Latchets is a fabulous modern private family home set in a very sunny location within Valley des Vaux and is surrounded by woodland. From the moment you drive through the gates you can appreciate how private the property is and once inside the house you are struck by the light and very spacious aspect of all the rooms thanks to the clever development of the property.
Having started life as a 1960s bungalow the four bedroom house that now occupies this large plot is long way away from its former guise. When the current owners moved in five years ago they wanted to make the very best of the location of the property and have subsequently modernised and renovated the property throughout, to an extremely high standard. Only two walls of the original building remain making this an 80% new build property, which brings along with it all of the things you’d expect from one. Including between floor level soundproofing, super energy efficiency thanks to being fully insulated and double glazing throughout. There’s CAT 6 cabling, a UV water filtration system and brand new plumbing and electrics too.
One thing that strikes you as soon as you enter is how bright and airy the house is, many of the rooms have vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling feature windows which invites the light to flood in and adds real character too.
The kitchen really is the heart of this home with an impressive large corian island/breakfast bar for informal dining, this comes with its own built in wine fridge too. There are traditional cream shaker style units with contrasting Stella Negro corian tops to match the centre island. Double doors lead out on to the patio and BBQ area, extending the entertainment space. You’ll also find a traditional Villeroy & Boch Belfast sink and a ceramic topped Rangemaster cooker, cleverly blending the traditional features in this otherwise modern property. Directly next door is a large formal dining room, with feature fireplace and more doors out on to the paved patio outside. Further on and off the bright hallway is a large cloakroom and the vast living room, you’ll find white oak flooring and wet radiators, guaranteed to keep you cosy in the winter.
A separate large utility room is adjacent to the kitchen and also provides an additional entrance to the property, with direct access to a useful cloakroom/shower room this is the ideal place to come in after romping around the lanes in the valley and depositing your boots and clothes. What is actually the fourth bedroom is also down here. Whilst it is currently utilised as a playroom and home office, it would lend itself to being a fantastic second generation option or even possible income opportunity.
The front of the property is wrapped by an impressive split level south facing patio and decking area which overlooks the garden and the surrounding fields making this a brilliant peaceful and private location for entertaining your friends when the sun shines. Around to the south west side of the property is also a large sunken hot tub ready to while away the hours. Outside there is also a large secure garden and ample parking too. There is also a double garage and basement storage under the whole footprint of the house and a cheeky little room which would make an ideal wine cellar.
Upstairs there are two large double bedrooms, both of which have Juliet balconies and like the other bedrooms there are perfect fit blinds installed, which are discreetly concealed when not in use meaning you can make the very best of those lovely surrounding views over the nearby fields and mature woodland. There is also a large full sized house bathroom. The incredibly spacious master bedroom suite is a fantastic space, with more of those feature windows and alcoves it’s a really aesthetically pleasing room too. There is also a very large full sized ensuite bathroom with double sinks and a rainforest double shower and plenty of built in storage. Once again there is a Juliet balcony and views over the surrounding green fields.
The current owners also rather wisely invested in state of the art CCTV and infrared cameras, which are easily linked up to your smart device so you can keep an eye on your property whilst away from home, it also makes it an ideal solution for those who like to lock up and leave. Latchets is a very versatile property that has been finished to a very high standard, it really does need to be viewed to truly appreciate all it has to offer the new owners.
• Stunning private modern family home
• Extremely sunny, light and airy spacious home
• Family kitchen/breakfast room, dining room and spacious lounge
• Master bedroom suite plus 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
• Fabulous decked balcony, paved terrace with jacuzzi and large garden
• Garage with basement storage and ample parking
• Viewing essential to appreciate this beautiful home