The Clock House is a beautiful example of a conversion of former stables and coach house, and is always instantly recognised by its signature clock tower. The stunning accommodation is elegantly presented retaining much of the original period features including impressive tall ceilings in most of the reception rooms. Outside the property is approached along a sweeping drive and the whole site amounts to about eighteen acres of paddocks and gardens. EPR: E
– Tall barn style doors lead into the entrance hall with double substantial casement doors leading into living room
– The impressive living room features tall vaulted beamed ceilings with atrium, providing plenty of light, stunning flagstone floors finished in limestone, central freestanding wood burning stove providing additional heat
– The living room, dining room and kitchen has under floor heating
– Split level leading up to the superb dining room with beamed ceilings, part folding doors leading out onto rear terrace and views over the gardens
– Magnificent open plan kitchen / breakfast room with a superb range of base wall and drawer units with contemporary hand-crafted work tops with attractive under lighting
– Built in appliances include, electric AGA, dishwasher, double Belfast sink, Quooker tap, wine cooler and integrated fridge freezer
– The generous study with double aspect, flagstone floors and stable door
– Sitting room/media room with beautiful stone tiled floors, exposed brick relief wall with fireplace and built in wood burning stove
– Staircase from living room leads to two first bedrooms, principle bedroom with beautiful aspect over gardens, modern en suite shower room with luxury three piece suite including shower.
– Further bedroom to front aspect with attractive arch window . Family bathroom with a modern and stylish four piece suite including freestanding bath and separate shower
– Second staircase leads from a separate entrance hall and an adjacent utility room, to further first floor accommodation which comprises two further bedrooms and a stunning family bathroom with a luxurious three-piece suite which includes a free-standing bath and a wide basin wash stand
Gardens and Grounds:
The property is approached along a tarmac sweeping driveway which is flanked by fruit trees with several well fenced paddocks with field shelters and self-filling water troughs.
The driveway leads through electric gates to an extensive graveled parking area and also to a useful range of outbuildings with light and power supply, this includes a brick-built workshop and a block built stable yard incorporating three stables and tack room with hayloft an adjacent field gate provides access to the rear paddocks and formal gardens.
The extensive walled gardens are well kept with immaculate sweeping lawns and feature a large stone terrace and a covered outside entertaining area.
Opposite the kitchen is an attractive walled garden with wrought iron gates leading to a traditional Victorian greenhouse.
Sopley is situated within a conservation area on the edge of the Avon Valley and New Forest, between the popular coastal town of Christchurch and the historic market town of Ringwood. There is a village hall and a quality dining pub within easy walking distance and Sopley Primary School is just a short distance away, as well as other local private and state secondary schools. Christchurch is situated approximately 2.5 miles south offering an extensive range of independent and high street shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, hotels and the beautiful natural harbour which is home to two sailing clubs, a rowing club and plenty of water-based activities. The market town of Ringwood is approximately 6 miles north offering further shopping, leisure facilities and a good range of pubs, cafes and restaurants. The larger coastal town of Bournemouth with its famous beaches is also close by as are major transport links; the A31 and the M27 gives access to Southampton, the M3 and London beyond. Christchurch has a main line train station as does Bournemouth and Southampton plus the latter benefiting from having international airports.
Leave Ringwood along the Christchurch road and head to Sopley. Go through the village on the one way and turn left into Derritt Lane and then as you go along this road you will see the entrance on your right to the driveway.