Luxurious eight-bedroom villa with its own games room - and it could be yours for Â£1.05m
Manor Farm, Lower Road, Old Bedhampton
Never mind Bruce Forsyth, Larry Grayson, or even Mel and Sue. Now’s the time to play, and win, the Generation Game for yourself.
There’s no need to head off to some TV studio to take part, either. Old Bedhampton is as far as you need to go.
There you will find Manor Farm in Lower Road, a splendid turn of the last century colonial-style villa that has been updated by the current owners to accommodate more than one generation of the same family.
With two front doors, no-one will be keeping scores about who comes home when, either.
One serves the main house through an appealing entrance hall while the other, beside the double doors for the garage, gives access to a spiral staircase rising to a first-floor annexe area with two en suite bedrooms and a gym / games room.
This separates the annexe from the main house and could be a sitting area or incorporated back into the main accommodation as an eighth bedroom, a role it already plays occasionally.
Creative thinking involving the study and adjoining utility with shower room could give the annexe complete autonomy over two levels while still leaving very generous ground floor living space and five first-floor bedrooms, two en suite and with a family bathroom serving the other three, on the first floor.
‘When it comes to how the owners have tackled this project I suppose it would be right to say didn’t they do well,’ suggests Colin Shairp, of Fine and Country Southern Hampshire, who is now marketing the property.
‘There’s a delightful period feel to the house, complete with a covered walkway around the outside of the music room and bay windows serving the sitting and dining rooms, now combined into one large living space with a conservatory in the south west corner.
‘There’s also a vast kitchen/breakfast room combined with a family room with access into the 0.42 acre grounds where there is a heated swimming pool.
‘The location is also great for ready access to road and rail commuting routes and the area has an ample choice of schooling, so families will find it ideal.’