This unique period property is set in rolling grounds and paddocks of approaching 8 acres. The setting for this delightful home really is the jewel in its crown. Such a setting is a rare find on
the open market; indeed this particular property has been in the same family for in excess of 40 years. The accommodation belies a home of its period, and the original chapel itself is without doubt the room of note; the vaulted ceiling, excellent proportions and triple aspect with wood-burning stove help create this wonderful space for both family and entertaining. The kitchen opening up to the timber conservatory is a more informal space for day-today living and looks out to the spectacular gardens beyond. There are two further reception rooms which provide a ‘cosier’ feel more suited to winter evenings and smaller gatherings.
The first floor has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Both bathrooms have been beautifully and thoughtfully refurbished and the bedrooms all provide built-in storage. The house provides an opportunity and scope for its next custodians to further extend and grow (subject to the necessary
consents) the existing footprint whilst not losing its clear and apparent charm.
Northington itself is a highly desirable hamlet situated just 8 miles north east of the cathedral city of Winchester. It borders the Candover Valley, and is just four miles from the edge of the
South Downs National Park, both of which are renowned for wonderful countryside and a plethora of country pursuits. The nearby Georgian market town of Alresford is famed for its
pretty streets lined with 18th century houses, cottages, boutique shops, independent retailers, cafes, pubs and everyday stores. The River Arle flows through the town and on into the River Itchen with a number of beautiful riverside walks and the watercress meadows nearby. Despite the tranquil setting, the house is well positioned for the M3, A31 and A34 road networks which provide
access to the South Coast, London and the Midlands. Fast rail links to London can be found at Winchester, Basingstoke or Alton, whilst for travel further afield Southampton International Airport
is just 20 miles away providing domestic and international flights. There are a number of excellent educational facilities locally including Winchester College, St. Swithun’s School, Pilgrims, Princes Mead and Peter Symonds sixth form college.
Set away from the road and down a gated and gravelled driveway, the house is beautifully tucked away from the rest of the world. The driveway provides ample parking for several cars and in turn
gives way to a triple garage (with outline planning consent for two bedrooms to be built above as ancillary/guest accommodation). Iron gates and stone steps lead you down to the house and awe
inspiring views of the gardens beyond. The house sits marvellously in its grounds which have been tended to with experience and care over many years. The main garden is made up of rolling lawns interspersed with mature trees and plant borders. These give way to fenced paddocks with wonderful meadow like planting and river access and views into the distance of local bird and wildlife. Set in the gardens to the side of the house is a wonderful folly style outbuilding providing further accommodation for either visiting guests, or as an ideal spot for those who may work from home or wish to have ancillary accommodation to cater for other needs.
Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
further 3 bedrooms