Chilworth

£1,495,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
This substantial detached property is located in Southampton's most exclusive and highly sought after residential area on a plot approaching one acre in size enjoying a leafy outlook to the rear with a southerly and westerly aspect.

Owners Comments

"We feel that this is the perfect location as we are so close to the city but have a country setting with a lovely leafy outlook and when the sun shines it's with us all day"

"The house is tremendous for social occasions with lots of space for family and friends to enjoy. The area is accessible to main roads that allow easy access to all of southern Hampshire and it's also great for London commuters"

Introduction

One of the most interesting houses we have seen in Chilworth!

The extensive and flexible accommodation extending to 6700sqft would appeal to the discerning purchaser seeking a desirable residence with well proportioned rooms that would allow two or more families to comfortably share a modern and spacious home that has a class and style of its own. Six generous reception rooms, including a superb 33' x 15' games room, are complemented by a spacious and well appointed kitchen/breakfast room that is the nucleus of the ground floor layout whilst three further linked rooms found to the left of the house have the potential to provide a guest annexe. The exceptionally large 39' x 15 ' integral garage could, subject to planning consents, be converted to further accommodation whilst the detached double garage has a spacious store room/office located above. The previous triple garage found on the front boundary has been converted and has exciting potential to become a gate lodge, subject to planning permission, and would be suitable for a number of uses. Five impressive double bedrooms,four of which boast vaulted ceilings, all enjoy en-suite facilities. The stunning master bedroom has the added advantage of a walk-in dressing room and a covered balcony with attractive views over the rear garden that must be seen to be appreciated.

Description

A wide entrance porch adorned with oak pillars leads to the half glazed entrance door featuring ornate leaded light glass and matching side panels opening to the generous reception hall, Karndean wood effect flooring flows throughout whilst a part vaulted ceiling incorporating two skylights create a favourable impression when entering this fine family home. Two sets of glazed double doors lead to the lounge and dining room whilst a glazed single door provides access to the kitchen/breakfast room. To the left of the inner hallway is a cloakroom that has a contemporary suite. The study has a side pedestrian door that is ideal for business visitors and three further linked rooms have the potential to provide a guest annexe served by a separate side pedestrian door. Boasting full width double glazed doors and side panels that enjoy access to the verandah and attractive views of the extensive sundeck, the impressive lounge is an elegant reception room centred upon a log burning stove and surround sound speakers. The hub of the ground floor is the impressive kitchen/breakfast room which has Karndean flooring and is extensively fitted with oak wall and base units complemented by granite work surfaces and a matching chef's table. The peninsular unit has an inset single bowl sink unit with a cutlery drainer and mixer tap incorporating a spray attachment. Double glazed doors and windows fitted with plantation shutters open onto the large sundeck and offer views of the rear garden whilst doors lead to the utility room and family room. Fitted appliances include the range style cooker with a five burner gas hob, extractor hood, dishwasher and microwave oven. There is space and plumbing for an American style fridge freezer and facility for a steam oven. Approached from the hallway and the kitchen, the spacious dining room displays a front elevation bay window with Venetian blinds and has the added benefit of ceiling speakers. The utility room has a range of wall and base units, a stainless steel single drainer sink unit with a mixer tap, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble drier and a skylight provides natural light whilst a door links through to the integral garage. Leading from the kitchen the family room similarly opens onto the sundeck and patio with a skylight creating a bright and airy feel to this area that boasts high quality wood effect flooring by "Coastal" that flows seamlessly through the next two rooms. Measuring an impressive 33' x 15' the games room also opens to the sundeck and a bathroom features a three piece white suite. The garden room that is positioned beyond the games room has dual aspect windows and glazed doors overlooking the garden and patio and has potential as a ground floor bedroom if combined with the family room and games room to provide a further annexe/guest wing.

Gracing the first floor, the grand landing benefits from front and rear facing windows with a loft hatch and a shelved double linen cupboard whilst the inner landing has a skylight providing further natural light. The stylish master bedroom is impressive boasting a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a walk-in dressing room fitted with hanging rails, shelving and downlighters. The en-suite bathroom comprises a three piece white suite including a deep bath, double shower cubicle with a mixer attachment and rainfall shower head, twin marble wash bowls with mirrors over, close coupled WC and a frosted window whilst a shaver socket and a chrome heated towel rail complete the specification. Double glazed doors and side panels lead from the master bedroom to the contemporary covered balcony that has brushed steel handrails with glass panels and enjoys attractive views over the rear garden providing a luxury touch for the discerning purchaser. Four further double bedrooms benefit from ensuite facilities.

Outside

Approached through brick pillars the extensive driveway allows off road parking/turning for several vehicles and has sensor activated floodlighting. Well stocked shrub borders flank the driveway and contain ornamental gravel footpaths. The detached double garage has an automated roller door with an external metal staircase ascending to a large store room/office having a vaulted ceiling incorporating triangular dual aspect windows and an en-suite shower room. Found on the front boundary the previous triple garage has been extended and now offers scope as a gate lodge, subject to planning permission, featuring a large open plan space to the ground floor with a sizeable room above that has multiple vaulted ceilings, skylights and windows with plumbing/wiring installed. Approached via an automated roller door, the exceptionally large integral garage measures 39' x 15' with a pedestrian side door, three skylights and a door linking to the utility room. A double cupboard houses the boiler and hot water cylinder.

The rear garden is a notable feature of the property enjoying a leafy outlook with a pleasant southerly & westerly aspect whilst the large sundeck and Indian sandstone patio have the added advantage of courtesy lighting and music speakers. It is perfectly positioned for the best of the summer sun and the ideal place for outdoor entertaining, approached from all of the principal reception rooms. Leading from the lounge, a verandah has a pleasing vista overlooking two ornamental fish ponds that have a waterfall and rockery whilst a hot tub is located adjacent to the garden room. Predominantly laid to lawn the rear garden has a host of mature shrubs and trees that create an established feeling and provide an attractive outlook. A pine summerhouse nestles amonsgt the shrubs and enjoys views back to the house whilst a garden store is ideal for lawnmowers etc.. There is also a large log store at the rear.

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 entertainment centre.

Agent Notes

This sizeable residence has a combination of wall mounted radiators and under floor heating with double glazing throughout finished in PVCU golden oak.

Directions

Proceed in a northerly direction out of the city along The Avenue and proceed straight on at the roundabout into Bassett Avenue. Upon reaching the Chilworth roundabout proceed straight on in the left-hand (do not join the M3) and bear left onto the A27-signposted Romsey. Proceed over the bridge and the property is found on the left as identified by our for sale board (post code for Sat Nav purposes is SO16 7JU.)

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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