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Ibthorpe, Andover, Hampshire Sp11

3 bedrooms

A charming 3/4 bedroom detached period cottage on a quiet lane in the picturesque hamlet of Ibthorpe within the Bourne Valley and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Property Details

DESCRIPTION

An attractive detached Grade II listed cottage, constructed of brick/brick and flint elevations, under a thatched roof which has been in the ownership and occupation of a single family since 1946.  The characterful accommodation comprises an entrance porch, a reception room with inglenook fireplace and adjoining small sitting room, a dining room and a good-sized kitchen/breakfast room.  There is also a large utility room and adjoining cloakroom. On the first floor the principal bedroom (a good size double) is approached via another room, described as a dressing/sitting area, which could also serve as a fourth bedroom. There are two further good-sized bedrooms and a bathroom. Ceiling heights are reasonable throughout.  Outside there are very attractive front and rear gardens, and a single garage.  From the front garden there is an outstandingly attractive view to the east down the Bourne Valley.  Footpaths, including the Test Way, lead out of the hamlet in all directions, offering excellent and easily accessible walks in the surrounding countryside.


LOCATION

The property is situated in the Horse Shoe, a quiet lane in the sought-after hamlet of Ibthorpe.  This lane is used only for access to the houses on it.  The nearby village of Hurstbourne Tarrant has a store/Post Office, church, primary school, and a public house with restaurant and B&B.  A comprehensive range of shopping, educational, cultural and leisure facilities can be found in Newbury (11 miles), Andover (6 miles), and the cathedral city of Winchester (22 miles).  There are frequent trains from nearby Whitchurch and Andover to London (Waterloo), taking 65-75 minutes.  The M3, M4, A34 and A303 offer fast routes to London, Oxford and the North, the South Coast and the West Country.


ACCOMMODATION

Outside ship’s lantern light. Wood panelled door leads into:

FRONT PORCH  Charming small porch, with windows onto garden on two sides, and space for bench and small table.  Exposed knapped flint wall, and timber clad ceiling.  Pendant lamp.  Radiator.  Meter/fuse box. Small pane door into:

RECEPTION ROOM   Inglenook fireplace with a raised tiled hearth, and a beam and display sill above.  Deep recesses on both sides of the chimney breast, one with shelves, the other with a cupboard and glass shelves. Wide leaded window looking onto the front garden.  Exposed ceiling beam.  Herringbone parquet flooring. Wall lights.  Radiator.  Latch door into back hall.  Panelled door into:
 
SITTING ROOM   Exposed ceiling timber beam.  Large leaded window to front garden.  Wall lights.  Radiator.

BACK HALLWAY  Stable door to rear garden, with obscure glazing on upper half.  Window onto rear garden.  Three low doors into understairs storage cupboards.  Shelving.  Wall lights.  Radiator.  Gentle staircase with deep treads rising to first floor.  Panelled doors into kitchen/breakfast room and utility/laundry room.

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM   Corner area, ideal for family breakfast table, with views onto rear garden in two directions.  Range of high and low-level cupboards and drawers.  Space for dresser.  Stainless steel twin bowl sink unit with mixer tap and drainer.  Plate rack.  Glass shelving.  ‘Zenith 50’ slim-line double oven with grill and four ring ceramic hob.  Roll top work surface with ceramic tiled splash back.  Space for upright fridge/freezer.  Door into deep larder with window, vents, shelving, slate cold shelf and light.  ‘Grant’ oil fired boiler.  Three ceiling light points.  Radiator.  Panelled door into:

DINING ROOM  Exposed ceiling timber beam.  Small pane window to front aspect.  Wall lights.  Radiator.

LARGE UTILITY / LAUNDRY ROOM  Range of high- and low-level cupboards with roll top work surface.  Stainless steel sink unit with drainer to side, cupboard beneath, long work surface to one side with recess and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine beneath.  Diamond leaded window to rear aspect.  Down lighters.  Small access into loft space.  Latch door into:

CLOAKROOM  White suite comprising wash hand basin with ceramic tiled splash back and low-level WC.  Window with vents to rear aspect.  Down lighter.  Alcove (potential space for shower cubicle).

FIRST FLOOR

SPLIT LEVEL LANDING  Window to rear and side aspect.  Pendant ceiling light point. Low double doors into boarded eaves storage space. Doors to:

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM WITH SEPARATE DRESSING / SITTING ROOM

DRESSING / SITTING ROOM  (Good size dual aspect room, accessed from landing)  Leaded window to front.  Small pane window to rear.  Built-in double wardrobe cupboard.  Alcove with shelving.  Shelving under window to rear.  Basin with strip light above.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Wall lights.  Radiator.  Latch door into:

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM  (Double dual aspect room)  Low leaded window giving view of front garden and across the beautiful Bourne Valley.  High level small pane window overlooking the rear garden and views of the picturesque hamlet and countryside.  Exposed wall plate.  Built-in double wardrobe cupboard with alcove to side and wash hand basin with strip light above. Comprehensive display/book shelving.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Radiator.

BEDROOM TWO   Exposed timber beams.  Leaded window giving view of front garden and across valley.  Built-in double wardrobe cupboard with deep alcove to side with basin with strip light/shaver socket above.  Low level shelving.  Pendant light point.  Radiator.

BEDROOM THREE  (Dual aspect)  Windows giving views over the rear garden, the hamlet and countryside.  Door to cupboard with lagged copper cylinder, fitted immersion, shelving above.  Linen cupboard to side with double louvre doors and shelving.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Corner shelving.  Radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM  White suite comprising long cast-iron bath.  Wash hand basin with tiled splash back, strip light/ shaver socket above.  Low level WC with tiled splash back.  Mirror fronted cabinet, glass shelf to side.  Obscure glazed window to side aspect.  Access to loft space and cold-water tank via hatch. Ceiling light point.  Towel radiator connected to h/w system.
 

OUTSIDE

FRONT GARDEN

Attractive far reaching views down part of the Bourne Valley

Picket gate off Horse Shoe Lane onto paved path leading to front entrance.  The front garden is well enclosed by post, rail and wire fencing and extends the full width of the cottage.  Impressive wisteria to front.  Borders containing a variety of roses, lavender.  Level shaped lawn.  Contorted mature box tree, lilac tree and wedding cake tree.  Access along the gable end of the cottage with wood store.  Picket gate and gravelled path leads into:

REAR GARDEN  Picket gate leading onto Horse Shoe Lane.  Crazy paved path leads to the rear porch with 2 external lights and stable door into rear hall.  Flint well with timber canopy.  Crazy paved patio area.  Raised flower border retained by dry stone walling.  Step up onto level lawn, enclosed by fencing.  Fruit and specimen trees.  Raised oil tank with gravelled surround.

Access off Horse Shoe Lane onto concrete hard-standing leading to:

SINGLE GARAGE  Pre-fabricated concrete panel construction with profile corrugated roof. Barn style doors to front.

SERVICES

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


VIEWING IS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT WITH EVANS AND PARTRIDGE
Tel.  01264  810702    www.evansandpartridge.co.uk

DISCLAIMER

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.
3. No person in the employment of Evans & Partridge has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

Evans & Partridge is the trading name for Armstrong Partridge Limited (Company no. 10437262



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