Bursledon, Hampshire

Guide Price £2,000,000

Fees apply

Information

5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
4 receptions
garages

  • EXCEPTIONAL RESIDENCE WITH IMMACULATE ACCOMMODATION OF OVER 5000 SQ FT
  • CONTEMPORARY OFFICE NESTLED IN GROUNDS
  • GROUNDS OF OVER TWO ACRES
  • ABUNDANCE OF CHARACTER FEATURES
  • FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS
  • FIVE BEDROOMS
  • DOUBLE GARAGE
  • GATED ENTRANCE

Description

An exceptional house in an elevated position at the head of a private lane.

Set amid 2 acres of gardens with front and rear drives, Freehills is a wonderful family home. Together with an impressive detached garden office, it has been completed to an exacting standard.

The House has origins dating back to the Eighteenth Century and under the current ownership it has been subject to a 16 year programme of refurbishment and improvement. All work, both internally and externally has been carried out with meticulous attention to detail.

The five double bedrooms and four reception rooms benefit from character features including high ceilings, travertine and wooden flooring and period style radiators and fireplaces. The reception hall is glorious with polished travertine flooring, oak staircases with twisted spindles and parquet flooring to part. All reception rooms are of impressive proportions; the drawing room centres on a stone fireplace with marble hearth and log burning stove, the dining room has full height fitted bookshelves with low-level cupboards to one wall and a log burning stove. From here double doors lead to a wooden garden room with two sets of French doors leading outside. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with bespoke wooden painted cupboards, granite worktops and a double butler’s sink. There is an electric Aga with companion and to the breakfast end is a log burning stove.

The first floor is split level with five double bedrooms; The master bedroom is dual aspect with wide plank solid oak flooring and French doors leading to a Juliet balcony which overlooks the courtyard.. The en suite shower room is fitted with travertine walls and floor. There are two further beautifully fitted bathrooms. From bedroom 2 a door and staircase leads to a substantial loft space which has been converted providing additional accommodation if needed.

The property is approached via a gated entrance which sweeps around to the extensive parking at the rear. To the front elevation is a delightful block paved courtyard leading to the double garage. The gardens extend to approximately 2 acres in total with formal and informal areas. Immediately adjacent to the rear of the property is an enclosed garden with well stocked terraces and an extensive paved area, perfect for entertaining. Steps lead down to a substantial cellar. Nestled amongst the grounds is a stunning contemporary building clad in cedar with bifold doors and copper gutters and drainpipes. The building is used as an office and benefits from a shower room and ample cupboards. There is also an outside shower. The gardens have an abundance of mature trees, laurels, rhododendrons and extensive areas of lawn.

Bursledon is renowned for its excellent nearby sailing facilities with Swanwick Marina and the River Hamble on the doorstep. There is also a good network of coastal and countryside walks nearby. The property is well positioned for commuters being within easy reach of the A/M27 and M3 road networks and Southampton Parkway train station with fast links to London Waterloo.

Summary of features
Exquisite accommodation extending to over 5000 square feet plus outbuildings and garages
Extensive works carried out in 2007 including new electrics new plumbing and new roof
Underfloor heating to Entrance hall, family room, cloak room, utility room, master bedroom, en suite shower room and family bathroom 1 and garden room
Travertine flooring to entrance hall, cloakroom, kitchen and bathrooms
Wide plank oak flooring to Family room breakfast room, master bedroom
Log burning stove to drawing room, dining room and breakfast room
Abundance of glorious character features retained
Glorious mature grounds of over 2 acres
Stunning contemporary building in grounds currently utilised as an office
Extensive driveway parking and garage in
Gated entrances with intercom system
Sought-after location close to road, rail and airport links

Services
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Postcode SO31 1AB

Local Authority
Eastleigh Borough Council 023 8068 8000
Council Tax Band G

Viewings
Viewings are strictly by appointment through the vendors agents.

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