This elegant detached property provides secluded country living easy reach of Swanmore, a traditional rural village set in the heart of the Meon Valley and within the South Downs National Park.
A mixture of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture provides a spacious and well-appointed property flooded with natural light. Period features can be seen throughout the house, starting with the cornicing, fireplace and stairway in the unexpectedly wide and airy entrance hall.
On entering the property, to the left is a study and cloakroom. Double doors on the right lead to the hall, the cellar, two sets of stairs and all three of the main reception rooms. There is a wealth of grandeur and period detailing with spacious proportions, high ceilings, large windows and fireplaces. The largest of the receptions rooms, the drawing room, benefits from a bay window overlooking the extensive lawn at the back of the house and an archway to the more intimate sitting room.
At the end of the hall lies the kitchen/breakfast room. It provides space for a dining table, plenty of storage, a range oven, an adjoining laundry and larder and full height French doors to the conservatory which flood it with light.
There are four bedrooms on the first floor. The master benefits from the same bay as the drawing room below it, a dressing room and an en suite bathroom. There is one bathroom accessible from the main landing and a further Jack and Jill shower room that is both en suite to the second bedroom and accessible from a second landing.
Three bedrooms (two of which are interconnected) and another bathroom are situated on the second floor. The largest room has access to a balcony overlooking the garden.
To the east of the property lies the detached Coach House providing three garages (one with an inspection pit), two workshops, three storage rooms (one in the loft) and a potting shed and garden store with direct access to the garden.
Swanmore is a picturesque, mostly Victorian, village originally set up to provide housing for workers in the local brickworks. There is a shop and butcher, three pubs, a church, well regarded primary and secondary schools, tennis club and nearby golf club. Just over two miles away, Bishops Waltham has a larger range of independent shops, restaurants and cafes. Both Winchester and Petersfield offer more mainstream shopping, libraries, theatres and galleries as well as regular fast trains to Waterloo. The property is set within the South Downs National Park offering a wealth of country pursuits such as walking, cycling, fishing, shooting and a large number of equestrian facilities a several golf courses within short travelling distance.
There are many independent schools in and around the area including Twyford School, The Pilgrims School, St Swithuns School, Winchester College, The Gregg School, West Hill Park and King Edward VI School.
The substantial plot offers a very high degree of privacy and extends to 2.37 acres with the majority of the grounds lying to the south and east of the house. To the south, mature trees surround the extensive lawn and well maintained borders. To the east can be found a tennis court, an orchard, a vegetable garden and a traditional green house.
Local Authority: Winchester City Council.
Services: Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating.
Main House (5494 sq.ft / 510.38 sq.m): Entrance hall