Abbotts Ann, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
A charming semi-detached cottage with a two storey rear extension providing characterful accommodation featuring good size rooms, especially the farmhouse kitchen/dining room and master bedroom, together with a secluded landscaped cottage garden, set in the heart of this popular village.
A semi-detached Grade II Listed period cottage of white washed elevations beneath a thatched roof with a later two storey rear extension under a tiled roof and the benefit of double glazed/secondary glazed windows throughout. The accommodation comprises a useful reception hall with laundry area and cloakroom, sitting room with fireplace and log burning stove, attractive dual aspect garden room with hand-built oak study area and farmhouse style kitchen/dining room with limestone flooring and an impressive inglenook fireplace, also with log burning stove. To the first floor there is a large dual aspect master bedroom with a modern en suite shower room; the second triple aspect bedroom is also a substantial double with high level doors into a mezzanine loft room; the third bedroom is currently used as study and there is also a modern family bathroom. The main garden extends to the rear of the property and comprises a secluded sunken terrace accessed from the garden room and kitchen and a raised landscaped garden with beautiful herbaceous and rose borders.
The property is situated near the centre of the village of Abbotts Ann which has an excellent 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 (6-8 minutes’ drive away) 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.
Brick edged steps rising to thatched covered ENTRANCE PORCH Outside light and power points to side. Wood panel door into:
RECEPTION HALL Ceramic tiled floor. Window to front aspect. Deep tiled display sill with cupboard beneath housing washer/dryer with storage to side. Down lighter. Beautiful old panel latch door into farmhouse kitchen/dining room. Further pine latch door into:
CLOAKROOM White suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap and contemporary low level WC with concealed cistern, cupboards to either side, oak display sill above. Part tiled walls. Ceramic tiled floor. Obscure glazed window to side aspect. Ceiling light point. Loft hatch. Pine double doors into cupboard housing a gas fired boiler providing central heating throughout and domestic hot water.
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN / DINING ROOM (Excellent dual aspect living space) Large inglenook fireplace housing log burning stove (currently decommissioned) with terracotta tiled hearth, seat to one side, log store to other side. Deep recess to either side of chimney breast, one with panel door into sitting room, the other with cupboard and shelving above. Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Range of cats paw oak fronted high and low level cupboards and drawers incorporating a larder style cupboard and deep pan drawers. Integrated fridge/freezer and additional freezer. Siemens oven with grill, warming drawer beneath. Separate Siemens combination oven above. Siemens four ring gas hob with stainless steel hood above. Integrated dishwasher and bin storage. Roll top work surfaces with ceramic tiled splash back. Space for large family dining table. Exposed ceiling beams and timbers. Limestone flooring. Two windows to front aspect. Half glazed stable door with panel to side opening onto rear patio and garden. Pendant light point, strip lights and spot lights.
SITTING ROOM Attractive arched brick fireplace housing rolled steel wood burning stove (fully HETAS compliant) on brick hearth. Recess to either side of exposed brick chimney breast, one with low level cupboard, media shelf, further shelving above. Ceiling beam. Window to front aspect. Wall lights. Turning staircase rising to first floor with door to understairs storage cupboard. Pine panel door with decorative glazed panel depicting a dove leading into:
GARDEN ROOM WITH STUDY AREA (Dual aspect) Glazed double doors with full height glazing to either side opening onto the patio and garden.
Window to rear aspect overlooking garden. Solid oak door with leaded glazed panel leading out to side entrance porch. Oak flooring. Pendant light point. Large study alcove with built-in solid oak furniture comprising desk with drawers to one side, file drawers and cupboard to opposite side, central work area and shelving. Led down lighters. Pendant light point.
CENTRAL LANDING Ceiling light point. Pine latch doors to bedrooms and bathroom.
MASTER BEDROOM (Substantial dual aspect double bedroom) Open hallway to side of chimney breast into:
Bedroom: Large window to rear aspect overlooking the landscaped garden. Small pane window to front aspect with views across roof tops. Four built-in double wardrobe cupboards to one wall. Wall and ceiling lights. Latch door into:
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap set into sill with cupboards beneath. Low level WC. Sliding door into tile/glass shower enclosure. Tiled floor. Window to front aspect. Strip light/shaver socket. Display sill. Led down lighters. Chrome towel radiator. Extractor fan.
BEDROOM TWO (Large triple aspect double bedroom extending over garden room) Window to rear aspect overlooking main garden. Two large Fakro sky lights to either side aspect. Vaulted ceiling with spot lights. High level double doors concealing a mezzanine boarded loft space with two storage areas, accessed via a pull-down ladder.
BEDROOM THREE (Single bedroom) Small pane window to front aspect. Ceiling light point and wall lights. Pine double cupboard.
FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap set into sill, cupboards beneath. Low level WC. Panelled bath with mixer tap, separate wall mounted shower, folding glass screen, fully tiled surround and tiled alcove to one end. Ceramic tiled walls. Strip light/shaver socket. Down lighters (one with extractor fan). Chrome towel radiator.
Wide access off village lane onto private tarmacadam/gravel lane leading to the front of the cottage. The present owners have the benefit of a single parking space owned by the house opposite and used under license. The new owner of 1 Manor Cottages will be granted the same arrangement. A car may be parked briefly against the fence outside 2 Manor Cottages for unloading shopping or washing the car. Steps lead up to the front entrance porch with well stocked shrub borders on either side.
REAR GARDEN Access from farmhouse kitchen and garden room. Secluded and enclosed paved patio area. Sleeper retained borders to side with a variety of flowers, shrubs and herbs. Rustic sleeper steps rise to the main area of garden comprising an attractive block edged circular level lawn with beautiful surrounding herbaceous borders containing specimen trees, climbing plants and roses on trelliswork as well as an abundance of flowers and shrubs. Patio area at rear boundary beneath small pergola. Trellis continues to either side with clematis and roses. Concealed greenhouse and garden shed to either corner boundary.
All mains services connected. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
Post code SP11 7BQ.
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