img_20267_22_originalFamily, friends, food and fun will set precedence for many of us this coming month. As such, a well-configured home that combines practical entertaining spaces with family life will certainly top your wish list this season. Along with all these fundamental attributes, this detached five bedroom home features versatile spaces and elegant styles that optimise its village surroundings. The scenic rural backdrop, a striking vaulted ceiling, high specification finishes and an integrated sound entertainment system will surely make this home a winner with your family and guests, not just this season, but all year round.

Designed and constructed circa 2006, this double fronted home rests along a private lane within an attractive courtyard setting. These quiet surroundings present a secure environment for the family, whilst the abundance of open countryside and individual amenities of the village distinguish the locality. A pedestrian towpath to the top of the rear garden is great for a stroll through the village, possibly Sunday brunch at the pub. With the village nestled between Up Nately and Mapledurwell, you are also within good reach of the local amenities available there including a very good local pub. The M3 also just a short drive from the home, ideally positioned for the commuter, as you have excellent transport links to London, airports and the southern coast. For those who enjoy a spot of retail therapy, Basingstoke serves well with Festival Place offering plenty of shopping facilities. The towns of Hook and Basingstoke are both just a short drive from Andwell, providing rail links to London Waterloo.img_20267_24_original

Combining family life with entertaining spaces does not always call for an open plan arrangement, a well-configured home with versatile spaces can deliver just as effectively. So, with over 2800sqft of generously proportioned living spaces and sophisticated styles, this modern home presents adaptable accommodation to suit the needs of your family and lifestyle. It has three layers of light and airy living spaces that are abound with high specification finishes and draw on the scenic village surroundings to offer a welcoming and tranquil home. Featured within the home are four reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, a downstairs cloakroom, a utility room, two en suite bedrooms, dressing room to the master and two family bathroom suites. These versatile rooms will certainly allow you to offer your family and guests something quite special at formal events, or simply a restful home they can feel at ease in.

img_20267_21_largeAll homes have a central hub where the whole family can huddle around casually, whilst enjoying snacks, drinks or some simple entertainment. Here, the kitchen/breakfast room presents that space and is perfectly supplemented by the adjoining family room. Being positioned to the rear of the property, French doors provide a casual flow onto the gardens and introduce plenty of light. The striking vaulted ceiling of the family room, which features full-length glazing completes the space aptly. Presenting a tasteful design feature, the glazed panels radiate warmth and would surely wow your guests. The integrated Bose speakers complete the space suitably, which all together delivers a modern, bright and fun environment for the family to enjoy.

Further light and airy living spaces complement the ground floor, with the dining room, study and living room all enjoying dual aspect outlooks over the surrounding grounds. The living room also features French doors that open onto a patio area, and features an attractive limestone fireplace as a central focal point. Whilst these welcoming living areas are versatile and could easily be adapted to suit your needs, the study has been fitted with office furnishings for practical use and a streamlined finish. The dining room happens to be the current owner’s favourite room of the house, with a large enough space for a good size dining table it is the perfect space for entertaining, especially when you consider the integrated Bose speakers that continue within the room.img_20267_23_original

The scenic village surroundings are truly optimised by the elevated position of the first and second floor bedrooms. As such, the master bedroom features two Juliet balconies, which emit plenty of natural light through the space and allow you to enjoy views with a peaceful setting. A generous sized dressing room and a modern four piece en suite  add to the allure of the master suite. Two further bedrooms and a family bathroom are also situated along the second floor, with the second bedroom also featuring an en suite shower room. There is certainly no shortage of bathrooms within this home, as the second floor also features a family shower room. Clever use of light and space has been made along this floor, with dormer windows and skylights allowing views over the charming village surroundings.

img_20267_25_originalWhilst the interior has been skilfully designed to connect you with the outdoors, the external grounds do not fail to deliver. Although the rear garden is enclosed by wood panel fencing and features mature plants for some added privacy, a pedestrian gate provides direct access to a tow path along the rear of the property. This is certainly a great bonus feature for the home, allowing for casual strolls or jogs through the rural surroundings. A central area of green also sits within the vicinity, to the front of the home and certainly adds kerb appeal as you drive up to the double garage.

Designed with versatility, practicality and functionality in mind, this family home certainly delivers entertaining spaces for friends and family to enjoy all year round.  Full details can be found here. If you would like to view the property or find out more, please contact our team in Hook on 01256 764666 or email, hook@mackenziesmith.co.uk.