Best of British charm and character with Scandinavian style and innovation, set on 34 acres.
• Four reception rooms
• Kitchen/breakfast room
• Various stores
• Master suite
• Further five double bedrooms
• Seven bathrooms
• Detached coach house with two en suite bedrooms, open plan kitchen, four garages and wine cellar
• Landscaped gardens, flood lit tennis court, croquet lawn, petanque court
• EPC rating C
Keepers House is a triumph of style and ingenuity and a credit to the current owners. Originally built in 1989, the house is a traditional stone and brick built country house of good proportions but in 2010 the property underwent a full Scandinavian renovation! The property is heavily insulated, and of particular note; benefits 30cm of insulation to the heated ground floor. There is double glazing throughout. No expense has been spared and the result is a beautiful, state of the art home with high end finishing yet incredibly efficient and economical to run; in stark comparison to the norm of large English country estates.
Generous room dimensions, pale neutral tones and clever design and style marry wonderfully with the huge amount of natural light; this is particularly so in the reception rooms which provide a wonderful entertaining space. Continuing to the more private areas of the home there is a comfortable sitting room with Clearview stove, a home office and a library.
The heart of the home is the tremendous kitchen/breakfast room. The Poggenpohl kitchen is stunning and finished with Volga Blue Granite worktops, Siemens integrated appliances and a bespoke double extractor over the induction hob and Aga.
Running of a large house requires storage and utility space, from cloakroom to linen room and pantry; Keepers has it in spades. The laundry room even has a warm water tap outside the back door for washing the dog!
The first floor splits into two wings; the master suite and guest accommodation. The latter is accessed from the enormous entrance hall; from here the stairs rise to a superb galleried landing off which are two en suite bedrooms, a third double bedroom, and a family bathroom.
The master bedroom suite is excellent, offering two luxurious bathrooms; one with gorgeous bath and separate shower and other is a wet room with Raindance shower. To compliment there is an enormous dressing room and adjacent child’s room.
The Coach House.
Built by the current owners and excellent accommodation in its own right; The Coach House echoes the style of the main house and continues the theme of character, natural light, quality finish and spacious accommodation. There are two large bedrooms (one en suite) a family bathroom and a central open plan kitchen/breakfast room and seating area. To the ground floor is a four bay garage, wine cellar, a machinery store and further garden and sports equipment store.
Garden and Outbuildings
A private tarmac drive winds through the woodland and arrives at a second gateway. From here an immaculate paddock and open countryside flank the final stretch of the drive which continues to the house. The beautiful landscaped grounds of the property offer paddock, country garden, barbeque area with covered seating and heating, and fantastic sports facilities including floodlit tennis court, Petanque court and Croquet lawn.
Once the hunting grounds of The Mortimers and part of the 900 year old Castle Weir estate this ancient forest is in the main a broadleaf woodland with ash, oak, and beech mixed with larch and douglas fir. A Forestry Commission management plan is in place and selective thinning has created a well maintained forest full of deer, foxes and native wildlife.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 5