Plaitford

£550,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
1 Bridgefoot Cottages is a delightful period residence occupying secluded gardens extending to 0.2 acres which encompass the property enhancing its rural privacy.

Owners Comment

“It is such a privilege to be able to enjoy picturesque countryside walks right on our doorstep. The open New Forest is also just a short stroll away.”

“Plaitford has been our home for 25 years. Its delightful rural setting and walks are complemented by its ideal accessibility to Salisbury, Southampton, Romsey and Winchester.”

Introduction

Full of character and warmth, this charming home retains many of the features associated with its era with spacious and flexible accommodation which extends to a self contained ground floor annex currently serving as useful additional reception space to the principal living area. The gardens are impeccably maintained, hosting pleasant seating areas, lawns with well stocked borders and a fully enclosed southerly facing swimming pool and terrace. The driveway affords ample parking fronting the double garage which is currently converted into a professional sound studio. Situated in the tranquil hamlet of Plaitford, on the Hampshire Wiltshire border, the property enjoys a wealth of immediate picturesque countryside for dog walking and is just a short stroll from the open New Forest. Plaitford also benefits from excellent local schooling as well as convenient commuter access to all the principal local cities and London Waterloo via Parkway railway station.

Description

A hardwood and glazed door opens into the quarry tiled entrance porch which hosts cloaks storage and boot space. A door accesses the dining room which features solid oak flooring and traditionally styled cupboards and shelving with a further under stairs cupboard. Steps descend to the kitchen breakfast room which benefits from bifold doors to the private garden. The kitchen is equipped with a range of eye and base level units with ample worktops and courtesy downlighting. Integrated appliances include twin ovens, ceramic hob with extractor over, new AEG dishwasher and insinkerator. There is ample space for seating. From an inner lobby, there is a useful study, walk in pantry and downstairs cloakroom. The sitting room is delightful, centred upon an original brick fireplace hosting a woodburning stove. There is storage to each side and the room enjoys a southerly aspect with bifold doors to the private pool terrace. Stairs lead to the first floor landing which provides an airing cupboard and loft access. The master bedroom is spacious and is fully fitted with wardrobes, dressing table and cupboards. There are delightful views over the pool across open countryside. Bedroom two also features generous storage and all three bedrooms are served by the family bathroom which comprises panel enclosed bath, corner shower cubicle, twin wash hand basin and low level WC.

The Annex

A door from the sitting room leads to the annex which is versatile in its layout with the lounge featuring bifold doors to the pool. A door opens to the kitchenette (or utility for the main house) which offers storage cupboard and plumbing for appliances. An inner hall serves the well sized bedroom which benefits from fitted ample wardrobes and the separate shower room. There is also a large storage cupboard.

Outside

Double automated wooden gates open to a gravel driveway which fronts the double garage/studio. The studio provides a separately metered power circuit and separate broadband if required. The store area serves as a fitted office and the double garage has been converted into an impressive recording and sound studio comprising control room and sound booth. It can be easily adapted to a games room/large office or converted back to a double garage. There are air conditioning and heating units for each room. The gardens are beautifully maintained and private, principally lawned with mature well stocked borders and specimen trees and shrubs. A shingled area is host to some attractive shrubs which screen a large timber outbuilding hosting the pool pump room and large store. Adjacent to the house is a lovely patio area with a small lawn and flowering shrubs which creates a delightful relaxation or entertainment venue including a water feature. A gate from the garden accesses the south facing swimming pool terrace which is fully screened with a large surrounding paved area.

Location

Plaitford is a sought after village positioned on the Northern fringes of the New Forest National Park. It boasts a church, village hall, public house amongst other local amenities. It is approximately 20 minutes' drive to Southampton, the cathedral city of Salisbury and half hour's drive to Winchester. It a short distance from the M27 motorway providing excellent access to the South coast including Bournemouth and London via the M3. The area is hugely popular for holiday makers all year round. The local town of Romsey has an eclectic mix of boutique shopping outlets and eateries. Venture into Southampton and you will find West Quay shopping centre and new cinema, bowling and restaurant complex. Paultons Park is in nearby Ower and attracts visitors from across the South and its Peppa Pig World is a favoured destination for young children. The New Forest is famous for its heathland, forest trails and native ponies. It is a wonderful environment for a relaxing walk, family cycle rides or exploring by open top bus.

Agent Note

The property is served by a newly installed oil fired boiler and a separate oil boiler for the swimming pool which is approximately 24ft in length with a winter and thermal summer cover.

Directions

From our offices in West Wellow proceed along the A36 towards Salisbury into the village of Plaitford turning right into Sherfield English Road and the property can be found on the right hand side.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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

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