Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20

Cottage with 4 bedrooms

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Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20

An individual detached cottage that has been largely extended and tastefully modernised to an extremely high standard providing characterful accommodation, a double garage and attractively landscaped south westerly facing garden, situated in a favoured Hampshire village with nearby walks to the River Test and Test Way


An attractive detached period cottage that has been extended and tastefully re-modelled to an exceptionally high finish with the benefit of off-road parking and a detached double garage.  The property is quietly situated within the village and enjoys a level enclosed plot featuring a landscaped south westerly facing garden.  The beautifully presented accommodation has an open plan feel throughout the ground floor and features a large central dining hall with sitting room to one side and open plan kitchen/breakfast room to the other, which is turn opens into a triple aspect garden room.  There is also a useful utility/boot room and cloakroom on the ground floor.  To the first floor there are two excellent large double bedrooms both with en suite shower room, two further bedrooms and well-appointed family bathroom.


The property is situated in the highly sought-after village of Houghton, which has delightful walks traversing the River Test and on to the renowned Test Way, Clarendon Way and Monarch Way.  There is also an excellent public house/restaurant (The Boot Inn) and a church, both within a short stroll.  Further facilities can be found in the neighbouring town of Stockbridge (2.7 miles) which offers a variety of shops, a Post Office, hotels, restaurants and public houses, churches and a doctor’s surgery.  The cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are both within a twenty minute drive, and the A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to London, South Coast and the West Country.

SCHOOLING AND REACREATION  There is excellent schooling (private and state) in the area in addition to the primary school in Broughton.  Stockbridge has primary and secondary schools; Kings and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College are located in Winchester and there are Grammar Schools in Salisbury.  Farleigh Preparatory School is within a short drive; other local public schools include Winchester College and St Swithun’s in Winchester, Godolphin, Chafyn Grove and the Cathedral School in Salisbury.  There is excellent fishing on the River Test and a golf course in Leckford as well as two in Andover.

Stockbridge 2.7 miles   Romsey 7 miles   Andover 10 miles (Waterloo about 75 mins)   Winchester 12 miles (Waterloo about 58 mins)   Salisbury 16 miles    Southampton 16 miles   London 74 miles


ENTRANCE PORCH  Heavy oak chamfered supports on dwarf brick walls beneath tiled roof.  Central door with glazed panel and windows to either side into:

CENTRAL DINING AREA   Exposed ceiling beams and timbers.  Cotswold flagstone flooring with under floor heating.  Pendant light point above area for dining table.  Ample room for dresser on side wall.  Bay window and casement window to rear aspect overlooking landscaped garden.  Further window to front aspect.  Staircase with exposed oak studding to one side and exposed brickwork to other side rising to first floor.  Opening to side of exposed brickwork into sitting room.  Further wide opening with exposed oak post to side into open plan kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining living area/garden room.  Ledged latch pine door to:

CLOAKROOM  Contemporary wash hand basin with mixer tap, drawers beneath. Low level WC with concealed cistern with polished stone top.  Part decorative T&G panelling.  Chrome towel radiator.  Window to front aspect.  Cupboard concealing meter/fuse.  Pendant light point.

SITTING ROOM  (Dual aspect)  Open brick fireplace housing rolled steel log burning stove.  Two sash windows to gable end.  Bay window to rear aspect overlooking main garden.   Exposed ceiling beams and timbers.  Cotswold flagstone flooring with under floor heating.  

Kitchen/Breakfast Room  (Beautifully appointed)  Deep 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap and polished granite drainer.  Extensive range of hand-built high and low level cupboards and drawers with polished brass handles incorporating deep pan drawers.  Integrated larder fridge, freezer, dishwasher and recycling area.  Two integrated Neff ovens and microwave.  Wide Neff induction hob with stainless steel extractor fan and light above.  Long polished white granite work surfaces with metro tiled splash back.  Large central granite topped island with granite upstand at both ends and long breakfast bar, pendant light point above.  Spot lights. Cotswold stone flooring with underfloor heating.  Window to front aspect.  
Living Area/Garden Room  (Triple aspect)  Cotswold stone flooring with underfloor heating.  Windows to either side aspect, one with view towards farmland.  Wide folding glazed doors opening onto rear terrace with views over the main garden.  Spot lights and wall lights.  Pine half stable door into:

UTILITY ROOM  (Well appointed)  Deep 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap and granite drainer.  Long polished white granite work surface with metro tiled splash back, cupboards above and below.  Recess and plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer.  Cotswold stone flooring with underfloor heating. Window to rear aspect.  T&G panelling.  Half glazed stable door to side driveway with external porch.  


LONG LANDING   Space for chandelier over stairwell, balustrade to side.  Window to front aspect with exposed lintel above.  Down lighters.  Access to loft space.  Stripped pitch pine panelled doors into bedrooms and family bathroom.  Traditional style radiator.

Bedroom (Large dual aspect double bedroom)  Exposed Flemish bond brick panel with oak edging to one wall.  Windows to side and rear aspect, one with distant view towards farmland.  Ceiling spot lights.  Traditional style radiator.  Open access into:
Dressing Area   Sliding full height mirrored doors to walk-in wardrobe.  Window to rear aspect.  Traditional style radiator.  Frosted glazed doors into:
Luxury En Suite Shower Room   White suite comprising twin moulded wash hand basins with mixer taps and drawers beneath, large heated mirror/light above with shaver point.  Low level WC.  Opening at end of frameless glass screen into large wet area with power shower.  Chrome towel radiator.  Down lighters.  Window to front aspect.  Tiled floor.

BEDROOM TWO  (Substantial dual aspect double bedroom)  Attractive cast iron Victorian fireplace, exposed brick chimney breast and tiled hearth.  Two sash windows at gable end.  Further window to rear aspect.  Down lighters.  Traditional style radiator.  Pine latch door into:
En suite Shower Room   White suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap on granite sill, tiled surround, mirror/light above.  Low level WC.  Sliding glass door into tiled enclosure with power shower.  Chrome towel radiator.  Window to rear aspect.  Down lighters. Tiled floor.  Traditional style radiator.

BEDROOM THREE  (Double bedroom)  Window to front aspect.  Spot lights.  Door to built-in cupboard with automatic light.  Traditional style radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR  (Single bedroom)  Window to rear aspect.  Down lighters.  Traditional style radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM  (Beautifully appointed)  White suite comprising twin moulded twin wash hand basins with mixer tap, drawers beneath, recessed mirror above with granite sill to front, exposed lintel and brick arch over.  Wall lights.  Panelled bath with central tap, tiled surround, wall mounted shower with glass screen to one end, recessed built-in TV to opposite end.  Low level WC.  Chrome towel radiator.  Window to front aspect.  Tiled floor.


Splayed block paved entrance off lane with attractive curved walling to either end.  Double timber gates opening onto generous gravel driveway interspersed with trees providing parking and access to front entrance porch.  Gate to side of house leading to rear garden.  External door at opposite end leads into:

PLANT ROOM   Housing oil fired boiler, water softener, pressurised hot water cylinder and manifold for underfloor heating.

Timber gates onto an extended gravel driveway leading to:

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE   Constructed of brick and part oak clad elevations beneath a tiled roof.  Twin barn style double doors with obscure glazing to front.  Fluorescent strip lighting.  Power points.  Window and personnel door to side.

FORMAL GARDEN  Curved Cotswold stone terrace opening onto a level lawn with an interesting variety of specimen trees and a well stocked herbaceous border to one side, screened from the road by low brick walling with a variety of pleached trees above.  The rear boundary is enclosed by tall close boarded fencing.  Gate to useful yard area at rear of garage with tiled log store and raised oil tank, all well enclosed by fencing.  


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.  Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.



VIEWING   Strictly by appointment with Evans & Partridge.   Tel. 01264 810702     property@evansandpartridge.co.uk      www.evansandpartridge.co.uk


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 in England at Agriculture House, High Street, Stockbridge SO20 6HF

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