Grade II Listed house in desirable village location

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Dating from the early and late 19th century, Kingfisher House is an imposing Georgian country house, sensitively improved to offer a host of modern conveniences but retaining a wealth of period features, including sash windows with rubbed flat arches and stone cills throughout. The house, which would benefit from some modernisation of kitchen and bathrooms, offers over 2,500 sq. ft. of flexible accommodation arranged over two floors with a single storey wing, making this an ideal family home.

Accessed via a trellis porch, the generous ground floor accommodation flows from the welcoming reception hall, through to the dining room with a fireplace and views of the front garden and into a spacious double aspect sitting room with feature brick fireplace and French doors to the rear terrace. Also on the ground floor is a good-sized study with a wealth of storage.

The well-proportioned kitchen/breakfast room incorporates a range of fitted wall and floor units and modern appliances and boasts a pantry and an adjoining boot room with access to the grounds. A rear inner hallway leads out to a glazed veranda running the entire width of the double storey main residence. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a well-proportioned bedroom with adjoining bathroom, accessed either via a separate door from the rear terrace or from the drawing room.

The property has a spacious cellar accessed from the kitchen.

On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms including the large double aspect master bedroom running the full depth of the house with a feature fireplace, fitted wardrobes and an en suite cloakroom, together with two further well-proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom, all with splendid views.

This property has 1.25 acres of land.

Outside

Set within a good-sized plot, Kingfisher House is set back from a quiet lane and boasts a well-maintained front garden with a central gravel path leading to the front door bordered by lawn and a variety of mature shrubs and plants.

A separate driveway leads to a spacious gravelled area by the detached garage and store room, with plenty of turning and parking space for multiple vehicles. The rear garden is laid mainly to level lawn with a border of mature shrubs and trees, lending privacy to the setting, and incorporates a vegetable garden with greenhouse and shed. There is also a small wood store at the far end of the patio.

Situation

Lying to the north east of the Test Valley market town of Romsey and to the south west of Winchester, Ampfield is an exceptionally popular village with a thriving community. It is one of the area’s most desirable rural villages with day to day amenities including a reputable primary school, church, village hall, children’s nursery, golf course, pub and a choice of restaurants, the whole surrounded by stunning countryside including Ampfield Wood, with its excellent footpaths and woodland walks.

The nearby market town of Romsey provides a range of amenities including schools, shops and restaurants with the larger cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury providing more extensive facilities. The area is renowned for its country pursuits including excellent riding, beautiful walks and superb fly fishing in the Test Valley. The property is perfectly located for access to the south coast and its sailing opportunities with further outdoor pursuits in the nearby New Forest. Transportation links are excellent, with connections via the M27 to the M3 and in turn with the A34 and A303 to the north providing excellent access to the west country. Railway stations at Romsey and Winchester provide first class access to London Waterloo and Southampton International Airport is within easy reach.

The area has a number of state primary and secondary schools including Ampfield CE Primary School and The Romsey School as well as a wide range of independent schools including Hampshire Collegiate, Stroud School, Norman Court, King Edwards, Godolphin, Winchester College, St Swithun’s and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College in Winchester.

Directions

From Winchester take the A3090 to Hursley/Romsey. Follow this road for about 5.2 miles then turn right onto Chapel Hill and then left onto Knapp Lane where the property will be found on the right hand side.

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Other features

  • 2699 sq ft
  • 3 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, pantry
  • Cellar
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms & shower room
  • Double garage, store, wood store
  • Gardens of about 1.25 acres

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Ref: WNR170135

Knapp Lane, Ampfield Romsey Hampshire SO51

Guide Price
£1,150,000

Ref: WNR170135

Knapp Lane, Ampfield Romsey Hampshire SO51

Guide Price
£1,150,000