Orchard Drove, Botley Road
INTRODUCTION Orchard Drove, which is an executive development of just three houses built by August Homes in 2002, is a real hidden treasure within Horton Heath and this immaculately presented four bedroom detached house with integral double garage is undoubtedly going to be incredibly popular. Comprising in brief four bedrooms, two en-suites and family bathroom, three reception rooms, refitted kitchen and utility room, cloakroom, study and double garage, there is a wealth of living accommodation for a growing family.
The current owner, who is able to offer no forward chain, has renovated this property in its entirety over the last few years including quartz worktops and splashbacks in the kitchen, monsoon shower head fittings in the bathrooms, LED ambient mood lighting in many rooms and porcelain tiling. Early viewing is advised.
The ground floor has oak flooring throughout, whilst the first floor is mainly fitted with carpet, with the bathrooms being the exception. The wall-mounted radiators in each room are all individually thermostatically controlled and all windows are double glazed.
ENTRANCE HALL Entering via the UPVC double glazed door with obscured window panels either side, you will be in the pleasant entrance hall which has coved and skimmed ceilings and walls, stairs to the first floor, doors to all rooms and a telephone point.
CLOAKROOM With a skimmed ceiling and extractor fan, the cloakroom is fitted with a matching two piece white enamel suite comprising a low-level WC and vanity wash hand basin with stainless steel mixer tap and storage under and has a wall-mounted mirror with sensor LED lighting.
SITTING ROOM Found at the front of the property with a bay window to this aspect, the bright and airy sitting room is fitted with a full surround sound system and benefits from a Charnwood Woodburner with slate hearth and oak mantle over making a lovely focal point of the room. There is a wall mounted television with TV, satellite and power points, as well as two radiators, an air conditioning unit and telephone point.
DINING ROOM Found at the rear of the property with windows and double doors to this aspect, the dining room opens out to one of the Indian sandstone patio seating areas and has a radiator.
STUDY With a continuation of the coved and skimmed ceilings, thermostatically controlled wall-mounted radiators and oak flooring, the study is a wonderful pocket of space to work. It also has a double glazed window to the rear aspect and a telephone point
FAMILY ROOM This triple aspect room really is the heart of the home and is open to the stunning kitchen. It has windows and doors to the rear garden, a window to the side and a door with fitted blinds leading to the other sandstone patio seating area. The room is smooth plastered and there is a wall-mounted television with TV, satellite and power points, two thermostatically controlled double radiators, telephone point and oak flooring.
KITCHEN The kitchen has been carefully designed with a range of high gloss base units and oak wall units with soft close fittings and magic corner storage in the base units. There is LED spot lighting and under unit lighting with a range of eye level extra height, fronted units. The worktops and splashbacks are solid quartz with an inset stainless steel sink and mixer tap with extendable plate wash function. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and fridge freezer and there is a space for a Rangemaster range cooker with extractor hood over. The wall mounted Vaillant condensing boiler, which was replaced in August 2017, has a wireless Nest thermostat, which can be located in any room. The windows to the rear and side aspects are finished with quartz window sills and the room has a continuation of oak flooring.
UTILITY ROOM With matching fitted high gloss kitchen units, the utility room is a fantastic extension to the kitchen and benefits from roll-edged work surfaces with inset stainless steel sink and drainer. There are ceramic tiled splashbacks and flooring with space and plumbing for both a washing machine and tumble dryer.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING From taking the stairs on the ground floor, the landing has further access to all bedrooms and the airing cupboard which houses the hot water pressure system and slatted shelving. It has a skimmed and coved ceiling with mains powered smoke alarm and loft access with pull down ladder, double glazed window to front aspect, thermostatically controlled radiator and carpet. The loft is insulated, has a light and is part boarded.
MASTER BEDROOM The master bedroom is a sizeable room with an en-suite wet room and benefits from LED spotlighting, as well as two built in double wardrobes with ample hanging and shelving space. There is also an air conditioning unit, thermostatically controlled radiators, TV and telephone points and is finished with carpet.
ENSUITE WET ROOM The en-suite is a stunning wet room complete with LED colour changing ambient lighting, a built in radio, iPod dock and USB point and a porcelain tiled floor with underfloor heating. The white three piece suite comprises a walk-in shower with monsoon shower head over, close-coupled WC with hidden cistern, vanity wash hand basin with storage under and stainless steel mixer tap. There is also a heated towel rail, extractor fan and obscured double glazed window to the side aspect.
BEDROOM TWO Found at the rear of the property with a double glazed window to this aspect, bedroom two has a coved and smooth plastered ceiling with LED spotlighting, built in wardrobes, thermostatically controlled radiators, TV point and a door to the Jack & Jill en-suite.
JACK AND JILL EN-SUITE With access from both bedrooms two and four, this Jack and Jill en-suite shower room is perfect for guests. Fitted with a white enamel suite comprising a close coupled WC, wash hand basin with stainless steel mixer tap and double shower cubicle with monsoon shower head over. There is also a chrome heated towel rail and shaver point and the room is finished with ceramic tiling to the walls and floor.
BEDROOM THREE Found at the rear of the property with a double glazed window to this aspect, the bedroom has a coved and smooth plastered ceiling and skimmed walls, thermostatically controlled radiator, TV point and carpet.
BEDFROOM FOUR Found at the front of the property with a double glazed window to this aspect, the bedroom has a coved and smooth plastered ceiling and skimmed walls, thermostatically controlled radiator, TV point, carpet and door to the Jack and Jill en-suite.
FAMILY BATHROOM A truly amazing example of a fitted family bathroom – even featuring a waterproof inset television, ambient lighting and porcelain tiling floor to ceiling and tiled floor. The suite itself has a double ended bath with central mixer tap and separate hand shower attachment, shower cubicle with sliding glazed doors, closed coupled WC, floating vanity wash hand basin with stainless steel mixer tap and soft close drawers providing storage under. Other benefits include a heated towel rail, shaver point and wall-mounted mirror with LED lighting with automatic sensors.
EXTERNALLY The property is accessed via Botley Road and if driving through Horton Heath in the direction of Fair Oak, the private drive to all three properties can be found on your left. The front garden is mainly block paved providing a large driveway with access to the garage but has a section laid to lawn with a silver birch tree. There is a sandstone footpath to the front door.
The double garage is fitted with two metal up and over doors and has the benefit of having power and lighting. There is insulated and industrial carpeted floor and some wall and base units at the back with worktops over.
At the rear of the property, the wooden-panel fence enclosed garden is a wonderful size and has undergone a full renovation including new lawn, Indian sandstone paths and two seating areas. There is an ornamental cherry tree, log store, outside LED lighting, outside tap, multiple outside power sockets and secure side pedestrian access with storage area.
LOCATION The property benefits from being within walking distance of Wyvern College, which is a co-educational secondary school with academy status. Fair Oak village centre is close at hand and offers local shops and amenities whilst the neighbouring market town of Eastleigh is also only minutes away, which has a mainline railway station and a wide range of shops and amenities including a cinema complex and shopping centre. Southampton Airport is also close by and all main motorway access routes including the M27 are also within easy reach.