The Granary is stunning, the result of an award winning conversion carried out about 30 years ago, now a substantial country house with exceptionally well proportioned accommodation. The property includes many different elements, and is, without doubt, a wonderfully versatile family home with income potential; is also ideal for dual occupation and offers potential for commercial opportunities (subject to the necessary consents).
The careful transformation of the original building has resulted in a property that retains much of the period character, mellow beams and exposed brickwork working together with beautiful presentation to create a unique and stylish interior that works well for both large scale entertaining and family life.
Further improvements have added more to the property, the restoration of the attached tithe barn and the creation of an excellent, two bedroom self contained cottage, along with a separate guest annexe, combining to make the entire package a potentially profitable venture, in addition to being a fantastic place to live.
Set in just under 2 acres, the gardens form a lovely setting for the house and barn, whilst a separate paddock provides the opportunity to keep a horse or pony.
Electric gates open to a sweeping gravelled drive, leading to the front of the property, the Entrance Vestibule has a tiled floor, has a cloakroom off and double, oak glazed doors open to the welcoming, central Reception Hall.
A superb house for entertaining, the reception space is extensive with a formal Drawing Room featuring a Jetmaster fire leading to an impressive Conservatory that looks out over the grounds and forms a wonderful Dining Room. A further snug Sitting Room provides yet more space, a comfortable place in which to relax, with exposed brick and oak panelling.
A spacious and light Family Room is well placed for easy access to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room and leads to an attractive, David Salisbury designed, hardwood orangery which opens to a paved, private terrace and secluded garden.
The Kitchen/Breakfast Room is exceptionally well fitted with a bespoke range of units of painted oak units under Corian worksurfaces, including plate and wine racks and built in seating in the sociable dining area, making it an ideal hub to the house. Fully equipped with a large, range style cooker, integrated microwave, dishwasher and fridge.
A separate Utility Room offers yet more storage and appliance space and has a door opening to the tithe barn.
On the first floor, the galleried landing leads to the spacious bedroom accommodation. The master suite includes a large double bedroom with separate dressing room and en suite shower room. The Main Bedroom has excellent fitted storage and also benefits from an en suite shower room. There is a third double bedroom and luxury family bathroom with freestanding bath.
The magnificent Tithe Barn offers huge potential to be utilised in many ways. Rising to full height, with a wonderful vaulted beamed ceiling, it has a 'cathedral like' quality that inspires, and the barn has been previously been used for musical performances and charity events. Green oak panelled doors open to the garden, whilst a substantial office and workshop space with large mezzanine, offers further versatile and potentially commercial use space (subject to the necessary consent). There is also lapsed planning consent for some residential accommodation, plans of which can be viewed.
Barn Cottage offers further excellent accommodation in addition to the main property and enjoys its own private walled garden and drive. The Sitting Room opens to a Conservatory which features an original well and which in turn leads to the pretty garden. The Kitchen/Breakfast Room has space for a table and chairs and is well fitted with a range of units including integrated appliances and there is separate utility and cloakroom. There are two good size bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.
Further guest accommodation is provided by the Annexe. Constructed with a bank of green oak framed windows, this beautifully light space complements the barn and setting, offer a large living/bedroom, oak fitted kitchenette and luxury wet room.
Brick and flint walls flank electric gates to the front drive, lined by borders filled with clipped shrubs which curve around well tended lawns to the front of the property, a central fountain forming a delightful feature. A large, former cart barn offers further storage or parking and includes a stable.
The gardens are beautifully maintained and private, forming a wonderfully green setting for the property Spacious lawns surrounded by flower borders run through to a delightfully secluded area at the rear of the orangery. Raise stone beds, filled with herbaceous planting combine with colourful shrubs to provide colour and interest throughout the seasons, leading to a fantastic party barn, originally a cart barn, now perfect for all weather entertaining or just relaxing.
The Granary is situated on the edge the extremely popular village of Whiteparish which lies to the east of Salisbury. The village has a thriving community and excellent facilities including a primary school, post office/shop, doctors surgery, a choice of inns and parish church. The village is surrounded by lovely rolling countryside and is well placed for both the Test Valley and the New Forest National Park.
Whiteparish is approximately midway between the Cathedral City of Salisbury and the Abbey market town of Romsey with their more comprehensive shopping, excellent educational and leisure facilities and main line station.
Southampton Parkway Station, providing direct train links to
London, and Southampton airport are both within
approximately a 20 minute drive.