Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20
A substantial detached period house, largely extended and now offers spacious light and airy family accommodation extending to over 3,200 sq ft with car barn and landscaped garden. The plot extends to 0.26 acres and the property is quietly situated within this popular village, close to the River Test and Stockbridge
A Grade II Listed detached house with brick/timber frame elevations beneath a slate roof. The well-presented accommodation comprises a reception hall, large drawing room with fireplace and formal dining area, sitting room with log burning stove and study area, morning room, large kitchen/breakfast room overlooking the main garden, separate utility, side lobby and wet room as well as a spacious fifth bedroom with en suite. The first floor offers four double bedrooms (three en suite and two with vaulted ceilings) which are all arranged around a spacious central landing with impressive wide floor boards and fireplace. Outside there is a large off-road parking area to the front of the property that lends itself to the creation of an attractive cottage garden, with double gates at one end of the house leading to a driveway and oak framed car barn. The rear garden has been attractively landscaped with a split level terrace and an interesting variety of specimen trees.
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.
Side slate covered ENTRANCE PORCH Exposed timbers. Panel front door with window leads into:
RECEPTION HALL (L-shaped) Picture window views over the rear garden. Flagstone flooring. Exposed oak ceiling timbers. Exposed former external corner of original building, framework with brick infilling. Coat hooks. Latch door into cupboard with fuse box. Further doors into open plan kitchen/breakfast room, utility and bedroom suite five.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM
Kitchen: Ceramic twin bowl Belfast style sink unit with mixer tap and polished granite drainer. Range of cream Shaker style high and low level cupboards and drawers incorporating deep pan drawers. Polished granite work tops with ceramic tiled splash back. Solid oak butcher block top with shelving above. Rangemaster with two ovens, grill and warming area with six ring gas hob and electric hot plate, extractor fan and light within hood above. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Recess and plumbing for washing machine. Shelving. Two large picture windows overlooking the attractively landscaped rear garden. Exposed ceiling timbers. Ceiling light point with spot lights. Part glazed double doors into morning room connecting to the main drawing room with formal dining area. Oak effect flooring.
Breakfast Area: Space for large table. Exposed ceiling timbers. Oak effect flooring. Part glazed double doors opening onto rear terrace and garden. Exposed framework and inset brickwork. Wall lights. Part glazed oak door into sitting room with adjoining study.
MORNING ROOM Part glazed double doors opening onto rear terrace garden. LED down lighters. Opening into:
SUBSTANTIAL DRAWING ROOM AND FORMAL DINING AREA
Drawing Room: Open brick fireplace with hearth and heavy oak mantel above. Two windows to front aspect. Exposed ceiling timber. Latch door into sitting room with adjoining study area.
Formal Dining Area: Space for large table. Picture window to front aspect. Wall lights. Ledged and braced latch door into wet room.
SITTING ROOM Open brick fireplace housing rolled steel log burning stove on stone hearth. Recess to either side of chimney breast. Turning staircase with balustrade to side rising to first floor with storage area beneath with light. Exposed white washed ceiling beams and timbers. Wall lights. Stainless glass window. Window to front aspect. Latch door into store room with shelf, light and coat hooks. Opening below exposed beam into:
Study Area: Exposed white washed ceiling beams and timbers. Two windows to front aspect. Wall light.
BEDROOM SUITE FIVE (Large double bedroom) Bay window and further window to front aspect. Exposed white washed beams and timbers. Latch door into:
En Suite Shower Room: White suite comprising pedestal wash and basin and low level WC with tiled splash backs. Tiled shower area. White washed ceiling beams. Spot lights.
UTILITY ROOM Roll top work surface with tiled splash back. Hand-built beech high and low level cupboards and drawers. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer. Recess and plumbing for washing machine. Space for dryer. Window overlooking rear garden. Exposed oak ceiling joists. Spot lights. Flagstone flooring.
SPLIT LEVEL SIDE LOBBY Terracotta tiled floor. Door to outside. Windows on two aspects. Cupboard with meter/fuse box. Latch door into:
WET ROOM Fully tiled with overhead shower and hand held attachment. Wash hand basin with mixer tap, mirror above. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Traditional radiator/towel rail. Window to rear aspect.
CENTRAL LANDING Exposed framework. Victorian style fireplace and exposed floor boards. Window to front aspect. Cupboard with pressurised hot water cylinder, expansion tank and slatted shelving. Upper landing with high ceiling and down lighters.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (Large double bedroom) Vaulted pegged oak ceiling. Window to rear aspect with stainless glass panes to either side. Built-in cupboards. Reclaimed floor boards. Latch door and step down into:
En Suite Bathroom: White suite comprising corner bath with seat and mixer tap/hand held shower attachment. Pedestal wash hand basin. Bidet. Low level WC. Ceramic tiled floor. Window. Down lighters. Heated towel radiator. Lockable door connecting bedroom four.
BEDROOM SUITE TWO (Large dual aspect double bedroom) Cast iron fireplace (not in use) Windows to front and rear aspect. Pendant light point. Exposed floor boards. Low door with glazed panel and step descending into:
En Suite Bathroom: White suite featuring four claw roll top bath with mixer tap/hand held shower attachment. Pedestal wash hand basin with shaver sock. Bidet. Low level WC. Ceramic tiled floor. Conservation light to rear aspect. Traditional towel radiator. Down lighters.
BEDROOM SUITE THREE (Double bedroom) High pegged oak vaulted ceiling and exposed framework. Window to rear aspect with stained glass panes to either side. Range of built-in cupboards. Door into:
En Suite Shower Room: White suite comprising contemporary wall hung basin with mixer tap, mirror and shaver socket. Low level WC. Folding door into tiled shower enclosure. Ceramic tiled floor. Part tiled walls. Wall light. Chrome towel radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR (Large double bedroom) Impressive exposed framework. Dormer window to front aspect. Exposed floor boards. Pendant light point. Hatch into loft space. Built-in wardrobe cupboard.
Wide gravelled area extending to front of property with topiary box hedging and ornamental tree, with granite sets marking the front boundary. Five bar gate and pedestrian gate to side gives wide vehicular access onto a gravel driveway passing the front entrance porch, widening to the rear of the property providing parking space.
OAK FRAMED CAR BARN Constructed of weather boarded elevations. Light and power connected.
MAIN REAR GARDEN Comprises a curved split level sandstone patio area with brick retained well stocked border to side. The surrounding garden is laid to lawn with further well stocked borders and an interesting variety of specimen trees, including wild cherry, three paperback birches, apple trees and photinia.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage to septic tank. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
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