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A stunning contemporary detached residence set in just over 0.4 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Designed by award winning architect and finished to exacting standards to give an unrivalled combination of detailing, design and technology.
Built for the current owners approximately 4 years ago, Stour House was created to provide the ultimate in luxury living and be the quintessential country retreat with a great deal of thought and care being lavished on the design and finish. The accommodation is beautifully arranged with vast windows and glazed doors providing an abundance of light. The gardens and grounds form an ever changing backdrop beyond which lies the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside. The house offers the ultimate in seclusion, comfort and opulence combined with exceptional attention to the details of practical contemporary family living.
The front door opens onto a central lobby running the length of the property with a feature staircase providing access to the first floor. The eye is first drawn to a glorious wall of glass at the far end of the house through which there are glorious views across the garden towards the open countryside beyond. Immediately to the left is a snug/ music room and across the hall is the study which is large enough to allow two people to work in comfort. In addition there is a super childrens playroom and luxury cloakroom.
At the rear of the house is a deeply impressive kitchen, dining and living room that has been carefully designed around its views across the garden. This seamless space provides unrivalled flexibility and is large enough for expansive entertaining while being easily zoned to provide more intimate and individual living areas. Naturally, there is a choice of formal as well as informal dining and seating areas. Much of the living space opens onto a decked and paved terrace and there is a real sense of bringing the outside in. The kitchen is superbly appointed with granite work tops, high end integrated appliances and large centre island/ breakfast bar defining the kitchen area from the seating/ dining areas. Positioned behind the kitchen is the useful utility room with access to the side and kitchen garden. Other particular features to note are the Firebelly wood burner, ample storage, engineered Oak flooring throughout and seamless dual aspect bi-folding doors that span the rear elevation.
The upstairs incorporates five double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower rooms and one with access to the rear terrace. The master suite is a truly exceptional room with dual aspect floor to ceiling glass elevations that provide staggering views across the neighbouring countryside and also includes an impressive walk in dressing room and a doorway leading to a rear terrace. The remaining bedrooms are serviced by a sizeable family bathroom.
Care has been taken to ensure that the property is fitted with the latest technologies including zoned under floor heating, home automated lighting and solar panels providing an income stream.
It is very rare that houses of this design and specification in this location are available and we highly recommend a viewing of your next ‘forever home’. The whole property leaves a wonderful long lasting impression.
Gillingham offers a wide range of services and shops to cater for most everyday requirements. These include a Waitrose superstore, doctors surgery, dentists surgery, pharmacies and the train station. The property is within the catchment of Gillingham School (rated Good by Ofsted 2012) which is an outstanding and highly sought after mixed comprehensive school and there are some of the county's most prestigious private schools nearby including Port Regis, St Marys, Sandroyd & Clayesmore. The communication links are excellent, with the A303 to the north and a mainline railway station providing services to London Waterloo (2 hours) and the south west.
Stour House is set back from the road secured by wooden double gates with a tarmacadam drive leading to a gravel courtyard with ample parking for several vehicles. There is a detached double garage and an attached tandem garage with doors either side. To the side of the property is a stone path leading to side garden with fruit trees, a pretty water feature and a timber decking area providing access to the shed. Adjoining the side garden is the beautifully landscaped kitchen garden with meets the mature hedged boundary adjoining the neighbouring farmland, and has been planted with raised flower beds, a further shed and a greenhouse. There is a large area of lawn adjacent to the white brick wall which has been divided into two useable sections; the rear section is mainly laid to lawn with herbaceous flora and a pond with a waterfall. There is a slope upwards which has been designed with a decked dining terrace perfect for al-fresco entertaining whilst enjoying the glorious views.
Open Plan Kitchen/Family Room/Dining Hall/Sitting Room
Two Bedrooms with En-Suites
Master Bedroom with Dressing Room
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