West Dean

£700,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
An imposing period home with origins dating back to 1670, but principally of Victorian construction, nestled in the heart of this quintessential English village offering substantial accommodation approaching 3,000sq ft.

Owners Comments

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to restore this period home to its former glory whilst adding something special from the modern era to enhance the living space. A great family home and wonderful entertaining space were we have enjoyed so many dinner parties and gatherings with friends and family.”

“The lovely countryside that surrounds the village is any dog owners dream and we have walked for miles with our 3 dogs. Having the small train station on your doorstep has been invaluable with such effortless journeys into Salisbury, Romsey & Southampton and on the odd occasion to the pub restaurant one stop down the line!”

Introduction

Having been thoughtfully extended and arranged over three floors the property has benefitted from a full professional interior design to include an extravagant programme of works sensitively completed to retain the elegant charm of its era. The well-proportioned accommodation comprises five bedrooms, two with luxury ensuites and three reception rooms. The fully refurbished Aga stands proud as the focal point to the open plan kitchen dining room which flows into the stunning Orangery overlooking the south facing gardens. The gardens feature a splendid studio which could easily be utilised as a home office or gym. In addition, an area of hardstanding would be an ideal venue for the erection of a garage subject to the usual planning permissions. Positioned within the centre of the village and its strong community, this delightful home enjoys excellent local schooling for all ages both in the state and private sectors also falling within catchment of the highly regarded Salisbury grammar schools, and is just a moments walk to the West Dean train station.

Description

A hardwood door opens to the pretty entrance porch with quarry tile flooring and a door leads to a welcoming entrance hall with cloakroom and under stairs storage. The charming sitting room enjoys a dual aspect and is centred upon the elegant Bath stone feature fireplace with Herta woodburing stove and feature oak flooring. The hub of the home is the exceptional kitchen living room offering excellent social space in an open plan styling. Delightfully fitted with an extensive range of units, complementary quartz worktops and Porcelanosa tiled splash backs there are integrated appliances comprising a Bosch dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and space for American style fridge freezer. The oil fired Claret Aga offers its practicality as a heat source whilst also providing a cooking facility and is an attractive focal point although there is a conventional eye level Whirlpool oven and separate grill. There is ample space to accommodate a family dining suite over the Porcelanosa tiled floor flowing through to the Orangery featuring double doors to the garden and additional dining space. There is also a family room and a separate dining room completing the ground floor accommodation. Stairs lead to the first floor landing which is both sizeable and bright. There are four particularly well sized bedrooms, all delightfully presented. The master bedroom is dual in aspect and well provided for with a privileged dressing area. This opens into the ensuite bathroom, contemporarily fitted with a bath, twin wash hand basin, low level WC, separate double shower cubicle and Porcelenosa tiling. A separate generous family bathroom with matching four piece suite serves the further three bedrooms. The third floor hosts a guest bedroom with ample space for bedroom furniture and sofa whilst enjoying a dual aspect and an ensuite shower room. There is a large boarded loft area with ample storage.

Outside

The property is approached via a gravel driveway offering generous parking and turning area. The gardens enjoy a south facing aspect and are divided into two distinct areas partly lawned with a large kitchen garden, raised flower beds and railway sleepers. There is a large 17 foot timber constructed studio, with power, double glazing and insulation making for an ideal office or useful storage facility.

Location

Situated in a picturesque setting, West Dean is an ancient rural village in the Dunn Valley almost equidistant from Salisbury, Stockbridge and Romsey. An outstanding feature of the village and its beautiful surrounding countryside is the wide variety of wildlife, quantities of wildflowers and many hectares of woodland. Amenities in the village include the active village hall, a sports and fully licensed social club and recreation ground. Dean rail station is a 4 minute walk away with trains leaving hourly (13mins to Salisbury, 11mins to Romsey and 25mins to Southampton central). The neighbouring villages of Lockerley and West Tytherley both have village shops and post offices whilst the delightful boutique town of Stockbridge offers a good range of shops, public houses and restaurants. Schooling in the area is excellent, both in private and state sectors with Chafyn Grove, The Cathedral School, Godolphin, Bishops Wordsworth and South Wilts in Salisbury. Commuter links are also good with access to the A303, M3 and M27 all within a short drive and the village railway station taking approximately 2 hours to Waterloo via Salisbury.

Agents Notes

1 the Maltings has been the subject of much improvement by our clients. There is “in keeping” modern sash style UPVC double glazing with oil fired central heating. Drainage is via a shared bio treatment plant with soak away. The rateable value for the property is Band G

Directions

From Romsey take the A27 passing through Shootash and Sherfield English and Whiteparish, turn right at the Parish Lantern into Dean Lane continuing for several miles, turning right at the junction into Moody's Hill follow the road and just before the level crossing the property can be found down a gravel track on the right hand side.

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Charles Powell

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