THE Laundry House is an outstanding family home of some 4000sqft, set in attractive grounds of approximately four acres - a combination of formal gardens including heated pool, expansive lawns and a large wildlife pond, as well as enchanting woodland areas and enclosed paddocks to appeal to the equestrian enthusiast.

Currently vacant, it is brought to the market by Charles Powell at a guide price of just under £1.4 million.

Formerly part of the Florence Nightingale Estate, this impressive home occupies a secluded position on Embley Lane, a quiet East Wellow road of individual residences within a few miles of both Romsey and the New Forest.

The ground floor features five large reception rooms, each with their own individual charm and offering much character including exposed oak beams and feature brick fireplaces with woodburning stoves.

On the first floor are six bedrooms each with ensuite facilities, generous storage and views over the gardens to the neighbouring paddock beyond.

The property is approached by a sweeping gravel driveway through mature trees and borders providing an impressive entrance to the front of the house where there is generous parking.

The gardens and grounds extend to four acres in total and are made up of extensive lawns and a large sandstone patio terrace encompassing the house for all day sunshine. There is an enclosed swimming pool and terrace with pool house, a feature natural pond area and large shrub borders. There are delightful wooded areas offering meandering country walks and an enclosed paddock with separate field gate access to suit horse riders. A large timber store provides valuable storage.

As one of the larger villages in the Test Valley, Wellow has it all; a wealth of traditional amenities, excellent recreational facilities, a vibrant village hall and highly regarded schooling.

Straddling the River Blackwater, the villages of East and West Wellow lie between two major roads, the A27 to the North and the A36 to the south where it connects to the New Forest at Canada Common. This facilitates excellent commuting but also easy access to the beautiful Forest countryside for dog walking, cycling and riding.

Call 01794 322 999.