Gable Wood House at East Wellow near Romsey is a majestic home set within more than five acres of garden and woodland which surround the house and provide total seclusion. Two automated gated entrances provide access to the tree-lined driveway which sweeps up to the house and triple garage.

Standing on land that once formed part of the family estate of Florence Nightingale, this is a great location just outside the New Forest and a couple of miles from Romsey, with Winchester, Salisbury and Southampton all within easy reach, as is the south coast.

Built to a clever design which values traditional style with contemporary convenience, Gable Wood ouseHouse is incredibly spacious and the ground floor living space flows easily out to terraces, some of which are covered, to extend the enjoyment of being outside. The eco credentials include an air source heat pump and bio digester whilst features such as Sonos sound system and surround sound for the television in the drawing room, oak doors, stunning kitchen, smart bathrooms and large windows all add to the pleasure of living here.

The lantern roof at the top of the house throws light down into the fabulous reception hall from where there is a view through the house to the gardens and the reception areas all radiate from here. The drawing room is immense with a traditional fireplace and a further area partially separated by a contemporary central firepit with a suspended chimney.

The kitchen forms part of a fabulous open plan space including a sitting area and excellent glazed dining room with a vaulted ceiling and doors to the terraces and garden. There is also a separate study, cloakroom, utility and boot room which connect through to the garaging. Above the garages is a large space which is currently used as a games room and with its shower room already in place could perhaps be an annexe or home office.

A wonderful galleried landing branches off to five superb bedrooms, each with its own fitted wardrobes and bath or shower room. The master suite is particularly impressive with a vaulted ceiling, windows on three sides and a large bathroom with a free standing bath, double shower cubicle and plenty of storage, all set off with burnished bronze tiling and inset lighting for a contemporary look.

The gardens are designed to frame the house and provide privacy with terraces and lawns running away to woodland and pathways through rhododendrons but also have a fun element with a children’s zip wire over a small lake, play areas and rough terrain to ride quad bikes.

Charters quotes a price of £1,995,000 for this gorgeous house and welcomes enquiries to the Winchester office on 01962 830880.