Sopley Park, Sopley, Christchurch, BH23

£1,395,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
NO FORWARD CHAIN - With origins in the mid 1800's this substantial Victorian residence, which historically served as the stables and coach house to Sopley Manor, sits within a stunning semi-rural plot of approximately 11 acres and boasts a wealth of original character features, most notably being the working clock tower. This intriguing property extends to almost 5000sqft and currently incorporates a 3 bedroom annex, creating an ideal opportunity for those looking to independently accommodate additional family factions or combine home and income. The property is offered with no forward chain. Energy Performance Rating: E

The charming village of Sopley is situated on the edge of the Avon Valley and New Forest, between the popular coastal town of Christchurch, and the historic market town of Ringwood. There is a village hall, excellent primary school, and quality pubs nearby. Christchurch is situated approximately 2.5 miles south, offering an extensive range of independent and high street shops. Boutiques, restaurants, cafes, hotels, and the beautiful natural harbour which is home to two sailing clubs, a rowing club and plenty of water based activities. The market town of Ringwood is approximately 6 miles north offering further shopping, leisure facilities and a good range of pubs, cafes and restaurants. The larger coastal town of Bournemouth with its famous beaches is also close by as are major transport links; the A31 and the M27; leading east to Southampton, the M3 and London beyond. Christchurch has a main line train station as does Bournemouth and Southampton plus the latter benefiting from having international airports.

The original coach house archway provides an entrance hall with full height oak doors, flagstone flooring and French doors which open to the impressive courtyard room; historically a closed courtyard which is a stunning, full height, vaulted reception room featuring a glass atrium roof with exposed brick walls and beams, flagstone flooring and a cast iron log burning stove. French doors open to the spacious garden room; a naturally light, semi-vaulted reception room featuring exposed cast iron roof braces and flagstone flooring, with French doors leading to a terrace. Internal doors lead to the adjacent 3 bedroom annex and to a workshop and through an inner hall to a dual aspect study with exposed floorboards and beams. An original oak stable door leads to the kitchen/dining room; a dual aspect room with exposed beams and a range of traditional wooden cabinets which centre upon an electrically heated AGA range with plenty of space for a dining table and chairs. Leading off of the hall there is access to a WC and utility room which houses an oil-fired boiler. Also accessed via the kitchen is the dual aspect sitting room which features exposed beams, deep skirting boards and a log burning stove, whilst twin French doors allow views over the rear garden. Stairs rise to the master bedroom suite which features ornate arched French windows with Juliet style balcony providing views over the front paddocks. Doors open to a spacious dressing room and en-suite bathroom complete with corner bath, separate shower, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. There is also a guest bedroom which has the benefit of an en-suite shower room, plus a further double bedroom which is served by a separate family bathroom comprising of a shower, wash hand basin in a vanity unit, WC, heated towel rail and cupboards housing the hot water cylinder and linen shelves.

A separate front door leads to the spacious self-contained 3 bedroom annex which comprises an entrance hall with a WC and a utility room featuring a range of cabinets with ceramic tiled flooring, plus an integrated sink, refrigerator, freezer, dish washer and washing machine, plus 2 additional appliance spaces. A door leads through to the sitting/dining room which enjoys a dual aspect, with access through a rear boot room to the garden. On the first floor there is a dual aspect double bedroom with views over the paddocks, plus the family bathroom which includes a bath, separate shower, wash hand basin within a vanity unit and heated towel rail. There are two double bedrooms on the 2nd floor, one of which enjoys far reaching rural views.

Outside, the property is approached via a long tarmac driveway flanked by fruit trees with several well-fenced paddocks with field shelters and automatic water troughs. The driveway leads through an extensive gravelled parking area (with electric car charging point) to a useful range of outbuildings (with power, light and water) which extend to approximately 1200sqft and include a brick-built workshop and block-built stable yard with 3 stables, tack room and hayloft, whilst an adjacent field gate provides access to the rear paddocks and formal gardens. The extensive walled gardens are mainly laid to lawn and feature a paved seating terrace, with a five-bar gate leading to an adjacent paddock. Accessed via the kitchen is an attractive walled courtyard with iron gates opening to an enclosed area featuring a traditional sunken Victorian green house.

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