Abbotts Ann, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
A most attractive extended linked period cottage providing surprisingly spacious accommodation including three reception rooms and four bedrooms together with a well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room and surrounding south and westerly facing gardens, situated in the heart of the village
A semi-detached Grade II Listed period cottage with well-presented accommodation comprising an entrance hall, attractive sitting room with inglenook (which contains two cannon balls discovered in situ and believed to date back to the Civil War), dining room and a study that could be used as a fifth bedroom. There is a hand-built kitchen/breakfast room with granite tops, range cooker and utility area at one end. There is also a good size double bedroom with an adjacent bathroom at the foot of the stairs. To the first floor there are three bedrooms with the principal bedroom benefiting from an en suite bathroom. Outside there is a single off-road parking space and unrestricted parking on the village lane. The landscaped gardens have the great benefit of south and westerly aspects and comprise lawn and sitting areas and raised beds ideal for vegetables.
The property is situated in the heart of Abbotts Ann which has an award winning Post Office/store, excellent primary school, two public houses and a nearby garden centre. Andover, approximately three miles away, offers a comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and educational facilities, as well as a mainline railway station providing fast services to Waterloo. The A303 is close at hand for access to London and the West Country, and the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are both within a 25 minute drive, whilst Stockbridge with its local amenities, pubs, hotels, cafes and countryside walks along the Test Way is just a 10 minute driveway away.
SCHOOLING AND RECREATION There is excellent schooling (private and state) in the area. In addition to the junior school in the village, Stockbridge also has junior and secondary schools; Kings and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College are located in Winchester and there are Grammar Schools in Salisbury. Farleigh Preparatory School is within a few minutes’ drive; other local public schools include Winchester College and St Swithun’s in Winchester, Godolphin, Chafyn Grove and the Cathedral School in Salisbury. There is excellent fishing on the River Test and a golf course in Leckford as well as two in Andover.
ENTRANCE PORCH Outside lantern style light. Timber panelled door into:
ENTRANCE HALL Coir mat at threshold. Terracotta tiled floor. Window to side aspect overlooking garden. Open arch into kitchen/breakfast room. Latch door into study/bedroom five.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM (Well fitted hand-built hardwood kitchen by Abbotts Kitchens) Belfast sink unit with mixer tap and polished granite drainer. Polished granite work surfaces with similar upstand. Range of pastel colour washed high and low level cupboards and drawers. Rangemaster with two ovens, grill and five ring gas hob with coloured glass splashback and Neff extractor hood above. Integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. LED down lighters. Terracotta tiled floor. Space for family table. Large picture window overlooking side garden. Traditional style radiator with hanging rail over.
Utility Area Polished granite work surface with similar upstand. Recess and plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer. Further space ideal for dog bed. Shelving. Full height shelved cupboard. Panel door into:
INNER / REAR HALL Terracotta tiled floor. Turning staircase with balustrade to side rising to first floor with understairs cupboard. Internal obscure glazed window to bathroom. Opening overlooking dining room. Half glazed stable style door with Velux sky light above and coir mat at threshold opening onto rear garden. Panel doors to sitting room, dining room, bedroom four and family bathroom.
SITTING ROOM (Good size reception room) Brick inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and inset ceramic tiles housing log burning stove with log store to side and exposed flint work to rear. Recess to side of fireplace ideal for TV or media area. Picture window to front aspect. Exposed chamfered ceiling timber. Original front door (not in use) concealed behind lockable panels. Wall lights.
DINING ROOM Painted open brick fireplace with quarry tiled hearth (not in use). Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with shelving. Picture window to front aspect. Exposed painted ceiling timber. Ceiling spot lights.
BEDROOM FOUR (Large double bedroom) Picture window overlooking rear garden. Velux light above. Built-in shelving to one wall and to side of window. Down lighter.
FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising bath with metro tiled surround, overhead and hand held shower attachments and glass screen. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. Limed oak effect flooring. Traditional style towel radiator. Window overlooking rear garden. Velux light to rear aspect. Extractor fan. LED down lighters.
STUDY / BEDROOM FIVE (Dual aspect) Windows to rear and side aspect overlooking garden. Louvre door into cupboard housing mains gas fired wall hung boiler. Down lighters.
LANDING Balustrade continues overlooking stairwell. Exposed purlin and timbers. Panel doors to:
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (Large dual aspect double bedroom) Picture window overlooking rear garden. Further window to front aspect. Sliding doors into wardrobe cupboards extending into the eaves. Exposed framework and purlins. Ceiling light point with spot lights. Wall light point. Old panel door into:
EN SUITE BATHROOM Suite comprising cast iron bath with mixer tap/hand held attachment with tiled surround and pine sills. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Low level WC. Part tiled walls. Towel radiator. Storage alcove to one side of chimney breast. Built-in high and low level cupboards, formerly housing hot water tank, currently fitted with a radiator and slatted shelving. LED spot lights. Ceramic tiled floor.
BEDROOM TWO (Double bedroom) Window to gable end overlooking side garden. Down lighters. Recess with space for dressing table/desk, wardrobe cupboards with louvre doors to either side. Access to loft via hatch.
BEDROOM THREE (Large single bedroom) Open brick fireplace with brick hearth (not in use) Recess to either side of chimney breast. Exposed purlin, wind braces and framework. Window to front aspect. Small hatch into loft. Ceiling light point.
The property has the benefit of a single off-road parking space a few meters along the lane. Further unrestricted parking is available along Duck Street immediately outside the cottage.
FRONT GARDEN Well stocked colourful border extending in front of the cottage, enclosed by picket fencing. Picket gate at end gives access onto a block/brick paved path leading to the front entrance porch and round the side of the cottage into the rear garden. Curved brick/sleeper steps rise to:
SIDE GARDEN Well enclosed to the front by beech hedging and to the rear by trees and hedging. This area is laid to grass with three raised sleeper retained vegetable beds. Further rhubarb bed. Specimen trees. Soft fruit bushes. Compost bins. Archway with climbing roses leads into:
REAR GARDEN Comprises a paved terrace with brick edging with well stocked border to side. Level area of lawn with further well stocked herbaceous border and espalier apple. Further sleeper retained borders, daffodils and spring bulbs. The garden rises to the rear boundary. Attractive brick and flint retaining walls and shrub borders. Large timber shed/workshop.
OUTBUILDING Constructed of old block walling beneath profile plastic roof. Ideal for bike storage or as a workshop.
All mains services connected. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
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