A rare opportunity to acquire a family home including a paddock and copse, with huge potential in an idyllic spot just outside the South Downs National Park.
3 Reception rooms * 4 Bedrooms * 2 Bathrooms * Kitchen * Conservatory * Store/walk-in larder * Utility hall * Garage * Paddock * Attractive copse * In all 3.06 acres (1.24ha) * EPC rating E
Westfield House is a spacious family home, extending to approximately 2,000 sq ft, and provides the opportunity for an owner to create a superb residence in an idyllic spot close to sought-after Alresford. The house is in need of some improvement and modernisation, and, having previously been granted planning permission to extend (now lapsed) it offers, subject to planning, the opportunity to extend into a very substantial house with paddock and woodland. The house is believed to have been built around the turn of the 19th Century and is set in an elevated, but sheltered spot which affords very attractive views over open countryside.
The house is accessed by Andrews Lane and is the last house on the lane before the road becomes an unmade green lane. The accommodation is as shown on the floor plan but includes entrance hall, attractive high ceilinged drawing room which opens onto a similarly proportioned dining room, garden room, kitchen, rear utility hall, separate w.c., office/3rd reception room and large walk-in larder/store on the ground floor. On the first floor is the master bedroom with its en suite, three further bedrooms, bathroom and separate w.c.
In front of the house, lying to the side and the rear of the house is the extensive garden, with lawned areas, mature specimen trees including Chestnut, fruit trees, vegetable garden, garden store and borders. There is a terraced area immediately to the rear of the house with steps up to access the elevated garden and the copse beyond. The woodland is very attractive and in addition to providing an amenity area for the house it provides a level of privacy and shelter together with some beautiful long range views across open countryside back towards Alresford.
The paddock has its own separate access from the green lane and provides further protection for the house and of course the ability to graze livestock. It has been well managed with productive grass and is enclosed by mature hedgerows and the copse.
Situated off a quiet country lane Westfield House enjoys an imposing position in a scenic rural location close to the village of Ropley. This is a sought-after area in easy striking distance of the picturesque Georgian Alresford which has been voted Country Life’s favourite market town in the South East. With a good range of shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes it has a lovely atmosphere. To the west the cathedral city of Winchester provides a more comprehensive range of facilities with a wide range of both private and state schooling including Winchester College, St Swithun’s School for Girls, Twyford Prep and Peter Symonds 6th Form College. Furthermore Bedales School is about 10 miles to the east. The A31 provides a good link to Winchester and to Alton to the east, both of which have frequent rail services to London Waterloo (55 and 57 minutes respectively). The M3 and A3 give excellent access to London, Gatwick, Heathrow, the M25 and national motorway network.