Summerhill House is a substantial residence set on a small but prestigious development in the popular village of Polebrook, just three miles east of the market town of Oundle, which provides many independent shops and restaurants. The picturesque village of Polebrook benefits from a Primary School, a church and a popular pub/restaurant. It has numerous traditional local stone buildings,and idyllic thatched properties. The Doomsday book reflects its historic roots. Its name refers to 'the brook in the pocket of hills' and the water pump on the village green still provides a flow of fresh spring water!
Stamford and Peterborough are both a short drive away and offer further shopping, leisure facilities and train links to central London in under an hour. Stamford, Oundle and Peterborough offer a wide range of schooling for all ages, both state and independent.
You enter through a large oak door into a good sized hallway that leads to the downstairs reception rooms. The hallway carries on toward the rear of the property, a further oak door provides access to the rear garden. Jurassic marble limestone flooring is an attractive feature of this impressive hallway. Discreetly hidden from view is the boot room with floor to ceiling fitted storage. The staircase, with a wrought iron balustrade, rises to the first floor.
The attractive limestone marble floor continues through into this spectacular room. This affords over 50 square metres of flexible, open-plan living space. A fantastic central island in the kitchen offers casual dining, and there is further space for a large table at which to dine and socialise. There is yet more space for sofas in which to relax and enjoy the view over the garden through the quality oak bi-fold doors to the garden. The island and splash-backs are a contemporary leathered granite and the worktops are a black granite which complement the solid wood units which are a combination of black to the island storage and 'french grey to the other units, crafted by 'Wychwood Cabinet Makers'. A large Rangemaster with six burners, integrated dishwasher, wine cooler, additional eye-level oven, American style fridge/freezer provide top specification appliances to this outstanding kitchen. The kitchen has ample storage with larder units and drawers. It also has a composite sink beneath a large window overlooking the beautifully private rear garden. An allocated study area has also been thought of in this exceptional room.
The utility room leads off the kitchen and provides extra storage and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. It also houses the property's American water softener system and boiler. The limestone tiled floor continues to the downstairs WC/cloakroom and there is also an oak door leading to the side access of the house from the utility room.
The WC /cloakroom with limestone marble flooring has a white low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
This elegant well- proportioned room at the rear of the property has dual aspect French doors opening onto the the paved seating area of the garden. It has a multi-fuel burner set in a limestone hearth fireplace, which is a stunning feature of this room. Further windows afford views over the verdant rear garden. Neutral carpets and warm, neutral decor make this space perfect for entertaining and family time.
To the right of the hallway is a further reception room that is currently a movie/TV room, but could equally become a study, TV room or even a formal dining room if required. It has a window to the front and side of the property and neutral carpets.
This magnificent master suite has windows overlooking the rear garden and also to the side of the house. It affords enough space for the largest of beds and a sofa area, creating a room to truly relax in. A dressing room with bespoke vanity area leads onto the luxurious en-suite bathroom.
A large marble- effect tiled bathroom with windows to the front consists of a double-ended bath, double shower unit, storage cupboard, a walnut vanity hand basin unit and low level WC.
This generously proportioned double room faces the front of the property and has ample fitted wardrobes. The en-suite offers a large corner bath with shower over, a low level WC and a handbasin with built-in vanity unit. The suite is white, and pale blue accents compliment the modern bathroom.
Another large double bedroom overlooking the front of the property with fitted wardrobes. It also has an en-suite shower room with a modern white suite.
This large double bedroom overlooks the beautiful rear garden. It boasts a generous sized en-suite shower room with a window to the side of the property. It consists of a double shower, white vanity hand basin unit and low level WC. It has white tiling with attractive lavender accents.
A conveniently placed and specifically equipped room housing a washing machine, tumble dryer and hanging rails. No more trips downstairs with the laundry!
The beautiful staircase rises to the second floor to a large galleried landing area with Velux windows. There is built-in storage to the eaves and this area makes an ideal home office. An oak door leads to the guest suite.
This stunning room is on the second floor of the property and is flooded with light from multiple Velux windows from both sides of the property. There is further storage to the eaves and also a dressing area large walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with bath, wash basin and low level WC.
The area above the double garage has been converted to create additional living space for guests or family, however it would work equally well as a home office. The external door next to the double garage opens into a kitchen. There are base and wall units in oak. an electric hob, dishwasher, stainless steel sink and space for a fridge/ freezer. Stairs rise to the next floor and there is also an integral door to the double garage.
Upstairs is a large carpeted living/bedroom/office space set in the eaves that has Velux windows, storage and a shower room with WC and hand basin.
A gravel driveway provides access to Summerhill House and also parking for multiple vehicles. This front area is walled with the feature limestone of the property. The double garage is detached and set to one side of the house. There is also gated side access to the garden. The frontage has immediate kerb appeal and has a covered porch-way with log store framing the large oak door to the property. The rear garden is a particular feature of Summerhill House. It is a large south west facing property that stretches 50 metres in length. The lawned areas are separated by a gate and trellis. The second lawn leads down to the brook. Mature trees and shrubs line the garden and the borders are well stocked beds. The garden is very private, not over looked with fantastic countryside views which can be enjoyed from two large paved seating areas, perfect for outside entertaining.
This stunning property was built in 2003 to a very high build specification with solid internal walls and with local coursed stone to the exterior. The current owners have updated and improved the accommodation to create a home that is not only impressive in its size, but offers an excellent standard of living. Summerhill House boasts over 400 square metres of living space, with each bedroom having its own en-suite and a superbly appointed kitchen/diner that is the heart of the home. It is double glazed throughout, has oil fired central heating and a water softener system. The studio and annex offers the flexibility of a home office, or extra space for family visitors or as a rental income. The garden extends over 50 metres in length and the entire plot is nearly a third of an acre and occupying a prime position in this highly desirable village.
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