Shawford

£925,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Set well back within its private gardens of 0.4 acres, Neals Croft is a wonderful versatile home enjoying accommodation extending to 3400sqft.

Owners Comments

“Neals Croft has been a wonderful entertainment venue where we have hosted many large gatherings and the annex provides ideal facilities for parties or leisure facilities.”

“The convenience of Shawford for London commuting is exceptional but we have also enjoyed the gate from our house into the woods for great dog walking.”

Introduction

Positioned upon this private road in the attractive village of Shawford which enjoys excellent commuting, this well proportioned home benefits from a separate two storey annex that currently serves as an impressive entertaining venue but could easily be utilised as self contained accommodation. The principal dwelling features a wealth of attractive advantages including a substantial triple aspect sitting room and the most impressive master bedroom suite on the first floor comprising an extensive fully fitted dressing room and contemporary ensuite. There are also two bedrooms on the ground floor, one with an ensuite which could suit purchasers looking to accommodate an elderly relative. Although substantial, there is further potential to extend into the annex to create one vast dwelling if preferred.

Description

A hardwood effect UPVC door opens into the entrance hall which features quality Amtico flooring and light oak effect fixtures and hosts the downstairs cloakroom. Double doors open into the impressive sitting room which enjoys a triple aspect with double doors to the side terrace and a feature wall mounted electric fire. The room is of excellent dimensions with high ceilings and offers ideal entertainment space. A door leads to a useful study which also accesses the garden. The kitchen is well fitted with an extensive, eye and base level range of units with generous granite worktops extending into a useful breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include a built in microwave, under counter freezer and range cooker hood. A door leads to the rear terrace whilst a further door opens into the utility/laundry room which hosts plumbing and space for appliances amidst ample storage. There are two versatile additional rooms which can serve as bedrooms or reception rooms. However, one is ideal as a ground floor bedroom as it offers fitted wardrobes, an ensuite shower room and sizeable bedroom space. The master suite on the first floor is substantial and exceptional in size with feature windows, a raised bedroom area and an enormous fully fitted dressing room. This leads to a lovely, newly fitted ensuite bathroom enjoying contemporary sanitary ware including double wash hand basin, elipse bath, concealed cistern WC and double shower cubicle. A further dual aspect bedroom is served by the family bathroom comprising a three piece suite.

The annex serves a multitude of purposes but currently it is principally utilised as an entertainment venue. A raised, non slip sun deck, screened by low level walling takes advantage of its southerly aspect and hosts a hot tub and barbecue area. Steps ascend to a vaulted room which features exposed gable oak timbers and can be opened fully to the terrace via bifolding doors. This spacious room enjoys a comprehensive bar facility with seating area, a host of fridges, dishwasher, sink and storage. A door leads to a further lobby area and WC. Steps descend to the lower ground level offering gym and recreational space.

Outside

The property is approached via a sweeping brick paviour driveway fronting the detached double garage and adjoining boot room. The front door is approached via a sandstone patio with a feature central fern and attractive brick walling. The main garden is screened via mature firs and principally laid to lawn studded with specimen trees. The rear and side garden is a courtyard area spanning the width of the property with a gated access to Shawford Down.

Location

Shawford is a wonderful, social village hosting a traditional pub with further facilities in the neighbouring villages of Twyford which enjoys two public houses, a general store/Post Office and coffee shop/restaurant and Otterbourne which also enjoys two public houses, village and recreation facilities. It is incredibly well place for commuting to London with the village mainline railway station which is a 3-5 minute walk from Neals Croft providing a service to London Waterloo (approximately 67 minutes). The parish of Compton and Shawford enjoys excellent sporting and recreational facilities with a club house, floodlit tennis courts, football and cricket pitches. There is an excellent local community within the parish.

Agent Note

The property is served by mains drainage and gas central heating. The annex is served by electric storage heating. Southdown Road is a private road.

Directions

From Winchester proceed south on St Cross Road until reaching the roundabout with the A3090. Take the second exit signposted Shawford and continue over the motorway. Upon passing a road to the left to Shawford Station continue for approximately 300 yards turning left into Southdown Road and Neals Croft is immediately on the left.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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