If ever a property were to put a smile on your face, Happiness would be a contender.
This seven-bedroom detached house in the well-to-do Four Oaks Park Estate sits on one and half acres of mature grounds in a secluded spot on the corner of Bracebridge Road and Luttrell Road.
The agents describe it as “truly outstanding and expensively appointed” and it has undergone full refurbishment in the last few years to create a very elegant home with high-end specification that includes a central sound system and a sophisticated security system.
It’s certainly large with four reception rooms, a home cinema, games room and gym, plus potential to create two further bedrooms from the existing layout. There’s also a cellar.
Happiness greets you at the end of a very long and sweeping driveway. In total, there’s about 7,465 sq ft of accommodation and it has been designed so that the main reception rooms face south west and south east, overlooking the landscaped grounds.
A wide porch opens on to an entrance hall that has oak panelling and Amtico flooring, as well as a cloakroom. From there, a door leads to the family room (16’9” x 14’9”) with feature open fireplace and a wide columned arch leads to the large, light-filled conservatory, which has French doors leading to the garden.
The spacious drawing room (24’6” x 15’), which has feature open fireplace, slate hearth and ornate carved mahogany surround, is also reached via the family room. Light and airy, it has a large bay window that overlooks the lawns, while a deep bay has a seating area in which you can relax with garden views.
The formal dining room is divided into two by a central chimney with mahogany fireplaces either side. The smaller area is currently used as a music room, while the larger space can easily seat 10 people.
The breakfast kitchen provides plenty of space for any family, with a range of limed oak wall and floor units, polished granite work surfaces and integrated appliances, plus a Belfast sink. An island unit has an inset four-burner hob with oven below, and built-in fridges and cupboards below. A two-oven gas Aga is fitted into an exposed brick alcove and there is also a dishwasher.
Just off the kitchen is a useful utility room with inset sink, wall and floor cupboards and plumbing for washing machine.
A dual aspect large garden room takes in the sun terrace at front, while French doors lead to the rear courtyard. From there, you reach the leisure complex, where presumably those positive endorphins are produced to give the home owners a sense of contentment.
It comprises a games room (26’9” x 23’3”) and a gym with French windows that open on to the garden. And for the ultimate in modern entertaining space, Happiness is also a cinema room with fitted wall units and French doors to the front terrace. There’s also a cloakroom/shower room with corner shower, pedestal washbasin and wc.
An oak-panelled staircase leads to the first floor where there are four double bedroom suites.
The master bedroom has four fitted double wardrobes and three windows flood the room with light and provide superb views of the gardens. The en-suite bathroom is rather special. The central circular Air bath is set in a tiled surround and has columns and canopy above and there are also twin wash basins, a deep steam shower enclosure and wc.
The second bedroom, with en-suite Jacuzzi, has a vaulted ceiling and overlooks the gardens on two sides, while the third bedroom, which also overlooks the gardens on two sides, has a shower room.
Bedroom four opens on to a dressing room/study but at 6’9” x 15’6” could be made into another bedroom. Its en-suite bathroom has a freestanding Victorian style bath with period-style bath with period style shower enclosure and rain head.
A first floor gallery accommodates two further bedrooms, each with Velux windows and a feature circular window, while the second floor has a guest suite with sitting room with cast iron fireplace, bedroom, shower room, and dressing room with fitted wardrobes
The high spec continues outside with floodlit gardens, a front sun terrace with water feature and ornamental pool, lawns, mature borders, trees and clipped topiary. There is a mower store in the courtyard area, a brick-built store, decked area, hot tub and a second access from Luttrell Road.
Agent – Quantrills
Telephone – 0121 354 9229
Guide price - POA