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Kings Somborne, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20

3 bedrooms

A picturesque Grade II Listed period cottage requiring extensive modernisation together with a good size garden bordering a tributary of the River Test, situated in the heart of the village

Property Details

DESCRIPTION

A Grade II Listed detached period cottage, originally a farm cottage believed to be part of the Crown Hill Estate, constructed of white washed brick timber framework beneath a thatched roof, the front of which we understand was rethatched in 2013.   The cottage is reputed to be some 300 - 400 years old and this is the first time it has been placed on the open market since 1970, having been owned by the same family for the last 48 years.  The cottage has immense character with exposed beams, timbers, framework, part brick floors and oak plank flooring in the main bedroom. The property is in need of extensive modernisation but offers tremendous scope and potential to improve and potentially extending (subject to obtaining the necessary consents).  The accommodation comprises a reception hall with large walk-in store room (which could possibly be converted into a cloakroom), sitting room with fine inglenook fireplace and windows on two aspects and open entrance into a workshop with attractive exposed brick floor.  There is a separate dining room with inglenook fireplace, original bread oven and inset Rayburn with door leading into the kitchen.  To the first floor there is a spacious landing with potential to create a third bedroom, two double bedrooms and a bathroom with white suite.

LOCATION

The property is situated in the centre of the village, set back from the road.   King’s Somborne offers everyday facilities including a Post Office/store, primary school, church and public house.  The picturesque town of Stockbridge, traversed by the River Test, is just five minutes away to north and offers a variety of shops, Post Office, hotels and public houses, tea rooms/restaurants, churches, a doctors’ surgery and primary and secondary schools.   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.

ACCOMMODATION

Thatched PORCH  Small pane half glazed front door leading into:

RECEPTION HALL   Exposed timbers.  Shelf.  Panelled door into large walk-in store room with meter/fuse box and shelving.  Further panelled doors into:

SITTING ROOM  Inglenook fireplace with exposed beam over, brick hearth and small pane windows to either side.  Window to front aspect.  Exposed beams and framework.  Radiator.  Panelled door with staircase rising to landing.  Brick step with open entrance into workshop (potential study area) with exposed timbers, brick floor, shelving, fluorescent strip light, door leading to garden.

DINING ROOM   Inglenook fireplace with exposed beam over, bread oven to one side, raised hearth, inset Rayburn for cooking, hot water and one radiator.  Exposed beams and framework.  Small pane windows on two aspects.  Wall spot light.  Staircase rising to first floor.  Latch door to kitchen.  Further door leading into garden.

KITCHEN   Sink unit with double drainer, cupboard beneath.  Further range of low cupboards.  Exposed beams and timbers.  Window to front aspect.  Space for cooker and fridge/freezer.  

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING ONE  (Approached from sitting room, large area with potential to create a third bedroom).  Exposed floor boards.  Chimney breast.  Spot light.  Window to front aspect.  Built-in cupboard with hanging rail.  Latch doors to bedrooms one and two.

BEDROOM ONE  Fine exposed oak floor boards.  Window to front aspect.  Exposed beams and framework.  Secondary door to landing two.

BEDROOM TWO   Exposed chimney breast with window to either side.  Access to loft space.

LANDING TWO  (Approached from dining room)  Spot light.  Door into:

BATHROOM  White suite comprising pine panelled cast iron bath.  Wash hand basin.  WC with high level cistern and wooden seat.  Exposed beams and framework.  Plumbing for washing machine.  Access to loft space.  Window to side aspect.  Exposed floor boards.  Airing cupboard with slatted shelves, hot water tank and immersion beneath.

OUTSIDE

Mature gardens and grounds bordered by a tributary of the River Test

FRONT GARDEN   Screened to the front by mature hedging.  Grassed area with spring bulbs, flowers, shrubs, roses and three apple trees.  Trellis archway to one side with honeysuckle leading into rear garden.

REAR GARDEN  Well enclosed by mature hedging.  Laid to grass with spring bulbs, shrubs, plants and mature trees including crab apple, walnut and ash.

PARKING AREA  Approached from Froghall Lane (also a foot path)  leading to a grassed parking area providing space for several cars and ample space for garaging (subject to planning).  The rear boundary backs onto the Bourne rivulet, a tributary of the River Test.

Small lean-to covered area to rear of cottage with external door into store with light.  
Timber garden shed to lower boundary with paving 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.



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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