A substantial detached house with excellent accommodation, lovely views and superbly designed gardens of over an acre.
Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, Study, Drawing Room, Garden Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Utility Room, Boot Room, Principal Bedroom with En-Suite & Balcony, Two Guest Bedrooms with En-Suites, Three Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Stunning Gardens, Garden Store, Workshop, Large Gated Driveway, Carport, Double Garage, Studio Room
A fantastic detached house discreetly positioned behind a pair of electric gates and with ample accommodation over three floors. Situated within this popular village location and constructed less than 10 years ago. A welcoming hallway opens to ground floor accommodation with a tiled floor and oak staircase that rises to the first floor. The kitchen/breakfast room is the real heart of the property, comprising an island unit with marble top, fitted range of base units, integrated appliances and excellent space for a large table. French doors open into the garden room which is triple aspect and has a roof lantern, this room is flooded with natural light and really brings the garden into the house. There is a large dining room with a window to the front aspect for more formal dining. A separate study again has a front aspect window, whilst the large drawing room has a fitted wood burning stove and French doors that open onto the terrace. There is a utility room and boot room again that open into the garden. The first floor has a principal bedroom suite with plenty of fitted wardrobes, a balcony with space to enjoy a morning coffee and a large five-piece bathroom. There is a guest bedroom en-suite and two further double bedrooms, all of which have plenty of fitted wardrobe space. A family bathroom serves these bedrooms. The second floor has another large bedroom en-suite and bedroom six which could be utilised as another home office or hobbies room. Outside the house is set back from the road and has an expansive gravelled driveway which accesses the double garage, carport and workshop/store. The rear garden has been professionally designed into three 'rooms' by 'Plot Garden Designs' and is simply stunning, a rarity to have such a well-planned and stocked garden in such a modern house. A terrace extends right across the back of the house and provides ample space for dining and barbequing. Steps rise up to the lawn which is flanked by deep flower and shrub borders behind which is a wide pathway with wooden pergolas. This section graduates onto a large lawn again with well-stocked flower and shrub beds either side and a shaped patio. Beyond this is a neatly cropped hedge and an archway that leads into an additional garden space with a centralised thatched arbour making the perfect place to entertain/dine. The rest of this garden has fruit trees and raised vegetable beds with brick paths. A shaped path leads to another area of garden which is more of an outside utility space, there is a gate that opens on to the village recreation ground.
The environmental credentials for 'Ley House' are very good, a Ground Source Heat Pump powers the electric central heating system and the house is 'B' rated on its EPC.
Ropley village has a thriving centre and amenities include a community owned shop/post office, coffee room, Church, parish hall, primary school and a sports pavilion, as well as numerous societies and clubs. One mile away on the A31 is a petrol station and further up the hill to the north is the Mid Hants Railway with its steam trains, also known as the Watercress Line, running a service from Alton to Alresford. Both Alresford and Four Marks cater for most everyday needs with the cities of Winchester and Guildford and the towns of Alton, Farnham, Petersfield and Basingstoke all within easy driving distance. Communications in the area are excellent, the A31 provides a first-class link eastward to the A3 and M25 orbital motorway to the airports and London. To the north lies the M3 and the A34 which links the Midlands and continues to the north. There are mainline stations at both Alton and Winchester both to London Waterloo. Private and state schools within the area are first class and the surrounding countryside provides many varied opportunities for sporting and recreational pursuits.
From Winchester take the A31 and continue to the end of the Alresford Bypass. Drive through Ropley Dean and just before the former Chequers Inn turn right into Gascoigne Lane, continue for about half a mile and 'Ley House' will be found on the right-hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Belgarum Estate Agents (01962 844460).
Central heating via ground source heat pump. Cooking via LPG. No gas. Mains' water. Drainage by way of septic tank.
Band G (rate for 2021/22 £3,043.61pa).