6 bedroom detached house for sale

Littleton, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22

Guide Price £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Exceptional Grade II listed family house
  • Detached Coach House/Party Barn
  • Tennis court
  • Swimming pool
  • Formal gardens and paddock

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Grade II listed family house in the heart of the village with restored period barn, swimming pool, tennis court and paddock.

Location

The White House is situated in the exceptionally popular pretty village of Littleton, located north-west of Winchester city centre, on the edge of the Test Valley, an area renowned for its wonderful rolling countryside, footpaths and bridleways. The village itself is a thriving community with a recreation ground, an excellent public house, and a number of societies and clubs including tennis club, cricket club, bowling and football.

Schooling in the area is well served with Sparsholt Primary School nearby, Western Primary School, and Westgate and Kings secondary schools. There are a number of excellent and well regarded private schools, including Twyford Preparatory School, Pilgrims and Prince’s Mead. King Edward's, Winchester College, St Swithun’s and the Sixth Form College, Peter Symond’s, all are easily accessible.

The cathedral city of Winchester has an excellent range of shopping and recreational facilities, including theatre, cinema, tennis and squash club and a number of restaurants and bars. The mainline railway station offers a good service to London Waterloo (approx. 55 minutes) and Southampton Airport is only 12 miles away, providing services connecting throughout Europe and worldwide. Road communications are covered with the M3, A34 and M27, all within easy reach.

Description

The White House is an exceptional Grade II listed detached family house, believed to have 15th century origin with further 16th century and 19th century additions. The property, which has been extensively refurbished and extended by the current owners, offers wonderful 4,500sq.ft. family accommodation over two floors with the additional benefit of a basement study. The house which is offered in first class decorative order throughout sits in enviable grounds of approximately 2.65 acres, a true family house with tennis court and swimming pool and the added addition of a separate coach house which is currently used as a party barn with garaging and a separate games room. The coach house would warrant further investment and, subject to planning, could provide a cottage to the house or indeed any other purpose such as an office or workshop.

The White House is approached through a front door leading to a welcoming reception hall with a beautiful ceramic floor. The reception hall leads on through into the larger rear hall/garden room, a beautiful galleried room with a staircase to the first floor and the galleried landing overlooking the rear hall with doors leading out onto the rear terrace. The rear hallway was added to the property in 1995 by the current owners, transforming the property and creating a superb central focal point to the house. From the rear hallway, access can be gained to all three of the principal reception rooms and a staircase leads down to the basement study. The drawing room is a fabulous room typical of a property of this era with a large inglenook fireplace and beamed ceiling. The separate dining room is again a very good size as is the sitting room with double doors that lead out onto the terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room with measurements of 29ft x 21ft is the heart of the house with a wonderful kitchen area with fitted Aga and other appliances and a large entertaining area which could obviously be used for dining but also, due to its size it incorporates a further sitting area. Beyond this is a rear lobby and shower room. A utility room and cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.

The first floor is approached a return staircase leading to a galleried landing overlooking the dramatic rear hall. The master bedroom suite is an exceptional size with good size bathroom with shower, there are five further double bedrooms, a family shower room and a further family bathroom.

OUTSIDE
The property is approached over a tarmacadam driveway leading to a parking and turning area to the side of the house and adjacent to the coach house/party barn.

The Coach House/Party Barn
This excellent building totals approximately 2100sq ft with approximately 50% of the building dedicated to a party barn with mezzanine floor over. Adjacent to this is a garage which has incorporated a small selection of kitchen units and beyond this a games room. It is clear that the coach house could potentially be converted for any number of uses, as additional accommodation to the main house, an annexe or indeed an office. The building provides considerable scope to a purchaser, subject to the necessary planning consents.

Gardens and Grounds
Immediately adjacent to the side and rear of the property is a beautifully screened and secure area within which the swimming pool can be found. The pool, measuring 38ft x 25ft has a pool house and terrace, ideal for spending an afternoon with family. The gardens themselves are beautifully tended, the formal gardens being part walled with the eye being led down through a pair of pillars onto the paddocks to the rear. The gardens are well stocked with a variety of mature and specimen trees and plant, making the perfect setting for a house of this calibre. The tennis court can be found beyond the swimming pool area and beyond this to the rear of the garden is the paddock. The paddock measures approximately 1.2 acres.

Square Footage: 4,529 sq ft
Acreage: 2.65 Acres

Additional Info

Winchester 2.5 miles (London Waterloo within 1 hour)
Stockbridge 7.5 miles
Southampton 18 miles (all mileages and times are approximate)


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Added on Rightmove:
11 July 2018

Nearest stations

  • Winchester (2.3 mi)
  • Shawford (5.0 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Winchester (2.3 mi)
  • Shawford (5.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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1 Jewry Street Winchester SO23 8RZ

01962 460041 Local call rate

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