Ashurst

£795,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Enjoying a central village location in the heart of Ashurst and situated on a generous and private plot extending to over a third of an acre, is this impressive 'arts & crafts' style residence dating back to the early 1900's.

Vendors Comments

“Life at The Barn over the last twenty years has been hugely enjoyable. It’s a great family home with loads of space for everyone.”

“During the time we've lived here we have fully renovated the house with a focus on making it as eco-friendly as we can. It’s a wonderful feeling to get all your electricity needs met by the sun. “

Introduction

Offering generously proportioned and versatile accommodation extending to over 2600 sqft, this grand family residence is rich in period features, typical of its era, enjoying high ceilings, feature fireplaces and exposed woodwork. The five double bedrooms, three of which enjoy en suite facilities are complemented comfortably by the five reception rooms on the ground floor, impressive vaulted entrance hall and feature staircase. A triple garage is accessed from Holly Road supplemented by extensive parking on the front driveway with numerous outbuildings, vegetable garden and lawns. Ideally situated, the open New Forest is within a few hundred metres and access to commuter links are on the doorstep which include direct rail links to London Waterloo and a wealth of local amenities available. Although a lovely period home, there have also been many improvements to enhance it efficiency with the installation of a photovoltaic system reducing electricity costs significantly with solar panelling installed to offset the hot water system.

Description

A sizeable porch to the front of the house has been refitted with new UPVC windows, door and new roof. It provides a useful space prior to the solid oak front door opening into the impressive entrance hall which gives an instant feeling of space and grandeur. The vaulted ceiling and winding staircase to the galleried landing enjoy light from the front and rear aspects with a cloakroom and storage cupboard concealed beneath. The two main reception rooms are situated at the front of the property with the sitting room featuring a recessed log burning stove and large picture windows to dual aspects. The generous dining room hosts an ornamental original fireplace, exposed floorboards, beamed ceiling and accesses an inner hallway and open plan kitchen area. The kitchen has been fitted with a range of solid oak wall and base units with a contrasting granite worksurface set upon a tiled floor. Plumbing is in place for a dishwasher with ample space for kitchen furniture and fridge freezer. An open archway leads to a family room with ornamental fireplace and French doors to the sunny conservatory. To the rear of the kitchen is the study/office fitted with a range of storage cupboards. A utility or garden room is fitted with a further range of kitchen units, wash basin and plumbing for white goods. The first floor landing serves the five double bedrooms and family bathroom which enjoys a three piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, wash basin, WC and airing cupboard. Three of the five bedrooms boast en suite facilities with bedrooms four and five sharing an internal door and access to the part boarded loft space via a hatch.

Outside

The main entrance to The Barn is from the Lyndhurst Road via double five bar gates onto an extensive gravel driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles and pathway leading to the front door. The frontage is lined by mature oak trees and high hedgerows providing a screen from passers by and creating a private front garden. Wrought iron gates either side of the property access the enclosed rear garden with a large paved area to the immediate rear of the house. Various areas include a vegetable garden, sun terrace, compost area and verdant lawn with high hedgerows to the rear boundary. The triple garage fitted with remote roller doors is accessed from Holly Road and features a rear up and over door allowing access through to the garden. Other outbuildings include a timber chalet, garden shed, potting shed and greenhouse. Accessed externally are a WC, boiler room and further store.

Agents Notes

An imposing family residence previously run as a guest house offering versatile and spacious accommodation. The property benefits from UPVC double glazing, gas fired central heating, solar panels to offset the hot water and a PV system providing all the electricity and a return of £500 p.annum.

Location

Ashurst is conveniently positioned on the edge of the New Forest National Park minutes from the open forest with a wealth of local amenities in the village including shops, restaurants, public houses and a train station with a direct line to London Waterloo. Lyndhurst is just 3 miles away with a comprehensive range of amenities available in the neighbouring town of Totton or Southampton. Access onto the motorway makes Ashurst an excellent location for easy access to the South Coast or London.

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Charles Powell

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