The residence forms part of Midlington House, a beautiful Queen Anne style country house and is a classical example of its type with grey brick elevations and contrasting red brick quoins and headers. The house is divided into six wings, with this particular property offering accommodation in excess of 2,000 sq ft arranged over three floors with scope for modernisation. A grand entrance hall opens into the kitchen/breakfast room and a magnificent 25 ft x 18 ft drawing/dining room featuring double height sash windows, high ceilings, cornicing and an ornate fireplace. What was the original staircase to the main house leads up to the first floor landing area and to the master bedroom, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom, with views from the bedrooms across the surrounding countryside. On the lower ground floor there are two good sized rooms and a bathroom which could be modernised and used as useful guest accommodation and good for storage. All viewings by appointment with the agent.
Droxford lies in the heart of the Meon Valley between West Meon and Wickham. The village has excellent amenities including a Norman church, store/post office, school, doctors' surgery and two public houses. Communications links are excellent with the A32 offering access northwards to London either via the A31/A3 or M3 and southwards via the M27 to Portsmouth and Southampton. For air travel, Heathrow Airport is within 56 miles and Southampton Airport within 15 miles. The cities of Winchester, Portsmouth, Southampton and Petersfield all offer mainline services into London Waterloo together with an excellent range of shopping, cultural and leisure amenities. Being set within the South Downs National Park, there are numerous walks to be found giving fine views of the River Meon and the surrounding countryside. There is also the opportunity for fishing in the area and Corhampton Golf Club is less than 2 miles away with its excellent facilities for the keen golfer.
The property is approached via a long driveway bordered by paddocks that serve as home to a herd of alpacas. The property benefits from a garage within a block. The formal communal gardens are partly walled and feature well established borders and a well manicured lawn. The grounds extend in total to just over 1.14 acres.
SERVICES: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. We understand the maintenance charges to be approximately £1,000 per annum (emptying septic tank, garden maintenance, buildings insurance).
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Winchester City Council.
Master bedroom with dressing room
2 further bedrooms
25 ft drawing/dining room
family/games room / potential office or bedroom if desired
communal gardens extending to 1.14 acres