Woodlea Way, Ampfield, Romsey
- Available for the First Time in Over 50 Years
- Outstanding Family Home in South Facing Gardens in Excess of 1/3 Acre
- 3 Bedrooms (Originally 4)
- Separate Sitting and Dining Rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Sun Room
- Integral Double Garage
- A Genuinely Rare and Exciting Opportunity to Create a Dream Home
- Thornden School Catchment
- No Forward Chain
Available for the first time in over 50 years, and fronting a private road in one of Romsey's most desirable locations, is this substantial family home standing in private south facing landscaped gardens in excess of one-third of an acre. Willowdale has been a much loved family home and its availability represents an exciting and truly rare opportunity for you to create your forever dream home. Built originally as a four-bedroom home, and with a later single-storey extension to the rear, the property offers tremendous potential for further expansion if required although, subject to a program of general updating, does already provide comfortable and well-arranged accommodation that enjoys a southerly aspect. Offered with no forward chain we anticipate a high level of interest so would advise the property be viewed at the earliest opportunity.
Ampfield is a desirable village just north of the historic market town of Romsey and home to the world famous Hillier Gardens and Arboretum, and has its own primary school, church, village hall, golf course, pubs and restaurants. Romsey is a short drive away (five miles) and the Cathedral City of Winchester is also within easy reach (eight miles). For families, the area is well served by schools for all age groups: in the public sector the property falls into the catchment area for the sought after Thornden School in Chandlers Ford, with King Edward VI in Southampton and Embley Park at Wellow serving the private sector. In addition, the property is well placed for the M3/M27 motorway network for onward connections throughout the region and on to London. From Winchester, London Waterloo can be reached directly in about 60 minutes.
The property is entered via an enclosed porch which opens into a welcoming entrance hall with stairs to the first floor and an adjoining cloakroom with WC. A wide arch opens into the dining room which overlooks the rear garden and is the ideal space for entertaining and socialising with family and friends. Leading off the hall to the right is the spacious sitting room which has a feature fireplace and a pleasant double aspect with a window to the front and French doors opening onto the sun terrace and rear garden.
Leading off the hall to the left is the kitchen/breakfast room which also enjoys aspects to both the front and rear and which is well fitted having a range of light oak fronted wall and base units with work surfaces over and tiled surrounds, an inset double sink unit, and integrated oven and hob. There is a breakfasting and informal dining area and a floor standing oil fired boiler for central heating. A lobby adjoining the kitchen provides access to the double garage and also opens into the sun room which enjoys a wonderful aspect over the gardens and sun terrace. Adjacent to the sun room is a useful utility room with plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, with a door providing separate side access.
On the first floor is a galleried landing with window to the front aspect, walk-in cupboard, a separate airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, and access to the loft. The large master bedroom enjoys aspects to both the front and rear, as does the generous second bedroom which also has two fitted wardrobes. The third bedroom is a double size and all the bedrooms have wash basins. The family bathroom, originally the fourth bedroom, has a coloured suite comprising corner bath, separate tiled shower cubicle, a vanity unit with inset wash basin, and a separate matching WC. The original bathroom is now a cloakroom with WC and bidet, and could readily be made into an en-suite serving the master bedroom.
To the front of Willowdale is a horseshoe drive for easy entry and exit providing generous vehicle parking in addition to the integral double garage and additional space to the side with room for motor home or similar. The front garden is attractively landscaped having a lawned area and well stocked with flowers, shrubs and mature trees including a stunning white magnolia. The rear garden enjoys an approximate south-facing aspect and has been lovingly cultivated by the present owner over the last 50 years.
A sun terrace adjoins the rear of the property beyond which are expansive lawns bordered by mature trees, shrubs, rhododendrons and the like providing a riot of colour, especially during the spring and summer months. There is a timber-framed greenhouse, two garden sheds, and a central island with rockery and pond which neatly divides the garden, whilst the mature borders ensure practically total privacy and seclusion. In all the plot extends to just in excess of one third of an acre.
Leave Romsey town centre along the A3090 Winchester Road and continue for approximately three miles through Crampmoor and along The Straight Mile. Continue through Ampfield and turn right by The Potters Heron Hotel into Hook Road. Take the third turning right into Hookwood Lane and first right into Woodlea Way. Willowdale will be found a short distance along on the left hand side indicated by a Persons For Sale sign.
Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating. Please note that none of the services or appliances have been tested by Pearsons.
Test Valley Council Tax
Band: G, Price: £3,085.17 for the year 2021/22
Woodlea Way, Ampfield, Romsey
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Chandlers Ford Station1.7 miles
- Eastleigh Station3.4 miles
- Romsey Station3.7 miles
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