Contemporary elegance

mulberry house

Grandeur and sophistication are matched by an impressive studio, annexe and generous grounds, says James Higgins

Just three-and-a-half miles from Clifton Village and a few minutes’ drive from the M5, this elegant modern property overlooks Lower Failand from an established 2.3-acre plot. Built in 2001, this impressive six-bedroom country home offers the grand aesthetic of a period property with the modern functionality of a 21st-century abode.

This property is an impressive proposition, containing not only Mulberry House and its gardens and paddock – but also an additional three-bedroom detached annexe, a separate studio with kitchenette and shower room, an American barn with stables, and a double garage. The property and its outbuildings are accessible from secure front and rear gated driveways. These multiple outbuildings could provide accommodation for a relative, small business or holiday let – and the huge grounds would be a great benefit for kids and pets.

A large hallway stands between the two wings of the home. On one side of the hallway, a drawing room and dining room provide a space for formal entertaining, while on the other side of the hallway there is a sprawling, open-plan kitchen/dining/living room that provides a homely heart to this family abode.

The generously-proportioned dining and drawing room are connected via double doors and benefit from bay windows– not to mention an eye-catching Minister-style fireplace in the drawing room. The kitchen is equally well-appointed and has fitted wooden units, an Aga and a conventional fitted oven and hob too. The dining and living areas of this room are a lovely family space, well-suited to modern living and connect through two sets of French doors onto a patio covered by a breath-taking glazed loggia. Completing the ground floor is a utility room and WC.

The bedrooms are arranged across the first and second floors. On the first floor there are three double-bedrooms (two of which are en suite), a single bedroom and a beautifully appointed family bathroom. There are two further double-bedrooms accessed via separate staircases in the building’s rafters. One has an en suite bathroom and would make a perfect guest accomodation. The second floor also has an ample loft with additional eaves storage. Both rooms have front- and rear-facing aspects and multiple skylight aspects too. All in all, a stunning and spacious proposition for a family in need of a private, rural retreat.

Agent: Savills, 0117 933 5800, www.savills.co.uk

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