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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Hill Head

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

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Coming to the market for the first time in 35 years, 'Longfield' is a highly individual family home, designed to maximise light entering from all elevations thus providing a bright and airy feel. Situated in a tucked away position and accessed via a long private driveway, the property enjoys views across adjacent fields towards the Solent. The seafront is within 1km and a full range of local amenities are within easy reach. In 2011 the present owners built a house for their retirement on part of the garden fronting the road. 'Longfield' is now approached by a long and newly surfaced drive separated from the new build by a high brick wall. This gives added seclusion and security to the property. All principal rooms in 'Longfield' face South or West, so the new build is almost completely screened from any window, with no windows impinging on the privacy of 'Longfield'.

Historical Context

'Longfield' was built circa 1965 on what previously formed part of Hammond's Nurseries. Isaac Hammond gave the land on which it stands to his son, Ian, as a wedding present. Most of the houses to the North and East of 'Longfield' were also built on nursery land after it closed down in the 1970's. Our vendors purchased the current property in 1976.
'Longfield' was so called because it stands on what was the 'long field' where daffodils were grown. For many years after, daffodils continued to grow along the lawn in straight lines and most of the mature shrubs were chosen and planted by a nurseryman.

Architectural Context

The architect's plans for the house show it facing down the garden, but at some stage before building it was turned clockwise to make maximum use of the sea views across the fields. These views are now glimpses because trees have matured.
The open ground to the southwest belongs to Hampshire County Council and is run as a Nature Study Centre. There is a great deal of wildlife to be seen, badgers in particular. In the early days the land was laid out to playing fields but in the 1990's this was substantially landscaped. This involved building banks along the side of 'Longfield'.

Entrance Porch

Enclosed on three sides. Ceramic tiled floor. Stable door to side patio and ornamental pond area. Obscure glazed door to:-

Entrance Hall

Open return staircase to first floor. Radiator. Part Cedar clad walls. Picture windows to side elevations. Doors to:-

Sitting Room

6.21m x 4.80m (20'4 x 15'9 )

Feature individually designed stone open fireplace with Cedar panelling above. Triple aspect windows. Two radiators. Sliding double glazed patio doors to front elevation and patio area. Window seating. Open arch to:-

Dining Room

4.66m x 3.46m (15'3 x 11'4 )

Double glazed French windows to side garden. Double radiator. Serving hatch from kitchen. Inset spot lighting.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

4.41m x 3.66m (14'6 x 12'0 )

Fitted with an extensive range of modern matching units, comprising a Blanco fitted sink with double bowl, single drainer and mixer spray taps. Built-in chopping board with waste facility. Base units with worktops over. Wall storage units. Walk-in larder. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Electric double oven with Halogen hob. Integrated fridge/freezer. Tall freezer. Complementary wall tiling. Kitchen table with matching chairs. Inset lighting. Large picture window to side garden. Door to covered area with access to rear garden.


Accessed from the hall. Close coupled w/c. Wash hand basin set in vanity unit with cupboard under. Tiled splash back. Radiator. Extractor fan.

Utility Area

One and a half bowl Blanco sink with single drainer and mixer spray tap. Base cupboard. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine. Space for tumble drier. Worktops over. Base and wall units. Broom cupboard. Complementary wall tiling. Door to:-

Study/Family Room

5.13m x 2.88m (16'10 x 9'5 )

Floor to ceiling built-in storage cupboards. Built-in desk and bookshelves. Electric wall heater. Inset lighting.

First Floor Landing

Feature Cedar panelled wall. Built-in airing cupboard housing hot water tank and header tank. Full length illuminated mirror. Window to front elevation.

Master Bedroom

4.54m x 4.08m (14'11 x 13'5 )

Fitted floor to ceiling, wall to wall wardrobes with pelmet lighting, twin full length mirrors and a range of hanging space, shelving and drawers. Radiator. Wall lights. Sliding double glazed patio doors to balcony with glazed balustrade and over looking garden. Door to:-

En-Suite Bathroom

White sanitary ware comprising panelled bath with corner mixer tap, pedestal basin and concealed cistern w/c with built-in storage above. Shaver socket. Cabinet. Heated towel rail, heated floor tiles. Door to deep walk-in store cupboard with lighting.

Bedroom Two

4.22m x 2.95m (13'10 x 9'8 )

Window to side elevation overlooking the open country of the adjacent Stubbington Study Centre. Built-in double wardrobe. Radiator.

Bedroom Three/Study

5.09m x 3.35m (16'8 x 11'0 )

Picture window to rear garden and south elevation with distant Solent views. Presently used as a second study. Built-in desk and storage cupboard. Radiator.

Bedroom Four

3.84m x 2.88m (12'7 x 9'5 )

Side window overlooking the open countryside of the adjacent Stubbington Study Centre. Radiator. Two built-in double wardrobes.

Bedroom Five

3.44m x 3.11m (11'3 x 10'2 )

Side window overlooking the open countryside of the adjacent Stubbington Study Centre. Radiator. Built-in single wardrobe.

Family Bathroom

Modern matching suite comprising a corner bath, corner shower unit, concealed cistern w/c and wash hand basin set into built-in cupboard unit. Feature wall mounted mirror cabinet. Heated floor tiles. Large wall mounted mirror. Shaver socket. Ladder towel rail.

General Note

The property benefits from the majority of windows being double glazed. Most of the ceilings are coved.

Front Garden

New tarmacadam drive leading to ample parking area for 4/5 cars. Ornamental shrub borders with feature pond and patio area.

Double Garage/Workshop

5.78m x 5.11m (19'0 x 16'9 )

Electric roller doors leading to double garage. Wrap around brick workshop area with power and lighting. Door to rear yard area where there is a built in cupboard housing the central heating boiler (floor standing).

Rear Garden

South facing enclosed and secluded by mature herbaceous borders. Vegetable plot. Large area laid to lawn. Well stocked with fruit trees and shrubs. Greenhouse. Access to side garden with flower borders. Patio area.

AGENTS NOTE: Checks have not been made of the services to the property, or of any equipment/appliances which may be included in the sale. Prospective purchasers should therefore arrange for their own inspection/tests to be carried out. Dimensions are approximate and should not be relied upon for purchasing carpets or other items where accurate measurements are required.

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Added on Rightmove:
05 January 2012


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