Über Southdown Road, Shawford, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21
A most impressive character family house, well modernised and recently extended within a superb garden.
6947 Sq ft 5 Receptions Gym & Indoor Pool Kitchen/breakfast room 8 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms Double garage Garden Cartersland is one of the most impressive and attractive family houses in Southdown Road which is understood to have been built in 1936 and is constructed of brick, part timber framework with part rendered, part colour-washed and part herringbone brickwork infill and part tile-hung elevations beneath a tile roof, incorporating for the most part leadlight windows. Since 2009 a two storey extension has been added, linking the main part of the house to the pool complex, providing first class additional accommodation which could be self-contained if required.
Over the years there has been extensive remodelling of the kitchen, re-wiring and within the last seven years a new condensing boiler has been installed. Most recently a new family bathroom has been installed as well as a new en-suite with dressing room to the master bedroom. The pool complex has been modernised with bi-folding doors opening out on to the terrace and garden and has a separate shower room.
There is an office/study in the extension which would suit a small company set up, with a large number of sockets/computer outlets. All three bedrooms in the extension have CAT 5 TV cabling.
The accommodation is traditionally laid out with all principal rooms having an attractive outlook over the delightful garden and there is excellent scope to extend the existing accommodation into the very large roof space (subject to the usual planning and building regulations).
The garden extends to approximately ¾ of an acre and, like the house, has been well maintained by the present owners. To the front there is a pavioured in and out drive, with traditional flower beds and a formal pathway lined with standard roses and lavender plants, bounded by a mixture of hedging and cherry trees. The main south-facing garden lies to the rear of the house bounded by mature hedging giving good seclusion and privacy with a further vehicular access onto Southdown Road. Along the rear aspect is a large paved terrace interspersed with Mediterranean style planting providing a first class entertaining area extending down to the outside of the swimming pool complex, beyond which there is a good sized area of lawn with feature cedar and a selection of other ornamental trees.