East Cholderton, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
An individual family residence with a modern contemporary feel combining spacious, light and airy accommodation extending to nearly 3,500 sq ft, featuring a central courtyard garden with surrounding gardens, grounds and paddock extending in all to about 2.25 acres
A spacious contemporary family residence constructed in 2004 of brick/flint and glass elevations beneath a slate roof with the benefit of oil fired under floor heating throughout, double glazing and solid core maple doors and architraves. This unique and interesting building has been arranged around a central courtyard garden viewed from all aspects through fully glazed elevations. The accommodation comprises an impressive dining room with full height vaulted glass wall and door leading into the courtyard garden, a quadruple aspect living room with vaulted ceiling, walnut flooring and a wood burning stove, large kitchen/breakfast room with granite work surfaces, a comprehensive range of units, Miele appliances and limestone flooring with door into the family room. There is a utility/boiler room, five double bedrooms (four of which have en suite facilities with the exception of the master bedroom) and a contemporary family bathroom. The salient feature of the property is the completely enclosed Japanese style courtyard garden (100 sq m), providing a superb and private entertaining area or outside play area for young children. The remaining gardens and grounds which surround the property extend to the western side and amount to approximately 0.6 acres with an adjoining paddock of 1.65 acres.
Agent’s Note: A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the unique contemporary design together with the light and airy single storey versatile family accommodation.
The property is set back from the lane, approached via a gravelled track leading to just two other properties, within the picturesque hamlet of East Cholderton, located between the villages of Thruxton and Amport (both of which have a primary school and public house), and is within easy reach of the A303 which allows easy access to London and the West Country. The White Horse public house in Thruxton is within a short walk of the property and there are also many delightful walks in the surrounding countryside. The neighbouring village of Weyhill has an excellent new garden centre complex with restaurant, church, garage, ‘Pink Olive’ restaurant and two public houses. Andover, some five miles distant, offers a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities, and there are mainline railway stations in both the town and the nearby village of Grateley (both providing fast services to Waterloo). The cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury are both within 30 minutes’ drive. In addition to the local State schools there are a number of reputable Independent schools (Farleigh, Godolphin, St Swithuns) as well as the Grammar schools in Salisbury.
Two contemporary lights to either side of large arched timber entrance with inset front door to one side leading into:
ENTRANCE HALL Inset door matting. Down lighters. Doors leading into dining room, inner hall and cloaks cupboard with coat hooks, storage and manifold for under floor heating.
INNER HALL Coat hooks. Limestone flooring. Automatic down lighter. Door into:
CLOAKROOM (Well appointed) Suite comprising wash hand basin and low level WC with concealed cistern. Limestone tiled flooring. Display sill. Automatic down lighter. Extractor fan.
DINING ROOM (Large impressive full height room) Feature full height glazing to one elevation with central glazed door leading into central courtyard garden. Walnut flooring with concealed power points. 11 spot lights (comprising 4 down lighters, 4 uplighters and 3 apex spot lights). Double doors into kitchen/breakfast room. Further double doors into:
LIVING ROOM (Light and airy quadruple aspect room) High vaulted ceiling with two large exposed king post trusses. Walnut flooring. Glazed double doors leading onto small decked area overlooking garden and paddock. Three tall casement windows to front aspect. Feature full height glazed panels to corner elevation overlooking courtyard garden. Contemporary wood burning stove standing on slate hearth with stainless steel flue. TV point. Spot lights.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap and drinking water tap. Comprehensive range of high gloss soft close cupboards and drawers, storage cupboard with roller door. Granite work surfaces. Integrated ‘Miele’ appliances comprising oven, grill, steam oven, combination microwave/fan oven, warming drawer and integrated coffee machine. American style fridge/freezer. Large granite topped island storage beneath and inset ‘Miele’ four ring hob with suspended stainless steel extractor fan and light above. Limestone flooring. Windows on two aspects (one overlooking the main garden, the other with a pleasant far-reaching view across the driveway towards rolling farmland beyond.
Family Dining Area: Dual aspect with tall vaulted ceiling with exposed king post truss. Full height casement window and high level window to front aspect. Large glazed panels to rear aspect overlooking internal courtyard garden. Limestone flooring. Spot lights. Door into:
FAMILY ROOM Fully glazed wall to one elevation overlooking central courtyard garden. Two windows to side aspect overlooking main garden. Vaulted ceiling. Maple flooring. Double doors into full height shelved cupboard. Spot lights. TV point. Door into:
INTERNAL HALL / PASSAGWAY (Extending round two sides of the internal courtyard with aluminium frame glazed elevations). Door to courtyard garden. Maple flooring throughout. Inset down lighters. Concealed power points. Large mezzanine area (ideal for conversion into play area or study). Spot lights. Doors to bedrooms, bathroom, utility/boiler room and large linen cupboard.
UTILITY / BOILER ROOM Stainless sink unit with mixer tap and drainer to side. Range of high level storage cupboards with full height cupboard to one end. Roll top work surfaces. Recess and plumbing for washing machine with space beside for dryer. Recess for low fridge/freezer. Further space for upright fridge and freezer. Ceramic tiled flooring. Down lighters. Window overlooking garden. Half glazed door to outside.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE This room runs the complete length of one side of the courtyard with full height glazing overlooking the courtyard garden. High vaulted ceiling. Passageway opening into:
Bedroom: (Large double bedroom) Two windows to side aspect overlooking paddock. Turning staircase rising to first floor area. Door into courtyard garden. Concealed power points. Spot lights. Opening into:
Dressing Area: Down lighters. Opening into:
Large walk-in cupboard: (This could be converted into an en suite, if required). Obscure glazed window to side aspect. Mirror fronted cupboard with box shelving to one side. Hanging rail. Down lighters.
First Floor Area: This could be converted to an en suite (plumbing already in situ) or provide an additional dressing area.
BEDROOM TWO (Large double bedroom) Vaulted ceiling. Window and fully glazed door to rear aspect overlooking paddock. Pendant ceiling light point. Door to:
En Suite Shower Room: White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, cupboards beneath. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Large glass door into tiled enclosure housing shower. Obscure glazed window. Ceramic tiled floor. Down lighters. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail.
BEDROOM THREE (Large double bedroom) High vaulted ceiling. Two windows to rear aspect overlooking paddock. Spot lights. High level door into large loft void. Further door into:
En Suite Shower Room: White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, cupboards beneath. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Mirror with inset lighting, shaver socket. Corner glass/tiled enclosure housing shower. Spot lights. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail/radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR (Large double bedroom) High vaulted ceiling. Two windows to rear aspect overlooking paddock. Spot lights. Door into:
En Suite Shower Room: White suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap, cupboard beneath, mirror with light and shaver socket above. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Corner glass/tiled enclosure housing shower. Obscure glazed window to rear aspect. Down lighters. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail/radiator.
BEDROOM FIVE (Large double bedroom) High vaulted ceiling. Two windows to side aspect overlooking main garden. Pendant ceiling light point.
CONTEMPORARY FAMILY BATHROOM ‘Duravit’ suite comprising wide contemporary wash hand basin with mixer tap, storage beneath. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Encased bath with tiled surround, side mounted mixer tap, retractable hand held shower attachment, tiled splash back. Glass screen with open access into fully tiled wet area with shower. Wall mirror. Shaver socket, down lighters. Ceramic tiled flooring. Obscure glazed window. Heated towel rail/radiator.
Open access off gravelled track through twin five bar gates onto large Cotswold stone brick edged driveway providing comprehensive parking/turning. The front garden is laid mainly to lawn and is well enclosed by mature mixed hedging. Yew Tree. Wide shrub borders. Timber storage shed. Raised vegetable bed. Access to either side of close boarded fence with trellis above with climbing plants and roses into:
MAIN GARDEN Located on the western side of the property, laid to lawn with fruit trees and shrub borders. Raised oil tank. There is a small strip of garden on the northern and eastern side of the property with access into the adjoining paddock.
PADDOCK Totalling about 1.65 acres. Level grass and well enclosed by tall hedging, mature trees and fencing. Separate access through five bar gate from the track.
OLD CAR PORT / GARAGE (In need of attention or replacement) Accessed by separate entrance off the track.
INTERNAL COURTYARD Totally private. Landscaped to simulate a Japanese garden and comprises gravelled areas featuring large rocks. Mature Japanese Acer. Raised decked area with bamboo border to side.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Test Valley Borough Council, Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover, Hampshire SP10 3AJ. Telephone: 01264 368000.
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Evans & Partridge is the trading name for Armstrong Partridge Limited (Company no. 10437262)