Whaddon

£775,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Introduction

Encompassed by attractive farmland is this exquisite country farmhouse dating back to 1760 enjoying delightful grounds extending to in excess of ½ acre offering a high degree of seclusion and privacy. This striking period home retains character evocative of its era including exposed timbers, wall ties and a feature open Inglenook fireplace. The characterful features sensitively fuse with many modern comforts showcased by the most impressive kitchen living dining room featuring a corner wood burning stove and twin sets of bi fold doors opening onto the terrace. The enchanting history of this home is immediately evident with every view of the house offering a different yet aesthetically pleasing aspect. Although wonderfully quaint, the accommodation is surprisingly substantial in excess of 2000sqft incorporating a useful self-contained annex with a private walled garden providing an opportunity to derive an income if desired. Whaddon is a picturesque rural village with attractive countryside offering a peaceful yet within walking distance of local amenities in Alderbury and within a short drive of the comprehensive facilities of the medieval city of Salisbury.

Description

Upon entering Whaddon Farmhouse you are immediately immersed in the past with beautifully preserved exposed brick walls and ceiling beams. The modernised open kitchen living room is the undoubted showpiece of this wonderful social space, displaying twin sets of bi folding corner glazing coupled with an impressive vaulted ceiling. The kitchen is equipped with an extensive range of contemporary eye and base level units with complementary white acrylic worktops extending to the large island with breakfast bar ideal for informal dining. High quality integrated appliances including a Neff induction hob, eye level double oven with ‘slide and hide' doors, Zanussi dishwasher and space for an American style fridge freezer. The kitchen is supplemented by a useful utility boot room providing space for further appliances. Discreetly tucked away within an inner hallway is the cloakroom and study which is an ideal venue for a home office. The period features are apparent in the generous sitting room which is centred upon an imposing Inglenook fireplace with inset woodburning stove with door to the terrace displaying the exposed ceiling beams. A small inner vestibule leads to the self-contained annex which derives a healthy return but could easily be utilised as an annex for relatives. There is a kitchenette area with wooden worktops with space for under counter appliances, a contemporary shower room suite and large double bedroom with ample room for associated furniture whilst boasting its own sunny private walled garden. The first floor landing provides access to the four bedrooms, three of which are double in size. The master bedroom overlooks the delightful farmland to the rear of the property, wonderfully bright from the dual aspect, with ample room for storage wardrobes and served by a stylish ensuite shower room. The family bathroom completes the accommodation comprising a matching suite with a large extra deep bath, wash hand pedestal basin and WC and heated towel rail.

Outside

The wonderful grounds measure in excess of ½ acre and for the most part wrap around three elevations of the farmhouse. Tucked away from public view, they comprise a substantial gravelled driveway accessed via the double wooden five bar gates. There is ample room for a double garage subject to planning consents. The gardens are wholly impressive providing a sunny aspect throughout the day, attractively planted with plants, flowers and some specimen trees. It is mainly laid to lawn and featuring an established kitchen garden to ‘grow your own' with a juvenile crab apple orchard and large fruit cage to keep the most avid gardener amused.

Location

The village of Whaddon lies on the southern outskirts of the medieval city of Salisbury near the New Forest National Park. Whaddon enjoys a friendly, sociable community with a range of local amenities including a village shop, Post Office, recreation area, public houses and village primary school. Its proximity to the New Forest National Park offers idyllic dog walking, cycling and wonderful scenery. Although in a delightful semi rural location, Whaddon is ideally positioned for commuting, with easy access to Salisbury, Southampton and via the New Forest to Bournemouth.

Agent Note

The original building dates back to circa 1760 with various alterations and extensions over the centuries. The rateable value for the property is Band G.

Directions

From our offices in Wellow head North onto the A36 heading towards Salisbury. At the start of the dual carriageway take the signpost to Alderbury turning first left. Follow the road to the left and the farmhouse can be found on the right hand side.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

Suite 14d, Chatmohr Estate, Crawley Hill, West Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire

See all properties from this agent

Send me homes like this by email