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Chilling Lane, Hook Village, Warsash

£1,150,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 11431520
  • Type: House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • Stunning semi rural location
  • Glorious grounds of over half an acre
  • Over 3000 sq ft of accommodation
  • Abundance of character features
  • Oak framed double garage with workshop
  • EPC- B

Property Summary

Situated in an idyllic rural setting with far-reaching views across surrounding countryside and set in glorious grounds of over half an acre, a pretty Victorian residence offering characterful and well proportioned accommodation extending to over 3000 square feet with extensive driveway parking and an oak framed open fronted garage with adjacent workshop.

Fish House has origins dating back 1858 when it was rebuilt as part of William Hornby's Hook Estate and at that time was a working farm of some 242 acres; it was initially farmed by the same farmer for 40 years. Sir Warden Chilcott purchased Fish House, along with the land, in the 1920’s rebuilding the Hook Park Estate. When he died the estate was sold off in lots. During the 1960’s a developer split the house into two creating what we have today with Fish House retaining the original staircase. My clients acquired Fish House in February 2003 and have during their period of ownership meticulously and painstakingly restored to its original character to now offer glorious accommodation of generous proportions with many features such as fireplaces, wooden floors, cornicing and period doors. Upon entering you are immediately aware that this is no ordinary home; the entrance hall has the original turning staircase with impressive skylight and there are 9 ft ceiling heights to ground floor. The south facing Sitting Room has stripped wooden flooring and centres on a marble fireplace with slate hearth, a walk in bay with french doors flanked with window seats leads to the delightful gardens. The dual aspect Dining Room also has glorious proportions, with a walk in bay window with panelling and original working shutters. The kitchen/breakfast room has ample cupboards with Corian worktops, a walk-in larder and a range of appliances. The conservatory leads off of the kitchen and gives access to a stunning flagstone terrace. My clients converted the basement into a Master bedroom suite- the result is a spacious yet cosy and private area. There is also a superb utility room with butler’s sink with beech worktop and plumbing for washing machine. Upstairs, are three stunning bedroom suites, all substantial in size with delightful countryside views and ensuite facilities.

The property is approached via a five bar gate with an extensive shingle driveway providing ample parking and leading in turn to the oak framed car barn with adjacent workshop and gardener’s W.C. There are many selling features to Fish House, one in particular are the gardens; they are truly idyllic extending to over half an acre and having been lovingly landscaped by my clients who have created different areas within the garden; A kitchen garden with greenhouse with vegetable beds, fruit cage and asparagus bed is situated to the rear of the garage, this area is bordered by a meadow and a more formal garden is found immediately adjacent to the rear of the property with an ornamental fishpond. There are various fruit trees throughout the garden including pear, apple, fig and sweet cherry and two horse-chestnut trees.

The location of this delightful home is what sets it apart from so many others, being in a rural location surrounded by open countryside with far-reaching views. For the equestrian enthusiasts, this really is a superb spot with bridleways in abundance directly from the door and riding on Chilling, Brownwich and Meon Shore beach, which are all a stone’s throw away. In addition, Chilling Lane is a designated cycle route leading to many others. Warsash is a charming maritime village which is home to the Hook Nature Reserve, a 500 acre inter-tidal area and is also one of the most popular centres for sailing enthusiasts on the South Coast with a well subscribed Yacht Club and the Royal Southern and Royal Southampton Yacht Clubs nearby. There are links to Hamble Village via a ferry for pedestrians and cyclists where you can access the Royal Victoria Country Park.

The centres of Southampton and Portsmouth are approximately 11 and 13 miles away respectively and both offer excellent shopping facilities. Junction 8 of the M27 links to the M3 for London and the Cathedral City of Winchester. Southampton International Airport (11 miles) offers excellent connections overseas with the adjacent Parkway station connecting to London Waterloo in one hour and ten minutes. With regard to schooling, Hook with Warsash Primary School and Brookfield Community School are nearby.


Abundance of character features; Many original features retained such as period doors and architraves; 9 ft ceiling heights to ground floor; Appliances to include Redfyre cooker, two ring induction hob and dishwasher; Karndean flooring to kitchen/breakfast room; Wooden double glazed conservatory with glass roof added in 2009; Original turning staircase and skylight; Secondary glazing to all three bedrooms on the first floor; Period style radiators to all three bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor; Access hatch to loft space with pulldown ladder, part boarded and light; Stunning gardens extending to over half an acre; Extensive driveway parking; Oak craft at Homesley Mill triple garage barn constructed in 2004 with plumbing for washing machine; Substantial storage space over, ideal for conversion into office space if needed; Solar pv panels and 5 water butts by garage; Sought-after rural location; Walking distance to Chilling beach


TENURE: Freehold; SERVICES: Mains electricity and drainage, oil fired central heating, solar panels. LOCAL AUTHORITY: Fareham Borough Council; TAX BAND: G


Chilling beach- 0.9 miles; Titchfield village- 2.8 miles; Fareham train station- 4.8 miles; Southampton Parkway-11.6 miles