5 bed detached house for saleSmugglers Lane, Monkwood, Alresford, Hampshire SO24
Points of interest
- Ropley Church of England Primary School1.2 miles
- Four Marks Church of England Primary School1.7 miles
- Alton6.7 miles
- Petersfield6.8 miles
These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.
Features and description
- Five bedrooms
- Four reception rooms
- Bespoke kitchen/breakfast room
- Grounds extending to 1.32 acres
- Set in a prime location
- EPC Rating = E
The Old Farmhouse is an attractive historic home set in a delightful location within grounds of 1.32 acres. The property comes with five good bedrooms on the first floor including a principal bedroom with en suite bathroom with jacuzzi, a guest bedroom with en suite shower room and the remaining three bedrooms serviced by a family bathroom. A staircase leads up to the second floor games room.
At ground floor level there is an entrance hall which provides direct access through to the dining/family room with high ceilings and is a great space for everyday living and formal entertaining. The adjoining kitchen/breakfast room features a bespoke Searle & Taylor kitchen with a comprehensive range of units with integrated appliances, a fitted dresser unit, and space for a table and chairs. This is a fabulous living space with access to the utility room, cloakroom and stairs to the first floor. A light and airy garden room runs across the south of the property and enjoys an outlook over the garden with double doors giving direct access outside. The formal drawing room is of generous proportions and comes with a wealth of exposed ceiling timbers as well as a large central fireplace housing a log burner, a great room for larger families. At the far end of the property is a home office/study, second utility room and a cloakroom, as well as a useful back door.
The property is approached via a double 5-bar gate, which opens to the driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles as well as access to the barn. There is planning permission in place for the conversion of a barn into a large garage and additional annexe accommodation (East Hampshire District Council, planning application ref: 27778/002 and 27778/007).
The gardens lie to the south of the property and include a terraced area offering great space for outdoor entertaining. The gardens provide an attractive back drop and a pathway leads up through the garden to the paddock area which has been attractively planted and offers some great views over neighbouring fields.
The property is located in Monkwood, an attractive semi-rural location, on the edge of South Downs National Park. The nearby village of Ropley is an active and popular village set in unspoilt rolling countryside and benefitting from a community shop and post office, primary school, church, parish hall, coffee room, sports pavilion and recreation ground.
Schools within the area include the highly regarded primary school, with secondary schools located within Alresford and Winchester. The excellent private schools in the area include Bedales and Churchers School in Petersfield, Prince’s Mead, St. Swithun’s, Twyford School, Winchester College and Pilgrims’ School.
The area is well known for its excellent sporting opportunities including world class fishing on the nearby Rivers Test and Itchen, sailing and water sports on the South Coast, golf at numerous courses in the area including Alresford and walking and riding through the South Downs National Park. Ropley is ideally positioned to give access to Petersfield, as well as the A31, A3 to London via Guildford, or the A31/M3 via link roads. The city of Winchester is approximately 12 miles away and offers a wider range of facilities together with a main line railway station link to London Waterloo in approximately 50 minutes. Alton train station also offers a direct service to London Waterloo. Heathrow Airport is approximately 50 miles away, Gatwick 60 miles away and Southampton International Airport, with its European and UK destinations, only 22 miles distant.
Square Footage: 3,504 sq ft
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