Marchwood House, a splendid new two-storey five-bedroom house with views of the Mole Valley, is for sale near Leatherhead, Surrey.
The house, built by the Grenville Homes Group, is modern but the materials, fittings and craftsmanship reflect thorough attention to the standards adhered to centuries ago.
The ground floor has a combined open plan kitchen/family room/breakfast area, along with dining, drawing and sitting rooms and a study.
A master suite with his and her en suites is the major feature on the first floor. Four other bedrooms also are on this level.
A bonus is the au pair suite on the upper floor, which shouldn’t make it too difficult to find decent live-in staff.
Security is de rigueur with movement sensors and panic buttons in the entrance hall and master suite. A video entry link between fully automated entrance gates and the house keeps out strangers, but admits friends and family.
Other features within the £2.85 million price tag include: an elegant American white oak staircase, ‘star lines’ enabling access of up to five lines per telephone point, under-floor heating and fully landscaped gardens.
Marchwood House is for sale through Patrick Gardner & Co on 01372 360078,www.patrickgardner.com