Chilworth

£325,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
Bracken Hall is an impressive range of stunning apartments and coach houses set in eight acres of mature grounds within a classic courtyard setting that boasts an illuminated ornamental fountain.

Owner's Comments

"This was our first home and when we viewed, it was love at first sight! Our friends are envious that we live in such a wonderful setting and the long woodland drive is an impressive approach to the courtyard. We will be sorry to leave this small, friendly community"

"We have found this location perfect for travelling to Southampton, Romsey and Winchester and it's easy catching a train to London from the Parkway station that's two miles distant. The New Forest is only a short drive and great for long walks in the open air"

Introduction

The original property was built in 1913 for one of the sons of the local prominent Fleming family. When he didn't return from World War One it was given to The Red Cross in his memory and then became a convalescent home before being redeveloped in 2000. This top floor penthouse apartment is of a unique design and is located within the old house therefore enjoying high level ceilings that create a real feeling of space. The property is ideal as a "lock up and leave" home or would appeal to young professionals as well a downsizing purchaser seeking something rather special to move to.

Description

The ground floor hallway is approached via an entrance door with an intercom entry phone and courtesy light whilst an ornate spindled staircase ascends to the second floor landing. Here a door opens to the private hallway that features two useful store cupboards and maple flooring that flows seamlessly through the principal rooms of the flat. The showpiece of the accommodation is the spacious living room that allows ample space for comfortable seating and a dining table. The ornate mantelpiece with a marblelite surround and coal effect gas fire creates a pleasing focal point for the room and rear aspect windows enjoy views over the communal grounds. Small paned double doors open to the spacious balcony that overlooks the central courtyard and fountain being perfectly positioned for the afternoon and evening sunshine. An open doorway connects to the kitchen that although compact, is perfectly designed to provide everything required. Fitted with a range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces that incorporate a single drainer sink unit and a mixer tap, there is also a four ring gas hob with an extractor hood and an oven/grill, slimline dishwasher, plumbing for a washing machine and a fridge/freezer. A cupboard houses the boiler whilst a window also has views over the courtyard. The master bedroom is of enviable proportions with a rear aspect window providing views over the grounds, two fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors and a loft hatch is provided. The en-suite shower is well appointed with a three piece Italian white suite by Sottini complemented by fully tiled walls, a large inset mirror with pelmet downlighters, a heated towel, extractor fan and a tiled floor. Bedroom two is a comfortable double with views over the courtyard and the stylish bathroom also boasts a bespoke white suite by Villeroy and Boch, similarly complete with fully tiled walls and a large inset mirror with pelmet downlighters, chrome heated towel rail, an extractor fan and a tiled floor.

Outside

Impressive wrought iron gates set in substantial brick pillars with an intercom entry phone open to the 170 yard woodland drive that displays colourful spring blossom and leads to the impressive central courtyard that features an illuminated fountain. A garage is located to the left of the courtyard and has an automatic door together with power and light. Ample residents/visitors parking is also provided. A formal terrace is found to the rear of the main building and has pleasant south-easterly views overlooking the lawn whilst the remainder of the grounds comprise of mature woodland.

Location

Chilworth is Southampton's premier residential area with excellent travel links via the M3 & M27 to London and regional towns/cities and The Parkway railway station provides a fast route to London Waterloo. There are a variety of golf courses nearby that along with the Sports Centre, Common and village green/community hall all provide recreational facilities. Romsey and Winchester are within comfortable driving distance whilst the city centre is four miles to the South and has extensive shopping facilities, numerous pleasant parks and the West Quay shopping mall.

Agent's Note

This impressive penthouse apartment has gas central heating, a single garage and ample residents/ visitors parking. Tenure is leasehold with the residue of a 125 year lease that commenced in 1999. Maintenance charges are approximately £159 per month. No ground rent is payable as you own a share of the freehold. There is a private drainage system.

Directions

Proceed in a Northerly direction out of the city to the Chilworth roundabout, remain in the left-hand Lane (do not join the M3) and after passing the garage, cross into the right hand lane and follow the road around to the right and just before the Hilton hotel, turn left into Bracken Place. Follow the road, cross the bridge and turn left to the entrance gates.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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