Chilworth

£995,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
This spacious detached property is located on a plot approaching half an acre in size and has total privacy benefitting from no immediate neighbours.

Introduction

The well presented accommodation offers generously proportioned rooms including four double bedrooms, a large lounge together with an impressive, newly constructed orangery and a spacious modern open plan kitchen/dining room. The highlight of the property is the sizeable two storey annexe, previously a quadruple garage that offers the potential for rental income. Alternatively it can be utilised as a leisure complex or an excellent office suite. The extensive driveway allows off road parking and the rear garden features a heated open air swimming pool. The property is offered for sale with no forward chain and would therefore appeal to purchasers seeking an early completion date.

Description

A wide entrance porch with downlighting has an door with leaded light side panels that opens to the spacious reception hall creating a favourable impression when entering this fine home. Engineered oak flooring flows seamlessly through to the lounge and an ornate spindled staircase ascends to the first floor. The cloakroom has a modern white suite and a deep storage cupboard. Positioned on the left of the hall the large study also benefits from oak flooring and could provide a separate sitting room or a ground floor bedroom as the adjacent external store could be adapted to provide an en-suite facility.

The well proportioned lounge is an outstanding feature and is the central hub of the ground floor layout offering an excellent social flow to the adjoining rooms. A substantial brick chimney breast displays an oak mantel beam with a log burning stove and is a pleasing focal point for the room. Ornate coving is evident and wood panelling with a pine dado rail adorn the walls whilst dual aspect windows offer a superb degree of natural light. Glazed double doors lead through to the recently constructed orangery that is an impressive addition to the property boasting engineered oak flooring. Dual aspect windows and bi-fold doors offer views over the garden and a large roof lantern emanates an excellent degree of natural light and surrounding downlighters are installed. Providing excellent social space, the open plan kitchen/dining room is of generous proportions and has a light, bright and airy feel. The modern kitchen has an extensive range of oak wall and base units that have granite work surfaces incorporating a single bowl sink unit and a mixer tap. Fitted appliances include a range style cooker with a glass back and a cooker hood over. Space for an American style fridge/freezer and a microwave and dishwasher are provided. Ceramic tiled flooring is evident and the matching island unit also has a granite work surface that incorporates a breakfast bar. The dining area features engineered oak flooring and has a pleasant dual aspect offering ample space for a large table and chairs. A door leads to the side utility room that houses a washing machine and tumble drier together with a door permitting access to the driveway. On the first floor the part galleried landing has a spindled balustrade and an open aspect leads to the inner landing where a hatch permits access to the loft space and a double airing is located. Positioned on the left the spacious dual aspect master bedroom has laminate wood flooring and the added advantage of a range of fitted furniture including a walk-in wardrobe. An open aspect links to a dressing area that had fitted drawers, dressing table and a cupboard. A door opens to the en-suite shower room that displays a modern four piece white suite comprising a double cubicle with a shower mixer tap and rainfall unit, pedestal wash hand basin, a bidet and a close coupled WC. Bedroom two has laminate wood flooring and is found on the extreme right of the property and is a large double featuring a front aspect window and an extensive range of fitted wardrobes with a central dressing table. Two further bedrooms are both double in size with laminate wood flooring and have a view over the rear garden. The family bathroom is larger than average and is superbly appointed with a corner bath that has a shower mixer tap and a rainfall unit. The wash hand basin is set in a vanity unit with an adjacent toiletries cupboard and mirror over and there is a close coupled WC. Stylish wall tiling, a side aspect window, laminate wood flooring and a heated towel rail complete the specification.

Separate annexe

Previously a quadruple garage, this impressive feature offers a multitude of choices of use and has been let for £860 pcm. A double glazed door with side panels and sliding patio doors lead to the open plan main room that has a kitchen area found on the right. This comprises a range of wall and base units that have complementary work surfaces that incorporate a stainless steel sink unit and a mixer tap. Fitted appliances include a cooker with an extractor hood over, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble drier and a fridge/freezer. Tiled flooring is found in the kitchen and laminate wood flooring extends throughout the remainder of the ground floor. A cupboard houses the boiler and filtration equipment for the swimming pool and a door permits

access to the side. A shower room is also provided serving the annexe and swimming pool. A concealed staircase ascends to the first floor where the large room has skylight windows and end gable windows afford excellent natural light. This area, currently presented as a bedroom, could be utilised as a gym/home office or games room.

Outside

The plot approaches half an acre in size benefitting from no immediate neighbours that ensures total privacy. Automated double wrought iron gates with an intercom entry phone system open to the extensive brick paved driveway provides off road parking/turning for numerous vehicles and sensor activated floodlighting installed together with an ornamental lamp post. A mature conifer hedge denotes the front boundary and a concealed area found on the right allows bin storage with a pedestrian gate leading to the street. A door on the left of the house allows access to an external store cupboard.

The rear garden features an open air heated swimming pool that is set in a large paved terrace with floodlighting, an outside tap and a power point. A paved patio is approached from the orangey and a deck is found on the left. A low brick retaining wall has central steps with ornamental lanterns leading up to the lawn that has total privacy together with shrubs and trees with a summerhouse positioned on the rear boundary.

Location

Chilworth is Southampton's premier residential area, with excellent travel links via the M3 and M27 to London and regional towns/cities, and The Parkway railway station provides a fast route to London Waterloo. There are a variety of golf courses nearby that, along with the Sports Centre, Common and village green/community hall, provide recreational facilities. Romsey and Winchester are within comfortable driving distance, whilst the city centre is four miles to the south and has extensive shopping facilities, numerous pleasant parks and the West Quay shopping and entertaining centre.

Agent Note

This flexible family home benefits from gas central heating and double glazing together with a private drainage system.

Directions

Proceed in a northerly direction along The Avenue and upon reaching the Chilworth roundabout remain in the left hand lane and proceed straight on (do not join the M3) and bear left. After passing the petrol station filter into the right hand lane and follow the road around to the right and filter into the left hand lane. Turn left into Bracken Place where the property will be found on the left hand side as identified by our for sale board (post code for Sat Nav purposes is SO16 3PN).

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Charles Powell

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