IT'S a 'once in a lifetime' chance to secure one of the grandest houses in Chilworth. 

Hamilton in Chilworth Road, which sits in 1.2 acres of land and boasts an outdoor swimming pool, is up for sale for the first time since 1971, priced at £1.85 million.

It was built around 1930 and has been a much-loved family home for over 50 years. 

The imposing property enjoys a grand hallway, an open plan kitchen / breakfast room with a sun room, five double bedrooms and vast roof space with scope for conversion. 

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The grand reception hall creates a superb entrance to this fine home and has space for a grand piano. The three large main reception rooms were designed to face south towards a woodland area in the garden. As well as the impressive kitchen / breakfast room and sun room, there is a side lobby, a small workshop and shower room downstairs. 

Upstairs, is a large master bedroom with en suite, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom. 

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Simon Edser, Associate Valuation Director for Charters Estate Agents in Southampton, told the Daily Echo: "The property was last sold in 1971 so it’s almost a once in a lifetime chance to buy it.

"It has a been a much cherished family home for over fifty years, was built circa 1930 and is one of Chilworth’s grandest houses.

"It offers exciting potential to extend plus the vast 54ft roof space could also provide additional accommodation."

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The village of Chilworth, four miles north of Southampton, has long been considered the city's premier residential area, thanks to minimal development, impressive homes and great transport links. 

It is close to the Sports Centre, The Common and several pubs and golf courses with easy access to the centres of Southampton, Romsey and Winchester.

Chilworth is close to the M3 and M27 motorways and is less than four miles from Southampton Airport Parkway, which boasts fast trains to the capital, and the adjacent international airport. 

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The village was even mentioned in the Domesday Book, referred to as Celeworda.