South Hill, Droxford

Guide Price £895,000

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5 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
3 receptions
garages

  • ATTRACTIVE GRADE II LISTED PERIOD HOME
  • IN THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE OF DROXFORD
  • LOVELY SPACIOUS PERIOD PROPORTIONS
  • BEAUTIFUL WALLED GARDNES
  • FIVE BEDROOMS
  • FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS
  • GARAGE AND OFF ROAD PARKING
  • CELLAR

Description

Approximate internal floor area: 2942 sq ft/ 273.2 sq m.

This charming village house is understood to have 15th Century origins and is Grade II Listed for special architectural and historic interest.
Located in the heart of a sought after Meon Valley village, Greta House is an attractive property, fronted by a colour washed Georgian façade.
In recent years it has been sympathetically restored with a light touch which has preserved the many fine period features including original working shutters in the principal reception rooms.

ACCOMMODATION
Double front doors open into an impressive hall with encaustic tiled floor and an elegant cantilevered staircase.
Doors from the hall lead to a family room with a wood burning stove, sash window with working shutters and moulded plaster coving, built in storage cupboard and bookshelves.
Leading from the opposite side of the hall is the bookshelf lined study, with cast iron fireplace and sash window with shutters .
An inner hall leads to the drawing room which has a deep Georgian window overlooking the rear garden. The focal point of the room is a large stone fire surround and hearth with an inset wood burning stove complimented by the vaulted ceiling and moulded plaster coving
Doors from the sitting room lead to the conservatory, garden, and back to the inner hall.
A walkway from the hall connects to the kitchen which is equipped with eye and base level units and a central island with granite work surface. A stable door leads to the rear garden and there is a step down to the dining area which has a sash window to the front aspect and below a glass viewing panel, a well with original pump mechanism.
A door from the dining area leads to a further lobby and stair to the cellar.
There are two staircases leading to the first floor, the main stair well leads from the entrance hall and offers access to the landing which enjoys a fabulous view of the garden.
There are five good sized bedrooms, all with sash windows. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and fireplace. A small family bathroom is located along the landing and a separate WC sits across the hall. Permission has been granted for internal alterations to create a new first floor family bathroom and to enlarge the existing breakfast area by removing the existing shower room and stairs. Planning reference: SDNP/16/01270/LIS

OUTSIDE
The garden lies to the rear of the house and has been planted to provide a most attractive feature with colour all year round and a backdrop of old flint walls. There is a pretty sunken stone terrace with steps leading up to a very secluded lawn and well stocked borders. Elsewhere in the garden there are raised vegetable beds, a professional greenhouse with power and water and two ponds.
There is also parking to the rear of the property.

The Location
Greta House lies just south of the centre of the unspoilt Meon Valley village of Droxford which in turn is surrounded by some of the finest countryside in Hampshire. There are first class amenities within the village including a local store and post office, primary school (further school at the nearby village of Meonstoke), church, garage, doctor's surgery and two pubs including the award winning Bakers Arms. The local villages of Bishop's Waltham and Wickham offer further comprehensive amenities and there are mainline railway stations serving Waterloo at both Petersfield and Winchester. Southampton International Airport is situated just off the M27 together with a further railway station. The village is served by Meonstoke Infant School which leads to Droxford Junior School; both considered outstanding by Ofsted. There are several golf courses nearby and easy access to excellent sailing in the Solent and on the Hamble. Some of the country's best chalk stream fishing takes place on the rivers Meon, Itchen and Test. The South Downs National Park provides a network of bridleways and footpaths for both equestrian and walking pursuits which include the South Downs Way and The Wayfarers Walk.
TENURE: Freehold
SERVICES: All mains services. Oil fired central heating.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Winchester City Council
COUNCIL TAX BAND: G

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