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Property history of September Lodge, Holly Hill Lane, Sarisbury Green, Southampton SO31 6AG, 3rd Jun 2014

Previously listed for sale on 3rd Jun 2014
£2,000,000 Guide price - 5 bedroom detached house

Property info

Property description

Southampton 8 miles Portsmouth 14 miles Winchester 20 mles Southampton International Airport 8 miles Swanick Station 1 1/2 miles Junctions 8 & 9 of M27 3 miles (Distances Approximate)

In the exclusive surroundings of Sarisbury Court, with direct access to the banks of the River Hamble at the end of Holly Hill Lane. An exceptional family residence of some 9000 sq.ft. Set in lightly wooded gardens and grounds of approximately 2 acres complete with entertaining area, including pool house, bar and Mediterranean terrace, courtyard and coach house with 8 car garage and self-contained annexe.

Impressive Reception Hall Drawing Room Sitting Room Study Dining Room Conservatory Kitchen/Breakfast Room Utility Room Principal Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room and Bathroom Guest Suite with Shower Room 3 Further Bedrooms Family Bathroom Coach House & Annexe 8 car Heated Garage Self-Contained Apartment with Sitting/Dining Room Kitchen 2 Bedrooms Shower Room En-Suite Bathroom Poolhouse Bar Courtyard Terrace Lightly Wooded Gardens & Grounds of some 2 acres

This handsome, beautifully appointed house was originally built in the 1930's and has been dramatically improved and extended by the present owners. Remote controlled gates open on to a driveway leading to a turning circle to the front of the house and a further driveway and parking area to the east which leads to the coach house and annexe. An impressive reception hall of some 31' in length has a porcelain tiled floor and a beautifully carved oak staircase with a gentle curve leading up to the galleried landing on three sides. Four reception rooms include a beautifully proportioned drawing room of some 21' with folding casement doors opening on to the adjacent sitting room, allowing the two rooms to be combined if desired, creating a space of up to 39' in length. Similar folding doors also open back on to the reception hall, creating a wonderful area for entertaining. Elegant features include corniced ceilings in most rooms and some particularly good looking fireplaces, including a stone mantelpiece in the drawing room and marble mantelpiece in the dining room. A west facing conservatory has lovely views over the garden and the study is ideal for those looking to work from home or alternatively this room could be used as a further sitting room. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room has a beautifully appointed hand-built kitchen built by Stephen Anthony, complete with display cabinets, granite worksurfaces and concealed worksurface lighting. A comprehensive range of integrated appliances include two dishwashers, two fully integrated low level fridges, combination oven, additional fan-assisted oven and plate warming drawer. An impressive larder cabinet also has integral lighting, spice racks, wine racks and basket drawers.

The elegant oak staircase rises to a galleried landing on the first floor. On the south east side of the house, there is a generous principal bedroom suite with walk-in wardrobe, dressing room and beautifully appionted bathroom en-suite. Both this suite and the adjacent bedroom have doors on to a south facing balcony terrace looking out over the gardens. In addition, there is a spacious guest suite with its own shower room and 3 further bedrooms with a well-appointed family bathroom.

To the east of the house lies the coach house. Carefully designed and built in a style in keeping with the main house, this provides a heated garage for up to 8 cars with remote controlled doors, painted floor and inspection pit. The self-contained annexe apartment above has a ground floor entrance and entrance hall, and provides excellent accommodation for extended family, guests or staff. In addition to a spacious sitting/dining room, there is a kitchen with utility area, 2 bedrooms, shower room en-suite and bathroom.

September Lodge lies in the centre of its plot, surrounded by gardens and grounds of some 2 acres which provide plenty of privacy and seclusion. The approach and turning circle to the front of the house is attractively planted with well-stocked borders and flower beds with further neat lawns surrounded by shrubberies to the east, west and north. To the west of the house lies the vaulted pool house, housing the heated pool with concrete lining and Roman end. There is also a hot tub, changing facilities and shower room. The building is equipped with a Heatstar environmental control system which heats both the pool and building which is also equipped with dehumidifyers. This creates a well-equipped and comfortable building capable of being used all year round. Five sets of sealed unit double glazed doors open from the pool house on to the south facing Mediterranean-style terrace with barbecue area and cabana, screened by ornamental archways and a pergola supported on Tuscan columns. In additional, a well-equipped bar communicates directly with the pool house and provides all the facilities which might be needed for a good family party.

September Lodge lies in the lightly wooded surroundings of Sarisbury Court, an exclusive private estate, formerly the grounds of the 18th century mansion of Holly Hill House set in lovely rural surroundings, just to the east of the Hamble. Despite the tranquil wooded surroundings, this is a highly convenient location, being well-placed for access to Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester. Junctions 8 & 9 of the M27 are both within three miles providing a link to the M3 for London. Southampton International Airport is some 9 miles distant and provides excellent services to Europe, whilst the railway station at Swanick provides a regular service to London Waterloo in just 70 minutes.

Locally, the historic village centre is a short distance away with it's picturesque village green and parish church of St Pauls. The nearby waters of the Hamble can be reached by way of private access at the end of Holly Hill Lane and there are numerous marinas close by giving access to superb sailing in Southampton Water and around the Isle of Wight.

See details for September Lodge, Holly Hill Lane, Sarisbury Green, Southampton SO31 6AG when it was last marketed:

2014 3rd Jun 2014

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