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Abbotts Ann, Andover, Hampshire Sp11

4 bedrooms

A substantial attached Grade II Listed period village residence with a fascinating history, situated in an exclusive location close to the church within this highly sought after village

Property Details

DESCRIPTION

A fine attached Grade II Listed period house, constructed of mainly colour washed rendered elevations/part brick and flint under a mainly tiled/part slate roof.  The accommodation amounts to approximately 2,821 sq ft and comprises a spacious reception hall/garden room with flagstone floor, magnificent sitting room with inglenook fireplace to either end and French doors leading into the garden, separate dining room, large inner hallway with door leading into the Italian style courtyard garden (ideal for ‘al fresco’ dining) and steps rising to a study/office area with vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers and open entrance into a recently refurbished, vaulted kitchen/breakfast room with new appliances, exposed beams and timbers.  There is also a bathroom on the ground floor with white suite and claw footed bath.  To the first floor there is a spacious light landing with doors leading to a double aspect bedroom wing with adjoining bathroom, guest bedroom with split level en suite shower room, a third double bedroom and bedroom four is currently used as an artist’s studio.

HISTORY

There is some very interesting history to this property.  We understand it was originally two Elizabethan cottages that were extended by the renowned entrepreneur, Thomas Pitt for his mother as well as building the local church.  (Thomas Pitt’s grandson and great grandson both became Prime Ministers).  He was also renowned for buying the ‘Regent Diamond’, understood to have been purchased for £20,000 in 1702).  The building was formerly a manor house called The Dower House that was divided in 1985 into two separate dwellings It is also understood that John Willoughby-Gray, a well known actor who starred in the James Bond film ‘A View to a Kill’ and also ‘Howards Way’ also resided at the property.

Agent’s Note:  This is the first time the property has been placed on the open market in 24 years.  An internal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the character and accommodation that this spacious country house offers.

LOCATION

The property is situated in an exclusive area within the village of Abbotts Ann, just a short walk from the centre of the village and the church.  Abbotts Ann has an award winning shop/Post Office, village hall and playing field, primary school, church and two public houses.  Andover, some 1½ miles to the north, offers a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities as well as a mainline railway station providing fast services to London Waterloo (in just over an hour).  The cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are within half an hour’s drive and there is also good access to Newbury and Basingstoke, as well as excellent road links to London, the Midlands, the South Coast and the West Country via the A34, M3 and A303.  There is also an excellent choice of private schools in the area: Farleigh, Cheam, St Gabriel’s, Winchester College, St Swithun’s and Pilgrims as well as Peter Symonds College in Winchester.

ACCOMMODATION

Covered PORCH  Light.  Panelled front door leading into:

RECEPTION HALL / GARDEN ROOM  Small pane windows on two aspects.  Down lighting.  Flagstone floor.  Half glazed panelled doors into cloaks cupboard and inner hall. French doors into the front garden.

LARGE INNER HALL   Partly vaulted with small pane high windows.  Mexican terracotta tiled floor with ‘paw marks’.  Recess with display shelving, cupboard with louvre doors beneath.  Access to loft.  Three ceiling spot lights.  Picture window with glazed panelled door leading into courtyard garden.  Old pine door into dining room.  Small pane obscure panelled door to passageway.  Brick steps rising to:

STUDY / OFFICE AREA  Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers.  Half clad timber walls.  Telephone point.  ‘Baxi’ wall mounted gas fired boiler.  Two meter cupboards.  Range of oak faced wall cupboards.  Mexican terracotta tiled floor.  Large mirror. Wide open entrance into:

VAULTED KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM  Exposed timbers and beams.  China sink unit with central bowl and mixer tap.  Extensive range of cream panelled high and low cupboards and drawers.  Work surfaces with concealed lighting over, colourful ceramic tiled splash back and window sill.  Plumbing for dishwasher.  ‘Neff’ double oven and grill, cupboard above and below.  ‘Neff’ four ring gas hob.  Picture window overlooking rear garden with half glazed panelled door to courtyard.  Mexican terracotta tiled floor.  Spot lights.  Oak glazed china cupboard, drawers beneath.  Wall light.  Small pane window to rear aspect.  Wide open beamed entrance and brick steps rising into:

UTILITY ROOM  Exposed beams and timbers.  Plumbing for washing machine.  Space for American style fridge/freezer.  Range of oak fronted cupboards.  Spot lights.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Half glazed panelled door with window to side leading into garden.

DINING ROOM  Open false fireplace with exposed brick arched lintel and brick hearth.  Picture window overlooking courtyard garden.  Wall light points.  Old stripped pine door into:

LONG L-SHAPED PASSAGEWAY  Small pane double doors and further glazed panelled door opening into sitting room.  Smoke alarm.  Staircase rising to first floor with turned balustrade and half landing.  Door to bathroom.

MAGNIFICENT OPEN PLAN SITTING ROOM  (Partly divided by mellow brick wall and exposed timbers)  Deep broad brick inglenook fireplace with exposed beam over, raised hearth and large hood.  Shelving to one side of fireplace, spot light and attractive leaded bay window with seat to opposite side.  Two sets of small pane glazed French doors leading into the front garden (one with opening shutters).  Exposed beams and timbers.  Wall light points.  TV aerial.  To opposite end a further sitting area with fine brick inglenook fireplace with beam over, brick hearth housing a log burning stove and shelves to either side.  Small pane French doors with shutters leading into garden with window to side. Exposed beams and timbers.  

BATHROOM   Fully tiled.  White suite comprising claw footed double ended bath with central mixer tap and shower attachment.  Pedestal wash hand basin with glass shelf and light/shaver socket.  Low level WC suite.  Obscure glazed window.  Down light.  Exposed polished wooden floor boards.  Deep built-in cupboard.  Heated towel rail/radiator.  
 
FIRST FLOOR

SPACIOUS LANDING  (Part divided by dwarf brick wall with exposed timber).  Access to insulated loft.  Old leaded window overlooking courtyard.  Down lighting.  TV aerial.  Airing cupboard with lagged copper cylinder, fitted immersion, hanging wardrobe and light.  Exposed beams and timbers.  Old pine stripped door and step into guest suite/bedroom two.  Further door to bedroom three.  Beamed open entrance into:

INNER LANDING  Stripped pine to door to bedroom four.  Further pine door to master bedroom wing. Large walk-in wardrobe cupboard with shelving and louvre doors.  Old stripped pine door to:

MASTER BEDROOM  High ceiling.  Small pane windows on two aspects.  Wall light points.  

ADJOINING BATHROOM  White suite comprising claw footed slipper bath with mixer tap/shower attachment.  Pedestal wash hand basin.  Low level WC.  Corner cubicle with ‘Aqualisa’ power shower.  Mainly half tiled walls.  Exposed timber.  Charming period fireplace with timber surround.  Wall cupboards.  Wall light point.  Triple ceiling spot light.  Towel rail/radiator.

BEDROOM TWO / GUEST SUITE  Window overlooking courtyard garden.  Built-in double wardrobe cupboard.  Wall light points.  Old stripped pine door and steps to:

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM  White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with ceramic tiled splash back, glass shelf, wall light and shaver socket.  Low level WC suite.  Fully tiled cubicle with ‘Aqualisa’ power shower.  Down lighting.  Small pane window with blind.  Wall cupboard.  Heated towel rail/radiator.

BEDROOM THREE  Small pane window to front aspect.  Single wardrobe cupboard.  Recess with light over.  

BEDROOM FOUR   Leaded window to front aspect.  Exposed timber.

OUTSIDE

Delightful well maintained gardens and grounds

Screened to the front and side by high mature hedging with ornate metal double gates leading to a shingle parking area and car ports.  Broad paved steps descend to front entrance with block paved pathway leading round to the front garden.

FRONT GARDEN  Extremely private and mainly laid to lawn with block paved patio area (easterly facing) with dwarf brick edging and well stocked shrub borders.  Further block paved patio area.  Mature trees including Copper Leafed Acer and Corsican Pine.  Outside tap and lighting.

DOUBLE CAR PORT  Shingle base beneath a tiled roof with paved area to side for wheelie bins and garden equipment.  Outside light.  Steps to one end to small screened area with raised dwarf brick wall, clematis.  Rendered capped wall with wrought iron gate leading into:

CENTRAL COURTYARD GARDEN  Completely enclosed by walling.  Block paved base with circular paved area, ideal for ‘al fresco’ dining.  Outside light.  Block paved area to one end with raised borders and mature shrubs.  Outside tap and light.  Workshop/store with shelving, power and light.

SERVICES  

All mains services connected.  Gas fired boiler for central heating. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.


DISCLAIMER

1.  These particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.  All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of Evans & Partridge or the vendors or lessors.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
3. No person in the employment of Evans & Partridge has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

Evans & Partridge is the trading name for Armstrong Partridge Limited (Company no. 10437262)






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