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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Gentlemans Lane, Ullenhall, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, B95

Guide Price £3,850,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Outstanding Country Estate Occupying Tranquil Lakeside Setting With Around 102 Acres Of Gardens, Woodland & Pasture, Leisure Complex And Equestrian Facilities. Accommodation Approx. 15,000 Sq Ft.

Reception Hall, Cloistered Hallway, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Conservatory, Second Kitchen/Utility, Entertainment Room, 2 Cloakrooms, Cloak Room. Galleried Landing, First Floor Sitting Room (Lake Room), Master Bedroom Suite With En-Suite Bathroom And Dressing Room, Five Further Double Bedrooms, Three With En-Suites, Family Bathroom. Leisure Complex Incorporating Swimming Pool Room, Snooker Room, Gymnasium & Squash Court. Heated Four Car Garage, Parking For Numerous Vehicles, All Weather Tennis Court, Lake, Woodland, Gardens & Paddocks. Equestrian Facilities Including Two Stable Blocks, Outbuildings, All Weather Manege & Horse Walker. In All Approximately 102.19 Acres. EPC = E.

The property is well placed for access to the surrounding centres of Tanworth In Arden 2 miles, Henley In Arden 3, Stratford upon Avon 11, Warwick 12, Birmingham 27, London 105, M42 (J3) 6 (all mileages are approximate).

Situation: The popular village of Ullenhall is regarded as an outstanding location in which to reside, set amongst glorious countryside, yet well placed for easy access to the M42, M40 and M5 as well as Birmingham International Railway Station, Airport and the NEC. Ullenhall village has an active Village Hall, Nursery School and Playgroup. The historic market town of Henley in Arden is about three miles distant and offers a wide range of shopping facilities together with regular bus and train services, private junior and infant school, banks, inns and restaurants. The property lies within Worcester hunt country and there are golf courses at Tanworth in Arden, Henley in Arden and Stratford Upon Avon. There are race courses at nearby Warwick and Stratford.

Description: Mockley Wood Farm occupies an idyllic rural location and is a substantial and highly individual detached country residence, boasting almost 14,000 sq ft of accommodation including the wonderful leisure complex. A great deal of thought and care has been put into the design and specification of Mockley Wood Farm, which includes mirrored one way glass for maximum insulation, an ionic purifier to the swimming pool, Meridian music centre piped through from the entertainment room to the swimming pool and air conditioning to bedroom suites one and six. Of special note is the striking and superb principal bedroom suite, based on a Versace design and including a large principal bedroom/sitting room with fireplace, full width balcony, beautifully designed and equipped en-suite and fully equipped dressing room.

For the leisure and sports enthusiast, properties don’t come better than this – Mockley Wood Farm boasts a truly spectacular indoor leisure complex with entertainment lakeside room, magnificent indoor swimming pool, full sized squash court, snooker room and gym. In addition there is an all weather tennis court and excellent range of outbuildings including equestrian facilities which together with the pastureland, woodland and lake make this an ideal property wherever your leisure interests lie. The extensive terrace overlooking the lake with its own hot tub and covered dining/barbecue gazebo provides a wonderful setting for those al fresco evenings.

The property has been featured on television twice, in an episode of Dalziel and Pascoe called ‘Glory Days’ in 2005, and in a TV movie for Channel 4 in 2006 called ‘All In The Game’, starring Ray Winstone.

In brief the accommodation comprises:

• Impressive full height double glazed hexagonal shaped entrance foyer leads into the stunning Reception Hall with stairs leading off to the first floor, access to the leisure complex and off which leads a
• Cloistered Hallway having tiled floor, four sets of hardwood framed display windows to the front and second staircase to the first floor.
• Triple aspect, elegant and peaceful drawing room having an oak floor and skirtings and a stone open fireplace with quarry tiled hearth. There are three contemporary vertical radiators and decorative ceiling cornices.
• Dining Room having an open fireplace, dado rail, decorative ceiling light cornices and ceiling rose. Leaded light double glazed windows lets in lots of light and French doors lead to the rear terrace and garden.
• Study with recess lighting and ceiling cornices and leaded light window providing lovely views over the rear garden and lakes.
• Generously proportioned Kitchen/Breakfast Room with ceramic tiled floor and extensive range of hand painted units with ceramic tiled worktops and inset Franke double bowl sink unit and waste disposal. The kitchen is well equipped with appliances including a built in NEFF dishwasher, built in Phillips Microwave and oven, upright integrated refrigerator with freezer compartment and central island unit with Gaggeneau ceramic hob and adjacent Gaggeneau indoor barbecue grill, as well as a great range of storage units.
• Breakfast/Dining Area with range of matching units including an excellent dresser fitment with central shelves, illuminated glass cupboards and storage units below, and more. Ceramic tiled top breakfast bar with fitted bookshelf to one side. Leaded light French doors leading into:
• Conservatory with beautiful views over the gardens and lake. Having a ceramic tiled floor, double glazed windows, four double radiators and French doors to outside.
• Second Kitchen/Utility having a range of oak units with polished granite worktops including an inset double Belfast sink with waste disposal, space and plumbing for appliances. Four oven Aga with twin hobs, side warming plate and drying racks above and adjacent base unit with NEFF gas hob. Integrated freezer and American refrigerator set into housing unit with storage cupboards above and to the side. Ceramic tiled floor and French doors to the terrace and garden.
• Fitted Cloakroom having matching ceramic tiled floor and white suite. Wood paneled walls to dado height.
• Superb Entertainment Room having a stairwell with curved granite exterior as a focal point, full height brick and timbered chimney breast with side plinths, marble tiled floor and superb curved bar fitment with arched feature mirrors. Extensive bar fitments include a built in wine fridge, mirror backed shelves and glass storage fitments. Four sets of double glazed windows provide views onto the terrace. An integrated stereo system also operates in the swimming pool room and sliding doors lead out to the terrace and hot tub, making this room ideal for parties.
• Fitted cloak room and fitted guest cloakroom plus lobby with built in wardrobes.

• To the first floor the extensive Galleried Landing overlooks the reception hall and gives access to the first floor sitting room (Lake Room) having double glazed windows providing the most outstanding views over the lake and countryside beyond. Full height feature granite fireplace and double doors to covered balcony with views to the garden and lake, overlooking the rear terrace.
• Sumptuous Master Bedroom Suite. A striking Versace design including superb principal bedroom having raised bed dais, exposed brickwork, decorative ceiling cornices, and a wide inglenook fireplace to the sitting area of the room. Double glazed windows with three sets of French doors give access to the full width balcony to the front of the property. Additional balcony overlooking the rear courtyard. Remote controlled lighting and curtains and air conditioning.
• Very generously proportioned En-Suite Bathroom having a range of burr walnut cosmetic cupboards with polished granite tops, twin inset wash hand basins and large fitted dressing mirror with corner curved cosmetic cupboard and pull out wardrobe unit with hanging rail. Bath set into raised dais with Jacuzzi fitments. Fitted plinth for remote controlled television to one end with Burr walnut cosmetic cupboards. Contemporary walk in curved shower unit with large drench shower fitment, hand held shower and shower jets. The bathroom is on a tiered level with steps having inset lighting and double glazed windows on two sides offering panoramic views.
• A Dressing Lobby with double door wardrobe and fitted bookshelf leads into the very well-equipped Dressing Room, fitted with open hanging rails, drawers and racking. Corner mirror fronted door with internal ladies carousel shoe rack, trouser press, concealed ironing board, laundry store, suitcase drawers and mirror fronted door with gentleman’s cantilevered internal shoe racking unit.
• There are Five Further Double Bedrooms to this floor which all benefit from magnificent views over the lakes and gardens and of which three are equipped with En-Suite Shower Rooms. Two of the rooms have recently been redecorated, and one has air conditioning.
• Recently refurbished Family Bathroom having a white suite comprising Jacuzzi bath set on raised dais with marble tiled surround, vanity unit with inset hand wash basin and hand painted cosmetic cupboards below with matching dressing mirror above with lighting. Walk in shower cubicle. Dressing table with fitted cupboards and drawers, dressing mirror with lights over and cosmetic cupboards to either side. Connecting door to bedroom 5.


The superb Leisure Complex comprises:

• Double doors lead from the entertainment room into the Swimming Pool Room having stone paved floor with ample space for seating and relaxing, exposed brickwork, pine paneled ceiling, sliding double doors on two sides creating the perfect space for entertaining and inset pool with Aquatronic electronically controlled cover. In the pool area is a timber framed sauna, shower and changing room and viewing gallery to Squash Court. The pool filtration room contains all the pool equipment.
• Snooker Room having double glazed windows and doors providing wonderful garden, country and lake views and corner mahogany bar fitment.
• Gymnasium with recessed ceiling lighting and double glazed windows and doors to outside.
• Squash Court being fully equipped and having maple floor and plate glass rear screen wall.

Outside

The property is approached through double security electric gates which lead down to a driveway flanked by shrubs and hedgerow which leads to the outbuildings at the rear and a block paviour driveway opens out to the front of the property providing extensive parking. The heated four car garage has two sets of automatic double doors to the front. To the front of the property is a generous lawned garden bordered by shrubs and trees screening the property from the road. To the left of the drive is situated the all weather tennis court (synthetic grass and sand filled) with a mesh surround, flood lighting and paved side terrace with low stone walling and inset shrubbery. Immediately to the rear of the property is an extensive paved sun terrace with low stone walling and inset flower border and within the terraced area is a hot tub and substantial covered gazebo with timber decked surround providing a delightful dining and barbecue area with superb views over the lake.

The beautiful lake has grass and shrub banks, weeping willow trees and a small island, and is stocked with a variety of large koi carp. The land slopes up gently beyond the lake to provide several paddocks and provides an absolutely stunning backdrop for this outstanding country home. The generous lawns are ideal for situating marquees to host parties or weddings and there is a further field accessed by steps from the side lawn and having a separate road access. This could potentially be the location for a second driveway STPP. Beyond the paddocks and equestrian facilities lie a large area of woodland including rich and diverse flora and fauna, with some parts believed to date back to Doomsday. There is a gardener’s store, workshop and boiler room located to the side of the property and the gardens also include an orchard and two ponds.

A concrete driveway with ornamental shrubs to either side leads down the side of the property to the farm buildings at the rear and an enclosed lawned area with poly tunnel. The farm buildings comprise as follows:

• Four bay enclosed steel framed brick building (45ft x 60ft with 18ft eaves).
• Enclosed steel framed workshop (45ft x 30ft) with double doors.
• Four bay double stand steel framed building (60ft x 60ft).
• Stable block (60ft x 30ft) with four internal stables and concrete apron.
• Further stable block (105ft x 35ft) incorporating seven internal stables including one fitted with heat lamps, shower and solarium and concrete apron.
• Two storey building housing kitchen area, sitting area, cloakroom and storage.
• Four bay steel framed barn (80ft x 60ft) with floodlighting.
• All weather manege.
• Monarch horse walker.
• Several fenced paddocks.

Services: Oil fired central heating, private drainage, mains water and electricity.

Local Authority: Stratford on Avon District Council.

Agent’s Note: Re public footpaths – TBC

Agent’s Note 2: Tree protection orders apply to some of the trees in Mockley Wood.

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15 October 2015

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