Brambles estate agents are delighted to offer as sole agents 'The Hermitage', this wonderful seven bedroom family residence built in 1999 for the original and existing owners under the guidance and involvement of English Heritage.
The original property known as 'The Hermitage' was built by the Cistercian Monks of Netley Abbey in the 13th Century, there have been several homes of the same name since this time, all located on or around the current properties location, the existing property is located on the site of what was once The Old Coach House used for the stopping off of horse carriages for those visiting The Hermitage.
The accommodation of 5000 sq. ft. is extremely generous and ideal for larger families or those entertaining and welcoming many friends and guests for weekend gatherings. The ground floor comprises two reception rooms, one currently used as a formal grand lounge the other a sitting room, separate dining room, playroom, study, small gymnasium, kitchen, walk in larder, indoor heated swimming pool with bundles of lounging space, pool changing room, cloakroom and conservatory. The first floor has two alternate access points either via the main hall with its grand traditional central staircase or a cast iron spiral staircase. There are seven bedrooms, five of which have their own en-suites, including the master bedroom which also benefits from a spacious walk in dressing room and a large balcony overlooking the rear garden. There is also a separate family bathroom.
The owners built a separate triple garage block with accommodation above benefitting from its own entrance. This accommodation has an open plan living area complete with kitchen and also has its own bathroom with shower. There is also an additional ground floor WC in this block. This accommodation is currently used for the family business as their offices, storage area and workshop, however it could easily be utilised as an individual annex for relatives or staff and still provide garaging for three cars to the ground floor level. There is ample driveway space for several vehicles for both the main house and annexe.
To the rear of 'The Hermitage' there is a mature secluded large garden that can visually be appreciated from a large veranda and patio area with South Westerly aspect, this directly overlooks the property's private enclosed hard surface tennis court, which is floodlit and has an electricity supply for ball machines. It is ideal for those with aspirations of playing at Wimbledon or perhaps more realistically, entertaining the children and grown-ups alike on those balmy English summer days and nights! There are also the remains of the foundations for the original 'Hermitage' porch and entrance that are located to the North Western point of the properties grounds. The original Italian Garden area has been retained and is complete with fountain and electricity supply for lighting.
Covered porch with lighting to solid wood door with double glazed decorative inset to hallway. Fitted carpet. Moulded skirting boards. Two cloaks cupboards. Radiators. Carpeted turning stairway with solid wood custom built balustrade and spindles. Wrought iron spiral staircase also leading to first floor. Coving.
Part tiled walls with tiled flooring. Low level w.c. Opaque double glazed window to front of property. Coving. Radiator. Moulded skirting boards. Low level w.c. Pedestal wash hand basin with brass taps.
Lounge (28' 10" x 16' 9" or )
Solid wood doors leading from hall into lounge. Part solid wood panelled and glazed double doors opening from lounge into dining room. Beautiful triple aspect room with windows and double doors overlooking and leading onto the rear gardens. Fitted carpet. Dado rail. Moulded skirting boards. Coving. Radiators. Gas coal effect fire set in decorative surround with marble hearth. Two sets of French doors overlooking and leading into rear garden.
Dining Room (13' 1" x 9' 2" or )
Part solid wood panelled and glazed double doors opening into formal dining room with French doors leading to the rear gardens. Moulded skirting boards. Coving. Dado rail. Fitted carpet. Hatch to kitchen. Matching part solid wood panelled and glazed double doors leading to lounge.
Kitchen (12' 10" x 16' 05" or 3.91m x 5.00m)
Part solid wood panelled and glazed double doors opening into kitchen. Two picture windows overlooking gardens. Extensive range of solid wood fitted wall and base units incorporating display cabinets and wine storage. Under cabinet lighting. Fitted breakfast bar with storage cupboards below. Coving. Inset spots. One and half bowl sink and drainer with brass mixer taps. Plumbing and space for American style fridge/freezer. Radiator. Bosch single electric oven. Electrolux electric single oven. AEG fitted microwave. Halogen AEG ceramic hob with built in deep fat fryer. Extractor hood above. Integrated dishwasher. Waste disposal unit. Amtico tiled flooring.
Opaque window to front. Tiled flooring. Shelving.
Study (11' 2" x 13' 9" or )
French doors in deep bay to front of property. Fitted carpet. Coving. Radiator. Moulded skirting boards.
LAUNDRY ROOM (8' 6" x 13' 1" or )
Fitted wall and base units with work surfaces. Upvc door to side. Deep butlers stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer taps. Ideal central heating boiler. Radiator. Nuwave water softening system supplying the whole house. Space and plumbing for two washing machines. Space for tumble dryer. Karndean flooring.
PLAYROOM (12' 6" x 9' 2" or )
Picture windows to front. Moulded skirting boards. Radiator. Fitted carpet. Deep fitted wardrobes with sliding doors - hanging, deep shelving and storage space.
Sitting room (15' 5" x 13' 5" or )
Deep bay picture window overlooking front of property. Moulded skirting boards. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Coving.
SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX
The main pool area has a heated pool with the depth ranging from 3' to 7' in the centre with a pool cover. Tiled flooring. Inset spots. Seating areas around the pool and a separate jacuzzi. There are double doors opening onto the rear terrace. The existing owners have planning permission for a new gym that would lead from the swimming pool complex and onto the rear terraces overlooking the gardens. There is a separate control/pump room, changing room and a cloakroom.
Windows and doors overlooking and leading to the rear gardens. Tiled flooring. Radiator. Dimmer switch. Ceiling mounted light/fan.
Windows to hallway and swimming pool complex. Tiled flooring. Moulded skirting boards.
Stunning galleried landing with access to loft and picture window to front. Double airing cupboard housing hot water tank and shelving. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Archway leading through to master bedroom suite. Double glazed velux window over wrought iron spiral staircase. Dado rail.
Master Bedroom (14' 4" x 16' 5" or )
Double glazed french doors leading to balcony overlooking gardens. Fitted carpet. Two radiators. Extensive range of built in bedroom furniture supplied and built by Hammonds. Archway to dressing area.
DRESSING AREA (9' 7" x 10' 10" or )
Range of Hammonds fitted bedroom furniture with wardrobes and dressing table. Access to loft. Continuation of fitted carpet.
En Suite (9' 0" x 8' 10" or )
Double glazed opaque window to side. Corner panelled bath with chrome mixer taps. Corner tiled shower cubicle. Low level w.c. Extractor fan. "His" and "Hers" wash hand basins set in vanity units with inset spots above. Ladder style heated towel rail. Tiled walls.
Bedroom 2 (13' 1" x 9' 2" or )
Double glazed picture windows overlooking garden. Fitted carpet. Range of Hammonds fitted bedroom furniture.
Bedroom 3 (11' 9" x 10' 8" or )
Double glazed picture window to garden. Fitted carpet. Moulded skirting boards. Radiator. Hammonds fitted bedroom furniture.
EN SUITE 4 (4' 10" x 6' 7" or )
Low level w.c. with concealed cistern. Wash hand basin set in vanity unit. Tiled shower cubicle. Ladder style heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4 (14' 0" x 12' 0" or )
Double glazed picture window to garden. Fitted carpet. Moulded skirting boards. Hammond fitted bedroom furniture. Radiator.
EN SUITE 3 (5' 6" x 6' 11" or )
Low level w.c. with concealed cistern. Tiled shower cubcile. Wash hand basin set in vanity unit. Ladder style heated towel rail. Double glazed opaque window to side.
Bedroom 5 (10' 6" x 11' 10" or )
Double glazed picture window to front. Range of Hammonds fitted bedroom furniture. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Moulded skirting boards. Opening up to:
STUDY AREA (8' 10" x 6' 4" or )
Double glazed velux window to side. Storage unit with sliding mirrored doors. Moulded skirting boards. Fitted carpet.
Bedroom 6 (9' 10" x 10' 10" or )
Double glazed picture window to front. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Moulded skirting boards. Range of Hammonds fitted bedroom furniture incorporating dressing table, bedside cabinets and wardrobes.
EN SUITE 2 (7' 6" x 4' 7" or )
Double glazed opaque window to side. Wash hand basin set in vanity unit with mirror and inset lights above. Tiled corner shower cubicle. Low level w.c. with concealed cistern. Ladder style heated towel rail. Extractor fan.
Bedroom 7 (8' 10" x 13' 9" or )
Double glazed picture window to front. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Moulded skirting boards. Hammonds fitted bedroom furniture.
ENSUITE 5 (6' 2" x 8' 10" or )
Small double glazed opaque window to side. Corner tiled shower cubicle. Low level w.c. with concealed cistern. Tiled walls. Ladder style heated towel rail. Tiled flooring. Wash hand basin set in vanity unit. Extractor fan.
FAMILY BATHROOM (8' 3" x 9' 3" or )
Double glazed velux window. Low level w.c. with concealed cistern. "His" and "Hers" wash hand basins set in vanity units. Panelled bath with chrome mixer taps and shower attachment. Ladder style heated towel rail. Tiled shower cubicle. Extractor fan.
The rear gardens of The Hermitage are delightful with several different areas to enjoy depending on the occassion. There is a large terrace area overlooking the tennis court with steps down to a lawned area leading to the "Wendy House". Walking through the Rose garden there is a secluded seating area again overlooking the tennis court. Hidden from the main house are two areas, one mainly laid to lawn with a summerhouse and steps down to the "Italian" garden. Wrought iron double gates lead you to the front of the property with a sweeping driveway.
LODGE (16' 05" x 22' 11" or 5.00m x 6.99m)
A solid pine lodge currently utilised as a games room. Double doors leading to cabin. Tongue and groove panelling to ceiling. Windows overlooking side and formal gardens. Log effect gas fire.
GARAGE (17' 05" x 24' 11" or 5.31m x 7.59m)
Triple garage with power and light. Large China butlers sink. On the ground floor there is cloakroom with low level w.c. and window to garden. Turning stairs leading to office.
FLAT/OFFICE (17' 05" x 17' 02" or 5.31m x 5.23m)
Velux windows overlooking front and rear gardens. Fitted kitchen area with stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer taps and fitted wall and base units. Single oven with electric hob. Storage cupboard. Small eaves area. Integrated fridge.
Shower room - Tiled shower cubicile, Velux window to garden, low level w.c. with concealed cistern, wash hand basin set in vanity unit. Cupboard housing hot water tank.
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