suites
  • Exceptional leisure suite
  • Tennis court, stables, manege
  • Paddocks & grounds to 9 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Bowden House stands very privately within it's own grounds with automated gated access, well screened by mature trees, off a small private road known as Bowden Lane. There are far reaching rural views towards the Dean Valley over the property's landscaped gardens and paddocks towards undulating countryside. It is exceptional that such stunning views can be had so conveniently, with easy access to Wilmslow, Handforth Dean, Bramhall, John Lewis at Cheadle, and the South Manchester commercial centres. The area has numerous golf courses, sports clubs and recreational
facilities, fantastic shopping, restaurants and bistros all within a few minutes drive. Good schools abound in both the public and private sector with Cheadle Hulme, Stockport and Manchester Grammar Schools, Kings Macclesfield, Alderley Edge School for Girls whilst for younger children many of these have junior sections or there are Beech Hall, The Ryleys and Terra Nova. Access to Manchester International Airport is easy and Wilmslow Station places London under 1hr 50mins away.


This is a bespoke built house of the highest standard, indeed, our clients have created not only an aspirational home but a mini estate with paddocks, stables, a new tennis court and an exceptional leisure suite. The property has an Intecho Intelligent Homes system controlled by iPads for lighting, heating and audio visual systems, a high tech security system using Panasonic HD colour cameras and security beams, the very latest in high quality sanitary ware and fittings and a bespoke Jamie Robins kitchen. Oversized oak wood block floors to the principal reception rooms are complemented
by polished porcelain tiled floors to the main family areas and bespoke Walnut doors are fitted throughout. There are solid floors at every level with under floor heating, creating an ambient warmth though out the house and excellent sound insulation. The rear ground elevation has bifold doors opening to a terrace and wide loggia to enjoy sunny evenings in the summer months and has access from all the ground floor rear facing rooms, perfect for entertaining and merging the gardens and the house. On the first floor the master bedroom suite has a balcony and a roof terrace, the ensuite bathroom has a huge bath beneath a picture window giving a private and bucolic view. The leisure suite is exceptional, including a swimming pool with an automated cover, a wide pool terrace leads to a jacuzzi set in a bay window, a steam room and the splendid light well terrace. The gym overlooks the pool and the lower ground floor incudes a games room / cinema room and a separate wine cellar as well as the usual changing facilities and plant rooms. Although extending to over 8000 sq ft this is a manageable and comfortable house and we believe this is principally due to the
creation of a fabulous family living area including the kitchen, sitting area, informal dining areas, even a semi formal dining area and a garden room all open plan with pocket doors opening off to a tv room or evening sitting room, whilst being close to the heart of the house. Our clients have additional land available by separate negotiation which includes a secondary driveway providing a second access to the stable yard area, a large horticultural warehouse building including offices, a pond, a paddock and as a separate lot, another paddock to the right of this driveway. In summation, it is rare to find a property so well placed with so many attributes and our client has literally 'thought of everything' in designing and creating a unique family residence of the highest standard.


The stone portico entrance, with stone column supports and steps, leads via double doors to an impressive reception hall with it's striking walnut and glass staircase and galleried landing, polished porcelain tiled floor and bespoke walnut doors. A fitted cloaks cupboard and a beautifully appointed cloakroom with a w.c. & wash hand basin stand at the rear of the hall whilst double walnut doors open off to the right hand side to the formal drawing room. This well proportioned room has two sets of French doors flanking a contemporary marble fireplace and hearth, two windows to the front and over sized oak wood block flooring laid in a herring bone style and extending through to the adjoining formal dining room or tv room. Sliding walnut pocket doors can be closed when entertaining or retracted back into the wall to create a huge entertaining space. French doors open to the side gardens and full width bifold doors open to the rear terrace. The main day to day living space revolves around the fabulous kitchen, hand crafted by Jamie Robins in walnut and fitted with Miele
appliances including an induction hob and an array of ovens, Liebherr fridge and freezer and zoned wine fridge, Wolf steamer and a dishwasher. This fantastic open plan area has polished porcelain tiled flooring and not only a triple aspect but a large lantern roof and offers very informal to semi formal dining areas from the breakfast bar to the fitted semi circular bay window or the family sitting/dining room which can be separated by walnut pocket doors. The lounging space has a contemporary fireplace below the tv area and opens to the garden room. Bi-fold and French doors
open to the rear terrace and loggia area, ideal for al fresco dining in the Summer months. Beyond the kitchen area a glazed utility room/boot room forms the link to the triple garage with a gardener/pet shower room and double and single remotely controlled roller doors. The lower ground floor is accessed by a staircase from the main hall area or externally from the large light well/sunken terrace to the rear. This is a sublime leisure area with natural light not only from the sunken terrace but also through glazed panels inset in the rear terrace. The main hall area has a cloakroom with a w.c. and double doors leading off to the cinema/games room, a door to the pool and one to the gym. A vestibule off the hall to the right opens to a well appointed changing area and shower and a door leads on to the pool and pool terrace. This is simply breathtaking, one of the finest leisure areas we have seen with a relief backdrop to the saline filtered pool, light well and a skylight panel, superb tiling, a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, reflective ceiling panel and a glazed screen from the hall area and gym. The plant room lies off and double French doors open to the sunken terrace with a flight of steps up to the gardens and rear terrace. On the first floor the landing with it's walnut and glass balustrade gives access to the three principal bathroom suites. The master suite extends across the full width of the rear of the house and includes the bedroom area with French doors to a
balcony and a large roof terrace, a gentleman's dressing room and a ladies dressing room with burr walnut wardrobes forming a link through to the spectacular ensuite bathroom with French doors to the balcony, a well placed square bath stands adjacent to the picture window with fabulous views, a 'rain' shower lies to the right and this very contemporary suite includes wall hung sanitary fittings and twin wash basins. The two other bedroom suites are well appointed with fitted wardrobes and both have very high quality en-suite shower rooms. A second staircase leads up to the second floor where there are two further splendid bedroom/sitting room suites, both with fitted wardrobes, one with fitted furniture including a dressing table/workstation. The en-suite bathrooms are both elegant and contemporary, one with an oval bath and separate shower and the second with a walk in shower.


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