Salisbury Road, Winkton, Christchurch, BH23


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  • Bedrooms: 6
A substantial Georgian family home, positioned within idyllic private grounds extending to approximately 5 acres which include formal gardens, woodlands and paddocks, with a carriage style driveway rather interestingly running around the grounds along the Hampshire/Dorset boundary. This impressive country home, understood to have origins in the late 1700's, has remained in the ownership of the same family for over 40 years and provides a rare and exciting opportunity to extend and further improve. It boasts many original period features including open fireplaces, wood panelled doors and archways, with traditional deep skirting boards. Energy Performance Rating: E

The property is situation in the semi-rural village of Winkton, on the edge of the Avon Valley, and close to the beautiful New Forest National Park. The medieval coastal town of Christchurch is only 3 miles distant, and offers a superb range of shops, boutiques, restaurants and a natural harbour, with two sailings clubs, a rowing club, and beautiful beaches. There are excellent schools nearby, both state and private. The market town of Ringwood is 6.5 miles north providing easy access onto the M27 for Southampton and the M3 to London. Bournemouth International Airport is approximately a 15 minute drive away.

Access to the accommodation is via an open porch with quarry tiled flooring, which leads through to an attractive central hallway with original open fireplace and wood-panelled archway leading to the drawing room. This is an attractive reception room which centres upon an original open fireplace, with built-in display cabinet and French doors leading to the garden. Adjacent to this is the dual aspect dining room which also boasts an original feature fireplace and has an external door opening to the conservatory which has two pairs of sliding doors which open to a paved terrace. In addition, there is a morning room to the rear of the property which overlooks the beautifully landscaped grounds and which features an open fireplace flanked by arched recesses, with built-in desk and study furniture. A further archway leads from the central hallway to the dual-aspect kitchen/breakfast room which has an original chimney recess with adjacent storage cupboards, one of which has historical hatch access to the morning room. The kitchen has a range of cabinets incorporating an electric hob, oven/grill, sink and plumbing for a dish washer, whilst allowing plenty of space for a sizeable breakfast table which benefits from lovely views over the gardens. There is also an adjacent hallway which houses a useful pantry with original sliding cupboards, butler sink and plumbing for a washing machine, plus a separate shelved larder, walk-in store cupboard (currently used to store books and games) and cloakroom with WC and corner wash hand basin. From the main hall a wide staircase leads through a wood panelled archway to the first floor landing which comprises six bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a separate WC and airing cupboard housing a hot water cylinder. To the far end of the landing a doorway conceals 2 bedrooms and the family bath/shower room, this could be an ideal area to create an impressive master bedroom suite. Many of the bedrooms boast original features including cast iron fireplaces (not currently used), whilst several have been fitted with wash hand basins and built-in wardrobes. Above the family bath/shower room there is an access hatch believed to lead to a room which served as the original maid's quarters. There is an additional access hatch to a boarded loft area.

Beautiful, mature gardens surround the property and feature well-maintained lawns with an impressive Cedar tree, whilst steps lead to what was originally a tennis court which is currently used as a croquet lawn. Access to the property is via double wooden gates which open to a driveway leading to a detached brick coach house comprising a double garage with electric up and over door and double doors opening to a sizeable store room with adjacent workshop. A brick wall runs along the driveway and has a pedestrian gateway which rather unusually leads over the Hampshire/Dorset border to a delightful mature woodland. There is a large timber storage shed and a timber stable block incorporating three stables with field gates providing vehicular access to two paddocks. There is an electrically operated field gate at the far end of the driveway opening to a small area over which the neighbour has a Right Of Way into their paddock.

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