The entrance, flanked by koi ponds, takes you into a huge open space – a contemporary barn with an enormous fireplace taking centre stage. Wooden floors accentuate the country living feel, with high windows letting in lovely natural light. This room encompasses the lounge and dining room, with a temperature controlled wine room. Opening on either side of the fireplace to the equally large covered patio, the lines between indoors and outdoors are blurred.
The gorgeous farm kitchen features a fantastic double oven and gas hob, with oodles of wooden cupboards and a marble topped central island. Not amiss from a French country farmhouse, this kitchen combines tradition with modern convenience, with an enclosed courtyard for al fresco breakfasts. A walk-in fridge is an absolute luxury, with a storage pantry in the adjacent garage. The spacious scullery leads to the enclosed yard, with access to the servants’ quarters – with lounge, kitchenette and two en-suite bedrooms! The TV lounge overlooked by the kitchen opens to the garden and covered patio, with wooden plantation blinds. The study is off this room, also opening to the garden. The en-suite bedrooms are of royal proportions, each with unique features. The first bedroom has a bathroom with a view and a built -in dressing table. The second room has doors to the garden, and a double shower. The master suite takes the cake, with a gas fireplace and doors opening to the covered patio. Shaded by trailing creepers, this calm and tranquil room has a huge walk-in dressing room, and a marvellous bathroom – the double shower in a glass ‘cube’ allows you to look at the sky as you bathe. A dreamy nursery off the dressing room is really handy too. From the patio, with ceiling speakers, you can watch the sun set over the lush irrigated garden and large solar heated pool, with removable fence. A myriad of paths and secret nooks, the garden is a delight for children and avid gardeners. Very much like a park, the rolling lawns lead to a vegetable garden, trampoline and the pièce de résistance: a living maze! A fabulous home, set at the end of the road, that is quiet, immaculate and very private. The solar geysers give a nod to energy efficiency, and two double garages is a win!