Whiteparish

£1,495,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
A magnificent Grade II listed residence, believed to have origins dating back to 1602 with accommodation exceeding 9000 sq.ft. set within 1.8 acres of private gardens and paddocks.

Owners Comments

“The barns have been a magnificent venue for many special events. Our best memories are of the hosting of a charity concert including Cleo Laine and Johnnie Dankworth who sang within it.”

“We have been so happy at The Granary for many, many years as it has served us as a family in every aspect but has now become too spacious into our retirement. We really do not want to leave!”

Introduction

The Granary is an impressive country residence comprising a wonderful character family home, a spectacular attached tithe barn, a self contained two bedroom cottage and a separate guest suite offering huge versatility and appealing to a wide range of prospective purchasers that include commercial, equestrian, potential investment or dual occupation, subject to usual planning permission. The delightful family home is beautifully presented having been the subject of great improvement by our clients and retains much of the character and charm associated with its era. The living accommodation of the main house benefits from several reception rooms punctuated by two stunning conservatories at each end of the dwelling. Attached to the home is the breath-taking barn, wholly magnificent with its exposed oak struts and oak framed windows, offering much potential in its usage which could easily accommodate a commercial or residential element, subject to planning permission. The main accommodation is supplemented by a charming yet practical period cottage, self contained with excellent living space along with a separate guest annex. Situated in a secluded position within the village of Whiteparish with excellent commuter access to both Salisbury and Southampton. The Granary enjoys private gardens with outbuildings approaching one acre as well as an adjacent paddock of ¾ acre with stabling.

Description

A grand oak door leads to the entrance porch offering access to the cloakroom with double doors opening into the spacious entrance hall. There is recessed storage to each side of the impressive staircase and ample space for a desk and study area. Steps descend into the imposing drawing room, a beautiful room with exposed beams and timbers and oak flooring flowing through to the stunning “David Salisbury” orangery fusing the period charm with contemporary living in an open plan styling. The ceiling heights in the rooms are excellent for a 17th century home and the drawing room features a galleried landing with skylights affording additional natural light making it a particularly bright space. The orangery is exceptional enjoying views and access across the private courtyard, constructed in Sage painted hardwood, fitted with sun blinds throughout. Further steps descend to the kitchen breakfast room, refitted in recent years with an extensive range of cream painted oak units and Corian worktops enjoying a dual aspect over the gardens and exposed beams and timbers. Integrated appliances include a seven burner, two oven range and grill, dishwasher, fridge and microwave, whilst a brick pillar with wine storage separates the dining area. The kitchen is supplemented by a substantial utility/boot room offering access to front and back gardens in addition to the barn. There are further kitchen storage cupboards, built in fridge freezer and larder.

The living room and sitting room are separated by a feature central brick fireplace with recessed display shelving and open fire. There are once again many period features to remind you of the home's heritage and a door opens into the highly impressive Victorian style conservatory featuring stone flooring which enjoys delightful views and access to the front lawns. This is a wonderful venue for entertaining the largest of families or an ideal relaxation area to enjoy the garden views. It is currently utilised as an impressive dining room.

The first floor also, does not disappoint, vaulted with exposed beams and timbers and a galleried landing overlooking the ground floor. The master bedroom suite hosts a substantial shower room with corner shower cubicle, a large dressing room with generous wardrobe space and a pretty dual aspect vaulted bedroom. The guest suite is equally characterful, once again featuring extensive wardrobe space and an ensuite shower room comprising double shower cubicle, medicine cupboard and further storage. The third bedroom, although featuring its own vanity unit, is served by the elegant family bathroom comprising a free standing, roll top, claw foot bath, bidet, low level WC, sink and airing cupboard.

Barn and Cottage

The attached tithe barn is central to the residence and is simply stunning with original exposed beams and offering a multitude of potential uses. Twin double wooden doors provide vehicular access from the front with two green oak framed glazed panels and double doors opening to the rear. There is substantial office and workshop space separated into several rooms offering excellent versatile commercial usage, subject to planning permission with stairs leading to a vast balconied platform. There is also lapsed planning consent to provide some residential accommodation and plans can be viewed if required.

Cottage

Approached by its own driveway and five bar gate with a private enclosed walled garden Barn Cottage has been beautifully converted and restored in recent years to provide excellent self contained annex accommodation. The modern kitchen breakfast room hosts a range of eye and base level units over tiled flooring with breakfast bar and space for a dining table and chairs. Integrated appliances include a ceramic hob, electric oven and hood with fridge freezer and is supplemented by a utility room and cloakroom. The sitting room with side access is a substantial room enjoying the back drop of the original exposed barn wall and access to the conservatory which offers excellent additional reception room space with a feature of the original well. Upstairs there are two well sized bedrooms each featuring reminders of its era with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams serviced by a separate bathroom.

Annex

The guest annex was refurbished in 2012 and beautifully designed to reflect The Granary's heritage with full width green oak framed windows, slate tiled flooring and exposed ceiling timbers. Centred upon the 24'7ft living room and bedroom, enjoying under floor heating, the annex offers a separate kitchenette with handmade units and wet room with double shower cubicle.

Outside

The property is approached via a private road with automated gates opening into the extensive gravel driveway sweeping to the front of the residence with grounds approaching 1.8 acres in total and a central fountain piece providing a turning circle. The lawns offer an excellent view to the flint and brick walled boundary and are studded with fruit trees. A large cart barn offers storage, vehicular parking and stabling for the adjacent ¾ acre paddock which is separated into two contained by post and rail fencing with separate field shelters.

The rear garden is predominantly lawned with a sylvan backdrop and feature flower borders. There is a private and pretty area of the garden from the orangery which is delightful, enjoying a raised patio area descending to lawns and well maintained borders with an original canopied cart barn converted to provide a wonderful garden entertaining or relaxation venue.

Location

The Granary is ideally positioned, located on the edges of Whiteparish, within easy reach of the excellent village amenities which include the highly reputable Whiteparish Primary School, choice of public houses, village store and doctors surgery. Whiteparish enjoys excellent commuter access, equidistant to Romsey and Salisbury and convenient to Southampton. Whilst benefitting from being catchment of the highly regarded Salisbury grammar schools.

Agents Notes

The property is served by mains gas via two newly installed gas boilers one serving the main house and one for the cottage. There is private drainage via two Klargester septic tanks and the guest annex offers electric underfloor heating.

Directions

From our office in West Wellow take the A36 towards Salisbury passing through the village of Plaitford and Landford. Upon reaching the Brickworth traffic lights, Brickworth Lane can be found approximately 200 yards on the right.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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