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Grateley, Andover, Hampshire Sp11

2 bedrooms

A charming former railway worker’s cottage with beautifully presented and well proportioned accommodation standing in good size, attractively landscaped gardens with the benefit of off road parking as well as far reaching views to the front and rear over the surrounding farmland


Property Details


An end of terrace cottage constructed of brick elevations beneath a mainly tiled roof.  This short terrace of just four cottages that borders the railway line is located between Grateley village and the railway station and enjoys an elevated position with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside,  There is a good size garden that has been attractively landscaped and offers plenty of space for extending the cottage (subject to obtaining the necessary consents).  Additional benefits include double glazing, oil fired central heating and two off road parking spaces.  The accommodation comprises a surprisingly spacious double reception room with exposed floor boards and fireplace housing a wood burning stove, well fitted kitchen and rear hallway.  To the first floor there are two good size bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate shower.


The property is situated in the village of Grateley which has a primary school, public house, church, village hall, golf driving range and mainline railway station providing fast services to London Waterloo (one hour 15 minutes).  Andover, approximately four miles away, offers a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities, and also has a mainline station.  The Cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, together with Basingstoke are all within 30 minutes’ drive, with the A303 and A34 close by allowing convenient access to London, the West Country, the South Coast and the Midlands.


UPVC front door with high level obscure glazed bulls eye panel leading into:

WELL FITTED KITCHEN  (about 8’4 x 7’11 / 2.54m x 2.41m)  Ceramic Belfast style sink unit with central mixer tap.  Range of high and low cream fronted Shaker style cupboards and drawers incorporating high level glazed china display cabinet and full height cupboard for upright fridge/freezer with space above for microwave.  Granite effect work surfaces with ceramic tiled splash back.  Free-standing ‘Hotpoint’ cooker with double oven and grill, four ring hob with extractor fan and light above.  ‘Hotpoint’ washing machine.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Window to front aspect with uninterrupted open views over rolling farmland and countryside.  LED down lighters.  Fuse box.  Double radiator.  Ledged and braced pine latch door opening into:

LARGE OPEN PLAN DOUBLE RECEPTION ROOM   (about 20’4 x 11’9 max / 6.20m x 3.58m)  
Sitting Room:   Attractive open brick fireplace housing a rolled steel ‘Hunter’ wood burning stove with rustic oak beam over, standing on raised brick hearth.  Recess to either side of chimney breast.  Exposed floor boards.  Large UPVC glazed double doors with glazed panels to either side opening onto and overlooking the rear garden towards farmland beyond (southerly facing).  High ceiling with coving.  Space saving upright radiator.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Two wall light points.  Wide opening into:
Dining Room:  (Dual aspect)  Exposed floor boards.  Pine dado rail with decorative colour washed panelling below.  Window to front aspect with far reaching views towards farmland and countryside.  Further high level window to side aspect.  High ceiling with coving.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Radiator concealed within decorative case.  Ledged and braded latch doors to inner hall and deep understairs storage cupboard with meter, light and shelving.

INNER HALL  Part dado rail with decorative panelling below.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Radiator concealed within decorative case.  High ceiling with coving.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Part small pane glazed door leading into garden.  Coat hooks.  Turning staircase rising to first floor.


SPLIT LEVEL LANDING  (L-shaped) Turned style bannister overlooking stairwell.  Central ceiling light point.  Access into boarded loft space via hatch with ladder.  Radiator concealed within decorative case.  Part dado railing with decorative T&G panelling below.  Panelled pine latch doors to bedrooms and bathroom.

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM   (Large double bedroom, about 14’6 x 9’11 / 4.42m x 3.02m)  Two high windows to rear aspect (southerly facing) affording magnificent open far reaching views over the railway to farmland and countryside beyond.   Brick fireplace with decorative hand finished ceramic tile insert (not in use) with display sill above.  Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with built-in dressing table/desk with storage above; low level cupboard with display shelf to other side.  High coved ceiling with central light point.  Hand-built units comprising two full height double wardrobe cupboards with storage over, low level double cupboard with shelving above to the side.  Two wall light points.  Long low radiator concealed within decorative case.

BEDROOM TWO  (Dual aspect, about 10’0 x 9’0 / 3.05m x 2.74m)   Deep window to front aspect with fabulous open views towards countryside.  High level window to side aspect.  Hand-built pine furniture comprises central desk with full height wardrobe cupboards to either side, storage above.  High coved ceiling with light point.  Book shelving.  Radiator concealed within decorative case.  

BATHROOM   (about 8’6 x 8’0 / 2.59m x 2.44m)  Well fitted with white ‘Heritage’ suite comprising four claw roll top free-standing bath with central mixer tap/hand held shower attachment.  Pedestal wash hand basin.  Low level WC.  Corner glass/tiled shower enclosure.  Part hand finished ceramic tiled walls.  Shaver socket.  Cabinet.  Extractor fan.  Space saving upright radiator.  Obscure glazed window to front aspect.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Ceiling coving.  Central ceiling light point with three spot lights.


Shingle off-road parking bay with room to park two vehicles (end to end) retained by sleepers with flower and shrub border behind.  Shingle/timber steps rise to gravel and paved path leading to four bar pedestrian gate between brick piers giving access to the property.  The garden is divided into three areas:

FRONT GARDEN  Laid with brick edged Indian sandstone with flower and shrub border to one side, enclosed at rear by trelliswork covered with plants and roses.  Far reaching views.  Arched pergola with surrounding plants leading into the main garden (on three sides of the property).

MAIN GARDEN  Comprises a south westerly facing brick edged Indian sandstone patio with inset brickwork.  Gravelled path leading along the side of cottage to further paved area beside the kitchen.  The remaining garden is split level and retained by sleepers, laid mainly to lawn with well stocked surrounding borders a variety of flowers, roses and mature shrubs and specimen trees including a Yew, Weeping Cherry, two Silver Birch and a Pear tree.  The garden is well enclosed on all sides by hedging plants and ship lap fencing.  

TIMBER SUMMERHOUSE / SHED   to rear corner boundary with paved surround, stable style door to front, obscure glazed windows to either side.  Light and power connected.

A stepping stone paved path leads from the upper lawn to the rear of the trelliswork and opens into:

SIDE GARDEN  Mainly paved with circular gravelled patio area with surrounding dwarf brick walling.  Feather edge fencing to rear.  Two timber garden sheds.  Raised oil tank (concealed behind trellis work).  Log store.  Well screened on either side by fencing and hedging.  The front boundary is enclosed by rustic post and rail fencing which allows fabulous open views over the surrounding farmland and countryside.


Mains water and electricity.  Private drainage (shared with adjoining cottages). 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)

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