Reception Rooms: 5
A beautiful detached family house with a stunning open-plan kitchen/dining room extension, ideal for entertaining. The property sits on an exceptional semi-rural south-facing plot of almost 1.6 acres, on the edge of The South Downs National Park, with breath-taking countryside views, and several dog walks from the doorstep.
The house enjoys a good deal of seclusion, with it being somewhat off the beaten track. It is approached via a five-bar gate opening to a gravel driveway, which allows parking for a number of cars. The front garden has a lawn with several mature evergreen trees and laurel hedges, and access to the rear garden is from both sides of the house. The front door opens into the entrance hall, from where stairs go up to the landing and first floor. To the left is a sizeable study, which could be used as additional guest accommodation, which is beside the guest wc/shower room, also off the entrance hall. To the right is the delightful triple aspect sitting room, which features a Jet-master open fire in an attractive brick surround. Windows to the front and side allow views of the garden and plenty of light to flood in, with French doors opening out to the back garden. The entrance hall leads into the snug, with a Nectre wood-burning stove, and French doors to the garden.
A feature archway leads from the snug into the fabulous open-plan kitchen and dining room extension. The attractive kitchen has a warm Mediterranean feel with a suite of cream kitchen units, wood worktops and Fired Earth tiling. There is a matching island unit, an electric Rangemaster cooker, with a gas hob and extractor hood above, 1 1/2 bowl ceramic sink, a built-in dishwasher, and a breakfast bar with a polished copper surface. The kitchen flows seamlessly into the amazing dining room, which features wide bifold doors that open completely on two sides to bring the outside inside with views across the garden. There is a stunning lantern roof and terracotta tiled flooring, adding to the Mediterranean effect of the dining area. There is also a separate utility room with side entrance and a family room/office beside the kitchen.
The principal bedroom has a built-in wardrobe, additional eaves storage and double doors, which open on to a balcony, with enough space for a couple of chairs, from which you can enjoy extensive views of the garden and countryside beyond. Bedrooms two and four have built-in storage, bedrooms three and four also enjoy views over the garden. There is a family bathroom, with a white suite, comprising a bath, corner shower enclosure, wc and wash hand basin.
Outside, there is a lawned garden to the front, and a large southerly-facing rear garden, which is mainly laid to lawn, with shrub and flower borders and some lovely mature trees including oak, walnut and horse chestnut. There is a double garage to the side of the house measuring 5.61m x 5.50m (18’4" x 18’0"). Beyond the rear garden is a substantial paddock area, which could be ideal for a pony.
Ropley is a popular village, where newcomers will be readily welcomed by the community and there is plenty of opportunity to join in with the multitude of local clubs and events should you wish to. The A31 and A32 allow access to London, Winchester and the Midlands. Mainline rail access to London is from Petersfield, Alton and Winchester. Ropley is just ten minutes’ drive from the popular Georgian market town of Alresford, with its wide range of boutique shops, restaurants and public houses. There is a good primary school in the village with Perins secondary school in Alresford and sixth form education available in both Winchester and Alton. Excellent private education is available including Pilgrim’s, Twyford and Prince’s Mead and St Swithun’s School for girls in Winchester, Alton School and Bedales School and Churchers in Petersfield.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14′ 0" x 11′ 3" (4.28m x 3.44m)
UTILITY ROOM 8′ 3" x 7′ 0" (2.54m x 2.15m)
SITTING ROOM 23′ 5" x 18′ 1" (7.14m x 5.53 max)
DINING ROOM 20′ 11" x 12′ 10" (6.39m x 3.93m)
FAMILY ROOM 14′ 0" x 8′ 0" (4.29m x 2.44m)
STUDY 12′ 11" x 11′ 11" (3.94m x 3.65m)
SNUG 16′ 7" x 12′ 0" (5.06m x 3.66 max m)
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
BEDROOM ONE 18′ 10" max x 12′ 11" max (5.76m x 3.95m)
BEDROOM TWO 14′ 4" x 11′ 3" (4.39m x 3.43m)
BEDROOM THREE 14′ 5" x 8′ 5" (4.40m x 2.57m)
BEDROOM FOUR 12′ 4" x 10′ 0" (3.76m x 3.06m)
BATHROOM 11′ 5" x 7′ 0" (3.49m x 2.15m)
DOUBLE GARAGE 18′ 4" x 18′ 0" (5.61m x 5.50m)
SERVICES Mains water and electricity, oil-fired heating, private drainage system.
LOCAL AUTHORITY INFORMATION East Hampshire District Council
Council Tax Band: G