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Property for sale

West Wellow £1,495,000

  • Charles Powell

    Suite 14d, Chatmohr Estate, Crawley Hill, West Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire

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Bedrooms: 6

Constructed of an attractive natural Bath stone exterior, Avocet House is a beautiful, uniquely designed country residence set within ten acres of complete seclusion combining remarkably mature formal gardens with extensive paddocks, a small lake, orchard and a recently constructed impressive swimming pool complex.

Agents Comments

“It is rare to find such a substantial unique residence offering privacy and seclusion set within the heart of a village.”

“The versatility of Avocet House is exceptional both inside and out. The host of reception rooms can be adapted to suit every need and the flexibility of formal and informal gardens offer something for the equestrian, gardener and avid entertainer.”

Introduction

Although occupying a perfectly tranquil position, this substantial home extending to 4833sqft of well proportioned rooms, enjoys an idyllic setting within the heart of the village of West Wellow, accessible to all of its traditional amenities and within walking distance of the open New Forest. Much thought was given to the refurbishment and design to create flexible and imaginatively planned ground floor accommodation including an impressive kitchen living room offering wonderful entertaining space and a beautifully styled sitting room amongst a host of further reception and bedrooms. The contemporary styling fuses seamlessly with the characterful older part of the house which offers charming features associated with its era.

On the first floor are three exceptional bedroom suites, each with their own individual features and accessories.

Although an ideal large family residence, Avocet House also offers the versatility to utilise its several outbuildings in conjunction with the land to create a desirable equestrian complex or indeed the option of self contained annex facility.

Description

Upon entering Avocet House one is immediately impressed with the diversity of its accommodation and ample storage space. Solid oak flooring with underfloor heating flows through the house to the stunning and spacious kitchen breakfast which is the hub of the home enjoying views and access to the formal gardens. Equipped with extensive handcrafted bespoke units of oak work tops, the kitchen area benefits from an excellent, socialable central island offering informal dining and a separation from the living space. A large pantry and boot room provide practical storage space. The large drawing room has been recently upgraded to provide bespoke, stylish fitted furniture and is centred upon an elegant stone fireplace with log recess and inset Jetmaster stove. Large windows with a dual aspect make this an impressive entertaining or relaxation room. On the opposite side of the house is the snug or family room which features an attractive brick arch fireplace, original exposed beams and doors to the front garden. There are two further reception rooms providing a dining room and study with three bedrooms served by two ensuite facilities but all offer flexibility to be utilised as needed. A central utility room and cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation.

On the first floor the master bedroom suite is vast with extensive wardrobe space, dressing area and balcony overlooking the rear gardens. It is served by a large ensuite bathroom and accesses a quirky study space which could serve a multitude of purposes. Bedroom two is a delightful split level room, also enjoying a balcony and as with the large third bedroom, is served by the well proportioned family bathroom.

Outside

The property is approached via automated gates and an extensive shingled driveway passing the natural pond leading to the large triple car port and storage barn. The formal gardens have been beautifully designed, enjoying various seating areas and terraces, fish ponds with crossing bridge, a large fire pit, all interspersed with neat lawns and well stocked borders. The central garden area is dominated by the excellent swimming pool and terrace, served by a pretty pavilion hosting the changing rooms, a summer house and covered barbecue area. There are large paddocks, an orchard, meadow land and a host of other outbuildings.

Location

West Wellow enjoys a strong community spirit and excellent access to Salisbury and the M27 via the nearby A36. The desirable village of Wellow is host to a variety of amenities including a pharmacy, butchers, newsagent and public house. It is also well provided for in sporting facilities with a local tennis club, golf course and cricket ground. Whilst enjoying the close proximity of the historic New Forest, excellent commuter links are available in addition to highly regarded schooling both state and private.

Agents Notes

The property is served by mains drainage and oil fired underfloor heating.

Neighbourhood average sold house prices

Detached
£437,833

Based on 18 transactions covering the past 5 years. Prices are not adjusted for inflation. Data is supplied by the Land Registry.

  • Charles Powell

    Suite 14d, Chatmohr Estate, Crawley Hill, West Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire

    • Request details

      I would like to:
    • 01794 278128