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Discreetly positioned within the much sought after village of Allington is The Lodge, a substantial family home set in approximately 2.9 acres of gardens and paddocks with a range of excellent outbuildings and stables.
This exceptional, spacious home was individually designed and built with space and versatility in mind, creating the sizeable farmhouse you find today. Upon entering the home the size and scale of the accommodation is immediately apparent. The generous accommodation amounts to approximately 3357 sq. ft. and offers numerous light and airy rooms throughout, perfectly orientated to best enjoy the home’s southerly aspect and the gardens and grounds beyond. The ground floor accommodation boasts four impressive principal reception rooms, most particularly the dual aspect sitting room with a focal point fireplace that in turn leads through to the stunning garden room that has French doors leading to the rear terrace and garden. The large formal dining room also has a fireplace and patio doors that open onto the rear garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is a great size with a range of built in wall and base units, integrated appliances and has ample space for a breakfast table and a side door leading outside. There is a secondary sitting room, perfectly suited as a snug or playroom and a study with lovely views across the grounds. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a separate cloakroom.
On the first floor there are five excellent double bedrooms, all of which benefit from uninterrupted views and an abundance of light. The master suite is particularly lovely with a well appointed en-suite and dressing room. The remaining bedrooms all boast an ample supply of built in wardrobes, another is a generous guest room with an en-suite bathroom. A well appointed family bathroom services the remaining bedrooms.
The opportunity to acquire properties such as this are rare and we highly recommend a viewing at your earliest convenience to appreciate the location and tremendous accommodation this family home has to offer.
The property is situated in the popular village of Allington, some seven miles from Salisbury. There is a public house and church and, in the neighbouring village of Porton, about two miles away, there is a primary school (rated Good by Ofsted Feb 2013), newsagent, Post Office/Store for everyday needs. Newton Toney which is nearby also offers a primary school and award winning pub, The Malet Arms. The A303 is close by, allowing convenient access to Andover, Basingstoke, London and the West Country; and there are main line railway stations in the nearby village of Grateley (a ten minute drive away) and Salisbury - both providing regular services to London Waterloo (76 minutes) and the West Country.
The home is well positioned to the forefront of its 2.9 acre plot. A gated roll on roll off driveway provides ample parking for several vehicles with a turning circle and allows access to the double garage.
The formal gardens and paddocks beyond enjoy a southerly aspect and a high degree of privacy. The grounds have been cleverly divided into several key areas making it low maintenance.
Adjacent to the rear of the home the formal gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with flowing floral and herbaceous beds and borders interspersed with specimen trees, enclosed by a post and rail fence with gates opening through to the other yards and paddocks. There is a paved terrace abutting the home that all principal reception rooms open out onto, the ideal position for entertaining and al-fresco dining whilst admiring the gardens, paddocks and countryside beyond.
To the side of the home a gateway leads to a further garden area with an excellent greenhouse. There is a superb detached traditional barn, currently used for storage but could be prime for conversion into ancillary accommodation, offices or additional garaging, subject to usual consents. This area also benefits from separate gated access for the village lane.
Beyond this area is the timber construction stable block comprising of two loose boxes and a tack room, also accessed through a separate gateway from the village lane if needed.
The paddocks amass to approximately 2.4 acres with stock fenced boundaries and have water troughs in place.
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