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Under Offer West Wellow £1,395,000

  • Charles Powell

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

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Bedrooms: 4

Occupying the most picturesque and tranquil setting within the heart of the West Wellow countryside is this elegant Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse set amidst its own private estate of approximately 4.5 acres with the option of acquiring more land if required.

Owners Comments

“We adore Kings Farm, and have thoroughly enjoyed our many years spent here, walking the dogs, easily accommodating a growing family and appreciating the visiting wildlife. It really has served as our own private estate.”

“The house is a wonderful entertaining venue, the open fires, pleasant views, easy flow of accommodation and well used wine cellar hold many fond memories for us.”

Introduction

This charming period residence enjoys extensive, delightful views across open farmland and has retained so much of the character associated with its Georgian era including quintessential high ceilings, large sash windows and feature open fireplaces. King's Farm offers an idyllic varied country estate, comprising paddocks and stabling, a flourishing orchard, delightful unspoilt meadow land, light woodland and extensive river frontage with fishing rights in addition to well maintained formal gardens. Outbuildings include a 3000 sqft barn offering storage or conversion potential, a large open barn facilitating stabling and a double garage with spacious office above offering potential for annex conversion.

The exquisite period farm house has been well maintained and enjoys a comfortable yet homely feel with typically well proportioned accommodation to suit a family's needs yet offers further potential to extend if required.

It is the location of King's Farm which truly sets it apart, so secluded and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the open countryside, pleasant walks and immediate horse riding, yet it is still so convenient to the popular village of West Wellow, the New Forest, excellent local schooling and ideal commuter access.

Description

The front door opens into the hallway featuring limestone flooring and a door to the extensive wine cellar professionally equipped with the original brick flooring. The kitchen is of a farmhouse style with an extensive range of eye and base level wooden units and generous granite worktops, centred upon the Rayburn within a brick surround and oak mantle. The original exposed beams and tiled flooring are a reminder of the property's heritage and in addition to the Rayburn is a ceramic electric hob and ample space for further appliances. The dining room is delightful, enjoying the focal point of a feature brick open fireplace with stone surround and views across the front garden to open countryside via the large Georgian sash window. The principal reception area is wonderfully sociable comprising both a sitting room and snug in an open plan arrangement, retaining its period splendour with a feature stone fireplace and open fire in the snug area. Adjacent to the kitchen is a lobby area featuring the original 17th century flagstone flooring serving as a boot room and leading to the original dairy which can serve a multitude of purposes. Currently utilised as a utility room it could easily be an office, gym or family room. On the opposite side of the lobby is a utility room accessing the downstairs cloakroom and an iron staircase leads to a private study.

The first floor is equally charming, accessed via the original staircase and each of the four bedrooms enjoys delightful views across the stunning surrounds. The master bedroom benefits from an ensuite bathroom and there is a feature brick fireplace in the guest bedroom with a vanity unit. The two further bedrooms are served by the family bathroom which enjoys an attractive feature of a glass gallery looking up into the pitched roof space. Bedroom two also hosts built in wardrobe space, airing cupboard and vanity unit.

Outbuildings

To the rear of the property is a detached double garage approached via twin double wooden doors, with triple aspect windows, concrete flooring and being fully insulated, the garage easily lends itself to conversion into additional accommodation or an annex, subject to consents. A wooden internal staircase accesses an ideal office space or games room with wood flooring, triple aspect windows and eaves storage. It may also serve as a useful potential rental income, subject to planning permission. A large open barn and workshop offer excellent storage or potential stabling facilities for the extensive paddocks. Offering separate access from the lane is an extensive high barn of 3000 sqft which is in excellent condition and offers conversion potential.

Outside

The formal gardens surrounding Kings Farm comprise large lawns studded with mature trees and feature shrub borders. A large patio area to the rear offers an ideal entertainment or resting venue. The two adjacent paddocks are ideal for equestrian usage and there is an immediate network of country lanes and bridle paths for excellent riding with additional road access from the bottom paddock. There is also a flourishing mature orchard of varied fruit and a large meadow provides approximately 250 yards of idyllic river frontage with fishing opportunities.

Location

Such is the privacy of Kings Farm's location that even locals are unaware of its existence. The village of West Wellow enjoys a strong community spirit and excellent access to Salisbury and the M27 via the nearby A36. It hosts 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, highly regarded schooling both state and private are nearby with excellent commuter links by road and rail with airports at Southampton and Bournemouth.

Agents Notes

Kings Farm is Grade II listed and served by oil fired central heating with private drainage.

  • Charles Powell

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

    • Request details

      I would like to:
    • 01794 278128