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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Old Linslade Road, Heath and Reach

Guide Price £2,300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • One of the finest and most iconic Victorian country houses in the area.
  • Superb and spacious, yet manageable family accommodation of 6847 sq. ft.
  • Impressive Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study and two lower ground floor rooms.
  • Outstanding open-plan Family Room and highly appointed Kitchen / Diner.
  • Principal & Guest Bedroom Suites and three further double Bedrooms.
  • Indoor Swimming Pool Complex with Leisure Area, Changing Room and Cloakroom.
  • Substantial detached period Coach House with triple garage, mower / tool store, 2 loose boxes, tack room & hay loft. Planning consent for annexe accommodation.
  • Conveniently located for swift access to London by rail.
  • Located adjacent to Rushmere Country Park with over 400 acres and trails for walking, cycling and horse riding.
  • Wonderful wooded grounds, pasture and lake extending to about 8 acres.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

One of the finest and most iconic Victorian country houses in the area, beautifully appointed throughout with an indoor swimming pool complex, substantial coach house with planning for annexe accommodation and wonderful wooded grounds and pasture extending to about 8 acres.
Conveniently located for swift access to London by rail.

Rushmere House is approached by a long gravelled drive and is located in an area renowned for its natural beauty. Built during the Victorian period of local stone with brick dressings under a slate roof, the house contains superb and spacious, yet manageable family accommodation of 6847 sq. ft. Whilst many character features of the period have been retained, the house has been sympathetically and beautifully appointed throughout, most recently creating the wonderful open-plan family room and kitchen /diner. Previously the original property had been extended to create the impressive indoor swimming pool complex. The large detached period coach house which provides garaging and stabling along with a tack room, shower room and hayloft also has planning consent for annexe accommodation. The house is set in beautiful park like grounds which include pasture studded with mature trees, woodland and a spring fed lake, with further stabling and field shelters.

Summary
Impressive Reception Hall. Drawing Room. Dining Room. Study. Outstanding open plan Family Room and comprehensively fitted Kitchen / Diner. Lower ground floor Play Room and Cinema Room. Cloakroom, Bar, Utility Room and Laundry Room. Principal and Guest Bedroom suites, three further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. Indoor Swimming Pool Complex with Leisure Area and Changing Room. Detached Coach House with garaging, stabling, tack room, shower room & hayloft. Planning consent for annexe accommodation. Grounds including woodland, pasture and lake. The whole about 8 acres.


ACCOMMODATION
An elegant porch leads into an entrance lobby with an original patterned encaustic tiled floor. Part glazed door to:

Reception Hall. An impressive area with central archway. Fireplace with ornate surround. Beautiful original patterned encaustic tiled floor throughout. Elegant staircase with half landing and window to first floor.

Cloakroom. White suite including pedestal wash basin and low level WC. Ceramic tiled floor and half tiled walls.

Drawing Room. Dramatic semi-circular bay with three windows overlooking the grounds. Adam style fireplace surround and fitted coal effect gas fire. Contemporary oak wooden floorboards. Glazed double doors lead to:

Dining Room. Large bay window overlooking grounds. Impressive fireplace with classical style surround and over mantel mirror. Contemporary oak wooden floorboards.
Study. Entered via a pair of glazed doors with view over the grounds and a pair of French windows leading outside. Bespoke fitted Neville Johnson desk.

Lobby. Secondary staircase to first floor and stairs to lower ground floor. Walk-in coat room.

Bar. Fitted with a range of contemporary Aero units in white gloss including nero finish bespoke wine rack and cabinet below. Silestone Quartz worktop matching those in kitchen. Mood lighting. Spaces for dishwasher and wine cooler.

Open Plan Family Room & Kitchen / Diner. This outstanding space was created and fitted out by the current owner in 2014. It includes a large family room with Amtico flooring and large bay window overlooking the grounds. Downlighters and hole-in-the-wall gas fire. An 8’ wide archway leads into the kitchen / diner which has been comprehensively fitted with contemporary Aero units in nero and white gloss with Silestone Quartz worktops which incorporate three sinks, Quooker boiling water tap, insinkerator food waste disposal unit and pop-up sockets. The highly specified, mainly Gaggenau appliances include pyro oven, steam oven, combi microwave, warming drawer, induction hob, gas fired wok burner with Gaggenau ceiling ventilation over, dishwasher and large side by side refrigerator, wine cooler and freezer. Fisher & Paykel multi-purpose fridge/freezer/wine drawer. A breakfast bar and bespoke dining table is adjacent to a large bay window overlooking the grounds with a bespoke window seat and bookcase beneath. Silestone Quartz floor tiles, mood lighting and downlighters throughout.

Utility Room. Fitted with a range of contemporary white gloss Aero units and laminate work surfaces. Space for American-style fridge/freezer. Ceramic tiled floor. Staircase to Laundry Room.

Boiler Room. Two gas fired boilers – one serving the house radiator central heating system and one serving the swimming pool complex.

Laundry Room. Located above the utility room this light and airy space has a skylight and is fitted with a range of contemporary white gloss Aero units and laminate work surfaces. Stainless steel sink, plumbing for three washing machines and space for tumble drier.

Lower Ground Floor.

Play Room. Natural light. Built-in shelving. Doorway through to:

Cinema Room. Shelved former fireplace. Built-in storage cupboard and further shelving.

Swimming Pool & Leisure Complex. Constructed by the previous owners to an extremely high specification. A lobby with lockable door from the house has a sliding patio door to outside and steps to the main pool area.

Cloakroom. White suite including pedestal wash basin and low level WC. Ceramic tiled walls and floor.

Changing Room. Fully tiled walls and floor including a wet room style shower area and built-in storage cupboard.

Plant Room. Automated pool management system including pumps, filtration, emergency lighting and an air handling system that provides heating and humidity control served by the gas fired boiler in the boiler room.

Main Pool Area. This beautiful space includes a large tiled area with two sets of patio doors that lead to the large outside terrace and gardens. The mosaic tiled swimming pool (34’7 x 17’5) is surrounded by eight impressive pillars and has an electrically operated retracting safety/insulating pool cover. Please note that the separate spa pool has an identified leak which will require maintenance for future use.

Leisure Area. Approached by steps from the main pool area this features a balustrade on two sides and overlooks the pool. Tiled floor. Kitchenette with fitted units, stainless steel sink, microwave oven, refrigerator and dishwasher.

First Floor Landing. A spacious landing with airing cupboard. A door conceals the secondary staircase off the main landing.

Master Bedroom. A very spacious bedroom with windows overlooking the grounds. Fitted with an extensive range of bedroom furniture.

Ensuite Bathroom. Spacious and fitted with a white suite including Jacuzzi spa bath, separate shower enclosure, two wash basins with granite surrounds and cupboards under, bidet and low level WC. Fully tiled walls and floor.

Guest Bedroom. Dramatic semi-circular bay with three windows overlooking the grounds.

Ensuite Bathroom. White suite including panelled bath with over bath shower and screen, pedestal wash basin and low level WC. Fully tiled walls.

Bedroom Three. Large double bedroom with range of fitted bedroom furniture including a desk. Window overlooking the grounds.

Bedroom Four. Large double bedroom with range of fitted bedroom furniture including a desk. Window overlooking the grounds.

Bedroom Five. A double bedroom with window and a range of built-in wardrobes.

Family Bathroom. White suite including panelled bath, separate shower enclosure and pedestal wash basin. Fully tiled walls and floor.

Cloakroom. White suite including wash basin and low level WC. Fully tiled walls and floor.

OUTSIDE
Impressive gateway with electrically operated gates and entry phone. A long gravelled drive leads up to a substantial gravelled forecourt providing parking and a carriage drive around a central lawn. A further gravelled drive leads to the coach house.

Detached Coach House. This impressive original building of local stone with brick dressings has implemented planning consent (SB/98/00001) to create residential annexe accommodation and currently provides:

Triple Garage. Three double doors.
Mower / Tool Store. Double door, personal door and steel internal security doors.
Tack Room
Shower Room. Shower enclosure, wash basin and WC.
Two Stables
Hay loft – accessed by fixed ladder.

Grounds. The wonderful picturesque and park like grounds include an attractive garden area and substantial terrace with brick retaining walls and a feature chimney style barbecue adjacent to the swimming pool. An area of woodland behind the coach house includes a glade where there is a timber summer house 14’ x 9’ and ‘camp’ for the kids. The substantial area of pasture is studded with mature specimen trees and is partially divided by a long hedge.

Outbuildings include a timber stable block 20’ x 10’ and two field shelters, each 20’ x 10’. The south east part of the grounds includes a large (approximately 0.42 acre) spring fed lake with a footbridge over the outflowing watercourse.

General: Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council. Council Tax Band H. EPC rating: D. Freehold. Mains electricity, gas and water connected. Klargester private drainage. Two gas fired boilers – one serving the house radiator central heating system and one serving the swimming pool complex. Sealed unit double glazing. The property is not listed and is not within the Heath & Reach conservation area. Planning consent (SB/98/00001) was granted for a single storey extension to form covered swimming pool and extension / conversion of stables to form residential annexe (re-submission). The swimming pool complex provides evidence that work commenced in accordance with the planning consent and as such, has been implemented and remains in place. Hard copies of the plans are available from the agent.


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Added on Rightmove:
12 December 2017

Nearest stations

  • Leighton Buzzard (1.7 mi)
  • Bow Brickhill (4.5 mi)
  • Fenny Stratford (4.5 mi)
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12 Market Square, Winslow, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3AF

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01280 475052 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Leighton Buzzard (1.7 mi)
  • Bow Brickhill (4.5 mi)
  • Fenny Stratford (4.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

The Wilkinson Partnership, Winslow

12 Market Square, Winslow, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3AF

01280 475052 Local call rate

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