Relish these views from a residence by reservoir; The windows are designed to drink in the large expanse of water this new build overlooks, reports Alison Jones.
Due to the Midlands' land locked status at the centre of the country there aren't many opportunities to buy houses overlooking vast bodies of water. Rivers and canals yes, oceans not so much.
Lakes and reservoirs at least offer a chance to look out across water and perhaps have to squint to see the shore on the other side.
Situated in a truly enviable position just above Blithfield Reservoir, Mickledale has been purposely designed to drink in the vistas with great glass windows in reception rooms and bedrooms.
Located in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, it is an exceptional property built with high quality fixtures and fittings throughout. The style of the property is contemporary with lots of clean lines, crisp colourways and open plan designs.
The principal house extends to about 4,638 sq ft together with an annexe, leisure wing and garage extending to about 4,165 sq ft.
The front door leads into a spacious reception hall complete with solid wood floors.
Double doors lead into an impressive kitchen which has fitted base, wall and island units. It is well equipped with Smeg appliances including a range cooker with 7 gas burners, two electric ovens, microwave and coffee machine, induction hob and two dishwashers. There is also a full height Smeg fridge and freezer. A designated breakfast area within the kitchen overlooks the garden.
A step down leads to the substantial sitting room, a wonderful light space complete with full width bi-fold doors to the terrace and a spectacular outlook across the reservoir.
Off the kitchen is a useful dining room again designed to take full advantage of the location with French doors to the terrace, windows to three sides, and an atrium roof.
A substantial family room is accessed off the dining room and off the entrance hall and provides a useful additional space.
There is also a cloakroom, toilet and utility with fitted base and wall units and twin washing machines and tumble dryers on the ground floor.
An oak staircase leads from the reception hall to the first floor landing providing access to all first floor bedrooms.
Upstairs the master suite is a particularly impressive room featuring a high ceiling and full height gable end window with lovely reservoir views.
The room has fitted wardrobes and dressing table designed to create a designated dressing area and provide storage. Privacy glass has been used to create a contemporary screen for the en suite area which comprises a freestanding egg shape bath, vanity basin with his and hers basins, enclosed WC and twin showers.
There are a further four double bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms with toilet, basin and bath with shower over.
Apart from its position, the other great selling point to Mickledale is the impressive leisure suite.
This has a 10m indoor swimming pool complete with Jacuzzi and Harvia Sauna. The pool area has fully glazed bi-folding patio doors that lead out to the terrace and affords stunning views.
Next to the pool room is a gymnasium and games area. Also within the leisure complex is a 3D private home cinema room fitted with Grandview Screen and projector system.
Adjacent to the leisure complex is a selfcontained annexe which is ideal for guests or dependent relatives living accommodation.
It has an open plan living kitchen fitted with base and wall units, Neff electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer and wall mounted TV.
Off this room an inner hall leads to two double bedrooms both with en suites.
Outside the house is approached via a sweeping Tarmac driveway with electric double gates.
It is flanked by farmland and planting has been put in place to create a hedge boundary on each side. There are formal lawned gardens to the front and side together with two paddocks either side of the driveway.
In addition there is ample off road car parking for several vehicles.
Next to the annexe is a triple garage. In keeping with it cotemporary style, Mickledale is fitted with state of the art intelligent building technologies. The ef-ficient home management systems have been designed by Abstract AV.
Intelligent switches, iPad or Smartphone controls allow you to efficiently manage the lighting, heating and entertainment systems in the property.
The lighting system and energy efficient heating control technologies by Abstract AV are fully customizable from a single touch screen within the kitchen.
Mickledale also has a distributed music system fitted with internet radio, airplay and Spotify capabilities. In addition a high speed WiFi system is installed discreetly within the ceilings.
There is a fully loaded apple TV media system and Blu-ray HD play back to every TV in the property.
Security has also been catered for with an extensive CCTV system, with full remote access from anywhere in the world. There is video intercom from the kitchen to portable touch pane which is located in the leisure suite but can be taken anywhere.
There is also an intruder alarm.
The reservoir and the surrounding countryside create tranquil surroundings for the house, yet it is only a mile from the popular village of Abbots Bromley, home to the historic Horn Dance which takes place in early September each year.
The thriving village includes a shop, butchers, church and village hall, four pubs an Indian restaurant and tennis courts. The Richard Clarke Junior School is located there.
The property is very well placed for easy access to numerous regional centres including Birmingham and Burton on Trent. Uttoxeter and Lichfield are both only a short drive away and provide a range of amenities including supermarkets, shops, pubs and restaurants.
The reservoir is home to Blithfield Sailing Club and Blithfield Anglers.
Schools in the area including Abbots Bromley School for Girls, Denstone College, Repton, Smallwood Manor Preparatory and Lichfield Cathedral School.
VIEWING INFORMATION AGENT: Fisher German TEL: 01785 220044 WEB: www.fishergerman.co.uk GUIDE PRICE: PS2,950,000
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||Jul 17, 2014|
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