A truly exceptional detached residence perfectly positioned within its tranquil garden and grounds that extend to circa 1 acre in a secluded but central location in the sought after village of Winterslow.
Woodlands has been considerably extended and reimagined by the current sellers and now boasts highly versatile and spacious accommodation, amounting to circa 3200 sq. ft. and perfectly suited to families and couples alike. The flexible, modern accommodation is set over two floors. Whilst great care has been paid to maintaining the charm of the original cob cottage, there is an immediate sense of scale upon entering the home. The welcoming entrance hall gives access way to all principal reception rooms. To the rear is the heart of the home open plan kitchen/dining/family room. This stunning space is flooded with natural light from the glazed roof lanterns and spans the majority of the rear of the home. Bi-folding glass doors fully retract to give unrestricted access to the rear terrace and gardens beyond, creating a wonderful sense of bringing the outside in. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with handmade units under stone work surfaces, an AGA and a secondary oven with further integrated appliances. The expansive central island provides additional storage, an induction hob, work surfaces and is an ideal casual dining space. The kitchen is open to the dining area with ample space for a substantial dining table and a comfortable family sofa area. The superb triple aspect formal sitting room is beyond and has an open natural stone hearth. In addition there is a cosy snug with a log burning stove, a sizeable study or 5th bedroom, a useful utility room and a cloakroom.
On the first floor there are four generous double bedrooms. The exceptionally large dual aspect master bedroom is at the rear and has a comprehensive range of built-in wardrobes and a beautifully appointed en-suite shower room. There are a further two en-suite bedrooms and the remaining bedroom is serviced by a modern family bathroom.
Homes of this position, standard of finish and size seldom come to market. A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the accommodation and gardens available.
The property is set in the pretty rural village of Winterslow surrounded by picturesque countryside ideal for enjoying various rural pursuits such as walking, riding and cycling. The Winterslows are located approximately six miles north east of the Cathedral city of Salisbury which has excellent recreational facilities including a cinema, leisure centre, arts centre and theatre. The city also offers a thriving shopping centre and traditional market with a good train station offering London Waterloo in approximately 83 minutes. Grateley Station is 9 miles to the north of Winterslow and also offers fast links to London. Salisbury has a wide choice of primary and secondary schools, including both grammar schools, which boast excellent Ofsted reports and Farleigh. There is easy access to the A303 and Winchester. Winterslow itself offers a fantastic range of local amenities within close proximity including a village shop, post office, doctors' surgery, pub, churches, a modern village hall and two large recreation grounds. There is also a wonderful pre-school group and a local primary school, Winterslow C of E Primary School.
The extensive gardens and grounds are a particular feature of this substantial family home.
The property itself is positioned to the front of its plot with ample parking for multiple vehicles on a gravel driveway. There is an integral double garage with electric up and over doors, and a personal door leading into the kitchen and also to the garden. The garden wraps around the side and rear of the home, extending to circa 1 acre. The tree lined positon allows for ultimate privacy whilst still enjoying a sunny south easterly aspect. The large natural stone terrace at the rear of the home provides an ideal outdoor entertaining and dining space. Beyond the grounds are divided into manageable 'garden rooms'. The mature lawn is flanked by contoured floral beds and borders and specimen trees. There is an ornamental pond with sculpted architectural hedging. There is a glorious floral garden with a central pathway through wide herbaceous borders and arched entrance. Beyond there is a kitchen garden with multiple raised beds, a large cedar greenhouse and a further extensive area of lawn that leads into a small wooded area, currently used to keep chickens.
The large heated swimming pool is to one side behind hedged borders boasting a further degree of privacy, and has a hydraulic safety cover to provide complete protection. There is a large summer house that has power and electricity.
A garden of this size is a true rarity in this much sought after village.
Salisbury – 9.3 miles (London Waterloo from 83 minutes); A303 – 15 miles; Winchester – 18.2 miles; Southampton Airport – 22.2 miles (Distances are approximate)