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Appleshaw, Andover, Hampshire Sp11

4 bedrooms

AN IDYLLIC SETTING

Property Details

An inspired barn conversion dramatically improved by the present owners and cleverly designed to take advantage of the privileged quiet and tucked away position with an open aspect to the rear over adjoining countryside

DESCRIPTION

An attractive period barn conversation, constructed of smooth rendered/ weather boarded elevations beneath a slate roof featuring an attractive internal exposed frame with vaulted ceiling.  The beautifully presented and well-appointed accommodation is arranged to make the most of the attractive open aspect to the rear.  To the first floor there is a spacious light and airy living area with wood burning stove and vaulted ceiling opening directly into a large kitchen with family dining area and folding doors opening onto a terrace with country views.  There is also a cloakroom on this floor.  On the ground floor there is a master bedroom with separate dressing room/nursery (currently used as a fourth bedroom) and en suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a luxury bathroom with travertine tiled wet area, as well as a laundry/freezer cupboard.  The present owners have also built a superb oak frame outbuilding comprising a large workshop with car port and boarded loft storage, the workshop could be ideal for hobbies or those who work from home.  The gardens have been lovingly landscaped and are quiet and private.

LOCATION

The property is privately tucked back off the village road in the picturesque village of Appleshaw which has a fine old church, primary school, playing fields, village hall and public house/restaurant.  Andover, approximately four miles away, offers a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities as well as a mainline railway station with extensive parking providing fast services to Waterloo (65 minutes). The A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to London and the West Country.

ACCOMMODATION

Step up into deep covered ENTRANCE PORCH  Storage alcove to one side.  Sandstone flooring.  Overhead light point.  Wide rustic oak panelled door with full height casement windows to either side opens into:

RECEPTION HALL  Slate flooring.  Window to side aspect.  Coat hooks.  LED down lighters.  Wide staircase with polished oak treads, oak hand rails and low glass balustrade to one side rising to first floor.  Opening to side of staircase into:

INNER HALL / PASSAGEWAY  Slate tiled floor throughout.  Upright chamfered oak support.  Three doors into deep understairs storage cupboards.  Full height cupboard housing insulated copper cylinder and fitted immersion, slatted shelving above and hanging space to front.  Exposed ceiling timber.  LED down lighters.  Oak panel latch doors into master bedroom, bedroom two, bedroom three, luxury family bathroom and:

LAUNDRY / FREEZER CUPBOARD  Recess and plumbing for washing machine with space above to stack dryer.  Space for upright fridge/freezer, shelf above.  Down lighter.  Slate flooring.  Shelving.  

FIRST FLOOR  (Open plan living and quadruple aspect)

SUBSTANTIAL LIVING AREA WITH VAULTED CEILING  (Three bays)  Two exposed Queen post trusses.  Visible clasped purlins.  Further high level truss with close studding above and wind braces.  Large Villager cast iron wood burning stove to gable end standing on quarry tiled hearth.  Three high level Velux lights to rear aspect.  Two dormer windows to front aspect.  Two tall windows on either side of fireplace to gable end, one affording an attractive view towards the village church.  Oak display sills.  Oak flooring throughout.  LED spot lights and pendant ceiling light point.  Two radiators.  Wide opening to either side of oak clad steel support into:

LARGE L-SHAPED KITCHEN WITH SEPARATE FAMILY DINING AREA
Kitchen:  (Triple aspect)  Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap, drainer to side.  Solid oak butcher block work surfaces with ceramic tiled splash back.  Range of stainless steel fronted low level cupboards and deep pan drawers.  Kenwood range style cooker with two large ovens and five ring ceramic hob with stainless steel splash back, extractor fan and light within stainless steel hood above.  Integrated dishwasher, day fridge and freezer.  Under-counter larder cupboard.  Solid oak high level shelving with down lighters beneath.  LED down lighters throughout.  Windows to front and either side aspect.  Free-standing island/breakfast bar with solid oak top, breakfast bar to one side, stainless steel shelving to other side.  Opening to side of island into:
Family Dining Area:  Space for large table and dresser.  Low level book shelving.  Wide folding sliding doors to rear aspect providing access onto terrace and affording a magnificent unspoilt open view over the immediately adjoining farmland to woodland beyond.  Three pendant ceiling light points.  LED down lighters.  Access via hatch with folding ladder into boarded loft space with power and light connected.  Oak door into:

SMALL HALLWAY  Broom cupboard to side.  Overhead LED light.  Door into:

CLOAKROOM  White suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap and travertine tiled surround, cupboard beneath, towel rail to one side, shelving to the other.  Low level WC with concealed cistern, oak display sill above.  Velux Conservation light to rear aspect.  LED down lighters.  Extractor fan.  Oak flooring.

GROUND FLOOR

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE  (Good size double bedroom)  Picture window to front aspect, display sill with radiator concealed beneath.  Exposed ceiling timber.  High level display recess with curved reveals.  Two bi-folding doors into deep storage cupboards with hanging rails, storage above.  Oak flooring.  LED down lighters.  Ledged oak panelled latch door into:

En Suite Shower Room:  Large contemporary wash hand basin with travertine tiled splash back, sills to either side and cupboard beneath.  Low level WC with concealed cistern and oak sill above.  Corner glass/porcelain tiled enclosure housing shower. LED down lighters.  Extractor fan.  Obscure glazed window to front aspect with deep sill.  Polished travertine flooring.  Chrome towel radiator.  Oak panel door into:

DRESSING ROOM / NURSERY  Rustic oak flooring.  Window to front aspect with deep sill and radiator concealed beneath.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Oak panel door connecting into bedroom two.  

BEDROOM TWO  (Double bedroom)  Picture window to gable end and deep sill.  Oak flooring throughout.  Exposed ceiling timber.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Radiator.  Oak door into dressing room/nursery.

BEDROOM THREE   Picture window to front aspect.  Oak flooring.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Alcove with display shelving and oak flooring.  High level cupboard concealing meter/fuse box.  Radiator.

LUXURY FAMILY BATHROOM WITH SEPARATE SHOWER / WET AREA  White suite comprising panelled deep double ended bath with central mixer tap.  Travertine tiled surround with tiled recess.  Wide wash hand basin with mixer tap.  Long travertine tiled sills to either end and similar splash back, shaver socket and light, cupboards beneath.  Low level WC with concealed cistern, oak sill above.  Chrome towel radiator.  High level shelved linen cupboard with further cupboard beneath (stop cock).  Polished travertine tiled floor with under floor heating.  LED down lighters.  Opening into large travertine tiled wet area, tiled recess, LED down lighter and extractor fan.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached off a gravel/grass driveway leading round to twin five bar gates with attractive tile capped walling to either side, part smooth rendered, part brick and flint.  Gravelled driveway providing parking and turning space.  Access to front porch and:

DETACHED BARN STYLE GARAGE / WORKSHOP AND CAR PORT  Constructed of pegged oak frame beneath a pitched slate roof.  
Garage/Workshop:   Ledged and braced oak panelled doors to front.  Painted concrete floor.  Six fluorescent strip lights.  Ample power points. Shelving.  Internal wide double doors into car port.  
Car Port:  Pegged oak frame entrance.  Concrete floor.  Shelf.  Three fluorescent strip lights.  Access into boarded loft space via hatch.  

Two outside taps.  Shrub and flower border in front of the property.  Mature wisteria and Ceanothus.  The rear of the driveway is enclosed by brick and flint retaining walls with variety of Acer and climbing plants.  Curved stone steps rise to a picket gate leading into:

MAIN GARDEN  Split level and located at the side of the property.  
Lower Level:  Laid mainly to lawn.  Lavender, flower and shrub borders.  Ornamental wildlife pond.  Grape vine.  Apple tree.  Partly screened by tile capped walling.  The garden enjoys complete privacy, enclosed on the side by tall shrubs and beech hedging and to the rear by post and rail fencing affording glorious open views over farmland.
Raised Area/Terrace  Extends to one side of the first floor living space.  Good size sandstone paved terrace, ideal for ‘al fresco’ dining and barbecues.  Enclosed by low level post and rail fencing and brick and flint stone capped wall to end.  Views over the adjoining farmland and countryside.  Outside lighting.  Further outside tap.  Gate continues round to the rear of the barn to wood store, raised oil tank and external oil fired boiler.

SERVICES  

Mains electricity, water and drainage.  Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.

VIEWING IS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT WITH EVANS & PARTRIDGE

Tel.  01264  810702     www.evansandpartridge.co.uk

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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