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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Butlers Dene Road, Woldingham

Withdrawn from Market £2,800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6/7 Bedroom Detached Family Home
  • 2 Acres of Grounds
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Top of the Range Boffi Kitchen Breakfast Room with Stunning Frameless K Glass? Atrium
  • Traditional Meets Contemporary & English Character Meets Italian Design
  • Available For The First Time in 18 Years
  • Exquisite Edwardian Home
  • Accommodation Arranged Over Three Floors
  • Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • Private Gated Entrance

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The design of 'Highways' has been meticulous. There is not one floor covering, wall colour or piece of furniture that hasn't been carefully thought out with minute attention to detail. When our vendors purchased the property 18 years ago they had ambitious visions and with a strong background in design they have created this captivating & one of a kind, Edwardian family home.

As you drive up the sweeping gravel drive 'Highways' sits proudly in the centre of its plot giving every room a wonderful outlook over the immaculate gardens. Where traditional meets contemporary & English character meets Italian design, there are not many homes where Edwardian wrought iron & tiled fireplaces sit alongside 'iGuzzini' spot lights or leaded light windows with monkey tails go hand in hand with 'Acova Striane' radiators.

As you walk through the covered porch and vestibule you are greeted by the large downstairs hall which in itself could be a reception room. With views over the rear garden, open painted brick fireplace with flagstone hearth, built in cupboard and original parquet flooring.

To the front the family room / lounge is 19ft with double aspect views, solid wood flooring and open feature fireplace, framed in oak with contemporary concrete hearth.

Through double doors off the hall the formal sitting room has original planked wooden floor, views to the front and rear and striking marble fireplace. An open arch leads through to the elegant flint garden room with luxury marble floors and is currently set up as a study / design space. Flooded with light from the walls of shutter dressed windows and roof lights there is something very tranquil about this space.

The downstairs toilet has a bespoke designer Italian stone pedestal, wall mounted industrial stop cock taps, black marble mosaic wall tiles and Limestone floor.

The cosy snug has a deep brick arched fireplace with marble mantle shelf housing an Ivory 'Chesney' wood burner on a matt black granite hearth and with limestone flooring leading through to the kitchen. Through an original arched solid wood door you can also access the laundry room and there is a handy storage cupboard.

The laundry room overlooks the rear with painted exposed brickwork walls, has bespoke Shaker style deVOL solid wood units and worktop with double butler's sink and space for freestanding washer & dryer, tucked around the corner is a matching freestanding double cupboard and the room is finished off with plantation shutters, stone floor and ceiling mounted clothes airer next to a wall mounted heater.

With the addition of an exquisite frameless K Glass™ atrium, the kitchen / breakfast area has been designed to incorporate an open-air space indoors, giving you a real sense of light and being at one with the outdoors, no matter the weather. There is also a beautifully sculptured ornamental plaster 'Wave Wall' featuring colourful mood lights, making this ambient area easily one of our favourite places in the house. The renowned 'Boffi' kitchen lives up to its name of innovation meets elegance. The central island with breakfast bar has white high gloss units and a mixture of stainless steel, honed marble and Canaletto walnut worktops housing a large 'Wolf' range cooker and industrial sink with 'Quooker' tap. We also love the simplistic design of wall to wall sliding doors which optimises storage space in true 'Boffi' style. Contrasting black slate mosaic tiles finish off the remaining walls and the heated limestone flooring continues to run throughout and overspills into the garden.

Outside the Ipe hardwood decking wraps around the North corner of the house giving the perfect space for al fresco dining and evening entertaining with hot tub. White marble then leads you up the stairs and surrounds the Roman outdoor heated swimming pool and there is the bonus of pool house / changing room. The remainder of the two acre grounds are mainly laid to lawn with 'Waterwell' irrigation system to the front, surrounded by mature trees and towering Beech hedge giving you the utmost privacy.

Back inside, coir woven carpets run up both sets of stairs and throughout floors one and two. Off of the long, split level first floor landing to the front of the property you find the master suite. A 23ft grand space with original wrought iron fireplace and plantation shutters dressing the double aspect views. An open arch leads through to a luxury en-suite / wet room, tiled with marble, a Victorian roll top bath, his and her vanity basins with Aston Matthews mixer taps, walk through waterfall shower, large shutter dressed window and an open fireplace to add to the opulence. A second arch then leads through to the modular walnut dressing room.

The second bedroom is 17ft by 19ft giving plenty of space for a range of freestanding furniture, has double aspect views over the far-reaching countryside, original tiled fireplace and quirky little built in corner cupboard.

Further down the hall the you will find a tropical wet room which is something you'd come across in a five-star spa. Tiled entirely with rustic multicoloured slate, the waterfall shower sits in the centre of the room with wall mounted industrial stop cock taps and its adjoining boiler room helps warm this paradisiacal space.

Opposite you will find bedrooms three and four, both doubles with plantation shutters and views overlooking the front gardens. Bedroom three has an original fireplace and bedroom four has two built in cupboards with an interconnecting door between the two rooms.

At the end of the hallway the family bathroom / wet room has his and her basins sitting on a Venetian mirrored vanity unit, mirror wall, freestanding Victorian roll top bath, a black slate feature wall with walk in waterfall shower and contrasting ivory metro tiles.

The second floor is accessed via the rear staircase and is an extremely versatile space. Made up of three rooms, the smaller is currently being used as a home gymnasium. The large central room has had many uses over the years such as cinema room and playroom but is a great area for bedroom five. You then lead through to a galleried landing with beautiful stained glass roof light that shines down through to the first floor with a further guest bedroom, bath/shower room which is in an unfinished project and a large fitted out loft store. There is also a basement which is accessed via the same staircase, a fantastic space for any budding wine enthusiast and their collection or as just additional storage.

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25 September 2017


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