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This charming detached period house has recently been completely renovated as part of an exclusive project of just five homes in this superb village location. The comprehensive work has resulted in a house which has all the advantages of a new property but within a traditional, period exterior with beautiful tall bay windows flanking the central front door. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the best of rural living with the benefit of having the bustling market town of Romsey on your doorstep.
The house has accommodation extending to almost 2000 sq ft over two floors and we have responded to the demands of today’s purchasers and cleverly incorporated popular open plan living as well as having separate reception areas. Well proportioned rooms throughout include the open plan kitchen and the sitting room which both have French doors opening to the south facing garden. There is also a good sized second reception room, which could be used as a study, formal dining room or playroom. The utility room and cloakroom add to the practicality of the home.
Leading off the naturally lit landing are four spacious bedrooms and touches of luxury in the bathrooms, with stylish fittings and sophisticated tiling. All are beautifully finished to the exceptional Hazeley standard. The master bedroom has a walk through dressing area and its own shower room, whilst the family bathroom has a bath and separate shower.
The landscaping plays a part in the overall feel of the completed project with trees integrated into the design, which softens the built environment and driveways which lead to parking. Hedging and additional planting provide separation and privacy.
Set in Hampshire's beatuiful countryside, the historic village of Awbridge enjoys a lively community spirit with it's annual village fete, movie nights and even a village fun run. The village lies close to the River Test, famous for it's trout fishing with the New Forest and the Solent close by for easy access to watersports, walks and cycle routes.
Yet within three miles you can find yourself in the bustling market town of Romsey. Set on the River Test, the town has a generous mix of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to explore, as well as regular weekly markets at the old Cornmarket. Local shops include Waitrose and Bradbeers Department Store as well as independent shops and boutiques. For the keen shopper, both Winchester and Southampton's West Quay are close at hand too.
The War Memorial Park next to the River Test is a lovely landscpaed area with a play zone, bowling reen, tennis courts and access to riverside walks; a great place to spend a meandering summer's afternoon.
Romsey has a lively calendar of events. The Beggars Fair is a popular street festival with music, dancing and street entertainment. It is home to one of the oldest Agricultural and Horse shows, plus, there's an arts festival, carnivals and even a classic car show to enjoy.
Both the M27 and M3 are easily reached, providing fast links along the south coast and to London. The A34 is also close by, linking you to the Midlands and the North. The A36 runs a few miles to the west, providing a direct route to the West of England and South Wales. For train travel, Romsey has a railway station with frequent services (Great Western Railway) on the route between Portsmouth and Cardiff. Plus, Southampton offers fast connections into London on the South West Trains service. Three airports are close to hand too: Southampton only 20 minutes away, Bournemouth 30 minutes and Heathrow just over 60 miles away.
Awbridge has an excellent selection of schools within easy reach. The nearest being Awbridge Primary School itself (0.6) miles, which was rated ‘Good’ in their latest Ofsted inspection. Other primary schools include: Lockerley Church of England (2.2 miles), Romsey Abbey (2.3 miles) and Wellow (2.6 miles). At secondary level The Romsey School is 2.2 miles away and The Mountbatten School 3.8 miles away. In the independent sector, the highly respected Hampshire Collegiate School is within 1.5 miles and has both prep and senior schools as well as boarding facilities.