Romsey

£895,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
As one of just a few architecturally attractive residential homes in central Romsey, this elegant ‘Arts and Crafts' property retains its period splendour and occupies delightful grounds in excess of 1/2 acre.

Owners Comment

“It has been a privilege to have been the custodians of a charming period property which has provided ample space for our large family to have enjoyed both inside and out.”

“The discreet but convenient position of our home has allowed us to enjoy the advantages of town centre living yet gives us the peace and tranquillity associated with a more rural lifestyle.”

“There's never been a week gone by that we haven't thought how lucky we are to be in this house. Brae Cottage has been a wonderful family home, where we have created so many happy memories”

“The garden was an amazing space to play in when we were younger and the light in the house is amazing. Our rooms get so lovely and warm in the evenings from the sun and the kitchen is a wonderfully sociable space for us to get together.”

Introduction

Brae Cottage is an impressive family home extending to 2728sqft with four well proportioned bedrooms and a ground floor which is host to a combination of spacious reception rooms, all of which enjoy a bright and light aspect. Constructed circa 1915, features evocative of its era include original doors and wooden flooring, impressive high ceilings and bay windows as well as a traditional ‘Arts and Crafts' staircase and feature fireplaces.

Brae Cottage is truly splendid, perfectly screened from the lane via mature hedgerow and trees with lovely and substantial surrounding gardens, unusual with a property in a most convenient location to Romsey Town Centre. More latterly the property has been sensitively extended, incorporating much natural light and with its generous parking and surrounds provides the iconic family house.

Description

The original front door with glazed side panels opens to the impressive entrance hall where the homes' heritage becomes immediately apparent including oak ceiling beams and the original elegant brick and tile exposed walling. There is a useful large understairs cupboard, cloaks hanging cupboard and downstairs bathroom comprising bath with shower attachment, low level WC, wash hand basin and pine storage cupboards. Traditional doors and flooring provides access to the main reception areas including the study which host double doors to the garden and exposed oak beams with an original fireplace and picture rails. The sitting room is delightful, centred around the feature fireplace with brick hearth, oak mantle and inset gas burning stove. All of the rooms enjoy much light via large glazing enhanced in the sitting room by its dual aspect. Double doors open to the kitchen breakfast room, another dual aspect room which has been extended to incorporate a part vaulted square bay with double doors to the front garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wooden cabinets beneath deep granite worktops extending into a peninsular expanse serving as both a preparation counter and useful breakfast bar facility. This separates the kitchen from a large dining area with delightful garden views. The kitchen is supplemented by a spacious utility room enjoying additional storage, plumbing for appliances and access to the garden.

The staircase is exquisite, traditionally Arts and Crafts with cut out carvings leading to the landing which accesses loft space and an impressive airing cupboard. All four bedrooms are of excellent proportions each with generous storage and high or vaulted ceilings. The views from each room are delightful, as is the wonderful abundance of light. The master bedroom enjoys a part vaulted ceiling, double wardrobes, wooden flooring and an ensuite shower room.

Outside

The gardens are one of the most attractive features of Brae Cottage extending over 1/2 acre and providing much privacy and seclusion. The property is approached via a stone driveway fronting the double garage providing ample parking and turning for several vehicles. Traditional archways with wrought iron gates access the front and rear gardens in keeping with the style of the house. The front garden is wonderfully screened from the lane via mature hedgerow and enclosed by panel fencing. A paved terrace with pretty pond area adjoins the house and ornamental walling separates the front lawn which features flower borders. Storage is provided by a summer house, timber store and a recessed external store to the house. The rear garden is delightful, with a large rolling lawn with flower borders, walnut trees and established copper beech, screened by mature hedgerow. A patio terrace provides an ideal relaxation or entertainment venue.

Location

Situated within close proximity to commuter links such as the M27 and A36, Romsey lies on the east bank of the River Test at the lower end of the Test Valley, with the New Forest to the South West, the ancient city of Winchester to the East and the major city and port of Southampton to the South. Romsey retains its regular street market as well as a thriving town centre with shops, restaurants, public houses, leisure facilities and historical sites including Broadlands House. At the centre of Romsey is the market place, town hall and the stunning Abbey.

Agent Note

The property is served by gas central heating, mains drainage and double glazing. There is also a water softener, electric car charging point and cavity wall insulation.

Directions

From Romsey town centre, proceed towards Winchester on the A3090 turning left at the traffic lights into Cupernham Lane. Woodley Lane can be found a short distance on the right hand side.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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