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  • Bedrooms: 4
An imposing country residence constructed in 1995 by reputed local builder Templeton Walker, of traditional elegance and styling offering exceptional living accommodation of 3,271 sq ft.

Owners Comments

“Twenty-three years ago we watched Old Nursery House go up brick by brick, which was a very exciting time in our lives. We have made many friends in Whiteparish and we shall be very sad to say farewell to this lovely village. However, we are ready for the next chapter in our lives and hopefully another family will come along to enjoy the house, garden and surrounding area as much as we have.”


Set within delightful, manicured south facing gardens approaching 2/3 of an acre and backing onto picturesque countryside, this substantial and elegant residence has been constructed with energy efficiency in mind including maximum levels of insulation and double glazing. Enjoying a most privileged position set back and screened from the main thoroughfare in the highly desirable village of Whiteparish, Old Nursery House features some impressive features including a two room cellar, a fabulous covered Loggia ideal for summer entertaining and an impressive vaulted hallway with galleried landing. The well maintained established grounds comprise formal gardens and lawns, interspersed with mature trees including a remarkable blue cedar tree. The location offers the highest degree of privacy and seclusion yet benefits from its accessibility to major commuting links and excellent local schooling both in the state and private sector.


Upon entering Old Nursery House via double wooden front doors, into a lobby area, you are immediately impressed by the vaulted hallway flooded with natural light emanating from a glazed roof panel and a double height window. Feature glazed double doors afford further natural light and lead to the principal reception rooms. The main living room is vast and exquisite, centred upon an imposing sandstone fireplace with marble hearth, traditional windows to three aspects and French doors accessing a feature loggia. The dining room, also with French doors, is an ideal venue for formal entertaining. The kitchen is beautifully designed to attract exceptional light and flows in an open plan styling to a living / dining area and then into a conservatory. The bespoke kitchen is centred upon a navy gas fired Aga and there is an extensive range of cream, eye and base level units with complementary worktops, display cabinets and built in dresser. Integrated appliances include four ring gas hob, AEG electric oven, dishwasher and larder fridge. The Amtico flooring flows to the breakfast area, ideal for informal dining with a bay window overlooking the gardens and a door to the delightful conservatory. The kitchen is supplemented by a useful utility room with space and plumbing for further appliances, additional storage and a Belfast sink. The study features fitted high quality oak furniture including built in desk and cabinetry. From the hall there is access to the cloakroom and cellar which features two rooms utilised as a store and wine cellar.

A half turn staircase ascends to the grand galleried landing which offers views over the hallway. There is an airing cupboard and loft access which has light and is fully boarded. The opulent master suite is dual in aspect with a generous dressing area and fitted wardrobes. The ensuite facility comprises a wet room style double shower and free standing bath over a Travatine floor with underfloor heating. The other bedrooms are of excellent proportions with bedroom two served by an ensuite bathroom. The two remaining bedrooms are served by the family bathroom comprising a panel enclosed bath with shower, low level WC, and wash hand basin with storage cupboard.


The property is accessed via a shingle driveway culminating in a turning area approaching the residence and the double garage with automated doors, which is equipped with power and lighting. Two lawn areas front the property arranged with established trees and shrubs offering a high degree of privacy and seclusion. There is access to the useful gardener's W/C on the western elevation of the property and pedestrian side access to the rear. The formal rear gardens enjoy a southerly aspect and back onto rolling countryside featuring manicured lawns flanked by established flower and shrub borders which will occupy the most avid of gardeners. The gardens are an ever changing sea of colour with spring and summer flowering. Adjoining the rear elevation is the Indian sandstone patio terrace ideal for summer entertaining which flows onto the loggia adorned with Wisteria and an ideal area for alfresco dining in the summer months.

Agent Notes

The property is served by gas fired central heating and high level insulation. The rateable value for the property is Band G


Whiteparish is close to the New Forest National Park and the property is within easy reach of the excellent village amenities which include the highly reputable Whiteparish Primary School, choice of public houses, village store/Post Office and doctors surgery. Whiteparish enjoys excellent commuter access, equidistant to Romsey and Salisbury and convenient to Southampton, whilst benefitting from being catchment of the highly regarded Salisbury grammar schools. Southampton Parkway Station, providing direct train links to London, and Southampton airport are both within approximately a 20 minute drive.


From our office in Wellow proceed North on the A36 through the villages of Plaitford and Landford turning right at the signposted Whiteparish turning into Common Road. At the end of this road bear right into The Street and the property can be found on the right hand side after ‘The Parish Lantern' public house.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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