A stunning family house in an elevated position on the edge of this popular Test Valley village.
Upcote is a handsome Edwardian detached family house located in an elevated position on the edge of the village of Chilbolton with far-reaching views over the Test Valley. The house offers generous and well-proportioned accommodation over two floors with the addition of a superb cottage and excellent outbuildings including a large equestrian complex. The house is approached over a tarmac driveway through brick piers with electric gates that leads up to the property and on to the gravel drive. Terminating adjacent to the front of the house this area provides a perfect parking and turning area in front of the garaging. The house itself is approached through a welcoming large reception hall with a staircase to the first floor and doors to the principal reception rooms. A large opening leads through to the superb drawing room, a double reception room with two bay windows and double doors leading out to the south westerly elevation. This room is perfect for entertaining with its open plan arrangement to the hallway which itself provides access through to the dining room and sitting room. The sitting room is an exceptionally comfortable room with a feature fireplace with panelling to either side and built-in book shelving along one wall and a door to the outside, a perfect room for a cosy evening. There is a large family/dining room with three sets of double doors that lead out on to the terraced areas and an opening through to the kitchen/ breakfast room. In addition there is a separate study and cloakroom which can be found off the main reception hall. The kitchen/breakfast room is of a very good size and has a range of fitted units with work surfaces over and an Aga. Beyond the kitchen is a rear hall with utility, cloakroom and boot room as well as a secondary staircase that leads up to the first floor, bedroom five and the games room.
On the first floor there is a principal bedroom suite with adjoining dressing room and shower room from which doors lead out on to a balcony. There are four further bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate shower room. Beyond bedroom five is the rear staircase and a door through to the large games room.
Externally the property benefits from a large triple garage 25'7x19'11 with two door openings and an attached garden store with double doors. The gardens to the property are substantial and beautifully tended with a wide variety of attractive specimen trees and shrubs. Wonderful beech hedgerows to the front, hornbeam hedgerows to the manège and a superb avenue of cherry trees. Adjacent to the side of the house accessed from both the family/dining room and the sitting room is a large entertaining terrace. Beyond this are the formal gardens and lawns which are terraced in areas and provide an interesting and mature setting for this superb property. Steps lead up from the lawn to a tennis court and there is a kitchen garden behind the cottage.
Opposite the house is the attractive detached cottage offering two bedroom accommodation with a large kitchen/living room and has double doors leading out on to the kitchen garden area. There is a small reception hall and a good sized shower room. Attached to the cottage is an Alitex greenhouse.
The equestrian facilities at the property are first class with an excellent stable yard incorporating a stable block with five loose boxes, feed store shelter and machinery store with a separate tack store situated to the rear. The property also has the benefit of a manège 50 x 25 metres. The paddocks surrounding the property are well draining and fenced with superb views over the Test Valley.
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Far reaching views, a separate cottage and great equestrian facilities, a perfect Test Valley family home.Steven Moore