Chilworth

£2,300,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 9
Introduction

Offered for sale for the first time in over 35 years, this substantial and imposing detached property is one of Chilworth's larger houses that could now benefit from redecoration and improvement. It is positioned in a totally secluded end of lane location and situated on a mature plot of approximately 3.6 acres enjoying stunning southerly views. The accommodation would suit a two family lifestyle as there are separate entrance doors and twin staircases that allow independent access to the principal residence and the guest wing. Overall, the extensive accommodation offers five reception rooms and 9/10 bedrooms that are arranged over the first and second floors. There is a voluminous 49' x 29' outbuilding that could easily house up to eight vehicles and planning permission has been passed for an attractive new quadruple garage block with a central workshop, games room and storage above, while the sweeping lawns offer an enchanting leafy outlook.

Description

The principal house is approached via an oak entrance door that opens to the spacious hallway that features oak flooring and staircase that ascends to the first floor. The generous lounge is positioned on the right and features a Minster stone open fireplace that is pleasing focal point with front and rear aspect windows. Oak flooring flows seamlessly through an open double doorway to the principal reception room of the annexe wing. The dining room has a rear aspect bay window that incorporates glazed double doors that open to the rear terrace and the corner fireplace has a log burner. The cloakroom has a two piece suite with travertine tiled walls and flooring. The kitchen/breakfast room has doors leading to the terrace and ample room for a table and chairs. The kitchen area has a range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces that incorporate a double bowl sink unit and a mixer tap. Fitted appliances include a Rayburn range which heats the domestic hot water, a further range style cooker with a five burner gas hob, brushed steel back and an extractor hood, a dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There is also a walk-in larder cupboard, a front aspect window, a beamed ceiling and a servants bell indicator board. A door leads to the side corridor where there is a further entrance door, a utility room and boiler room. Located on the far left of the ground floor is a generous size games room with a quarry tiled floor. Front and rear aspect windows together with side aspect glazed double doors ensure superb natural light.

On the first floor the spacious landing includes a sitting area and has oak flooring, a spindled balustrade, front aspect windows and a staircase ascending to the second floor. The main bedroom is a large dual aspect double enjoying an attractive outlook over the rear garden with oak flooring. The en-suite shower has a three piece white suite with fully tiled walls. Bedroom two is also an enviable size with oak flooring, two fitted mirrored double wardrobes, a wide bay window offering a similar outlook and is also served by a fully tiled en-suite shower room. Bedroom three is well proportioned and has a rear view, fitted drawers and under eaves storage space. A door leads to an additional bedroom that has a fitted wardrobe, a side outlook, a wash hand basin and under eaves storage space. Bedroom five is larger than average with a front outlook, oak flooring and a fitted single wardrobe. The family bathroom has a stylish modern four piece white suite with pebble tiled walls and flooring together with a double linen cupboard. The second floor landing has a door allowing access to a large walk-in roofspace. The adjacent bedroom is a double that benefits from a fitted wardrobe and a pleasing rear outlook.

The Guest Wing

A separate entrance door positioned on the far right of the ground floor layout opens to the hallway that has an oak staircase leading to the first floor and a quarry tiled floor. A shower room is positioned on the right with a white suite including a wet room style shower area. The dual aspect lounge/dining room is of generous proportions with a wide bay window including glazed doors allowing access to the terrace and an open double doorway links to the lounge of the main house. Oak flooring is evident and there is a corner oak mantelpiece with a coal effect gas fire. A door leads to an additional spacious room that could be adapted to provide a kitchen/breakfast room if desired. On the first floor there is sizeable landing that has room for a desk with a front elevation window and stairs rise to the second floor. Bedroom six is a well proportioned double with fitted wardrobes and oak flooring. There is a side aspect window and glazed double doors open to a balcony boasting attractive views over the garden. The en-suite bathrooom has a three piece white suite that includes a jacuzzi bath and fully tiled walls. Bedroom seven offers a dual aspect and has oak flooring. On the second floor the landing has a rear aspect skylight and access to under eaves storage space. Bedroom eight is found on the left and is a spacious rear aspect room with low level doors permitting access to eaves storage space. Bedroom nine is also a double with a leafy outlook and similarly has eaves storage space available. The centrally positioned bathroom displays a three piece white suite with floor and wall tiling.

Outside

Automated wrought iron gates are set in stone pillars with an intercom entry phone and open to the long driveway that has lamp posts and leads to an ample parking/turning area with mature shrubs and trees creating a totally secluded setting. Steps lead down to a brick paved terrace with three separate entrance doors opening to the extensive accommodation. Positioned at the far right of the plot is a sizeable outbuilding that externally measures 49' x 29' capable of housing up to eight vehicles. The impressive stone paved terrace extends the full width of the house at the rear and has wrought iron railings, sensor activated floodlighting and courtesy lighting. A boiler room is found under the terrace and two septic tanks are provided. The remainder of the southerly facing grounds comprise rolling lawns with mature shrubs and trees that enjoy an enchanting outlook. There is a log shed and an ornamental pond found nestling under trees towards 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.

Directions

Head along the Chilworth Road away from Southampton and immediately after the Chilworth Arms turn left into Manor Road. Follow the road around to the left into Chilworth Drove and cross over the bridge. Then turn immediately right and proceed to the end where the property is the last on the right. Post code for sat nav purposes is SO16 7JH.

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