Avebury is a fine example of an attractive Edwardian villa, a substantial, brick built semi detached village house, it stands within a mature, well kept garden and enjoys views out across the New Forest National Park.
The traditional architecture gives an indication of the proportions of the accommodation within and the interior does not disappoint. Large square rooms with lofty ceilings, deep sash windows, panelled doors and beautiful, restored fireplaces, all combine to retain the character of the original building. However, what is unexpected is the well planned extension that has created the most wonderful, family friendly, extra living space including an outstanding Kitchen/Breakfast Room and adjoining Family Room.
Added to this, the creation of an independent office, laid out over two levels, has provided a space of substantial proportions, that offers options aplenty and potential to form all manner of additions to the accommodation. Ideal for re-arranging as a fully self contained annexe, studio, workshop or still used as the ultimate work from home office, the space is extremely versatile.
From the attractive porch the front door opens to the L-shaped entrance hall which has oak flooring and has a luxuriously fitted shower room off. The original part of the house retains two excellent reception rooms, both with fully working open fireplaces. The Drawing Room features a beautiful bay window, looking out across the front garden to the open forest beyond, whilst the Dining Room has French doors opening to a secluded courtyard with water feature.
The impressive Kitchen/Breakfast Room is situated in the middle of the building and forms a wonderfully sociable hub to the whole house. Lit by a large roof lantern, the room is diffused with natural light and offers more than enough room for a large table and chairs and independent pieces of furniture, making it an ideal place to congregate whilst cooking or dine informally. Fitted with a comprehensive range of cupboards and drawers under solid, green granite worksurfaces, the kitchen includes space for a large range cooker with extractor over, integrated refrigerator, has a waste disposal and water filter. The Jura Limestone floor, inset with mosaic setts, adds a decorative yet practical edge to the room whilst a separate Utility Room offers further appliance and storage space.
The extension has also included a bright and airy Family Room, designed to echo the original buildings' sense of space with a vaulted ceiling, open to roof height. Fitted with inbuilt speakers, a large woodburner and French doors opening to a balcony overlooking the garden, it forms an ideal room for relaxing in throughout the seasons.
The additional and extremely versatile further ground floor space can be accessed from the family room, or independently from the front drive. Currently arranged as a fully functional office on the ground floor, there is also a kitchenette and separate cloakroom with plumbing in place to create a shower room. A staircase rises to the galleried second floor, where wonderful views across the New Forest can be enjoyed.
On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, three with original fireplaces, a bathroom and separate cloakroom. A second staircase leads to the second floor where there is a large fifth bedroom and a spacious hobbies room which could easily be converted to Bedroom 6 if required.