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  • Bedrooms: 5
Originally constructed in 1966 by the current owners, this contemporary styled five bedroom detached property enjoys a delightful woodland setting in a tucked away location that provides an enchanting setting for this spacious family home.

Agent Comments

"The sale of this detached property represents an extremely rare opportunity."

"The woodland setting is delightful and provides an enchanting setting enjoying total seclusion."


The Orchard comprises just five individual detached houses built in the 1960's on generous plots, only one of which has ever been sold and two are now occupied by the second generation of the same family with one other original owner remaining. The sale of this appealing family home represents an extremely rare opportunity and offers an incoming purchaser the potential to extend or re-configure the existing accommodation to provide a home of enviable dimensions to an individual design. The rear garden boasts total privacy and enjoys a south-westerly aspect with a mature sylvan outlook whilst the outdoor swimming pool is perfectly positioned for the best of the summer sun. Plans were previously drawn for a flat located above the triple garage and these are available for inspection by interested parties.


A full width verandah leads to the entrance door that opens to the hallway being served by a cloakroom with an adjacent coats cupboard. The principle reception room is an impressive 32' x 14' and features maple flooring that flows seamlessly through to the inner hall whilst enjoying a triple aspect that emanates natural light. Sliding doors have an enticing view to the swimming pool and overlook the garden beyond. The rear aspect window could be adapted to provide a door leading through to the covered outdoor seating area then providing an additional reception room. An open aspect extends to the inner hall where stairs ascend to the first floor and a further set of sliding doors open to the verandah overlooking the patio and pool terrace. The comfortable dining room also has maple flooring and enjoys a view to the front with a leafy outlook beyond whilst a door opens to the kitchen/breakfast room. A modern range of maple wall and base units are complemented with granite work surfaces and a dresser and matching island unit creates a pleasing central feature. Fitted appliances include an oven/grill, four ring gas hob with a coals griddle, an extractor hood, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. In the breakfast area, double glazed french doors overlook the pool terrace and provide an abundance of natural light. The utility room houses the boiler with plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble drier and a door allows access to the side garden.

The first floor landing features the rare asset of a sliding patio door leading to the large balcony that has delightful views over the swimming pool, garden and woods beyond. The master suite comprises a dressing room with a range of fitted wardrobes together with a dressing table and drawers. The en-suite shower room is generous in size with a three-piece suite. The master bedroom is a more than a comfortable double and enjoys a pleasing dual aspect over the garden. Bedroom two is positioned on the opposite side of the house and is also approached via a dressing room with a vanity unit. Bedroom three has the added advantage of a door leading to the balcony and also offers a vanity unit. Two further double bedrooms have a pleasing front aspect with views toward woodland. The modern bathroom features a traditional styled free standing bath, a wet room style shower area with a glass screen, close coupled WC, wash hand basin and fully tiled walls.


Approached over a woodland track the front of the property has a brick paviour driveway allowing parking/turning for numerous vehicles. The triple garage is positioned to the left of the house and offers excellent workshop/storage space and scope for conversion to provide an annexe (plans previously drawn for a flat located above the garage are available for inspection).

The rear garden is a sheer delight and an outstanding feature. The heated swimming pool is set in a paved terrace and is perfectly positioned for best of the summer sun and enjoys open views of the garden and woodland beyond. An external WC and cupboard housing the filtration equipment for the pool are found to the right of the house. To the left of the house is a covered area adjoining the lounge that is ideal for al fresco dining and provides welcome shade on sunny days. The remainder of the garden enjoys total seclusion and is predominantly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees whilst a wooded area offering attractive sylvan views is found towards the rear boundary.


Chilworth is Southampton's premier residential area, with excellent travel links via the M3 and M27 to London and regional towns/cities, and The Parkway railway station provides a fast route to London Waterloo. There are a variety of golf courses nearby that, along with the Sports Centre, Common and village green/community hall, provide recreational facilities. Romsey and Winchester are within comfortable driving distance, whilst the city centre is four miles to the south and has extensive shopping facilities, numerous pleasant parks and the West Quay shopping and entertaining centre.

Information note

This property has gas central heating and double glazing being offered for sale with no forward chain.


Proceed away from Southampton along the Chilworth road (A27) and after passing Copse Lane on the right, follow the road and take the next turning left into The Orchard. Take the first turning on the right that leads to the property (post code for Sat Nav purposes is SO16 7JP).

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Charles Powell

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