Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
A charming semi-detached period cottage with a detached garden studio and ample off-road parking, standing in a beautiful garden with exquisite views to the rear over the attractive adjoining countryside and winterbourne known as the River Swift.
The North Wessex Downs – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
A Grade II Listed semi-detached period cottage. This characterful property has few rooms however benefits from a particularly large main room on both floors. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, large dual aspect sitting/dining room with beautiful fireplace housing a LPG fired stove. There is a unique free-standing kitchen with French limestone flooring, antique tiling, slate and granite work surfaces. To the first floor the landing gives access to a very large dual aspect double bedroom, also with fireplace, high ceiling and oak panelling to one wall. There is also a good size bathroom. Outside there is a generous area of off-road parking to the side of the cottage and a useful brick under tile former garage that has recently been converted into a garden studio which is well insulated, fully decorated, and benefits from limestone flooring with electric underfloor heating as well as a corner cloakroom. The main feature of the property is the attractive gardens from where stunning views are enjoyed across the adjoining countryside.
The property is situated within the village of Hurstbourne Tarrant (within the North Wessex Downs) and has a store, church, primary school, garage (for car sales only), public house with restaurant and rooms, veterinary practice and tea room. There are bus services to Newbury (about 10½ miles) and Andover (about six miles), with a more comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities. The nearby towns of Whitchurch and Andover have mainline railway stations providing fast services to London (Waterloo) as well as Newbury, and the A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to London via the M3 and to the West Country.
Rear tiled ENTRANCE PORCH Timber supports. Overhead lantern style light. Half glazed stable style door leading into:
ENTRANCE HALL French limestone flooring. Turning staircase with central runner and brass clips rising to first floor. Exposed white washed ceiling joists. Ceiling light point. Antique oak door with brass fittings and decorative carving into understairs cupboard with recess and plumbing for washing machine, shelf above. Built-in cupboard housing electric boiler and fuse box, cupboard above concealing meter. Panel door into open plan sitting/dining room. Open doorway into kitchen.
OPEN PLAN SITTING / DINING ROOM (Dual aspect double reception room) Open brick fireplace housing Jøtul cast iron LPG fired stove on stone hearth with decorative ceramic tiled surround. Recess to either side of chimney breast. Old brick flooring. Picture window to front aspect. Further window to rear aspect with stunning views down the Bourne Valley. Exposed framework to one wall. Exposed ceiling beam and joists.
KITCHEN (Charming bespoke free-standing kitchen) Belfast sink unit with antique ceramic tiled splash back and marble sills to either side. Polished granite stand with shelving and space/plumbing for slim-line dishwasher. Pine chest of drawers with rustic slate top and ceramic tiled splash back. Stoves free-standing cooker with two ovens, grill and four ring ceramic hob. Space under work top with tiled splash back for fridge. French limestone flooring. Exposed ceiling joists. Two ceiling light points. Window with wide oak sill to side aspect. Upright space-saving radiator. Exposed beams and framework.
LANDING Balustrade continues overlooking stairwell. Low window to rear aspect with stunning views up the Bourne Valley. Exposed beams and framework. Pendant light point. Panel door into large bathroom. Low door beneath truss into:
MAGNIFICENT DOUBLE BEDROOM High ceiling. Feature oak panelling to one wall and four poster bed. Picture window to front aspect, further window to rear aspect with glorious views across the Bourne Valley. Cast iron Victorian fireplace (not in use). Exposed wall plates and truss. Hatch into storage area.
LARGE BATHROOM White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with metro tiled splash back, glass sill, mirror above. Low level WC. Curved corner bath with tiled surround, wall mounted shower and curtain. Marble topped unit with drawers and storage beneath. Ceiling light point. Exposed truss and framework. Folding door into cupboard housing pressurised hot water cylinder with twin immersions, expansion tank and slatted shelving. Low window to front aspect.
Wide entrance off village road with mature mixed hedging to either side through twin five bar gates over a cattle grid onto a large shingle driveway providing ample parking.
THE GARDENS The side garden is level and laid to lawn, screened to front boundary by hedging. Mature conifer and weeping birch. Grassy banks of daffodils bordering the Bourne rivulet. Small area of front garden. Shingle areas surround the cottage with lawn and border well-stocked with perennials and shrubs, screened by woven hazel fencing and yew.
FORMER GARAGE / GARDEN STUDIO Constructed of white washed brick elevations beneath a pitched roof. Barn style double doors to gable end approached from the driveway. External power points. Outside tap. Small pane glazed double doors opening into:
Studio: Fully insulated and decorated studio. Limestone flooring with underfloor heating. LED down lighters. Window overlooking garden. Folding half glazed door into:
Cloakroom: White suite comprising wash hand basin, mirror above, cupboard beneath. Low level WC. Porcelain and metro tiled walls. Limestone tiled flooring with electric underfloor heating.
MAIN GARDEN Comprises a flint edged shingle area with mature shrub border, ideal for barbecues and entertaining. Level lawn with well-stocked borders to either side with ornamental and specimen trees. Substantial timber store at rear boundary with corrugated roof. The rear boundary is enclosed by post and wire fencing allowing stunning views from the garden across the Bourne Valley.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (shared). Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
POST CODE SP11 0AD. From Andover proceed down the hill towards Hurstbourne Tarrant and the cottage will be found on the right hand side just before reaching the bridge over the River Swift.
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