Church Lane, Twyford, Winchester, SO21

£4,500,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
The Property:

Church Farm House is a period family home set on the edge of the village of Twyford in beautiful grounds approaching 10.53 acres and formal gardens which run down to the River Itchen, providing approximately 140 yards of double bank chalk stream fishing of the highest quality. The house, which is of 16th Century origin, has impressive Queen Anne principal elevations and is well-proportioned throughout offering excellent family accommodation over three floors along with a small cellar. The house has been extensively refurbished and extended during the current owners' tenure whilst retaining a wealth of period and character features.

There are four principal reception rooms; an attractive drawing room and music room, a good-sized sitting room and an impressive dining room which benefits from a beautiful double aspect outlook providing a wonderful space for entertaining. The contemporary open plan kitchen, dining and garden room was recently added; a stunning addition by AR design in Winchester. The room features large glass panels to both the ceiling and the two walls which provide excellent natural light along with the most of the fabulous outlook. Large sliding glass doors lead to the patio plus an additional glazed door leads to the rear terrace. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of Bulthaup kitchen units with a mixture of Miele, Gaggenau, Subzero and Wolf appliances. Adjacent to the kitchen is a larder along with separate utility room. There is also a rear lobby and cloakroom. Stairs lead down to the cellar which has been tanked and plumbed for household appliances.

On the first floor is the principal bedroom suite with large adjacent shower room and small study. There are three further double bedrooms on the first floor, a separate family bathroom and separate shower room. Completing the first-floor accommodation is a small sitting room situated at the top of the rear staircase.

In addition to the main house the property also benefits from two substantial barns. Each offers tremendous scope, with one of the barns having already been partially converted to create a games room, a large gymnasium and workshop.

Outside:

The property is approached over a gravel driveway which leads past the paddock at the front of the property and onto the parking area in front of the house and barn. The gardens are exceptional with the formal gardens having been beautifully stocked with rolling lawns. Wisteria grows along the side elevation of the building adding to the charm and style of the house. Terraces wrap around the house with brick terrace on the properties eastern side leading to larger flagstone terraces on the south and west and elevations. The main terrace faces south and is adjacent to the kitchen and has an open fronted barn/outdoor kitchen. At the top of the western terrace the flagstone paving also includes some decking where a sunken hot tub can be found. The swimming pool area is idyllic with a beautiful brick and flint wall running alongside. The pool is an excellent size with a nearby detached pool house with changing facilities. Beyond the brick and flint wall is a further area comprising of a vegetable garden with poly tunnel and an area perfect for ball games. This area also accommodates the well-maintained tennis court.

The formal gardens lead down to an area of water meadow through which a path leads to the River Itchen; the property benefits from approximately 140 yards of double bank fishing. There is a further area of land on the opposite side of the river accessed via a bridge comprising of woodland and a small field amounting to approximately 6.09 acres.

The Location:

Church Farm House is located approximately 300 yards from the picturesque Parish Church of St. Mary The Virgin, a short distance from the centre of the village of Twyford. The village amenities include a Post Office with a local shop and café, Doctors' Surgery, chemist, car garage, two public houses and a cricket ground. The nearby historic City of Winchester provides first class recreational, shopping and cultural facilities, with the larger hub of Southampton being only a short drive away.

With regards to schooling, Church Farm House is very well-situated being close to the highly regarded Twyford Preparatory School which is only a few minutes' walk from the house. In Winchester you have Winchester College, Pilgrims Prep School and St. Swithun's School for Girls. The City also offers a number of outstanding state schools including Westgate Primary and Secondary Schools as well as the much sought-after Peter Symonds Sixth Form College. King Edward School in Southampton is also within easy reach.

The property is conveniently located with both Winchester and Shawford mainline train stations being nearby - the latter being only a short 10 to 15-minute walk away across The Water Meadows providing an easy commute to London Waterloo. The M3, only 1.5 miles distant, provides access

to the South Coast, New Forest and London. Nearby also is the A34 for Oxford, The Midlands and the West Country via the A303.

Overall, the location of Church Farm House, whilst feeling wonderfully secluded and rural, is in fact extremely well-connected and accessible, ideal for those needing to commute.

Tenure:

The property will be sold freehold.

Directions:

Leave Winchester in a southerly direction along Southgate Street/St. Cross Road and at the Bushfield roundabout take the first exit to the next roundabout. Exit first left and drop down to the traffic lights turning right for Twyford (beneath the M3). Follow the road past Hockley Golf Club and proceed for a short distance where you will see a right-hand turn for Church Lane. Continue along Church Lane and Church Farm House will be found the third on the right-hand side.

Viewing:

Strictly by appointment through Belgarum Estate Agents (01962 844460).

Services:

All mains services are connected.

Council Tax:

Band H (rate for 2020/21 £3,706.99pa).

Marketed by Arrange viewing 01962 807026

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