Kings Somborne, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20
A semi-detached four bedroom family house providing great scope and potential for improvement (STPP) standing in a large plot of about half an acre with views over the surrounding countryside, situated in a rural location on the edge of the village with easy access Winchester, Stockbridge and Southampton
A semi-detached chalet style property, set well back from the lane and featuring a large garden with direct access onto a footpath into the village of King’s Somborne and onto the renowned Test Way as well as a large separate vegetable garden, both with views over the surrounding countryside. The accommodation, which offers great scope and potential for modernisation and improvement in brief comprises an inner hallway, open plan living/dining room, kitchen with large family room/breakfast area and larder, four bedrooms and a shower room. Additional benefits include a timber garage, a brick built workshop/potential home office and freezer room.
The previous owners who resided at the property for many years landscaped the garden in an interesting Japanese style which has since become overgrown but could be reinstated or re-landscaped as preferred.
The cottage is situated in the quiet rural hamlet of Horsebridge in the Test Valley which has direct access onto the renowned Test Way. There is also a public house in the hamlet, however the nearby village of King’s Somborne offers everyday facilities including a Post Office/store, primary school, church and public house. In the other direction the village of Houghton also has a public house with garden fronting the river Test. The picturesque town of Stockbridge, traversed by the River Test, is just five minutes away to north, the abbey town of Romsey is approximately seven miles to the south, and the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are both within a half hour drive. There are also excellent road links to London and the West Country via the M3 and A303 and also to the South Coast.
Mainly glazed UPVC front door opening into:
CONSERVATORY Constructed of low Michelmersh brick plinths supporting UPVC glazed elevations beneath a thermos-plastic roof with two opening vents. Traditionally style radiator with display shelf above. Power points. Views over the front garden. Step up to pine stable style door with obscure glazed panel leading into:
OPEN PLAN LIVING / DINING ROOM
LIVING ROOM Corner brick open fireplace with raised ceramic tiled hearth, display sill above. Bay window with built-in seat to side aspect. T&G pine panelling to one wall. White washed T&G clad ceiling with inset LED down lighters. Long skirting style radiator. Full width opening into:
DINING ROOM Picture window to front aspect overlooking garden. Former fireplace (currently concealed) with recess to either side of chimney breast, both with built-in shelving, one with high level glass display shelving within arched recess. White washed T&G clad ceiling with inset LED down lighters. Skirting style radiator. Open arch leads into:
INNER HALL (L-shaped) Staircase rising to first floor with exposed balustrade to one side. Pine panelling to walls. Braced and ledged low door into deep understairs storage cupboard with light and shelving. Ceiling light point. Double radiator. Folding louvre door into kitchen/breakfast room. Sliding louvre door into bedroom four. Archway leading into:
LOBBY Coat hooks. Panelled door into main shower room (formerly a bathroom).
OPEN PLAN FAMILY KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM
KITCHEN Long stainless steel sink unit and drainer with mixer tap. Range of low level cupboards and drawers. High level ‘Creda Plan’ oven and grill with cupboard above. Separate ‘John Lewis’ ceramic hob with extractor fan and lights above. Roll top work surfaces, mainly with ceramic tiled splash back. Two recesses with plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. High level window to west aspect. Large pine dresser with space beside for upright fridge/freezer. Wide picture window to rear aspect enjoying views down the main garden and towards rolling countryside beyond. Panelled door into walk-in pantry with window to side aspect and comprehensive shelving. Part glazed wooden door into rear porch with wall spot light, window to rear aspect and half glazed UPVC door to garden. Opening beneath large chamfered archway into:
FAMILY ROOM / BREAKFAST AREA Open fireplace with quarry tiled hearth (not in use). Recess to either side of chimney breast, both with louvre doors concealing built-in cupboards. Space for large table. Ceiling light point with four directional spot lights. Double radiator. High level box shelving dividing the family/breakfast room and inner hall.
BEDROOM FOUR Window with side aspect overlooking part of garden. Deep alcove with fitted shelving. Pine door into cupboard. Pine panelling to one wall.
SHOWER ROOM (Large L-shaped dual aspect room) Window to side aspect. Two casement windows to rear aspect. White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and mirror fronted cabinet above with light. Corner low level WC. Wet area with wall mounted ‘Mira’ shower and glass screen. Part tiled walls. Large wall mirror with strip light/shaver socket above. High and low level cupboard with shelving between. Further mirror fronted cabinet. Ceiling light point. Double radiator.
LANDING Casement window to rear aspect with views toward rolling farmland and countryside. Sliding doors to principal bedroom, bedroom two and panelled door into bedroom three.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (Large double bedroom) Large picture window to front aspect overlooking garden to field beyond. Comprehensive range of fitted bedroom furniture comprising full height wardrobes, seat, display shelving with drawers beneath, bedside table to either side of cushioned clad headboard. T&G panelled ceiling. Pendant ceiling light point. Radiator.
BEDROOM TWO (Dual aspect) Dormer window to rear aspect with open views towards rolling farmland and countryside. Small window to side aspect. Stripped pine clad ceiling. Ceiling light point. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE (Dual aspect) Wide picture window to front aspect. Small window to gable end. Ceiling light point with three directional spot lights. Eaves recess for storage. Radiator.
Wide opening off village lane onto gravelled driveway. The front is screened by a mature beech hedge.
TIMBER GARAGE / WORKSHOP (Adjacent to road) Concrete base. Double doors to front. Windows to rear and side aspect. Half glazed personnel door.
Long flint edged gravelled driveway widening to side of property providing ample parking and turning. The front garden is divided into two areas.
Upper Area Gently sloping lawn. Rockery. Box hedging. Stepping stone path well screened to either side by tall hedging plants.
Lower Area Features magnificent mature copper beech tree with surrounding white shingle/pebble border with flint edging and retaining areas inspired by Japanese contemplation pool. Shrubs and grasses to side of the house. Raised oil tank. Gate and raised walkway beneath pergola with trellis to either side gives access into:
LARGE REAR GARDEN Designed originally in the style of a Japanese garden with a great variety of ornamental conifers, pebble/rockery areas, raised borders and walkways. Well screened on either side by close boarded fencing and tall hedging/trees. Fruit trees. Patio area. Pergola. Ornamental pond with waterfall and stone bridge with raised steps to side. Decorative wrought iron gate opening onto footpath leading into King’s Somborne and down towards the Test Way. Picket gate into:
ADDITIONAL LEVEL AREA OF GARDEN Four large raised vegetable beds. Shrubs and bushes. Well screened on all sides by hedging. Oak and ash tree. Two greenhouses.
FREEZER ROOM / STORE Located at the rear of the property and constructed of brick elevations beneath a felt roof. UPVC door and obscure glazed window to front aspect. Light and power connected.
STUDIO / HOME OFFICE Constructed of brick elevations beneath a profile felt roof. Large windows on two aspects. Raised paved area. Work bench/table. Shelving. Fluorescent strip lighting. Power points. Adjoining covered eating area.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
From Stockbridge proceed in a southerly direction on the A3057 through King’s Somborne. On leaving the village, turn right, signposted Horsebridge. The property will be found on the right hand side after a short distance.
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