Ampfield

£1,495,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Enjoying the most idyllic of settings, encompassed by open countryside and occupying three acres of delightful gardens is this impressive family home situated on a private lane in the popular village of Ampfield.

Owners Comments

“We have lived in Buddys Barn for eight years and have enjoyed the convenience of the location, being a short drive by car or public transport to all amenities in Winchester, Romsey and Southampton yet we are within walking distance of our excellent local pub and benefit from the many surrounding pretty walks. After a hard day at work it is lovely to come home to the tranquillity of Buddys Barn and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets.”

“If you want to take part in the village, both the church and village hall have weekly activities and the church fete in June is a must. The Reverend Awdry, the author of Thomas the Tank Engine was born in Ampfield.”

Introduction

Deriving its name from the 18th century oak framed barn within the gardens, Buddys Barn offers a versatile range of accommodation extending to 5800sqft which has been cleverly designed to incorporate an abundance of natural light and take advantage of the stunning far reaching views from every aspect. Presented to an excellent standard throughout the flexible accommodation lends itself to spacious family living or can be easily adapted to provide ideal ground floor annex facilities. Supplementing the principal residence is a host of useful outbuildings including a games room/office, large detached (Buddys) barn and double garage with studio above. The property is located on the fringes of the sought after village of Ampfield upon a tranquil private lane away from the main thoroughfare yet within easy commuting distance of both Winchester and Romsey and within catchment of excellent local schooling both in the state and private sectors.

Description

Upon entering the property, one becomes immediately aware of the contemporary feel of the house with much natural light and attractive oak finishes to the flooring, doors and the modern staircase. The hub of the home is the impressive open plan kitchen living room which incorporates twin sets of doors to the gardens and a feature contemporary wood burning stove on a slate hearth in the lounge area. The attractive kitchen, fitted by Silverbrow of Winchester, incorporates an extensive range of eye and base level units with granite worktops and a glazed door leads to the lobby/boot room. Integrated Bosch appliances include a dishwasher, separate fridge and freezer, hob with extractor canopy and microwave. The dining area accesses the sun terrace and flows through to the spacious lounge area which affords glorious views across the lawns to open countryside beyond. A door leads to the garden room featuring double doors to the patio and a ceiling skylight which in turn flows to the lovely snug centred upon a woodburning stove. From here there is access to the study and sizeable sitting room which enjoys much natural light from the twin sets of patio doors and also features a cosy woodburning stove. The ground floor accommodation extends further to incorporate three bedrooms with wardrobe space served by a family bathroom. All are versatile in their usage and could be adapted into a self contained annex if required. A lobby, separate WC and utility room complete the ground floor accommodation.

On the first floor are three well proportioned bedrooms enjoying stunning views from their various aspects, two of which are served by the contemporary family bathroom with separate shower cubicle. The master suite is exquisite, of excellent dimensions and triple in aspect with a balcony affording far reaching views and it is served by the delightfully fitted ensuite bathroom with shower cubicle.

Outside

Buddys Barn is approached from the private lane via a wide gravel driveway to a large parking and turning area fronting the double garage which features automated roller shutter doors and an external staircase to the useful office/studio. There is also a separate single garage which is ideal storage for garden machinery. The property is set within three acres of mature grounds surrounded by beautiful open countryside, predominantly lawned and studded with various fruit trees. The formal gardens are supplemented by further lawns which are currently divided into two large post and rail paddocks and there is an attractive patio and seating area adjacent to the house. A separate access from the lane leads to the extensive and recently refurbished games room/office which also has an adjoining garage and workshop area. ‘Buddys Barn' is 45ft in length currently serving as a haybarn/storage with exceptional renovation potential. There are also further various storage sheds.

Location

Located in Ampfield the property is ideally situated with Romsey 3 miles to the west, Winchester 7 miles to the east and the commercial centre of Southampton 9 miles to the south.

Local schooling is ideal, within catchment to both Ampfield and Romsey schools with much private sector choice, the closest being the well regarded Stroud Preparatory School and Hampshire Collegiate. The market town of Romsey provides excellent everyday amenities and leisure facilities with well known beautiful woodland walks through the Test Valley on the doorstep. There is a bus which runs twice an hour to Winchester and Romsey and also a school bus to Kings School, King Edwards School, Peter Symonds College and Barton Peveril College.

Immediate facilities within Ampfield include The White Horse public house, Keats restaurant, Ampfield Golf Course and its restaurant, village hall and café with its monthly market cricket ground and new pavilion and the well regarded C of E Primary School.

Agents Notes

The property is served by LPG central heating and private drainage. There is recently installed double glazing throughout.

Directions

From Romsey centre take the Winchester Road and proceed towards Ampfield passing the golf club on the right hand side. After passing St Marks Church on the left take the next private lane on the right hand side and Buddys Barn can be found approximately 300 yards on the right.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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

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