THIS handsome Hampshire country house, believed to date from the 16th Century in parts, could be yours for just £1,695,000.

Over the centuries, Bowerwood House near Fordingbridge has been gentrified with the addition of a stunning Georgian wing. It has mellow painted brick and brick elevations clad with roses and clematis under a slate roof and is not Listed.

An impressive pillared portico with wide front door leads into the hall with a charming canterlevered staircase. Internally the property is presented beautifully and the accommodation flows well, ideal for entertaining or family living. The Drawing Room within the Georgian wing is an impressive room with fire places at either end, tall sash windows and good ceiling heights typical of the period. The Kitchen / Breakfast Room has bespoke fitted cupboards with granite and oak worktops, built in larder cupboard, Alpha oil fired range, central island and built in dishwasher. Beyond is the Dining Room with its pretty inglenook fireplace which makes it an ideal winter room. There is a good sized utility room, separate boot room and cellar.

On the first floor there are six bedrooms and three bathrooms, which include an excellent master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite shower room. Please see floor plans for room layouts and dimensions.

The property is approached through a wooden five bar gate over a sweeping gravel drive with triple garage and gym.

The attractive former coach house in the grounds has been partially rebuilt. This has great potential and had planning permission to convert into two holiday cottages.

Extensive lawns surround the property on all sides and together with the magnificent trees provide a lovely setting for the house. Along the western boundary, there are numerous mature chestnut, oak, beech and firs and it is carpeted with bluebells in the spring. In the north western corner is a Summer house and raised decking area which takes advantage of the stunning views to the west. To the rear of the house is a flagstone terrace flanked by herbaceous borders with box hedging and pergola with wisteria. In all the garden and grounds extend to about two acres.

Bowerwood House is located just over a mile to the west of the charming town of Fordingbridge set amongst open countryside with delightful rural views.

Fordingbridge offers an excellent range of local facilities, with more extensive shopping, restaurants and arts available in Salisbury or Southampton.

The property is conveniently situated on the western side of the Avon Valley, between the New Forest National Park and the delightful countryside of the Cranborne Chase.

It is accessible via the A338 north to Salisbury and south to the A31 which connects quickly west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton, both having good regional airports.

There is excellent walking and riding near by, golf at Remedy Oak and Salisbury, and water sports along the south coast.

The area is renowned for its excellent range of schooling, both state and private, including the renowned prep school Forres Sandle Manor which is a mile away.

The property is being marketed by Savills. Call 01722 426 820 to register your interest.