- Approx. 7900 sq ft
- 4 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room, utility
- 7 Bedrooms
- 6 Bathrooms
- Playroom/living room
- 1 bedroom annexe
- Indoor pool, double garage
- Gardens & grounds of about 2 acres
An attractive detached family house constructed to a high specification in a traditional style with brick elevations beneath a slate roof. The spacious internal area extends to approx. 7900 sq ft and is designed with an abundance of entertaining space.
The impressive central hallway with wooden staircase links to a number of rooms including the naturally light bespoke kitchen with vaulted ceiling and tri-fold doors with windows above opening onto a large terrace. This contemporary kitchen is, undeniably a central feature of the home with handmade American walnut wall and floor units with a fabulous horseshoe shaped central island with breakfast bar, sink and induction hob. Integrated appliances include 2 Miele dishwashers, Sub-Zero & Wolf double oven, warming drawer, microwave and fridge/freezer. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large utility room with a sink unit, space for white goods and access to both the garden and the double garage and a study with access to the front.
The remaining reception rooms include a large family/sitting room with 2 large bay windows and French doors to the garden and the drawing room also with a bay window, fireplace and double doors accessing the pool area and a cloakroom. There is a further cloakroom just by the kitchen.
Upstairs there are five generous bedrooms. The large master bedroom has a dressing room, ensuite bathroom with a free standing bath and a balcony accessed from both the bedroom and the bathroom with views over the garden. The remaining bedrooms, all doubles, offer fitted cupboards and ensuite shower rooms with the 3rd and 4th bedrooms sharing a bathroom. Two of the bedrooms also have balconies enjoying views of the garden.
On the top floor there is a further bedroom with eaves storage, a playroom/living room with built in cupboards and shelving and a bathroom.
The self-contained annexe, comprising a bedroom/sitting room/kitchenette and bathroom, has its own private access from the front of the house or via the pool area.
The wooden flooring in the hallway, drawing room and family/sitting room is American walnut and there is Jerusalem stone in the kitchen and utility.
Durley is an attractive and sought-after village with two public houses, a primary school, village hall and church. A more comprehensive range of facilities can be found in the market town of Bishop's Waltham including shops, cafés and restaurants. The area is surrounded by stunning countryside with excellent footpaths, woodland walks and riding.
Transportation links are excellent, with access onto the M27 coastal motorway just to the south which connects to all parts of the country including London via the M3 motorway and train services from Southampton Parkway railway station about 7 miles away with regular trains to London Waterloo.
The cathedral city of Winchester is about 9 miles away with a range of shopping and leisure facilities including a theatre, cinema, tennis and squash club, a number of restaurants and bars together with a mainline railway station serving London Waterloo in about 1 hour.
The area is surrounded by stunning countryside with excellent footpaths, woodland walks and riding.
There are a good selection of state and private schools in the area including Twyford Preparatory, Pilgrims, Prince’s Mead, King Edward’s, Winchester College, St Swithun’s and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College.
Double electric gates open onto a sweeping gravel driveway leading to a circular area at the front of the house, with plenty of parking. Either side of the drive are lawned areas with mature trees, shrubs and hedging
The rear garden is completely enclosed and private with a large paved terrace outside the kitchen, a level lawn bordered by mature shrubs and trees and access into the pool area.
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