A superb family house restored to the highest standards, situated on the edge of this popular town close to the New Forest.
Bowerwood House is a handsome country house which is believed to date from the 16th Century in parts. Over the centuries it has been gentrified with the addition of a stunning Georgian wing. It has mellow painted brick and brick elevations clad with roses and clematis under a slate roof. It is not Listed.
An impressive pillared portico with wide front door leads into the hall with a charming canterlevered staircase. Internally the property is presented beautifully and the accommodation flows well, ideal for entertaining or family living alike. The Drawing Room within the Georgian wing is an impressive room with fire places at either end, tall sash windows and good ceiling heights typical of the period. The Kitchen / Breakfast Room has bespoke fitted cupboards with granite and oak worktops, built in larder cupboard, Alpha oil fired range (does hot water and central heating), central island and built in dishwasher. Beyond is the Dining Room with its pretty inglenook fireplace which makes it an ideal winter room. There is a good sized utility room, separate boot room and cellar.
On the first floor there are 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, which include an excellent master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite shower room. Please see floor plans for room layouts and dimensions.
The property is approached through a wooden five bar gate over a sweeping gravel drive to a turning and parking area on the western side of the house. Adjoining this is a triple garage and gym. To the east is a range of outbuildings and a further entrance from Ashford Road. The attractive former coach house has been partially rebuilt, including full repointing, new windows and a new roof. This has great potential and had planning permission to convert into 2 holiday cottages.
Gardens and Grounds
Extensive lawns surround the property on all sides and together with the magnificent trees provide a lovely setting for the house. Along the western boundary, there are numerous mature chesnut, oak, beech and firs carpeted with bluebells in the spring. In the north western corner is a Summer house and raised decking area which takes advantage of the stunning views to the west. To the rear of the house is a flagstone terrace flanked by herbaceous borders with box hedging and pergola with wisteria. In all the garden and grounds extend to about 2 acres.
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Beautifully restored family house with superb views to the westCharlie Stone