Lockerley

£1,295,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Centrally positioned on a lovely plot extending to 0.6 acres with far reaching views from every window is this imposing country residence nestled on the periphery of the picturesque village of Lockerley and East Tytherley.

Owners Comments

“The setting is so lovely and we can enjoy beautiful views from every window in the house. In the sitting room and kitchen the views across the Lockerley Hall estate are magnificent with glorious countryside and herds of sheep, cows and deer in the adjoining fields.”

“We are so lucky to be able to enjoy beautiful walks straight out of the gates, or stroll to the rejuvenated local pub and watch cricket in the adjoining cricket ground.”

Introduction

Thorncroft is stunning, having been fully refurbished to create luxurious contemporary living extending to 4500sqft including the triple car barn and storage over, offering annex potential, subject to planning permission. Completed to the highest specification to include luxurious sanitary ware to four bathrooms, the property has been cleverly designed to take advantage of the gorgeous views via multi aspects to many of the principal rooms. Originally constructed in the 1930's, the property enjoys a host of magnificent features including the stylish and extensive kitchen breakfast room hosting 7.2 metres of bifolding doors and fully integrated appliances. The vaulted spacious sitting room with feature gable window is supplemented by four further reception rooms and five bedrooms to the first floor.

Thorncroft also occupies a rural setting within this popular village, enjoying extensive immediate walks and is in close proximity to the local pub and cricket ground with easy access to Romsey town centre and its wider range of amenities.

Description

A hardwood door with glazed side panels opens to the entrance porch and a further oak and glazed panel door approaches the imposing dining and reception hall providing a lovely entertainment space and is from where the ground floor rooms radiate. There are so many attractive features about Thorncroft but the showpiece is the stunning kitchen living room enjoying the focal point of a stone feature wall fire and built in TV but benefitting from 7.2m wide bifold doors to the patio and breathtaking views across open countryside. The room is impressive being 9.4m x 7m with a triple aspect, ceramic tiled flooring throughout and extensive contemporary kitchen units with quartz worktops and a central island extending into an oak breakfast bar. The kitchen is fully integrated with an Alpha Range cooker in the chimney recess, Bosch hob with extractor, dishwasher, oven and microwave, wine chiller and 70/30 fridge freezer. More storage to supplement this is available in the utility room which also hosts plumbing for appliances, door to the garden and access to the contemporary downstairs WC.

Equally impressive is the vaulted, well proportioned sitting room featuring exposed trusses and an exquisite gable end feature window exploiting the far reaching views. Oak flooring flows throughout the reception areas including the triple aspect garden room, study and snug which has been cleverly separated by sawn wood panelling.

An attractive oak and glass half turn staircase leads to the first floor which accesses the five bedrooms and luxurious family bathroom comprising a deep bath, double shower cubicle, wash hand basin and low level WC with illuminated cabinet. The master bedroom is gorgeous, triple in aspect with a walk through dressing room approaching an elegant ensuite bathroom comprising elipse bath, walk in shower cubicle, twin wash hand basin and low level WC, Bedroom two and three both feature ensuite facilities whilst bedrooms four and five are served by the family bathroom.

Outside

Thorncroft is positioned along an idyllic country lane with hedgerow fronting the road and double gates provide access to a large shingle drive with turning circle and parking for several cars. A triple oak framed car port and workshop offers a large storage room above with dormer windows, separate services and potential to convert in to a sizeable annex, subject to planning permission. There is already planning for an office and bathroom. Lawns studded with specimen trees and shrubs surround the house with open views across the Lockerley Hall Estate. The rear gardens are predominantly lawned and partially enclosed by the impressive original estate walling. There is a new extensive sandstone patio terrace across the rear of the house.

Location

Lockerley is a desirable village located approximately six miles east of the market town of Romsey. Local features are Lockerley Green and the excellent village stores with the day to day facilities including the highly regarded primary school, church and public house, pop-up Post office and coffee shop a short walk away. Train stations at nearby Dunbridge and West Dean and major road links offer excellent commuter access.

Agents Notes

As the property has been fully refurbished there are many energy efficient features including LED lighting, part underfloor heating and new double glazing throughout. Heating is via an oil fired Alpha Range and drainage is via a septic tank. From a maintenance view there are also new soffits, fascias and rainwater goods. There is underfloor heating to the kitchen, snug, sitting room and garden room and radiators elsewhere. EPC rating E.

Directions

From our office turn right onto the A36 for approximately a quarter of a mile turning left onto Whinwhistle Road and continue on to a T-junction proceeding straight over onto Danes Road. At the end of Danes Road turn left onto Romsey Road continuing past the green and garage. Thorncroft can be found three houses past the Star public house.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

Suite 14d, Chatmohr Estate, Crawley Hill, West Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire

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