East Wellow

£1,395,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
The Laundry House is an outstanding family home of some 4000sqft, set in attractive grounds of approximately four acres comprising a combination of formal gardens including heated pool, expansive lawns and a large wildlife pond, as well as enchanting woodland areas and enclosed paddocks to appeal to the equestrian enthusiast.

Agents Comment

“The privacy of the grounds of The Laundry House, coupled with its easy access to all major transport links provides the perfect balance between quality family life and the needs of the professional commuter.”

Introduction

Formerly part of the Florence Nightingale Estate, this impressive home occupies a secluded and private position on Embley Lane, a quiet road of individual residences within a few miles of the boutique market town of Romsey and just a short drive to the popular New Forest.

The ground floor accommodation is well presented and versatile, featuring five large individual reception rooms, each with their own individual charm and offering much character including exposed oak beams and feature brick fireplaces hosting woodburning stoves. On the first floor are six bedrooms each enjoying well presented ensuite facilities, generous storage and views over the encompassing gardens to the neighbouring paddock beyond.

Description

An ornate hardwood door opens to the grand entrance hall which is light and bright serving access to the principal rooms. There is generous storage and glazed twin doors to the delightful dining room. The heart of this impressive home is the kitchen breakfast room which is centred around a feature brick fireplace with inset woodburning stove and hosts twin sets of double doors overlooking each side of the garden, one set opening into the large Victorian style conservatory with welcoming views of the garden. The kitchen is equipped in an extensive range of shaker style units with generous granite worktops and a central island with further storage beneath. Integrated appliances include a fridge, freezer, extractor hood and dishwasher. Supplementing the kitchen is a sizeable utility/boot room with direct garden access and further storage. The sitting room enjoys the focal point of a gorgeous brick Inglenook fireplace with inset woodburning stove and there is a glazed door to the garden and terrace. The exposed beams and timber offer much character and cosiness to this large room. A large open plan L shaped reception room offers much versatility potentially as a study and games rooms with a light triple aspect and a door to the terrace. Double doors open into the formal drawing room which enjoys a traditional feel, of exposed timbers and a central Inglenook brick fireplace with slate hearth, oak bessamer beam and inset woodburning stove. Double doors open to the patio terrace.

A half twist staircase with feature height glazed window ascends to the open landing hosting six bedrooms and five bathroom facilities. The master suite is served by extensive fitted wardrobes and eaves cupboards along with an impressive ornate bathroom comprising roll top claw foot bath, pedestal wash hand basin, double shower cubicle, bidet and low level WC. All bedrooms enjoy ensuite bath or shower rooms with bedroom five and six accessing Jack and Jill facilities.

Outside

The property is approached by a sweeping gravel driveway through mature trees and borders providing an impressive entrance to the front of the house where there is generous parking. The established hedgerow and gardens provide a high degree of privacy and seclusion to the property. The gardens and grounds extend to four acres in total and comprise extensive lawns and a large sandstone patio terrace encompassing the house for all day sunshine. There is an enclosed swimming pool and terrace with pool house, a feature natural pond area and large shrub borders. There are delightful wooded areas offering meandering country walks and an enclosed paddock with separate field gate access to suit horse riders. A large timber store provides valuable storage.

Location

As one of the larger villages in the Test Valley, Wellow has it all; a wealth of traditional amenities, excellent recreational facilities, a vibrant village hall and highly regarded schooling. Straddling the River Blackwater, the villages of East and West Wellow lie between two major roads, the A27 to the North and the A36 to the south where it connects to the New Forest at Canada Common. This facilitates excellent commuting but also easy access to the beautiful Forest countryside for dog walking, cycling and riding.

Agent Note

The property is served by private drainage and oil fired central heating. There are automated entrance gates and security alarm system. A further six acres of paddock are available by separate negotiation.

Directions

From Romsey take the A27 towards Salisbury and having passed the entrance to the Hampshire Collegiate School take the first turning left into Embley Lane and the property will be found on the right hand side at the end of the lane.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

Suite 14d, Chatmohr Estate, Crawley Hill, West Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire

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