Chilworth

£1,350,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Introduction

Positioned towards the rear of a mature plot of approaching 0.9 of an acre, this spacious detached property has planning permission to extend the existing accommodation to create a substantial family home of enviable proportions. The property was originally built in the 1960s to an individual design with a subsequent two storey side extension that created a 27' dining room linking to a stunning 51' contemporary marble tiled drawing room featuring a spiral staircase leading up to a large sitting area that serves two large bedrooms each providing en-suite bathrooms. These supplement the four double bedrooms found in the main house and offer excellent guest accommodation. There is a sizeable attached garage and the outdoor swimming pool has an attractive private outlook. Subject to planning there may be scope to create an additional single storey dwelling within the grounds and plans are available for inspection by interested parties.

Description

The spacious marble tiled reception hall creates a welcoming entrance to the property with glass panels and doors lead ahead to the inner hall and right to a further large inner hall where stairs ascend to the first floor. Here a tiled floor flows seamlessly through to the kitchen and a door leads to the rear lobby where the utility room has excellent storage cupboards. A cloakroom has a modern quality Porcelanosa suite and a dual aspect study is fitted with home office furniture and displays hardwood flooring and the oak ceiling includes inset lighting. The dual aspect lounge is an impressive size and enjoys an attractive outlook over the garden with bi-fold doors opening to the paved patio. There is quality hardwood flooring and the oak ceiling incorporates spotlights and ceiling speakers. Bi-fold doors continue through to the spacious kitchen/breakfast room that comprises an extensive range of white fronted wall and base units that are complemented by granite work surfaces incorporating a single bowl sink unit and a mixer tap. A large marble table allows for informal dining and bi-fold doors have an attractive outlook over the garden. Fitted appliances include a six ring electric hob and a double oven/grill with a microwave above. A dishwasher is installed together with a fridge/freezer and dual aspect windows overlook the garden and ensure natural light. On the left of the ground floor layout the inner hall incorporates a concealed bar that displays copper mirrored doors and an opening leads to the sizeable 27' dining room that has a front aspect and a tiled floor together with a door linking to the attached garage. Hardwood sliding doors flow superbly through to the stunning contemporary styled drawing room that is one of the finest we have seen in Chilworth. Marble tiled flooring creates a stylish feel and a solid black marble spiral staircase featuring a brass hand rail and glass panels leads up to the guest suite. An area at the rear is currently used as a gym with twin sets of sliding patio doors that permit access to the extensive paved terrace and courtyard.

The principal landing on the first floor offers two windows with an attractive leafy outlook and a deep cupboard provides useful storage space. Of an exceptional size, the master bedroom boasts sliding glazed doors opening to a large balcony that offers superb views over the garden and allows owners to relax in private on summer days. A comprehensive range of wardrobes are installed and a door allows access to eaves storage space. The generous en-suite is stylishly fitted with a modern suite by Porcelanosa that comprises a walk-in double wet room shower with glass panels. There is a close coupled WC and a wash hand basin together with fully tiled walls and floor whilst a front aspect window overlooks the garden. The family bathroom is also fitted with a quality white suite by Porcelanosa and features fully tiled walls and a tiled floor and benefits from a dual aspect. An inner corridor permits access to three further double bedrooms that all enjoy a front outlook over the garden and a door links to the guest suite. Bedroom two has two fitted wardrobes and a modern fully tiled en-suite shower fitted with a quality white suite by Porcelanosa. Bedroom three features fitted wardrobes to one entire wall. Bedroom four has a fitted double wardrobe.

The guest suite is an impressive area and offers an extra dimension for large families sharing or allows comfortable accommodation for long term guests. Two sizeable double bedrooms feature individual balconies and fitted wardrobes to one entire wall. Each bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom in contrasting colours that are rarely seen and make a bold statement. The central sitting area has two windows and the black marble staircase descends to the drawing room below.

Outside

Set well back into a plot of approaching 0.9 of an acre, the established garden features a host of mature shrubs and trees that create an attractive and private setting. A long driveway sweeps up to a large parking area that can accommodate numerous vehicles. The sizeable attached garage can house several cars and is approached via a concertina door whilst sensor activated floodlighting and two electric charging points are provided.

The majority of the garden lies to the front and side of the property being perfectly positioned for the best of the summer sun. An open air swimming pool is set in a large paved terrace and screened from the garden by ornamental block walls and double gates ensuring safety for young children. A substantial pine cabin provides changing facilities and a separate WC, hot tub and BBQ are provided.

The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn and a paved patio extends along from the lounge and kitchen/family room. There are two greenhouses and sensor activated floodlighting. To the rear of the house is an impressive large paved terrace approached from the drawing room and a lower tiled courtyard features a raised fish pond with an ornate fountain. A block built workshop is found in the top left corner and double doors lead to the boiler room found to the rear of the garage.

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 sizeable residence benefits from gas central heating and double glazing together with solar panels.

Directions

Proceed in a northerly direction along The Avenue and head straight at the crossroads proceeding over the roundabout into Bassett Avenue. Upon reaching the Chilworth roundabout remain in the left hand lane (do not join the M3) and bear left on the Chilworth road-sign posted Romsey. The property is the second drive on the right. Postcode for Sat Nav purposes is SO16 7JR.

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Charles Powell

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