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5 bedroom detached house for sale

New Forest, Hampshire

Sold STC £1,095,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A New Forest home of great character incorporating a three bedroom, two reception room cottage and a separate ancillary two bedroom Bothy. Externally the property benefits from a double garage and over two acres of gardens and paddock land. Energy Efficiency: F

White House lies at the heart of the ancient village of Fritham, a designated Conservation Area entirely surrounded by the New Forest National Park. The property itself enjoys a lovely outlook over its grounds and paddock, and has access to the numerous walks around the parish, whilst it is set in a delightful country position, the property is by no means remote. Junction 1 of the M27 is under 4 miles away and links to the M3 for London and Winchester. The cathedral city of Salisbury (14 miles) and the market town of Romsey (9 miles) are easily accessible, as is Southampton city centre (15 miles). From the central railway station London Waterloo is about 80 minutes, with an alternative journey time of around 70 minutes from Southampton Parkway (16 miles).
From the covered walkway a timber front door with glazed side panels leads through to the reception hall in the main house with exposed timber flooring, large cloaks storage cupboard and a turning staircase to the first floor with a large understairs storage cupboard. A door leads to the cloakroom with low level WC and wash hand basin. Access is gained from the reception hall to the spectacular living and dining area with many character features including exposed timbers, twin aspect windows and French doors leading out onto the patio and garden beyond. There is a large open fireplace in the sitting area and further to this in the dining area a large Inglenook style fireplace housing a log burning stove. Access can also be gained to this area from the original front door of the house. The study has a window to the front aspect and a full range of built-in bookshelves and seat. The kitchen/breakfast room has a full range of low level kitchen units and open display shelving with solid timber worktops over, incorporating an oil fire Aga, double Butler style sink, built-in dishwasher, built-in low level oven and grill with hob above and extraction over, an exposed timber floor, large walk-in larder and windows overlooking the rear patio terrace. A stable style door leads from here to the rear lobby/boot room with ample coat hanging space and a stable door leading out to the rear terrace and garden.

The turning staircase leads to the first floor landing with a Velux window. Access is gained to the master suite, a wonderful room with open gables and exposed original beams, windows to both front and side and a large walk-in wardrobe. The en suite bathroom comprises a bath with shower fitments over and screen, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin a window to the side and a Velux. Bedroom two is also a delightful character room once again with open gable ceiling and exposed original timbers, a window to the front and a range of built-in wardrobes and cupboards. There are steps up to a mezzanine area which has a Velux window. Bedroom three has windows to both side and rear, a window seat and a built-in wardrobe and cupboard. The family bathroom has a panelled bath, low level WC and a basin built into a box bay window to the rear.

A covered walkway leading from the front door of the house leads across to the annexe which is divided into two main areas. The first area comprises of two separate rooms that could be used as an office/studio/gym, the first of which lead out to the enclosed terrace and has windows to the three aspects giving delightful views out over the gardens and exposed timber flooring. An opening leads through to the second of the rooms, which has Velux windows, a full range of built-in low level units, ample storage and shelving above, exposed timbers and space and plumbing for American style fridge/freezer and domestic appliances. This makes an ideal utility space for the main house.

A door from the annexe leads through to THE BOTHY which is a completely self contained two bedroom annexe with bedroom two having built-in wardrobes and windows to two aspects overlooking the gardens. The adjacent bathroom has a panelled bath, low level WC, basin in vanity unit and a window overlooking the gardens. A door leads through to the sitting room area which has French style doors leading out to a private terrace and garden beyond and has access to the kitchen which has a full range of built-in high and low level kitchen units with tiled work surfaces, built-in electric oven with electric hob and extraction over, stainless steel sink, built-in fridge/freezer and windows overlooking the delightful gardens. Access from here is gained to the entrance lobby with a half glazed personal front door, storage cupboard for coats and a further access door leading through to bedroom one with French style doors leading out to a rear terrace, ample built-in wardrobe space and a door leading to the en suite shower room with shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and a low level WC.

An electrically operated five bar gate leads to the driveway, which sweeps up towards the house and is bordered by large swathes of lawn and interspersed with an orchard to one side, mature trees, plant and shrub borders. The driveway splits and gives access either to a parking area immediately adjacent to the front door or to the double garage which is attached to the end of the annexe. Beyond the covered walkway between the house and the annexe is a lovely area of enclosed patio garden with a covered pergola which is a delightful ‘al fresco’ dining area and sun trap. From the garage area there is also a gate leading through to an area of kitchen garden and in turn from here a five bar gate gives access to the paddock which extends to approximately 1.3 acres. This paddock also has a further access out onto the road and a single pedestrian gate into the garden. The gardens are a particular feature of the property and have been beautifully laid out and extremely well maintained. Immediately adjacent to the house there is also a large area of patio.

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