Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20

Bungalow with 4 bedrooms

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£825,000

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Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20

A substantially extended individual detached bungalow offering extremely spacious accommodation featuring a beautiful reception hall with lantern and versatile living space, standing in secluded well stocked gardens with the benefit of a westerly facing rear aspect, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac setting within this popular village

DESCRIPTION

A unique detached bungalow that has been substantially extended over the years with accommodation amounting to 2278 sq ft.  The present owner has favoured maximising the living space as well as two large bedrooms suites, the principal having a sitting area, dressing room and en suite bathroom. There is however scope to easily partition off a study area to create a third bedroom, a fourth large bedroom could be formed in the office by installing a Velux window. The remaining accommodation features an impressive tiled reception hall with central lantern, which leads into a large inner and back hall, ideal circulation space and for the display of wall art.  There is a drawing room with fireplace, garden room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace and a kitchen with adjoining dining room. There is a cloakroom off the main central hall and a shower room with laundry cupboard for washing machine and dryer.  A driveway for parking dissects the well-stocked front gardens, whilst the rear westerly facing rear garden is large equally well-stocked and enjoys great privacy.

LOCATION

The property is situated in small close 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.

ACCOMMODATION

PORCH  Decorative wrought ironwork.  Step and part obscure glazed door into:

RECEPTION HALL  Porcelain tiled floor.  Central lantern with space for chandelier.  Window to front aspect with marble sill.  Open doorway with oak architrave into drawing room.  Pendant light point.  Wide opening into inner and rear hallway.  Cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder with slatted shelving.
 
INNER AND REAR HALLWAY  Spacious area with detailed ceiling coving.  Access to loft via hatch.  Wall light points.  Pendant light point.  Opening into bedroom hallway.  Half glazed door into dining room. Opening into study area/potential third bedroom (adjoining the garden room). Panel door into large office/potential fourth bedroom and cloakroom.

CLOAKROOM  White suite comprising corner wash hand basin with mixer tap, cupboard beneath. Low level WC.  Part ceramic tiled walls.  Quarry tiled floor.  Pendant light point.

DRAWING ROOM  Bay window to front aspect with low display sill.  Open fireplace with granite hearth, inset slate surround and pitch pine mantelpiece.  Wall light points.  Window to side aspect.  Opening into kitchen.

KITCHEN  Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer.  Roll top work surfaces with similar upstand.  Separate circular sink with mixer tap.  Comprehensive range of Shaker style high and low level cupboards and drawers incorporating four high level glazed display cabinets.  Central island with cupboards, drawers and storage beneath.  Basket drawers.  Slim-line cooker with double oven, grill, four ring hob, glass splash back and hood above.  Pendant light point.  White washed timber clad ceiling.  Picture window to side aspect.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Open arch walk-way and further arch to side into:

DINING ROOM  Ceiling light point with decorative rose.  Coving.  Oak flooring.  Half glazed door to rear hallway.  Opening into:

GARDEN ROOM  (Cosy reception room with vaulted ceiling)  Space for central chandelier/pendant light.  Glazed door with windows to either side opening onto rear terrace with views over the landscaped garden.  Open fireplace with Jetmaster fire box and slate surround.  Full width opening into:

STUDY AREA / BEDROOM THREE  Picture window overlooking rear garden.  Detailed coving.  Pendant light point.

OFFICE / POTENTIAL BEDROOM FOUR  (This could be converted into a double bedroom with the installation of a Velux sky light)  Deep alcove (ideal for conversion into a wardrobe cupboard).  Pedestal wash hand basin with glass shelf above.  Pendant light point.  

BEDROOM HALLWAY   Detailed coving.  Two pendant light points.  Door to principal bedroom suite, bedroom two and shower room.

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE  (Large double bedroom with separate sitting area)   
Bedroom  Picture window overlooking rear garden.  Coving.  Two pendant light points.  Oak flooring.
Sitting Area   Door into wardrobe cupboard.  Oak flooring.  Pendant light point.  Coving.
En Suite Bathroom   White suite comprising large corner bath with mixer tap and Jacuzzi jets.  Marble effect ceramic tiled floor and part tiled walls.  Mirrors.  Oval contemporary glass basin with mixer tap on glass topped wash stand with drawer beneath.  Internal casement window overlooking bedroom.  Chrome towel radiator.  Panel door into:
Dressing Room  Glazed doors to rear opening onto terrace and garden.  Vaulted ceiling with pendant light point.  Picture window to side aspect.

BEDROOM TWO  (Large double bedroom)  Small pane window to front aspect.  Two ceiling light points and wall light points.  Fuse box.  

FAMILY SHOWER ROOM   White suite comprising contemporary wash hand basin with mixer tap, cupboard beneath.  Low level WC.  Step up into wet area with glass screen, overhead and hand held shower attachment.  Textured porcelain tiled walls.  Obscure glazed window.  Louvre doors into laundry cupboard with plumbing for washing machine, space above for dryer.  Chrome towel radiator.  Pine clad ceiling with light point.  

OUTSIDE

Open access off the close onto tarmac drive leading to the front entrance and parking area, with dry stone walling to either side retaining herbaceous borders well stocked with bulbs, perennials, shrubs and specimen trees.  Area of lawn to one side with further well stocked borders.  The garden is well screened by fencing, hedging and trees.  Oil tank (recently replaced).

MAIN REAR GARDEN  This has the considerable benefit of a westerly aspect and comprises a semi-circular brick edged paved terrace with steps descending on the main lawn surrounded by colourful well stocked herbaceous borders and stepping stone/shingle pathways.  The garden is extremely private and is well screened on either side by high block walling and timber fencing with trellis above as well as neighbouring outbuildings.  Large raised area with curved retaining walls to rear boundary with curved steps to side rising to a Folly with corner brickwork, mullion windows and stone coins, useful storage beneath.
Upper Level  Laid mainly to scalping (the site of a former swimming pool).  Flower and shrub borders.  Aluminium frame greenhouse.  The area is well screened by high hedging.

SERVICES

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

DIRECTIONS     POST CODE  SO20 6LS.

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