The Sunday Times
Monday March 25, 2019

Property history of Meonside House, Selworth Lane, Soberton, Southampton SO32 3PX, 6th Feb 2014

Previously listed for sale on 6th Feb 2014
£2,300,000 Guide price - 6 bedroom detached house

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Property description

A rare opportunity to purchase this unique and meticulously designed property. Only by internal inspection can one truly appreciate the full merits of such a home. The property can also be viewed via our bespoke website

This bespoke property has been meticulously designed and constructed to an impeccable standard. Each individual brick and tile has been hand made whilst all external joinery is of the highest quality oak. This fastidious attention to detail and determination to use the best quality materials is also demonstrated internally with specifically quarried marble flooring, solid oak floor boards, high performance heating and plumbing systems alongside an air replacement system which operates throughout the entire house. As one would expect, the electricity supply has 3 phase capabilities and cat 5 wiring exists in all rooms with an integrated speaker system throughout the house and a cinema room wired for surround sound and an overhead projector.

The property is heavily influenced by arts and crafts styling with the central section constructed in a green oak frame. This traditional design is offset by stunning contemporary detailing such as the use of glass in the entrance hall and garden room beyond and the fabulous curved staircase which is without doubt a real statement piece of the house.

This is a property ideal for families and buyers who love to entertain as the reception areas boast super proportions and the large open plan kitchen dining family room creates a fantastic social hub to the house. Once again the kitchen offers the highest range of modern conveniences with a full range of integrated appliances including a double oven, steam oven, coffee maker, reverse osmosis drinking water system to name but a few.

On the upper floors this substantial property offers six double bedrooms including a striking master suite with mezzanine floor, stylishly incorporating a seating area and a dressing area. The property also incorporates a self contained two bedroom flat on the lower ground floor which would be ideally suited for joint living or for those purchasers looking for au pair or staff accommodation.

Externally this impressive house sits within grounds of 3.6 acres with a substantial tree lined driveway leading to the property and a three bay garage. To the front there is a paddock and additional garaging which could easily be converted to stabling for the equestrian enthusiast. There is also excellent hacking out on the doorstep. The remainder of the land is dedicated to formal gardens with well manicured lawns to the front and rear. A cleverly planted bank creates a colourful addition to the gardens and leads in turn to a raised level area of lawn from which there are attractive far reaching views over the surrounding countryside.

Situated on the edge of a desirable village on the outer boundaries of the South Downs National Park, the property is surrounded by stunning countryside with a plethora of footpaths and bridleways on the doorstep. The area is well served for recreational activities with golfing at Corhampton and the Meon Valley Country Club as well as fishing on the River Itchen, Dever and Test. There is also internationally renowned sailing along the south coasts, only 15 miles from the property and racecourses at Newbury, Goodwood and Salisbury - all just a short distance away.

For commuters the area is well served with Petersfield and Winchester just 12 and 15 miles away respectively, both offering fast links to London Waterloo and the major road networks of the A32, A3, M27 and M3 are all within easy access. Excellent schools are located in the area with independent schools including Beadles and Churchers College in Petersfield, Winchester College, St Swithuns, Twyford and Pilgrims in Winchester.

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