Fyfield, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
A beautifully presented and spacious period family house with large outbuilding (circa 1000 sq ft) offering scope for conversion or replacement, together with a south westerly facing walled main garden in an attractive and tucked away village setting
A substantial family house with accommodation extending to over 2,800 sq ft, formerly the rear section of a much larger country house previously owned by Toby Balding (the renowned race horse trainer) and later divided. The impressive accommodation comprises a double height reception hall with cloakroom, drawing room with full width bay window, formal dining room and an excellent open plan kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, walk-in larder and an adjoining family/living area with log burning stove (both areas having doors to the walled garden); there is also a utility room. To the first floor, a central landing and four substantial double bedrooms, 2 with en suite bathrooms and a large family shower room - the main bedroom has a particularly nice en suite and a similar bay window to the drawing room. Outside there is generous off road parking, and a courtyard front garden with veranda, whilst the main walled garden lies on the south westerly side of the main façade. The outbuildings/former stables (circa 1000 sq ft) offer tremendous scope for different uses subject to any required consent.
The property is located within the Fyfield village Conservation area surrounded by countryside and water meadows with excellent walking and an attractive church. The highly regarded Rosebourne garden centre complex as well as a good range of facilities including a farm shop, Weyhill Fair pub and Pink Olive restaurant, garage and church as well as a craft centre within the restored Fair Ground nearby. Andover (4.5 miles) offers a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities as well as a mainline railway station providing fast services to London (Waterloo is just over the hour). Access to the A303 is about a mile away, providing excellent routes to London and the West Country. The cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury are around 20 miles, Newbury is 17 miles to the north and Basingstoke 25 miles to the east. The New Forest and South Coast can be reached in about an hour.
Paved approach. Leaded porch on gallows brackets. Lantern style light. Panel front door into:
RECEPTION HALL Turning staircase with exposed balustrade and double height ceiling with galleried landing above. Understairs cupboards. High and low level sash windows to front aspect. Limestone tiled floor. Down lighter. Pitch pine panel door into open plan kitchen/breakfast room with living area. Opening into:
INNER HALLWAY Exposed floorboards. Two ceiling light points. Pitch pine panel doors to drawing room, formal dining room, utility and cloakroom.
DRAWING ROOM (Large impressive reception room) Full width bay window to side aspect with four sash windows with views over the landscaped garden. Open brick fireplace with cast iron log burning stove on slate hearth, painted timber mantelpiece above. High ceiling with chamfered white washed timbers. Alcove with hand-built dresser unit with cupboards and shelving above, central area for picture with light. Lamp ring with central switch.
FORMAL DINING ROOM Wide full sash window to front aspect overlooking courtyard garden. Two dresser style units. Exposed pine floor boards. Lamp ring with central switch. High ceiling. Trap door in floor to cellar.
CELLAR Approached via ladder steps. Traditional vaulted ceiling.
UTILITY ROOM Patterned quarry tiled floor. Space and plumbing for washing machine and space above for dryer. Pressurised hot water cylinder with expansion tank, slatted shelving and coat hooks. Ceiling light point.
CLOAKROOM White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with travertine tiled splash back and low level WC. Polished travertine tiled floor. High ceiling with down lighter and extractor fan.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM WITH ADJOINING FAMILY / LIVING AREA
Kitchen/Breakfast Room Ceramic Belfast style twin sinks with mixer tap and polished granite drainer. Two oven electric Aga with traditional double hob and additional electric Aga module to side with double oven and four ring ceramic hob, polished granite splash back. Polished granite work surfaces and upstand. Hand-built range of high and low level cupboards and drawers with glazed display cabinets and deep pan drawers. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Recess and plumbing for washing machine. Patterned quarry tiled floor. Ample space for table and dresser. Steps rise with double doors opening onto side terrace and garden. Sash windows to front and opposite side aspect. Stable door to veranda and courtyard garden. Pine door into:
Pantry Shelving. Window to side aspect. Ceiling light point. Patterned quarry tiled floor.
Living Area Patterned quarry tiled floor. Jøtel contemporary log burner with exposed flue. Sash window and glazed double doors to side aspect opening onto terrace and garden. Wall light points.
LANDING Exposed balustrade areas overlooking stairwell and reception hall. Pendant light point. Down lighters. Doors to bedrooms and family shower room.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (Substantial double bedroom) Impressive full width bay window with four sash windows to side aspect with views over the garden and beyond towards paddocks and water meadow. Window seat with cushions, cupboards and central radiator concealed within decorative case. Twin built-in double wardrobe cupboards. Lamp ring with central switch.
Luxury En Suite Bathroom White suite comprising timber panelled bath with mixer tap/hand held shower attachment and tiled surround. Wash hand basin with polished quartz surround and upstand, cupboard beneath, mirror, lights and shaver sockets above. Low level WC. Marble effect porcelain tiled floor. Chrome towel radiator. Step up and screen into walk-in wet area with power shower (with external control), bottle recess and heated towel rail and fully marble effect tiled surround. Extractor fan. Down lighters.
BEDROOM TWO (Large double bedroom) Twin built-in double wardrobe cupboards. Sash window to front aspect. Alcoves. Access into loft via hatch. Door into:
En Suite Bathroom White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap/hand held shower attachment, tiled surround and sill to end. Wash hand basin in tiled surround, cupboard beneath, with mirror and light above. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Down lighters. Extractor fan. Loft hatch.
BEDROOM THREE (Substantial double bedroom which could be divided into two smaller rooms, if required) Two sash windows to front aspect. Sash window to side aspect with views over the garden. High ceiling. Lamp ring with central switch.
BEDROOM FOUR (Large double bedroom) Two sash windows to side aspect overlooking garden. Built-in double cupboard with cupboard above. Lamp ring on central switch. High ceiling.
FAMILY SHOWER ROOM (Ample space for bath, if required) White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with travertine tiled splash back, lights above. Limed pine cabinet. Low level WC. Louvre doors into airing cupboard. Towel radiator. High ceiling with down lighters. Access to loft space. Folding obscure glazed door into large tiled enclosure (former steam room) with shower, false ceiling with light above.
Splayed access off village lane through five bar gate onto generous gravelled driveway, screened on one side boundary by close-boarded fencing. Further parking is available on the adjacent block paved hard-standing in front of the outbuildings. Lime tree.
OUTBUILDINGS A substantial range of outbuildings constructed block and brick elevations beneath a profile corrugated roof. This comprises three tandem stables with large store to end with double barn doors, tack room to opposite end leading into further store.
Agent’s Note: It is important to note that the stables do not have any grazing attached to them in the vicinity, they therefore offer great potential to be useful outbuildings or to be converted or replaced (subject to consent) into garaging, self-contained ancillary accommodation or home work spaces.
COURTYARD GARDEN split level and laid to paved sandstone with brick retained walls and gravelled border to side. Oil tank screened by fencing.
Long tiled Veranda with exposed supports and framework extends to the front section of the property with door at end leading into main side garden. Lavender edged paved path continues to the front entrance porch and gravelled border to side. Bay tree. Space for vegetable beds.
MAIN SIDE GARDEN (South westerly aspect) completely walled, private. Comprising a split level sandstone paved terrace. Level lawn area with shrub borders to rear and side. Roses. Mature sycamore tree with spring bulbs and perennials beneath. Timber garden store.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
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