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This is one of our Country Houses
An outstanding Georgian style home built in 2017 with meticulous attention to detail mirroring the original homes of this popular period. Mulberry House offers superbly balanced accommodation over three floors with an array of features including open fires and stunning sash windows. Approached via a gated driveway, the imposing house is positioned on elevated ground above the River Itchen, and sits centrally in its plot enjoying views over the south facing garden and fields beyond. The triple height reception hall leads to all principal ground floor rooms including the drawing room with working fireplace and four sizeable sash windows affording wonderful natural light. Also of note is the lobby leading to the study which is fitted with a range of cupboards and shelves for a library style feel. The heart of the house is undeniably the fabulous kitchen/dining room which boasts an impressive Martin Moore kitchen with honed Carrera marble worktops and a five door Aga. A lined opening leads through to the orangery provides popular open plan style family living and French doors from both the orangery and kitchen lead to the stunning south facing terrace. The ground floor is also accessible from the side entrance into the boot room, utility room and kitchen for practical day to day use. The first floor has a double height galleried landing leading to the four principle bedrooms. The master suite has an open fireplace and a fitted walk through dressing room and en suite bathroom. There is a guest bedroom suite and the two further bedrooms on this floor which enjoy views to the rear and share a ‘Jack and Jill’ style shower room. There are two further bedrooms to the second floor. The annexe above the double garage has been designed to work as a family games room and has plumbing in situ providing scope for a number of uses.
The property is situated within the South Downs National Park on the edge of the village of Ovington, a pretty village with the very popular public house, The Bush Inn. Nearby Alresford (2.2 miles) is famed for its pretty streets lined with 18th century houses, boutique shops, independent retailers, cafés, pubs and everyday stores. The River Arle flows through the town and on into the River Itchen with a number of beautiful riverside walks and the watercress meadows nearby. A wider and more comprehensive range of amenities can be found in the Cathedral city of Winchester (5.8 miles). The area also provides a number of excellent educational facilities including Winchester College, St. Swithun’s School, Pilgrims, Princes Mead and Peter Symonds sixth form college. Winchester mainline railway station offers direct rail access to London Waterloo (about one hour) and junction 9 & 10 of the M3 motorway gives road access to London and the south coast.
The grounds are an attractive feature of the property. The sizeable terrace is surrounded by recently planted borders, designed to offer colour and variety all year round. Stone steps lead to a traditional stepped Georgian style garden. Typical of the period Mulberry House mirrors, it sits centrally in its plot with ample gated parking to the front and a further lawned area to the west of the house affording wonderful open views over the fields beyond. There is planning permission granted for a swimming pool to this side of the house. An attractive double garage with an annexe above sits to the east of the house, the pretty reclaimed tile hung roof slopes down to the rear providing a covered log store. There are further fenced grounds to the front of the property which slope down to the River Itchen.
SERVICES: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Air source heat pump system.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Winchester Borough Council.
AGENTS NOTE: In accordance with the Estate Agents Act 1979, we must inform you that the property is owned by a relative of a member of staff from Hamptons International, Winchester.
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