Chilbolton, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20
An end of terrace Victorian cottage that has recently been cleverly extended to provide stunning light and airy living opening onto a large garden enjoying a beautiful location near the church in the old part of this highly desirable Test Valley village
A picturesque Grade II listed end of terrace period cottage (one of an attractive row of six) designed by architect W D Caroe and built in 1893 of brick elevations under a tiled roof for Edward Silva to house his workers on the Testcombe Estate. The accommodation comprises reception hall, impressive open plan living/dining room with kitchen area that is all brand new and enclosed within a contemporary extension with almost full glazing along two walls opening completely onto the terrace and garden, a separate sitting room with fireplace and log burning stove (that could be used as a third bedroom) and a beautiful new bathroom. The principal bedroom with its new en suite shower room is located on the first floor together with bedroom two. Outside there is an attractive front garden, off-road parking running up the side of the cottage and a long rear garden extending approximately 100 feet from the rear of the property which is well enclosed and has just been completely re-turfed and tastefully landscaped around the extension.
The property is situated near the centre of the village of Chilbolton which offers a variety of local amenities including a Post Office/store, church, village hall and public house. A second public house ‘The Mayfly’ is also located on the bank of the River Test, a short distance away. There are many charming walks across the Common and West Down is also a short walk away. There is a reputable primary school in the neighbouring village of Wherwell, approximately 1½ miles away, and the picturesque town of Stockbridge to the south is only four miles distant. Andover, to the north, also four miles away, offers a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities, as well as a mainline railway station providing fast services to London Waterloo (in about an hour). The cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury are about fifteen and twenty five minutes’ drive respectively, and the A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to the West Country and London (via the M3 motorway).
SIDE ENTRANCE Aluminium frame obscure glazed door leading into:
ENTRANCE HALL Overhead lantern style light. LED down lighter. Turning staircase with half landing rising to first floor. Cupboard concealing meter/fuse box. Porcelain tiled floor. Wide opening on one side into stunning open plan living/dining room with kitchen area. Opening to opposite side into:
INNER HALLWAY Porcelain tiled floor. LED down lighters. Panelled doors to sitting room/bedroom three and family bathroom.
SITTING ROOM / BEDROOM THREE (Good size reception room/large double bedroom) Large small pane window to front aspect overlooking garden. Attractive open fireplace housing a wood burning stove on stone hearth. Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with high glazed cabinet, the other with shelving. Exposed limed timber flooring. Pendant light point. Picture rail. Panel door to former porch (currently used as a store)
STUNNING OPEN PLAN LIVING / DINING ROOM WITH KITCHEN AREA
LIVING / DINING ROOM (Light and airy living space) Two sets of folding doors fully opening the corner of the room onto the terrace with views over the large landscaped garden. Porcelain tiled floor. LED down lighters. Contemporary upright radiator. Opening to side of peninsular unit into:
KITCHEN Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap and quartz drainer. Quartz work surfaces with herringbone marble splash back. Range of high gloss finish high and low level cupboards and drawers. Space and plumbing for American style fridge/freezer. Integrated Bosh double oven and grill. Four ring induction hob with stainless steel extractor fan and light above with herringbone marble splash back. Porcelain tiled floor. Impressive full width window to side aspect overlooking the courtyard. Pendant light point over peninsular unit. LED down lighters.
LARGE FAMILY BATHROOM (Well appointed) White suite comprising a double ended bath with tiled sill to one end, central mixer tap. Wall hand wash hung basin with mixer tap and herringbone full height tiled splash back. Low level WC. Glass/herringbone tiled shower enclosure with overhead and hand held attachments. Towel radiator. Herringbone tiling to one wall. LED down lighters. Extractor fan. Porcelain tiled floor. Double doors into laundry cupboard with space and plumbing for washing machine with room above to stack dryer, broom store to side with shelving above.
LANDING Pendant light point. Panelled doors to:
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (Large double bedroom) Wide picture window to front aspect. Attractive cast iron Victorian fireplace. Pendant light point. Picture rail. Sliding pocket door into:
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Contemporary white suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled splash back and shaver socket. Low level WC. Folding glass door into metro-tiled shower enclosure with overhead and hand held shower attachments. Porcelain tiled floor. Part metro-tiled walls. LED down lighters. Extractor fan.
BEDROOM TWO (Good size single bedroom) Window to side aspect. Pendant light point. Internal window overlooking top of stairwell.
Open access off village lane onto long gravelled driveway providing parking for three to four vehicles end to end. Attractive level front garden with brick path and colourful herbaceous borders containing an abundance of shrubs, topiary and specimen trees, all enclosed by privet hedging and screened to the side by picket fencing. Large double gates give access into:
MAIN REAR GARDEN Comprises a porcelain tiled terrace area wrapped round the contemporary extension. Surrounding gravel shrub/fruit tree borders retained by sleeper walls with central seat. Small brick outbuilding beneath hipped tiled roof. Ledged and braced latch door to side. Small work bench with shelf above. Timber garden shed with door and window to side. Arch with climbing roses onto further gravelled terrace area. Steps up onto large gently sloping lawn, well enclosed by fencing. Area beside the lawn has previously been used as vegetable borders and this could easily be reinstated, if required.
Agent’s Note: The cottage is subject to a right of way along the rear of the cottage allowing the neighbouring properties (numbers 2, 3, 4 and 5) to have access onto the road from their own rear gardens.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
POST CODE SO20 6BG. From Stockbridge proceed on the A3057 passing through Leckford. Just before the bridge beside ‘The Mayfly’ public house, turn right into Coley Lane, signposted to Chilbolton. Continue into the village, passing the shop on the left hand side, go round the bend and the property will be found on the right hand side.
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