No need to worry – keep taking the tablet

A freshly invigorated home in Shawford, just south of Winchester, is perfect for adopters of modern technologies such as smartphones and tablet computers.

Part of the extensive makeover at Pendlehurst Lodge, as well as creating a cinema room and gym / conservatory, has been the installation of the very latest electronics so the house can be controlled remotely from anywhere in the world via modern handheld devices.

Perfect for the seasoned traveller with its close proximity to Southampton International Airport, the house offers a luxurious welcome and also has a large en-suite bedroom above the cinema that could lend itself to the formation of a staff or family annexe as well as luxurious guest space.

The transformation had environmental needs very much to the fore, with a solar energy system to enhance the smart electronics.

Protected by mature hedges, Pendlehurst Lodge occupies a 0.67 acre site that forms a secure island behind electronic gates in a curve of Southdown Road. The interior has been transformed through a programme of remodelling that has involved great attention to detail and capitalises on the natural light provided by its southerly aspect.

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“Buyers have become much more discerning, preferring to choose homes that really suit their needs and pay homage to modern environmental concerns,” explains Chris Gooch, manager of residential sales for Carter Jonas in Winchester.

“Pendlehurst Lodge is typical of what buyers now demand. True, it has space and meets the needs of those who desire a larger house but it’s impressive for the quality of the work undertaken together with the luxury and convenience that its features deliver.

“The living rooms are great for privacy and relaxation but when it’s time to entertain they make a real statement about this house and its features. Equally impressive is the master suite, which takes up half of the first floor of the original house and offers a large dressing room and astounding bathroom. There are three further bedrooms in the main house, a family bathroom, and dressing room, in addition to the annexe bedroom.

“The location also gives ready access to the M3, and mainline trains at Shawford, Winchester, or Southampton Parkway. The area is well blessed with cultural and leisure facilities with the added bonus of a selection of highly-regarded schools in the state and private sectors.”

Offers are sought in excess of £1.595 million (EPC Band C). For more information, contact Carter Jonas on 01962 842742 or email