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This truly unique 6500 square foot barn offers stunning character and has been finished to an almost unassailable standard, creating a home of the type and quality which rarely becomes available on the market. Simply put - this is one of the most outstanding homes Arnold & Phillips have ever had the pleasure of marketing.
The original property has been re-built, comprehensively upgraded, enhanced and extended by our clients, with the highest quality fixtures, and fittings utilised throughout. The home’s character blends seamlessly with contemporary elements such as the Control4 Smart Home system, under floor heating, sound system, mood lighting, state of the art security system, stylish sanitary ware and a breathtaking fitted kitchen with top of the line integrated appliances.
Resting amid circa 1.8 acres of well-kept gardens bordering greenbelt farmland the property is totally secure and private, accessed via electronic gates with intercom access. In addition to the main house, there is a substantial detached dwelling with a four-bay stable block, and a further 2558 square feet of potential living space - ideal for guests accommodation, ancillary living (for a co-dependent) and perfect for additional space from which to work from home.
The main house offers living space arranged over three inviting levels with each stunning room affording modern and luxurious appointments that create an opulent home which is simply a triumph in design and style. Brief highlights include a grand reception hallway, cloaks, WC, a large main lounge with feature wood burning stove, sitting room/TV room with home cinema, a fabulous dining room which is just perfect for formal entertaining, study, a huge 660 square foot breakfast kitchen and a separate utility room. On the first floor, there are five wonderful bedrooms with three of the bedrooms having walk-in wardrobes/dressing areas and beautiful en-suites, the two further bedrooms are served by a fabulous four piece family bathroom. The lower ground floor on its own affords over 1300 square feet of outstanding family space and offers the potential for a cinema room with a bar area that has access out onto a spacious subterranean patio - a contemporary secure access temperature controlled wine cellar completes the homes accommodation. With so many beautiful rooms it is difficult to pick one particular highlight of the accommodation but the bespoke kitchen is certainly worthy of special mention - a truly breathtaking award-winning handcrafted kitchen with Wolf and Sub Zero appliances and complete with a 60 inch double range with French top and two 30 inch ovens, with another third 30 inch oven for everyday use, there is a large microwave & combination oven, warming draws an island sink complete with instant hot water tap and a dedicated ice maker for party nights, another low-level fridge for drinks, two main 36 inch fridges and a temperature zoned wine cabinet - a kitchen worthy of any professional chef and a welcoming family room which is just perfect for entertaining.
Occupying an enviable rural position on the Formby moss and set amongst approximately 1.8 pristine acres, the property rests behind 2M high and 5M wide double oak gates, with electronic access controlled via Key fob, GSM Cell phone and from the internal phone system. The driveway gives access to a block paved forecourt parking area whilst to the rear the huge landscaped garden is South facing and includes immaculately manicured lawns with an abundance of flora and a huge block paved patio area. There is a children’s play area and play house with soft play safety flooring, and in support of the award-winning chefs kitchen a huge ALTEX (modern Victorian) greenhouse and four covered raised beds to provide all the vegetables, with integral heating and watering system, the greenhouse comes with a sink with hot and cold water, temperature controlled blinds and windows, internet and its own telephone connected to the main house. For dog lovers, there are fabulous five-star kennels with lighting and heating.
The plot is totally secure with a 2m high security fence to the rear of the property, this is complemented with a Hawthorn hedge and a 2M water ditch. To the front of the property, there is a traditional brick wall with pillars and feature railings between each pillar along the full 120M frontage. The electricity supply is overhead lines and this is backed by the homes own 50 KVA Auto Start Generator located in its dedicated sound proofed generator room.
The owners have sympathetically integrated the latest technology and combined traditional handcrafted features with a traditional build and have created super efficient living and entertaining spaces and a thermally efficient home with an A** rating. Local and traditional materials were utilised during the 2009 build, from the original stone quarried locally for all the windows and doors, reclaimed bricks and natural slate roof tiles completed with real copper gutters and downspouts, handcrafted oak windows and doors are installed both internally and externally.
ECO – Heating is from a ground source heating system that supports the hot water and zoned for each room under-floor heating in all locations, thus keeping the cost of running very low, to supplement the green features the property has is own 6000L rain-water harvesting system that supports the toilets and external plant watering systems. The property also has its own bio digester and a discharge into the local watercourse. To further supplement the green credentials this property has solar panels installed to the south facing roof aspect to support the additional hot water requirements.
The property is unique in that is has a Total house Automation System, that takes living to the 21st century, it controls all the entertainment, security (Alarm & Fire / Smoke detectors), heating, telephone, lighting, and ventilation. This can be accessed remotely via phone or tablet devices or within any room of the house. The main house is supervised by the Control 4 system, which provides an interface via a single remote control for each room or via smart 7 inch LCD touch pads located in the main living areas or from any television.
The lighting system is designed in C-bus and is integrated with the Control 4 system entertainment system, it is designed in such a manner that any lighting circuit internally or externally can be controlled from anywhere in the house. It has predetermined scenes programmed to provide different moods, this system allows and learns the house operation and supports a holiday mode to appear the house is alive when your away on vacation.
The property has LED DMX colour changing external lighting, and LED external lighting to provide total night lighting Scenes, it is supported with additional external security lighting connected to motion sensors, the lighting system is also connected to the security system, to provide lighting internally and externally in the event of activation, the security is supported via BT red care and is monitored 24/7 to the control monitoring station direct to the police and fire services.
The unique features of the entertainment system supports fully distributed (16 x 16) HD television to the 16 outlets (HD TVs & Projectors) and also supports 16 inputs, such as multiple skyboxes, 6 x Apple TV for each bedroom, very large 12 TB media server, internet radio, Blu Ray, DVD and its very own HD projector cinema room with Dolby 7-1 surround system, with an additional 3D 65 inch LCD TV with multiple games consoles (Xbox/WII/PlayStation). CCTV is also integrated within the house entertainment system with 16 HD motion cameras capturing and recording 90days of data.
Internet within the property is distributed via its own secure dedicated internal and external wireless network with multiple access points that support both cordless telephones and Internet as you move around seamlessly, the property has a Fibre Optic connection capable of supporting speeds of over 300Mbs. The house telephone system is designed for a medium office, this supports each room within the property with its dedicated phone connectivity, both internally and externally has its own extension numbers, the system allows for dedicated voicemail to each room if required. The fibre optic is supported with a dedicated ISDN line which could support 10 dedicated individual telephone numbers if required to support business needs or the children having their very own telephone number to their room.