Elemental luxury at its natural best

Published on 1 March 2019
Featured by Savills

Scandinavian design—an aesthetic marked by minimalism and functionality—has been influential since its inception in the early 20th century, but design ideas are still coming into the mainstream from the Nordic region to this day.

Scandinavian design—an aesthetic marked by minimalism and functionality—has been influential since its inception in the early 20th century, but design ideas are still coming into the mainstream from the Nordic region to this day.

One particularly noteworthy contemporary design trend, is the fusion of this simple, calming and comfortable aesthetic, with interiors and spaces that traditionally possess similar qualities – much like the traditional family farmhouse.

New to the market with Savills, Herupe is a spectacular five bedroom, Jersey granite farmhouse that has been styled to the absolute highest standard. Not only highly commendable for its interior, the property itself possesses bundles of character and charm, set in the depths of picturesque countryside, making it the perfect family home.

Accessed via a semi-private road, shared only with the neighbouring property, Herupe sits amongst lush fields and peaceful countryside. Directly opposite the house, a large equine field with two stable blocks is included in the sale – ideal for those with horses, or as an opportunity to generate additional income.

A large paved driveway, with plenty of parking for up to 10 cars, welcomes you as you arrive at the property. Decorated with mature trees and plants, it frames the front facade of the property, where the pink granite, complete with date stone and high-climbing wisteria, really set the tone for the beauty this property possesses.

An extension of the original farmhouse gives this property a unique, long, rectangular layout, offering highly spacious rooms and increasing the sense of space. On entering through the front door, an archway from the hall leads to the family dining room. Immensely beautiful, this is most certainly the sense of arrival you would want your guests to witness, personifying the level of beauty that’s evident throughout the rest of the house. A cream travertine, stone floor is complemented by a granite fireplace and wood burner stove, offset beautifully by the vendor’s immaculate taste for Scandinavian-style furniture.

A set of glass paneled double doors, which open out onto the enclosed rear patio area, fill the room with natural light. With plenty of space for outdoor furniture, jacuzzi, or barbeque area, it would make for a wonderful space to entertain family and friends during the warmer months, or just quietly enjoy a sundowner or two.

Adjoining the dining room, is the large eat-in kitchen. Complete with oil-fired Aga and exposed granite features, this quaint, yet contemporary, shaker style kitchen bursts with charm. A large island with bespoke oak wood top sits in the middle of the room, yet there is also room for another eight seater dining table if desired.

Leading on from the kitchen is one of the three large receptions room. With another granite fireplace and wood burner stove, it makes for a perfect family room and/or snug for everyday use.

On the other side of the ground floor, Herupe benefits from an integral double garage, large playroom and study. Great for a teenagers snug, gym, or play area for the children, the spaces offer a hideaway from the rest of the house, without being too far removed. Further equipped for multigenerational living, the property is also host to a self-contained guest suite on the ground floor. With a separate entrance, shower room and kitchenette, it makes an ideal space for a live-in nanny, carer, or to offer that little bit of independence to an elder child.

The spiral staircase from the hall offers an appropriate sense of arrival for the top floor of this property. The winding steps lead to unquestionably the most breathtaking room of the house, in the form of the property’s formal living room. Bright white wooden floors are contrasted with imposing wooden beams, an enormous granite fireplace and all-encompassing windows which bring in copious amounts of natural light. Two sets of double doors open outdoors, one set leading to another large sun terrace overlooking the surrounding fields, with the other opening out to the large lawned garden.

Also benefiting from the spiral staircase entrance, is the home’s master bedroom. Though all of the bedrooms at Herupe are of similar size, with bedroom number three accessed via an adjoining door, there is huge potential to open up this already enormous space even more, or create a spectacular walk-in wardrobe/dressing room. What makes the master bedroom of Herupe so special is the wonderfully unique en suite bathroom. Again, testament to the impeccable taste of the current vendor, the bathroom, with its freestanding bath, wood paneled walls and decorative lighting, is like something you would expect to find at a luxury boutique hotel.

On the other side of the house, bedroom two and four are accessed via their own separate staircase. Offering quiet serenity from the remainder of the house, these bedrooms are ideal for children wanting their own space and privacy, or indeed as a remarkable guest wing.

Herupe is for the individual who wants their home to be calm and comfortable, yet contemporary and functional. With the combination of long-standing farmhouse comfort, infused with modern Scandinavian interior, this property is a 21st century dream. There is only so much beauty that can be captured in a photograph, or written about on paper, so I highly recommend arranging a viewing with Savills to experience this wonderfully unique property for yourself.

Herupe, St John

£1,749,000
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Garden and double garage
  • Equine land (2 acres)
  • Integral unit
  • Private country location
  • Share transfer – Stamp Duty Free

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