Orchard lodge is striking, with attractive aesthetic appeal and substantial accommodation extending to 3788 sqft in total. Retaining much of the character associated with its era, the property features five well-proportioned bedrooms and impressive open plan kitchen living room with twin sets of bifold doors to the sun terrace. The sitting room and entrance hall are reminders of its Victorian grandeur, being impressive in size and many of the rooms benefit from a dual or triple aspect affording much natural light throughout.
The principal accommodation is complemented by the 'Coach House' which is a self-contained apartment above the four-bay garage in which offers splendid guest accommodation and has served as excellent income potential for the current owners. Occupying private gardens approaching half an acre that enjoy all day sunshine, Orchard lodge is both an elegant and practical family home.
A solid oak door opens into the grand entrance hall which features beautiful parquet flooring and painted panelling walls creating a stylish and spacious welcome to this delightful home. Discreet doors open to a refitted cloakroom and cloaks cupboard. Double doors open into the exceptional sitting room which enjoys a triple aspect, centred upon a feature open fireplace. The kitchen living room has been recently extended to enjoy twin sets of bifold doors to the sun terrace creating a lounge, formal and informal dining areas. The kitchen has been refitted with an elegant modern style, hosting generous cupboards, draws and larder space with ample quartz worktops extending into two breakfast bar areas. Integrated appliances include a combi oven, coffee machine and dishwasher. The kitchen is supplemented by a sizeable utility with further storage, plumbing for appliances and a door to the side. A family room/snug completes the ground floor living space. The large landing serves five bedrooms as well as the elegant family bathroom comprising a panelled enclosed bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level W/C and shower cubicle. The principal suite is impressive with a walk through dressing room and generous wardrobe space. The ensuite is exquisite with an ellipse bath and large wet room shower incorporating integrated shelving with courtesy lighting. Bedroom two also features an ensuite shower and fitted wardrobe.
The Coach House
The self-contained apartment above the garage is approached via an external staircase featuring a large living room/bedroom, separate bedroom, shower room and kitchenette and has been successfully let via AirBnB.
The property is approached via automated double gates to a large shingled parking and turning area fronting the double garage and two separate car ports. A pretty picket post fence opens into the large lawns which encompass the house to the front and sides and the property enjoys sunshine all day in the gardens. A feature composite sun deck adjacent to the kitchen living room is an ideal venue to enjoy the sunny southerly aspect. The privacy that Orchard Lodge offers is a real feature of the property.
Braishfield is one of the most highly sought after country villages in the Romsey area offering excellent traditional amenities including a well regarded village school, hall, church and unusually, a choice of public houses. Located just three miles north of the market town of Romsey with its more comprehensive amenities, Braishfield enjoys a strong community spirit and well supported local facilities making it a most pleasant village to live.
Braishfield still fulfils all aspects of village life from its delightful pantry store stocking the essentials through to sophisticated delicatessen to its successful football club formed in 1907 and one of the oldest strictly amateur clubs in England. Famed by the filming of Worzel Gummage, Braishfield offers a friendly and fully inclusive, high achieving school, a village hall, cricket club and choice of village pubs. Its active village diary is well promoted to the residents via its organised and informative community website. A lovely place to live!
The property is served by oil fired heating and mains drainage. It is located in a charming conservation area.
From Romsey, take the Winchester Road, turning left into Braishfield Road. Upon passing Church Lane the property can be found on the right hand side