Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20
An impressive detached converted barn offering beautifully presented light and airy accommodation and stunning vaulted ceilings in some of the main rooms, standing in a large mature garden with the benefit of a detached triple garage and ample parking, set back from the road in a private tucked away position within this highly sought after Test Valley village
An attractive barn conversion recently upgraded by the present owners who have installed a new air source heat pump central heating system with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, mainly beneath newly laid limestone. The property which cannot be seen from the road is approached via a long gravelled driveway and has the benefit of a triple bay garage with workshop area and a large warp-round garden with a south westerly orientation.
The property is situated in a beautifully quiet lane, the approach being shared with one other barn conversion within the highly sought after village of Houghton which has a strong community and delightful walks nearby traversing the River Test and on to the renowned Test Way. There is also an excellent recently renovated public house/restaurant (The Boot with a beautiful garden running down to the bank of the River Test) and a church. Further facilities can be found in the neighbouring town of Stockbridge (two miles) which offers a variety of shops, a Post Office, hotels, restaurants and public houses, churches, a doctor’s surgery and primary and secondary schools. 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 and the West Country. There are fast trains to London Waterloo (55 minutes) from the mainline railway station in Winchester (approx 11.5 miles).
SCHOOLING AND RECREATION There is excellent schooling (private and state) in the area. There is a junior and secondary school in Stockbridge as well as a junior school in the nearby village of Broughton; Kings and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College are located in Winchester and there are Grammar Schools in Salisbury. Additional reputable schools also include Farleigh Preparatory School, The Pilgrim’s School, St Swithun’s, Godolphin and Chaffyn Grove. There is excellent fishing on the River Test and golf courses in Longstock as well as two in Andover. There is polo at Tidworth, racing and light aircraft at Thruxton as well as horse racing at Newbury and Salisbury.
Steps descend to impressive full height glazed main entrance with central painted door and lantern style light to side leading into:
SPACIOUS RECEPTION HALL (Part divided by exposed timber posts) Limestone flooring. Limestone steps rise to the side of a frameless glass balustrade to double height dining hall. Panel latch door with exposed brickwork to side leads into sitting room. Open doorway with rustic oak architraves into long inner hall, also with limestone tiled flooring, leading to bedrooms two, three, four and family bathroom. Built-in cupboards with latch doors. Further latch door into cloakroom.
CLOAKROOM White suite comprising corner wash hand basin and low level WC with concealed cistern. Limestone flooring. Stainless glass window to side aspect.
DINING HALL Double height with high vaulted ceiling and exposed framework, queen post trusses. Glass balustrade overlooks reception hall. Full height windows with central door opening onto rear patio and main garden. Exposed Flemish bond brick work and rear of chimney breast. Steps with frameless glass balustrade rise to the first floor.
SITTING ROOM (Dual aspect reception room) Free-standing cast iron log burning stove on sandstone hearth with exposed brick chimney breast and oak display sill above. Exposed chamfered ceiling timber. Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with built-in high and low level cupboards. Window to rear aspect overlooking part of the main garden. Two further windows to front aspect. Limestone flooring. Wall lights. Ledged and braced latch door into:
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM (Dual aspect) Belfast style Franke ceramic sink unit with mixer tap, polished quartz drainer. Quartz work surface with similar upstand and tiled splash back. Solid oak wide peninsula unit with breakfast bar to one side. Range of high and low level pastel colour-washed cupboards and drawers. Integrated Bosch double oven and grill. Bosch four zone induction hob with extractor fan and light within hood above. Siemens wi-fi under-counter oven. Space and plumbing for American style fridge/freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Limestone flooring. Exposed upright timber and ceiling beams. Space for large family dining table. Long picture window at gable end overlooking the gardens. Further window to rear aspect overlooking garden. Stable door to front aspect with steps rising to a side terrace and main garden.
LONG INNER HALL Limestone flooring. Window to front aspect. Down lighters. Latch doors into bedrooms and family bathroom.
BEDROOM TWO Window to rear aspect overlooking main garden. Exposed beams and wall plate. Recessed LED down lighter.
BEDROOM THREE Window to rear aspect. Exposed wall plate and timbers. Built-in double wardrobe cupboard. Pendant light point.
BEDROOM FOUR Window to rear aspect. Exposed wall plate, lintel and framework. Built-in double wardrobe cupboard. Low door into void beneath dining hall. Pendant light point.
FAMILY BATHROOM (Well appointed) Contemporary white suite comprising panelled bath with tap, controls, bottle recess, overhead shower and glass screen. Wash hand basin with mixer tap. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Oak display sill with mosaic tiled splash back, space for mirror above. Limestone flooring. Window to front aspect. Beams. Recessed LED down lighter.
LANDING Frameless glass balustrade continues overlooking reception hall. Library area to one end with high vaulted ceiling with exposed framework and window to rear aspect. Cupboard housing pressurised hot water cylinder and expansion tanks, working in conjunction with the newly installed air source heat pump. Door into principal bedroom suite. Stripped panel latch door with full height glazing to either side opening into study. Open access to side of chimney breast with wind brace to one side leading into:
SUBSTANTIAL TRIPLE ASPECT DRAWING ROOM WITH FORMAL DINING AREA High vaulted ceiling, exposed framework and beams. Full height wide glazing to gable end overlooking main garden. Further casement windows to either side aspect. Open brick fireplace with log burning stove on stone hearth with exposed beam above and oak display sill over. LED spotlights illuminate the beams.
STUDY / BEDROOM FIVE (Extending above the reception hall) High vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and features full height full width window to front aspect. Latch door into storage cupboard.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE
Hallway/Dressing Area range of cupboards to either side. Down lighter. Opening within rustic oak architrave into:
Bedroom (Substantial triple aspect bedroom) Feature high vaulted ceiling and exposed framework. High level apex glazing to gable end. Deep windows to either side aspect. High door into large boarded loft area (offering scope for conversion into a dressing room or further study area). Latch door into:
En Suite Bathroom Contemporary white suite comprising double ended bath with mixer tap. Wash hand basin with mixer tap on sill with mirror/light above. Low level WC. Corner glass/tiled shower enclosure with overhead and hand held attachment. Part tiled walls. Porcelain tiled floor. Lit bottle recess with mirrors. Wide window to rear aspect. Chrome heated towel radiator.
Landscaped gardens and grounds amounting to about 0.4 acres
Shared initial approach with adjoining barn leading to large gravelled area providing extensive parking. Steps with dwarf brick walls to either side descending to front entrance. Lawned area to one side with high hedging and borders containing a variety of shrubs and plants. Picket gate to opposite side leading onto paved terrace with brick insets. Steps to one side descending to kitchen/breakfast room. Wide open entrance into:
MAIN GARDEN The garden is mainly laid to lawn for easy maintenance with borders containing a great variety of shrubs, plants and mature trees. Outside lighting. Outside tap. External meter cupboard.
GARAGING / WORKSHOP Brick/block construction with timber clad elevations beneath a pitched tiled roof. Three up and over doors. Ample space for work bench. Four fluorescent strip lights. Power points. Three windows to rear aspect. Door and window to side aspect.
Brick capped wall to side of garage with timber gate leading to wheelie bin/storage area and heavy duty plastic oil tank.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
POST CODE: SO20 6LL. From Stockbridge proceed in a westerly direction on the A30 (towards Salisbury) and after passing over the River Test, Turn left, signposted Houghton. Continue for approximate two miles, passing ‘The Boot’ public house on the left hand side. Proceed round the right hand bend and turn right into a gravelled drive immediately before a black timber clad garage on the right hand side.
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