The property was originally built in 1960 and now requires modernisation and improvement. It is being offered for sale for the first time and has no forward chain therefore offering the opportunity of a prompt completion date. The location was once an orchard and now comprises just five individual houses only one of which has been sold since they were first built some sixty years ago. Subject to the necessary planning consents there is exciting potential to create a substantial family home of enviable proportions in a secluded position in one of Chilworth's most highly aspired to locations.
The entrance vestibule has full height glazed panels towards the front garden and opaque glazed doors open to the hall and the cloakroom that is positioned on the left. The hall has an open aspect to the dining room where a hardwood open tread staircase ascends to the first floor and the stone chimney breast creates a focal point for the room. There is wood block flooring, a door on the left links to the kitchen and full height/width glazed panels offer stunning views over the rear garden. A wide opening provides a superb social flow through to the sizeable lounge where double glazed sliding doors and full height/width glazed panels and the side aspect window ensure excellent natural light and offer delightful views. The stone chimney breast incorporates an open grate and was a wide slate hearth. The kitchen comprises a range of dated wall and base units with a wide wooden draining board incorporating a single bowl sink unit and a mixer tap. Fitted appliances include a four ring electric hob and a double oven/grill with dual aspect windows providing an abundance of light. A deep larder offers useful storage space and an adjacent walk in cupboard. On the left a door leads to a covered side storage area.
The first floor landing has hardwood flooring and a wide front aspect window with a leafy outlook. There is a shelved cupboard and a linen cupboard. The main bedroom boasts an enchanting view over the rear garden. Two double wardrobes and a central shelved cupboard adorn one entire wall. The en-suite shower room is dated and will require replacement. Bedroom two is positioned on the right of the first floor layout and enjoys a similar view. Bedroom three has a fitted desk, shelving and a low level cupboard together with garden views. Bedroom four has a side view with a leafy outlook and the added benefit of a fitted single wardrobe. The family bathroom also has a dated three piece suite and requires modernisation.
The property sits on a magnificent plot of 1.8 acres in size that is the largest in The Orchard and enjoys the best position. The in and out driveway provides off road parking for numerous vehicles and the central lawn has mature shrubs and trees. The attached single garage has an automated up and over door, a rear aspect window and a door at the rear. Paving on the left leads to a large shed found on the left boundary. A covered side area has a cupboard housing the controls for the electric underfloor and night storage heating. A further double cupboard provides a coal store and tool shed with an outside tap installed.
The paved terrace that extends across the full width of the house came from a London street and the low stone walling originated from the steeple of Hursley church. The veranda provides welcome shade on hot sunny days and southerly and westerly views offer a picturesque scene. The undulating grounds comprise mainly a private extensive lawn with a host of mature shrubs and trees that include rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas that create a stunning display of spring blossom. The abundant natural areas of trees and shrubs are home to numerous species of wildlife and offer a lush verdant vista with mature woodland found beyond the rear boundary.
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.