Swale House is an impressive seven bedroom home which offers over 7,000 square feet of extensive family accommodation which has been carefully designed to provide contemporary living with all rooms flowing elegantly into one another. The house was built in 2008 with “Old Farmhouse Blend” bricks under a pantile roof with bespoke Accoya sash windows and stone cills. Swale House is immaculately presented and has a light and airy feel with all the efficiencies and comforts of a modern property including underfloor heating throughout. The property has wonderful proportions and has been built using high quality fixtures and fittings, all bespokely made for the house.
An impressive front door with a fanlight above leads to a striking, yet welcoming reception hall with solid oak flooring, a galleried landing and an oak staircase with turned spindles. Double doors lead to the beautiful drawing room which has a stone fireplace with a quarry tiled hearth. Light floods into this comfortable room through the numerous sash windows which face south and east. The dining room has a similar fireplace and provides the perfect setting for formal meals. Again, this room benefits from being dual aspect.
The fabulous open plan living kitchen with cooking, dining and sitting areas has been designed to be at the heart of the home and is perfect for entertaining. The Smallbone of Devizes bespoke kitchen is a cooks' dream and is fitted with quality painted units and a large island with granite worktops. Set below a reclaimed wooden beam is a 4-oven AGA fitted with AIMS controls and an electric AGA Module which includes 2-ovens, a grill and ceramic hob. There is also a double belfast sink and integrated appliances include an oven/ microwave, fridge, dishwasher and Zip tap. There is also a built-in larder cupboard, wine rack, plinth drawers, storage baskets, space for a free-standing American fridge/freezer and a fabulous window seat, to make the most of the views across the gardens and surrounding countryside. The kitchen area leads to the dining area with ample space for a large farmhouse table. The sitting area boasts a reclaimed Yorkshire Range fireplace and a bread oven. This room has been carefully designed to suit modern day living and really is a spectacular space which can be enjoyed throughout the day.
From the dining area, doors lead into the spacious garden room with triple aspect views over the gardens, exposed brick work and a vaulted ceiling. French doors open onto a large terrace and the lavendar garden. A door from the kitchen leads to a utility room which has an external back door and is also fitted with Smallbone bespoke painted units, two integrated freezers and there is also space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
A glazed link with dual aspect oak bi-fold doors and exposed brickwork opens into the family/ play room making this the ideal extension for children to store toys away from the main living area. An oak staircase leads to the galleried study/library with far reaching views over the countryside. There is also a downstairs cloakroom which benefits from a large Villeroy and Boch sink unit and ample storage space.
The solid oak staircase from the central reception hall leads to a generous galleried landing with bedrooms arranged over the first and second floors. The luxurious master bedroom suite has a spacious bedroom with a reclaimed cast iron fireplace and stone hearth, a dressing room with built-in wardrobes and an en-suite walk-in shower room and two Villeroy and Boch sink units. The two generously proportioned guest bedrooms, with built-in wardrobes, are linked to a Jack & Jill bathroom with a large walk-in shower. There is a further bedroom and a large family bathroom with limestone tiles, a roll top bath, walk-in rain shower, two pedestal basins and a heated towel rail.
Oak stairs lead up to the top floor with three further bedrooms, a large luxury bathroom, linen room and storage cupboards. Skylights and dorma windows fill this floor with light making for a fantastic living room/games room or teenage 'den'.
Barn with planning
Situated to the north of the plot is a substantial brick-built barn and a lean to building. Planning permission has been granted to convert the existing barn to form two holiday units and construct a traditional brick-built courtyard development to include garaging, stores, a clock tower, a stable block and ancillary buildings.
The property is approached from the drive through a wooden five-bar gate which leads down a gravel drive to ample parking. Swale House enjoys a peaceful, secluded setting in a rural location surrounded by open countryside.
The large gardens and grounds are mainly laid to lawn with lavender and rose beds and offer space and potential for further development. A large terrace provides the perfect setting for relaxation and summer dining. There is a naturally fed wildlife pond, vegetable garden which is split into raised beds, a greenhouse and a variety of trees including oak, apple, cherry and weeping willow. The property is set within approximately 7 acres with a large, stock-proof fenced grass field which is ideal for equestrian use.