This impressive double fronted detached property has great character and stature and is situated on a generous size plot approaching one acre in size with a leafy outlook to the rear.
"I have loved living in this large house since I bought it brand new. The people next door moved into their home at the same time and have been great neighbours. I like the privacy and the woodland garden and it's a great house for entertaining family and friends throughout the seasons"
"I often travel for business and Chilworth has always been a great base to get to London (car or train) and local towns with the M3 and M27 being so close by as well as the airport. The New Forest is a short drive and I keep my boat at Hamble Point so I can be out on the water within half an hour of leaving home"
Originally constructed in 2000 by a highly respected local developer, the accommodation is arranged over three floors and has been skillfully enlarged and improved by the current owner with the addition of a large conservatory and a stunning 39' x 18' grand reception room that features a central vaulted glazed ceiling. This imposing property will appeal to the discerning purchaser seeking a high quality modern home in Southampton's most exclusive and highly sought after residential area. A large reception hall with a cloakroom, three spacious reception rooms and a kitchen/breakfast room together with a utility room provide well proportioned living space with the central ornate staircase and landing being a notable feature. The stylish master suite comprises a large bedroom, dressing room and a luxury en-suite being perfectly complemented by the 39' x 18' balcony that has attractive views over the woodland rear garden. Five further double bedrooms are served by an ensuite shower and two bathrooms. A double garage and ample parking/turning is provided for numerous vehicles whilst a summer house, hot tub and large fire pit provide excellent facilities for relaxation. A large, self contained contemporary styled garden lodge positioned on the rear boundary is suitable for a number of uses such as a studio, home office or consulting room etc.
An imposing entrance porch with stone columns, courtesy lights and a half glazed door with side panels opens to the spacious reception hall that boasts an ornate spindled staircase ascending to the first floor and is served by a cloakroom. This area creates a favourable impression when entering the property and quality hardwood doors lead to all of the principal reception rooms and the kitchen/breakfast room. Fitted with a comprehensive range of office furniture including a desk, display shelving and storage cabinets, the study has two distinctive arched front aspect windows enjoying a leafy outlook and these are similarly displayed in the comfortable sitting room found on the opposite side of the hall. The elegant lounge is the central hub for the ground floor layout and features a marble fireplace with an open hearth with glazed double doors leading to the dining room and the grand reception room whilst a glazed single door links to the large conservatory that is a bright, airy room benefitting from granite flooring with a glitter finish, a double glazed roof and full width bi-fold doors opening to the patio. The "piece de resistance" of this desirable residence is the stunning grand reception room measuring an impressive 39' x 18' and extending the full width of the house. Delightful views of the woodland rear garden are provided by three sets of double glazed doors and five ornamental arched windows whilst the central double glazed vaulted ceiling that is adorned by a beautiful chandelier with blue LED lighting is a notable feature. The quality wood effect flooring has inset uplighters and one entire wall comprises fitted cabinets, inset mirrors, and a 50" wall mounted TV whilst the DVD/Hi-Fi equipment is linked to surround sound speakers. Two air conditioning units provide cooling temperatures in the height of summer. A open double doorway with stone effect columns leads to the dining room (currently used as a music room) that has a door continuing to the kitchen/breakfast room. A comprehensive range of maple wall and base units are complemented by LED plinth lights and granite work surfaces incorporating a breakfast table and an inset single drainer sink unit, drinking water tap and a mixer tap. Fitted appliances include an oven/grill, hob, brushed steel back and hood together with a fridge/freezer whilst a side elevation window and two internal windows (facing the grand reception room) provide natural light. A door links to the hall and the utility room comprises a work surface with an inset sink unit, a double glazed side door, space and plumbing for a tumble drier and washing machine whilst a cupboard houses the Vaillant gas fired boiler.
A large open landing graces the first floor with an ornate spindled staircase ascending to the second floor, a deep airing cupboard and a front aspect window. The stylish, air conditioned master bedroom has a fitted range of wardrobes, bedside cabinets and overhead storage cupboards whilst the wall mounted TV and Hi-Fi equipment are linked to ceiling speakers. A glazed door leads to the impressive 39' x 18' balcony that has courtesy lights, power points and a stone balustrade enjoying an attractive leafy outlook. The adjacent dressing room (previously a bedroom and the door to the landing remains in situ) is fitted with air conditioning and a full range of mirrored wardrobes. The ensuite shower has a three piece white suite, motion activated lighting, a ceiling speaker, plinth LED lights and a side elevation window. Bedroom two is similarly fitted with bedroom furniture and also enjoys access to the balcony. The well appointed ensuite shower has a white suite that incorporates a cubicle with body jets, close coupled WC and a hand basin with cupboards above and below including a mirror with downlighters. Two further double bedrooms enjoy a leafy outlook to the front and are served by a large family bathroom displaying a white suite including a corner bath, shower with body jets, close coupled WC, a ceiling speaker, chrome heated towel rail and a side elevation window.
The second floor features two large double bedrooms (one is arranged as an air conditioned gym with two side aspect skylights, a rear aspect dormer window and a mirrored wall whilst the inset TV, Hi-Fi and speakers are to remain). The other bedroom features two rear aspect dormer windows with a leafy outlook whilst the separate bathroom has a three piece white suite and a side aspect skylight.
Approached through automated ornate wrought iron gates that have a camera/intercom system, the driveway offers off road parking/turning for numerous vehicles. The insulated double garage has air conditioning, a fully boarded and lit loft space, power, light and a side awning for additional vehicle cover. Courtesy lighting and outside power points are installed and the tap is linked to underground rainwater storage tanks. The front garden has mature shrubs and trees and planning permission (now expired) was previously granted for a further double garage.
The rear garden enjoys a leafy outlook with a host of mature trees and shrubs with strategically placed lighting that creates an attractive and enchanting scene at nightfall. To the left of the house is a lawn, paved patio, double gates to the driveway, a potting shed and an ornate tiled canopy with a classical statue. A wide electric sun awning on the back of the house provides welcome shade and the paved patio overlooks the lawn and continues around to the conservatory. Positioned on the left boundary, a large deck with an air conditioned pine summerhouse (complete with kitchenette and shower room) has a vaulted pine ceiling with music speakers and serves the seven seater hot tub that provides the perfect place for entertaining family and friends. A path meanders through the woodland to a paved seating area that has a large fire pit with a tall stone chimney and covered log store. Located on the rear boundary, a bespoke, contemporary styled garden lodge benefits from air conditioning and features full width high glass windows and comprises a kitchen/diner with a peninsular unit, Amtico tiled flooring throughout, two full height double store cupboards, music equipment/speakers and a shower room whilst an open aspect leads to the generous size bed/sitting room. A large pine cabin style workshop is found in the top left corner and has power/lighting.
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.
This modern family home benefits from double glazing, gas central heating and a security system.
Proceed out of the city in a northerly direction along The Avenue and proceed straight on at the roundabout. Upon reaching the Chilworth roundabout proceed straight on in the left-hand lane (do not join the M3) and after passing the filling station filter over into the right hand lane and bear left onto Winchester Road. The property can then be found as the second drive on the left hand side as identified by our for sale board. (Post code for Sat Nav purposes is SO16 7LG).