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First Lane, Wickersley

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Property Features

  • Superb detached residence
  • Approximately 5000 square feet
  • 0.65 acre landscaped grounds
  • Five bedrooms and five bathrooms
  • Self-contained studio
  • Triple garage
  • Remarkable design features

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Commissioned by the present owners in 2000 Larch House is a triumph of architectural design and imagination to both the interior and exterior.
With an eclectic range of influences including Scottish Baronial Gothic, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Art Deco the house is a work of art . Designed to fully accentuate night and day, light and shadow this house exudes an energy and prescence.

Constructed of rustic brick beneath a slate roof with art Decco influences it is difficult to imagine that the house hasn’t been on this site for far longer such is its compatibility with its environment. Vaulted and cathedral ceilings, doors and windows, themed rooms and balconies are designed to maximise light, acoustics and aesthetics.
The house offers hugely versatile accommodation which extends to approximately 5000 square feet and is eminently suited to extended family living and a work from home environment. There are four double bedrooms all en suite which are complimented by a large self contained studio with kitchen, bathroom, living area and balconies providing a fifth or even option for a sixth bedroom. The magnificent turreted reception hall with sweeping staircase, cloakroom and leads to the principal ground floor rooms - including delightful living room, orangery, dining room and family breakfast kitchen. The rear hall with further wc, utility room and triple garage complete the ground floor.
In all five bedrooms including studio, five bathrooms and changing room/office comprise the first floor.
Particular design features include stained glass detail by Shona McInnes, retractable dining table (enabling alternative use of the hall and dining room as a cinema or function room), triple garage which transforms to a party room and Sonos music system that runs through the whole of the house. Under floor heating, fresh air recirculatory system, Cyclops lighting, three phase electrical supply, security alarm and CCTV are further practical attributes.
The impressive approach starts with granite sets (incorporating the house motif) to the front of an automated and illuminated gated entry. There is an independent gatehouse adjacent to the entry, extensive paved driveway with carport and access to the triple integral garage which has drive through rear door. Mature trees add character and maturity to the setting.
Despite the secluded setting the house sits in a location that is very convenient for comprehensive amenities within the vibrant centre of Wickersley- including shops, bars and restaurants. The M1 and M18 motorways are both within a short drive, Doncaster railway station and Sheffield centre are approximately 20 minutes by car. Woodland and countryside walks are directly on the doorstep providing a dog walkers paradise!

Entrance Porch 2.46m x 2.21m (8'1" x 7'3")
With principal entrance door, limestone paved floor and inner door with stone arch providing access to the reception hall.

Grand Reception Hall 7.06m x 5.14m (23'2" x 16'10")
A magnificent entry to the house with turreted, domed and vaulted ceiling. This grand room has limestone paved floor and sweeping curved staircase with cherry wood handrail and art glass metalwork. Stained glass windows at various height enable a clever use of light. Double doors and concealed double bi-fold doors enable the feeling of space to continue into the living and dining rooms respectively.

With wc and circular wash basin with vanity beneath and mirror over. Limestone paved floor and mirror to the back of the entry door.

Living Room 6.96m x 6.85m (22'10" x 22'6")
Another magnificent room with engineered birch floor and an extensive range of cherry cabinets with maple edgings. These include a library and a variety of innovative space-saving storage. Further features include concealed double bi-fold doors to the orangery, a pull-out cocktail cabinet and fitted seating. The focal point is the bespoke limestone fireplace with concealed speakers, cashmere granite hearth, log burning fire and a steel fender exhibiting the house themed motif. French doors provide light and open to the rear gardens and evening patio.

Orangery 4.50m x 4.40m (14'9" x 14'5")
Flooded with natural light the orangery has engineered birch floor, French doors opening to the front and pelmet lighting.

Dining Room 7.70m x 3.87m (25'3" x 12'8")
With limestone paved floor, two rear windows, French doors opening to the rear and concealed double bi-fold doors opening to the reception hall. To one side is a large, fitted cherry wood cabinet with a granite servery top and to the other side further units which conceal a commercial warming oven and hatch to enable culinary access from the kitchen and crockery storage. A particular feature of this room is the dining table with inlayed cherry wood which is retractable to the ceiling turning the dining room into a cinema room.

Family Breakfast Kitchen 6.95m x 5.60m (22'10" x 18'4")
(Minimum measurements excluding bay area)Fitted with a range of contrasting style units, comprising wall base and drawers with granite tops, corner carousel unit with aluminium effect detailing and one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap. Appliances include integrated dishwasher and double electric oven. A five ring gas hob with extractor is set to the central island which has granite top, wine racking, storage beneath and aluminium style detailing. The flooring is click Amtico style with concealed wooden floor beneath. Ample light is provided by the front and rear windows along with the French doors set to the bay seating area (2.23 x 1.84) The front windows have internal shutters and stained glass art. There is a tv unit beneath the rear window, access to the hatch and commercial heated food cupboard and also large shelved walk in pantry. French doors open to the morning patio.

Rear Entrance Hall
With rear entrance door, click flooring, communications cupboard and stairs rising to the studio landing. An inner lobby with storage leads to the garage.

With wc and circular stone wash basin, stained glass window, tiled floor and majority to walls and mirror to the back of the entry door.

Utility Room 2.66m x 2.15m (8'9" x 7'1")
With front entrance door and front double window. There is an ample range of storage cupboards, Belfast sink with mixer tap and tiling to the sink and work surface area. Integrated Neff electric oven and microwave.

Studio Landing
A small landing area with illuminated glass artwork providing access to both the studio and changing room/office.

Studio/Bedroom Five 9.73m x 6.93m (31'11" x 22'9")
Potentially suited to a variety of purposes not least a fifth bedroom or living area for dependants. Designed to be easily converted into a two-bedroom self-contained apartment, this huge area has a cathedral ceiling with exposed structural steel work, BALCONIES to both front and rear and an array of windows - including Velux. The open plan KITCHEN area has an array of storage units, plumbing for washer, Belfast sink and concealed breakfast table. A BATHROOM is incorporated within the studio comprising wc, wash basin with mirrored cabinet, and curved bath with screen with shower.

Chaning Room with Office Area 5.55m x 3.83m (18'3" x 12'7")
(Maximum measurements)Approached from the studio landing or alternatively the 'secret door' from the master suite. This room has an array of fitted units in maple with sapele inlay providing ample hanging, drawer and shelving space. Maple floor, fitted seating with concealed storage, desk units, four rear Velux windows and mirror to the inside of many of the unit doors and the secret door.

Galleried First Floor Landing 7.00m x 5.70m (23' x 18'8")
(Maximum measurements)A stunning landing with a continuation of the staircase art, aspect to the reception hall below and stained glass windows and light box feature to the ceiling.

Deep Walk in Linen Cupboard

Master Bedroom Suite 6.60m x 4.20m (21'8" x 13'9")
(Maximum width and minimum depth to en suite area)A beautiful room with detail and furniture of Egyptian inspiration. Pelmet surround to the majority of the room, walk in wardrobe, access to en suite and French doors opening to the COVERED BALCONY which provides stunning woodland and countryside views.

En Suite Bathroom 6.12m x 2.54m (20'1" x 8'4")
(Maximum measurements including steam room)With wc, wash basin with vanity units beneath and mirrored over and oval bath. Travertine tiled floor with majority to walls, front windows and SHOWER/STEAMROOM with seating, travertine tiling and monsoon head shower. Access to the SLEEPING BALCONY and also to the SAUNA (2.43 x 1.48) which has travertine tiled floor and pine cladding to ceiling and walls.

Bedroom Two 7.04m x 4.01m (23'1" x 13'2")
(Maximum measurements)With African inspirations, two rear double windows, fitted wardrobes and door providing access to the rear BALCONY that overlooks the ancient woodland.

En Suite Shower Room
With wc, wash basin and tiled enclosure with monsoon head shower. Mirrored cabinets, glass shelving, mirror to the back of the entry door and fully tiled floor with majority to walls. All in Rose travertine.

Bedroom Three 5.45m x 3.66m (17'11" x 12'0")
An extremely versatile room be it office or bedroom. The room has oak floor, wardrobes in ash, concealed pull down double bed, side window and door with matching panels which provide access to the POOP DECK BALCONY with decked flooring and steel surround (4.13 x 3.64)

En Suite Shower Room
With wc, wash basin and tiled shower enclosure with monsoon head shower. Side window, travertine tiled floor with majority to walls and mirror to the back of the entry door.

Bedroom Four 3.50m x 3.14m (11'6" x 10'4")
With rear double window, fitted dressing table, wardrobe and bedside tables.

En Suite Shower Room
With wc, wash basin with table beneath and tiled enclosure with monsoon head shower. Side window, tiled floor with majority to walls, bathroom cabinet and mirror to the back of the entry door.

The grounds are a pure delight set within this 0.65 acre plot adjoining ancient woodland. The approach has granite sets with walled beds either side overlooked by the imposing intricately detailed and illuminated steel automated entry gates. Beyond the gate is an extensive paved driveway (incorporating the house motif) which provides ample vehicular standing, access to the garage and also the Mackintosh inspired steel carport. There is a separate automated gated approach from the Lane which provides vehicular access to the rear of the house. The beautiful gardens provide detail and interest, created to provide a sensory environment arranged deliberately over varying levels. There are formal lawned areas, rainwater collection system feeding tranquillity and waterfall ponds, various themed patio and terrace areas and crescent moon seating. Laurel hedging, mature trees, rockeries and shrub beds abound including the original Larch tree after which the house was named. Garden and security lighting, two garden sheds, outside power and water add practical aspects. The site borders on the ancient Wickersley Wood and there are an array of lovely countryside walks within the direct vicinity.

Summerhouse 3.86m x 3.75m (12'8" x 12'4")
With canopied decked frontage and approached over a long winding paved path. The summerhouse has French doors for entry, light, power, laminate floor and electric heaters. LIVING AREA with open plan KITCHENETTE with shaker units and Belfast sink, WC with wash basin and vanity unit beneath and mirrored cabinet over. There are outside power points, water tap, a garden storage unit to the side and covered log stores.

Triple Garage 9.53m x 7.46m (31'3" x 24'6")
An outstanding room. The garage has three automated up and over entry doors, Three car bays (two extra long) and a further automated door allowing 'drive through' to the rear. Grease themed wall art, gallery lighting and a superb sound system enable this space to convert into an additional party room. Light, power, storage cupboards and a central integrated vacuum system are all features of this impressive garage. Integral to the garage the BOILER ROOM (3.15 x 1.64)

Gate House 6.00m x 3.45m (19'8" x 11'4")
An independent building with domed roof and curved bay. Double entry doors, stone paved floor, small KITCHENETTE with Belfast sink. SHOWER enclosure with monsoon head shower, WC with wc and wash basin with vanity unit beneath. The MAIN area of the gatehouse has a ladder to a MEZZANINE sleeping area.

CENTRAL HEATINGEfficient condensing gas boiler provides power for under floor heating and pressurised hot water supply.RECIRCULATORY FRESH AIRVia three heat exchanges to all rooms. WINDOWS AND DOORSHardwood with vast majority double glazed.Coloured and stained-glass art by Shona McInnes.SECURITYAlarm and CCTV.COMMS CUPBOARDIncluding control for remote activation of heating, lighting and wild life cameras.ELECTRICITYThree phase supply. Electric car charger.MUSIC SYSTEMSonos system connected throughout the house.LIGHTING SYSTEMBy Cyclops.RAINWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMWhich feeds the two ponds.SERVICESMains services of gas, water electricity and drainage.TENUREFreeholdSTEELWORK DETAILLaser cut mild and stainless steel - Mackintosh inspired.CONSTRUCTIONRustic brick with pitched slate roof including turreted and Mansard. Concrete block and beam floors throughout. Pvc damp proofing. Cavity wall insulation.MEASUREMENTSFor guidance only due to the bespoke room layouts.