In a fabulous elevated position with spectacular views this charming period house is set in over 10 acres with exceptional equestrian facilities.
Drawing room, Dining room, Study, Kitchen/family room, Conservatory, Utility room, Cloakroom
4 Double bedrooms, 3 Bath/shower rooms.
Extensive outbuildings (including stables, feed stores, garage, workshop and barns). Swimming Pool, panoramic views gardens and grounds in all about 10.4 acres.
Salisbury 7miles (13km) Romsey 7miles (13km) Southampton 20 miles (33km) M3/M27 15miles (23km) London Waterloo from Salisbury station from 85 minutes.
An elevated position high on the escarpment provides a spectacular setting for this charming country house with panoramic views. Thought to date from the late 19th Century the original house has been significantly extended in the past and in the last 15 years or so the current owners have further enhanced the property by adding the Conservatory, refurbishing the Kitchen and bathrooms and investing heavily in the gardens, grounds and superb outbuildings.
The well proportioned accommodation is attractively presented and organised around a central Reception Hall with a striking tiled floor either side of which are the Dining Room and Study both with open fireplaces. At the other end of the hall there is an elegant Drawing Room with an open fireplace and a wide bay window overlooking the gardens, and to the back of the house but with an equally good view is the superb Kitchen/Family Room, which has a ceramic floor, extensive range of granite top units and an oil fired AGA. Off the kitchen there is a superb modern Conservatory with a practical Boot Room at one end. A useful Utility room and Cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs there are 4 Double Bedrooms and 3 Bath/Shower Rooms (including 2 en-suite). The Master Bedroom with its large balcony, the drawing room and the kitchen are all orientated to take the best advantage of the far reaching views.
The White House is situated high up on Dean Hill the escarpment running between the villages of West Dean and Whiteparish. The house stands in a secluded but not totally isolated position with easy access down into the station village of West Dean to the north and Whiteparish to the south where the amenities include a shop and post office, village school, doctors surgery and a number of public houses. Surrounded by attractive rolling countryside the house is located midway between the towns of Salisbury, Romsey and Southampton making this one of the most sought after areas (and villages) on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. There is excellent walking, riding and cycling all around golf and tennis clubs in the area, racing nearby at Salisbury and Goodwood and the coast is under an hour to the south.
The area is well known for its excellent selection of schools at all levels. Whiteparish is in the catchment area for the Grammar schools in Salisbury and private schools nearby, Farleigh prep school, Winchester and Twyford, as well as Godolphin, Chaffyn Grove and The Catherdral School in Salisbury. Communication links are excellent with good road access to Salisbury and Romsey and easy access onto the A36 bringing Southampton and the other business centres along the M27 and M3 corridors within easy reach. Salisbury and Winchester both have fast regular trains to London, Waterloo.
Please see floorplans for room layout and dimensions.
The gardens and grounds that surround The White House are an important feature of the property. The formal gardens lie in front of the house mainly to the south and east, with a sweeping lawn interspersed with many attractive mature trees and shrubs, a lovely place to sit and enjoy the views. In a discrete corner of the garden there is a heated Swimming Pool and Pool House (with shower and wc). The day to day approach is behind the house where there is a wide tarmac courtyard with parking for numerous cars and a short drive with electric gates out onto the lane.
Beyond the Courtyard there is an extensive range of first class equestrian and general purpose buildings, comprising 3 Loose Boxes, Tack and Feed Rooms, a Carriage/Hay Barn, a Lorry Store and a substantial Workshop and Garage (see floor plans for dimensions). A horse walker and "all weather" tracks compliment the equestrian facilities.
The grounds and woodlands that surround The White House extend to about 10.4 acres including the gardens. Immediately opposite the house and across the lane there are 3 paddocks with post and rail fencing a Field Shelter and water supply. Beyond the stable yard and outbuildings a gate opens into the attractive block of mixed woodland with its all weather tracks and two additional small isolation paddocks.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS:
Please note that unless otherwise stated all fixtures and fittings are specifically excluded from the sale.
Wiltshire Council: Salisbury (01722) 336272
Band G. £2467.63 (2012/13)
Please note the property is not listed.
Mains electricity is available at the property. Private water supply and drainage (septic tank). Oil fired central heating and AGA
Leave Salisbury heading southwest on the A36 towards Southampton turning off onto the A27 towards Whiteparish and Romsey. Once in the village of Whiteparish turn left after the shop into Dean Lane and continue out of the village following the lane right up to the top of Dean Hill. At the top of the hill turn left onto the byway and The White House is the second property on the left.