Chilworth

£1,595,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
This impressive, character detached property is situated in a highly sought after residential area set well back into a mature plot approaching one acre in size with delightful southerly views that provide the perfect setting.

Owners Comment

“A pleasure to live in this beautiful house with great park like surroundings in one of the most desirable roads in one the best areas in Southampton.”

“A lovely relaxing place to live, central to all amenities as well as being close to motorway links on a beautiful tree lined road. A great opportunity to buy a house in a road where they rarely come up for sale.”

Introduction

The property has been skilfully extended to create a spacious home of enviable proportions with the added benefit of an attached two storey guest annexe that also incorporates an integral four car garage. The traditional exterior combines perfectly with the stylish and tastefully decorated contemporary interior that takes full advantage of the enchanting views of the beautifully landscaped grounds that are an outstanding feature. The stunning 30' x 16' lounge is an amazing reception room, one of the finest we have seen in the area.

Description

The recessed porch displays ornate wooden brackets and a composite door opening to the reception hall that creates a favourable impression when entering this fine home. A quality porcelain tiled floor flows seamlessly through to the inner hall, sitting room and lounge whilst an oak spindled staircase ascends to the first floor. Positioned on the left, the elegant sitting room boasts a limestone fireplace and a log burning stove with adjacent display shelving that creates a pleasing focal point for the room. French doors with glazed side panels open to the front and overlook the garden allowing an abundance of natural light. Providing an excellent social flow, the single and double openings link through to the stunning triple aspect lounge that is bathed in natural light emanating from two large roof lanterns. Four sets of bi-fold doors have amazing views of the garden and permit access to the large encapsulating sundeck providing the perfect place for relaxing on hot summer days and warm evenings. Located to the right of the hallway and approached via three-quarter glazed double doors, the generous size dining room is currently arranged as a second sitting room. French doors have delightful views over the garden and the black granite fireplace has a coal effect electric gas fire. The inner hall offers a useful coats cupboard and access to the cloakroom that has a modern white suite. The snug room features doors opening to the deck and provides the opportunity to be utilised as a study/home office environment if desired. The kitchen/breakfast room is well appointed with a comprehensive range of maple wall and base units with marble work surfaces that incorporate a sink unit with a mixer tap. The large matching island unit houses two wine chiller cabinets and a four ring gas hob with a cooker hood above. Fitted appliances include an oven/grill, fridge freezer and a dishwasher whilst bi-fold doors open to the rear garden. A corner window incorporates a sliding glazed door opening to the side and is the perfect place for a table and chairs allowing informal dining. The original servants' bell indicator board is found above the door from the hallway and a three-quarter glazed door permits access to the annexe entrance hall.

On the first floor the central staircase has an ornate oak spindled balustrade and a large hatch has a retractable ladder that allows access to the roof space. The master bedroom is an exceptional size and benefits from delightful panoramic views of the garden and is bathed in light from dual aspect windows. A recess with display shelving below provides the perfect position for a widescreen TV. Fitted wardrobes, drawers and a dressing table with a mirror adorn one wall with a central door leading to the en-suite bathroom. This large room is exquisitely presented with a stylish contemporary suite that features a deep free standing bath, walk-in double shower, twin wash hand basins set in a vanity unit and a close coupled WC together with quality fully tiled walls. Bedroom two has a rear and side aspect and is of an enviable size with the benefit of a modern, well appointed en-suite shower room. Bedroom three is equally impressive and boasts views of the front garden and bedroom four is a double with similar views. The larger than average family bathroom is superbly presented with a stylish suite comprising a bath, a separate walk-in shower with a rainfall unit and a mixer tap, close coupled WC together a wash hand basin and fully tiled walls.

Guest Annexe Wing

An independent side entrance door opens to the large entrance hall where a spindled staircase ascends to the first floor and doors leads to the integral garage and kitchen/breakfast room of the house. A superbly fitted shower room has a tastefully fitted three piece suite with fully tiled walls. The dual aspect utility room is the size of a kitchen being fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base units that have complementary work surfaces that incorporate a sink unit and a mixer tap. Space is provided for a washing machine and tumble drier. The extremely large open plan first floor room is an impressive size offering front and rear facing dormers and a side aspect window. It offers a number of flexible uses such as a living room/bedroom for a long term guest, games room, gym or home cinema. Excellent storage space is provided by under eaves cupboards.

Outside

Ornamental wrought iron gates are set in substantial brick pillars that have courtesy lights with an intercom entry phone and open to the long driveway that leads up through the grounds to the house. Ample parking/turning for numerous vehicles is provided and a wide door permits access to the integral four car garage where doors lead to the back garden and the hallway of the annexe. The extensive deck is approached via bi-fold doors from the lounge and benefits from courtesy lighting and external power points. The majority of the grounds are found to the front of the property and enjoy delightful southerly views with an excellent degree of natural privacy in a glorious sylvan setting. Steps with low brick walling lead down to the lower lawn where a stone paved patio nestles under an ornamental tree and a fishpond is set in a stone surround. Two areas of lawn are naturally complemented by a wonderful array of established shrubs and trees that include Scots pines, fir trees, silver birches and a monkey puzzle tree whilst banks of mature rhododendrons provide a wonderful display of spring blossom. Of historical note, there is a WW11 air raid shelter and an old well with a tiled canopy. Footpaths meander through the garden and outside taps and lighting are provided and a concealed area on the left hand boundary is ideal for garden refuse. The lawn extends around to the rear of the house where a paved patio is approached from the kitchen. Courtesy lighting and four external taps are installed along with a summer house, garden potting shed and gardeners shed.

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 Note

This stunning residence benefits from gas central heating throughout with underfloor heating to the lounge and sitting room. There is double glazing together with CCTV cameras and a security system.

Directions

Proceed out of the city in a northerly direction along the Avenue, straight at the crossroads and at the roundabout head over onto Bassett Avenue. At the Chilworth roundabout proceed straight on in the left hand lane (do not join the M3) and bear left onto the Chilworth road (sign posted Romsey). Then take the first turning left into Pinelands Road where the property will be found as the second to last driveway along on the right hand side (post code for Sat Nav purposes is SO16 7HH).

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Charles Powell

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