Extensive Victorian house

Marylands dates from 1892 and sits in a wonderful position within a short walk of Shawford station, just to the south of Winchester. In addition to extensive accommodation which has fantastic potential to be further improved, the house enjoys a lovely outlook across Shawford Down.

Fabulous period detailing has been retained with ornate cornicing emphasising the high ceilings and fireplaces gracing several rooms.

A large central entrance hall opens up to a reception area now defined as a dining room with French doors providing a view through this light-filled house. The large drawing room has superb ceiling height and cornicing, and a wood burning stove is set in the marble surround fireplace. The terrace wraps around this corner of the house and may be accessed via twin French doors, thus providing lovely views across Shawford Down. A further reception room is currently used as a family room and has an open fireplace and doors to the garden

The kitchen/breakfast room is in need of some updating but is a good space with a door to a large utility room and through to a workshop or store. The current owners have had plans drawn up to completely remodel the back of the house to create a fabulous kitchen/dining/living space. There is also a cloakroom and a cellar.

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On the first floor are four double bedrooms, all with new double glazed hardwood sash windows. The master bedroom benefits from a range of fitted cupboards and its own bathroom and there is also a family bathroom on this floor. Some of these bedrooms have feature fireplaces and lovely views. Arranged over the top floor are four further rooms which would originally have been servants’ quarters and now provide versatile space for additional bedrooms, games room and perhaps one could be transformed into a further bathroom.

The garden extends to about a third of an acre and is accessed via a five bar gate opening to the driveway and large double garage with a room above.

The garden to the rear is predominantly laid to lawn with well-established borders providing a very private outdoor space with lovely views. The house is flanked on two sides by a terrace which is south and southwest facing and therefore light and sunny all year round. This provides a wonderful outdoor space for entertaining. There is also a pretty garden to the front of the house bordered by thick hedgerows.

“Marylands offers enormous scope for someone wishing to create a sizeable and impressive home in a convenient and popular location,” says Knight Frank. A price of £1,295,000 is quoted and enquiries should be directed to the Winchester office on 01962 850333.