Horseshoe Lane, Ibthorpe, Andover Sp11

Cottage with 3 bedrooms

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Horseshoe Lane, Ibthorpe, Andover Sp11

A beautiful detached cottage with a useful outbuilding providing garaging, a self-contained garden room/home office and shower room together with attractive surrounding gardens and parking (plot 0.21 acres) quietly situated off Horseshoe Lane in an excellent secluded position within this highly sought after hamlet and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


A detached Grade II Listed cottage beautifully constructed with mainly brick and flint elevations beneath a thatched roof.  The characterful accommodation comprises entrance hall with study area, cosy sitting room with fireplace and log burner and a good size kitchen with vaulted ceiling leading into a separate dining area, also with high ceiling and exposed framework. There is also a third bedroom suite with shower room on the ground floor that is versatile. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside there is plenty of off-road parking and an outbuilding comprising a garage/workshop with roller door and an adjoining garden room/home office with entrance lobby and shower room, all with under floor heating. The plot extends to 0.21 acres and features an attractive garden with large split level terrace, all well enclosed with hedging and an attractive flint wall to the front.   The cottage enjoys attractive views over paddocks and countryside as well as access onto footpaths that lead out of the hamlet in all directions, offering excellent and easily accessible walks within the Bourne Valley.


The property is situated in Horseshoe Lane, a quiet lane in the sought-after hamlet of Ibthorpe which is used only for access to the properties situated there.  The nearby village of Hurstbourne Tarrant has a store/Post Office, church, primary school, and a public house with restaurant and B&B.  A comprehensive range of shopping, educational, cultural and leisure facilities can be found in Newbury (11 miles), Andover (6 miles), and the cathedral city of Winchester (22 miles).  There are frequent trains from nearby Whitchurch and Andover to London (Waterloo), taking 65-75 minutes.  The M3, M4, A34 and A303 offer fast routes to London, Oxford and the North, the South Coast and the West Country.


Solid oak door with glazed panel leading into a reception hall which opens into a study area.

RECEPTION HALL   LED down lighters.  Coat hooks beneath stairwell.  Latch door into sitting room.  Opening into:

STUDY AREA  Two windows to front aspect.  Shelving.  Cupboard with meter/fuse box.  Staircase with T&G panelling to one side rising to first floor.  Telephone and Broadband connected.  Door into bedroom suite three.

SITTING ROOM   (Dual aspect reception room)  Fireplace housing cast iron log burning stove on quarry tiled hearth.  Cottage windows to front and rear aspect.  Exposed ceiling beam and timbers.  Wall lights.  Step up through exposed framework into:

Kitchen:   (Spacious dual aspect room)  High vaulted ceiling and exposed king post trusses and purlins.  Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit with drainer.  Range of high and low level cream coloured cupboards and drawers incorporating low basket shelving, high level bevel edge glazed display cabinets and full height larder/pantry units.  Roll top granite effect work surfaces with decorative ceramic tiled splash back.  Under-counter stainless steel double oven with grill, four ring ceramic hob above with extractor fan and light within decorative hood above.  Integrated Neff dishwasher and Candy washing machine.  Under-counter space and power points for fridge and freezer.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Display shelving.  Upright contemporary radiator.  Cottage windows to rear and side aspect.  Glazed double doors opening onto rear garden and split level terrace area.  Wide opening through exposed brickwork into:
Large Dining Area:   Flagstone flooring.  High profile ceiling and attractive exposed framework to one wall.  Window to gable end.  Pendant light point.  Overhead cupboard containing hot water cylinder.  Latch door into cupboard housing Eurostar oil fired boiler.

BEDROOM SUITE THREE  Window to rear aspect overlooking terrace.  Exposed ceiling joists.  Wall light.  Latch door into shelved cupboard.  Opening into alcove providing dressing/study area with window to side aspect, exposed ceiling joists and framework, wall light and door into:
En Suite Shower Room:  White suite comprising wall hung Heritage wash hand basin and low level WC.  Tiled shower area.  Part tiled floor.  Shelving.  Wall and spot lights.  


LANDING  Balustrade overlooking stairwell.  Large window to front aspect with attractive views towards paddocks and countryside.  Panel latch doors to bedrooms one, two and bathroom.  

BEDROOM ONE  (Generous double bedroom) Exposed framework to one wall.  Large window to front aspect with views towards paddocks and countryside.  Built-in double wardrobe cupboard with cupboard to side extending into eaves.

BEDROOM TWO   (Double bedroom)  Window to gable end.  Built-in double wardrobe cupboard.  Further cupboard with radiator and slatted drying shelf.

MAIN BATHROOM  White suite comprising oak panelled bath with mixer tap/hand held shower attachment, tiled sill and splash back.  Heritage wash hand basin within tiled surround, cupboard beneath, storage to either side and mirror fronted cabinet above.  Low level WC.  Folding glass door into tiled shower enclosure.  Window to rear aspect.  Wall light.  


Wide entrance off Horseshoe Lane onto a generous gravel driveway enclosed by high mixed hedging providing ample parking and access to the garage/workshop.  

GARAGE / WORKSHOP  Constructed of block/brick and weatherboard elevations beneath a tiled roof with cast iron guttering.  Electric remotely operated roller door at gable end facing the driveway.   Light and power connected.  Worcester oil fired boiler (supplying underfloor heating to the garden room/home office at the rear).

Outside lantern style light.  Door with decorative obscure glazed panel leads into:
Entrance Lobby:  Ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating.  Corner display sill concealing manifold for underfloor heating.  LED down lighters.  Shelved recess.  
Studio / Guest Bedroom:  Windows on two aspects.  Door with obscure glazed panel leading into garden.  High ceiling with exposed purlin.  Ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating.  Wall lights.  Mezzanine storage area above lobby and also extending above the shower room.  Panelled door into:
Shower Room:  White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, glass shelf and mirror over.  Low level WC.  Corner glass/tiled shower enclosure.  Chrome towel radiator.  Ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating.  LED down lighter.

FRONT GARDEN  Picket gate off Horse Shoe Lane with yew hedging to one side and attractive curved brick and flint wall to other side leading onto sweeping gravel path leading to front entrance.  The garden is laid to gently sloping lawn enclosed on one side by tall mature hedging and to the front by wall, roses and shrubs.  Flag pole.  Wide access leading into:

REAR GARDEN Comprises gravel walkways with sleeper retained walls.  Generous sandstone paved split level terrace with central steps and well stocked border, ideal for entertaining and barbecues.  
Timber Summerhouse and garden shed with log store to end, both with light and power connected.  Oil tank screened by beech hedging. Hedging and trellis to the boundaries.


Mains water, electricity 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.
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Evans & Partridge is the trading name for Armstrong Partridge Limited (Company no. 10437262)
Registered at Agriculture House, High Street, Stockbridge SO20 6HF

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