Halterworth Lane, Romsey

£925,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Description

Halterworth House is the major part of a substantial Victorian property, extending to around 3,300 square feet, and is one of Romsey's oldest and most interesting homes. It is believed that the property's history includes use as a small hospital and possibly a school, and there are reputedly links to Admiral Lord Nelson but, notwithstanding any of these, it was clearly a significant 19th Century home for Romsey and one that was designed to impress as evidenced by the ornate brickwork, tall chimney stacks, and Victorian Gothic façade with distinctive gables and cathedral style windows. The original property was separated into two large homes many years ago, and Halterworth House was itself subsequently converted into two large apartments so its availability offers an exciting and unique opportunity that will be of interest to a wide range of buyers, from large and extended families to those working from home and, indeed, anyone who is simply excited by buildings, architecture, and the possibility to create something special from what is already a much-loved family home.

Accommodation

The property is entered through double doors opening into a vestibule which has an attractive quarry tiled floor and stairs to the first floor. From here a door opens into the entrance hall which gives access to all ground floor rooms and the cellar. The impressive drawing room has a stripped floor, open fireplace, and a triple aspect including a large bay window overlooking the side garden and quaint oriel window with seat to the front. For the family, the large kitchen/dining room is the hub of the home and the perfect place to spend time together informally. There is a fireplace with inset wood burner, full height doors to the garden, and ample cupboard and appliance space with room to spare for a large table. A cupboard houses the central heating boiler serving the ground floor.

The master bedroom on the ground floor is a double room with built-in wardrobe, and an en-suite shower room which also provides access to the rear garden. Sweeping behind the kitchen, and leading off the entrance hall, is a feature curved wall designed by local architect David Gregory which gives access to the remaining ground floor rooms. These include a study and double bedroom both with windows to the front aspect, a bathroom fitted with a modern white suite, a small utility room, and a larger double bedroom with window to the rear.

The first floor is similarly spacious, a fact which becomes immediately apparent as you step onto the landing which is naturally lit through windows to the front and in the ceiling. There is access from here into the vast loft space which, in turn, has access to a small but very private roof garden. The sitting room on this floor is a large room with feature fireplace, stripped floor, picture rail, and window to the side. The master bedroom is a similar size and has a feature fireplace, stripped floor, window to the rear, and is complemented by a walk-in wardrobe and large en-suite bathroom. There are two additional bedrooms on the first floor, one of which is a large double room from which access is possible onto a roof-terrace above the drawing room with parapet and a southwest aspect. The kitchen is fitted with a range of modern wall and base units with built-in oven and hob, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a breakfast table, with a built-in cupboard housing the central heating boiler serving the first floor. Finally on this floor is a useful shower room with WC.

Outside

Halterworth House is discreetly positioned and well screened behind mature trees and hedges, with double wooden gates opening onto an expansive shingle driveway with room to park numerous cars and other vehicles in addition to a detached oak-framed double car barn. The garden wraps around the side and rear of the property and is principally laid to lawn and well stocked with mature trees and shrubs. To the rear are numerous fruit trees, raised vegetable beds and fruit cages, with an abundance of plants and flowers creating a haven for wildlife, the gardens also providing a wonderful and safe environment in which young children in particular can play and explore. The gardens in total extend to just under one third of an acre and enjoy a good degree of privacy and seclusion.

Test Valley Council Tax

Both apartments Band D. Price £1,736.45 for the year 2020/21

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