A substantial modern house with plenty of versatile accommodation, ideal for family living and entertaining. Southdowns is just five minutes' drive from the market town of Alresford, with lovely walks through The Candover Valley from the doorstep.
A beautifully presented modern home situated in a quiet development on the edge of Old Alresford and the beautiful Candover Valley. The house is just five minutes' drive from the popular market town of Alresford, with good road access to Winchester, Basingstoke and the M3. There are lovely walks nearby, which intersect with several long-distance paths.
Built in 1998, No. 2 Southdowns is perfectly suited to contemporary living, with spacious accommodation including a wonderful, open-plan kitchen/dining room/snug extension, which is the heart of the home. There are three further reception rooms, five bedrooms, two en-suites, family bathroom, cloakroom and utility room. There is a generous double garage, driveway parking, and a sizeable garden, as well as a large loft space.
The property is approached from the driveway, with a path to the front door, which opens to the entrance hall. There is a cloakroom and stairs to the first floor. Double doors open to the large sitting room, featuring a contemporary fireplace and French doors to the garden. The main highlight, however, is the fabulous kitchen/breakfast room, which features a bespoke fitted kitchen, with a matching central island unit. A stunning orangery extension provides ample space for a dining room, which is open-plan to a snug area and the kitchen. There is a side entrance lobby, and utility room off the kitchen, and a study and family room off the entrance hall.
Upstairs, on the landing is the airing cupboard and access to the sizeable loft, which has an enormous amount of open storage space. The main bedroom has built-in wardrobes and its own en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom also features large wardrobes and its own en-suite bathroom, with a separate shower enclosure. Bedrooms three and four are also double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. There is a fifth, single bedroom, and a family bathroom off the landing.
Outside, there is driveway parking for several cars, leading to a sizeable double garage. The attractive rear garden faces south-west and is mainly lawned, with a paved seating terrace, mature shrubs and trees, offering a high degree of seclusion.
Old Alresford, with a village green and village hall at its centre, lies at the southern end of the Candover Valley in the middle of farming communities and the famous watercress beds. There are a wide variety of walks and cycle rides from the doorstep. Old Alresford has a strong village community, with its church, dramatic society, summer fayre, bonfire celebrations, cricket club and village events. The town of New Alresford lies within a mile to the south, a beautiful Georgian town known for its variety of independent shops, restaurants and inns located in stunning surroundings on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Attractions include the Watercress steam railway, schools for infant, junior and secondary education, churches and an active community. The cathedral city of Winchester is just a few miles away and there is easy access to the south coast, the Midlands and London via the road network. There is mainline rail access to London from Winchester or Basingstoke.
SERVICES Mains water and electricity connected. Oil fired central heating. Shared septic tank.
LOCAL AUTHORITY INFORMATION Winchester City Council
Council Tax Band: G