Affectionately known as the "Estate of a Thousand Owls" by the current owners, this spectacular property has been lovingly landscaped to create the ultimate country escape. Situated on 9.7 acres, and only 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa, the owners have worked tirelessly to cultivate the grounds and maximise one's enjoyment of the entire estate. Meandering paths have been created through the forest which abutts the 425 acre site of the "Beckett Creek Wild Bird Sanctuary". A beautifully landscaped garden offers a wonderful place to entertain guests with many areas to gather; under a gazebo at the French Garden, beside the firework station, at the orchard or underneath a gorgeous willow tree. For the adventurous, there is a dedicated area for a shooting range, a games area for volleyball or badminton that could easily convert to a tennis court, and a fabulous observatory atop a 35 metre tall tree! Wild birds and deer can be spotted throughout the estate, and enjoyed from one of the many hammocks, benches and gazebos across the property.
The interior of the house has also been designed with entertaining in mind. The house has a split level design, with the main floor offering a generous living room with a fireplace and floor to ceiling windows, a lovely dining room overlooking the gardens and a generous kitchen with a breakfast room. A wonderful loft over the living room offers the perfect office space in which to work, or a space to relax. The main focal point of the main floor, however, is an incredible solarium with a fireplace and a hot tub, that wraps around a gorgeous indoor swimming pool. The pool has been equipped with a current machine, has a water slide and a recessed pool cover. A loft overlooking the swimming pool has been set up as a games space, perfect for card games, a game of pool, or to enjoy a cocktail while the family swims below.
There are four bedrooms in the house, including a huge master suite with 3 walk-in closets and a lovely ensuite bathroom. One of the other three bedrooms is a suite, which is perfect for guests, offering a sitting area and a kitchenette. On the lower levels, there is a theatre area, a home gym with a sauna, a family room, an office and a laundry room.
This is the perfect retreat for those longing for a country estate with easy access to the City. It is the perfect home in which to raise a family and entertain guests. The sellers have indicated that they will consider selling the property furnished.