An impressive family house set within about 2 acres at the heart of Old Bursledon with views towards the River Hamble.
The property is an interesting family home designed by architect Oliver Hill, who was a student of the renowned Edward Lutyens and is named by the 20th Century Society as one of six Great Britons.
The house was built in 1935 in a Dutch colonial style and offers a superb living environment, ideal for larger families with its fabulous gardens and generous accommodation. At ground floor level there are three main reception areas including a fabulous sitting room with woodblock floor, stunning views out over the gardens and a fireplace. Linking off through here is the dining room, which provides further reception space for the more formal occasions. The kitchen area is comprehensively equipped with a range of floor and wall mounted units with cupboard and drawer sections and work surfaces over. An attractive central island provides a breakfast bar area, with inset sink and further storage space. This kitchen is well equipped, and opens out on to the breakfast room area which provides excellent space for everyday entertaining, and opening out onto the family room makes it an ideal everyday living space. There are some fine views to be had from this open plan room, and with doors on to the substantial rear terrace, makes it the perfect space for entertaining.
At first floor level there are a total of six bedrooms, of which four have en suite facilities (one with a Jack and Jill arrangement). There is also a separate family shower room. The largest bedroom at first floor level could equally be used as a potential games room/annexe apartment, as it has a kitchenette in one corner with en suite facilities.
At second floor level there is a superb studio room, which would make a magnificent guest/ principal suite. There is also an office at this top floor level which has plumbing in place to turn into a bathroom.
The property is approached via wrought iron gates which open out onto the magnificent sweeping drive, which leads down to the parking and garage areas. Whilst there is garaging immediately next to the house with a utility room and plumbing, there are also garages up towards the top of the drive, providing perfect space for parking of vehicles and also storage areas.
The principal gardens sweep around to the side of the property, providing a fantastic expanse of lawned areas and a particularly attractive backdrop. The large terrace, which is accessed off the breakfast room and family room, is an ample space which again provides a great area to entertain and relax. There are fine views to be had from this vantage point across the gardens and paddock beyond, and in the distance the River Hamble meanders out to Southampton water.
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This is one of the most sought after locations near the Hamble River.Giles Muddle