TUCKED AWAY, SURROUNDED BY WOODLAND AND GREENERY, THIS FABULOUS HOME WITH 3/4 BEDROOMS IS READY TO MOVE IN WITH QUALITY DÉCOR THROUGHOUT. A VIEWING IS ESSENTIAL TO FULLY APPRECIATE THE BREATHTAKING GARDEN WITH A HIGHLY UNUSUAL COTTAGE 1 BED ANNEX THAT PRODUCES A STUNNING OVERALL APPEAL TO THIS HOME.
The Ridge offers a desired location close to the Victorian Beaumont Park favored by many families and dog walkers and is positioned in a small hamlet approached via an unused railway bridge which now forms part of The Ridge gardens. The property is presented in a neutral colour scheme and includes a high specification breakfast kitchen and house bathroom. With individual architecture the spacious property has the potential to be further extended (STPP) with the provision of a balcony to the rear or just the ability to further increase family living space. It is to the rear of the property that one truly gets to appreciate all that this property has to offer. The sumptuous gardens are not only as quaint as they are relaxing but they also offer a visual delight. The inspired creation of a garden annexe taking form in the original railway tunnel of a disused line offers occasional use as a summer house. Furnished with a kitchen, shower room, reception area and mezzanine floor, the tunnel accommodation has an entirely glazed entrance. The glass archway will help you gaze at the cosmos like a seasoned astronomer and the natural waterfall, pond and colourful flora in abundance create a majestic ambience. The local forest and cinematic local scenery make the perfect setting for your soul to unwind. The Ridge and gardens are tucked away in the landscape and offer an oasis of seclusion but with the necessary access to amenities within only a moment away.
ENTRANCE HALL The unique architecture is immediately apparent as soon as you alight into the welcoming hallway with cream walls and solid wood floor that flows throughout. The addition of timber and glass doors aids the natural light ambience that further enhances a feeling of spacious accommodation. The open wooden staircase with wrought iron detailing lays ahead rising to a study and commodious storage facilities.
SITTING ROOM With a stunning tree-lined view, courtesy of the angled almost ceiling height windows, the room is naturally illuminated which works well with the muted colour scheme. An inset wall mounted gas fire lays central to the room and plentiful space is provided for large family seating. With plush cream carpeting and double glass and wooden doors, the large room does not compromise on cosy atmosphere. It is easy to imagine your self settling down to watch the changing seasons through the large bespoke glazing.
BREAKFAST KITCHEN AND UTILITY The high specification kitchen includes a solid "Galaxy" granite work surface with breakfast bar and bespoke wooden wall and base cabinets. A large custom fit window provides unobstructed views into the garden and woodland beyond and provide a unique attribute to this lovely room. Integrated appliances includes a concealed microwave, Blanco 1 1/2 sink and drainer, BOSCH dishwasher with LED timer that is displayed on the floor, 2 double Gorenje double electric fan ovens and a Gorenje stainless steel and black glass extractor hood. In a property that is designed to luxuriate in the amount of natural sunlight that beams into the home, the kitchen includes a glass and timber door into the utility room and an additional half glass door with side window that exits out to the front elevation. The utility room has a stable door that leads out to the magnificent gardens and includes work tops, sink, plumbing for a washing machine and houses the property boiler.
DINING ROOM The dining room is particularly elegant with Lincrusta wallpaper that displays a stylish pattern. Like all rooms in The Ridge it has a contemporary presentation with a wooden floor and large window to the front elevation. Currently supporting a grand family dining suite, there is further room for free standing furniture.
MASTER SUITE With unquestionable striking views into the private garden, the master suite easily accommodates a king size bed and has a spacious dressing area currently equipped with a vast array of free standing furniture. The ensuite shower room includes a contemporary glass block partition with spa shower, wall hung mid edged wash basin and back to wall w.c. The ensuite further includes glass shelving and an illuminated vanity mirrored cabinet.
BEDROOM Dressed as a reception room, this double bedroom is furnished with a wooden floor and delicate pastel colour scheme. Sliding patio doors alight into the garden and guarantee lovely views into The Ridge grounds.
BEDROOM The third bedroom is carpeted and includes fitted furniture and views out towards the arbour.
BATHROOM Presented to an exceptionally high standard with under floor heating and heated wall mirror, this fully tiled handsome bathroom includes a walk in shower with smoked glass partition and chrome fixed shower head. With an oval counter top wash basin fitted with a waterfall tap and drawer unit beneath and back to wall w.c, the room is completed with a corner bath with shower hose and mixer tap. The contemporary duel fuel black towel radiator sits proudly to the tiled wall and the room is lit by recessed spot lighting.
STUDY The study is located on the mezzanine level reached via the bespoke wooden staircase with wrought iron spindles. The study is affectionately termed as "The flight deck" by the family and a visit to the property will clearly demonstrate why. With considered glazing to maximise on the view, the windows offer an elevated viewpoint across the grounds. The office is fully fitted with bespoke furniture and the environment is clearly a wonderful space in which to work from home. Having previously been utilised as an open plan guest bedroom, this space offers great versatility and vast storage space is provided to the rear of the room.
GARDEN ANNEXE The gem of the property is the conversion of the tunnel which formed part of the original Meltham - Lockwood line. Located to the far end of the garden and beyond the natural waterfall, the annexe offers occasional use for summer parties, guest accommodation or teenage den. The versatility of this small garden cottage is liberal and sure to excite both young and old. The cleverly inspired design offers a spacious reception room, kitchen and shower room and up on the mezzanine level, there could easily be the installation of an occasional bedroom. Used previously to host summer garden parties, the fully installed kitchen is great for entertaining and the spacious accommodation is a great shelter for those inclement days. The garden room is glazed entirely to allow maximum views over the grounds and encourage an abundance of natural lighting to stream through the construction. A decked area for garden furniture sits over a pond and the annexe is approached via a pebbled pathway.
QUADRUPLE GARAGE Worthy of a detailed inspection of the floorplan, the garage offers substantial space for parking up to 4 vehicles and is accessed via fob controlled double doors. With shelving and an electric car charger, the garage has the potential and space to be utilised as a work shop if so desired and, subject to planning, the garages could be converted into further living space.
EXTERIOR The Ridge is more than just a home, it is a lifestyle. Rarely does a property come to the market with such unique qualities that produce a tranquil setting in individualistic surroundings. The gardens and main entrance are approached via steps that bring you into an oasis of greenery, which has been planted for scent and colour. Bedecked with woodland plants renowned for flamboyant flowering the grounds are enclosed by a green canopy that offers much solitude and privacy, whilst creating a sheltered suntrap. With a family friendly arrangement including a spacious lawn and several patio areas for al fresco dining, the property further owns half of the land above the entrance railway arch on which stands a spacious potting shed. The property sits majestic in its grounds, elevated into the landscape and working as one with the environment. The homeowners spend many hours observing wildlife through the bespoke glazing and the gardens enjoy sunshine which travels around the property offering many relaxing vantage points.