Upper Mill House
5,630 sq ft(523.04 sq m)
Guide price £2,900,000

MonxtonAndover, Hampshire, SP11 8AP


    Key features

    • Beautifully designed modern country house
    • Impressive tree-lined drive
    • Well proportioned reception rooms
    • Beautiful riverside gardens
    • Indoor swimming pool complex
    • All weather tennis court
    • Separate 2-bed cottage
    • Edge of village location
    • Parkland, pasture and woodland

    A well designed five bedroom country house with a separate two bedroom cottage set in about 25 acres of exceptional gardens and grounds in the heart of the Test Valley.

    About this property

    • Upper Mill House is a contemporary country house, completed in 2008 and set in a secluded, private location. The house has timber-clad elevations under a tiled roof and has been built to make the most of its exceptional, waterside setting with south-westerly views over the gardens and grounds. It is well-presented throughout and has been finished to an extremely high standard with the highest quality materials and fittings.
      The front door opens into a reception hall which leads directly through to a spacious dining hall with French doors opening onto the surrounding terrace. The adjacent drawing room has the finest double aspect over the gardens, French doors to the terrace and an open fire with a Jetmaster fireplace.

      The reception hall leads around, passing a well appointed study with bespoke cabinetry and a cinema room with an Epson projector and screen to access the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is by Smallbone of Devizes with a range of Burr maple cabinets, granite worktops and appliances by Sub Zero, Woolf and Meile. There is a substantial walk in larder and further French doors to the terrace. Adjacent to the kitchen is the back door, cloakroom and link through to the indoor swimming pool. On the first floor there are five double bedrooms, each of which has an en suite bath or shower room. The spacious master bedroom enjoys the best of the views over the gardens, with a triple aspect and a Juliet balcony. There is a substantial dressing room with bespoke wardrobes and a well-appointed en suite bathroom. There is a first floor laundry room, a studio and an office overlooking the indoor pool. There is a secondary staircase to the ground floor. The indoor swimming pool has been beautifully designed with elegant Travertine stone flooring, an arched ceiling with feature lights, a current machine and triple glazed doors opening onto the terrace. There is a changing area with a shower and cloakroom.

      Outbuildings
      There is a substantial double garage with electric doors and an adjacent garden store.

      Gardens and Grounds
      Upper Mill House is approached via impressive security gates which open onto a gravel tree-lined driveway. The driveway leads through pastureland, which has a parkland feel with traditional estate fencing and specimen trees. There is a gravel parking and turning area in front of the house with the cottage
      and garaging located to the north east of the house. The formal gardens are predominantly located to the south and west with sweeping lawns framed by mature trees and the two streams of Pillhill Brook, a tributary of the River Test. To the rear of the house and enjoying a southerly aspect is a large stone terrace, ideal for entertaining and accessed from all the principal reception rooms. The terrace is surrounded by beautifully stocked, mature beds and borders enhancing the fabulous, elevated setting. There is a pretty timber foot bridge crossing the nearest stream which creates a focal point and allows access to the wider waterside grounds and woodland beyond. A second bridge allows for machinery access. Within the gardens to the west is a small orchard and a kitchen garden with a glasshouse and raised beds is located to the east, adjacent to the tennis court. The tennis court is tucked-away, surrounded by box hedging. There are three good blocks of pasture to the north and west of the house, bordering the drive and maintaining privacy from the lane. A grazing licence is in place over the larger two fields and there is a water supply and field shelter.

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    A wonderful riverside house close to the lovely village of Monxton.

    Camilla ElwellProperty agent

    Local information

    • Upper Mill House is located on the outskirts of the popular Hampshire village of Monxton, within the beautiful countryside of the Test Valley. Local amenities including a primary school and public house are found in the neighbouring village of Amport. The area offers many excellent recreational activities including walking, riding and fishing on the renowned River Test. Andover provides a comprehensive range of amenities including four supermarkets and a railway station with regular, direct trains to London Waterloo. The historic cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are also within easy reach. The A303 provides good road access to London and the West Country and links with the A34 for north-south connections. Southampton Airport is just over 30 miles away and London Heathrow 55 miles. The area is known for its well-regarded preparatory and public schools including Farleigh, Rookwood, Twyford, Cheam, Winchester College, St Swithun's, Godolphin
    • and Marlborough College. There are also grammar schools in Salisbury.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From London take the M3 and then the A303, leaving the dual carriageway at the junction with the A343, signposted Salisbury. Continue over the roundabout by the Wyevale Garden Centre and then take the second turning on the right signposted Abbotts Ann. Follow the road into the village and at the T-junction, by the Eagle Inn turn right. Soon after, opposite the village shop, take the left hand turn signposted for Monxton and at the end of the road turn right through the village. Proceed through Monxton and the driveway for Upper Mill House will be found on the right hand side after a short distance.
    • EPC Rating = E