Shootash

£950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A beautifully refurbished Georgian farmhouse built in 1820 having been sensitively upgraded to provide luxurious modern living yet retaining all of the character evocative of its era as well as improved energy efficiency.

Owners Comment

“The way the home stays beautifully bright gives you a feel good factor all the time and its various accesses makes you feel constantly connected to the outside and its glorious space.”

“It always impresses us that we feel we reside in the glorious open countryside with the total peace and quiet yet we can walk to and from Romsey, enjoy picturesque Test Way strolls and are just a short drive from Southampton, Winchester and Salisbury.”

Introduction

Set within impressive grounds in excess of 10 acres, the property benefits from an extensive array of outbuildings in excess of 12000sqft that require restoration and an exceptional long barn which may provide stunning supplementary accommodation or income potential, subject to the necessary consents. Set within agricultural surroundings, the house and long barn afford attractive views over the paddocks with the pretty farmhouse offering further potential in the full conversion of the large cellar which could allow for additional accommodation if required. The house is approached via a long country track of 300 metres and enjoys a stylish open plan kitchen living room and traditional sitting room with adjoining study area. Character features include original fireplaces, exposed beams and brickwork and authentic, handmade hardwood windows which afford much natural light to this delightful home.

The outbuildings offer enormous potential and possible redevelopment opportunities but would also enhance the existing accommodation to create a magnificent country residence.

Description

A feature arch door opens to the beautifully bright open plan entrance hall which flows via oak flooring to the reception hall hosting a cloak and storage cupboard in addition to the refitted WC. The kitchen living room is delightful, once again beautifully bright via a triple aspect with double doors to the rear terrace and two useful side door access one to the east and one to the west. The Italian kitchen is elegantly styled in attractive handleless eye and base level white cabinets with contrasting wall units hosting an oven and combi oven with deep warming drawer. There is ample storage beneath the vast quartz and silicone work tops and an inset induction hob and serves as a useful preparation area. The units have been well designed to incorporate Le Mans carousel and magic corner shelving with large pan drawers and there is a Quooker hot tap. There is recessed storage for a fridge freezer and space for integrated dishwasher. The dining and kitchen areas enjoys splendid views over the paddock with cosy electric underfloor heating supplementing the centrally heated radiators. The lounge area is centred upon a magnificent contemporary woodburner within a feature fireplace with slate tile hearth and shelved log store. A large utility room supplements the kitchen space with further storage and plumbing for appliances and a door to the terrace. The sitting room is gorgeous, centred upon a feature brick fireplace with stone hearth, enjoying traditional arch windows to the fore and double doors to the garden via a vaulted study area. Ornate touches include exposed brick walling, deep recessed traditional windows and oak doors.

There is a very useful cellar with natural light offering much versatility in its usage which may include a fourth bedroom with ensuite facilities.

The first floor landing is afforded much natural light via a large automated roof lantern and large oak beams remind you of the home's delightful heritage. The master bedroom is of excellent proportions with wide board flooring, a recessed illuminated dressing area and walk in wardrobe with generous storage and PIR lighting. It is served by an impressive ensuite bathroom comprising a panel enclosed bath, low level WC, bidet, feature vanity unit with matching storage and a walk in double shower cubicle with wet room style flooring and panel surrounds. Bedroom two offers far reaching views and a Jack and Jill access to the family shower room which is also beautifully presented and styled including an airing cupboard and tiled surrounds. Bedroom three enjoys the feature of the original cast iron fireplace with timber surround.

Outside

The far reaching grounds extend over 10 acres and predominantly constitute paddock land interspersed with mixed deciduous trees and shrubs with an orchard to the top end hosting a wealth and variety of fruit trees. Accessed via a long gravel driveway the property is approached via a courtyard vehicular approach passing the long barn, Nissan hut and storage barn. The long barn is a brick built two storey building of attractive aesthetic appeal, currently offering vehicular garaging and generous storage. There is much potential for conversion and restoration to provide stunning living accommodation, subject to planning permission. There are a host of cow sheds and brick built storage and barns in various degrees of repair to the rest of the plot which offer much potential and may include the possibility of Class Q barn conversion, subject to planning permission.

Location

The highly desirable village of Shootash lies within the Test Valley parish and is ideally located within walking distance of a network of country paths to local villages, public houses and to the market town of Romsey. There are convenient road links via the A27 to Salisbury and junction 2 of the M27 is within a five minute drive providing access to Winchester, Southampton and London. Parkway Station is within a 20 minute drive and provides direct train links to London. The popular town of Romsey is situated approximately two and half miles away offering a host of amenities and varied shopping outlets.

Agent Note

The property is served by oil fired central heating with electric underfloor heating to the kitchen and bathrooms. The windows are handmade, hardwood frames and drainage is via a sewage treatment plant installed in 2014. There is an Awbridge oil purchasing group. The property benefits from extensive, high performance insulation to floors, walls and roof space with a damp proofing membrane. The recent installed hot water tank is also prepared for solar fittings.

Directions

The postcode for the property is SO51 6GA but please use the following directions, from our office in West Wellow, turn right onto the A36 turning left into Whinwhistle Road at the speed camera. Follow this road until reaching the Shootash crossroads turning right onto the A27. After approximately 350 metres there is an unmade lane on the left hand side after the garage which leads to the farm.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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