A well proportioned and exceptionally well-constructed five-bedroom house with extensive servants quarters and stables standing on 14 acres with stunning Rift Valley views. The property stands on two title deeds each of 7 acres and is 5 kilometres North from Pembroke School. It is approached from the Gil Gil – Nyaruhuru Highway and up a steep road onto a ridge looking East and South East to the Aberdares and lake Naivasha; and West towards Lake Elementaita. This house is totally self-sufficient and off the grid. Run entirely on solar powering a battery bank through a 5kva inverter and with a 20 KVA backup generator and serviced by extensive rainwater collection with overall storage of 180,000 litres.
Having been constructed four years ago by a security professional, the house and grounds benefit from extremely enhanced security features. The entire 14 acre plot is surrounded by an electric fence and within that, the garden and house have a second electric fence and electric gate. The house benefits from South African manufactured Trelidor window screens, a Trelidor security door to the main bedroom quarters wing whilst the large guest suite has its own dressing room which doubles as a safe room.
The buildings consist of a carport, generator house, outside guest room, laundry and dhobi, the main house, staff quarters and stables.
The building envelope is accessed through an electric sliding gate with a guardhouse on the outside of the fence and onto a large courtyard for parking but also used for playing netball and basketball. The carport is large enough for two cars and has a generator house to the rear. Alongside it is then the outside guest room which can double as live-in staff accommodation: it is self-contained with room for a double bed, a further bedroom which can also be used as a kitchenette or child bedroom and an ensuite shower room. Next is the laundry, which is large enough for storage and space for ironing. Finally, just before you enter the main house is an area closed off on three sides with dhobi facilities but which is currently used as the dog area.
THE MAIN HOUSE:
The main house has within it 4 bedrooms 2 of which are en-suite whilst the remaining 2 share a Jack and Jill bathroom. Entry is from a large courtyard area into a passageway leading to the sitting room. Immediately on the left of the entranceway is a large well-appointed kitchen, with fittings imported from the UK and includes fitted electric ovens and microwave plus a large gas oven for flexibility. This is a wonderfully welcoming family kitchen but perfectly suited and equipped for catering large lunches and dinner parties.
The kitchen has a modern centre island with a small sink which adds extra preparation areas. There is room for a large family-style table and chairs for informal dining and three extremely large modern fridge freezers. Off of the kitchen is a spacious walk-in pantry which is also the solar battery storage area and is protected by a carbon monoxide sensor.
Opposite the kitchen through an archway is the formal dining room; spacious enough for a table of up to sixteen diners and with large windows facing to the back courtyard. Another archway leads to the sitting room which has an imported multi-fuel burning stove set in a fireplace which is both aesthetically pleasing and generates incredible warmth. A door from the sitting room leads to the veranda and down the corridor to the bedroom wing is a large office on the veranda side and a large separate family snug/TV room on the right. The snug has views to the back courtyard and is also served by an imported multi-fuel burning stove. The spacious office has glorious views out to the Aberdares through the veranda and completes the main rooms.
The bedroom wing is entered through a door-enhanced motor-driven roller shutter security door which when combined with the window barriers creates a safe zone for the bedroom wing. Facing out to the Aberdares is the large master bedroom en suite and then down the corridor, two well-appointed children’s bedrooms sharing a bathroom.