Enham Alamein, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
A large detached cottage with a wealth of character in a quiet elevated setting bordering farmland
This beautiful extended period cottage, which is not Listed yet believed by the current owners to be 500 to 600 years old with later sympathetic additions. The thatch has been recently overhauled and the ridge replaced and internally there are a plethora of wonderful period details such as the exposed beams, Inglenook fireplaces, latch doors and brick floors to name just a few. Whilst full of the quirks and charm synonymous with a building of this era, the cottage also provides ample accommodation for a growing family. On the ground floor there are four reception areas including an open plan living room and adjoining sitting room with inglenook fireplace with its original bread oven which has been opened up to create a display area, a wonderful dining room with a further inglenook fireplace with original wooden bread oven door, as well as an vaulted open plan Harvey Jones kitchen/breakfast room with water softener and underfloor heating. A further reception room works as a study or an occasional fifth bedroom as used by the current owners. On the first floor there are four good size bedrooms including a very impressive master suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom with an attractive view from the bath overlooking the fields stretching away. This is a wonderful opportunity for a discerning buyer to purchase a house of historic interest which has been a much loved and well maintained home for previous owners.
The cottage is situated in an idyllic tucked away position along a quiet ‘no through’ country lane leading to the stunning countryside of the North Wessex Downs (AONB), and the popular Oak Tree pub and primary school at Smannell (under 1 mile along the path). The village has a convenience store and garage a strong sense of community whilst also benefiting from easy access to the A338/ A303/A34 and M3 road networks to the Midlands, London and the South Coast as well as rail links to London Waterloo in 75 mins from Andover station (3 miles). Newbury is about 25 minutes’ drive with trains to Paddington (in approx. 1 hour).
With a total plot of just under 0.3 acre, the property sits within beautiful southerly facing cottage gardens adjoining open farmland, providing a beautiful rural setting. The garden has been improved by the current owners with significant planting to the front of the property as well as a beautifully built brick and flint wall enclosing the garden from the ample parking and double car barn at the far end of the plot. The garden features an original well which creates a wonderful focal point from the garden but also with the implementation of a pump could be used for watering the garden. The garden also benefits from established apple and plum trees, fruit bushes and vegetable planters provide a taste of the 'good life'. Running along the front of the property, overlooking the well and the garden is an attractive paved terrace and deck providing a wonderful outdoor entertaining area with views over the neighbouring field.
OAK FRAMED BARN STYLE GARAGE (about 5.4m x 4.6m / 17’8” x 15’1”) Tiled roof. High level mezzanine storage to one side. Power and light. Door leading to enclosed storage area to rear. Parking area for three to four cars.
All mains services connected. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
From Andover take the A343 and proceed in a northerly direction out of town on Newbury Road towards Enham Alamein. On reaching Enham take the first turning on the right into Chapel Lane and then turn right into Anton Lane and the property will be found further along on the left hand side.
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Tel. 01264 810702
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