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5 bedroom link detached house for sale

Rowlands Castle

Guide Price £735,000

Property Description

Key features

  • GRADE II LISTED CHARACTER HOME
  • PART OF A FORMER RECTORY
  • TWO RECEPTION ROOMS & CONSERVATORY
  • FIVE BEDROOMS & TWO BATHROOMS
  • LARGE DETACHED GARAGE
  • LARGE MATURE GARDENS
  • SPACIOUS GRAVELED DRIVEWAY
  • EPC EXEMPT

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

PROPERTY SUMMARY 'Autumn House' is one of those properties which, simply put, is 'like no other'! It truly does have a uniqueness and character all of its own. It is difficult not to admire this charming home as you approach the front door with an air of anticipation. Already, the skill of its creators is abundant in the craftsmanship of the exterior flint and stone work. Stepping through the lovely porch and over the threshold, the immediate feeling is of space, provided by the generously sized hallway and wide staircase. The drawing room and dining room are connected by impressive twin Gothic arches to either side of stone crafted back-to-back fireplaces. The presence of period features continues through the ground floor in the kitchen/breakfast room, complete with Aga, and the conservatory. A particularly spacious landing on the first floor leads to three well-proportioned bedrooms and a bathroom. A second staircase rises to the upper floor with a further two bedrooms and a shower room. With approximately 2,580 sq ft of accommodation, this attractive home offers space to suit most average family requirements and stands in charming grounds of about one third of an acre, with a large detached garage and a gravelled frontage providing more than ample parking. The property is shielded from the road by mature hedging and shrubbery and enjoys a good degree of privacy. Neighbouring Havant Thicket and Staunton Country Park regularly provide the gardens with a number of rare species of birds and butterflies to enjoy.

Whilst Autumn House is unarguably a fine specimen of its type, it would benefit from specific updates and improvements in some areas. The current owners have improved some areas whilst others remain unimproved at this time, and they are therefore passing the mantle to the next owners in the hope that they will have the desire and vision to make this impressive home even more wonderful.

Autumn House is located on the periphery of the well-regarded village of Rowlands Castle, with its general stores, cafe, public house, golf course and church. The mainline railway station in the village connects commuters to London Waterloo. The attractive harbour town of Emsworth and the larger shopping centre of Havant are both within a few miles. The Cathedral city of Chichester and the market town of Petersfield are within easy reach along the A27 and A3 respectively.
 

APPROACH From Manor Lodge Road, through twin five bar wooden gates opening to a large shingled driveway with off-road parking for numerous vehicles to the front of the detached garage. A separate five bar wooden gate gives access to a separate gravelled driveway (under the ownership of Autumn House) leading beyond the garden to the main wing of this former Rectory. The house is bordered on the roadside by a low flint wall with wooden rails over with mature planting on the house side providing privacy. There is a lawned area and planting bordering the front of the house. A useful timber garden shed is tucked in the corner. 

ENTRANCE PORCH Stone built, original tiled floor, hardwood 'gothic style' entrance door with patterned and coloured glass panels, leading to; 

ENTRANCE HALL L-shaped 22' 6" x 6' 11" min (6.86m x 2.11m) Picture rail, storage cupboard, wide cream painted wooden staircase to first floor, doors to main reception rooms and kitchen.
 

DRAWING ROOM 20' 4" into bay x 14' 11" max (6.3m x 4.55m) Double aspect bay windows with wooden shutters overlooking gardens, stone crafted fired surround with open grate, sculpted cornices, picture rail, radiator, gothic style arches to both sides of fireplace through to;  

DINING ROOM 16' 9" x 15' 0" (5.11m x 4.57m) Stone crafted fire surround with open grate, picture rail, cornices, radiator, glazed double doors to; 

CONSERVATORY 10' 3" x 7' 5" max (3.12m x 2.26m) (In need of repair). Wooden framed on a stone plinth with glazed pitched roof, original tiled flooring, double doors to garden. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM L-shaped 23' 6" max x 12' 9" max (7.16m x 3.89m) Bay window with wooden shutters overlooking front garden. Free-standing work units, twin plate double oven gas-fired Aga, wooden flooring, cornicing, 'Rangemaster' five ring gas-fired cooker, part-tiled walls, ample space for fridge-freezer and dresser etc, brick archway to;

Ancillary kitchen area;
Inset double bowl ceramic sink with cupboards below, tiled splashbacks, ceramic tiled floor, door to garden and door to;
 

UTILITY / CLOAKROOM Ceramic tiled floor, plumbing for washing machine, WC, washbasin set in vanity unit with tiled top and splashback, fitted corner cupboards and shelving, 'Suprema' gas-fired boiler. 

FIRST FLOOR  

HALLWAY Spacious split-level space, skylight, picture rail, fitted landing cupboard, staircase to second floor, doors to; 

MASTER BEDROOM 15' 6" to front of fitted robes x 15' 1" (4.72m x 4.6m) Window with wooden shutters overlooking rear garden, fitted wardrobe to one side of chimney breast, radiator. 

BEDROOM 2 17' 1" x 15' 1" (5.21m x 4.6m) Double aspect windows with wooden shutters and views over gardens, radiator. 

BEDROOM 3 13' 0" x 13' 0" (3.96m x 3.96m) Currently used as a study. Window with wooden shutters to front garden, fitted book shelving to one wall, picture rail, radiator.  

FAMILY BATHROOM Window with wooden shutters to front garden, panelled bath, WC, 'his-and-hers' wash basins set in vanity unit with marble effect top, part-tiled walls, vinyl flooring, heated towel rail, radiator. 

SECOND FLOOR  

HALLWAY Range of cupboards to one wall, doors to; 

BEDROOM 4 12' 10" x 10' 11" at 1.5m height (3.91m x 3.33m) Sloping ceiling, casement window, small cast-iron open grate fireplace in wooden surround, range of wall-to-wall fitted shelving, fitted shelved cupboard, access to loft space, radiator.  

BEDROOM 5 13' 7" x 8' 2" at 1.5m height (4.14m x 2.49m) Sloping ceiling, Velux window, small sealed wooden-framed single-pane window, access to large eaves storage area, shower control panel, radiator. 

SHOWER ROOM Sloping ceiling, Velux roof light, shower cubicle with curtain screen, WC, pedestal wash basin, part-tiled walls, vinyl flooring, radiator. 

OUTSIDE From Manor Lodge Road, through twin five bar wooden gates opening to a large shingled driveway with off-road parking for numerous vehicles to the front of the detached garage. A separate five bar wooden gate gives access to a separate gravelled driveway (under the ownership of Autumn House) leading beyond the garden to the main wing of this former Rectory. The house is bordered on the roadside by a low flint wall with wooden rails over with mature planting on the house side providing privacy. There is a lawned area and planting bordering the front of the house. A useful timber garden shed is tucked in the corner. There is a good-sized south-facing garden, mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by mature mixed hedging with a number of flower and shrub borders. 

DETACHED GARAGE 26' 4" x 18' 1" (8.03m x 5.51m) Twin up-and-over doors with high level glazed panels, pedestrian side access, window overlooking gardens, ladder to boarded storage area, electric power and lighting. 


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Nearest stations

  • Rowlands Castle (0.7 mi)
  • Warblington (2.2 mi)
  • Havant (2.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Rowlands Castle (0.7 mi)
  • Warblington (2.2 mi)
  • Havant (2.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Emsworth

Trafalgar House, 37 North Street, Emsworth, PO10 7DA

01243 935004 Local call rate

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