IMG_21530_20_originalAs we officially head into the meteorological summer, many of us will be keen to get out to the great outdoors and make use of our gardens while we can. The Ridges, in Yateley, offers 0.4 acres of garden space, along with a light and versatile home that presents an impressive sanctuary, if indeed, the heavens were to open.

With origins dating back to the Edwardian era, the Ridges is a welcoming five bedroom family home with a charming double fronted facade. The refreshed interior also follows suit, adapted and enhanced, to offer the all-important synergy of characterful charm with the crisp modern lines that we favour today. But this home offers more than just looks, it presents substance for a great family home, offering you aspiring versatility and room to grow. Altogether, this grand three storey home presents circa 3314sqft of living spacIMG_21530_2_originale, with the ground floor areas made up of two reception rooms, a conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, downstairs cloakroom, utility room and a two bedroom self-contained annexe, with its own private lounge, kitchen and bathroom. The remaining floors are equally substantial, offering a collective of five bedrooms, an en suite, the family bathroom, and a balcony.

The appeals of any character property are the striking high ceilings, distinctive cast iron fireplaces and bright bay windows, all of which can be found within this home. These characterful attributes have been beautifully maintained here, coupled with warming neutral tones to create a bright and airy ambience.  This fresh style carries through the home, so if you do favour bold styles, this is the perfect blank canvas to unleash your inner designer and infuse your individual style. In saying this, the home is beautifully presented as it is, with the simplistic and classic styles simply drawing your eye to the character features within. IMG_21530_3_original

A generous reception area enjoys a bright dual aspect over the surrounding grounds, while a cast iron fireplace offers up a sense of warmth as it invites you into the home. This central living area presents a sociable space from where you can interact with the whole family, as it opens onto the kitchen, living room, the open plan staircase, downstairs cloakroom and rear gardens.  

The home’s individuality carries through to the living room, another welcoming space that draws natural light, whilst opening into the conservatory and mature gardens. This multi-aspect room enjoys plenty of character, as it features a series of window bay seating areas and a wonderful cast iron fireplace.

The kitchen/breakfast room is another practical family space. The imposing fireplace with a wood burner forms the perfect spot for dining furnishings, while the room also opens out onto the garden patio, giving you a functional arrangement when entertaining or to keep a watchful eye on the children. This generous room has also been refreshed with high spec finishes, as a range of modern shaker units with granite work surfaces and a series of integrated appliances complement the room. Further appliance space is available within the utility room, while another gem of the home, the self-contained annexe is also accessible from here, if required.IMG_21530_7_large

The self-contained two bedroom annexe is a new addition to the home and has been sympathetically created in keeping with the aesthetic of this character property. This bonus space is a true unique feature of the home, offering a bright and modern interior, much like the main residence, whilst also benefitting from its own private entrance, a modern kitchen with high gloss units, two double bedrooms, a modern four piece bathroom suite and a generous lounge with striking views over the private gardens. Being set within the shared grounds with the main house, the annexe remains well-connected to the main home, which presents great flexibility in use, offering an ideal space not just for elderly parents or guests, but as a home office, or even a helping hand for your growing children who seek some privacy and independence as they find their feet in the property market.  

In saying this, there are plenty of bedrooms for the family to share within the main residence, with the first floor presenting three double bedrooms, whilst the second floor presents a further two. The master and second bedroom are two rooms of note here, with additional cast iron fireplaces that present a cosy escape at the end of a busy day. While both rooms feature built-in wardrobes, the master bedroom also benefits from a modern, fully tiled, en suite shower room, with concealed bathroom furnishings. The family bathroom is another modern space that has been finished in keeping with the home’s heritage, offering a freestanding claw foot bath. Completing the first-floor living space is the balcony, situated just off the landing. Whilst offering a respite of fresh air, this outdoor space overlooks the front gardens that front onto a wood copse.Untitled

The Ridges is set in a private and secluded part of Yateley, which is certainly ideal for leisure lovers and families. The home rests adjacent to Sean Devereux Park and Yateley Cricket Club, and is within minutes reach of Horseshoe Lake, the Horseshoe Lake Water Sports Centre, Blackwater Valley Golf Centre and Blackwater River. So, if location is a primary factor for you and your family, this home has plenty to offer; a private setting, with reputable schools, amenities and the M3 all within reach.

While the surrounding area has a lot to offer, the private grounds of the home itself will not disappoint. Measuring circa 0.4 acres, the secludedIMG_21530_16_large gardens enjoy a southerly aspect outlook to the rear. This private outdoor area is bordered by mature hedging followed by a large expanse of lawn, whilst the paved patio area, running along the rear of the home, makes an ideal escape, offering tranquil views over the grounds.

If a modern family home with room to grow, individuality, and a great location are what you need for your family, then we are sure this home will tick these boxes and more.

To arrange a viewing or find out more, contact the team on 01252 844015 or email hartleywintney@mackenziesmith.co.uk.