We are delighted to be able to offer this stunning period residence to the market for the first time in 20 years. This much loved family home offers fine views across the valley to the village’s Grade I listed church. The house itself has origins dating back to the 1600s and retains a plethora of period features including exposed beams and cross timbers, latch doors and the most spectacular inglenook fireplace in the drawing room. The house totals over 4000 sq.ft. of accommodation which is well balanced across the two floors.
The charming front door leads to the equally delightful entrance hall with original brick paver floor. The formal drawing room extends to almost 18ft with a dual aspect and the aforementioned inglenook fireplace with open fire creating an attractive focal point for the room. In addition there is a cosier sitting room with a further fireplace (not utilised). A 21 ft. study boasts a triple aspect providing lovely views over the stunning gardens. To the eastern end of the house is a generous formal dining room and a nicely appointed kitchen breakfast room equipped with cream units including a central island and space
for appliances. The kitchen is complemented by a utility room and a ground floor w/c completes the accommodation on this level.
On the first floor there are five bedrooms in total including a master suite with en suite bathroom and adjacent dressing room, which could
be used as a sixth bedroom if required. The remaining four bedrooms are served by two bathrooms on this level one of which is a Jack &
Jill design connecting to the second bedroom. The property also benefits from a cellar with above ground storage alcoves.
In addition to the impressive house there is a substantial 1600 sq.ft. barn that has been converted to accommodate a large split open plan space that is equipped with a small kitchenette area and separate w/c. This space could easily be used as a party barn, studio, home office or hobbies room. Equally it is considered, subject to obtaining the necessary consents and permissions, it could be adapted further to create a self-contained annexe. This building also incorporates a double garage and a sizeable store room on the first floor.
The house is situated in an elevated position within the heart of this attractive Meon Valley village and benefits from views over paddocks towards the village church and is within close
proximity to the well regarded village pub. Set in the South Downs National Park, there are a wealth of footpaths on the doorstep offering wonderful walks as well as access to the footpath /bridleway along the disused railway line which extends from Wickham to Alton. For day to day amenities
there is a local shop in Droxford (1 mile). More comprehensive amenities can be found in the pretty market towns of Bishops Waltham and Wickham (5 miles) both of which offer an excellent
variety of independent shops, boutiques and well regarded restaurants and pubs. The cathedral city of Winchester and commercial centres of Southampton and Portsmouth are also within driving distance. For commuters, main road and
motorway links are easily accessible whilst rail links to London can be found in Botley, Fareham, Winchester or Petersfield. Southampton International Airport is also just 17 miles away.
The gardens are equally as impressive as the house; the formal gardens extend to just under an acre and include an expanse of level lawn to the rear of the property with a raised bed stocked with
roses set above an attractive flint wall and a boundary of clipped beech hedging. A sizeable terrace at this side of the property provides ideal space for outdoor entertaining whilst to the front of the property there is a further paved seating area adjacent to a fine pond stocked with koi carp. On the other side of the beech edged drive there is a fruit and vegetable garden. In addition to the formal gardens there is also an adjacent 6.5 acre paddock situated to the east which has separate access from West Street.
Local Authority: Winchester City Council.
Services: Mains water & electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating.