Lockerley

£725,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3


Agents Comment

This elegant home affords the luxury of two dwellings ideal for work from home, dual occupancy or income potential subject to planning permission.

Introduction

Encompassed by the stunning countryside of the Lockerley Hall Estate, this landmark home, one of two iconic gatehouses to the original manor built in 1874, retains much of its period splendour, set within its own grounds approaching ½ acre.

Description

The magnificent entrance porch with stone seat leads through arched double doors to the sitting room which features high ceilings, hardwood flooring, and a dual aspect through the original feature crittal windows with stone casements. There is a stone and cast iron fireplace with Jet Master fire and bespoke alcove storage.

Most rooms have high ceilings, window and door panelling, hardwood flooring, mouldings, coving, original panelled doors and cast iron radiators.

The dining room is elegantly presented with dual aspect again and a built in corner cupboard leading through to the Kitchen with Aga and country style units, wooden worktops, Belfast sink and drainer and Fired Earth tiled floor. There is also conventional cooking, built in dishwasher and large walk in pantry.

The lobby serves as a useful boot room and gives access to the garden along with a useful utility room and bathroom with P shaped bath with power shower over, pedestal wash basin, low level WC and electric underfloor heating.

The inner hallway features a stunning half twist staircase and offers a small study area and access to the airing cupboard and the family room/bedroom 4 again steeped in character with stone and cast iron fireplace, built in window seat and bespoke alcove storage unit.

The master bedroom enjoys ample wardrobe space and benefits from an impressive ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi style bath, heritage wash hand basin, bidet, WC and recessed storage cupboards.

Bedroom 2 is well sized with built in wardrobe and far reaching views over beautiful countryside.

The accommodation is completed by bedroom 3 which could easily serve as an ensuite to bedroom 2, walk in wardrobe or office.

There are 2 loft access points.

Outside

The pretty gardens extend to ½ acre and enjoy the stunning backdrop of far reaching rolling countryside bordered by estate fencing. The property is approached from the lane via a gravel driveway and five bar gate providing generous vehicular parking and access to the outbuildings.

There is an attractive and secluded formal garden with cottage style planting set around an ornamental pond and large brick terrace.

The main garden is predominantly lawned with large cottage borders, archways and seating areas studded with a mix of ornamental and fruiting trees.

The garden also benefits from a productive area with a range of raised beds, fruit trees and bushes and a greenhouse.

There is also a large outbuilding containing old stables, woodstore, garden shed and storage shed with light and power.

The second outbuilding is a 1500sqft double storey barn with double garage and storage on the ground floor and rooms above. Power, water and drainage are in place and the building is completed to 1st fix being insulated and boarded but not complete. There is loft access and storage in place. This building has been granted permission to be used in any way incidental to the main house and would make a fantastic home office or recreational building such as home gym, cinema room or library but subject to planning permission, it may be used as a residential annexe or tourist accommodation.

Agents Note

The property is served by a shared cess pit and oil fired heating and is Grade II listed.

Location

Lockerley is an attractive compilation of several greens creating a diverse village which despite its smaller population has a surprising amount going on with around 35 groups, societies and activities ranging from bellringing to bridge and car mechanics. The village enjoys an excellent local school and shop and strong sense of community. Positioned approx. 5 miles west of the market town of Romsey, on the southern bank of the River Dun, there is a train station at the neighbouring villages of Dunbridge and West Dean along with a local pub. Butts Green hosts the majority of the amenities including the excellent village school and active community hall and derived its name from Tudor times when able-bodied men of the village were required to spend an hour each Sunday practicing archery. The target was known as the “butt”. Lockerley Green hosts the village stores and post office and with Top Green offering some aesthetically pleasing architecture with picturesque surrounding scenery.

Directions

From our office turn right onto the A36 for approximately a quarter of a mile turning left onto Whinwhistle Road and continue on to a T-junction proceeding straight over onto Danes Road. At the end of Danes Road turn left onto Romsey Road continuing past the green and garage and under the railway arch. After the church, the lodge can be found approximately 1/2 mile on the right hand side.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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