This substantial and elegant country house is ideal for large-scale entertaining.
Holmwood is a substantial and elegant country house in Penn, near Beaconsfield, with wonderful views over countryside and light and spacious accommodation that lends itself to entertaining on a grand scale.
Built in 2007 to a design by leading architect Christopher Gregory, the layout and flow of the living space makes full use of the property’s outstanding setting within its own grounds and views over surrounding countryside.
The house has Lutron lighting and an integrated music system to a number of the main rooms. Enormous attention to detail has been paid to the internal and external architecture, incorporating traditional materials and paying particular attention to ceiling heights, open-plan living and creating a warm family feel.
There’s a bespoke ‘Plain English’ kitchen, stone flooring, stone fireplaces and large bay windows and the main reception rooms are arranged off the impressive entrance hall with its elegant staircase. On the ground floor there’s also a beautiful drawing room, dining room, study and games room.
Upstairs, the elegant master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and separate dressing area. There is a large bay window overlooking the garden with views to the countryside beyond.
There are a further five impressive bedroom suites with high quality fitted bathrooms.
There is also a large gym/cinema room with surround sound speakers together with further extensive loft space which could potentially be converted into further rooms.
The house is approached via an impressive gravelled entrance drive guarded by a Lodge Cottage to a large parking area and steps down to the front door. A continuation of the drive leads to extensive garaging.
The gardens were designed and laid out by award-winning landscape gardener Todd Long- staffe-Gowan. There are extensive lawned areas separated by neat gravelled paths with a circleshaped central lawn. To one side is a heated swimming pool in a sheltered and private setting with a charming pool house with changing facilities, and at the foot of the garden is an allweather tennis court and pavilion.
The gardens are enclosed within elegant mature herbaceous borders and flower beds which an irrigation system and there are some wonderful mature trees. A block of mixed woodland of mature oak and beech provides a serene backdrop to the house and gardens and is crisscross by a network of pathways.
For more information contact Knight Frank on 01494 675368.
The large property offers open-plan living combined with a warm, family feel