Presented to the very highest standards of design and dcor, Luxborough House provides luxury contemporary family living in the heart of beautiful Warwickshire. In a most sought after location on the edge of Ullenhall this superb home has stunning views both front and rear and has recently undergone a major refurbishment throughout to incorporate the very best in chic modern. Occupying approximately two acres of grounds with landscape gardens, a paddock, stables block, and a superb separate lodge annex, Luxborough House offers the perfect home in an idyllic setting.
Description - Luxborough House was built in 2006 on the site of Barrells Hall Lodge, which was once part of the Barrells Hall Estate and enjoys a private setting surrounded by majestic redwoods and established pasture land. The house is delightfully located occupying an edge of village position and an open countryside outlook provides attractive views from every angle.
The main house is laid out across three floors, and together with the additional annex and outbuildings the property offers 5426 . This absolutely stunning family home with its superb light and spacious feel is presented to the very highest of standards benefitting from new lighting, new carpets, wall coverings, decoration and fixtures and fittings throughout, all with a beautiful contemporary finish. From the moment you step through the door you are greeted by the splendour of design with the incredible feature gothic windows seamlessly blending with modern touches such as underfloor heating to the ground floor and oak internal doors.
Offering complete privacy the property is enclosed by a hornbeam and holly hedge providing a sense of seclusion together with all year round colour and texture and is approached through hardwood remote controlled gates and a gravelled driveway leads to a detached double car garage with a spacious room above, which could be used as an office for someone wishing to work from home. To the side of the garage is additional parking ideal for a horsebox or trailer.
Ground Floor - Once through the front door you are greeted with an incredibly light and airy reception hall with its impressive ceiling height and the stunning full height atrium window that floods the hall with natural light creating a wonderful feeling of space. The beautiful remote controlled full height drapes contrast beautifully with the natural polished limestone flooring and the contemporary open sweeping staircase to complete the look of this outstanding grand reception room.
The accommodation flows easily with double doors opening into the spacious and welcoming drawing room with a dual aspect and a central log burner with a stone surround, beautiful custom made wooden plantation shutters, plush furnishings and chic dcor together with French doors onto the garden making this a fabulous room for entertaining.
On the other side of the reception hall, double doors lead into the kitchen which offers the prefect balance between practicality and the contemporary beauty of a Sagne designer kitchen. Hand crafted and painted modern oak units blend beautifully with the Cosmic Dust granite worktops and an excellent range of integrated appliances including a double Britannia Rangemaster, Miele gas hob, induction and warming top, mains fed coffee machine, microwave, Rangemaster wine chiller and Liebherr fridge. A central island offers plenty of work surface for food preparation and a breakfast bar and there is ample space for informal dining. Adjacent to the kitchen is a most comfortable and useful family room/play room, with attractive new Amtico flooring, planation shutters to the windows and lovely contemporary dcor. Currently used as an excellent sized childrens play room, this space has multiple options as a formal dining room, sitting room or a large study. There is also a good sized utility/boot room having a range of fitted units, and access to the side door leading to the garage, garden and front of house.
Upper Floors - A sweeping staircase hand appointment by the German manufacturer Kenngott with pale oak treads rises to the first floor and the generous principal bedroom has wonderful views over the park like gardens and leads into a spacious dressing room and a contemporary fitted ensuite shower room. Three further bedrooms are all double in size and bedroom two has an ensuite and bedroom three has a stunning full height atrium window offering natural light and views of the gardens. The luxurious family bathroom is fully tiled with porcelain tiling and a Pininfamina suite to include bidet, freestanding bath and a large vanity basin. Stairs rise again to the second floor to a suite of rooms to include two double bedrooms with new Velux windows and remote controlled fitted blinds, a family bathroom and a landing leads to a further excellent bedroom also recently
fitted with new Velux windows and fitted blinds. This room would also make an excellent cinema or gym.
Annexe - A fabulous addition to Luxborough House and offering plenty of options for families, is the detached brick built annex affectionately known as Little Lodge. Sitting within the grounds across the garden and cladded with natural redwood to blend in with its surroundings, this impressive separate property incorporates an impressive open living area with a vaulted ceiling and log burner, fitted kitchenette, bedroom area and shower room. Ideal for relative use or could even provide an additional income source.
Outside - Luxborough House is set in particularly attractive south facing gardens which have been thoughtfully designed by a Chelsea Gold Medal winning Garden Designer and were implemented in 2006 to afford a lovely private and tranquil setting. A deep Indian sandstone paved sun terrace is flanked by raised brick beds containing a wide variety of ornamental shrubs and flowers including roses, ceanothus and euphorbia to provide all year colour and an attractive Rill water feature extends from the central axis of the house to the paddock gate to create a point of interest. To the rear of Little Lodge is an ornamental vegetable parterre with a central feature, edged by clipped box spheres and an espalier Fig tree is trained against a decorative enclosed wood store.
Positioned to the east side of the house is a superb purpose built timber framed stable block on a concrete hardstanding and benefits from a pedestrian access to the road. There are two 12x12 loose boxes, tack room and a large hay store, which leads down to a paddock enclosure, which is bounded by a traditional mixed hedgerow and linked by a five bar gated entrance, thereby ideal for anyone wanting to own a pony and the total area extends to just under 2 acres.
Vendor Interview - The location has been ideal as we enjoy the tranquillity of country living but at the same time, the travel links are excellent with easy rail access to Birmingham and London. The M42 and Birmingham International Airport are within a short driving distance and were close to a number of National Trust Parks which are perfect for a fun, family day out. There are some lovely restaurants in Henley-in-Arden and the high street has coffee shops, boutiques and wine bars.
Outside, the garden is south facing and catches the sun all day. The previous owner kept horses in the paddock and our children have loved the freedom of playing safely in such a large, open space. Were not overlooked and enjoy sitting outside and eating dinner whilst catching the last of the evening sun.
Its a very sociable village with a friendly, active community. We all enjoyed mulled wine and festive celebrations at the Christmas light switch on and the village pub is within easy walking distance. There are lots of footpaths linking the surrounding villages together which is perfect for dog walking or a nice leisurely Sunday stroll.
The layout has worked really well for us and we often open all of the downstairs doors to make the most of the space. The playroom is accessed from the kitchen and its nice to know that the children are nearby whilst I can enjoy a coffee in the kitchen. The lounge is a lovely, relaxing space and its really cosy when the log burner is lit and we can enjoy a glass of wine in the evening.
Weve really enjoyed the rural lifestyle and yet we dont feel isolated as everything we need is easily accessible.*
* These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
Location - The popular village of Ullenhall is regarded as an outstanding location in which to reside, set amongst greenbelt countryside, yet well placed for easy access to the M42, M40 and M5, as well as Birmingham International Railway Station, Airport and the National Exhibition Centre. Ullenhall is a village settlement and one of the old clearings made in the Forest of Arden. The village has an active village hall. The old and historic market town of Henley in Arden is about two miles distant and thus offers a wide range of shopping facilities, together with regular bus and train services, private junior and infant schools, banks, inns and restaurants. There are also churches of various denominations and sporting and recreational organisations.
Tenure - The property is Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.
Services - Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating is via way of an oil fired system.
Local Authority - Stratford upon Avon District Council.
Fixtures & Fittings - All those items mentioned in these particulars by way of fixtures and fittings are deemed to be included in the sale price. Others, if any, are excluded. However, we would always advise that this is confirmed by the purchaser at the point of offer
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendor's sole agents Fine & Country on .
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Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Agents Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.