IMG_13058_16_largeNestled at the bottom of a private drive with mature surroundings, is a unique family home with a hidden secret…  

Backing onto Basingstoke Canal, this lovely home offers a tranquil outdoor environment within which you can escape the stresses of your day.  Internally, it has been skilfully designed and finished to create a contemporary family home with charm and character.  This immaculately presented four/five bedroom detached home includes accommodation that is both spacious and flexible. 

An Oak front door welcomes you into the spacious reception hall, which is finished with neutral tones. The light walls, an oak staircase and oak flooring are contrasted by the feature silver radiator giving the reception hall a modern edge and setting the scene for the rest of the home.  The oak wood flooring flows into the downstairs cloakroom, which has been fitted with a contemporary Villeroy & Boch suite featuring a pebble inspired wash hand basin and a low level W.C.  Inset ceiling lights also flow throughout the home giving it a light and airy feel.

IMG_13058_7_originalThe kitchen is a great open space, finished with tiled flooring and handcrafted white cabinets with Iroko hardwood worktops, giving a natural yet contemporary look.  As well as the array of fitted appliances, which include a fan assisted double oven, a five ring gas hob and a hot lava barbeque, this spacious room also benefits from a breakfast bar, larder and a vented wine storage cupboard.  The space is perfect for family life and can also accommodate those future Jamie Oliver’s, or those who simply enjoy entertaining.  

The living and bedroom spaces offered within this home are versatile and can be adapted to suit your lifestyle.  Currently, three reception roIMG_13058_15_originaloms complement the ground floor.  A front aspect study, which can be accessed from the lounge, also features an en suite shower room, allowing this room to be used as a fifth bedroom or occasional guest room, if required.  The dual aspect lounge is very generous and stretches from the front to the rear of the house.  An open fireplace remains the focal point in this room, which is central to the home.  The rear aspect dining room is also of generous proportions and benefits from sliding doors leading out to the patio and garden.  This is a great layout for entertaining and socialising, allowing your guests to venture into the garden space to explore the secret beyond. 

IMG_13058_13_largeIt is the little touches and bespoke finishes which give this home an edge over the rest.  The stunning family bathroom, as an example, is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the contemporary free standing Victoria & Albert bathtub with Villeroy & Boch taps.  A matching wash hand basin is set on bespoke cabinets with complimenting floor tiles and worktops.  The room also features an oversize shower, under floor heating and inset mood lights to the floor tiles.  All the bedrooms are finished to the same high specification as the rest of the home, featuring built in wardrobes, inset lights and a clean contemporary look.  The master bedroom has a modern ensuite bathroom and bedroom four has a clever pull-down double bed giving the room a minimalistic look and offering you flexibility in use.

IMG_13058_5_large_basingstoke canalThe garden is undoubtedly the piece de resistance of this property and has been fondly enjoyed by the current owners.  Mature trees and shrubs conceal a windy pathway at the bottom of the garden that leads to the Great Bottom Flash on the Basingstoke Canal.  This provides immediate access to the canal path and is a lovely, tranquil place for an evening stroll.

Words run short to describe this delightful home and it must be viewed to fully appreciate its delights.  To view this home or for further information please contact our Ash Vale office on 01252 353030 or email ashvale@mackenziesmith.co.uk.