Feature Property: New England style country homeBy Rebecca Younger
November 09, 2012
ORIGINALLY dating from around 1900, little of the original Ladygate remains.
Almost entirely newly built, the house, in Grayshott, has been remodelled in a New England style, characteristic of the American weatherboarded period mansions of Cape Cod.
On entering Ladygate, the quality of fitments are immediately evident and complemented by the sense of space and light.
From the reception hall double doors lead to a substantial drawing room, which is open plan through to the dining room. Here there are views to the south over the gardens. A further set of double doors lead to the magnificent second drawing room, where the vaulted ceiling and arched window openings create the space and atmosphere for larger parties. Once again, an open fireplace provides a focal point.
The day-to-day living rooms are focused around the very substantial open plan kitchen/breakfast room. This double aspect room has been carefully planned for the enthusiastic cook with a superb bespoke Edwin Loxley kitchen incorporating a central ‘walk in’ island with Quartz stone work tops. Both the kitchen and breakfast areas have full height bifolding sliding doors that allow the rear terrace and the gardens beyond to truly feel part of the kitchen.
On the first floor there is a vast master bedroom suite which includes an en suite bathroom and dressing room, as well as a balcony overlooking the gardens and grounds. It is fully equipped with integrated BOSE sound system, mood lighting and a large Plasma television.
Bedroom two also has a large en suite bathroom and balcony and there are two further bedrooms and one further bathroom on this floor. On the second floor there are two additional bedrooms, a large games room and a further bathroom.
The property sits in an elevated position within its grounds, with far reaching views to the south. The gardens immediately surrounding the house have been immaculately landscaped with a sweeping gravel drive and turning area to the front incorporating large parking areas for numerous vehicles. There is a vast formal paved terrace to the rear, running the full width of the property and leading directly to the wider parkland grounds beyond.
For more information about Ladygate, including price details, contact Hamptons Country House on 01483 572864.