The meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout this impressive property that will appeal to the discerning purchaser seeking a quality residence in Southampton's most aspired to neighbourhood. The exceptional and spacious accommodation boasts four generous reception rooms and a stylish kitchen breakfast room. The superb master suite features a balcony, dressing room and a sizeable en-suite bathroom. The guest bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with two further double bedrooms served by the family bathroom. The second floor provides two double bedrooms and a shower room that are ideal for guests or growing teenagers. Ample parking is provided and the double garage has a convertible loft space, subject to usual planning consents.
Stone cast decorative quoins surround the double entrance doors that open to the stunning reception hall that offers a truly exceptional entrance to this fine property and boasts Travertine tiled flooring. An ornate wrought iron staircase with a turned wooden handrail ascends to the first floor and there is a view up to the part galleried landing. A walk-in cloaks cupboard and intercom entry phone are provided and the cloakroom is positioned to the left of the hall. Approached via three quarter glazed double doors, the lounge displays an air of elegance and charm of its own and is an exceptional reception room. Two sets of French doors have a pleasant outlook and open to the front garden. The limestone mantelpiece has a coal effect fire and is a pleasing focal point for the room. Halogen ceiling lighting is installed and floor sockets allow for reading lamps to be placed adjacent to sofas. Found to the left of the hall is the larger than average study that features Oak herringbone flooring and French doors also open to the front garden. A walk-in cupboard offers excellent storage space. Three quarter glazed double doors extend to the impressive dining room that is more than generous and similarly displays Oak herringbone flooring whilst the decorative marble fireplace has an adjacent gas point. French doors have an attractive outlook of the rear garden and open onto the large terrace. Double doors create a link to the family room that is a superb space for entertaining friends or relaxing with the family as there is an open aspect to the kitchen that ensures an excellent social flow. Travertine tiled flooring has inset sockets for the positioning of lamps and French doors also open to the terrace with an additional door leading to the hall. Comprehensively fitted with a stylish modern range of wall and base units with background lighting with multiple colours available, complemented by Corian work surfaces, the designer kitchen/breakfast room is a notable feature of the property. The matching island unit incorporates a breakfast bar and houses a double bowl sink unit and a mixer tap that provides instant boiling water. Fitted appliances include a five burner gas hob with a griddle and an extractor hood over, an oven/grill, steam oven, microwave combination oven, plate warmer, coffee machine and an American style fridge/freezer. Travertine tiled flooring is evident and French doors open to the terrace and have views over the garden. A walk-in larder cupboard and utility room are positioned to the right where a stable door leads to the side.
The first floor boasts a part galleried landing with a front aspect window and embellished with an ornate wrought iron balustrade and a matching staircase ascends to the top floor. A double airing cupboard offers storage space for linen. The triple aspect master bedroom is of commanding proportions and features French doors opening to the balcony that has enchanting views of the garden and beyond to the Winchester countryside. Double doors lead to the dressing room that is superbly fitted with three double wardrobes and a dressing table. A window offers far reaching views and a door links to the exquisite Travertine tiled en-suite bathroom. Superbly equipped, the deep bath has side mounted taps, a shower mixer attachment and adjacent recessed shelving. There is a close coupled WC together with a bidet and the wash hand basin has mirrored medicine cabinets. A large walk in Travertine tiled shower cubicle has a rainfall unit and a shower mixer attachment. The guest bedroom has a triple aspect and is generous in dimensions with the added advantage of a walk-in wardrobe. The en-suite bathroom displays a deep bath with side mounted taps, a circular wash bowl in a tiled vanity unit, a close coupled WC and a double shower cubicle with a rainfall unit and shower mixer tap. There is a side aspect window and a deep recessed under eaves cupboard provides storage space. Bedroom three enjoys a dual aspect including a far reaching rear view with excellent natural light and two fitted double wardrobes. Bedroom four is a triple aspect room with two fitted single wardrobes and laminate wood flooring. The spacious family bathroom is well appointed with Travertine tiled walls and flooring. The deep bath has side mounted taps and the double shower cubicle has a rainfall unit and a shower mixer tap. There is a wash basin, recessed shelving, two large mirrors, side aspect window, mirrored medicine cabinet, shaver socket and a heated towel rail.
The second floor has an ornate wrought iron balustrade, an airing cupboard and a further store cupboard. Bedroom five has a rear facing oriel bay window with far reaching views together with a side aspect skylight. A deep walk-in wardrobe has access to under eaves storage space. Bedroom six similarly has a rear aspect oriel bay window with far reaching views together with a side aspect skylight. A fitted single wardrobe and under eaves storage space are provided. A walk-in cupboard houses the boiler and a hot water cylinder. Both bedrooms are served by the tastefully appointed central shower room.
Morningside is situated on a plot approaching one acre in size and the leafy lane location provides an attractive setting. Illuminated double gates with an intercom entry phone open to the level gravel driveway that offers excellent parking and turning for numerous vehicles. The matching double garage has an automated up and over door with a vaulted roof space that could be converted to provide a home office or gym, subject to planning.
The rear garden is an outstanding feature and boasts a traditional York flag stone patio that extends across the rear of the house, approached via three sets of French doors. There is ornamental low box hedging, mature hydrangeas and a circular fishpond. Floodlighting, courtesy lighting and an outside tap are installed and wide steps with inset lighting lead down to the garden. Designed for minimal maintenance, the rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn with laurel hedging planted on both boundaries. A log fence has a five bar gate that leads to a further area of the plot that comprises a natural area with ferns and trees.
Chilworth is Southampton's premier residential area, with excellent travel links via the M3 and M27 to London and regional towns/cities, and The Parkway railway station provides a fast route to London Waterloo. There are a variety of golf courses nearby that, along with the Sports Centre, Common and village green/community hall, provide recreational facilities. Romsey and Winchester are within comfortable driving distance, whilst the city centre is four miles to the south and has extensive shopping facilities, numerous pleasant parks and the West Quay shopping and entertaining centre.
This fine property benefits from double glazing, a security system, gas fired under floor heating, a Sonos music system with ceiling speakers, plantation shutters and a central vacuum system.
Head away from Southampton along the A27 and opposite the Chilworth Arms turn right into Woodside. Turn left into Woodside Crescent where the house will be found on the right. (Postcode for Sat Nav purposes SO16 7LD)