Braishfield, Romsey, Hampshire So51
An attractive and imposing detached five bedroom family house with spacious light and airy accommodation, all principal rooms are dual or triple aspect and enjoy stunning views over the glorious mature gardens toward countryside and estate parkland beyond, quietly situated on the edge of this popular Test Valley village
A particularly well-situated detached family home, sitting centrally in its plot of over an acre of beautifully landscaped mature gardens. Set well back from the village lane with an impressive 67m long gated drive, Coombe Willow has a southerly rear aspect and offers wonderful views across the surrounding countryside, farmland and estate parkland. Originally built in the late 1940’s by Southampton City architect Newby Vincent, the property was sympathetically extended at either end during the 1980's/1990’s. The architects in fact reclaimed some of the building materials from war-torn Southampton following World War II, of particular note is an ancient stone tablet located in the dining room. Among the many appealing features of this property are the large steel-framed double glazed windows, offering wonderful views of the gardens in all directions. A range of attractive outbuildings including double car port, workshop and log store offer potential for further development.
The property is quietly situated on the northern edge of the village of Braishfield surrounded by farmland and countryside. The village has an excellent primary school, church, new community shop and café, recreation ground, two public houses and village hall, and is only about a 5-10 minute drive (3 miles) from Romsey with its wider range of amenities, including Waitrose, and is also well placed for commuters to Southampton and Winchester. Trains run from Winchester to London in just over one hour. There is access to the M27/M3 just south of Winchester. There is an excellent choice of good schooling in the Romsey area, King Edward IV, St Edward's School, Embley and Stroud School as well as reputable schools and colleges in Winchester and Salisbury.
Twin lantern style lights to either side of braced/ledged hardwood door into:
RECEPTION HALL Turning staircase with exposed balustrade and brickwork to one side rising to first floor. Oak herringbone parquet flooring. Inset coir mat at threshold. Two windows to front aspect. Recess beneath stairwell with cloaks hanging rail and shelf. Latch doors into dining room, study and cloakroom.
CLOAKROOM White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Quarry tiled floor. Window to rear aspect. Shelving.
DINING ROOM (Dual aspect) Attractive brick fireplace housing dual aspect log burning stove (shared with drawing room) with rubbed brick arch and exposed brick chimney breast, display sills and oak seat with storage beneath. Large picture window to rear aspect with views over the main garden. Further window to front aspect. Herringbone oak parquet flooring. Two pendant light points. Panel latch door to side of chimney breast into:
DRAWING ROOM (Fine triple aspect reception room) Fireplace housing dual aspect log burning stove, inset marble surround, hearth and hand carved English oak mantelpiece with central crest. Glazed double doors to side aspect affording long views towards farmland and countryside. Picture window to rear aspect overlooking main garden. Further picture window to front aspect with long views. Pendant light point. Wall lights.
STUDY (Dual aspect) Picture window overlooking main rear garden. Window to front aspect with views towards countryside. Pendant light point. Door to:
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN / FAMILY ROOM
Kitchen Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap and granite drainer. Polished granite work surfaces with similar upstand and ceramic tiled splash back. Range of high and low pastel colour washed cupboards and drawers. Integrated dishwasher and fridge. Eye level Belling microwave with Miele oven/grill beneath. Miele hob with tiled splash back. Timber effect flooring. Windows to front and side aspect, both with views. Opening into:
Large Triple Aspect Family Room Brick fireplace housing electric three oven Aga with traditional double hob (installed in 2017), polished granite sills to either side with cupboard beneath, exposed chimney breast above. Picture window overlooking rear garden. Further window to side aspect. Half glazed door opening onto terrace and rear garden. Two pendant light points. Sheila Maid. Panel latch door into:
UTILITY ROOM Ceramic double bowl sink unit with mixer tap and tiled surround. Roll top work surface with plumbing for washing machine beneath, cupboard above. Quarry tiled floor with coir door mat. Stable door with glazed panel into garden. Window to side aspect. Grant oil fired boiler (installed on 2017). Meter/fuse box.
HALF LANDING Further stairs rising to main landing. Latch door into family shower room.
MAIN LANDING Doors leading to bedrooms and bathroom. Wide window to front aspect with views down the long driveway to countryside beyond. Wall lights. Two doors into large cupboard with slatted shelving, also housing insulated hot water cylinder. Open plan study area with window to front aspect, pendant light point and access via hatch into loft.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (Large dual aspect double bedroom) Picture window at gable end with glorious distant uninterrupted views towards countryside and woodland. Further window to rear aspect overlooking garden and fields beyond. Hatch into loft space. Pendant light point. Latch door into walk-in wardrobe with hanging rail, pendant light and wall lights.
EN SUITE BATHROOM White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled splash back, light/shaver socket above. Panelled bath with tiled surround. Low level WC. Leaded effect window to front aspect. Extractor fan.
BEDROOM TWO (Substantial triple aspect double bedroom) Picture window to rear aspect. Further windows to either side aspect. Two pendant light points. Pine fronted built-in wardrobe cupboards.
BEDROOM THREE (Single bedroom) Picture window to rear aspect overlooking main garden. Full width built-in wardrobe cupboards with sliding doors.
BEDROOM FOUR Window to rear aspect. Built-in single wardrobe cupboard.
BEDROOM FIVE Window to rear aspect.
LARGE FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, light/shaver socket above. Long panelled bath with mixer tap and tiled surround. Low level WC. Window to side aspect. Spot lights.
FAMILY SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, light/shaver socket above. Corner glass/tiled shower enclosure. Bidet. Low level WC. Heated towel radiator. Picture window overlooking rear garden. High ceiling with access to loft space.
Wide splayed access off village lane through an electric five bar gate opening onto a long gravel driveway (67m), bordered on either side by attractive level areas of garden, laid mainly to lawn interspersed with flower and shrub borders and interesting diverse variety of mature specimen trees. The driveway widens in front of the property creating ample parking and turning space and access to:
OUTBUILDINGS Range of weatherboard faced buildings beneath a tiled roof. Central open fronted double car barn with pegged oak framework. Oak barn style double doors to one side leading into:
Large Workshop Light and power connected. Also containing the plant for the private water supply. High vaulted ceiling. Fluorescent strip lighting. Timber mullion window to side aspect.
Single Garage (Opposite side of car port).
Paved path leads round the side of the property to a paved patio area and extension of the outbuilding. Large pegged oak log store with internal door into:
Tool Store Shelving. Vaulted ceiling.
Garden Store Central barn style double oak doors and timber mullion windows to either side. Oil tank.
Attractive long Wisteria walled sandstone terrace area extending the full width at the rear of the house, enclosed by low dwarf brick walling. Steps descend at either end onto:
MAIN GARDEN (Benefitting from a southerly aspect) Level and laid mainly to lawn with substantial well stocked borders containing an tremendous variety of perennials, shrubs and specimen trees. The garden is enclosed on one side by close boarded fencing and to the opposite side and rear by post and rail fencing affording open views beyond.
At the opposite end of the house there is a sunken patio area. A prime spot for a water feature as it is enclosed by an old brick wall with central arch and climbers leading through to the front garden. Rockery area extending beneath an attractive Cedar tree.
Mains electricity. Private water supply (mains supply available). Private drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
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