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  • Bedrooms: 3

Abbey Water is right in the heart of Romsey, situated just off Market Place at the top of The Hundred and just behind the south garth of Romsey's Norman Abbey which can be seen from the first floor of the property. The town centre is within easy walking distance and offers an eclectic mix of specialist boutique shops alongside familiar high street retailers, a Waitrose supermarket, numerous coffee shops, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, and bus and rail stations with direct links to Winchester, Salisbury and Southampton. Romsey is also well placed for the M3/M27 interchange for London, the New Forest, and Southampton International Airport which connects to London Waterloo in about 70 minutes. The area is also well served by excellent schools for all age groups in both the private and public sectors.


The front door opens into the entrance hall which has stairs to the first floor and doors to the drawing room and kitchen/breakfast room. The drawing room has a feature fireplace and a stunning shuttered window with integral French door to the garden room. A trap door gives access to a good size basement which has a window to the front. The basement has a head height of approximately 6' 7” (2 meters) and has the potential, subject to any relevant consents, to be converted into an excellent additional reception room.

The kitchen/breakfast room enjoys a double aspect with windows to the front and rear making this a beautifully light place for family and friends to gather. It has been attractively equipped in a traditional country cottage style with a stripped floor, exposed brick chimney breast with inset gas Aga, solid wood worktops and Belfast sink. The garden room, also accessed from the kitchen, has a glazed roof supported by an ornate wrought-iron framework creating a wonderful area overlooking the south facing garden and private inner courtyard. A door from the garden room then leads into the original coach house which has been creatively converted into what is, effectively, an annexe to the main house but which provides an incredibly flexible and versatile area comprising a dining room/third bedroom, shower room, and a study/fourth bedroom at first floor level above what is now the garage. This part of the property would be perfect as ancillary accommodation for teenagers or elderly relatives, but is also ideal for use as an office/studio etc for anyone working from home.

From the first floor landing in the principal part of the house is access to a large double bedroom, large cupboard, windows to the front and rear, and a feature fireplace. The second bedroom has a wardrobe recess, modern en-suite shower room, and a window to the front from which are views over the river to the Abbey itself and of the surrounding architecture.


To the side of the property is a driveway with space for one car which leads to the garage providing additional parking and/or storage space. A gate opens into a pleasant private courtyard which is comfortably enclosed by the main house, garden room and coach house. The rear garden, largely private and secluded, enjoys a south facing aspect and has a distinctly English country garden feel being mainly laid to lawn bordered with a pleasant variety of mature trees, flowers and shrubs. A sun-terrace adjoins the garden room and is the ideal place for al-fresco dining and entertaining.


Band: F, Price £2,221.09 for the year 2017/18

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