Chilbolton, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20

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Chilbolton, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20

An attractive and imposing detached period house with charming characterful accommodation and useful range of outbuildings, featuring a stunning private landscaped rear garden, set in the heart of this highly regarded Test Valley village with good amenities, wonderful walks and local community


A large detached Grade II Listed thatched house, offering characterful accommodation with the main areas benefiting from generous ceiling heights, the two main reception rooms could be opened into one large room for entertaining, if required. The property is well presented throughout and features beautiful beams and framework.  Outside there is a driveway and garage with an adjoining building that was occupied by the Home Guards during World War II, as well as a larger brick outbuilding, currently divided into a home office/studio and garden store (formerly a stable).  The whole plot amounts to 0.34 acres, the main south easterly facing rear garden is very private and attractively landscaped and features two magnificent cedar trees and well stocked borders.


The property is situated in the heart 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 from the doorstep, and included in the deeds for the cottage is permission for the owners to graze 2.5 cows on Cow Common; 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).


Thatched ENTRANCE PORCH  Hardwood frame. Overhead lantern style light.  Wide solid oak panel door with iron furniture into:

SITTING ROOM  Impressive inglenook fireplace, raised brick edged hearth, exposed brick pillars to either side, heavy beam above, internal hood and integrated controllable chimney extraction system.  Deep recess to one side of chimney breast.  Leaded glazed door with similar windows to either side into garden room.  Step up and latch door into inner hallway.  Wall lights.  High ceiling with exposed timber and joists.  Exposed pitch pine floor boards.  Wall lights.  Leaded picture window to front aspect.  Double radiator.  Chamfered upright oak timber with folding oak frame leaded glazed doors to either side into:

FAMILY ROOM  (Dual aspect)  Two leaded picture windows to front and side aspect.  Open brick fireplace (not in use) with brick edged hearth, exposed beam above, display sill over.  Deep recess to either side of chimney breast, one with shelving, the other with shelf and high window to rear aspect.  Wall lights.  High ceiling with large exposed beam and joists.

GARDEN ROOM  (Well constructed)  Comprises Michelmersh brick plinths supporting hardwood frame double glazed elevations and hardwood frame thermo-plastic roof.  Central glazed double doors opening onto patio.  Excellent views over the landscaped gardens.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Ceiling light point.  Radiators.  

SPLIT LEVEL INNER HALL  Wall light.  Exposed beams.  Coat hooks.  Turning staircase rising to first floor, low door into cupboard beneath.  Internal leaded window to boot room.  Panel door into dining room with leaded window to side.  Latch door into study/bedroom four.  Part glazed latch door into kitchen.

DINING ROOM  Attractive exposed framework to one wall.  Wide picture window almost the full width of the room to the front aspect.  Exposed ceiling timber.  Recess to side of chimney breast, exposed timbers above.  Low level decorative panelling to front wall.  Parquet flooring.  Ceiling light point.  Double radiator.

STUDY / BEDROOM FOUR  Leaded window to front aspect.  Parquet flooring.  Wall lights.  Picture rail.  Radiator. Panel door into:

SHOWER ROOM  White suite comprising wash hand basin, mixer tap, cupboard beneath.  Low level WC.  Glass door into tiled wet area with pumped shower attachment, bottle shelf.  Mainly tiled walls.  Polished slate flooring. Obscure glazed window to side aspect.  Profile timber ceiling.  Spot lights. Towel radiator.

KITCHEN  Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap, separate drinking water tap and polished granite drainer.  Range of high and low level cupboards and drawers incorporating pan and basket drawers.  Polished granite work surfaces.  Stainless steel two oven range with five zone hob above within alcove with ceramic tiled splash back, polished granite surrounds with cupboards beneath, surrounding panelling with display shelving over.  Space for upright fridge/freezer.  Water softener. Ceramic tiled floor.  Windows to both side aspects. Exposed flint plinth to one wall.  Two towel radiators.  Ledged and braced door into Boot Room with patterned tiled floor and walls, latch door onto veranda, window and light.  Larder with work surface, recess and plumbing for dishwasher, space for drinks fridge and shelving, window, light, meter/fuse boxes, towel radiator.  

LAUNDRY / BOILER ROOM  Roll top surface, oil fired boiler beneath, cupboards to side.  Shelved cupboard.  Plumbing for washing machine, room for stacking dryer above.  Space for upright fridge/freezer.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Part glazed door and window opening into rear garden.


SPLIT LEVEL LANDING  Part carpeted/part exposed wide floorboards.  Exposed framework.  Wall light.  Shelved cupboard.

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM  (Substantial double bedroom)  Windows to front and side aspect.  High ceiling with exposed purlins and wind braces.  Exposed framework.  Internal leaded window overlooking garden room.  Built-in wardrobe cupboard.  Pendant light point.  Double radiator.

BEDROOM TWO  (Large double bedroom)  Leaded picture window to front aspect.  High ceiling with exposed purlin, wind brace and framework to one wall.  Open fireplace (not in use) exposed timber above.  Built-in cupboard to one side of chimney breast.  Double radiator.  

BEDROOM THREE  (Generous double bedroom)  Picture window to front aspect.  Exposed queen post truss and purlin.  Three built-in eaves storage cupboards.  Pendant light point.  Access via hatch into loft.  Double radiator.

BATHROOM  (Large room, formerly a bedroom)  White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin.  Four claw roll top bath with mixer tap/shower attachment.  Low level WC.  Radiator with heated rail.  Exposed framework and beams.  Part decorative panelling to one wall.  Latch door into cupboard housing lagged copper cylinder with slatted shelving.  Spot lights.


Picket gate off village road with long brick and flint retaining walls extending to either side.  Brick edged paved path rises to front entrance porch and to main driveway.  Landscaped garden extending to the front of the cottage comprising gravel, well stocked beds with roses and lavender and two mature holly trees.  Splayed vehicular access onto a herringbone block paved driveway with surrounding well stocked borders allowing ample parking for three large vehicles and enclosed at the rear by tall brick/flint walling.  Oak gate within arch opens into main garden.  

GARAGE  Constructed of brick and flint elevations beneath hipped slate roof.  Up and over door to front.  Light and power connected.  Gate at side of garage opens onto pathway leading to rear garden.  
Outbuilding (Adjoining garage) constructed of brick/timber frame elevations beneath slate roof.  Side door to raised oil tank.  Further door into garden store (formerly the Home Guards’ Quarters).

MAIN GARDEN  This is a particular feature of the property and is extremely private, extending to the rear of the house, comprises generous brick edged sandstone terrace, ideal for entertaining.  Well stocked raised borders.  Circular brick flint-lined well to side of thatched veranda on exposed timbers with part ceramic tiled floor/part Astroturf and skylight above.  Door into boot room and kitchen.  Latch door into Gardener’s WC.  The garden comprises a large central level lawn with beautifully stocked surrounding borders, part retained by curved brick walls.  Two mature Cedar trees at either back corner of the garden, one with herringbone brick terrace beneath and steps rising to a decked area.  The land at the rear of the plot rises sharply to the rear boundary and has been planted with an interesting variety of hardy evergreen shrubs, plants and trees.  The garden is well screened by a mixture of plants and walling.

OUTBUILDING  (Recently redecorated and can be used as a home office).
Office/Studio  Panel door and large window to side.  Light and power decorated.  Carpeted. Coir mat at threshold.  LED down lighters.  
Former Stable/Garden Store  (Attached at one end of outbuilding) constructed of weatherboard elevations, stable door.  Light and power.  Shelving.


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


Tel.  01264  810702


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)
Registered in England at Agriculture House, High Street, Stockbridge SO20 6HF

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