Property of the Week: Simply striking family home in semi-rural setting
- Credit: John Lake estate agents
Our Property of the Week is Bickleigh House, an exquisite detached home set in a semi-rural setting.
Elevated in its plot behind electric operated gates and taking advantage of the open green outlook, Bickleigh House is in Edginswell Lane, Kingskerswell.
Throughout their 11 years at Bickleigh House, the current owners have comprehensively redesigned and remodelled the property to create a simply striking family home, with a bespoke kitchen/family room an exceptional centrepiece.
The living space is complemented by extensive parking, a large level garden, and masses of storage, perfect for a growing family.
Inside, a generous reception hall features wood-effect ceramic flooring, a bespoke cedar staircase with glass balustrading and a feature back-lit cedar wall.
A cloakroom has wood-effect tiled flooring, WC with concealed cistern, vanity unit, heated towel rail and feature tiling.
The study/library forms the first section of an open-plan area with reveals separating it from the games/music area.
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The games/music area continues into the second part of this space, with sliding patio doors on to the paved terrace. There is also a compact office/store room.
The living room is a large, double-aspect room featuring four architectural vertical windows facing southerly towards Edginswell and a further easterly-facing picture window enjoying open views towards Fluder Hill.
A feature of this room is the part-slate flooring creating a hearth for a waist-height modern open fireplace set into a ceramic tiled wall, with built-in log store.
Double oak glazed doors lead from the games area into a large open plan kitchen/dining/family room with multi-zone underfloor heating.
The family area features sliding doors opening onto the patio, a wood-burning stove and roof lantern.
There's a large island unit with induction hob, inset extractor and lighting, and pan drawers beneath, two wine chillers and fitted units to either side of the kitchen.
To the other side, there are integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher, steam oven, microwave and two separate ovens, and a double sink with Quooker tap.
The dining area has a large window overlooking the front gardens with easterly views across the fields opposite.
A utility with tiled flooring has a door to the garden and further door into the garage. There is space for a fridge/freezer and provision for a washing machine and dryer.
A bespoke glass and cedar staircase leads from the reception hall to the landing with engineered oak flooring and airing cupboard.
The principal bedroom is a generous room with patio doors to the front opening onto a balcony with glass balustrading and views across to the neighbouring fields. A further large window overlooks the rear garden. An en-suite with contemporary, free-standing bath with wall-mounted tap, walk-in shower, double sink with drawers beneath and WC with concealed cistern. There is also a dressing area with built-in wardrobes, oak floors and window.
Bedroom two is a double-aspect room with views towards Fluder Hill and Edginswell. an en-suite has a modern suite featuring large walk-in shower, wash hand basin with drawers below and WC with concealed cistern.
Bedroom three is a double bedroom with large south-facing window looking towards Edginswell. While bedroom four is a well-proportioned double room with a window overlooking the rear of the property.
A bathroom with slipper bath, walk-in double shower, wash hand basin and WC with concealed cistern has a window overlooking the rear garden.
Bickleigh House occupies a large plot approaching half an acre.
Approached through remote controlled electric gates from Edginswell Lane, the driveway rises to a generous parking area for several vehicles. There's a double garage with an electric double door.
Beneath the house, French doors open to a large store/office with windows along one side.
This area gives further access to a large under-house storage area. A boiler room houses the oil-fired central heating boiler, newly installed in 2020, with an oil tank adjacent. The boiler room creates a useful further storage area close to the garden.
The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, surrounded by conifer hedging and a couple of productive apple trees.
A large slate-paved patio with low-level tiled walling and inset seating is positioned across the back of the house, facing a bright westerly aspect.
Two sets of sliding doors provide direct access from the house, with a beautiful mature willow tree providing some welcome shade.
The terrace has the benefit of significant lighting and external power supply.
Bickleigh House is on the market with an asking price of £925,000. For details, or to book a viewing, call John Lake estate agents on 01803 328899.