Spacious detached house (2647sq.ft) within a delightful third-acre plot, situated in a most sought-after location.
Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom, Principal Bedroom With En-Suite, Three Further Double Bedrooms, Study/Bedroom Five, Delightful Gardens, Double Garage, Summer House, Garden Store
'Downlands' is a well-proportioned detached family sized house with accommodation over two floors. The property benefits from three reception rooms, the triple aspect drawing room being the largest which has a fitted wood burning stove and door to the rear terrace. The kitchen has been refitted with 'Winchester Kitchens' shaker style units with black granite worktops, while the breakfast room has a window to the rear aspect and a door out onto the terrace. A separate dining room has fitted cupboards and a bay window overlooking the rear garden. There is also a cloakroom and utility/laundry room. The first floor has an impressive principal bedroom with a dual aspect and ample space for wardrobes and a four-piece en-suite. The second bedroom is a good double room with a Juliet balcony and fitted wardrobes, whilst bedrooms three and four are double rooms and have fitted wardrobes. Bedroom five is a single and is currently utilised as a study. A bathroom and additional shower room serve these bedrooms. Externally the gardens to the front incorporate a gravelled driveway with lawns, flower and shrub borders with a neatly cropped privet hedge, red robin and beech. Access to the rear garden can be found each side of the property through gates and to one side there is a garden store. A large terrace sits directly behind the house, with a raised Azalea bed which is a sea of colour. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn with deep flower and shrub borders and is enclosed by hedging and close board fencing. To one corner of the garden is a delightful summer house under a cedar shingle roof, which has power and light and a terrace to the front and adjoins an additional terrace under a pergola with attractive climbers.
Hampton Lane is a delightful single-track 'leafy lane' that provides pedestrian access onto Royal Winchester Golf Course and is situated on the western edge of the city. To the top of Dean Lane is a bridleway onto a network of paths through woodland which allow for stunning walks into the surrounding countryside to Crab Wood, Farley Mount and Sparsholt which is home to the renowned 'Plough' public house. Within easy access are day to day amenities including Waitrose, The Friarsgate Practice, pharmacy, and other shops on Stoney Lane. The railway station is just under a mile walk away with a direct train service to London Waterloo in 60-minutes. The M3 (junction 9) is approximately 3 miles away offering direct access to London and the South Coast. The A34 is also easily accessible providing access to the A303 and the Midlands. Heathrow and Southampton Airports are 55 and 12 miles away respectively. Winchester offers a comprehensive range of shopping and recreational facilities with a selection of boutiques, restaurants, cafés and a farmer's market twice monthly. A range of cultural opportunities include the theatre, the City Museum, and the Military History Museum. Local primary schooling can be found at Weeke and Sparsholt, whilst Henry Beaufort, Kings and Westgate secondary schools, as well as Peter Symonds sixth form college are all close to hand. The city is also home to public schools including Winchester college, St. Swithun's and Pilgrims' school. Other preparatory schools situated locally include Farleigh, Stroud and Twyford.
Proceed in a north-westerly direction via Stockbridge Road and at the Chilbolton Avenue roundabout proceed straight over and continue down the hill taking the next left into Dean Lane. Take the first left into Stockers Avenue and then first right into Hampton Lane where the property can be found on the left-hand side, identified by our 'For Sale' board.
Strictly by appointment through Belgarum Estate Agents (01962 844460).
Private drainage. All other mains services are connected.
Band G (rate for 2022/2023 £3,217.92 pa).
The vendor of this property is a shareholder of Belgarum Estate Agents Limited and we therefore have a duty to declare an interest in this property under the terms of The Estate Agency Act 1979.