Penny Lane, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20
A unique modern country house in an elevated position on the edge of Stockbridge with stunning far reaching views over the Test Valley towards Broughton Down, standing in just under nine acres of gardens and grounds including paddock and a belt of woodland
A substantial family house designed by the renowned architect Robert Adam, and influenced by his clients for whom the house was built and finished in about 2002. The family selected this plot and position on the edge of Stockbridge because of the beautiful open aspect that is enjoyed to the south west over rolling Hampshire farmland and countryside as well as the close proximity of Stockbridge High Street. The house has an asymmetrical Arts and Crafts style with a particular focus on the use of local materials, Michelmersh brick, Hampshire flint, hand-finished tiles, local oak and Purbeck limestone. The new house joins a Victorian brick grain store that was retained originally as a large artist’s studio but which more recently has been converted into a self-contained wing/guest accommodation. The extremely spacious and beautifully appointed accommodation offers flexible family space and is excellent for entertaining. All the first floor bedrooms have recently been updated, each with its own en suite bath/shower room, some with interesting themes including a Turkish plunge pool/wet room and a Japanese inspired soak tub/shower.
The gardens and grounds extend to about 8.7 acres. Surrounding the house is a large garden, the rear having a southerly aspect where there is a ha-ha, croquet lawn and wonderful distant views. The property is approached via a long driveway and there is plenty of parking. Planning permission that is understood to be extant, was granted to further extend the main property creating a three bedroom self-contained element as well as building a detached garage block and detached pool house with changing rooms, shower and sauna. Lying to the front of the house an enclosed paddock area of about 2.5 acres and a belt of deciduous trees of about 2.6 acres with woodland walk.
The property is situated on the outskirts of Stockbridge which offers a broad variety of independent shops, a Post Office, hotels and bars, tea rooms/restaurants, churches, a doctors’ surgery and primary and secondary schools. The Common provides walks next to the River Test, The cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester and the abbey town of Romsey are all within a twenty minute drive, and the A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to London and the West Country. There are also mainline railway stations in Winchester and Andover (both about fifteen minutes’ drive away) as well as Grateley (about ten minutes’ drive) with fast trains to Waterloo.
SCHOOLING AND RECREATION There is excellent schooling (private and state) in the area in addition to the primary school in Amport. Stockbridge has primary and secondary schools; Kings and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College are located in Winchester and there are Grammar Schools in Salisbury. Farleigh Preparatory School is within a short drive; other local public schools include Winchester College and St Swithun’s in Winchester, Godolphin, Chafyn Grove and the Cathedral School in Salisbury. There is excellent fishing on the River Test and a golf course in Leckford as well as two in Andover.
Solid oak double doors into:
SPACIOUS RECEPTION / LONG SPLIT LEVEL HALL / GALLERY Divided by pillared exposed oak framework. Barrel and groin vaulted ceiling. Wide oak staircase rising. Purbeck limestone flooring. Door to rear porch and gardens.
DRAWING ROOM (Impressive dual aspect reception room) Raised entrance area with wide steps into the main room. High vaulted ceiling with impressive queen post trusses, rafters, clasped purlins and wind braces. High eyelet window to side aspect. Oak flooring. Substantial open brick fireplace with chamfered reveals, oak mantel, stone hearth, grate and hood.
SITTING ROOM Open fireplace housing a rolled steel log burning stove on hearth and stone mantelpiece. Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with oak shelving. Bay window with far reaching views. Oak flooring. High ceiling.
FAMILY ROOM (Located near the kitchen) Picture window overlooking the main garden with far reaching views. Oak flooring. High ceiling.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM (Stunning hand-built English Oak kitchen by Romsey Cabinet Makers) Oil fired two oven Aga with traditional double hob and electric companion unit comprising two ovens and four ring Calor gas hob with stainless steel splash and oak mantel above, shelving to either side. Polished granite work surfaces with similar upstand. Range of high and low level cupboards and drawers with storage areas, pull-out trays and a substantial dresser unit. Integrated dishwasher and recycling area. Large integrated fridge with freezer drawer beneath, cupboards and shelving to either side. Central granite topped island with inset stainless steel sink, mixer tap, granite drainer and cupboards/storage beneath. Space for table with solid oak built-in oak pew, cupboards to either side, storage beneath. Full width window overlooking rear garden. Limestone flooring. Steps rise to inner kitchen hall. Oak door into large walk-in larder with granite cold shelf and ample storage/shelving, window.
STUDY (Beautifully fitted) Bay window to front aspect. Corner brick open fireplace housing rolled steel log burning stove on stone hearth with limestone mantel. Oak flooring. Alcove with built-in cupboards and shelving.
UPPER HALLWAY (Linking house and former grain store) Limestone flooring. Second staircase to bedroom suite five. Corner window with seat and distant country views. Oak door to side porch and driveway. Panel doors to basement and cloakroom.
CLOAKROOM White suite comprising wash hand basin and low level WC. Window.
BASEMENT Accessed via stairs. Light and power.
PASSAGEWAY Coat hooks and boot storage. Window. Panel doors into barn room and utility/laundry room.
BARN ROOM (Impressive triple aspect room, ideal for entertaining or as self-contained element or as bedroom suite above)
Kitchen: To one end with stainless steel sink with mixer tap set in marble effect work surface, ceramic tiled splash back, cupboards and drawers above and beneath. Integrated dishwasher. Deep pan drawers. Neff oven/grill. Four ring Neff hob with extractor hood above. Oak topped island with storage beneath. Window. Full height window with stunning westerly views. Space for fridge/freezer.
Living/Dining Area: High vaulted ceiling with window to gable end. Corner cast iron log burning stove.
UTILITY / LAUNDRY ROOM Slate work surface. Stainless steel sink. Recess and plumbing for washing machine, space for dryer. Cupboards and drawers. Polished concrete floor. Window. Doors into plant room, walk-in airing cupboard housing two large pressurised hot water cylinders and slatted shelving, and boiler room housing Grant oil fired boiler.
FIRST FLOOR Half landing with impressive oak mullion bay window to rear aspect with stunning uninterrupted views across the Test Valley.
MAIN LANDING Bay window to front aspect also with country views. Pendant light point for chandelier.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE
Bedroom: (Dual aspect double bedroom) Windows on two aspects with rural views. High vaulted ceiling. Wide steps descend into a luxury bathroom and screened dressing area.
Bathroom: Four claw roll top bath on oak plinth set into a bay window with far reaching south westerly views. Twin pedestal wash hand basins. Marble effect wet area with frameless glass screen, shower and attachments. Low level WC. Traditional radiator/towel rail.
Dressing Area: Large mirror. Oak flooring. Window. Down lighters.
INNER LANDING Two dormer windows to front aspect. Doors to bedroom suites, two, three and four.
BEDROOM SUITE TWO (Large double bedroom) Window to rear aspect with views over the garden and countryside. Hatch into loft.
Bathroom: Granite flooring with large ceramic tiled wet area with shower. Porcelain tiled Turkish inspired plunge pool with mixer tap and bay window above with views over the Valley. Wash hand basin on stand. Low level WC. Further dormer window. T&G panelling. Wall lights and down lighters.
BEDROOM SUITE THREE (Large double bedroom)
Hallway: Dormer window to front aspect overlooking farmland.
Bedroom: Windows to side aspect. Built-in wardrobe cupboard with eaves storage to side. Hatch into loft.
Bathroom: Japanese inspired design. Raised circular soaking tub with mixer tap, shower, curtain and ladder. Wash hand basin on stand. Low level WC. Herringbone ceramic tiled floor. Tiled walls.
BEDROOM SUITE FOUR (Twin bedroom)
Hallway: Storage area.
Bedroom: Window to rear aspect.
Shower Room: Contemporary mosaic tiling. Wet area with shower and attachments. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. Down lighters.
LANDING TWO (approach via second staircase)
GUEST BEDROOM SUITE FIVE
Hallway: Eaves storage. Double doors into a laundry area. Latch door into passage with Conservation sky light. Pocket door into wet room.
Bedroom: (Double bedroom) Velux sky light. Decorative wall panelling. Vaulted ceiling.
En Suite Wet Room: White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Tiled wet area with overhead shower and hand held attachments. Down lighters. Towel radiator.
Gardens and grounds extending to about 8.7 acres including paddock and woodland.
Mains electricity. Private water. Private drainage. Note: No guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge regarding the services or appliances.
DIRECTIONS Post code: SO20 6JJ.