A highly individual architect designed detached family residence that has been extended and dramatically improved to provide a substantial property that has been finished to a high standard. The property benefits from indoor swimming pool as well as stunning conservatory and double garage with workshop above. Read more
A highly individual architect designed detached family residence that has been extended and dramatically improved to provide a substantial property that has been finished to a high standard. The property benefits from indoor swimming pool and wonderful views over farmland to the rear as well as stunning conservatory and double garage with workshop above.
Snoots is a wonderful family home that has undergone an extensive programme of improvements in recent years by the current vendor including new glazing throughout, replacement boilers and re fitted kitchen and bathrooms. The property is highly individual and sits in a private plot of approximately 0.25 acres.
The property is approached via private driveway with 5 bar gate and hedging to the front. The paved driveway offers ample off-road parking for several vehicles comfortably and offers access to the double garage with up and over doors, side access to rear garden and a separate paved courtyard to the front. An impressive glass atrium has been added to the front of the property to provide a stylish front entrance with extensive glazing to walls and ceiling, this opens to the inviting entrance hall which offers access to all parts of the property. The ground floor living space has continuous tiled flooring creating the feeling of a continuous space.
There is a central feature decked courtyard area off the entrance hall which floods the rest of the property with light and can be accessed via several parts of the property. To the right of the entrance hall is an inner hall with separate utility room. The utility room is fitted in a range of contemporary matching wall and base with worktops over and butler sink with freestanding unit below. There is space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.
Returning to the inner hall there is a glazed door that leads to the piano room which could be used as a further reception room / snug. A set of double glazed doors open to the impressive indoor swimming pool which is a very special feature indeed. The pool is surrounded by tiled flooring with feature lighting as well as separate pump room housing controls.
A step up provides access to the re fitted bathroom with double corner walk in shower with glazed screen and Grohe wall mounted shower controls, low level wc with concealed cistern, pedestal and wash hand basin with mixer tap. The bathroom is partly tiled to wall with spotlights and wall mounted heated towel rail. A staircase from the piano room rises to one of the upper wings with landing featuring a pair of Velux windows and Juliet balcony. To the right there is a spacious double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and dual aspect windows. This room benefits from extensive fitted Sliderobes with hanging space and shelving as well as an en suite bathroom with three-piece suite comprising raised bath, low level w.c and wash hand basin with storage below. To the left-hand side of the landing there is a further double bedroom with fitted wardrobe, further storage cupboard, Juliet balcony and further Velux window to front.
Returning to the main entrance hall, you can continue through to the inner hall which provides access to a separate wc with low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled flooring. Next to the w.c is the current master bedroom which enjoys a private position in the house with feature full length glazing and extensive fitted storage comprising of drawers to an entire wall. The vendors have re fitted the en suite bathroom which benefits from underfloor heating and fitted storage. The bathroom is fitted in a suite comprising bath with tiled panel, fully tiled separate shower enclosure with glazed door and storage unit with low level w.c with concealed cistern and fitted wash hand basin.
Next door to the master suite there is a further bedroom which has been fitted in an extensive range of Sliderobes and is currently used as a dressing room for the master bedroom with glazed French doors leading to the rear garden.
The impressive hub of the home is the stunning refitted kitchen/ breakfast room in the middle of the property offering fantastic open plan living space. The kitchen itself is fitted in an extensive range of contemporary soft close gloss and matte wall and base units with worktops over and inset one and a half bowl sink unit with drainer, filtered water tap and mixer tap with light fitted inside. There is a rather attractive Teal AGA with the option of a further fitted eye level Neff microwave/oven. Further appliances include a pair of Fisher and Paykel drawer style dishwashers and tall showcase fridge freezer. A generous island sits in the middle of the kitchen with breakfast bar ideal for everyday dining benefitting from further soft close drawers below. There is a feature full length glazed window overlooking the inner courtyard.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the open plan dining area which can accommodate a large dining set offering a more formal dining option. There is an exposed brick wall and further open fireplace with case iron basket. A further door leads to the stunning principal reception room currently used as a sitting room with tall ceilings allowing you to enjoy the upper mezzanine level currently used as an impressive open study area. The room is a fantastic size with glazing and French doors opening to the rear garden as well as a further pair of doors directly opposite that lead to the indoor swimming pool if needed. This room has a feature exposed brick fireplace with fitted wood burning stove.
One of the most impressive spaces in the property is fully glazed conservatory, this room has tiled flooring and replaced timber double glazed windows with fully glazed vaulted ceiling. This additional reception room offers versatility, the current vendors enjoy entertaining with friends and family and can open the doors to three sides allowing access to several parts of the rear garden.
A second staircase from the kitchen/breakfast room rises to the other side of the property with open panelled reception room benefitting from Velux windows to either side, this space is currently used as an impressive cinema room. There is an additional double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and Velux windows as well as fitted storage with hanging space and shelving. A further fitted bathroom is next to this room with suite comprising panelled bath, low level wc and wash hand basin. To the other side of the cinema room there is access to the stunning mezzanine level overlooking the sitting room below which is currently being used as a study with Velux windows and a set of French doors enjoying views over the rear garden and farmland beyond.
The delightful rear garden benefits from open views over the farmland to the rear, it is mainly laid to lawn with a range of mature trees and well stocked borders throughout. There are a range of fruit trees including two apple trees, one pair tree and one greengage tree.
The rear garden is surrounded by high hedging and is a haven offering several private areas for enjoying the sun as it moves around the garden. To the bottom of this delightful rear garden there is a secret paved set of steps that lead down to a pond with decked area and dining set enjoying views over the farmland behind for miles. There is a separate area to the side with vegetable plot and green house. Tucked away around the corner there is a paved patio with further dining set with decked area and pebbled border which wraps around the property. From this area, there is access to the double garage with power and lighting and two up and over doors to the front driveway. A further garage door is to the rear allowing full access through the garage to the rear of the property. Steps up from the paved patio lead to the workshop above the garage which is boarded with power and lighting with Velux windows and Juliet balcony to the front. This is a very versatile space which could be converted to additional accommodation accessed via the main house is required (STNPP)
The property sits on the fringe of the popular village of Little Wratting and is on the edge of the market town of Haverhill. The property is within walking distance of a range of amenities including Tesco supermarket, several pubs and restaurants and high street shops. There is a multiplex cinema with well know eateries within Haverhill along with leisure centre including swimming pool and gymnasium. The property is within catchment for the Samuel Ward Academy School which has recently extended to offer a department dedicated to children with Autism, this is currently rated by Ofsted as outstanding. There is nearby private schooling at Barnardiston Hall at less than 4 miles away. The historic city of Cambridge is approximately 18 miles away and is conveniently placed for access to the horseracing town of Newmarket and the market town of Bury St Edmunds. There is a train station situated just 15 miles away at Audley End which offers direct access to London Liverpool Street, the journey time is 1 hour 6 minutes.