Alderley, 59 Meadowfield Road, Stocksfield, NE43 7PZ
* Built in 1950's
* 5500 Square Feet
* Additional 1 bedroom self-contained flat
* Landscaped garden
* Triple garage (option to convert into large open plan kitchen/diner)
* Large home office
* No Restrictions
* The house was totally gutted and refurbished in 2010 - plus added an extension
* 1.43 acres garden
* Mains Gas, Electricity, Drainage and Water
* Under floor heating throughout
* Electric gates, CCTV and Alarm system
Approaching along leafy roads, lined with beech hedges, a ruralesque air presides, passing by stables and a well-spaced out handful of homes making up the private, yet friendly neighbourhood.
Dating back to the 1880s, the Painshawfield, Batt House and Birches Nook Estate was originally three farms. A covenant now protects the tranquility of the area, which sees visiting foxes, badgers and deer passing through the garden.
Pull up through the electric gated entrance, itself an imposing and ornate feature; wrought iron and crafted by shipbuilders, as revealed by the use of rivets as opposed to welding. Fitted to white gateposts, its grandeur and style marries seamlessly with the landscaped, manicured gardens.
Set within verdant surroundings, inspired by the current owners' favourite golf course, free and open lawns edged in stone and prodigious planting provide an uplifting entrance.
Make your way through glass double doors into the broad and bright entrance hall, a grand arrival setting the tone of light and spaciousness which so characterises Alderley. Alderley employs a heat exchange system, filtering out pollen, retaining an ambient temperature and ensuring a flow of fresh air throughout without the need to open windows.
Wrought iron wends like calligraphy through the white double doors (reclaimed from the home of the 1932 Ideal Homes exhibition winner) which lead through to the commodious drawing room on the left. Carpeted and brimming with light, a duet of broad windows frame views over the front garden. Made from special glass, designed to protect furniture and fabrics from fading, the windows help keep the home cool in the summer, retaining warmth in the wintertime.
To the rear, the sitting room transcends into a formal dining room, where an impressive dining table, capable of seating between 12 and 24 diners, is set before a wall of sliding glass doors. Overhead, tulip design John Lewis pendant lights create a vision of contemporary high-class dining. Simple in its elegance, in summertime, open the doors and step out to the terrace for alfresco dining and barbecues.
Conceptually designed for an open, social feel, whilst retaining the authority of the chef in the working zone of the kitchen, enter directly into the casual dining area, where a large table seats eight. Look out over the kitchen and through the large sliding glazed doors to the cheerful bank of colourful planting in the garden beyond.
A solid steel door links the kitchen to the utility room, a long, windowless room fitted with an air supply, housing the washing machine and dryer, storage cupboards and with access to the downstairs WC. From here, a second steel door leads through to the integral garage, effectively transforming the utility room into a strong room for storing high value items when taking trips overseas. Subtly secure, the CCTV controls are also found in here, for added peace of mind when home alone or when spending time away from home.
Located to the right of the front door is the cosy snug. Built-in shelving offers versatile storing options, currently serving as a drinks' cabinet.
When slumber calls, ascend the curving staircase, emerging on a landing dressed in Laura Ashley wallpaper and silk curtains, creating a feeling of elegant calm. All the doors, including the wardrobe doors are original 1930s Art Deco doors apart from the wrought iron and glass doors in the master suite leading to the bathroom and dressing room.
Seek sanctuary in the master suite, situated to the right. Abundantly sized, experience five-star boutique hotel living in your own home. A storage dream, two banks of cupboard doors in glossy white sit to either side of the bed, where pendant lighting is suspended to illuminate bedtime reading.
Further storage awaits in the dressing room, a luxurious space featuring a wealth of fitted rails, shelving and wardrobes for all your dresses, suits, shoes and sartorial accessories. Curvaceous and inviting in its design, refreshment and relaxation await in the ensuite.
Continue along the landing to arrive at 3 more beautiful large double bedrooms. Carpeted, light and cosy, there is a deep fitted wardrobe - replete with original 1930s door - for storage.
Behind the master bedroom, discover a lavishly sized lounge, currently used as a work room, with the potential to become a fifth ensuite bedroom, should you require.
Above the integral garage, additional living quarters are accessed via a wide staircase from the stone terrace.
Beyond the front door, discover a self-contained, contemporary one-bedroom apartment, warmed by underfloor heating and served by Cat6 wiring.
Carpeted and cosy, enter into an open plan kitchen-dining-living area. Silestone worktops coat the units in the kitchen, where an infrared microwave can even grill toast. There is space next to the door to install a hob.
Continue through to the spacious double bedroom, where there is also an ensuite bathroom furnished with twin designer-made Phillipe Starck wash basins, bath and separate walk in shower with Francis Pegler shower head.
Spend summers in the vast swathes of garden, where children can kick a ball on the flat lawns and play for hours in safety and security.
Iron ornate pavilions and stone terraces offer space to sit, relax and dine in the sunshine.
Gather in the back corner for barbecues, surrounded by neatly manicured lawns courtesy of Daisy, the automatic, self-drive, self-charging lawn mower and banks filled with colourful, perennial planting.
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