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Set on the edge of Coopers Hill nature reserve an increasingly rare opportunity to purchase a detached family home set in an acre of private woodland yet only minutes' walk to the heart of Ampthill. Mountain Ash is a most unique detached family home built in 1956 and is delightfully set on an elevated plot within its own grounds and gardens of approximately one acre. The location is perfect for those purchasers who are looking for privacy and their own space whilst being able to walk to the amenities and enjoy the community that the Georgian market town of Ampthill offers. Private positions such as this are increasingly rare to find and the property is set adjacent to the Coopers Hill nature reserve which is designated a special site of scientific interest for its diverse range of heath and gorse. Inside the house offers versatile living space for the family with every room having a pleasant view over the grounds. The accommodation comprises of a spacious vaulted hallway, two living rooms and an open plan combined kitchen/breakfast area with conservatory plus utility and cloakroom. On the first floor there are 4 or 5 bedrooms two of which have balconies and there is a refitted ensuite to the master bedroom and a stylish refitted 4 piece family bath and shower room. A feature of the property are the grounds which have an array of trees including Oak, Silver Birch, Holly and Rhododendrons all set amongst lawns and terracing with pathways leading to seating areas, a 'secret garden' and a productive vegetable plot. For vehicles there is ample parking along with a detached double garage and carport. GROUND FLOOR Entering the house via a central door which is flanked by two side windows, the hall is "X" and has a vaulted ceiling and a gallery to the landing and oak flooring. Stairs rise to the first floor and steps lead to the inner hall which flow via an arch to the sitting room and a lobby with a refitted cloakroom and a useful coat and shoe cupboard. The sitting room is triple aspect with double doors which lead to a double glazed and heated conservatory/garden room and terrace with both rooms having views over the garden. A cast iron log burning stove and fireplace provide a focal point. Off the inner hall the kitchen/breakfast room also has an additional conservatory which provides ample space for table and chairs or for a sofa. The kitchen itself is fitted with a range of Shaker style black and white units with enamel sink unit, granite and wooden worksurfaces including a breakfast bar with café pendant lights over. Integrated appliances include a Britannic range cooker and Miele dishwasher. There is a dresser style unit and a second utility area has a sink unit further cupboards and a useful range of pantry style shelves. A separate utility room has access to the garden and vegetable plot and is fitted with a range of cupboards, has space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and the airing cupboard houses the Megaflow hot water tank. Leading from the kitchen is a good size dining or family room which has a built in glass fronted dresser unit and double doors to the front garden area. FIRST FLOOR All the bedrooms lead off the landing and there is access to the loft. The master bedroom is a good size room having a vaulted ceiling and is dual aspect with double doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the garden. There are his and hers walk-in wardrobes with shelf and handing rails. The ensuites has been refitted in white with modern complimentary wall and floor tiling and includes a shower, wc, bidet and vanity washbasin with useful medicine cupboard. Bedroom two and three are both dual aspect with bedroom two having a range of wardrobes and a washbasin whilst bedroom three enjoys its own balcony. There are two further bedrooms which can be combined as they are at present to create a larger fourth bedroom. Finally, the family bathroom completed the accommodation and comprises a refitted contemporary style suite of a bath, double width walk-in shower, wc and vanity washbasin and has fully tiled floors and walls. OUTSIDE The property is approached via a private drive leading from Station Road and Mountain Ash has its own block paved drive and gravel parking area for eight to ten cars with detached double garage, carport and attached workshop. The garden and woodland are all set around the house with various areas of lawns and patios adjacent to the house with a productive vegetable plot. Paved pathways and steps lead around the garden and wind amongst the mature trees and shrubs. With various levels there is a "secret" garden and children's play area set amongst the trees. Ampthill is a vibrant Georgian market town with a very active community including a number of festivals and concerts throughout the summer with Christmas light switch on and fairs in the winter. The town has its own Waitrose and Deli Kitchen and a number of coffee/tea houses and a good range of independent shops.
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