5 bedroom detached house for saleSherfield English, Hampshire
- Drawing room, dining room, study
- Kitchen/breakfast room, laundry/utility room, cloakroom
- Cellar converted into playroom/sitting room
- 5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
- 3-bay barn style garage comprising - double open fronted garage with lock up store,
- stable/workshop, large room over (potential to convert)
- Timber framed barn, original privy/mower store
- Planning permission granted for ancillary accommodation - two bedroom cottage
- Mature gardens including a grass tennis court
- In all about 0.736 acres (0.298 ha)
A perfect Listed Georgian farmhouse, with first class outbuildings, situated off an incredibly quiet lane, surrounded by countryside but not remote, and well placed for mainline communications.
Sherfield English is a small scattered village that lies between the Test valley and the New Forest on the old Romsey to Salisbury road. For its size it has a surprising range of services and facilities with a village hall, shop and post office, sports field, nursery, fishing lakes, tea rooms, the Hatchett Inn, a garage and St Leonards church. The village has easy access to the two cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester and the commercial centre of Southampton, all having train services to London and elsewhere in the country. For everyday amenities the market town of Romsey is only a short drive. The property is also well placed for Southampton and Bournemouth International Airports, as well as the M27 and M3 motorways. It is also on the edge of the New Forest National Park, the coast is a short drive away and on the eastern side, is the famous River Test chalk stream for fishing.
The property is an absolutely classic early 18th century Grade II Listed farmhouse, altered in the 19th century, with a symmetrical brick front and sash and casement windows under a clay tiled roof. With its front south-facing, the accommodation is perfectly proportioned, typical of its era with good ceiling heights, extends to some 3305 sq ft, and is laid out over three floors plus a cellar.
An extensive programme of restoration was carried out about ten years ago and much of the inherent character and architectural detailing has been carefully retained. A panelled front door opens into an oak floored entrance hall. On either side, the oak floor continues into the two main reception rooms, the drawing room which has a fireplace and wood burning stove, and the dining room which has an inglenook fireplace. Off the inner hall there is a study and the kitchen/breakfast room which has pine fronted units, granite worktops, Aga, hob, shelved larder and terracotta tiled floor. Also off this hall there is a utility/boot room, with various fitted units, space for white goods and a cloakroom. The tanked cellar has been converted into a children's sitting room/play room and has two electric heaters. On the first floor are the three main bedrooms and two bathrooms, one is en suite to the principal bedroom. On the second floor are two further bedrooms and between these rooms, a bathroom and a landing area which could be used as an occasional bedroom or study.
The house is approached off a charming quiet narrow country lane, lined with trees and agricultural land on either side. A gateway gives access to a gravel drive which provides ample parking and turning space. There is a modern 3-bay barn style building comprises a double open fronted garage with a lockable store at the back of one and a stable currently used as a workshop. A side door with staircase leads up to the first floor, a superb space and ready, subject to planning, to convert to a home office, annexe, studio etc. The building has electricity and lighting.
Adding to the perfect symmetrical front of the house is a rose archway and a central path leading up to steps to the front door. On either side is lawn and lavender and growing up the frontage, wisteria and roses. There is also clipped box hedging and yew. Bordering the drive are old fashioned roses, honeysuckle and a rose smothered archway. Beyond the garaging is an old period barn, weather boarded under a corrugated iron roof, currently used for storage but undoubtedly has further potential subject to planning. There is a netted grass tennis court, also used for croquet and cricket. There are flowering cherry and apple trees and on the far side of the main lawn, and enclosed by trained vines, is an area of kitchen garden. There is also an old brick privy used as a mower store and the boundaries are well screened with a variety of hedging including evergreen. They extend in all to about 0.736 acres (0.298 ha).
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