Residential Development Sold
The main structure on the site comprises Alpha House, formerly a country house built during the Victorian or Edwardian period. Until recently the premises operated as a residential care facility for those who required treatment for substance misuse.
The site benefits from a dedicated entrance from the public highway, from which a long driveway extends across the central portion of the site leading to Alpha House. The property is west facing and sits atop a slightly elevated position overlooking the grounds.
The building is red brick built with sash windows. Many period features remain including original fireplace surroundings.
The ground floor was previously utilised for administrative and amenity space, including a large kitchen, two dining rooms, management offices and resident facilities. There is a large reception area and staircase leading to the upper floors. The first and second floors comprise a total of 15 double bedrooms together with bathroom, shower room and WC facilities.
The total site area is approximately 2.7ha / 6.75 acres with several outbuildings. The largest outbuilding is Fairfield Cottage, a two storey (with part single storey extension) situated to the north of Alpha House. This building was previously used for administration and training purposes. The building benefits from its own dedicated driveway from the highway.
Two small buildings are situated tot he south of Alpha House. One comprises a small bungalow (without bedroom accomodation). This was constructed on the site of a former greenhouse and was used as a training facility for residents. A summer house / small gymnasium is situated just to the rear of the bungalow. The central and northern parts of the grounds are principally laid down to lawn, while the southern portion is wooded.
Droxford is a historic English village located within the South Down National Park (SDNP), the city of Winchester local government district and the parish of Droxford (this includes the villages of Soberton and Hambledon). There are approximately 2,019 residents within 841 households in the parish (Census, 2011).
Local amenities in Droxford Village include a school, doctor’s surgery, post office/village shop and two public houses.
Principle road access to the village is via the A32 which runs the length of the Meon Valley. the nearest railway stations can be found at Fareham, Petersfield and Winchester which provide regular direct services to London Waterloo. Duration of services are approximately one hour from Winchester and Petersfield, 1 hour 40 minutes from Fareham.
By road, Droxford is approximately 8 miles north of Fareham, 13 miles south-east of Winchester, 14 miles north-east of Southampton and 14 miles north-west of Portsmouth.
The site is situated immediately to the south of Droxford village and just outside the boundary of the Droxford Conservation area. The site fronts the western side of Midlington Road, which forms part of the A32, an arterial route linking Gosport in the south and Alton in the north. The site is largely screened by foliage and mature trees.
The River Meon is located to the east of the site and is a designated site of importance for Natural Conservation.
The site is bordered by agricultural land and a number of large private residences.